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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #195 on: January 05, 2019, 01:58:03 PM »
So wait... if 1036-1040 aired from October 8-12, and 1051-1055 from November 19-23, then how did the weeks in between work out?   Presumably 1041-1050 would have aired somewhere during that timeframe, but that leaves three weeks unaccounted for.   So perhaps three of the four "skipped" weeks actually aired in that timeframe?  They could have intentionally re-arranged things in order to have the teddy bear opera air on the day after Thanksgiving, and the goldfish episode on New Year's Eve.

EDIT: Wait, nevermind, realized you made a typo and that 1036-1040 actually aired from October 29-November 2.
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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #196 on: January 05, 2019, 02:24:45 PM »
So here is the schedule

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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #197 on: January 05, 2019, 04:13:21 PM »
While looking for other articles in that newspaper I unintentionally found details that may shed some light on the 1979-80 airings assuming it was accurate and ended up airing as listed, here is what I have where the differences begin
10/29 - 11/2/79: 1036 - 1040
11/5 - 11/9/79: 1041 - 1045
11/12 - 11/16/79: 1046 - 1050
11/19 - 11/23/79: 1051 - 1055
11/26 - 11/30/79: 1061 - 1065
12/3 - 12/7/79: 1066 - 1070
12/10 - 12/14/79: 1071 - 1075
12/17 - 12/21/79: 1076 - 1080
12/24 - 12/28/79: 1081 - 1085
12/31/79 - 1/4/80: 1101 - 1105 From here things line up again as they strangely skip three weeks that have the pregnancies announced
1/14 - 1/18/80: 1111 - 1115
1/21 - 1/25/80: 1116 - 1120
1/28 - 2/1/80: 1121 - 1125
2/4 - 2/8/80: 1466 - 1470 (Superheroes) And this date makes sense because 1076 - 1125 is one long story arc (Queen Sara's pregnancy and the births of Prince Tuesday and Ana Platypus, and so it makes sense to have the debut after the long story arc. And for this reason, the four banned weeks not airing in 1979 makes sense.
2/11 - 2/15/80: 1126 - 1130
Now here is where things get strange as suddenly they randomly re air two 1969 weeks
2/18 - 2/22/80: 1061 - 1065
2/25 - 2/29/80: 1051 - 1055
From here they go to the 1971 season
3/3 - 3/7/80: 1131 - 1135
3/10 - 3/14/80: 1136 - 1140
3/17 - 3/21/80: 1141 - 1145
3/24 - 3/28/80: 1146 - 1150
3/31 - 4/4/80: 1151 - 1155
4/7 - 4/11/80: 1156 - 1160
4/14 - 4/18/80: 1161 - 1165
4/21 - 4/25/80: 1166 - 1170
4/28 - 5/2/80: 1171 - 1175
5/5 - 5/9/80: 1176 - 1180
5/12 - 5/16/80: 1181 - 1185
5/19 - 5/23/80: 1471 - 1475 (Windstorm in Bubbleland) (Friday before a holiday, Memorial Day, so therefore probably intentional
Now here is another discrepancy as after Bubbleland debut it doesn't have Superheroes airing again but rather resumes where the pre 79s left off the week before

5/26 - 5/30/80: 1186 - 1190
6/2 - 6/6/80: 1191 - 1195
6/9 - 6/13/80: 1196 - 1200
6/16 - 6/20/80: 1201 - 1205
6/23 - 6/27/80: 1206 - 1210
6/30 - 7/4/80: 1211 - 1215
7/7 - 7/11/80: 1216 - 1220
7/14 - 7/18/80: 1221 - 1225
7/21 - 7/25/80: 1226 - 1230
7/28 - 8/1/80: 1231 - 1235
Then an unconfirmed backwards MRN Summer, since Starting School is confirmed.
Also these listings have it continuing without any MRN Summer
8/4 - 8/8/80: 1236-1240
8/11 - 8/15/80: 1241 - 1245
8/18 - 8/22/80: 1461 - 1465 (Starting School)
8/25 - 8/29/80: 1246 - 1250
9/1 - 9/5/80: 1251 - 1255
9/8 - 9/12/80: 1256 - 1260
9/15 - 9/19/80: 1261 - 1265
9/22 - 9/26/80: 1266 - 1270
9/29 - 10/3/80: 1271 - 1275
10/6 - 10/10/80: 1276 - 1280
10/13 - 10/17/80: 1281 - 1285
10/20 - 10/24/80: 1286 - 1290
10/27 - 10/31/80: They have Superheroes with a reairing that week which makes sense being Halloween week and from the following week the schedule lines up again.
By the end of 1980 going forward the episode descriptions seem to stop so while 1981 remains unfigured out this at least gives some documented insight to a possible schedule another interesting thing it seems at some point the station there went to airing its weeks Tuesday to Friday and then the following Monday.

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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #198 on: January 05, 2019, 08:55:03 PM »
Thank you so much for posting that info!  I wonder what other info you can find.

A few questions: how far back does it go?  Does the debut of Starting School interrupt between 1455 and 1456, even though I'm fairly sure 1456 mentions "last week".

It's interesting that in 1979, they aired 1036-1040, 1051-1055, and 1071-1075, but not 1056-1060, given that Tim found absolutely nothing in 1056-1060 that would preclude it from airing.

