Thursday, October 27, 2022

Knights and Aliens

Began the morning with breakfast and Halloween Hall of Fame. This is another vintage Disney special Mom taped for us, this time off of our local Fox channel around 1987. Johnathan Winters is a security guard who discovers a jack-o'-lantern (also Winters) hiding in a crystal ball among props at the Disney studio. Seems Jack thinks Halloween's gotten too tame lately. Winters directs him to "Trick or Treat," "Pluto's Judgement Day," and most of "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to prove otherwise.  

Worked on writing for a while after I finished breakfast. Brett complains to Ross that Mark Goodson was always humorless and never really understood Match Game, and it seems his son is a chip off the old block. Ross agrees with her, but also adds that he's just the host, and it's not his place to say. 

Broke around 1 for lunch and Z.O.M.B.I.E.S 3. I go further into the final film in Disney's series of teen horror parables at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

Headed straight to work after the film ended. Work was a little bit busier than it has been the past few days, but still not that busy. Once again, by the end of the night, it died so fast, I spent my last few minutes putting away cold items people didn't want. 

Went right into dinner and Match Game '77 when I got home. Maybe Buzzr's not as cowardly as I thought. They switched right back to the week with Ed Asner and Debralee Scott. Someone must have been sleeping over the controls yesterday. At any rate, there was a lot of messing around with the microphones in this episode, including Richard "accidentally" smacking his sleeves into his. Richard also has trouble with "Are You __" in the Head-to-Head, and his frustration will spill over into the next episode...

Took a shower, then finished off the night with more vintage Halloween episodes. Addison and the residents of Seabrook aren't the only humans to encounter aliens. In the fourth season Perfect Strangers episode "Aliens," Larry dreams Balki is a far less benevolent extraterrestrial after watching 12 hours of horror movies during a Halloween party.

Michael Knight has a spooky holiday of his own in the third season Knight Rider episode "Halloween Knight." Mechanic Bonnie thinks she saw a woman being strangled by a gorilla in the apartment across from hers. Michael investigates, only to find no one there. Someone is out to frighten Bonnie out of her new apartment, throwing out everything from the victim floating in her bathtub to a gremlin-like face that speaks backwards. Michael and KITT try to figure out who's out to get Bonnie, before she's the killer's next victim. 

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