Saturday, February 5, 2011

WHATCHOO CROSSING OVER?

On Friday we inducted the character of Arnold Jackson-Drummond, primarily known for 'Diff'rent Strokes', into the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame. So here are a couple of videos which show him in crossover mode....

First up, Arnold meets poor little rich kid Ricky Stratton in an episode of 'Silver Spoons'. This is a clip that definitely is confined to its own time, just based on that computer alone!




With this next clip, we're visiting a different dimension, not only of sight but of sound - sorry, runaway train of thought!

In this dimension, the Tele-folks watch the same shows as we do, but those TV show characters can cross over from Earth Prime-Time. So it's a TV world in a TV world in our TVs......

This was the central theme to a TV show called 'Hi Honey I'm Home', which was about a family of sitcom characters living in the "real" world. A lot of classic TV characters made the jump from Earth Prime-Time to this other TV dimension over the course of the series in cameo appearances.

Arnold was yanked out of the main Toobworld to replace this guy's son in his world in the "Remote Control Man" episode of 'Amazing Stories'.....



BCnU!

1 comment:

Rob said...

I love the Silver Spoons clip. It starts actually prophetic, talking about what computers will someday be used for, but then turns into the typical computer usage of the 1980s on film and TV, in which the screen is the usual primitive 80s computer screen, using DOS, but somehow just a few keystrokes can get you hacking into top secret government computers.