Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let's Get Back to the Real Bigfoot

At Hometown Tales, we often discuss Bigfoot.   The legend of Sasquatch is a staple of any urban legend and folklore discussion.   Of course, Bigfoot is getting headline news again (as he does every 3-6 months) because of the supposed body that has been found in Georgia.   BTW, its a fake,  the guys who found it pull this tall heap of malarky every couple of years.  Don't get me wrong I'd love to be wrong but it's probably a bunch of donkeychips.

So all this hype over Bigfoot got me thinking back to the good ole' days in the 70s when Bigfoot was even hotter.   Everybody was talking Bigfoot then.  And long before he was a Pizza and a Monster Truck he was a character on the Six Million Dollar Man (which by itself was the greatest TV show with the greatest TV theme music ever).   Too make it better they added a "bigfoot" character.   To make it even "more better", Bigfoot was played by Andre the Giant at first.   Unfortunately it didn't ever get to "most better" because Bigfoot ended up being a robot and I think he even started to talk later in the series.   However, the first appearance on the SMDM was truly classic.   Perhaps if Fonzie encountered Bigfoot instead of jumping a tank filled with sharks we'd still be watching Happy Days.

Enjoy this classic trip down TV lane.   (Just ignore the crappy "crappyfilms.com" super on the video, -don't you hate it when people do that?  Are we supposed to credit this masterpiece of TV theater to some dumb kid who registered the URL "crappyfilms.com"?)


David Gerard said...

But the Bigfoot guys are such trustworthy fellows! I’m sure they just put a rubber suit out by mistake. Will the real Bigfoot be revealed?

KEZ said...

Men, we can rebuild him.

As a kid of the 70s, this rocks!