WFLD Channel 32 – Comedy Classics – “The Little Rascals” (1983)

Here’s a full edition of Comedy Classics spotlighting Little Rascals shorts, as aired on WFLD Channel 32. Includes: Tail end of Comedy Classics opening titles (with “bubbles” popping up that feature various Stooges and Rascals inside), put into service after WFLD’s new owners Metromedia revamped them to reflect their new logo Part 1 of “Forgotten Babies” [1933] in which Spanky is stuck with a babysitting job while the rest of the gang (including Stymie, Tommy, Dorothy, Wheezer and Dickie) go fishing – All rights reserved – (C) Hal Roach Studios MCMXXXIII Commercial for “Chart Action ’83,” featuring 14 hits including “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners, “Jeopardy” by the Greg Kihn Band, “Straight From the Heart” by Bryan Adams, “Affair of the Heart” by Rick Springfield, “Don’t Fight It” by Kenny Loggins with Steve Perry, “Shock the Monkey” by Peter Gabriel, and “Der Kommissar” by After the Fire – at Montgomery Ward Promo for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Sneak Preview party for Saturday, September 24th at Esquire Theatre, with chance to win prizes (voiceover by ??) – but remember, employees and their immediate families of Metromedia, Inc. and its affiliates are ineligible PSA for National Medical Association – with pitcher Bill Gullickson of the Montreal Expos advising regular checkups for diabetes Conclusion of “Forgotten Babies” Commercial: Rough Riders Tri-Ex from LJM, with 3-speed shifting action – Battery not included (voiceover by ??) Commercial: Richard Simmons Anatomy Asylum – with Barbara Karaoglanyan detailing how she lost weight from his program – join for just $17 a month (ending voiceover by Jim Barton) Promo for Taxi for 6:00pm (main voiceover by ??) (ending voiceover by Jim Barton) PSA for National Audubon Society’s Clean Air Campaign (voiceover by ??) Part 1 of “Reunion in Rhythm” [1937], spotlighting a reunion at Adams Street Grammar School of graduates and newer class – featuring present and former “Our Gang” members including Darla, Spanky, Alfalfa, Porky, Buckwheat, Stymie, and Georgia among others – All rights reserved – (C) Hal Roach Studios MCMXXXVII Commercial: Taco Bell’s Giant Taco Bell Grande (voiceover by ??) Commercial: The Colorforms Kid (voiceover by Peter Thomas) – (C) Colorforms 1983 / (C) 1983 Coleco Industries, Inc. Promo for Northwestern Wildcats football vs. Syracuse Orangemen for Saturday at 6:30pm (voiceover by Jim Barton) – special mention of quarterback Sandy Schwab and running back Ricky Edwards PSA for Anti-Crime Guide from AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) (voiceover by ??) Conclusion of “Reunion in Rhythm,” which fades out before the number ends Full Comedy Classics ending title sequence, with promo for PM Magazine for 7:00pm (voiceover by Jim Barton) Station ID / promo for White Sox baseball (magic number to clinch: 4) (voiceover by Jim Barton) Opening titles for Mork & Mindy (from the second season) This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, September 13th 1983. About The Museum of Classic Chicago Television: The Museum of Classic Chicago Television’s primary mission is the preservation and display of off-air, early home videotape recordings (70s and early 80s, primarily) recorded off of any and all Chicago TV channels; footage which would likely be lost if not sought out and preserved digitally. Even though (mostly) short clips are displayed here, we preserve the entire broadcasts in our archives – the complete programs with breaks (or however much is present on the tape), for historical purposes. For information on how to help in our mission, to donate or lend tapes to be converted to DVD, and to view more of the 4,700+ (and counting) video clips available for viewing in our online archive, please visit us at:

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