CBC's Sunday Night Lineup in 1983

memoryYouTube user WNED17 recently uploaded some fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems. These clips have brought back a tonne of memories for me, so I'm going to feature them one by one over the next few weeks.

For most of my adult life, Fox has been my home on Sunday nights. Anchored by The Simpsons, there have been other shows I've enjoyed, from Arrested Development to Family Guy.

As a kid in the early and mid-80s, CBC was my home on Sunday nights. It was Disney at 6pm and then Fraggle Rock. And yes, I even watched The Beachcombers. That rascally old Relic!

Here's Bruno Gerussi introducing the CBC Sunday night lineup in 1983.

I've corresponded with Mr. WNED17 via email, and he's become a regular witness to these entries in which I re-purpose his content. His name is Ed and he's got 1000s of old Beta tapes he's combing through, but he's struggling with the YouTube upload times. I've requested some more 80s Toronto sports clips and he's promised me some 1983 City TV sports coverage action.

Thanks, Ed!

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Ottawa (Charlottetown) Mike

These clips have been great. I only regret watching the Zoodles ad since I had it stuck in my head for days afterward.

February 27, 2008 @ 8:59 AM

Jason | GetYourOJ.com

I don't watch these ramdom vids, but fraggle rock rules and that is clearly what's in the picture

February 28, 2008 @ 8:34 AM

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