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Title: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: trdsf on February 04, 2019, 09:44:37 PM
Okay, let's have your favorite TV shows from before you were ten!  Link the openings from YouTube, if at all possible.  I don't care if it hasn't aged well or you wish you could disavow it now, and to prove it, I'll go first.

In my case, that'll be 1973 and earlier.  Here we go.

1965: Jonny Quest.  Because JONNY FUCKING QUEST.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gNBFmlNUfM

1968: Marine Boy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41k8mvZKWU8

1969: H.R. Pufnstuf.  Because SID AND MARTY FUCKING KROFFT.  (And they're BOTH STILL ALIVE!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orUNj09oN4U

1969: The Pink Panther Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bii-PIGprv8

1969: My World... and Welcome To It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpYCQ5e8T60

1970: The Bugaloos.  Because SID AND MARTY FUCKING KROFFT AGAIN!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlqIB1T0-dA

1970: Tomfoolery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fK2r5JKpXU

1970: The Doubledeckers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAKobLjH3tA

1970: Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVbZId6BxWc

You know, the worst is, I am sure I'm forgetting something... and I should put in a word for the 1973 Watergate hearings, which I was absolutely mesmerized by:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ovRCp06rSI&list=PLeTIjcXjuhIhWVkSAaMkri8YBHXiVx2ug

Special mention to Fred Rogers.  If you ever needed a half hour to just feel good, it was hard to beat Mr Rogers.  This clip is outside my time frame, but... Margaret fucking Hamilton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W23FRsHnegE
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Hydra009 on February 04, 2019, 10:14:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv3kcnI72Ec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5IWRz78DY
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on February 04, 2019, 10:56:28 PM
Does anybody else remember Range Rider?  I would be surprised if anybody else does remember it.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: trdsf on February 05, 2019, 08:58:10 AM
Does anybody else remember Range Rider?  I would be surprised if anybody else does remember it.
Ahead of my time, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: PopeyesPappy on February 05, 2019, 09:30:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2T1QX7BEyg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHdJUDBYA0o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LBHl7gH_Rc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azEOeTX1LqM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpoxHvmWPfc

Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on February 05, 2019, 09:32:01 AM
My families first TV appeared in our household in about 1953.  It carried one station, which came on at 6 am and became a test pattern at 10 pm.  Black and white, of course.  I remember programs like Rin Tin Tin, Range Rider, Dragnet, Liberace, news, Arthur Godfrey, Tennessee Ernie Ford, I love Lucy, and Howdy Doody--and more, I'm sure.

Was also listening to the Lone Ranger, Winnie The Poo, and Gunsmoke on the radio.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on February 05, 2019, 12:27:37 PM
I was about 4.5 years old when we got a TV, c. 1955. First program was a travelogue with palm trees and beaches. Hawaii? I actually wondered how they got those little people in that box.

Then I discovered Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Green Jeans, and Howdy Doody.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on February 05, 2019, 12:40:32 PM
A few years later ... Captain Kangaroo and Mr Green Jeans, Johnny Quest, Top Cat.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 05, 2019, 01:28:13 PM
A few of my favorites have already been mentioned, like Jonny Quest. I recall a few others that I watched early on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ExD2DQMes



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yKFrI7KDxc



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NToYkBYezZA


Of course, at that age I only watched cartoons, except in the evening when we'd have to watch the grown-up stuff, like Perry Mason, or Lawrence Welk.


Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: LoriPinkAngel on February 05, 2019, 01:40:56 PM
When I was under ten I watched Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Rogers.  Also Romper Room, I was always disappointed that Miss Sharon never saw my name in her Magic Mirror.  I lived in a good Christian home back then so on Sundays there was Davey and Goliath and a local Show called Jean's Story Time.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 05, 2019, 02:34:59 PM
I remember Davy and Goliath! I also just remembered Shari Lewis and Lambchop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qONgwRpoZ-g
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on February 05, 2019, 05:50:05 PM
Had the hots for Sheri Lewis--if a 6 yr old can even have the hots. :)) :huh:
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 05, 2019, 05:55:01 PM
Yeah, I know - she was soooooo cute! She aged well, too.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzX4xK6jZaM
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: aitm on February 05, 2019, 06:29:46 PM
I got some stone tablets in the closet but they make for bad video....
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 05, 2019, 06:58:47 PM
Yeah, they probably work well for tenderizing meat, though.


