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Summer afternoon TV, '70s style

Like most children of the 1970s, I spent a lot of time outside, doing all those cliche things you hear about. Riding bikes, running through the sprinkler, playing kick the can.

But I would be lying if I told you that I didn't also spend time indoors, watching crappy TV.  Now this was before we had so many cable channels, so there weren't a lot of options.  I didn't like soap operas until later, so much of what I watched was game shows.

One that came on 3:00 on CBS (why do I remember that?) was Tattletales. It was kind of like The Newlywed Game, but with celebrity couples who could have been married any number of years, and they had to match answers.

The adorable Bert Convey was host.  I thought this show was okay...not quite up to the level of $10,000 Pyramid (which was on in the morning), but we didn't have much else to choose from.

You can actually watch full episodes of this show on youtube, but here's an amusing segment for those of us who don't want to entrench ourselves so firmly in the Wayback Machine.



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