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Was the 1977-78 TV season the worst ever?

Decades (the transvaginal mesh/mesothelioma channel) seems to think so.

Mentioned: a young and hot Mark Harmon, Patrick Duffy's fine ass swimming in the water, and yes, VIVIAN VANCE!

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by Anonymousreply 37Last Wednesday at 4:12 PM

That's pretty stinky. I guess my middle school self was sticking with the stalwarts, mostly on CBS. Wasn't that the last season of Carol Burnett (with the underwhelming Dick Van Dyke)?

by Anonymousreply 106/28/2020

Wow that article has a big mistake.....CHiPS was an NBC show, it wasn't on CBS......even I know that!

by Anonymousreply 206/28/2020

Indeed, R2

by Anonymousreply 306/28/2020

R1 yes that was the final season for Carol. This was the peak era of tits and ass for ABC and the sort of Battle of the Network Stars type of stuff.

by Anonymousreply 406/28/2020

What's a TV?

by Anonymousreply 506/28/2020

Was Donny & Marie still running that season?

by Anonymousreply 606/28/2020

D&M ran until 1979

by Anonymousreply 706/28/2020

Battle of the NitWit Stars was the beginning is reality t.v.

by Anonymousreply 806/28/2020

Not shamed to admit I actually watched Sam (come on, it starred Mark Harmon!), Quark, Man From Atlantis (like the aforementioned Sam, this show constantly featured Patrick Duffy in very tight swim trunks) and Logan's Run. Don't remember any of the other shows

by Anonymousreply 906/28/2020

I wish I would have seen young Mark Harmon in swim trunks.

by Anonymousreply 1006/28/2020

I remember Patrick Duffy in "Man from Atlantis." He was hot in his tight square-cut! His webbed hands were another matter...

I can also remember "Logan's Run" with the boxy vehicles of the future and the Wedge or Farah Fawcett cuts of the future. It was a cheesy show.

by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2020

I wonder if these shows still exist somewhere. It would be interesting to sample a few episodes to see how they compare to hit shows of the time. And to see recognizable actors in early roles.

by Anonymousreply 1206/28/2020

Clip from [italic]Young Dan'l Boone[/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2020

YouTube has the full run of [italic]The Man from Atlantis,[/italic] but you have to pay for it.

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by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2020

Here's the first episode of [italic]Quark.[/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2020

Intro for the lowest-rated one of the bunch: [italic]Mulligan's Stew,[/italic] featuring [italic]Facts of Life[/italic] castoff Julie Anne Haddock

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by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2020

Damn I didn't know Tracy Partridge had ever been in anything else, r16.

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2020

Mulligan's Stew looks like it might have been interesting.

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2020

Quark sucks.

by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2020

Me and my friends watched Quark. We were ten years old.

by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2020

Logan’s Run had some nice candy going on. In addition to star Gregory Harrison, it also had the fabulously hirsute Randy Powell as the enforcer obsessed with nailing his ex-best friend.

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by Anonymousreply 2106/28/2020

R13 - I had the biggest crush on Rick Moses when he was Hutch on General Hospital. Older brother of Billy Moses. I wonder if he was difficult because his career dried up fast after GH.

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by Anonymousreply 2306/28/2020

Recent photo of Randy Powell.

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by Anonymousreply 2406/28/2020

I wonder if he's still furry like that

by Anonymousreply 2506/28/2020

The mid-to-late 70s seemed like such an ugly time, just aesthetically.

Bless those hearts who lived through it.

by Anonymousreply 2606/28/2020

Lots of hairy chests!!

by Anonymousreply 2706/28/2020

Television was crap back then but I did nab my first Emmy that year!

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by Anonymousreply 2806/28/2020

I thought whatever year had Manimal was terrible. At least for NBC it was.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Monday at 3:07 PM

I don't know what you're talking about.

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by Anonymousreply 30Last Monday at 4:17 PM

No, I loved Lucan!

by Anonymousreply 31Last Monday at 4:18 PM

I loved OPERATION PETTICOAT! Mind you, I was 10-11 years old, so...I thought John Astin was hilarious. He was Gomez!! I also thought Richard Gilliland was really cute & funny, and I had a thing for Jamie Lee Curtis (that I didn't really understand at the time, as a "baby-dyke"). I shipped that couple before I knew what "shipping: was.

I was so bummed out when ABC "retooled" PETTICOAT after the first season (22 eps) . They dumped the entire cast, except for Jim Varney (who had a very minor role) and Melinda Naud....who inexplicably got the vanity-card "AND Melinda Naud as Lt. Dolores Crandall" at the end of the 2nd Season opening credits. She got the vanity card, just because she survived the purge:?? C'mon!

Nobody watched the retooled 2nd season, with Robert Hogan, Randolph Mantooth & Hilary Thompson. It sucked! I think they aired four episodes Season 2 before it was cancelled?

by Anonymousreply 32Last Tuesday at 7:05 PM

S1 opening credits:

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by Anonymousreply 33Last Tuesday at 7:11 PM

First full season of "Eight Is Enough," introducing Betty Buckley's Abby as the best stepmother of all time. I'll admit that the show went somewhat downhill in subsequent seasons, but I still love the special two-part wedding and Christmas episodes (along with several others) from this otherwise "worst ever" season.

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by Anonymousreply 34Last Wednesday at 3:34 PM

I was so envious of the girl who got to marry Grant Goodeve, r34.

And Abby was the best stepmother of all time. Betty Buckley was great on the show and loved her even more after the first time I saw “Carrie”. I still have trouble accepting she’s batshit crazy in real life!

by Anonymousreply 35Last Wednesday at 4:01 PM

I love you, R25--me too!!! I've seen her in concert three times, and saw her in "Hello Dolly" last summer; she exudes the same warmth and depth of soul in person that she did in "Eight Is Enough." Maybe she had some interesting moments in the 80s and 90s, but I've never understood the real nastiness towards her that I've encountered here. And no matter what, she's the best ally ever these days; just check out her Twitter feed if you have any doubt....

by Anonymousreply 36Last Wednesday at 4:11 PM

Urgh--I meant that for R35

by Anonymousreply 37Last Wednesday at 4:12 PM
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