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Quote of the Day: Knight Rider

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Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of man who does not exist.
Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless in a world of criminals who operate above the law.

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Knight Rider debuted on NBC on this day, 37 years ago (September 26, 1982)

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Quote of the Day: Inspector Gadget

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Dr. Claw: I’ll get you next time, Gadget… next time!

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Wowsers!!! The Inspector Gadget cartoon TV series debuted in syndication on this day 36 years ago (September 12, 1983).

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Quote of the Day: Voltron: Defender of the Universe

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Form feet and legs! Form arms and body! And I’ll form the head!

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Voltron: Defender of the Universe debuted in syndication on this day, 35 years ago (September 10, 1984)

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Quote of the Day: Late Night with David Letterman

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Cher: I never thought I’d want to do this show with you.
David Letterman: Now why?
David Letterman: Now let’s explore this a little. Why? Because you thought I was a…
Cher: An asshole

33 years ago today (May 22, 1986), Cher called David Letterman an asshole on Late Night.

Quote of the Day: Dorf on Golf

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Dorf: Now Leonard, with dat well-trained caddy eye of yours, how far would you say we are from da nearest hole?

[Leonard takes a long moment to look far across the course.]

Leonard: Far.


Dorf: Leonard, why don’t you consider getting to bed a little early tonight? You wouldn’t want to miss a visit from the IQ fairy.


R.I.P. Tim Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019)

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Quote of the Day: M*A*S*H

[Hawkeye was telling Dr. Sidney Freedman about what he initially thought was a chicken clucking inside the bus]

Dr. Sidney Freedman: Then what happened?

Hawkeye: Then I went back toward the front of the bus.

Dr. Sidney Freedman: And what happened next?

Hawkeye: There’s something wrong with it. It stopped making noise. It just–just stopped.

[pauses]

Hawkeye: She-she killed it! She killed it!

Dr. Sidney Freedman: She killed the chicken?

Hawkeye: Oh, my God! Oh, my God! I didn’t mean for her to kill it.

[sobbing]

Hawkeye: I did not–I–I just wanted it to be quiet. It was–it was a baby! She, she smothered her own baby.

[pauses]

Hawkeye: You son of a bitch, why did you make me remember that?

Dr. Sidney Freedman: You had to get it out in the open. Now we’re halfway home.

The series finale of M*A*S*H aired on this day, 36 years ago (February 28, 1983). Over 125 million tuned in to watch! To this day, it is the largest audience for any television series (excluding sports and news events) ever. It is still the standard of which every television series finale is compared.

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