Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Sunshine and Matches

Began the morning with a quick breakfast and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. "Minnie Red Riding Hood" wants to take a bowl of her Minnie-stroni Soup to an ailing Goofy. The others help her avoid the Big Bad Pete, who will do anything to get that tasty-smelling soup!

Headed out short after the cartoon ended. Thank goodness I'm bagging and pushing carts for the rest of the week. It was too nice of a day not to! The weather got absolutely gorgeous, breezy, bright, and very warm, probably into the lower 70's by noon. Needless to say, between the beautiful day and this being the end of the month, we were only busy around the noon rush hour, and even that didn't last. I even had some help later. I was in and out with no trouble whatsoever.

The weather was so beautiful, I took the long way home down Nicholson to enjoy it. They were only busy around the entrance to the Audubon Crossings Shopping Center and the Hispanic church. Otherwise, it was smooth sailing. Everything is soo green now. The trees drip with spring green leaves and pale brown or red seed pods. Gardens overflow with tulips, azaleas, and rhododendrons in every color of the rainbow. 

As soon as I got home, I changed and put on Pluto TV to watch Buzzr...but for some reason, their Buzzr is acting really strange. The image keeps moving way too fast and gets so far ahead of the audio, they end up skipping. It's only doing it on Buzzr, too. I tried a few other channels, and they were all fine. Even the commercials were fine. Just not the shows.

I finally gave up and put on Can't Help Singing instead. I go further into this western romantic comedy featuring Deanna Durbin in her only Technicolor feature at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Worked on writing for a bit after the movie ended. Ira Skutch, the head of the railroad, is in a heated argument with Mayor Allen Ludden, the head of Televisa City. Ludden wants Ira's boss to sell off some of his land and Governor Todman to lower taxes. Skutch claims his boss needs that money for railroad expansion, so more people can come out and live in their fair city.

Broke to make turkey burgers and steamed broccoli for dinner, along with that pasta salad. Buzzr still wasn't working, so I flipped upwards to The Price Is Right. Buzzr has a vintage Price channel, and other than a bobble or two, that worked just fine. The episodes on the channel are from the early 80's, probably around 1983. Johnny Olsen is still the announcer and Bob still has dark hair, but other things remain the same. We still have mini-games, goofy Showcase Showdowns (the first one had a skit with the models as umpires at an umpire convention; the prizes were what the audiences at the ball games threw at them over their calls!), and familiar games like the Poker Game, the Grand Game, and the eternally complicated Check Game that even Bob has trouble explaining.

Finished the night online with the Match Game episodes I wasn't able to catch on Buzzr earlier, plus a good early PM show. Match Game '79 started off with Brianne Leary doing an amazingly limber headstand. She's more nervous when called on to match "__ Cement" in the Head-to-Head. Betty White is less happy about a joke about her husband Allen Ludden being so out of touch, he doesn't know that __ is over in Match Game PM. She's happier singing an impromptu prison number for a jail question.

One of my favorite Match Game PM episodes debuted very early in the series...and alas, a bad tape prevents it from being seen anywhere but YouTube nowadays. It's pretty similar to the "Admiral Color TV" incident, only this time, Richard insists that "Burns and Cuts" is on the Audience Match board and Gene doesn't think it is. Once again, of course, Richard is right, to the thunderous applause of the audience and Gene's general annoyance! 


Linda said...

Emma, I am watching Buzzr on Pluto right now (4/28, 3 p.m.) and it seems to be okay today.

Emma said...

Yeah, I discovered that after I got home from work on Wednesday.