;-)
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Blackleaf on February 11, 2019, 10:47:05 PM
Hmm... I can't remember exactly what was on TV when I was ten, but I remember some of the shows I used to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWnWwN1z_UM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrmUk2YUm14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADH1sT-Uzg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbZfY28ptv4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nCqRmx3Dnw
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Munch on February 13, 2019, 05:53:12 PM
animaniacs was a great show.

so was batman the animated series.

this is what I had on as a kid back in the 80s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BT38rbo5Eg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn9xV6_yyG0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcGNqrAtsgg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yeA7a0uS3A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7VS-ZoeMqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9dbAQJIu1o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLrHsGmQHUo
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 14, 2019, 04:25:38 PM
Here's another one I remember from waaaaay back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw1IL_UYSSc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bI014exCHo



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8sGIQUtPDI


Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Sal1981 on February 14, 2019, 07:46:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNyXYPhnUIs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNyXYPhnUIs)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY5ogQ-kZrY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY5ogQ-kZrY)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-Pl-Q34ng (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-Pl-Q34ng)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-RDGT5Lsp8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-RDGT5Lsp8)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq7noaMwLfg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq7noaMwLfg)

Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: trdsf on February 16, 2019, 12:21:09 AM
While I'm thinking about it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiB21H1FH2w

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqI5_RA-o4s

(both of these shows were spinoffs from the great Ghoulardi)

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai5qktbixuA

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ffw9zARXCY

Now if Bill Kennedy's voice sounds familiar, it might be because of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2l4bz1FT8U

Yup, Bill was the announcer for the George Reeves Superman series.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on March 01, 2019, 10:19:23 AM
"Before I was 10"?  There almost wasn't TV then!  Your talking the 1950s to me.  Tom Terrific...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Terrific

We got our 1st TV in the late 50s...
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 01, 2019, 01:53:06 PM
Quote from: Mr. Peabody
Sherman, set the wayback machine.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swh448fLd1g



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh_g8J37dTo



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H926TwAkhjM

Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on March 01, 2019, 02:45:35 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swh448fLd1g




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh_g8J37dTo



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H926TwAkhjM

I remember all 3 versions

Oh THATs the other one I was trying to remember...  Getrald McBoing Boing...  I knew it was in the skull somewhere...  Gerald was a Suess kid!!  And tommorrow's his Birthday!
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 01, 2019, 08:14:42 PM
I can't recall whether anyone's mentioned these annoying guys:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1GQohuxkXI
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on March 01, 2019, 11:32:21 PM
I can't recall whether anyone's mentioned these annoying guys:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1GQohuxkXI
They were funny for about 15 minutes when I was 10.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 02, 2019, 03:43:20 PM
Here's another oldie but goodie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNHuI0Pw0m8




Here's one with Harrison Ford:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7tTwU0GBLg



Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on March 04, 2019, 12:11:19 AM
I can't recall whether anyone's mentioned these annoying guys:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1GQohuxkXI

The falsetto/helium boys always annoyed me no end.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 04, 2019, 05:20:14 AM
In which case I wish I could sing like that ;-)
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on March 04, 2019, 06:36:36 AM
In which case I wish I could sing like that ;-)

You could probably do the same flat falsetto if you tried.  I can come pretty close, but it hurts my throat.  Sometimes, when I really try, I can get that falsetto briefly.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 04, 2019, 12:53:54 PM
You could probably do the same flat falsetto if you tried.  I can come pretty close, but it hurts my throat.  Sometimes, when I really try, I can get that falsetto briefly.

You could build a time machines, go back and urge yourself to get a job as a castrato ;-)
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Blackleaf on March 04, 2019, 02:52:24 PM
I'm fairly certain the voice actors of those chipmunks just cheat and change the pitch of their voices in post. I could do the same with any old cassette player. (Yes, I am old enough to remember those.)
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Hydra009 on March 04, 2019, 03:18:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CtjhWhw2I8
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 04, 2019, 03:23:32 PM
Anyone remember this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGi9OZrhx94

I was pretty young when I watched this, so a lot of it was over my head.

I mostly remember Maynard.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 04, 2019, 03:57:12 PM
And then, of course, there was this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh4rJbJ0SKE
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on March 04, 2019, 06:54:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CtjhWhw2I8
I loved that show.  But it was better than Twilight Zone only every now and again.  Thiller was also watched--but it was usually not as good as Twilight Zone or Outer Limits.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on March 04, 2019, 06:55:25 PM
Anyone remember this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGi9OZrhx94

I was pretty young when I watched this, so a lot of it was over my head.

I mostly remember Maynard.
At the time it was my fav.  Loved Tuesday Weld.  But Maynard G. Krebs, with his aversion of WORK, was my guy. 
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on March 04, 2019, 06:56:31 PM
And then, of course, there was this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh4rJbJ0SKE
I watched that only because we only got one channel in those days. 
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 04, 2019, 07:18:39 PM
I watched that only because we only got one channel in those days.

In LA we had a few more channels.  Even PBS.  But my ex, she came from a small town.  One TV station only.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 04, 2019, 07:32:17 PM
Besides The Twilight zone, Rod Serling also had this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnCOzmAjSSg
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 05, 2019, 12:03:03 AM
The opening show of the original Night Gallery, had Roddy McDowell as villain, scared the piss out of me.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 06, 2019, 04:07:45 PM
I used to watch this one a lot. I really hated Captain Binghamton.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa_TQyBn5aI
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on March 06, 2019, 06:01:48 PM
I used to watch this one a lot. I really hated Captain Binghamton.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa_TQyBn5aI
Even as a kid I hated F Troop, McHale's Navy and Hogan's Hero's.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 06, 2019, 06:11:37 PM
I liked Hogan's Heroes, but F Troop wasn't something I cared about. I barely remember it at all.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 06, 2019, 07:29:48 PM
This isn't TV, but it is from waaaaay back!

