Check this out: A cool 1970’s-like promo for ABC’s upcoming crime drama Life On Mars, about a guy who wakes up one morning, and thinks it’s 1973. To see the clip, click here.
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.