BOOTLEG FILES 585: “Mason” (1975 TV pilot starring Mason Reese and Barry Nelson).
LAST SEEN: It is on YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: Nobody wants this thing.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: God, I hope not!
During the early 1970s, American television suffered from a surplus of excessively precocious little boys – tykes including Moosie Drier, Rodney Allen Rippy, Ricky Segall and John Gilchrist (a.k.a. Mikey from the Life Cereal commercial) were ubiquitous small screen mini-stars. Most of these kids were tolerable and nearly all of them vanished from view once they reached the pre-teen years.