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I remember this also...
I was 8 and I remember watching it that night it originally aired.
I really vividly remember Glen Campbell singing "Rhinestone Cowboy" then getting 'wacked' just after we see black gloved hands clapping for him. But I never knew what it was called. In all these years, nobody I knew could ever recall seeing it. In fact, he was the only way I found this entry. I searched Glen Campbell's name and looked for a special in the mid-70's that fit the description (pool party, murders, etc.). I forgot it was Bob Hope's special.
I remember, like all you others, Groucho also just being very old and not moving much. I do remember him saying a punch line in reference to Barty who was dressed like him. Barty ran in, stopped, and kept going. George Burns, who was sitting with him asked, referring to Barty, "Who's that?" and Groucho quipped, "Me, as a kid." I remember the pool filling up with corpses. The laugh track...
And I remember it being revealed that Carson was the 'killer' and his "on every night" line.
But I also remember this because I was 8 and at home virtually alone (just with an older sibling who loved to scare me and my parents were out) that it scared the crap outta me! I had nightmares behind this special.
Hey, I was 8. Gimmie a break...
Hot Hero Sandwich (1979)
Oh yeah...(said in a sudden remembrance tone)
I remember this show on Saturday morning! I remember it for 2 things: 1. I really remember Denny Dillon being on this show (go figure...) 2. I was just learning about girls and urges and how I wanted them. I really hadn't really determined what I wanted them for, though. Around that time it was just non-french pecks on the lips...didn't even know what french kissing was.
Anyhoo, in an interview section of the show, they cut back and forth to several different taped interview snippets of celebrities talking about different adolescent/puberty experiences. During this, Marlo Thomas pops up as one of the segments. In retrospect, she was such a strange choice for a show geared to 12-13 year-olds on so many levels (Wasn't "That Girl" in the late 60's early 70's? Sidenote for the youngsters reading: she played Jennifer Aniston's mom on "Friends").
So, she's on the screen and at this point and Ms. Thomas proceeds to describe the time when her mother first told her about sex. After learning the 'truth' about the deed, she mentions that she was amazed and quite flabbergasted that, as she put it, "...people actually took off their clothes and did this." Immediately, my ears among other things perked up. I thoughtfully mused, "Take off their clothes? Hmmm...that's it!" So launching me into the preliminary stages of the life long quest for sex (tongue firmly in cheek...sort of...'cause it really kinda did).
It so intrigued me at the time that she would say that right there on Saturday Morning TV! Implied nakedness!...Between a guy and a girl?!...and 'something' happens?! Me and my urges were like, "I gotta find what that something is!"
Yes...it's true...Marlo Thomas taught me my first inklings of sex!
The funniest thing was what she ended this recollection of this mother/daughter sex conversation with as she chuckled; the caper, "...and my mom said my father was really pretty good at it, too!"
Now, that's classic TV!...What's funny to me is that because of this, I still to this day have some sort of crush on Marlo Thomas...go figure.