Barney Miller, “Hash,” The 12th Gets Stoned, December 30, 1976

Written by Tom Reeder and directed by Noam Pitlik, this third season Barney Miller episode titled “Hash” is one of the most beloved of all the sitcoms from the 1970’s. Reeder’s script brilliantly keeps the brownies’ ingredients secret for half of the episode, allowing for the viewer to grasp the details of the plot as it […]

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GREAT ICONOGRAPHY: The Farrah Fawcett-Majors Poster, 1976

6 months before the premiere of the series, Charlie’s Angels, and just weeks after the surprise success of the March 21, 1976 television movie of the same name, ABC hired photographers to shoot images posters of the three new sensational angels in bikinis. Only Farrah Fawcett-Majors accepted, but with a demand for complete control and absolutely […]

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ICONIC COLLECTIBLES! Captain Kangaroo Pets, Joey Stivic Doll, The Jetsons

Hasbro’s 1956 issue Kitten Head; Bushy Bear; Dinkey Donkey; Piggly Wiggly; and many others. Worth several hundred dollars today. ICONIC COLLECTIBLES: ALL IN THE FAMILY, JOEY STIVIC DOLL, 1976 In 1976, All In the Family created a marketing controversy with the release of IDEAL’s Joey Stivic doll. An adorable little doll while dressed, but parents […]

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Went With the Wind, November 13, 1976

Late in the long run of the Carol Burnett Show, after a decade on television, this classic variety show was funnier than ever. On November, 13, 1976, episode #238 opened with typical Burnett banter with the audience, and announcing the show’s guest, Dinah Shore. It was the last half hour of the broadcast that can […]

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