It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 177, 178 & 179 – Telly…Who Loves Ya, Baby?/Voyagers!/Larry “Bud’ Melman

This week It Was a Thing on TV Presents a mega jumbo drop for you with three action-packed episodes filled with singing, time travel and Larry “Bud” Melman. 

First, everybody had a variety show in the 70s, or at least it seemed that way.  Telly Savalas was no exception, starring in this one-off special with Diahann Carroll, Barbara Eden, and Cloris Leachman.  Grab a sucker and contemplate the question, “Who loves ya, Baby?” 

Then, we talk about  the 1980s time traveling cult favorite Voyagers!  This could have lasted more than a season, but NBC did a boneheaded move in 1983.  You can hear more about that decision in this episode. 

Finally, we have honored TV celebrities in the past. We pay tribute to an icon from the 80s and 90s, Larry “Bud” Melman.  Not only was he a comic foil on Letterman’s shows, he had bit parts in other TV shows and movies, he was a writer, he was a spokesman, and he even had his own workout video…sort of.  Grab your Toast on a Stick and enjoy this installment of It Was a Thing on TV. 

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