It was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 104, 105 & 106 – The Paul Lynde Halloween Special/Mister Ed meets the L.A. Dodgers/That’s My Bush!

This week on It was a Thing on TV, Greg and Chico deal with White House shenanigans, a horse playing baseball, witches and Tim Conway (?!?!) 

First, in Episode 103 we discussed Paul Lynde’s self-titled sitcom at ABC in 1972-73. After another failed sitcom with Paul in a starring role at ABC, Paul did various guest spots on shows to fulfill his contract with the network. In 1976, Fred Silverman decided to give Paul his own primetime special for Halloween and in true Paul Lynde fashion he made it his own. Listen as Paul is trapped in a haunted mansion with The Wicked Witch of the West and Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo while having to battle with Tim Conway. Also it’s got KISS, Betty White, Billy Barty and Florence Henderson singing disco, how can you go wrong? 

Next, we’re covering our second baseball episode of the month. In Episode 54 we covered the 2004 reboot pilot of Mister Ed so now we’re covering one of our favorite episodes from the original series. For the show’s fourth season premiere in 1963, our favorite horse and Wilbur pay a visit to Dodger Stadium to see their favorite team along with legendary coach Leo Durocher. This episode answers the question can a HAWSE go deep against the great Sandy Koufax?  

Finally, in 2001, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone created a send up of television sitcoms involving the then brand new presidency of George W. Bush. It had the brilliance that the duo is known for, so why did this show only get eight episodes? Chico and Greg try to find out the reasons why in this episode. 

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