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« on: August 07, 2013, 04:00:59 PM »
This week marks 18 years ago since Shows 1386-1390, originally aired in May 1974, last aired on Public TV (i guess maybe it did still air in 1996 or maybe 1997 if it's true that WQEX-TV still aired the pre-79s locally after they stopped airing nationally in 1995; someone told me that 1456-1460 last aired in 1994 locally even though it already stopped airing in 1989 on other stations). On a side note, today's also my mom's birthday. How ironic.

And tomorrow also marks 19 years ago since 1451-1455 last aired on TV as well. I still love the One Part Salt song performed in 1451. I wish Tim would add that to the Archive sometime. And of course, the highlight of that week was to see actress Margaret Hamilton from The Wizard Of Oz.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 02:27:08 AM »
And of course, the highlight of that week was to see actress Margaret Hamilton from The Wizard Of Oz.

And sadly, in a rather odd coincidense at my mention of Margy H and Oz, i just read that Margaret Pelligrini, one of the very few people from that film that were still alive, just died that day as well. Me and my family met her at a convention in Indiana back in 2006.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 04:12:23 PM »
I still love the One Part Salt song performed in 1451. I wish Tim would add that to the Archive sometime.

I've actually been meaning to but have somehow misplaced my copy of that episode. Once I can track it down, I'll get that song on the site.

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 01:48:58 AM »
I still love the One Part Salt song performed in 1451. I wish Tim would add that to the Archive sometime.

I've actually been meaning to but have somehow misplaced my copy of that episode. Once I can track it down, I'll get that song on the site.

Do you still have 1408? I believe it was sung on that episode as well (and may possibly have been sung on other pre-79 episodes where he makes modeling dough, with the possible exception of 1128). I know for sure 1451 wasn't the only episode with that song because before he breaks into it, he asks the viewers "You remember that song that we made up together the last time we did this?".

Strangely, in later episodes including 1694, he mentions adding an extra ingredient, oil. I guess that's why One Part Salt was never performed again after 1975; the song suggests that it's only made with salt, flour and water.

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 05:44:03 PM »
Does he not sing the song in 1128 when making the dough?  According to the archive he sings "Good Feeling" while making the dough but for some reason I thought he also sang "One Part Salt" then.

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 09:04:48 PM »
Does he not sing the song in 1128 when making the dough?  According to the archive he sings "Good Feeling" while making the dough but for some reason I thought he also sang "One Part Salt" then.

This is a very good possibility. The copy I have of 1128 has the first few minutes cut off so it's quite possible that he did sing "One Part Salt" before "Good Feeling."

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 03:20:29 AM »
Does he not sing the song in 1128 when making the dough?  According to the archive he sings "Good Feeling" while making the dough but for some reason I thought he also sang "One Part Salt" then.

This is a very good possibility. The copy I have of 1128 has the first few minutes cut off so it's quite possible that he did sing "One Part Salt" before "Good Feeling."

It was like that when i saw 1128 as well.

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 03:24:42 AM »
Isn't it amazing that 1386-1390 aired so long? 1974-1995. Every 1974 week before that last aired in 1988, 1992 and 1993.

And 1389 is one of the Amazon episodes. That specific episode last-aired 18 years ago yesterday.

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 07:10:11 PM »
Does he not sing the song in 1128 when making the dough?  According to the archive he sings "Good Feeling" while making the dough but for some reason I thought he also sang "One Part Salt" then.

This is a very good possibility. The copy I have of 1128 has the first few minutes cut off so it's quite possible that he did sing "One Part Salt" before "Good Feeling."


I think the copy that many of you have came from my original tape. (Looks like
It from your screen shots).  The reason was most likely because I taped over the beginning with another episode for some reason when I was a kid.  So if anything the only memories I might have of the full episode are from back when I recorded it in 1989.

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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 07:13:56 PM »
Isn't it amazing that 1386-1390 aired so long? 1974-1995. Every 1974 week before that last aired in 1988, 1992 and 1993.

And 1389 is one of the Amazon episodes. That specific episode last-aired 18 years ago yesterday.

