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Smurfs. Snorks. Spider-Man. Mr. T. Pink Panther (sons?). Sober David Hasselhoff. NBC. Saturdays. 1984. BE THERE.

February 12, 2013


Consider this NBC lineup a counterpoint to the Richard Pryor-anchored selection over at CBS. Who you got? It’s hard to argue with a schedule that boasts the Smurfs and the Snorks (who were the same damn thing), Alvin and the Chipmunks, the wisdom of Mr. T (pre-comics) and Spider-Man with his amazing friends. Granted, Kidd Video and Going Bananas were weak links, and the less said about the Pink Panther’s dopey brood the better, but these were the days, a halcyon age when David Hasselhoff was still roaming the highways with KITT and could conceivably deliver a “One to Grow On” segment without conjuring images of wrestling shirtless with a cheeseburger:

Or maybe she’s just piss drunk, right Hoff? EXCELSIOR.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    February 13, 2013 1:17 pm

    I don’t remember half of those, and “Kidd(sp) Video” was different than what’s portrayed in that ad. So I wonder if some were axed before getting on the air? That orange-haired kid was rather carelessly inserted into the panels, looks like Spidey’s overstepping the bounds of his amazing friends.

    • February 13, 2013 4:08 pm

      Indeed — he appears to be illustrating “bad touch.” Maybe he was filming a “One to Grow On.”

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