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"A Limo For A Lame-O" is a commentary delivered by Al Franken during Weekend Update on the May 10, 1980, episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL).
ABC Daytime (sometimes shortened to ABC-D or ABCD) is a division responsible for the daytime programming block on the ABC Network and syndicated programming.
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer, producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018.
All in the Family is an American sitcom TV-series that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network for nine seasons, from January 1971 to April 1979.
Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ), commonly known as AEPi, is a college fraternity founded at New York University in 1913 by Charles C. Moskowitz.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Americans who are Jews, whether by religion, ethnicity or nationality.
Anthony D. "Tony" Thomopoulos is an American motion picture and television executive.
Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles, California.
Battle of the Network Stars is a series of competitions in which television stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC would compete in various sporting events.
The Big Three television networks are the three major traditional commercial broadcast television networks in the United States: the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), CBS (formerly known as the Columbia Broadcasting System) and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
William Selden "Bill" Todman (July 31, 1916 – July 29, 1979) was an American television producer and personality born in New York City.
Brandon Tartikoff (January 13, 1949 – August 27, 1997) was an American television executive who was the president of NBC from 1980 to 1991.
Cannon is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from 1971 to 1976.
Card Sharks is an American television game show created by Chester Feldman for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes.
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from September 30, 1982, to May 20, 1993, with a total of 275 half-hour episodes for eleven seasons.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
Charles Herbert Woolery (born March 16, 1941) is an American game show host, talk show host, and musician.
Dean Hargrove (born July 27, 1938 in Iola, Kansas) is an American television producer, writer, and director.
Diagnosis: Murder was an American comedy/mystery/medical crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr.
Diff'rent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986.
Donny & Marie is an American variety show which aired on ABC from January 1976 to January 1979.
Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977 until May 23, 1981.
Family is an American television drama series that aired on the ABC television network from 1976 to 1980.
Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson where two families compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions in order to win cash and prizes.
Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired on the ABC network from 1977 to 1984.
Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates in the United Kingdom) is an American television mystery series that aired from January 20, 1989 to May 2, 1991.
Filmation Associates was a production company that produced animation and live-action programming for television from 1963 to 1989.
FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology.
Frederick Herman "Fred" Jones is a fictional character in the American animated series Scooby-Doo, about a quartet of teenage mystery solvers and their Great Dane companion, Scooby-Doo.
A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.
General Hospital (commonly abbreviated GH) is an American daytime television medical drama.
Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for six seasons from October 29, 1981 until May 12, 1987.
Gloria Monty (August 12, 1921 – March 30, 2006) was an American television producer working primarily in the field of daytime drama.
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC.
Good Times is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from February 8, 1974, to August 1, 1979.
Grant Almerin Tinker (January 11, 1926 – November 28, 2016) was an American television executive who served as Chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986.
Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm.
To green-light is to give permission or a go ahead to move forward with a project.
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. (simply known as Hanna-Barbera and also referred to as H-B Enterprises, H-B Production Company and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc.) was an American animation studio that served as a division of Warner Bros. Animation until it was absorbed by them.
Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984 on ABC, with a total of 255 half-hour episodes spanning eleven seasons.
Hee Haw was an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with the fictional rural "Kornfield Kounty" as a backdrop.
Hello, Larry is an American sitcom starring McLean Stevenson that aired on NBC from January 26, 1979, to April 30, 1980.
High Rollers is an American television game show that involved contestants trying to win prizes by rolling dice.
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes.
Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
In the Heat of the Night is an American drama television series based on the 1967 film and the 1965 novel of the same title.
Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. (Jason Lochinvar) "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles.
Jean Doumanian (born July 28, c. 1942) is an American stage, television and film producer.
Jiggle television is a term coined by NBC executive Paul Klein to criticize ABC's television production and marketing strategy under Fred Silverman.
John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer.
The key demographic or target demographic is a term in commercial broadcasting that refers to the most desirable demographic group to a given advertiser.
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak.
Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman.
Laverne & Shirley (originally Laverne DeFazio & Shirley Feeney) is an American television sitcom that ran for eight seasons on ABC from January 27, 1976, to May 10, 1983.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) has used several corporate logos over the course of its history.
Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), The Kids in the Hall (from 1989 to 1995) and The Tonight Show (since 2014).
M*A*S*H is an American television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983.
Mark Leo Goodson (January 14, 1915 – December 18, 1992) was an American television producer who specialized in game shows, most frequently with his business partner Bill Todman, with whom he created Goodson-Todman Productions.
Martin Starger (born May 8, 1932) is an American entertainment entrepreneur.
Match Game is an American television panel game show that premiered on NBC in 1962 and was revived several times over the course of the next few decades.
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal-defense attorney Ben Matlock.
Maude is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972, until April 23, 1978.
Mayberry R.F.D. is an American television series produced as a spin-off and direct continuation of The Andy Griffith Show.
Michael Harold Dann (September 11, 1921 – May 27, 2016) was an American television executive.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NBC News is the news division of the American broadcast television network NBC, formerly known as the National Broadcasting Company when it was founded on radio.
NBC Nightly News (titled as NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt for its weeknight broadcasts since June 22, 2015) is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News, the news division of the NBC television network in the United States.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a large, primarily residential, public university in Columbus, Ohio.
