July 17, 2020

Around the dial

Now, this is my idea of shopping. Mind you, I actually do like to shop; it's just that—well, isn't it true that everything's better with TV? I suppose it depends on what kind of TV, though. For example, what does NBC's new streaming service Peacock have to offer? Over at Classic Film & TV Café, Rick takes a closer look and decides there not much to see for fans of the classics.

One of the series they do have, though, is Alfred Hitchcock Presents, which means you'll be able to watch the episode "Coyote Moon," the third script for the show by Harold Swanton, as detailed by Jack at bare•bones e-zine.

At Comfort TV, David tells us about ten more forgotton shows he'd like to watch, shows such as Please Don't Eat the Daisies and Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine. Unfortunately, Peacock isn't going to help us any here.

Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater appeared earlier this week on Gary and Keith Leavitt's radio program Gary Leavitt and Friends on WMEX in Boston. You can read all about it, as well as hear the interview, at Bob Crane: Life & Legacy.

That interview coincided with Bob Crane's birthday, which was July 13. Also born on that date, thirteen years earlier, was Dave Garroway, and Jodie celebrates his birthday (as well as the birthday of her blog) at Garroway at Large. I wonder if they knew each other?

At The Hits Just Keep On Comin', JB has a nice look at the "Bring Back Howdy Doody" movement that saw Buffalo Bob Smith on tour, resulting in the album Buffalo Bob Smith Live at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East. Does this take the prize as the most unlikely thing you'll see all year? TV  


  1. I am late getting to this, but thanks for mentioning my Howdy Doody post. I'm grateful to be included with the other sites and posts you mention here.


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