Movies have come a o long way since 1902!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ85Sjovwmk
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: LoriPinkAngel on March 06, 2019, 07:31:36 PM
I remember liking Hogan's Heros, Gilligan's Island, Brady Bunch, The Waltons and many more.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on March 07, 2019, 06:43:09 AM
I'm fairly certain the voice actors of those chipmunks just cheat and change the pitch of their voices in post. I could do the same with any old cassette player. (Yes, I am old enough to remember those.)

Dave (Ross Bagdasarian), the human guy, did all the voices using sped-up recordings.  In spite of rumors at the time, helium was not involved.  It sure sounded like it though....
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Blackleaf on March 07, 2019, 11:48:10 AM
Dave (Ross Bagdasarian), the human guy, did all the voices using sped-up recordings.  In spite of rumors at the time, helium was not involved.  It sure sounded like it though....

Yup. I remember doing that with cassette players. Fast-forward + play. I never understood why fast equaled higher pitch, though.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 07, 2019, 12:54:32 PM
Yup. I remember doing that with cassette players. Fast-forward + play. I never understood why fast equaled higher pitch, though.

You do now, right?  Higher apparent pitch.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 07, 2019, 05:01:50 PM
I remember when ABC came on the air for the first time. The local newspapers carried a front page story about where to find it on the dial with twelve numbers.

I spent the next twelve years as my Mother's remote control.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on March 07, 2019, 05:42:05 PM
Yup. I remember doing that with cassette players. Fast-forward + play. I never understood why fast equaled higher pitch, though.

Less time between wavelengths... Think of it as blueshift and I bet it makes more sense...
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 08, 2019, 07:41:37 AM
OR the lower pitches don't come through at that speed, meaning you only hear the higher notes.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Blackleaf on March 08, 2019, 11:43:42 AM
I dunno. I can talk fast, and my voice doesn't suddenly go up in pitch. I can also change the settings in YouTube to double the play speed, and the pitch seems to be unaffected. Maybe YouTube automatically lowers the pitch at higher speeds to counter the effect of speeding up the sound? I don't really know what the difference is. lol
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: trdsf on March 08, 2019, 11:46:30 PM
I remember when ABC came on the air for the first time. The local newspapers carried a front page story about where to find it on the dial with twelve numbers.

I spent the next twelve years as my Mother's remote control.
Our local stations weren't fully dedicated to their networks until the late 1960s.  What became the ABC affiliate was originally the flagship station in an attempt at building a fourth network (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overmyer_Network) in the mid-1960s.  WSPD-TV 13 was the first TV station in Toledo, and was affiliated jointly or individually with all four networks (NBC, CBS, ABC and DuMont) at one point or another.  WTOL-TV 11 then came on as the CBS affiliate, and after that 13 picked and chose between NBC and ABC's programming... with 11 showing the NBC programs that 13 didn't.  WDHO-TV 24 followed in the middle '60s as the flagship Overmeyer Network station... which network lasted a whole 31 days.  Eventually, WDHO became the ABC affiliate and WSPD did only NBC so WTOL could only do CBS.  Until the 80s and 90s when WDHO became WNWO and an NBC affiliate and WSPD became WTVG and an ABC affiliate (now joint ABC/CW affiliate), and relative newcomer WUPW-TV 36 which is a FOX affiliate, except they have their news produced by WTOL and is somehow Channel 36 despite being on 46, and moving to 26.

Have I mentioned that Toledo is weird?
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: trdsf on March 08, 2019, 11:47:21 PM
Speaking of old TV, may I present the Battle of the Mustaches:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEnqOMALnYE
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 09, 2019, 02:52:23 PM
I doubt that I could've won the thousand bucks with those questions! LOL Groucho had some really funny people on that show, but it's usually him smoking the cigar.

Some of the old game shows were pretty good. Here are a few:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOdkrrP53I8
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 09, 2019, 07:46:00 PM

I bet a lot of younger people won't even know who Adam West was, but many of us of a certain age will remember him quite fondly.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS3K9tMFDE
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 09, 2019, 10:46:47 PM
Wasn't he the mayor, for awhile in Springfield, in Simpson's land?
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Draconic Aiur on March 09, 2019, 11:35:54 PM
Wasn't he the mayor, for awhile in Springfield, in Simpson's land?

No. In family guy land.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 10, 2019, 05:24:41 PM
He was also D.B. Cooper in News Radio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYtb2k6OFkc
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: trdsf on March 12, 2019, 07:53:26 PM
He was also D.B. Cooper in News Radio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYtb2k6OFkc
I <3 Adam West so much.  I don't think anyone was ever so genre-savvy.

