TV & Film:Film Reviews
It Was a Thing on TV: Episodes 383, 384 & 385 - Howie (1962 Paul Lynde pilot)/18 Wheels of Justice/Carlton Your Doorman (1980 CBS pilot)
This week on It Was a Thing on TV we wrap up Pilot Month 2023 while celebrating Greg’s birthday with his Money in the Bank in between shows.
First, a decade before The Paul Lynde Show (see episode 103), a pilot for CBS was done which was reminiscent of the latter show. Lynde plays the father-in-law to his new son-in-law, the "smartest man in the room though he's actually the dumbest" Howie.
Next, we're celebrating another of our birthdays! Greg's getting a year older, and he wants to cover a show we have talked about for years but there was little footage of it in English until recently. We're finally covering 18 Wheels of Justice. Can a man in the witness protection program avenge the loss of his wife and daughter by taking down organized crime and G. Gordon Liddy with the help of his big-wheeled truck?
Finally, our 4th annual Pilot Month concludes with an animated spin-off of a live-action show which ended two years earlier?! Welcome to a day in the life of Carlton Your Doorman.
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0:36 - Howie (1962 pilot with Paul Lynde)
57:11 - 18 Wheels of Justice
2:22:36 - Carlton Your Doorman (1980 CBS pilot)
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