Oh god, was it really that bad? Make it stop! It feels like watching one of those old variety shows, only on the planet Kazook... a wookie version of the planet Endor.
Television was really, really sad in the 70's. I didn't like watching most of the things most kids watched back then... instead, I watched In Search Of, The Bugs Bunny / Road Runner Hour, The World At War, Cosmos, Flash Gordon, early Saturday Night Live episodes, Creature Features, M*A*S*H, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Ultraman, Doctor Who, Star Blazers, and Dave Allen at Large.
Add in premature exposure to Night Flight, The Young Ones, A Clockwork Orange, Rock n' Roll High School, and Yellow Submarine, and you got a pretty weird kid that was completely out of touch with the Def Leppard / Ratt / Journey / CHIPs kind of youth culture that really prevailed at that time... and for that, I am supremely grateful. ;-)