One Life to Live (often abbreviated as OLTL) is an American soap opera broadcast on the ABC television network for more than 43 years, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and then on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network from April 29 to August 19, 2013.
Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions.
Pat Sajak (born Patrick Leonard Sajdak; October 26, 1946) is an American television personality, former weatherman, and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.
Pink Lady is an American variety show that aired for five weeks on NBC in 1980, starring the musical duo of the same name.
Real People was an NBC reality television series that aired Wednesdays at 8:00-9:00 on NBC from 1979 to 1984.
Rhoda is an American sitcom starring Valerie Harper which aired a total of 109 half-hour episodes and one hour-long episode over five seasons from September 9, 1974 to December 9, 1978.
Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1976 American television miniseries based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw that aired on ABC in one- or two-hour episodes mostly on Monday nights over seven weeks, beginning February 1.
Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family.
The "rural purge" of American television networks (in particular CBS) was a series of cancellations in the early 1970s of still-popular rural-themed shows with demographically skewed audiences, the majority of which occurred at the end of the 1970–71 television season.
Sarah "Sally" Bedell Smith (born May 27, 1948) is an American historian and author specializing in biographies of American political, cultural, and business leaders, as well as members of the British Royal Family.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Saturday-morning cartoon is a colloquial term for the original animated television programming that was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings in the United States on the major television networks.
Scooby-Doo is an American animated franchise, comprising many animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is an American animated mystery comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera.
Shōgun is an American television miniseries based on the 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell, who also was the executive producer of the miniseries.
Sid Krofft (born July 30, 1929 as Cydus Yolas) and Marty Krofft (born April 9, 1937 as Moshopopoulos Yolas) are a Canadian sibling team of television creators and puppeteers who were influential in children's television and variety show programs and the founders of their studio Sid & Marty Krofft Television Productions in the U.S., particularly throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.
Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from September 13, 1977 until April 20, 1981.
In media, a spin-off (or spinoff) is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from already existing works that focus on more details and different aspects from the original work (e.g. particular topics, characters or events).
Supertrain was an American television drama/adventure series that ran on NBC from February 7 to May 5, 1979.
Syracuse University (commonly referred to as Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU) is a private research university in Syracuse, New York, United States.
The Television Academy Hall of Fame was founded by a former president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), John H. Mitchell (1921–1988), to honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to U.S. television.
The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971.
The Big Show is an American comedy-variety-musical television series produced and broadcast by NBC for several months in 1980.
The Bionic Woman is an American television science fiction action series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired between 1976 and 1978.
The Bob Newhart Show is an American sitcom produced by MTM Enterprises that aired on CBS from September 16, 1972, to April 1, 1978, with a total of 142 half-hour episodes spanning over six seasons.
The Brady Bunch Hour is an American variety show featuring skits and songs produced by Sid & Marty Krofft Productions in association with Paramount Television that aired on ABC from November 28, 1976 to May 25, 1977.
The David Letterman Show is a short-lived morning talk show on NBC, hosted by David Letterman.
The Facts of Life is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes that originally aired on NBC from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s.
The Flintstone Comedy Show (not to be confused with the shortened, re-titled 1973 version of CBS's The Flintstone Comedy Hour) is a Saturday morning animated series revival and spin-off of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera which aired on NBC from November 22, 1980 to September 11, 1982.
The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes.
The Love Boat is an American comedy television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from May 5, 1977, until May 24, 1986; three-hour specials aired in 1986–87 and 1990.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977.
The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman.
The Six Million Dollar Man is an American science fiction and action television series about a former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by American actor Lee Majors.
The Smurfs (Les Schtroumpfs; De Smurfen) is a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, human-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest.
The Smurfs (syndicated as Smurfs' Adventures) is an American-Belgian animated fantasy-comedy television series that aired on NBC from September 12, 1981, to December 2, 1989.
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is an American variety show starring American pop-singer Cher and her husband Sonny Bono.
The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain and a 1963 film of the same name, about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II.
Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired for eight seasons on ABC from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC.
Thomas William "Tom" Shales (born November 3, 1944) is an American writer and critic of television programming and operations.
Turner Publishing Company is an American independent book publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Twenty One is an American game show originally hosted by Jack Barry which aired on NBC from 1956 to 1958.
Uncle Croc's Block is an hour-long live-action/animated television series.
Viacom Productions was a television production arm of Viacom International.
WGN-TV, virtual channel 9 (UHF digital channel 19), is an independent television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States, serving as the flagship television property of the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company, which also owns radio station WGN (720 AM) and local cable news channel Chicagoland Television (CLTV).
Wheel of Fortune (often known simply as Wheel) is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (often informally called Millionaire) is an American television game show based on the same-titled British program and developed for the United States by Michael Davies.
Wiping, also known as junking, is a colloquial term of art for action taken by radio and television production and broadcasting companies, in which old audiotapes, videotapes, and telerecordings (kinescopes), are erased, reused, or destroyed.
The Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards—first presented in 1977 by the now–Los Angeles chapter of the Women in Film organization—are presented to honor women in communications and media.
WPIX, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to New York City and owned by Tribune Broadcasting.