It Was a Thing on TV: Tripleheader- Episodes 193-195: All Star Rock ‘N‘ Wrestling Saturday Spectacular/Aqua Teen Hunger Force‘s debut on Space Ghost/Major Charles Ingram

We’ve got a triad of topics coming at you on today’s edition of It Was a Thing on TV here at Place to Be Nation. 

First, one of our favorite shows back in the day was the Saturday morning cartoon preview show that generally aired the night before the premiere of the new fall Saturday morning lineups.  In 1985, CBS went all out, producing an hour-long show with Rowdy Roddy Piper and celebrities ranging from Pee Wee Herman to Herve Villechaize to Captain Lou Albano to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  Who knew CBS’ Saturday morning cartoons ran until 2 PM! 

Next, we take a look back at the very first appearance of our favorite trio on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. The Aqua Teens looked a lot different when they paid a visit to Space Ghost, Zorak and Moltar. We explain the differences between this and the regular series as the course of classic rock is changed forever in this episode, thanks a lot Space Ghost! 

Finally, 20 years ago this week, a game show scandal broke in the UK, as Major Charles Ingram, his wife, and another contestant collaborated and coughed their way to £1,000,000.  The trio later went to trial over the matter.  Listen to this episode and judge for yourself whether the money was hard earned or hardly earned. 

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