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"NFL Monday Night Football"

"NFL Monday Night Football"

Category: Sport
All Genres: Sport
Release Year: 1970
Country: USA
Rating: 4.5 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Johnny Asuncion
Sound: Mono

  • Is it Monday yet? (37th season)
  • Are you ready for some football? (20th season)

  • Writing by: Johnny Asuncion – writer

    Produced by: Peter Paul Basler – producer
    Kimberley Bliquez – executive producer
    Erin Egan – co-producer
    Kyla Kuhner – co-producer
    Hrach Titizian – producer

    Cast: Frank Gifford – Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer / … (245 episodes, 1971-1997)
    Howard Cosell – Himself – Color Commentator / … (193 episodes, 1970-1983)
    Don Meredith – Himself – Color Commentator / … (170 episodes, 1970-1984)
    Al Michaels – Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer / … (111 episodes, 1986-2005)
    Fran Tarkenton – Himself – Color Commentator / … (66 episodes, 1970-1983)
    John Madden – Himself – Color Commentator / … (63 episodes, 1970-2005)
    Dan Dierdorf – Himself – Color Commentator (53 episodes, 1987-1998)
    O.J. Simpson – Himself – Color Commentator / … (52 episodes, 1973-1985)
    Don Shula – Himself – Miami Dolphins Head Coach (51 episodes, 1970-1995)
    Alex Karras – Himself – Color Commentator (39 episodes, 1974-1976)
    Dan Marino – Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback / … (35 episodes, 1983-1999)

    Music: Mary Kouyoumdjian Jay McMeekan
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: Coverage of professional football featuring teams from the National Football League airing on Monday nights during the NFLs regular season.
    Plot: “Are you ready for some football?!” That six-word lyric, as bellowed out each week by country music superstar Hank Williams Jr., preluded each “NFL Monday Night Football” game, the first successful attempt to air a National Football League (NFL) football game in prime-time. Each week, two teams (as chosen months in advance by the NFL) met in what has become a Monday night tradition. Usually, a trio of sports-casters (a play-by-play announcer joined by a color commentator and an analyst) called the action. Half-time interviews with coaches and players, and sideline reports after outstanding plays were also innovations that contributed to the appeal of these games. Many of the games proved to be exciting, though sometimes the games were boring (especially if the teams were a mismatch or not very good, a necessary risk since the games were scheduled months in advance). Often serving as part of the announcing team were former NFL greats including OJ Simpson, Dan Dierdorf, Joe Namath and Lynn Swann.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    No Live Girls Were Hurt or Injured During the Making of This Production

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Revealing mistakes: When Amanda is bitten in the alleyway you can see the end of the tube where the fake blood is pumped from and the line of blood from it as the Vampire pulls back, it is then visible again when he goes to take another bite.

    Trivia: There are 7 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The addition featuring comic Dennis Miller as a color commentator in 2001 was met with controversy as many of Millers jokes and comments went over the heads of viewers. ABC ultimately ended up setting up a Web page dedicated to explaining Millers many obscure (and not-so-obscure) pop culture references.
    • In 1998, play-by-play commentator Al Michaels said, “No shit,” in response to a question posed by his colleague, Dan Dierdorf. It turned out that Michaels thought that a scheduled interview was going on and that his microphone was turned off.
    • The highest rated game in the programs history was a 1985 Bears/Dolphins game.

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