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4) Geraldo Blue-Balls America
Primetime Geraldo. On April 26, 1986, thirty million people tuned it to watch “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault,” a two-hour special with 90 minutes of speculative hype about what they’d find in the vault, 28 minutes of commercials, 30 seconds of Geraldo finally opening it and finding nothing inside, and 90 seconds of credits. It was a huge embarrassment that made Geraldo rich and famous — a common thread throughout these clips. Moustache here looks better than it ever did — young, idealistic, full of life, naturally colored.