Saturday, July 22, 2023

Rushed Harvest

Got a quick start this morning with breakfast and more Camp Minnie. "Extreme Minnie Golf" has Millie and Melody showing off increasingly wild putts at Minnie's mini golf course. Those wild putts turn out to be more useful than they thought when they have to get their tent down in a hurry. A squirrel snitches popcycles from Daisy's new ice cream cart in "The Great Treat Heist," but it turns out he has a reason for wanting them. "A Bouncing Baby Butterfly" will emerge from a chrysalis, if Minnie, Daisy, and Cuckoo Loca can save it from the raging rapids and waterfall!

Rushed out to the Collingswood Farm Market after the cartoons ended. It was an absolutely stunning day, sunny, windy, no humidity, and in the lower 80's, just about right for this time of year. No wonder they were packed with people looking for produce and dairy products for barbecues and family get-togethers. Decided to try yellow apples instead of peaches or plums. Also grabbed Colby cheese, blueberries, cherries, and more of those super-sweet multi-colored cherry tomatoes. Made a small bouquet of carnations and sweet William for a friend's birthday tomorrow at the flower seller's. 

Went straight home and into lunch and The Legendary Super Power Show. Mirror Master uses reflective surfaces to trap the Super Friends in the sixth dimension. Asian wind warrior Samurai has his own way of making Mirror Master see a "Reflection In Crime." There's "No Honor Among Thieves" when Lex Luthor convinces Darkseid to help him strip the power from the Super Friends...but he has his own intentions for the powerful alien as well. "Mr. Mxzptlik and the Magic Lamp" has the infamous imp making a thief believe he's the genie of the lamp. They steal everything they can get their hands on, until Batman catches on and figures out how to turn the tables on them.

Work was a little less trouble than it has been the past few days. This time, the problem wasn't the customers. My registers gave me fits. The first register I was in ran out of coins. The second ran so slow, I had to move. To my horror, I also discovered they wanted to count my money at the end of the day. I swear I check every large bill on a machine when I get it. They claimed there were counterfeit bills in my register. I honestly have no idea how that happened. I'm so embarrassed. 

Rushed home as quickly as I could. Changed and went right into Tangled: Before Ever After. I go further into the musical special that introduced the Disney Channel TV show Rapunzel's Tangled Adventures at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

Finished the night at YouTube with tonight's Match Game Saturday Classics marathon. One of the first episodes was a tribute to singer Tony Bennett, who passed away the other day. He had one of the longest careers in show business history, dating as far back as the 50's. One question had Richard imitating Bennett singing his best-known hit, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." The Match Game version was "Brett left her __ In San Diego." 

The remaining shows brought out other members of the staff on-set, even just accidentally. My favorite from this round was my other favorite episode from the end of the CBS run in 1979. One contestant got so excited, she almost literally dragged Gene Rayburn around. Gene dashed behind the set to escape her, but Nipsey Russell had no problems grabbing her for a squeeze! "If you won't take advantage of that jumping," he told Gene, "then I will!"

Charles read about the Rose Bowl being changed to the Vine Bowl, while two guys spray Gene's shoes so he doesn't pick up static electricity in an episode from 1980. Gene learned a few tap dancing steps from a contestant in 1981, and didn't do too badly. Poor Ross Schafer gets increasingly injured after a fall on Match Game '91, to the point where he's in a sling and a neck brace by the end of the episode. Even Charles admired the brief halter top on a beautiful and well-endowed contestant in 1974. A sorority cheering on a question about a sleazy fraternity nearly turns a 1976 episode into a circus. 

The last episode was one of the most adorable later nighttime shows. The male contestant was a little old gentleman who called himself Tiger and was so charming, even the young woman next to him claimed they were engaged. David Doyle just hopes he does well enough with "Pawn __" in the Head-to-Head. (Incidentally, this was the PM episode for the 1979 week with Loretta Swit and Scoey Mitchilll that just finished at Buzzr.) 

Honor a legendary performer and get to know the people behind the scenes at Television City in this very funny marathon!

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