Blue Thunder

ABC (ended 1984)


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  • Blue Blunder.

    Someone forgot to file a flight plan for this turkey. You know a show is in trouble when the best actor on it is a police helicopter. Blue Thunder the movie had done big business the year before, so ABC figured this show to be a sure thing. James Farentino played our intrepid pilot, fighting the bad guys chopper-style. He was assisted by Dana Carvey,who was supposed to be an electronics geek. He sure looked the part. This was a few years before Carvey started doing annoying impersonations on Saturday Night Live. These two were supported on the ground by Dick Butkus and Bubba Smith, who followed the helicopter around in a truck. Why they couldn't hang around the airport, smoking cigarettes like the other mechanics, I never knew. After a few months, this show flew into a mountain and was never heard from again.