New IS TV Channel

This Old Mainframe – Host Bob Vila revamps a Univac and shows you how you can turn an old PC into a functional doorstep or other decorative object.

Name That Software – Contestants attempt to identify well-known business programs by looking at the least number of lines of code.

My Three Suns – Neighbors wonder why Steve Douglas keeps three UNIX based work-stations in a suburban neighborhood.

Wang Can Cook – Chef Charles Wang blends together software in an incomprehensible manner from companies he’s purchased. Studio guests grudingly pay ever higher prices for his creations. (TFTD’s personal favorite)

Leave it to Spindler – The Spindler tries to earn money by selling apples but finds he can’t sell them for as much as he paid for them; tries to make it up in volume. Ward, June and the Board of Directors sigh.

WordPerfect Strangers – Larry decides that using groupware would be a good way to meet women, but Balki’s laser printer explodes ruining any chances of connectivity.

Mayberry CPU – Andy discovers that his digital clock has more intelligence than Goober. Aunt Bee debugs Floyd’s electronic
cash register.

The Honeymooners – Ralph dreams up a way to hit it rich with a 3-D word processor, but it turns out to be vaporware. Ed makes millions creating “Norton’s Utilities”.

Mr. Rom’s Neigborhood – Mr. Rom puts young ones to sleep by reading selections from various IBM documentation.

Says Me Street – Muppet like forms of Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy show children how to work and play together on the information highway. Large character known as Big BlueBird is a favorite of the kids although no one really knows why.