From pages 50 and 51 of today’s Chicago Tribune TV Today, these tidbits:
-ABC breaks up it’s recent “Africa” mega-special, turning it into 4 1-hour installments airing beginning this Tuesday morning and the next 3 Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Africa’s competition? Game shows on NBC and Beverly Hillbillies/Andy Griffith reruns on CBS.
-NBC has the big prime-time coup this night, a Rock Hudson-Doris Day rom-com hit, Send Me No Flowers, where Rock believes he’s about to meet his maker and lines up would-be suitors for his unsuspecting wife. Typical, but classic 60’s misunderstanding at it’s funniest best with one of the top romantic teams of the era.
-ABC has 2 ads for it’s upcoming “Mutiny On The Bounty” premiere, a brief blurb proclaiming “SUNDAY IS THE NIGHT OF THE MUTINY” and a contest where knowledge of the “Mutiny” could win someone a trip to Tahiti. One question though has nothing to do with the movie itself, it is for the 2 Ford models that were debuting that night, though I don’t think “DaVinni and Bearcat” were actual Fords.
-NBC’s Tonight Show welcomed Rod Serling as a guest this night, which would almost lead you to believe that ‘The Mighty Carson Art Players” would do a Twilight Zone takeoff. You would be wrong, Budweiser-breath!(there’s more?) Some “Matchless” guy by the name of Rayburn was hosting that night(a Match Game semi-regular in the 70’s, Orson Bean, was also on that night).
-One final item, Judy The Chimp went on a crime spree on Daktari that night. Not sweet, lovable Judy!