By the bye, if you can handle so much over-acting in one show... there was a pilot made for an Alexander the Great TV series in the 60s... starring William Shatner as Alexander and co-starring Adam West, as well as guest stars John Cassavetes (or, in the pseudo-Greek letters they used, John CassavStSs) and Joseph Cotten (CottSn)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4yObXTbySI
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 13, 2019, 01:30:50 AM
I saw Shatner in Alexander the Great, long after it came out.  But I didn't remember Adam West.  Thanks for the blast from the past.  Sexist and racist.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 13, 2019, 01:44:48 PM
Wow, I almost feel a religious compulsion to watch that!
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 13, 2019, 07:48:45 PM
Wow, I almost feel a religious compulsion to watch that!

You come for the sexism and racism, but stay for the over-acting ;-)
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Hydra009 on March 13, 2019, 09:58:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRNwv8opJT0
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on March 14, 2019, 07:17:37 AM
When there were only a few channels, we always found something to watch.  Now with dozens of HDTV channels, I get bored.  Positive proof that everything is diminished in quality.  Content divided by number of channels just produces worse shows...
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Hydra009 on March 14, 2019, 10:32:02 AM
Too much choice (overchoice) can cause a variety of negative psychological effects, like decision paralysis and discontent.

It helps to narrow your parameters and realize that even great shows have the occasional bad episode and that's okay - you can't hold out for perfection.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on March 14, 2019, 11:22:48 AM
Too much choice (overchoice) can cause a variety of negative psychological effects, like decision paralysis and discontent.

It helps to narrow your parameters and realize that even great shows have the occasional bad episode and that's okay - you can't hold out for perfection.

When I was a child, we watched what Dad wanted to watch on TV when he got home.  That was Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Virginian.  Dad ruled the TV after dinner.  To be fair, we kids ruled the TV in the weekend morning cartoons, and Mom controlled it in the mid-day.

Most of the evening shows were pretty good.  I thought very highly of Adam on Bonanza, and Palladin (sp?) on Have Gun, Will Travel.  But I learned that the more shows there were, the more the creative talent got spread around.  I stopped watching around 15.  The Star Trek showed up, and I was back.

After that it was back to the "Ho-Hum" for a decade...  Then Babylon 5 and the story arcs where I realized some people were doing something beyond episodic plots (where every show didn't just restart the characters from no past).  Which is, I suppose why I liked Japanese anime when it showed up (because at least there was a story being told , if very slowly).
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Blackleaf on March 14, 2019, 01:09:12 PM
Too much choice (overchoice) can cause a variety of negative psychological effects, like decision paralysis and discontent.

It helps to narrow your parameters and realize that even great shows have the occasional bad episode and that's okay - you can't hold out for perfection.

I've heard of that strange psychological effect before. I have a cousin who said TESIII: Morrowind gave him headaches because it was too open ended. He didn't know what to do with all of his options, and that caused him physical discomfort.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 14, 2019, 07:38:53 PM
I've heard of that strange psychological effect before. I have a cousin who said TESIII: Morrowind gave him headaches because it was too open ended. He didn't know what to do with all of his options, and that caused him physical discomfort.

This is why men are stereotyped as bouncing from channel to channel, annoying their other family members.

Cavebear ... my dad was the same  And most of my life growing up, we only had one TV.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on March 14, 2019, 09:20:56 PM
My dad, too, controlled the TV in the evenings.  But for most of my life we only had 1 station--then in HS we moved to Portland and he was the controller.  Then we moved to small, small, small town CA (Dad worked at an ammo dump and the town around it was small in case the whole base went up--fewer dead then) and we had only 3 stations--2 if the weather was bad.  He still chose tho. 
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on March 15, 2019, 06:08:41 AM
My dad, too, controlled the TV in the evenings.  But for most of my life we only had 1 station--then in HS we moved to Portland and he was the controller.  Then we moved to small, small, small town CA (Dad worked at an ammo dump and the town around it was small in case the whole base went up--fewer dead then) and we had only 3 stations--2 if the weather was bad.  He still chose tho.

Because of Dad, I knew Gunsmoke and Virginian, but not Bonanza.  That and Combat starring Vick Morrow.  Always wondered why I grew up so violent ;-(  Comedy initially was Laugh-In.  Later it was Sanford & Son and All In The Family.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 15, 2019, 01:36:41 PM
When I was in a foster home in east Texas, we'd come in from the fields for "dinner" (that's what we called lunch) and dad would have to watch his soap opera, I forget which one, but he HAD to watch it every day. He hated the weekends because "his show" wasn't on.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Mike Cl on March 15, 2019, 03:13:50 PM
Because of Dad, I knew Gunsmoke and Virginian, but not Bonanza.  That and Combat starring Vick Morrow.  Always wondered why I grew up so violent ;-(  Comedy initially was Laugh-In.  Later it was Sanford & Son and All In The Family.
Loved Combat--where are the reruns????!!!
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on March 15, 2019, 04:16:33 PM
And then, of course, there was this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTpm0k23iV4


A few years ago I binge-watched this whole sit com on youtube. I loved it!
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Post by: Baruch on March 15, 2019, 08:22:26 PM
Loved Combat--where are the reruns????!!!

