Looks Unfamiliar: Matt Lee – If The 1950s Produced A Videogame This Would Be It

Park St. Under (WCVB-TV 1979) - the sitcom that 'inspired' Cheers? Listen to Matt Lee and Tim Worthington talking about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is director Matt Lee, who’s rifling through lines of code in search of ITV comedy pilot Wake Up! With Libby And Jonathan, Cheers-prefiguring sitcom Park St. Under, ideologically dubious computer game Terramex, They Might Be Giants’ ‘Dial-A-Song’ service, Cola Spread and an attempted regional ban on Garbage Pail Kids. Along the way we’ll be critically evaluating Leslie Grantham’s ‘shocked’ face, revealing how not to wow the opposite sex by listening to the b-side of Birdhouse In Your Soul, and recalling some favourite quotations from Beer: A Book by George Wendt.

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074 – Matt Lee – If The 1950s Produced A Videogame This Would Be It Looks Unfamiliar

About Matt

Matt Lee is a writer and director; you can follow Matt on Twitter at @mattl.

Buy A Book!

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. If Park St. Under don’t do coffees, then I’m sure Cheers will be along to ‘borrow’ the idea soon enough.

Further Listening

There’s more on They Might Be Giants – this time their Friday Family Podcast – in Looks Unfamiliar with Gabby Hutchinson Crouch here. You can listen to Ben Baker talking about the similarly dubious board game Mysteries Of Old Peking in Looks Unfamiliar here.

Matt also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside  Joel Morris on the View-Master Demonstration Reel, Joanne Sheppard on Colorado Beetle panic, Emma Burnell on the stage musical version of Dirty Dancing, Samira Ahmed on The Fun Food Factory, Jonny Morris on Battlestar Galactica action figures, Shanine Salmon on Neopets and Anna Cale on Diana Dors’ Dors’ Dozen, which you can find here.

Further Reading

A Fast Exciting All-Action Game is a look at some of the more dubious – in several senses – television and movie tie-in board games of the seventies; you can find it here.

Looks Unfamiliar - a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can help Podnose to continue providing quality podcasts for free by donating to their GoFundMe here.

Special thanks to VHiStory for help with some of the clips in this.

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