It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 231 & 232 + Live Show 10 – CBS Sports ’90/TV Themed Pinball Part 2/The Book of Boba Fett Premiere

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we’re bringing you all the sports, all the specials when lit and all the action on Tatooine. 

First, CBS’ ratings were languishing in the late 1980s and early 1990s, so they spent a lot of money to acquire almost every major sporting event of 1990, plus the Winter Olympics of 1992 and 1994.  Most of the events weren’t that thrilling, the return on investment wasn’t what was expected, and the Dream Season of 1990 was closer to a nightmare. 

Next, we have our second (and likely last) edition of the pinball machine show.  We talk about 9 more TV-themed pinball machines, mainly from the last 15 years. 

Finally, in the show’s first attempt with Stream Lounge, Greg and Chico do a livewatch of the first episode on their first broadcast of The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+. 

Remember to follow us on our socials @itwasathingontvpodcast on Facebook and @itwasathingontv on Instagram and Twitter. 


0:40 – CBS Sports ’90

1:45:30 – Classic Commercial Break

1:49:06 – TV Themed Pinball Part 2

2:43:59 – The Jenny Position Commercial

2:45:29 – The Book of Boba Fett Premiere