Saturday, June 9, 2007
Somewhere in the nether regions of late morning and early afternoon, before the sports, the reruns of syndicated shows or movies kicked in, there was the infamous... live action TV show!!! Most of them ran half an hour, so I can't show you a full episode of anything.
Here's the opener and closer of an episode of a variety show called The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine that ran for one season in 1974. As a kid, I probably saw the Harlem Globetrotters play three or four times. I loved them and I was fortunate to see them at their peak in the 70's. Meadowlark Lemon was the first autograph I ever got. Meadowlark and Curly, my other favorite, are on this cut, buy sadly underused.