It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 124 & 125 + Live Show 4: The Ropers/Jeopardy!’s Other Versions/Nick’s Coverage of the NFL Wild Card

This week get your plunger and fire the slime cannons because you now have control of the board on It Was a Thing on TV! 

First, when the worst shows of all-time are mentioned, The Ropers makes that list with frequency.  Is it justified?  We state our cases that it was an average show and that there are many shows worse, and we have covered a lot of them. 

Next, Everybody knows about the current version of Jeopardy! and some remember the original version.  We’re not talking about those shows.  We talk about the nighttime version from 1974-5 and, to a great extent, the 1978-9 NBC version Also in this episode… The 1977 CBS Jeopardy! pilot, Password Plus’ frequently changing time slot and Arte Johnson meets Bobby Riggs. 

Finally, When we found out Nickelodeon was simulcasting the NFL Wild Card game between the Saints and the Bears, we knew this had future entry written all over it. And the broadcast was everything we hoped it would be. Join us in a live watch of the second half as we see how many Nickelodeon shows Nate Burleson can punch on your bingo card. 

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