I get a lot of e-mails from people asking me about television shows, made-for-TV movies or miniseries they remember from years or decades past. I try to answer each question as best I can but often recollections are hazy at best and thus impossible to identify, despite my best efforts. Hopefully, by posting these questions here at Television Obscurities for everyone to read someone will come up with the answer. Keep reading for today’s unidentified shows.
This new feature has turned out to be both more popular and more productive than I had hoped. Many of the questions that stumped me have been answered by visitors.
Can You Identify These Shows, Part 1
-Show identified as a British program called The Champions, broadcast by NBC in 1968
-Two-part made-for-TV movies/miniseries identified as Goliath Awaits, aired in syndication as part of Operation Prime Time in November 1981
Can You Identify These Shows, Part 2
-Made-for-TV movie identified as Mother Was Never A Kid, an ABC Afterschool Special broadcast in April 1981
-Show identified as ABC’s Oh, Grow Up!, a sitcom that ran for 11 episodes during the 1999-2000 season
Can You Identify These Shows, Part 3
-Show identified as a British program called Into the Labyrinth
-Early 1990s animated movie still unidentified
Can You Identify These Shows, Part 4
-Show identified as Phyl & Mikhy, a CBS summer series that ran for 6 episodes in 1980.
-Show potentially identified as Showtime’s Hard Knocks, a sitcom that aired in 1987.
Here are two more questions that I hope someone can answer. I sure couldn’t.
I have been trying to find this out for over twenty years. When I was a child in the ’70’s, I think around 1973 or ’74, I once saw an episode of a horror TV show that stayed with me. I have no idea what the show was called, but the episode was called “Blind Man’s Bluff.” A man and his son move into a town where all the children are vampires playing death games. When the son gets to know them, they show him the ‘bluff’, which is a high cliff perched over a roaring sea. I remember as clear as day, a little English-accented vampire girl pointing to a cliff and intoning, “There is the bluff!” That’s one thing that has never left my mind. The other is the ending: the son turns around to look at his father–and there is black makeup around his eyes. He is one of them. There is a freeze frame of the boy’s sad little vampiric face as the credits roll. I will never forget this; PLEASE help me figure out what it was! Thank you very much.
According to the Internet Movie Database there are a lot of programs that had episodes titled “Blind Man’s Bluff,” including The Vise, Light’s Out, The Chevy Mystery Show, Stagecoach West and The Name of the Game. One of these could very well be the episode Tony remembers. Does his description sound familiar to anyone?
>What was the name of 90’s (?) comedy about two sisters who live in Florida? The younger one dresses and acts like a senior citizen.
My attempts to identify this show have been hampered by the fact that Esther Rolle’s character in Good Times was named Florida, and that makes searching the Internet difficult.