The Harlem Globetrotters are in my area tonight, and I'm lucky to be working at the stadium where they're playing. So here's a clip of them and Goldie Hawn in their heyday (re: the 70's), singing Randy Newman's "Short People":
Not just that, but the title as well. If it wasn't for the fact that he's done clickbait before, I would've thought he was (until I read the description or watched the video, anyway). I was a bit skeptical when I saw it go up.
There's something about the broadcast premieres of classic horror movies.....it's such a foreboding feeling, enhanced by Ernie Anderson's voice.
When I watch these, I imagine all the kids who were sneaking forbidden viewings that night, and how they must have felt listening to Ernie, who is such an effective word of warning: "are you SURE you want to do this?"
By the way, he's talking about Helen Brach of Brach Candy, who was kidnapped by the Mafia and dumped down the chimney of an industrial factory incinerator.
And from the same account, what the "face peeling" scene from Poltergeist looked like on ABC. Apparently Spielberg filmed an alternate take of this scene for situations like this -- networks, airplanes, etc. In the broadcast version, the face doesn't peel. There's the tiniest bit of blood in the sink and then the man just.....suddenly has a skeleton head, which he repeatedly slaps at. They must've been so embarrassed by this version of the scene that they didn't even bother to foley it, so you actually hear the "slap slap slap" of a palm hitting a paper mache prop. I don't know how many people were frightened by this version.
If anything, it's a chance to see what the prop looked like before they covered it with fake fleshy bits.