Really?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS4grrSWuZo&list=PLfQk6ph47fOzjRNdlvAtWO_GtkZmUiJuZ
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 15, 2019, 08:24:02 PM
Wow, I'd forgotten all about that series until I heard the music! I still don't remember it, but the music is definitely familiar.
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 16, 2019, 03:34:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NX6yqCTRO4
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 16, 2019, 05:25:10 PM
That one was so much fun, I thought I'd post another:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM_Xu-54ak8


I've always though June Lockhart was so beautiful!

Too bad Dr.Smith didn't make it, but at least the bubble-headed booby did.
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Post by: Mike Cl on March 16, 2019, 07:23:46 PM
Lost in Space--I hated that show from the moment I first saw it--especially the brat kid!  Even as a kid and I wanted to watch TV and that show was on (we had only one station then), I went to my room and played with my tinker toys instead of watch that shit.
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 16, 2019, 07:33:47 PM
Well, I only watched it for June Lockhart and the robot. And I was curious to see if they'd ever kill Smith and save themselves a lot of trouble.
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Post by: Baruch on March 16, 2019, 11:20:04 PM
Lost in Space--I hated that show from the moment I first saw it--especially the brat kid!  Even as a kid and I wanted to watch TV and that show was on (we had only one station then), I went to my room and played with my tinker toys instead of watch that shit.

Safe space in 1965?  Ahead of your time.  Yes, compared to Star Trek or Time Tunnel, it was cringeworthy.
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Post by: Cavebear on March 17, 2019, 05:00:33 AM
Lost in Space--I hated that show from the moment I first saw it--especially the brat kid!  Even as a kid and I wanted to watch TV and that show was on (we had only one station then), I went to my room and played with my tinker toys instead of watch that shit.

When the idiot shows came on, I crawled out my bedroom window and stared at the stars and learned the constellations...  Lost In Space was hideous.  And Space 1999 (?) where the Moon left Earth's orbit due to some explosion...  AACK!

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Post by: Baruch on March 17, 2019, 06:27:20 AM
Yes, Space 1999 was a Martin Landau (one of the stars as well) idea.  I think they were making fun of Velikovsky.  British-Italian show.  What could go wrong with that alliance? '=)
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Post by: Cavebear on March 17, 2019, 07:35:07 AM
Yes, Space 1999 was a Martin Landau (one of the stars as well) idea.  I think they were making fun of Velikovsky.  British-Italian show.  What could go wrong with that alliance? '=)

Martin Landau is among my least favorite actors along with Scott Bakula.
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Post by: Mike Cl on March 17, 2019, 09:44:55 AM
Safe space in 1965?  Ahead of your time.  Yes, compared to Star Trek or Time Tunnel, it was cringeworthy.
Time Tunnel--forgotten that one.  I kind of liked it since it would deal with different ages gone by--at least the idea was fun.
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Post by: Baruch on March 17, 2019, 01:53:20 PM
Time Tunnel--forgotten that one.  I kind of liked it since it would deal with different ages gone by--at least the idea was fun.

I thought it was better than Quantum Leap.  Quantum leap always stayed within a few decades before the present.  Time tunnel went t relatively distant future and past.  My favorite episode was the Feminist future one, where humans were bioengineered as silver skinned, silver dressed drones in a social hive.  They had a time machine (guess it took them centuries to reproduce the Time Tunnel).  They were going back in time, to kidnap people just before they died.  They did this to Hitler.  I think they were trying to re-diversify their social and biological matrix.  Episode 5, The Last Patrol.  America's answer to that eccentric Dr Who ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdqScP5uXok

Anyone remember the longest named TV show?  Voyage To The Bottom Of the Sea?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39u2y-wYgPQ

Was a take off from a movie.  Go Navy!
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Post by: Baruch on March 17, 2019, 02:10:18 PM
Who can forget, My Favorite Martian?
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Post by: trdsf on March 20, 2019, 01:24:44 AM
Anyone else remember this take on the future world of 1980?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvURidpkCY
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 20, 2019, 07:24:22 AM
For me, "old TV" is Walt Disney in black and white, and "Victory at Sea"!
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 20, 2019, 01:21:21 PM
Anyone else remember this take on the future world of 1980?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvURidpkCY
I don't remember that at all, but it looks pretty good. I think I'd've remembered the lady with the purple hair!
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Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2019, 07:17:36 PM
I don't remember that at all, but it looks pretty good. I think I'd've remembered the lady with the purple hair!

