Sunday, July 24, 2016

Newsday TV Book, July 23-29, 1972.

This week's cover is by "Sudduth," but I've been unable to find any info on this artist. The drawing has something to do with sports. I'm really not much of an athletic supporter. Though I have been called worse. (Click on pics to enlarge.)
Timbulas, senior citizen soul songs, werewolf makeup, John Bartholemew Tucker and the Fickle Finger of Fate award are all topics in the TV Line this week. You know, if you buy cheap toilet paper, when you use it you're almost certainly going to poke through it--I call that the "fecal finger of fate." (That half-assed joke has been dormant in my head for many years. The FFoF Award just doesn't come up as often as it used to, so this was my only chance to employ it. You're welcome.)
Larry Storch is seen wailing on sax in the poorly-written close-up for Tuesday night's "Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour"--Whatever that means? Shatner fans have a tough choice come 9 o'clock...
This crease-spanning ad for WCBS news features almost-Cub Jim Jensen, football-sucking Earl Ubell, and Jerome Wilson interviewing a young Larry "Bud" Melman.
Thursday brings Bobby Darin stepping in for Dino, and he's seen here (without his toupee) playing Groucho. Some good John Cashman reviews on this night too.
Staff artist Gary Viskupic offers an odd little doodle for the College All-Star Football Game on Friday night, which was up against the pilots Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Good Time Band with Forrest Tucker,  My Sister Hank with Edgar Bergen and Jodie Foster, and Miss Stewart, Sir with Joanna Pettet.
Here's Saturday morning, mostly just for the hell of it, but also because it features the perennial Children's Film Festival favorite "Skinny and Fatty," referenced by David Sedaris in one of his short pieces.
Last but not least (the back cover is the same as last week's so we'll skip it), here's an installment of Suburban Dream: The perfect summer beach body! To quote top Republican political strategist Scott Baio: Wah wah wah!
See you next week for more old crap!

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