Hi, Bob

One banana, two banana, three banana, four ...

A number of enterprising podcasters have secured rights for old-time radio shows and are sending them out into the ether as "new" 'casts ... offering the repackaged shows for free and hoping to make a few bucks by inserting new commercials in the already-existing station breaks. Fair enough - some of those old shows (Jack Benny is one that immediately comes to mind) are worth another listen, and the price is certainly right.

What we really need, though, is for some rights holders to take this one step further, jump on the video iTunes bandwagon, and start offering old, lost, and generally unavailable TV shows in the same manner. I might not want to watch the new episode of Craft Corner Deathmatch on a video 'pod - sorry, but some things just beg for a big screen - but it would be the perfect platform to be able to see something like F-Troop or The Munsters or (be still my beating heart) The Banana Splits ... shows that you literally cant see anywhere else.

Hell, I would pay two bucks an episode for that ...

Posted: Tue - November 1, 2005 at 02:17 PM