History Series / TheMidnightSpecial

10th Jun '16 9:03:44 PM Freezer
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* RealSongThemeTune: The folk song "Midnight Special", as covered by Johnny Rivers.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yep, that's TheSeventies, alright.

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* RealSongThemeTune: The folk song "Midnight Special", as covered by Johnny Rivers.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yep, that's TheSeventies, alright.
Rivers.
27th Nov '15 11:20:03 AM nombretomado
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* TheHost: The show operated on a rotating series of guest hosts akin to ''SaturdayNightLive'', with Helen Reddy taking over as a constant for the '75-'76 season.

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* TheHost: The show operated on a rotating series of guest hosts akin to ''SaturdayNightLive'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', with Helen Reddy taking over as a constant for the '75-'76 season.
12th Nov '14 11:46:05 AM Freezer
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* RealSongThemeTune: The folk song "Midnight Special", as covered by Johnny Rivers.

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* RealSongThemeTune: The folk song "Midnight Special", as covered by Johnny Rivers.Rivers.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yep, that's TheSeventies, alright.
12th Nov '14 11:44:04 AM Freezer
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* AllStarCast: It'd be quicker to name the famous bands of its day that ''didn't'' make an appearance at one time or another. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Midnight_Special_%28TV_series%29#Guest_stars Wikipedia has a list of some of the more "notables".]]
17th Nov '12 1:45:29 PM Wackd
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* RealSongThemeTune: The folk song "Midnight Special", as covered by Johnny Rivers.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: in 1978, the studio set was swapped out for one that just screamed "disco". It was swapped out by 1979 for the original.

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* RealSongThemeTune: The folk song "Midnight Special", as covered by Johnny Rivers.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: in 1978, the studio set was swapped out for one that just screamed "disco". It was swapped out by 1979 for the original.
Rivers.
17th Nov '12 2:25:02 AM Wackd
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* ProductPlacement: Chevrolet, which technically owned the program in its first season and bought the 1AM timeslot of NBC.
17th Nov '12 2:22:06 AM Wackd
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An {{NBC}} music VarietyShow, which ran from 1973 to 1981. It was one of the very first shows to break past the average 1AM sign-off time, as well as one of the very first to eschew lip-synching in favor of straight-up live performances. The show primarily consisted of live musical acts from popular performers, with the occasional dip into archival concert footage and comedy performances.

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* AllStarCast: It'd be quicker to name the famous bands of its day that ''didn't'' make an appearance at one time or another. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Midnight_Special_%28TV_series%29#Guest_stars Wikipedia has a list of some of the more "notables".]]
* TheAnnouncer: Wolfman Jack
* TheHost: The show operated on a rotating series of guest hosts akin to ''SaturdayNightLive'', with Helen Reddy taking over as a constant for the '75-'76 season.
* ProductPlacement: Chevrolet, which technically owned the program in its first season and bought the 1AM timeslot of NBC.
* RealSongThemeTune: The folk song "Midnight Special", as covered by Johnny Rivers.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: in 1978, the studio set was swapped out for one that just screamed "disco". It was swapped out by 1979 for the original.
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