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Sunday, August 12, 2007


Since we had all of about 4 tv channels when I was a kid, I saw more episodes of Mike Douglass and Merv Griffin then I care to admit. Mike passed away a couple of years ago and now Merv joins him on that great talk show set in the sky this weekend. Before he hosted a talk show and made millions off of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, Griffin was a big band singer. Go on it sing know the words.


O.M.O.M. said...

Ahh, the days of just getting the big 3, PBS and whatever UHF stations that your antenna could pick up. The sound of the antenna rotor turning is a fond memory from my youth, along with the "ca-chunk" of an 8-track player changing programs. My kids couldn't survive if the were unable to view Full House and Hanna Montanna at least 46 times per day.

E. S. Furniss said...

When I tell my kids about those days they have this look of horror in their they can't understand how we only watched cartoons on Saturday mornings...or that if you watched a movie on tv it was hosted by a clown or a guy dressed like Superman but with a big red clown nose.

I do have to say....there were some perks to those hand full of channel days. The after school programming was usually chock full of classic tv reruns and the primetime shows were a heck of a lot better.

Plus the only reality tv we had was Battle of the Network Stars which was dominated by America's greatest living actor, Robert Conrad.