The clip features ABC graphics and the “meatball” logo from the era, and even uses an Ernie Anderson-like voice to promote the show (Anderson, who did voiceover work for ABC in the 1970’s and 1980’s and for the syndicated Star Trek: The Next Generation – not to mention playing “The Great Ghoulardi” on late-night TV in Cleveland in the 1960’s – died in 1997.)
So, what was on ABC in 1973? Among the programs airing in prime-time when yours truly was just a toddler were The Brady Bunch, Odd Couple, Love, American Style (one title), The Rookies, Room 222, The F.B.I. and The New Temperatures Rising. ABC was the young-skewing alternative at the time to CBS and NBC.
Saturday Morning fare included Yogi’s Gang, Superfriends, and something called Goober and the Ghost Chasers. Yes, Goober and the Ghost Chasers.