I first encountered this about 10 years ago on Youtube.  Thought the purple haired girl in the miniskirt was groovy!
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 20, 2019, 07:25:56 PM
You bet your sweet bippy she was! LOL
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Post by: Cavebear on March 21, 2019, 04:23:26 AM
Does anybody else remember Range Rider?  I would be surprised if anybody else does remember it.

I looked it up in case it sparked a memory.  Nope.  It was apparently even before MY time, and before we had a TV.
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Post by: Mike Cl on March 21, 2019, 09:21:29 AM
I looked it up in case it sparked a memory.  Nope.  It was apparently even before MY time, and before we had a TV.
I remember The Range Rider from '52 or '53 when the family got it's first TV.  I think that was a little before your time.
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Post by: Baruch on March 21, 2019, 07:27:03 PM
I remember The Range Rider from '52 or '53 when the family got it's first TV.  I think that was a little before your time.

Not me either.  But I did watch The Cisco Kid in reruns.
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Post by: Mike Cl on March 21, 2019, 07:57:15 PM
Not me either.  But I did watch The Cisco Kid in reruns.
I listened to the Cisco Kid on the radio and watched him on black and white tv.  I loved that in the mid '60's The Cisco Kid was the grand marshal of the Chico State Pioneer Day's parade! 
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Post by: Cavebear on March 21, 2019, 08:59:16 PM
Finally, someome older than me...
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Post by: trdsf on March 22, 2019, 10:20:38 PM
I don't remember that at all, but it looks pretty good. I think I'd've remembered the lady with the purple hair!
I remember the show fondly; it was in syndication either on channel 20 or channel 50 (I don't recall which) in the mid-70s, and was a Gerry Anderson show -- the man responsible for Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and later Space: 1999.
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 23, 2019, 01:29:13 PM
Here are a few that were really silly, but kind of fun:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vOxPUFF0T0



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61HINDycZA



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu9ZGTGb5p4


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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 23, 2019, 01:45:46 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/sh/rnaIShD4H1I0beya4R9iew/market.jpg)
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 23, 2019, 02:32:46 PM
I'll see your F Troop, and raise you a Petticoat Junction!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRhi8Tk9nNE



The girls were really pretty, but I always liked Uncle Joe the best.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 23, 2019, 03:21:25 PM
I sometimes wondered if that was the drinking water.
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 23, 2019, 03:25:09 PM
Yeah, me too! I always did think it was weird that they were bathing in their water tank. LOL
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Post by: Baruch on March 23, 2019, 06:29:29 PM
Just another attempt to feminize the population with their estrogen discharge ;-(
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Post by: trdsf on March 23, 2019, 07:14:25 PM
Hard to believe, but Scooby Doo is 50 this year.  I used to hate that show until I realized that beneath all the cheap animation and cheaper jokes... the answer was never the supernatural one.  There was always a rational explanation -- it was never a ghost, alien, or monster.  It was the janitor or groundskeeper or the owner of the amusement park.

Okay, yeah, well, there was a (semi-)talking dog.  I figure most of the show was from Shaggy's viewpoint, and Bob knows I've been wasted enough to have a conversation with a pet before.  And then the buzz wears off and the rational explanation comes along.
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 23, 2019, 07:31:06 PM
Didn't the movie end up with a supernatural explanation?
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Post by: trdsf on March 23, 2019, 08:47:34 PM
Didn't the movie end up with a supernatural explanation?
I don't recall.  And I even went to see it.  I'm a lot less familiar with the recent incarnations of it than I was with the original run.
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Post by: Baruch on March 23, 2019, 09:15:34 PM
Didn't the movie end up with a supernatural explanation?

Didn't see it either.  But as a twist on the original, it did have demonic possession.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 23, 2019, 09:41:13 PM
Yeah, me too! I always did think it was weird that they were bathing in their water tank. LOL
Later I figured out that the water was pumped up there during slack electrical usage periods, late at night and such, and was solely for filling the reservoirs on the steam loco.
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Post by: LoriPinkAngel on March 24, 2019, 12:54:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gzTRwnFmFM

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Post by: Unbeliever on March 24, 2019, 05:20:56 PM
I like Arnold Ziffel the best out of all of them. Mr. Haney was maybe the funniest of the bunch, though.
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Post by: Mike Cl on March 24, 2019, 06:39:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gzTRwnFmFM
Without a shadow of a doubt, my favorite actor in this series (which I watched quite a bit of) was Arnold the Pig!!!
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 24, 2019, 06:57:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0K_INetpzM


And Arnold was probably smarter than the whole bunch of them! LOL
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 24, 2019, 08:21:19 PM
Without a shadow of a doubt, my favorite actor in this series (which I watched quite a bit of) was Arnold the Pig!!!
You know he was gay, right?
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Post by: Mike Cl on March 24, 2019, 08:59:19 PM
You know he was gay, right?
I'm pretty sure he was a two-way pig.
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Post by: Cavebear on March 25, 2019, 02:50:37 AM
I remember the show fondly; it was in syndication either on channel 20 or channel 50 (I don't recall which) in the mid-70s, and was a Gerry Anderson show -- the man responsible for Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and later Space: 1999.

