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Show Toppers: ‘Born Free’ (NBC, 1974)

Born Free originally ran Monday evenings on NBC from September through December, 1974. The one-hour drama, filmed on location in East Africa, was based on the 1966 film of the same name. Gary Collins and Diana Muldaur star as husband … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: ‘Turnabout’ (1979)

Turnabout originally ran Friday evenings on NBC from January through March, 1979. The sitcom starred John Schuck (Holmes & YoYo) as Sam and Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey) as Penny – a married couple who magically switch places. Sam’s spirit … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: ‘The Jimmy Stewart Show’ (1971)

Today on Show Toppers we have a lesser-known series that lasted a brief year on the box. The Jimmy Stewart Show originally ran Sunday evenings at 8:30 on NBC from September, 1971 to August, 1972. The situation comedy starred silver … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: The Fantastic Journey (1977)

This edition of Show Toppers focuses on a lesser-known science fiction series, The Fantastic Journey, which ran on NBC from February to June, 1977. Only 10 episodes were produced. The plot centered around a group of scientists who became shipwrecked … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: The Fantastic Four (cartoon series, 1978)

DePatie-Freleng’s animated version of The Fantastic Four originally ran on NBC from September to December, 1978. 13 episodes, featuring limited animation and over-the-top dialogue, were produced. This 70s-era re-imagining of the Fantastic Four is somewhat notorious for replacing Johnny “Human … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch

Happy Funshine Friday! Here’s a cartoon that was a childhood favorite of mine. Hanna-Barbera’s Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch originally ran Saturday mornings on NBC from September, 1974 to August, 1975. 13 lucky episodes were produced. The show centered on … Continue reading

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