I'm also very surprised that they skipped all of 1086-1100.  I do realize why they had to air the debut of Superheroes after 1125, but I don't see why Superheroes couldn't have aired later.  It's also interesting that 1091-1095 did not air in 1979 or 1984, although it definitely aired in 1986 and 1989.  I wonder if it aired in 1981.


I noticed that you listed nothing for Jan. 7-11, 1980.  Did 1106-1110 air then?  The only reason I ask is because the other weeks in which Carole Clemmons appeared (1056-1060 and 1086-1090) were both skipped.

Keep in mind that this thread that you replied to was one person's guess as to the schedule.  Much of what he has during the early 80s has been proven incorrect in later threads.

I'm very surprised that 1101 aired on New Years Eve, since that is a happy holiday, and 1101 is a sad episode.  Strangely, it seems almost as if it was intentional.

1061-1065 and 1051-1055 airing after 1130 is not too surprising, since there were other times in which they aired a few random episodes from an earlier season for seemingly no reason.  It's interesting that it was one of the banned weeks that aired.  I'm guessing that none of the banned weeks aired in 1981.

Since Superheroes aired Oct. 27-31, 1980, that means it also very likely aired Oct. 26-30, 1981 and Oct. 25-29, 1982.

Also, keep in mind that we know what aired in much of 1981.  The latest confirmed week in 1981 is April 20-24, 1981, Episodes 1406-1410.  This fits perfectly with what you have below.  So we know:

Nov. 3, 1980 - Feb. 13, 1981: 1291-1365
Feb. 16-20, 1981: Divorce
Feb. 23 - April 24, 1981: 1366-1410

So, the only remaining unconfirmed period is April 27, 1981 - Sept. 30, 1983.  The next known week is May 24-28, 1982: 1191-1195

I'm guessing that April 27 - May 29, 1981 was 1411-1435.  June 1-5, 1981 was the debut of Competition.  I read an article many years ago (can't find it again) saying that after the debut of Play (July 20-24, 1981) there was a backwards post-75 run (except Bubbleland), ending with Starting School Aug. 17-21, 1981 (and I'm guessing Bubbleland aired Aug. 24-28, 1981).  But there is a problem with that, since if 1436 aired June 8, as logical, 1460 would air July 10.  That leaves just one lone week, July 13-17, 1981, but I don't think that 1001-1005 could air that week, since I'm fairly sure that in 1005, they say that "next week" Sara Saturday will arrive.  So there had to be at least 1 mystery week.  Or, more likely, 4 mystery weeks, since long breaks tended to be between 1445 and 1446.  If 1446 aired Aug. 31, 1981, and if Superheroes did not air (it would have interrupted Friday and Sarah's honeymoon), and if none of the 4 banned weeks aired (but all of 1086-1100 aired), then 1191-1195 would air May 24-28, 1982, and we can easily figure out the rest of the schedule from there.  If Superheroes did air Oct. 26-30, 1981, then maybe 1091-1095 was skipped.  But, either way, there are still 4 weeks unaccounted for in the summer or fall of 1981.  I don't think we'll be able to figure this out on our own.

Thank you again for all that info.

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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #199 on: January 06, 2019, 03:48:36 PM »
From what I saw the break for the debut of Starting School 1461 did indeed come after 1455 I was just starting with where the differences began, and I must have missed the first week of 1980 and yes that was 1106-1110.

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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #200 on: January 07, 2019, 12:08:43 PM »
Thank you again.  Any chance that you can find more info for 1981 - 1983?  I think the only remaining unconfirmed period is April 27, 1981 - Sept. 30, 1983.

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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #201 on: January 07, 2019, 02:26:07 PM »
Upon further review I was able to find a listing through the end of June 1981 but unfortunately the episode descriptions in that paper's tv weekly stop after that. From after the debut of Divorce
2-23 to 2-27 is 1366-1370 and goes continuously to the debut of Competition the week of June 1-5 and from there it has 1436-1440 airing June 8-12 and 1441-1445 June 15-19. What is interesting is the week of June 22-26 which is the last week I could find descriptions for it has them going back to 1176-1180 so they probably figured that was a good point for a break and wanted to fill time before starting their summer post 75 run assuming they had one as extensive as believed. Perhaps I will stumble onto some more in another newspaper tv weekly listing on newspapers.com for more listings.

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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #202 on: January 07, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »
Thank you.  That makes perfect sense, since otherwise the debut of Play would have interrupted between 1005 and 1006.  I'm guessing that June 29 - July 17 probably continued with 1181-1195, then the post-75s as we described, including Bubbleland Aug. 24-28, and then 1446 aired Aug. 31, and the 4 banned weeks were all skipped, but the pregnancy episodes aired, including 1091-1095.  Or maybe 1091-1095 was skipped and Superheroes aired in October.  But that seems less likely.  See what else you can find.  Thanks.  But I think we've figured out almost the entire schedule.  The only other mystery is which week had an extra airing in between the 1971 and 1972 seasons.

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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #203 on: April 18, 2019, 03:13:18 AM »
What happened to the rest of the daily airings schedules after 2001?

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Re: MRN Schedule 2/19/68 - 9/4/09
« Reply #204 on: April 18, 2019, 11:19:16 AM »
What happened to the rest of the daily airings schedules after 2001?

It seems to have disappeared.  Not sure if the original poster deleted it or if the moderator deleted it for whatever reason.  Unfortunately, the person who posted it no longer seems to post here.  I should also mention that the info from 1968-1984 is not correct, since we now know more accurate info.