Yeah, I wonder why it is that 1386-1309 aired 4 years in a row, and was the only pre-79 to air in 1995.  There was more room in the schedule to air more pre-79s if they wanted to that year, but it seems they chose not to.  It made no sense at all, since 1376-1380 carries over to 1381-1385 and 1381-1385 carries over to 1386, but the last 3 times 1386-1390 aired, it aired without its predecessors.  It especially makes no sense, when in 1386, Fred opens with talking about "last week".

It's too bad that if most of us were to ask FCI why they aired that week by itself as late as 1995, they will refuse to answer.  FCI won't answer any questions unless they are asked by the members of their elite group.  I'm not mentioning any names, but you know who you are.

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 07:19:28 AM »
Isn't it amazing that 1386-1390 aired so long? 1974-1995. Every 1974 week before that last aired in 1988, 1992 and 1993.

And 1389 is one of the Amazon episodes. That specific episode last-aired 18 years ago yesterday.

Yeah, I wonder why it is that 1386-1309 aired 4 years in a row, and was the only pre-79 to air in 1995.  There was more room in the schedule to air more pre-79s if they wanted to that year, but it seems they chose not to.  It made no sense at all, since 1376-1380 carries over to 1381-1385 and 1381-1385 carries over to 1386, but the last 3 times 1386-1390 aired, it aired without its predecessors.  It especially makes no sense, when in 1386, Fred opens with talking about "last week".

I actually don't mind the fact that a lot of post-75s aired back then (especially since, now that the series no longers airs on TV at all anymore, practically every episode is now important to us, not just the older ones), but i do think it's kinda strange that there were so many that only 1386-1390 could air. I wonder why they chose the 1986-1987 season when making up for the missing pre-79s? And if they didn't air, what would the 3 other pre-79s be? I know 1446-1455 would be two, but the other one would be hard to guess. I guess maybe 1441-1445 (since it doesn't carryover from 1440).

However, airing Fast & Slow and Playthings together, even though it cut down on pre-79 episodes, does sorta make sense, because both 1566 and 1684 feature Chaney Umphrey III and the Jewarts' Gymnasium, only thing that doesn't make sense is F&S airing before Playthings, since 1684 showed a flashback to 1566.

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 01:50:20 PM »
It's also the only pre-79 week to have an airing life of 20 years as the others lasted 19 years at the most.

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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 11:57:52 AM »
Isn't it amazing that 1386-1390 aired so long? 1974-1995. Every 1974 week before that last aired in 1988, 1992 and 1993.

And 1389 is one of the Amazon episodes. That specific episode last-aired 18 years ago yesterday.

Yeah, I wonder why it is that 1386-1309 aired 4 years in a row, and was the only pre-79 to air in 1995.  There was more room in the schedule to air more pre-79s if they wanted to that year, but it seems they chose not to.  It made no sense at all, since 1376-1380 carries over to 1381-1385 and 1381-1385 carries over to 1386, but the last 3 times 1386-1390 aired, it aired without its predecessors.  It especially makes no sense, when in 1386, Fred opens with talking about "last week".

I actually don't mind the fact that a lot of post-75s aired back then (especially since, now that the series no longers airs on TV at all anymore, practically every episode is now important to us, not just the older ones), but i do think it's kinda strange that there were so many that only 1386-1390 could air. I wonder why they chose the 1986-1987 season when making up for the missing pre-79s? And if they didn't air, what would the 3 other pre-79s be? I know 1446-1455 would be two, but the other one would be hard to guess. I guess maybe 1441-1445 (since it doesn't carryover from 1440).

However, airing Fast & Slow and Playthings together, even though it cut down on pre-79 episodes, does sorta make sense, because both 1566 and 1684 feature Chaney Umphrey III and the Jewarts' Gymnasium, only thing that doesn't make sense is F&S airing before Playthings, since 1684 showed a flashback to 1566.

I doubt that 1441-1445 would have aired.  It last aired in 1988, so they clearly had no interest in airing it during the 90s.  The extra week probably would have been either 1421-1425 (Key to Otherland Opera) or 1436-1440 (Joanne appeared in 1439).  Or, another option would have been to air all of 1376-1390, plus one other week, maybe either 1366-1370 (All in the Laundry Opera) or 1371-1375 (the week about deaf culture).

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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 11:59:52 AM »
One spooky coincidence in 1386: when Fred shows his drivers license, the expiration date is clearly Aug. 31, but with an illegible year!  That is an interesting coincidence, since in 2001, the series would end on Aug. 31.
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