Statistics Saturday: TV Shows I Remember In Too Much Detail


Shorter list: everything I watched from 1978 through 1991 except _Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Future_ and _It's Garry Shandling's Show_.
I am embarrassed to say I do not remember Supertrain in enough detail to include it in this list, but I kind of wish I did.

In my defense, Automan is the coolest show in the world if it is 1984 and you are eleven and don’t see enough TV shows with Chuck Wagner in them.

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Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there.

4 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: TV Shows I Remember In Too Much Detail”

    1. I remember them quite well — OK, not the Tarzan/Lone Ranger hour as well as the others — but I can’t say I remember them in too much detail given how often they come up in conversation with members of my age cohort. I remember roughly enough about each of them to have conversations as meaningful as possible on these topics. On the other hand, like, I have never met anyone who professed to remember It’s Your Move, making the slender knowledge I have of it completely too much.

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  1. I remember “Automan”. I’m not sure I ever watched it particularly, though. I have a vague recollection of the police warning drivers not to try stunts like the “Automan” car was shown doing… (anybody that did would get a practical physics lesson, though, with particular focus on the conservation of momentum and the coefficients of friction of rubber vs road surface…)

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    1. I remember thinking, when it was first on, that it was just the best. It was everything cool about Tron combined with the I guess cop show that didn’t demand a lot of effort on anyone’s part, just perfect for a kid of my age. In the 90s the Sci-Fi Channel re-aired the show and I could appreciate that it was dumb in a lot of ways but still pretty fun. Like every Glen Larson TV show ever, there’s better stuff to watch, but it’s so easy to watch this instead.

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