Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Password Is "Romance"

Got so into finishing To Die But Once, it was 10:30 before I finally got out of bed. Blockbusters was already going into its regular rounds when I made scrambled eggs and orange slices for breakfast. The solo woman champ finally met her match in a grandmother-grandson pair. It was a close match, especially in the first round, but they ended victorious.

Switched to Mickey and the Roadster Racers at Disney Plus. Mickey and the gang are "Going Upppp!" when they compete in the first-ever Hot Dog Hills Hot Air Balloon race. Pete's thrilled when his equally sneaky aviator cousin Sky Commander Peterlovsky joins him to sabotage the others...but learns a lesson about cheating when his cousin tries to get him out of the race, too. Mick and Goofy are hoping for some quality time together when they've "Gone Fishin'," but the others just have to come along for the ride and disrupt their trip.

Headed out the door shortly after the cartoon ended. I wanted to run a quick errand while the weather remained decent. It was still sunny when I strolled to Dollar General, and even warmer and more humid than yesterday. It was in the mid-80's by almost noon. I stepped into the air conditioning to buy Cool Whip for dessert, hand soap for the kitchen (the bottle currently there was almost empty), muffin cups, and my favorite pecan roll.

Thank heavens there was a package waiting for me when I arrived at home. The Allen Ludden/Betty White biography I ordered two days after my birthday finally appeared. It's the last of the three Adam Nedoff-penned game show host biographies. I thought I'd save it for spring, a time of love...since Betty and Allen's story seems more romantic to me than any romance novel!

(Oh, and it started raining shortly after I got in, and has continued raining off and on for the rest of the day. The wind and rain got so bad at one point, I had to close the windows.)

Went online to check a few things, then made a Cocoa-Banana Smoothie for lunch. Watched Red Garters while ate, and later while making Lemon-Sesame Muffins. I go further into this truly bizarre stylized western satire at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Pluto TV was starting to act weird again, so I switched to watching Buzzr on The Roku Channel for the rest of the day. Came in just as Richard Moll gave his contestant a rather dark look as he gave a clue on Super Password. They did eventually get the puzzle, over soap opera star and singer Gloria Loring and her contestant. 

Milton Berle and his delightful wife Ruth and Amanda Blake and her gruff animal-tamer husband Frank Gibert were the big winners on Tattletales today, over Orson Bean and his wife Carolyn Jones. We had another wild game on Press Your Luck. At least the lady who won actually walked away with money this time, over 16,000 of it, and only one Whammy she got rid of in the second round. 

Worked on writing for a while after the show ended. Ira grills Richard, telling him more-or-less that he should do what his predecessor Sheriff London didn't and leave the railroad alone. Richard doesn't like being threatened, but he's not fond of violence, either. He shot those men in defense. 

Broke for dinner at 6:30. Match Game '79 started with Gary helping a contestant try to get 10,000 with "Bless Your __." The male contestant that joined her later just didn't seem to grasp the game, giving lousy answers to questions like what happens when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has to cut back on singers. Brett pointed out Gene's beloved wife Helen in the audience on a Match Game PM from 1978.

Sale of the Century was far closer than it has been the past few nights. Though the champ bought both Instant Bargains and the Instant Cash, the lady won a Fame Game and the other man pushed him all night. In the end, he pulled ahead and won the Speed Round, but still had trouble with the Bonus Round.

Ended online with Hart to Hart on The Roku Channel. Max is "The Wayward Hart" when he goes off to somewhere other than Vegas after Johnathan and Jennifer tease him about being predictable. Johnathan regrets his joking when he's told the cigar he bought Max is actually toxic, and they end up trying to track Max down before he can smoke it. 

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