In Boston, we had Brother Bob (The grass in always greener on the other fellow's yard), a kindly Captain Kangeroo type.  He used a mailbox as his opening I think.  In VA we had some space-guy show.  I got on it once.  Really local stuff, I assume.
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Post by: trdsf on March 25, 2019, 07:43:41 AM
In Boston, we had Brother Bob (The grass in always greener on the other fellow's yard), a kindly Captain Kangeroo type.  He used a mailbox as his opening I think.  In VA we had some space-guy show.  I got on it once.  Really local stuff, I assume.
In Toledo, there were three choices: WSPD had "Uncle Ben's General Store" sporadically from the 60s to the 80s (with at least two different Uncle Bens -- the only videos I've been able to find are from the 80s with a much younger Uncle Ben than I remember as a kid, and as I recall, the original one was one of their newscasters), WDHO briefly had a mad scientist themed kid's show that I only remember because I was on it (and they dispensed with it when they signed up as an ABC outlet so it ran for not much more than a year, if that), and WTOL had "Patches and Pockets" that ran from '71 to '89.

I miss local programming -- all there is anymore is the news, and sometimes a morning (news) show.
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Post by: Unbeliever on April 13, 2019, 01:46:27 PM

I have fond memories of this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BENTL3DY1lk
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Post by: Baruch on April 13, 2019, 02:32:46 PM
I think I remember Topper primarily as a movie.  Gary Grant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt1UDSilFxg

In your clip the ad is for Camel cigarettes.  My dad's favorite.  The package spiking my interest in the Middle East.
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Post by: Unbeliever on April 13, 2019, 03:26:44 PM
Yeah, Camels are 50 & 8/10 better! LOL
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Post by: Baruch on April 13, 2019, 08:35:50 PM
Yeah, Camels are 50 & 8/10 better! LOL

In Europe, you only have to walk a kilometer for a Camel ;-)
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Post by: Mike Cl on April 13, 2019, 08:51:00 PM
I have fond memories of this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BENTL3DY1lk
Me, too.  Watched it quite a bit.
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Post by: Cavebear on April 14, 2019, 12:45:02 AM
I think I remember Topper primarily as a movie.  Gary Grant.

In your clip the ad is for Camel cigarettes.  My dad's favorite.  The package spiking my interest in the Middle East.

Ah yes, there used to be so many other brands.  And they were GOOD for you.  Cleaned out the lungs and improved your appetite...

Cough, cough...
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Post by: trdsf on April 14, 2019, 07:24:57 PM
Here's a couple more I remember watching regularly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9NX9a9GUzA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el4ooVafQ8Y

It was only years later I learned about the original Ghost and Mrs Muir movie from 1947.  It was the sitcom first for me.  And man, Charles Nelson Reilly was everywhere... half the Saturday morning shows, and half the game shows that had celebrities play, when he wasn't actually a regular or guest on a series.
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Post by: Baruch on April 14, 2019, 07:59:32 PM
I found the movie to be darker ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-X00-BoG9o

What did Obi Wan do during the Ghost Wars?
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Post by: Cavebear on April 18, 2019, 07:14:10 AM
Here's a couple more I remember watching regularly:

It was only years later I learned about the original Ghost and Mrs Muir movie from 1947.  It was the sitcom first for me.  And man, Charles Nelson Reilly was everywhere... half the Saturday morning shows, and half the game shows that had celebrities play, when he wasn't actually a regular or guest on a series.

Charles Nelson Reilly was mostly famous for being famous...
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Post by: Unbeliever on May 14, 2019, 03:07:42 PM
Here's one I haven't thought about for a long time, but it was definitely a classic:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzp7Y4mCr2E
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Post by: trdsf on May 14, 2019, 10:43:35 PM
RIP, Tim Conway.  Here he is, doing what he did best: destroying Harvey Korman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_C3bO8WZ0

Tim's special to us North Coasters -- he cut his television teeth with Ghoulardi in Cleveland.  :)
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Post by: Unbeliever on May 15, 2019, 01:33:39 PM
Harvey could just barely hold it together during that! It seemed to happen that way a lot when Tim was doing his thing. :-D

He was just as funny in McHale's Navy.
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Post by: Cavebear on May 16, 2019, 02:24:23 PM
Harvey could just barely hold it together during that! It seemed to happen that way a lot when Tim was doing his thing. :-D

He was just as funny in McHale's Navy.

