Hi! Lots of TV news on today’s roundup.
For starters, it’s the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” on CBS. Today’s Cool Weird Awesome is about the backstory of the show, so if you miss it you’ll end up saying “ruh roh” to yourself.
It’s also the day in 1990 that “Law and Order” first aired on NBC.
And 10 years ago today, at the Video Music Awards, Kanye West was happy for Taylor Swift and was gonna let her finish, Beyonce actually did let her finish, and in between, the biggest Swifties at the VMAs were… P!nk and Billie Joe from Green Day? Billboard has the story.
Farewell, Eddie Money. Not only did you have some legendary songs, your official Giphy channel included a loop of you dozing on the couch and eating pretzels, which, to be honest, looks like paradise.
Today in 1948 singer and actor Nell Carter was born. Here’s the star of TV’s “Gimme a Break” singing “Up Where We Belong” with another singer gone too soon, Andy Gibb.
Today in 1980, Willie Nelson plays a concert on the South Lawn of the White House, sings a duet with First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and, as he tells it, lights a “big fat Austin torpedo” on the WH roof.
Here’s a song for National Peanut Day: The Police playing “Peanuts” about 40 years ago:
And finally, because it’s Friday, here’s the story of the guy who brought a clown with him to a “redundancy meeting” at work.