Wednesday, 1 September 2004

My so-called TV watching

I've gotten burned over Cheryl Tiegs,
Blown up for Raquel Welch.
But when I end up in the hay it's only hay, Hey Hey.
- Lee Majors, "The Unknown Stuntman", theme song for "The Fall Guy"
Was thinking about all the random TV shows I watched as a kid. There are loads of shows that everyone watched, of course, but then there are some in there that no one seems to ever talk about anymore. My dad was particularly addicted to "The Fall Guy", so I watched along. In conversation I've heard references to other 80s TV shows, such as "T.J. Hooker", but nary a peep about a show like "The Fall Guy", even though it did go on for about 5 seasons. I wonder if this is just a function of the TV-watching habits of the people I hang out with?

Other obscure series I was really into: "Misfits of Science" (starring a pre-"Friends", heck, pre-Ace Ventura Courteney Cox), "Herman's Head", and "Profit". All admittedly a lot more short-lived than "The Fall Guy", but boy, I'd love to see a cable channel that collected all these remnant short-lived shows. I'd call it Detritus.




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