A treat for us! Back in the day when I was at TNT, we prided ourselves both on our love of television and our insistence on creativity. We had a wonderful crop of promotion producers -- some still there -- who loved TV as much as the Programming Dept. did. This is one of the efforts, an adorable singing promo for the series In The Heat of the Night, starring ITHOTN actor Alan Autry, who went on to become Mayor of Fresno, California; he's still in office now (until January) and also a radio talk show host!
Autry's character was named Bubba Skinner -- he was a hunk, hubba hubba! -- and so was born "Hubba Bubba"! With music and lyrics by Brian Matson, and the Jailbirds played by Dean and Blake (our Dean is the shorter Jailbird), this is a sweet blast from the past!