I Have A Confession…
At the weekend we stumbled on a repeat of the 1980′s game show 3-2-1 (on ftn). Yes the one with Ted Rogers, Dusty Bin, naff guests and sometimes unintelligible clues. I can remember catching a few shows back in the day but generally the clues messed with my mind and predictably I wandered off and did something more meaningless (no really!). My partner has heard me talk of the show whenever one of those top-100-mind numbing-TV-programs-of-all-time type things come on and references it. Yet again I’ll attempt Ted Rogers 3-2-1 thing he used to do with his hand though I always end up looking like I’m just waving my hand about rather than an accurate re-creation of his digit gymnastics.
Oooh I’m Looking For Clues
The worrying thing was that I actually worked out 2 of the clues (21 years later and I finally get it. There’s no way I’m more clever now than I was in 1986 so that freaked me out) which I had always assumed years ago were more like a Nostradamus quatrain in that they could easily apply to any of the prizes and the producers always knew what they wanted the couple to have at the end and would be shouting into Ted’s earpiece ‘make this one the holiday’. Spookier still I confidently predicted that our 1986 couple would blaze a trail of glory and end up with Dusty Bin (the booby prize) instead of the star prize . Please tell me that I hadn’t seen the show first time around and remembered the outcome.
Icing On The Cake
Of course 3-2-1 was nothing without the guests and for ultimate cheese it would have been hard to top this show. Keith Harris and Orville and Black Lace (who did neither Superman or Agadoo and so this was the first time I heard another Black Lace number, one that presumably sank without a trace until this repeat). I even think one of them was not an original member (Musical differences?). The main guy wore a fluorescent yellow jump suit. My eyes were very offended.
Forgive me for my sin of reappraising tat TV. It was wrong of me and it was not gratifying. In future I will just say no (unless of course I sneak one more peak).