Audio/Video · Retro · Television and Film

ABC Promo: 1981 (“You and Me”)

This is being shared around the web so I thought I would too, because it’s fantastic. Tom Hanks! Cathy Lee Crosby! Burgess Meredith! Hal Linden! Joyce DeWitt! That guy from that show!

They don’t make promos like that anymore. Wouldn’t it be great to see a network do that today? Gayle King and Lesley Stahl singing and dancing for CBS! Or maybe Brian Cox and and Larry David for HBO! (And bring back Battle of the Networks while we’re at it).

Audio/Video · Television and Film

Nero Wolfe – 1959 pilot

The Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout are quite good, even if people don’t really talk about them that much these days. Here’s the 1959 pilot for a Nero Wolfe series, starring Kurt Kasznar as Wolfe and William Shatner as Archie Goodwin. It didn’t sell but it’s pretty good!

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