… After yesterday’s constant stream of sad news I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today.
This is funny and sweet. It’s a reminder of how smart + delightful television used to be. So. Very. Calm.
I miss watching TV shows that were in black & white. I miss seeing TV shows that don’t *flash* and *bang* all over the place. I miss being entertained by TV shows that don’t try to impress me with their super hipness.
But mostly I miss the kind of innocence that allowed a pleasant “nobody” to outsmart a panel of curious “somebodies” by merely being herself. With a smile.
[Unrelated to this video, but interesting to know, the contestant later wrote a memoir titled Look Back and Laugh. Writers are everywhere, aren’t they?]