So I did another podcast!
This was with our own John Trumbull, for the SNL Nerds podcast he does with Darin Patterson. I was asked to guest because the subject was the Starsky and Hutch movie with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
Now, this is not because I’m a superfan of the movie–in fact I hadn’t seen it, I watched it specifically to prep for the show–but because Trumbull has been after me to write a Starsky and Hutch column for YEARS now. Somehow he got wind of my fondness for the original show.
Really I have a tremendous fondness for ALL the Spelling-Goldberg cop and detective shows from the 1970s. They’re not good, exactly–in fact a lot of them are pretty awful–but I still kind of love them. Their sheer badness makes them comfort food viewing in our home.
So for his birthday Trumbull wanted me to be on the podcast and of course I said yes. You can find it here. Check it out. Then come back here for a couple of footnotes.
….Back? Great. Here’s a shot of the Saturday Night Live vinyl LP that was all we had in those pre-video days of yore.
And here is John Saxon, dancing vampire.
Huggy Bear’s vampire-protection kits….
And here is the original joyous homoerotic beach jog publicity shot with the rainbow-lettered shirts. This was typical of the slash-fiction trolling the show used to inflict on ABC.
Just in case anyone thought I was exaggerating. I’m telling you, the Polyester Age was weird, man.
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