Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Best TV Promo, Perhaps Ever



It's popular to complain that the networks don't give fair shakes to critics and fan favorites like NBC's "Community" and ABC's "Cougar Town," but to some degree that's always been the case. Check out this slightly subversive 1981 promo for ABC's "Bosom Buddies," in which the stars make light of returning to the airwaves after their third hiatus in a year -- and then start dancing the "network shuffle." (In a nice touch, they're even wearing track suits with the ABC logo. I can almost guarantee you it was done with nothing but sarcasm in mind.) It's a cheeky stab at the network for handling their show with something less than respect, and yet ABC ran it. Check it out, above.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That guy on the right was horrible.

Benovite said...

People had senses of humor back then, even giant networks.

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