Blast from the Past: TV promos
Was Alien Nation really "The Hottest New Series on Television" in 1991?
Now here’s a blast from the past.
I stumbled across some notes I made in 1991 (dear God), when as a young ‘un I jotted down some claims made by our television stations about their new TV shows.
I remember thinking “these guys always claim this show or that show is the best ever.”
Now nearly 20 years later, how well did they stack up?
Here are the lines they used, for your perusal…
Twin Peaks: “The Most Talked About Series of the ’90s!”
The Cosby Show: “The Most Successful Comedy Series of All Time!”
A Country Practice: “Australia’s Best Loved Drama!”
Alien Nation: “The Hottest New Series on Television!”
Let’s Make a Deal: “The Sensational New Game Show!”
Let’s Make a Deal: “The Richest Game in Town!”
The Phil Donahue Show: “Television’s Most Controversial Man!”
MASH: “Television’s Biggest Hit!”
The Simpsons: “The World’s Hottest Family!”
…and yes, I did need to get out more. I still do.