Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Episode 81! The end of 2019.

Please, listen to and enjoy Episode 81 of Eventually Supertrain. The last episode of 2019. We will be back in February 2020.

In this episode...

Mitchell Hadley and Dan discuss Bourbon Street Beat.

Amanda Reyes and Dan re-acquaint themselves with Masquerade.

And.... ?????????????????????????????????????

Merry Christmas, everyone. (Happy Holidays too.) 


  1. If you're serious about tracking down "W. Hermanos" originals:
    You have to restrict your search to Warner Bros properties.
    The two shows you mentioned weren't.
    And anyway, those shows didn't begin until after BSB went off in '60.
    More later (maybe) …

  2. On New Year's Day, I recovered my laptop from Geeksquad, and so was finally able to listen to #81 in its entirety.

    - Clarifying my above comment:
    As I once pointed out here, Warner Bros. was a factory, a warehouse - and as we note here, a recycling center.
    Thing was, WB did all their poaching in-house; they re-used the stuff they already owned: not only TV episodes, but old B-movies from twenty years before.
    This would exclude Dr. Kildare and Ben Casey, neither of which was a WB property.
    I can't track down the original of this one; likely something that Berne Giler (Bernie GY-ler) had written for WB's programmer unit years before.
    (And WB was still making second features well into the '60s.)

    - In 1960, the networks usually announced their fall schedules in early spring; the unofficial start date for the announcements was Washington's Birthday, February 22.
    By the time Episode 31 went on, Bourbon Street Beat was over with; the decision to go with SurfSide 6 had already been made.
    Back in these days, when ABC contracted for 39 shows, they had the decency to air all of them.
    So basically, Warner TV was just making placeholders (they had the time slot anyway).

    - My crappy bootleg set of Masquerade doesn't include this episode, which is a pity, really.
    I had no idea that Henry Gibson was in it, for one thing.
    Loren James was in fact a professional stunt player for many years, who was phasing in an acting career by this time.
    Several years after this, Mr. Janes had his showiest part in the pilot film of L. A. Law: he's the partner who is found at his desk in the opening scene, having fallen dead in his breakfast.
    The shot of Mr. Janes with his face in his scrambled eggs made for a memorable publicity shot.

    - But who I really wanted to see was Robin Dearden, who apparently was Lucy the MIT-Model.
    Ms. Dearden got around '80s TV quite a bit; in '84, she did an Airwolf wherein she met the man she would marry, and to whom she has remained married to the present day.
    You may have heard of him: Bryan Cranston.
    Just thought you'd like to know …

    More later - I hope.