TV stuff that has gotten up to 88

L.A. Law

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Remember LA Law? I have distinct memories of LA Law being regarded as progressive for having a mentally handicapped (aka retarded) character on the show. But I think the actor was of normal intelligence, so it wasn’t authentico like Corky.

Definitely up to 88…

Dave Thomas

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Poor Dave Thomas (of the many Wendy’s commercials) has been up to 88 for a while now, ever since he died in 2002.

A few weeks later it was really creepy because they hired this actor who looked like him to continue the commercials. At least that’s what I thought, but I can’t find that anywhere on the internet, so maybe I just made it up. Rumor mill?

Watch a Dave Thomas commercial

Check out the Dave Thomas legacy page on Wendys.com

Blossom

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Blossom and her crazy hats got up to 88 a long time ago.

Guess what? The actress who played Blossom actually has a name! (And its not ‘Blossom’.) It’s Mayim Bialik, and she looks to be staying at 88…

Unsolved Mysteries

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

One of the most watched shows of my youth: Unsolved Mysteries has officially gone up to 88. Back in the late 80′s and early 90′s Unsolved Mysteries and Rescue 9-1-1 were huge as the original crime-scene reenactment shows.

Last year Spike TV tried to bring this one back from 88, but let me tell you that without Robert Stack there’s simply no way. But if you really want to know more, go here.