It Was a Thing on TV: Episodes 473 & 474 – Red Dward USA, pilot 2/Just Our Luck

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we celebrate Greg’s birthday!

First, we continue Pilot Month 2024 with a continuation of something we covered last year. We covered the 1992 Red Dwarf pilot for NBC in Episode 375.  A second pilot, of sorts, was done shortly after.  Running a mere 11 minutes long including previews of two episodes, this ambitious endeavor looked like it was shot in a broom closet, and that was before the lackluster quality of the video available online.

Then, it’s Greg’s 40th birthday and to celebrate the occasion, Greg has chosen the short-lived comedy from 1983 about a guy who buys a lamp which has a genie in it, who causes all sorts of mischief.  Maybe it was Just Our Luck that this show ran for only 13 episodes.

This episode is uncensored.  Listener discretion is advised.

Follow us at all our socials via our Linktree page at


0:10 – Cold Open to Episode 473 (Update on The Ja Morant Rookie Card discussed in Episode 404)

2:35 – Correction from last week

5:59 – Red Dwarf USA, pilot 2

25:41 – Just Our Luck

1:23:59 – This Week in Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour History (5-21-84/5-25-84)