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5-10: The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula

Battle of the Network Shows

Release Date: 12/20/2018

Episode 8-11: Darkroom: Episode 8-11: Darkroom: "The Partnership, Daisies, Catnip"

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In another listener request episode, we discuss the short-lived horror anthology Darkroom. Hosted by James Coburn, Darkroom delves into the macabre and mysterious lurking, sometimes literally, under the mundane world. In this episode, Mr. Haney has plans for an unsuspecting David Carradine, Rue McClanahan talks to the daises, and guy learns the hard way not to mess with cats.

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Episode 8-10: Newhart Episode 8-10: Newhart "Thanksgiving For the Memories"

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Celebrate Thanksgiving BOTNS style with classic eighties sitcom Newhart. Dick Loudon loves Thanksgiving at home the way children love Christmas, so naturally, a series of unforeseen events nearly ruins it until three wise men save the day.

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Episode 8-9: 60 Minutes March 13, 1983 show art Episode 8-9: 60 Minutes March 13, 1983

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This week, we put on our reporters' caps, riffle through the papers on our desks, and try to parse out what makes ratings juggernaut 60 Minutes so iconic. Along the way, we also get to explore some vintage commercials, the sartorial choices of some of the reporters, and ask some unexpected what-if questions? It doesn't get more hard-hitting than this!

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Episode 8-8: The Greatest American Hero Episode 8-8: The Greatest American Hero "The Shock Will Kill You"

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Believe it or not, it took eight seasons for us to get to The Greatest American Hero. After steering a powerless space shuttle to a safe landing, Ralph turns into a walking magnet, and only he, Bill, and Pam stand in between a electricity-eating space monster and doom! What a scenario!

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Episode 8-7: Tucker's Witch Aired and Unaired Pilot show art Episode 8-7: Tucker's Witch Aired and Unaired Pilot

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In short-lived detective series "Tucker's Witch," a married couple solves crimes with a little help from the wife's extra psychic abilities. In a twist, Ted Danson plays the villain. In another twist, producers recast the leads and refilmed the pilot for air. In another twist...we talk about both.

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Episode 8-6: Poor Devil show art Episode 8-6: Poor Devil

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In TV movie "Poor Devil," Sammy Davis Jr. the demon sees a chance to get out of the furnace room if Christopher "Lucifer" Lee will just let him convince Jack Klugman to sign over his soul. Also, Adam West plays a jerk. What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks?!

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Episode 8-5: Duck Tales Episode 8-5: Duck Tales "Once Upon a Dime"

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This week, we dive into the deep end of the money bin as we take on a lister request, eighties cartoon Duck Tales. On every duck's favorite holiday, Dime Polishing Day, Scrooge McDuck tells the duck tale of how he got his number one dime and became the world's richest duck.

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Episode 8-4: Columbo Episode 8-4: Columbo "A Stitch in Crime"

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Classic detective Columbo squares off with a doctor as arrogant as Columbo is rumpled. That doctor--Leonard Nimoy. We're not sure, but it might be possible that Columbo, if things go right, could maybe catch him...but will we ever really know?

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Episode 8-3: Evel Knieval meets Wide World of Sports show art Episode 8-3: Evel Knieval meets Wide World of Sports

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This week, we span the globe to bring you our most daring episode yet! Join us for all the thrills, spills, and chills when Evel Knieval meets ABC's Wide World of Sports!

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Episode 8-2: Back to the Egg--1980-81 TV Season 40th Anniversary show art Episode 8-2: Back to the Egg--1980-81 TV Season 40th Anniversary

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This week, we take a broader approach than normal as we celebrate the--oof--40th anniversary of the troubled 1980-81 TV season. Strikes, Olympic boycotts, elections, "Shogun," "Who Shot J.R.?" and more--we try to cover it all. Plus, a surprising amount of egg talk.

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Long before cinematic shared universes were a thing, the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, shared rotating weeks of "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries," and met each other on screen in a series of crossovers. They also met Dracula! Or maybe someone pretending to be Dracula! Suspects include Paul Williams, Lorne Green, and the mayor of Transylvania.