Happy New Year my retro friends! I know many of us had a crazy, crazy, crazy 2018 but let’s start 2019 off with some choice tv to look forward to: Stranger Things 3! Watch the promo for the official release date from Netflix:
Another classic you don’t hear mentioned too often anymore…
Courtesy MaMaClips’s Channel
One of those fluff shows Paul Reiser got an early start on as one of two opposites who find out they both might be the father and end up co-raising the daughter (Stacey Keach) in typical sitcom style.
The Love Boat, to me as a kid, had the longest possible opening ever. How many stars could they squeeze within a one-show segment and still have a storyline? Turns out quite a few. Here are some highlights from the 1980 Christmas episode.
And this cute clip featuring Judith Barsi (voiced Ann-MArie in All Dogs go to Heaven) from the 1986 Christmas episode:
And on we boldly go to part 2 of 3…
This cute little special was actually aired in 1970 but still had airplay through the 80s.
Courtesy Masterblaster T
Idents and bumpers- in the States we don’t have so much of the Christmas versions of tv logos, it’s more themed-commercials unless you count the kids’ networks. But in the UK the holidays bring out the excuse for more animation! Check out this neat- albeit shaky- compilation of BBC1, BB@ and ITV holiday idents and continuity bumpers.
I’ve never seen the entirety of what’s hailed as a Christmas special disaster but even as someone who’s not into Star Wars, I expected better. The camp factor- through the roof. And that’s probably why we all want to watch it, if only for all of Chewbacca’s family. Here’s a collection of highlights.
Star Wars Holiday Special courtesy Martin Jensen