It Was a Thing on TV: Episodes 288 & 289 - The episode of Rescue 911 from the ’90 MLB ASG rain delay/Mr. Merlin

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we conclude our MLB All-Star Special from last week while doing some wizardly stuff.


First, we talked last week about the 1990 MLB All-Star Game, with its long rain delay.  Now, we're talking about what happened during that delay.  CBS fired up an episode of its freshman hit Rescue 911.  It was a bit of an odd selection, maybe more so because this episode had a gruesome event, during a jovial event (The All-Star Game.)


Then, What if Merlin the Magician lived in the 20th Century instead of during Arthurian times?  In 1981, CBS gave us an answer to that question when Merlin lived in San Francisco and owned an auto repair shop.  It appears CBS had faith in the series, but it went up against difficult competition from the start.


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0:56 - The episode of Rescue 911 that aired during the 1990 MLB All-Star Game rain delay

43:36 - The Jenny Position Commercial

46:59 - Mr. Merlin

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