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What Were They Thinking: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History - David Hofstede
What Were They Thinking: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History
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Ranking the top 100 most memorable mishaps in a countdown format, this book begins with #100 and proceeds all the way to the single most indelible TV blunder. Organizing the material in this manner invites readers to discuss and debate whether Cop Rock was really a bigger fiasco than The New... show more
Ranking the top 100 most memorable mishaps in a countdown format, this book begins with #100 and proceeds all the way to the single most indelible TV blunder. Organizing the material in this manner invites readers to discuss and debate whether Cop Rock was really a bigger fiasco than The New Monkees, or whether the presentation of Elvis Presley only from the waist up on The Ed Sullivan Show was a sillier bit of censorship than the coverage of Barbara Eden's belly button on I Dream of Jeannie. The blunders in this compendium take many forms-good and bad, inexplicable network decisions, casting catastrophes, and TV "events" that weren't. Each entry is covered in a detailed individual essay that answers such questions as "Why did this happen?" and "What were they thinking?"
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780823084418 (0823084418)
Publisher: Back Stage Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Culture, Pop Culture
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4.0 What Were They Thinking: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History
I loved this book! I adore hearing about all those strange and unusual things that made me, a regular TV viewer, sit up and say, 'What was that???' Scrappy Doo? Yep, he's right up there with my favourite characters to hate, and yes, even when I was seven I thought the Star Wars Holiday Special was w...
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