LMAO! Ahhhhhh yes.....Used Cars. One of my generation's most underrated classics. Never ceases to make me laugh. Comment posted by Pete on Saturday, May 29th 2010 at 10:53pm.
"Used Cars"; One of Spielberg's rare "failures".
(Personally, I liked it!)
Would make a great double feature at the Musicbox with "1941" Comment posted by ArmitageNLowell on Monday, May 31st 2010 at 10:48am.
"1941" was another great film that wasn't as appreciated as it should've been. John Belushi was great in that movie. Comment posted by Pete on Monday, May 31st 2010 at 11:38am.
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For the nerdy retro gaming crowd, the console being used for this is the Fairchild Channel F, which came out in 1977. It was the first console to use interchangeable cartridges to change the game, and was soon followed by the Atari VCS (aka the 2600) later that year.
I think also with Home Improvement his wife was a positive character. She was no bimbo and women like that, at least women I know. We get tired of shows where a female role is a brain dead bimbo. Yes they had the Tool Girl but that never bothered me, especially the second one who really didn't act like a bimbo. Another thing with Tim Allen is that too often society looks at drug addicts and alcoholics as wastes and not their potential. Too often they are brushed aside. Many will get better if given a chance.
Seems the guy in this pic HAS to stand by. He's got no choice!
And with the semi-distorted reception from WTAF, it looks as if two tar-ish looking alien creatures sneaked into master control and and began to confront the tape operator (like a typical Doctor Who episode.)
Allen's journey from a drug dealing convict to the voice of the beloved Buzz Lightyear is interesting. He once said "The judge told me to get my act together and I took him seriously". He started out like Chris said a struggling comic doing mostly the same kind of observational humor but once played a show where a bunch of guys were grunting and eating and pretty much being Cro-Magnons and that's where the inspiration for his "guy" humor came from. Women even liked the macho tools, explosions and grunting he did I think largely because he never really insulted women like "The Man Show" did or other comedy of that nature.
I used to live in a house in the Clinton section of Manhattan (NYC) that was positioned such that, at night and in the morning, we could get WTAF Channel 29 and WPHL Channel 17 from Philadelphia (and very rarely, the late WKBS Channel 48). Once when WNET Channel 13 was off the air, there was a faint signal from WJZ Channel 13 in Baltimore.
But the '29' logo (as here, set in Windsor Bold Outline Shaded) was from before 1979, though they kept the TD slide with it for some time after it changed, given that this particular clip is dated 1980. (Could that be an RCA TR-70 class VTR in that pic?)
Oh, and one other thing: WTAF, thanks to a whole bunch of corporate mergers, acquisitions, etc., is now WTXF - a sister station to the Windy City's WFLD Channel 32 and fellow Fox affiliate.
For the opening push in shot of Family Classics before the book close up, do you think that is a pre-tape they used week after week? The lighting is very low key in that shot, and high key in Frazier's close up.