I visited my sister Lise yesterday and watched a DVD of an A&E biography of Julia Child. Although it was a light and breezy bio, it reminded me of the good old days when A&E at least tried to show things that were artistic as well as entertaining.
We almost fell off our chairs when they showed footage of a wedding from the forties or fifties. The announcer said, "Child attended the wedding of gay rights..." Huh? Child attended the wedding of a gay rights activist?
Well, no. It turned out that her friend was called Gay Wright. Ba-da- bing! You had to be there.
We got talking about old TV shows and I reminded her of the time we lived in Australia and watched a game called Blankety Blank, which was a knock-off of Match Game, which our family (at least the kids in our family watched a lot in the seventies. Charles Nelson Reilly AND Paul Williams. Who could ask for anything more? I'll never forget the Shaft wah-wah style theme music. Ah, the good old days.