The stopgap

It was 1967 and I was in first grade. My mother was strict, in the evening I had to go to bed after Carosello, like all the children of the time, because in the morning I had to go to school and waking up was not easy at that age. With the exception of Saturday evening. The next day was Sunday and then I could stay awake watching “Il Tappabuchi”.

Il tappabuchi was a historical variety television program directed by Vito Molinari. The conductor was the ironic and amiable Corrado, with the “help presenter” played by Raimondo Vianello, and included the participation of…