"Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power." --Benito Mussolini
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and to bid defiance to the laws of our country." --Thomas Jefferson
Talk about blast from the past…
I remember Romper Room, Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers. Any Torontonians remember Today’s Special? Oh! And let’s not forget The Elephant Show! God…this is like opening a can of nostalgia!
"Treat everyone the same until you find out they're an idiot." Lucy Lawless
When I was a kid, I loved "Battle of the Network Stars." It was awesome to watch Gopher from "The Love Boat," Joanie from "Happy Days," and Tattoo from "Fantasy Island" have a kayak race. And it was the '70s so there were a lot of tight short shorts.
Bozo and Ray Rayner were favorites as a child. I used to know when it was time to go to school based on the Ray Rayner show.
My sisters managed to get into the audience for Bozo. The waiting list at the time was 4 or 5 years long.
It was so incredibly entertaining. A few years ago (2009--I just looked it up) I had hopes for "The Superstars", also on ABC just like BOTNS, to become a spiritual successor (it paired up pro athletes and celebrities), but it never really went anywhere after that one season.
There was also a Reality TV version of BOTNS in the mid 2000's I believe (with Reality TV stars, I mean), and I think I saw like one episode, but it just didn't have the same appeal.
Last edited by Spiffy; 04-30-2012 at 08:24 AM.