This week on It Was a Thing on TV, it’s nice to see you, to see you nice!
First, what happens when you have a fun game format on ABC and you import one of Britain’s most popular TV personalities? You get Bruce Forsyth’s Hot Streak, a show up against two daytime powerhouses. 13 weeks later, it was gone. At least one person from this show got their big break just a few months later.
Then, last year we did Hulk Hogan commercials and this year we’re covering the Nature Boy Ric Flair in the various commercials he’s done over the years.
Finally, in 1979, your run-of-the-mill baseball doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox turned into one of the most infamous promotions in sports history, leading to chaos, arrests, a White Sox forfeit, and many shards of vinyl on Comiskey Park’s field. In this edition, we revisit Disco Demolition Night.
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