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Most people have always thought most TV was garbage. And they've been mostly right. But if you're under any delusion that TV used to be better, take a look at this promo for some of NBC's fall lineup 30 years ago. It starts with Real People (kind of the Tosh 2.0 of its day); follows the Facts of Life girls to college; and touts the "hit show everybody's talking about" - yes, the immortal We Got It Made. And that's before we even get to the orangutan scientist, the cut-rate An Officer and a Gentleman knockoff, and the sleazy TV movie about a woman who "gives her body to any man who'll pay the price." If you think TV is any better or worse now than in 1983, take note of the last face you see in this video and ask yourself what that guy's been up to lately.
 

 

Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

strawhousepig


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The sexual tension between Skip Stephenson & Sarah Purcell you could cut with a knife. At least to my 12 year old mind. WTHeck did I know?

mossygreen


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Hey! Does Tosh 2.0 have audience members stand up and make poor jokes about the energy crisis? Does Tosh 2.0 have dynamic guest hosts such as Fred Willard and Peter Billingsley? Has Tosh 2.0 ever gone to Frederick's of Hollywood to interview a young woman in clear vinyl pants and introduce a generation to the concept of edible underwear? I think not.

Advantage: Real People.

Tosh 2.0 being the equivalent of the show that brought us the water-skiing squirrel and the man who ate dirt--sure, I'll give you that.

robino


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that video was awful and depressing. Then again, it's awfully depressing that this is what I'm spending my workday looking at.