Tuesday, March 23, 2010

So You're In The Mood For Promos From 1987

It's amazing some of the random things you find through Twitter. Someone with no life of their own today decided to put together a 9-minute compilation of WTAF-TV 29 promos on YouTube. Trust me, it is a good thing that I was not around to critique these back then. Some are decent, but the guy in a Detroit Tigers hat promoting kids shows scares the poop out of me. Enjoy Philly Fox 29 from 22 years ago!

That Phillies promo was one of the coolest things I've seen from the olden days. And wait a minute? Scooby Doo? Wasn't this around the time when that worthless show was finally jumping the shark? Wait? What? The show had already been running 19 years at that point? Sheesh. It must have been doing hurdles over the shark in 1987, and to think I have not gotten over the point that it is still on today.

The other thing that amazes me are all of the lameass cartoons Fox aired back then. Really? Ducktales? You mean to say that people actually watched that? Then again, I guess people did think that dressing like that make them look presentable, so I guess it is feasible. That creep in the Detroit Tigers cap is going to give me nightmares. I just know it.

Is it safe to conclude that the only redeemable television show that came out that year was Blackadder the Third?


  1. Funny stuff...

    here's my favorite: a parody using the news theme of WJZ in Baltimore.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHggIAhw_AU

  2. Before you ask, no, my father never worked in Philadelphia. That guy looks like he drove an ice cream truck when he wasn't on TV.

    If you needed proof that the '80s sucked: "Small Wonder," "Too Close For Comfort," bleh.

    I won't kill Ducktales (it was better than Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers...barely). Disney & Warner Bros. had to come up with "new" cartoons using their old characters before the original voices died.

  3. @RJBO hey! Jm J Bullock is a charter member of the Chas McFarland "missing letter All-Stars"

  4. That "guy in the Detoit Tigers hat" is John DeBella, who worked the old Morning Zoo at WMMR before some assclown named Howard Stern kicked him to the ground. DeBella now does the morning show on WMGK.

  5. @ JC: Uh....I think you took my jokes too seriously?


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