It Was a Thing on TV: Episode 258, Minisode 18 & Episode 259 – Opposite Sex/Titey (SNL TV Funhouse)/Don’t Scare The Hare

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we talk about Chris Evans, a robotic bunny and the Titanic voiced by Jason Alexander. Wait, what? 

First, we’re starting a month of Marvel universe-related shows, leading up to the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in May.  We start with a coming-of-age series about three boys attending an all-girls school from 2000.  Opposite Sex had as a supporting character, one of our favorites, Chris Evans. 

Next, for the 109th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking last year, we looked at S.O.S. Titanic, a TV movie from 1979 with Susan St. James among others.  (UH OH!)  This year for the 110th anniversary, we’re covering a much more light-hearted take, answering the question “What if Disney made a movie about the Titanic?”  Thanks to Robert Smigel, we think it might look a little like Titey

Finally, in 2011, the BBC, the gold standard of TV networks in the UK, aired a late weekend afternoon game centered around a robotic rabbit in its own underground habitat.  I wish this was a late April Fools joke.  Don’t Scare the Hare is as bizarre as TV shows come and, unsurprisingly, didn’t have a very long shelf life. 

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Timestamps

0:35 – Intro

2:26 – Opposite Sex

1:06:16 – Classic Commercial Break

1:10:31 – Titey

1:26:15 – Computer Voice Lady Intro to Don’t Scare The Hare

1:26:38 – Don’t Scare The Hare

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