It Was A Thing on TV Tripleheader (Episode #85, Minisode #2 & Episode #86): ‘80 Collegiate Cheerleading Championships, Mr. Microphone & Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party

This week on It Was A Thing on TV we talked about the jiggle factor way back in Episode 15 with “Flying High” this week we bring you two examples of this along with a memorable product featured in commercials around that time.

First, like many things in the 70s and 80s, minor happenings were turned into celebrity-laden events for television.  It happened to collegiate cheerleading in 1980, infusing it with such personalities as Magic Johnson, Catherine Bach, and…Willie Shoemaker?

Next, as an homage to the recent Omnibus podcast episode about Ronco, we look at commercials for what is likely Ronco’s most popular product, Mr. Microphone. Also Greg’s dad also proposes new rules to football.  

Finally, join two of the top playboys from the 1970s, Hugh Hefner and Richard Dawson, for a night of roller skating, disco music, and tastefully done Playboy photo shoots in this 1979 special which epitomizes the late 70s nicely.

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