Skip to comments.Watch 'curvaceous' Jennifer Granholm in 1978 appearance on 'The Dating Game' (video)
Posted on 09/14/2012 5:16:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek
LANSING, MI - It has been known for years that former Gov. Jennifer Granholm appeared on "The Dating Game" in 1978.
Now, you can watch it below.
After Granholm's fiery speech to the Democratic National Convention last week - which some have called her Howard Dean moment - a video has surfaced on YouTube of her on the dating show.
She has puffy hair - lots of it - wears tight jeans and suspenders, and asks questions of the three bachelors like "What was the most famous girl you ever dated famous for?"
The host says she hails from British Columbia, is multi-talented, works in public relations and enjoys the arts, theater and the great outdoors. He also welcomes her as "the cute and curvaceous Jennifer Granholm."
(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...
You youngun’s may laugh at our pics from that time but at least the women were women and the guys were guys. Every generation has their style. We may have had big hair but we also wore hats and gloves. Beehives came into fashion as well as hot pants and very, very short skirts during my time as a young adult.
Life was so different then, particularly in flyover country. Women wore stockings and skirts or dresses to work - no slacks or pants of any kind and only farmers wore anything denim. We didn’t have microwaves so actually cooked, children played outside unwatched by adults and were fine or rode their bikes without helmets and knee protection and survived. Going through an old photo album is oftentimes a good history lesson for the grandchildren.
Quite frankly my life was a whole lot better in many ways back then.
Thank you for my first lol of the day!
The 70s weren't all bad.
God rest her soul, and forgive me for the evil thoughts of years ago.
My children (one 12, the other 15) got heavily into watching old episodes of Columbo. One of the things they noticed was the incredible amount of smoking and drinking that went on in those shows.
I was a huge Columbo fan when I was a teenager, back in the first half of the '70s. I didn't even notice it back than, but in virtually every scene, some or all of the characters were smoking cigarettes, and of course the Lieutenant always had his trademark cheap cigar.
Not only that, but the characters were often drinking (particularly the villian), and even if they weren't, there would be a sideboard or cabinet full of liquor bottles and glasses in the frame. Perhaps it was a product-placement thing, but you couldn't see any labels (although you could sometimes identify characteristic bottle shapes).
The producers seemed to think that having whisky (and ice and glasses) at the ready at all times was an indicator of wealth and success.
Part of the "good life" as defined in the post-war era.
Valerie is still looking good.
I recently looked thru a trunk full of pictures my dad had and even when I was a baby my grandparents looked old........maybe they were born that way.
-— The producers seemed to think that having whisky (and ice and glasses) at the ready at all times was an indicator of wealth and success.-—
It was! I remember the sixties, early 70’s secular dream well. White shoes and belt. Polyester ensemble. Steak and potato restaurant meals. Whiskey and cigarettes. A Caddy and a country club membership.
Did I miss anything?
As far as being materially satisfied, it’s a pretty good list, aside from the polyester, vinyl, and ciggys.
I’d like to go back.
BTW, I’ve gone through the Columbo series with my teenage daughters. They loved it. I enjoyed the same anachronisms.
Did you see the pilot from ‘68? A classic, particularly Columbo’s talk with the values-free behavioral psychologist. We’ve reaped the whirlwind.
That actually hurts....
Clothing and grooming styles change, but there's no doubt as to how I got to be here.
are you kidding? she looks like an angel there
Huh. I thought I had seen the pilot, which was called "Ransom for a Dead Man" (the villian is a pilot, kind of ironic, maybe a little joke).
A little internet research reveals that Columbo had two pilots, one in 1968, one in 1971.
I wasn't aware of the 1968 one; perhaps my parents wouldn't let me stay up late enough to watch it. In 1971 I was 16, and I remember my mother remarking as she watched "Ransom" that I should watch this show, that it was pretty good. I saw the second half, approximately, and loved the final scene in which Columbo realizes he doesn't have enough change to pay for a donut and coffee... while a briefcase containing $300,000 in cash sits - open - on the table in plain sight. You probably know that the waitress in that scene is Jamie Lee Curtis, in her first TV role.
I'll have to try to catch the original 1968 pilot.
Columbo was apparantly a conservative. He makes a number of statements during the course of the series that express an old-fashioned point of view. He is never very strident about it, but when I watch the episodes as an adult it is quite clear where he stands politically. We would today call him "not politically correct."
Also sometimes characters express conservative ideas.
I'm thinking here particularly of a minor character in the great "Sky High IQ" episode - a very pretty teenaged girl - who says to Columbo "sometimes I wish someone would want me for my body instead of my brains." Columbo says something encouraging to her.
She's not really smiling. Her smile was unforgettable. Also that shot makes her eyes look small, don't you think?
She looks buzzed or something. Notice how she sort of almost tipped over in the beginning? She was either drunk or high or both.
Or maybe that’s just how she normally IS.
Depending on what the meaning of ‘is’ is, of course.
there were tons of others- most not *appropriate* for this site
-— I’m thinking here particularly of a minor character in the great “Sky High IQ” episode - a very pretty teenaged girl - who says to Columbo “sometimes I wish someone would want me for my body instead of my brains.” Columbo says something encouraging to her.-—
Yes. Lot’s of charm and wisdom. His character was based on Fr. Brown, and Bing Crosby was originally cast for the role...
You’re in for a treat with the ‘68 episode, which actually may have been a made-for-tv- movie, but is now considered the first episode. Columbo displays some righteous anger. His character hadn’t completely gelled.
But watch for Columbo’s private office talks with the psychiatrist. Good versus evil. Shades of Dostoevsky. When writers sometimes actually wrote for adults.
Wish she would have kept her Twin Pines in Canada.