Promo for the Premiere of “Card Sharks” hosted by Jim Perry and “The New High Rollers” hosted by Alex Trebek

Straight from his stint playing lead character on Welcome Back, Kotter, Trebek makes time to host a game show. This would be the 2nd attempt at the High Rollers series, which is why it was labeled new. This new version would only last until 1980 and it would be 7 years until they would try it again, this time with a new host. Sadly, but good for him, Alex was a little busy with another show by then.

Card Sharks became…well Card Sharks. A stable of my at home day time TV watching.

Lower than a 4!?! Are you kidding me?!?

Oh and who remember this magical crossover? Alex can banter and wear the heck out of a shirt…

NBC Fall 1983 Lineup “Be There”

NBC in the fall of 1983 was pretty amazing for me. Watching this promo, I can remember whiling away the hours on the giant brown couch in my family’s living room. Everything seems like gold to me.

I wish that they would still make promo videos like this to get people excited for the new season. Although the definition of slick and cool has changed so drastically in the last few decades I am not sure I would enjoy it as much, but I willing to give it a look.