View the original episode here: The Facts Of Life S1E8 The Facts Of Love
Look who is back in this episode! Delivery Boy Steve! YUMMMMM!!!
The (entire!) John Schneider TV movie where he somehow renovates a house while mostly wearing a towel…
Here is a Rusty Warren party record from 1960. (The bit I reference is around 10:45.) Her humor is a great example of sex being comedically referred to as a nebulous “it” (not unlike this particular FOL episode). There is a routine of hers on a different album where she talks about how young girls are introduced to sexuality by their mothers sticking to a script of “DON’T DO IT! No matter what, DON’T DO IT!” and by the time a woman reaches her wedding day, the honeymoon car drives away, and the mother shouts, “IT’S OK! YOU CAN DO IT NOW!” And the daughter shouts back, “BUT YOU NEVER TOLD ME WHAT IT WAS!” LOL On this album, “The Poon-Tang Song” at 13:15 is one of my favorites.
That bit reminds me of a Joan Rivers routine from 1969, also about.. THE FACTS OF LIFE!! (starts @ 1:18)
Alex mentioned he loves the cheesy theme song footage from classic sitcoms. I do too! Here are two of my favorites: A Lord-Of-The-Rings sitcom bit from SNL (with Elijah Wood and Chris Kattan)… and the granddaddy of all sitcom theme spoofs, that phenomenon that was all the everythings for 5 minutes 4 years ago: “Too Many Cooks.”
I own this vintage Weltron 8-track player, prominently displayed in my office where I record many of my podcasts. This is relevant because…
…Alex needed to learn about 8-track tapes,
A good explanation for those who like a more ‘visual’ approach (starts @ about 2:30):
Cut For Time: Alex talks about his favorite TV shows: