September 14, 2004

A La Recherche Watch

This evening I caught part of a Dave Letterman rerun on the Trio Channel. It was a 1986 show featuring Jonathan Winters, viewer mail and Kevin Sandborne sitting in with Paul and the Band.

Damn, thems was the days. I don't watch much tee-vee and never have. But in the mid-80's when I was in college, Thursday night was a solid NBC lock. Remember that?

8:00 - The Cosby Show. (Before it got weird.)
8:30 - Family Ties. (Ditto.)
9:00 - Cheers. (Okay, I thought Shelley Long was seriously hot in a repressed-English Major way. We were all extremely emotionally involved over whether she and Sammy would ever get together.)
9:30 - Night Court. (I must be the only person who preferred Ellen Whatsername to Markie Post.)
10:00 - Hill Street Blues. ("Let's be careful out there." All police dramas since then pale in comparison.)
11:00 - 12:30 - Minimal study to skate through Friday classes. Or else just starting the weekend early. Oh, and don't forget to order the pizza.
12:30 - Dave Letterman. Viewer Mail night. How's it hanging? Sky-cam. Chris Elliot as the Guy Under the Seats. Throwing things off a ten story building. Bud Melman.


Posted by Robert at September 14, 2004 11:35 PM | TrackBack

Wow! Thanks for the memory. I don't think TV had a better character than Alex P. Keaton.

And why was dropping watermellons off a tower so stinkin' funny?

Posted by: Gordon at September 15, 2004 08:40 AM

Thank Heaven for Nick at Night!

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at September 15, 2004 12:34 PM
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