This week, 41 years after it first went to air in 1970, TVOntario put up its archives online.
Here's a roundup of some of the more interesting clips posted thus far. #retro
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, aka The Woz, is as inspiring as he is goofy. Much of what he says in this 1:14 interview clip is still so relevant today.
Today's Special is...birthdays. In this episode, one of the mannequins realizes he never had a birthday party. So his friends decide to throw him one "with decorations, a cake, and dancing music." The theme song, you'll remember, is a classic.
Raves! Here, Studio 2 does a suprisingly admiral job of introducing raves to its audience.
John Candy stopped into Saturday Night At The Movies to talk about It Came From Hollywood. He talks a bit about the nature of wit, and proceeds to nail two imitations of Dr. Tongue and Eugene DeWitt (?), two characters he improvises on the show. He also smokes a cigarette during the second half of the interview, which you can not do on TV, indoors or basically anywhere else anymore.
Anyone who doesn't miss John Candy doesn't have a pulse!
Stephen Harper sure was creepy in the 90s. In this clip, he talks to Studio 2 about his nightmarish Unite The Right movement, which must've seemed like a sad fantasy at the time.
Steve Paiken's reaction to Mordecai Richler's anti-Zionism argument at 5:30 of this 1994 video is worth a donation to TVO on its own. Also fun is Paiken's awkward parting "enjoy the cigarette...or cigar."