Saturday, March 19, 2022

Laughing Matches

Got a later start this morning, but I did give myself enough time to call Clinical Neuropsychology Associates again. Once again got their phone and left a message. Grabbed a quick breakfast and dashed out shortly afterwards.

Work was pretty much the same as yesterday - only busy during rush hours. It was supposed to rain all day here, but the rain didn't come. While it did cloud over a few times, it mostly remained sunny and warm for the entire afternoon. Not only is it too nice for a lot of shopping, but as I said yesterday, the only thing going on right now is March Madness. Managed to get in and out with few problems other than some grumpy customers.

Went straight home after that, changed, and had the plate of leftovers I set up for myself yesterday while watching Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. "Daniel Explores Nature" when he spends the day outside with his family. He watches a cardinal and his mate build a nest, then tries to help with Katerina when the next falls out of the tree. O and X the Owl take him on "Daniel's Nature Walk" in the rain. They see shiny worms squirming on the dirt and catch sight a beautiful rainbow after the rain passes.

Started working on my review of The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking after I got online. I go further into this family musical from 1988 at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

Finished the night online with Buzzr's Let's Laugh Marathon. This year, they kept the marathon to the night hours, instead of going all day. We started off with TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 2, which apparently hasn't been seen since its original broadcast in 1985. William Shatner hosted this one. 

Garry Moore and Steve Allen turned up to discuss some of the crazier Mystery Guests to appear on early panel shows What's My Line? and I've Got a Secret, like Ronald Regan and Johnny Carson. Bob Barker talks about how wild the contestants could get when they "come on down!" on The Price Is Right, and about all the trouble his models (mainly poor Holly Halstrom) often have demonstrating the prizes. Bert Convy explains just how salacious some of the answers on Tattletales could get, including two absolutely hilarious responses from Gene Rayburn's wife Helen. Bill Cullen talks about the wacky responses he got from kids on the short-lived Child's Play, and some of the word descriptions kids gave in the longer-running English version, too. Shatner also shows us some of the crazier responses to surveys in Family Feud

Despite Match Game not being mentioned in the special, it was still the show Buzzr kicked off with. This is only the second episode I've seen them show from 1973. Gene sports a hideous red and green plaid suit that's so awful, even the panelists make fun of it. (Jack Carter says it looks like "a station break in Poland.") There was an episode from '75 too.

Password Plus was the infamous "French episode." Dick Martin answered an episode "French," only to end up getting a lesson from host Tom Kennedy and the judges on the differences between "France" and "French." Bert Convy actually managed to break his question machine on a Super Password from 1986. Good thing Pat Harrington, who played a handyman on One Day at a Time, was there to "fix" it!

Oh, and it did finally rain...around 8 PM, long after I'd already gotten home and was upstairs. It's rained off, sometimes heavily, since tnen. 

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