Saturday, August 19, 2023

Muppets and Matches

Started off the morning with breakfast and The Muppet Show. Dudley Moore appeared in the first season with a squat robot that could play any music. This didn't endear him to the Electric Mayhem, despite Moore being a musician himself. It's even less popular with the others when the robot starts creating music cues at the worst possible times, including during "Pigs In Space."

Headed out to work shortly after the episode ended. Work was almost exactly the same as yesterday - busy during rush hour, but otherwise dull. Not only does the weather remain beautiful, but it's still the middle of the month. There simply isn't much going on. Everyone is on vacation. Had a few bobbles with some annoying customers and I did almost get out late, but other than that, there were no problems.

Considering how dead we've been all week, I'm not surprised that my hours have been cut way back again. In fact, I only work three days this week, Wednesday and the weekends. That's not entirely a bad thing. I won't have to call out for my interview at Voorhees Township, and I can go see Blue Beetle, the last movie coming out this summer I have any interest in. 

Did some grocery shopping afterwards. Found fudge-topped shortbread cookies on the bakery clearance rack. Picked up a smaller shelf-stable box of coconut milk, since last week's bottle ended up going bad before I could finish it. Grabbed two small bags of clementines that were on a good sale. Restocked yogurt. 

Finished the night on YouTube with dinner and the Saturday Match Game Classics marathon. Character actor David Doyle is best-known today as Bosley, the assistant to Charlie in the original Charlie's Angels. He started off on Match Game in mid-1978, a few weeks before Richard Dawson left. Doyle was good friends with Brett Somers, which is why he always sat on her right or left. He always seemed to have a lot of fun on the show, even when his answers weren't the best. 

Some of his best appearances were on PM episodes. He was there to greet that charming little old man named Tiger and watch Richard drool over a very pretty contestant who was all of nineteen. He got to help a gentleman who wrote best-selling cookbooks with "__ Mountains" in the Head-to-Head. He regaled Brett and Charles with his Sydney Greenstreet impression and explained how he got his growl of a voice to begin with. 

It's no mystery why everyone's favorite lovable Angel's assistant is popular on the show with viewers and panelists alike. Check out the best from Bosley in this very funny marathon!

And here's tonight's review for Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird!

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