Friday, August 7, 2015

Saturtainment: Hot Hero Sandwich (1979)

After the Kroffts bombed out with The Krofft Superstar Hour/Bay City Rollers Show, NBC went back to the drawing board in 1979. Unfortunately, their lunch hour woes continued.

Hot Hero Sandwich drew the dreaded lunch hour death slot, but due to a writers' strike, I believe, which delayed the start of some shows that year, Sandwich didn't debut until after Thanksgiving. Bada-bing, bada-bomb.

The series was the brainchild of former Sesame Street writers Bruce & Carole Hart, and featured a couple of future stars in Matt McCoy (who would top-line an NBC sitcom, We've Got It Made, just 4 years later), and Denny Dillon, who would return to Studio 8H, where Sandwich was based, not too long after as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Following is the intro. Casey Kasem (American Top 40, Super Friends, etc.), who was a studio announcer for NBC at the time, handles those duties here.

Forgive the video quality. Some of these shows are hard to find as it is.

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