START THE NEW TV SEASON WITH SOME CLASSICS!!!
New TV shows will soon be hitting your cathode rays (and LEDs). So get a good dose of good TV this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE brings you The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. 2 (and Bob Denver, too!).
First up, it’s The Burns and Allen Show. From Vaudeville, to radio and movies and then to the small screen, deadpan George and wacky Gracie were wowin’ the crowds for decades. Here, we find Gracie planning a wedding and George footing the bill. The next comedy giant brings not only laughs but some tricky questions and some cash too (and maybe a DeSoto). It’s Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life. This popular quiz show aired on radio and TV from the 40’s through the 60’s and featured couples answering quiz questions to win money and trying to beat the other couples. But more interesting than the quiz were the interviews Groucho conducted with the contestants. Watch for the duck to drop down with money if someone utters the secret word. (UNCLE PETE has his own secret word this week too!) Then it’s George Burns best friend. It’s The Jack Benny Show. Jack, Rochester. announcer Don Wilson, and singer Dennis Day got together each show to encounter wacky situations and wacky characters with a song or two and some special guests thrown in for good measure. In this episode, it’s New Year’s Eve 1954 and the whole gang has plans for a big party. Jack bows out cuz he has a special date, but things don’t always turn out quite like he plans.
Finally, it’s a little seen comedy western – Dusty’s Trail. Take some Gilligan’s Island, add a hunk of F-Troop, a west bound wagon, and a little Petticoat Junction (for sweetening) and you’ve got Dusty’s Trail. It stars Bob Denver (as Dusty) and Forrest Tucker as two pioneers who are guiding a piece of a wagon train westward after Dusty got them separated from the rest of the wagon train. This time around, a local Indian tribe is convinced Dusty is the chief’s long-lost son because of an identifying half-moon mark on Dusty’s sit-um down place. Also starring Lori Saunders (Bobbie Jo from Petticoat Junction), from 1973, it’s Dusty’s Trail.
UNCLE PETE and some of the Dark Vault Critters are relaxing in the Dark Vault Den in front of the state-of-the-art Dark Vault television viewer and there’s a little snacking with one of those Vito Gold TV Dinners(tm) all warmed up. Watch for Max the Rat dropping from above when somebody utters this week’s secret word (can you guess the word?)! It’s The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. 2, this Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in the Binghamton area (channel 99 in Elmira/Corning/Hornell/Utica/Rome, channel 17 in the Sayre, PA area) and don’t forget the replays at midnight and 2AM. It all happens this week with UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!
(And for all our Beta Max TV/Roku viewers – this week it’s that city stomping, kid loving turtle – Gammera at 7PM on Saturday!)