Saturday, April 04, 2020

April Showers and Matches

Began the day at work. This time, I spent the entire morning outside with the carts. The weather wasn't nearly as pleasant. It was cloudy and still windy; though the clouds were dark and heavy, it thankfully never did anything worse than a mild shower. Two teenagers and a college student arrived later in the day to help with the carts and the outside chores, and the head bagger handled the cleaning. Glad I did have more help. By the end of the morning, the carts were vanishing faster than I could deal with them. I thought people weren't supposed to be going anywhere! They still aren't listening about moving in the right direction in the store, either.

Went straight home after work. Had the last of the thin-crust pizza from last night while watching Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Dan's still getting used to having his little sister Margaret around and sharing his parents in "Time for Daniel." He really wants his folks to play with him and hear his story, but he learns that he has to wait while they help his sister and to include her in his games. "There's Time for Daniel and Baby Too" when Prince Wednesday visits, and Dan is upset that he'd rather play with Margaret than him.

Worked on writing for an hour after I ate. Richard and Charles follow a beautiful voice into the kitchen, where they find Fannie dancing to a song she's singing, her eyes closed as she dreams. Richard takes her in his arms and waltzes with her while Charles picks up the song. Fannie's shocked to find them both there when Richard kisses her. She tries to shoo them away, but Richard's too smitten to heed her...and Charles is a little jealous...

Finished off the night with more Match Game Marathons. Debralee Scott is best known today for playing the tough wife of clumsy cadet Fackler in the first and third Police Academy movies and for her roles in the sitcoms Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Welcome Back, Kotter, but game show fans know her as a witty and adorable panelist and a very good player. She made a later start than most of the semi-regulars, not appearing on the show until 1976, but she proved to be so popular, Bill Anderson wrote a song about her (accompanied by Charles and Brett) by the end of the week.

She's another one who really did her best work in later episodes. Action show star Bart Braverman spent a week in late 1980 picking on her and throwing cards at her back, ending with her literally attacking him (and him grabbing her for a kiss) by Friday. She also made some pretty darn amazing matches, including one on a 1981 PM show for 20,000.

Here's Debralee's marathon, so you too can watch Debralee flirt and fight with contestants and panelists alike! Tomorrow's marathon revolves around other vintage game show hosts who appeared on Match Game. Look for beloved favorites like Bill Cullen, Allen Ludden, Jack Narz, Tom Kennedy, Bob Barker, and many others!

The Best of Debralee Scott on Match Game Marathon 1976 - 1982

Finished the night with my review of the Cannon Movie Tales fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, which I go into greater detail on at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Family Fun Saturday - Rumpelstiltskin (1987)

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