As I remember 1979 - those kids are pulling up to the bumper baby.
Weren’t these generally done by folks as part of a community service plea deal? “Well, you got busted for cocaine, but tell you what: do a quick plug for a PSA and we’ll just forget the whole thing.”
Things have changed…
Huh - while I have heard this phrase before, I never realized it’s origins.
Reminds me of this classic TKK song.
School started so early I was in bed by 10pm most days.
I had no idea that’s where the question came from. I always assumed it was a quote from a book I hadn’t read or movie I hadn’t seen.
Same here, I was in bed no later than 9.
But I do remember (IIRC on this same channel) “have you hugged your child today?” and, more guilt-inducing to me, “have you done your homework today?” And my answer to the latter was, invariably, no I had not.
There was so much good (or bad, depending on your perspective) TV after school in the NYC market. Spider-Man cartoons, Battle of the Planets, The Marvel Super Heroes, Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse, Woody Woodpecker… I think these were all on Channel 5 or possibly 9.
Then on 11 Alive, there was Soupy Sales, often a kaiju film, The Most Important Person, and TV Pixx (TV Pow in other markets). (The Magic Garden and Time for Joya were on before I got home from school, but I watched 'em in the summer.)
And, holy crap, that was just the afternoon lineup. I’m surprised I ever got any homework done, at all. (It may be that I’m remembering every afternoon show I ever watched for the couple of years I lived in New York, but misremembering all of them being on, every day that I lived there. Also, I didn’t really get much homework until 4th grade, anyway.) I’d get up early in the morning, before the test pattern went off, and wait for old Fleischer Bros. Popeye cartoons.
Then weekends had The Patchwork Family and Wonderama; the latter may have been the greatest kids’ TV show ever made. These were in addition to whatever the national networks were showing, e.g. Krofft Superstars and Laff-A-Lympics.
I was in my ROOM by 10.
The only time I was up super late “out” was usually long RPG sessions. So hopped up on MT Dew and high from killing vampires or stormtroopers.
Hmmm, '79. I’m pretty sure I was fighting with my brothers over Intellivision.
Intellivision 4 Ever!
Also, Grace Jones is everything.
I just could never get over her as Strangé, it was too funny:
OMG - that TV was so tiny - hahaha…
When visiting my grandmother in Beckley WV, I remember that there was a siren (or was it a horn?) announcing when the curfew started and minors were supposed to be off the streets and home/
You probably ate them.
Some people thought Vamp was just a movie but since that woman seems to have not aged since the 70’s. I’m not so sure.
The world breathed a sigh in relief when she broke up with Dolph Lundgren. Their children would have become the master race to enslave us all with their awesomeness
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