thinglets: The Far Out Space Nuts Theme Song

This show actually existed! Even better, it was a Sid and Marty Krofft production with Bob Denver. I vaguely remember this show as a child, but I love the generic innocence that viewers were willing to give television creators. These days the simplistic premises make me shake my head because they are supposed to be clever. At that time, it was supposed to be stupid and IT WAS! But I've always been a fan of shows that took the time to have a theme song as well. A little bit of retro TV cheese for your Monday.

If you dig the retro TV things, please check out my podcast Best Episode Ever at Hope you dig it!

thinglets: The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island with Robots

If, even back in cheesy TV days of 1981, I pitched a made-for-TV movie to you that read as follows, how much money would you sink into it?

"The famous Harlem Globetrotters crash land on Gilligan's Island, immediately dispatching a terrifying 'shark' by throwing basketballs at it. A mad doctor and his accomplice plan to take over the island for its rich energy supply by scaring off Gilligan and his buddies, but it soon settles to a basketball match between the doctor's robots and the aforementioned Globetrotters." (via

In addition to this ridiculous plotline, the film would have a new actress playing Ginger, star Martin Landau, Stu Nahan, Chick Hearn, and Scatman Crothers.

After waking up from your incredulous fainting spell and screaming: NO ONE WOULD EVER MAKE THIS FILM!, watch the clip above.

You now have a new term of reference for "The New Invincibles".