SPACE CASE-EP. 191 (The Case of “Just Say No,” “Very Special Episodes,” and the ONDCP’s Effect on 80s and 90s TV)


On this week’s episode of SPACE CASE, it’s a “very special episode.” In late 80s all through to the late 90s, big TV networks were given incentives and payouts in exchange for weaving anti-drug storylines into their shows. Some were more subtle than others but a lot of these once popular ratings darlings have frankly aged like sh*t. So, listen in as we go through various lists and give examples of these offenses INCLUDING how much the networks were paid to air the episodes.

Show Notes:
https://thecolumn.substack.com/p/in-the-90s-the-us-government-paid?s=r
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:2lX-bajGvesJ:https://screenrant.com/worst-weirdest-very-special-episodes-tv-shows/+&cd=16&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
https://nofilmschool.com/tv-very-special-episodes
http://www.vh1.com/news/23895/cheesiest-very-special-episodes-80s-90s-sitcoms/
https://www.ranker.com/list/very-special-episodes/devon-ashby
https://medium.com/atta-girl/very-special-episodes-that-defined-my-childhood-9f445979a92f
https://www.moviefone.com/news/unforgettable-90s-very-special-episodes-ranked/

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