Monthly Archives: August 2011

Trailer Tuesday: Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

Welcome to Trailer Tuesday, good folks. Today, we have something a little bit personal. My wife’s uncle, Dicky Deats, passed away last month and a memorial was held this past Sunday. Dicky was a well-known and respected Key Grip in … Continue reading

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Music for Mondays: The Clash ‘Tommy Gun’ (’78)

Happy Monday, Bionic friends. Let’s lace up our boots and pogo along to this gem – The Clash performing “Tommy Gun” on the UK’s Something Else TV series in 1978. This is likely from very early 1978 and is the … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Wacky Races Intro

Here at the ‘Disco, Friday will henceforth be known as “Funshine Friday” and we’ll feature 70s cartoons and kids stuff. We’ll get things rolling with Wacky Races. Hanna-Barbera’s Wacky Races cartoon originally ran from September, 1968 to September, 1970. The … Continue reading

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TV Time: Star Wars ‘Early Bird’ Action Figures

When Star Wars was released in May of 1977 it was such an unexpected smash that toys simply weren’t ready to hit stores in time to meet demand. As this ’77 TV spot shows, Kenner sold “Eary Bird Certificate Packages” … Continue reading

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TV Time: Rhoda Intro (’74)

In honor of actress Valerie Harper’s 72nd birthday (on August 22nd,) let’s have a look at the into to her hit show Rhoda, which ran from 1974 to 1978. Rhoda was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: Doc Savage: Man of Bronze

Doc Savage: Man of Bronze starred Tarzan’s Ron Ely and hit theaters in June of 1975. Savage, intended to be a series (much like Tarzan,) was a campy adventure filled with hammy acting and hokey special effects and fared poorly … Continue reading

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