It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 130, 131 & 132: TV Trading Cards/”Mr. Food” Art Ginsburg/Super Bowl XXIII Halftime Show

This week we have a “super” episode of It Was a Thing on TV here on PTBN POP. 

First, I’ll trade you my Fonzie for your Vinny Barbarino!  We offer a primer to TV trading cards, a smattering of shows which made their way to cardboard, and what types of cards are available nowadays. 

Next, famous TV chefs include Julia Child, “The Galloping Gourmet” Graham Kerr, and “The Frugal Gourmet” Jeff Smith.  One chef whose legacy is as good as the above people but wasn’t as big of a name is Art Ginsburg, who went by the moniker “Mr. Food.”  We spend this installment looking at the career of this underrated icon, as well as some of the secrets to his 90-second cooking segments. 

Finally, it’s the week of The Big Game!  You know which one, that Superb Owl.  Like last year, we’re looking back at something regarding that event.  The 1989 edition had a halftime show which wasn’t the marching bands or Up With People from years past.  It also hadn’t reached the era of epic musicians.  Instead, it was magic tricks and 50s music, all in glorious 3D. 

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