Friday, February 6, 2009

I Want A New Attitudes

I stumbled onto a YouTube treasure trove recently, as I searched for Shelley Winters' interviews.

I can't believe I forgot about Attitudes, the late 80s talk show hosted by Linda Dano & Nancy Glass on Lifetime: Television For Women. I would have thought I'd remember the SNL spoofs with Jan Hooks & Nora Dunn better than the show itself, but when I watch these clips, I'm flabberghasted that this isn't a parody in itself.

Please, for the love of all things feline and/or holy, watch a few minutes of this. Everything about it is just so bizarre and compelling, even before one gets to the guest stars (Dr. Joy Behar! Miss Shelley Winters!). The opening credits, the banter, the discussion of popped corn - I can't even explain. You simply have to watch, or never know me at all as a person.


ALH said...

OMG. I am going to be late for work because I had to stay home and watch this.

CRD said...

There are literally HOURS of this program on the youtube. I know because I've watched most of them.

Call in sick. Or better, call in Quit. And make sure New Boss doesn't know about your addiction or he might have this site blocked.

Anonymous said...

That nickname is objectionable.

Tinsel Shrimpfax said...

Jesus, those opening credits are pretty much the 80s synopsized.

Anonymous said...

"Is that sick or what? Has somebody been eating it or does it come out like that?"

That's what she said.

Anonymous said...

Goodness. I would do anything to claim sickness and stay home when I was a kid, in order to watch daytime TV. I was addicted to Attitudes. I think I wore something similar to Linda's outfit to work today; this is very disturbing. Thanks for the Attitudes memories!!