It Was a Thing on TV: Episodes 459 & 460 – Easy Street/Days Like This

This week on It Was a Thing on TV

First, in Episode 459, Hugh Wilson and Loni Anderson worked together on a popular series in the late 70s and early 80s, WKRP in Cincinnati.  They tried to parlay that magic into another series four years after WKRP’s end, one where a former showgirl, played by Anderson, married her wealthy husband, who died.  When you’re battling family members who want that money, life isn’t so easy on Easy Street.

Then in Episode 460, the annual Lost in Translation episodes start with another British adaptation of a beloved American sitcom.  Despite American scripts being localized for a UK audience, Days Like These didn’t click.  Maybe it needed a catchy phrase in its opening like “Hello Luton!”

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0:11 – Richard Lewis Tribute Cold Open

3:12 – Easy Street

55:59 – This Week in Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour History (3-5-84/3-9-84)

1:00:07 – Days Like These