Every week we try to kickstart things with a bit of random WTFery: something so odd that we figure if you’re beginning your week with it, things can only get more sane as you go.
This time, I don’t want to say anything. Just…just watch this. We’ll talk after.
This is from one of four known episodes of How’s Your Mother-in-Law, from Chuck Barris, which apparently ran from December 1967 to March 1968. That’s four months, so did they just do an episode a month? Or are there only four extant episodes? Don’t know. But you thought some reality television contestants are headscratchers today…back then you could send your mother/mother-in-law (since in order to become a mother-in-law one must also be a mother to begin with) on national television to convince some single people that she was the best of the bunch.
And I can’t tell which I would rather see talk to the “Jury” more: Nipsey Russell or Richard Dawson. I mean seriously.