The Classic TV Companion!

November 18, 2010

Before there was IMDB for the TV lover, before the internet, before personal computers… there was the Nick at Nite Classic TV Companion!  OK, that’s a slight exaggeration, because I seem to remember having a computer in my room during those formative years of watching classic television on Nick at Nite.  But if you wanted episode guides to some of those great old shows, you needed this book.

I recently found my well-worn copy and was bemused as to why I would need it at all!  But then I thought about how often I check IMDB on my iPhone to see who’s who in what episode, during what season, and any fun trivia about that episode or person.  So what did I do without it?  Turn to this book, of course!

“Brought to you by the ultimate authority on Our Television Heritage – here is the definitive, entertaining reference to some of TV’s enduring classics.”  Says the back of the book.  Also on there, some quotes from classic TV celebrities, like Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, and Conan O’Brien.  (Wait, what?  Yes!  Conan says, “At last, a book with not too many hard words.”)

I plan on browsing through the book a bit more tonight, then putting it back in the basement with all my other old books.  Maybe someday my children will find it and be really confused as to it’s purpose.

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