by G. Jack Urso
|Hot Hero Sandwich logo from original series stationery,
|Hot Hero Sandwich publicity article from the NBC
Year of the Child
promotional booklet (1979, pg. 5).
[Note: Sherry Coben notes the incident was a bit more obvious than Weiss reports and that she has to take full credit for getting Standards and Practices involved in that little adventure. During rehearsal, Coben was in the control room next to Jane Crowley, the show representative from Standards and Practices. Coben saw that Rex Smith’s skin-tight shiny white leggings (which he originally wore) were VERY revealing and not appropriate for a quality children’s television show. Consequently, there was no conflict with Crowley on that point when she asked for a costume change. However, Coben noted that Crowley may not have noticed it had Coben not mentioned it, however very obvious it was.]