That sure wasnt his best!  I yawned twice..  Oops, power of suggestion.  Make that 3.
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Post by: Cavebear on May 16, 2019, 02:31:04 PM
WAY BACK is Ruff&Reddy.  Cat and dog.  Partners, not adversaries.  LOVED them.
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Post by: Unbeliever on May 31, 2019, 04:14:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3z__zRFwu4
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Post by: Unbeliever on August 10, 2019, 06:51:27 PM
This one is a great oldie:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qj58KYbEPo
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Post by: aileron on August 10, 2019, 07:05:58 PM
Wonder Woman. Can't imagine why a 10 year old me would be interested in that, LOL.

https://youtu.be/Gt48iFS_xHs
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Post by: Unbeliever on August 10, 2019, 07:11:39 PM
It must be kind of hard to run with all that, but she makes it look easy! LOL
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Post by: Baruch on August 10, 2019, 09:38:34 PM
It must be kind of hard to run with all that, but she makes it look easy! LOL

The boobs were real, the rest of her was plastic ;-)
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Post by: Mike Cl on August 10, 2019, 10:44:29 PM
Wonder Woman. Can't imagine why a 10 year old me would be interested in that, LOL.

https://youtu.be/Gt48iFS_xHs
She looks almost that good in Fallout 4.  She is a singer in an underground bar in the Good Neighborhood.
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Post by: Cavebear on August 12, 2019, 05:57:44 AM
This one is a great oldie:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qj58KYbEPo

Loved them!
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Post by: Cavebear on August 12, 2019, 05:58:52 AM
She looks almost that good in Fallout 4.  She is a singer in an underground bar in the Good Neighborhood.

I wasn't 10...
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Post by: Cavebear on August 12, 2019, 06:01:44 AM
But "when I was 10"?  There was hardly even TV.  Gerald McBoing Boing and Tom Terrific?  Cecil The Seasick Serpent?
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Post by: Baruch on August 12, 2019, 06:59:58 AM
But "when I was 10"?  There was hardly even TV.  Gerald McBoing Boing and Tom Terrific?  Cecil The Seasick Serpent?

Were you one of the children, who crayoned the TV screen when Soupy Sales told you to? ;-)
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Post by: Mike Cl on August 12, 2019, 09:11:45 AM
But "when I was 10"?  There was hardly even TV.  Gerald McBoing Boing and Tom Terrific?  Cecil The Seasick Serpent?
I loved Beanie and Cecil!!!!
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Post by: Unbeliever on August 12, 2019, 03:00:42 PM
I only vaguely remember the names Beany and Cecil, I must've been pretty young when those were out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMdReHP9cb0
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Post by: Baruch on August 12, 2019, 07:04:32 PM
Sorry, beanies with whirligigs were never cool.
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Post by: Unbeliever on August 12, 2019, 07:06:14 PM
They'd be a lot more cool if they could actually be used to fly! :-P
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Post by: Baruch on August 12, 2019, 07:07:59 PM
They'd be a lot more cool if they could actually be used to fly! :-P

Not FAA or mother approved.
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Post by: Unbeliever on August 12, 2019, 09:00:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz1iScOFJmM
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Post by: Cavebear on August 12, 2019, 09:07:14 PM
Were you one of the children, who crayoned the TV screen when Soupy Sales told you to? ;-)

No, drawing on the 10" TV screen even with the covers that you could use (the details of that fail me) were not parentally-approved.  It might have logically led to drawing on the walls, I suppose.. 
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Post by: Cavebear on August 12, 2019, 09:11:34 PM

I'm stunned.  The headpiece is Marvin The Martian and I actually remember that scene, but I never made the connection before.  Outstanding!
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Post by: trdsf on August 13, 2019, 02:26:32 AM
This one is a great oldie:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qj58KYbEPo
Oooohhh, I haven't seen The Avengers in *ages*... I think I need to correct that.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on August 13, 2019, 02:44:15 AM
Oooohhh, I haven't seen The Avengers in *ages*... I think I need to correct that.

Ah...  Mrs Peale...  I knew of her when I was too young.  And now I'm too old.
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Post by: trdsf on August 14, 2019, 06:53:00 PM
Ah...  Mrs Peale...  I knew of her when I was too young.  And now I'm too old.
None of the sidekicks did anything for me... I loved the sci-fi aspects.  Of course, I only saw it in syndication; it was usually on around the same time as UFO (which series I also loved).
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Cavebear on August 15, 2019, 06:00:59 AM
None of the sidekicks did anything for me... I loved the sci-fi aspects.  Of course, I only saw it in syndication; it was usually on around the same time as UFO (which series I also loved).

You may be missing a point about sidekicks.  I don't mean Robin to Batman or any of the DC types just a younger version of the main character.  A proper sidekick both complements the main character and demonstrates some weak points and sometimes they "step up".
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Post by: Unbeliever on December 19, 2019, 07:12:39 PM
Jeez, Popeye and Betty Boop!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o49MlXqoRqg
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on December 19, 2019, 07:13:33 PM
"The Twilight Zone" is on Netflix now.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Sal1981 on December 19, 2019, 07:24:16 PM
"The Twilight Zone" is on Netflix now.
Not in Europe.
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Post by: Baruch on December 19, 2019, 09:00:50 PM
"The Twilight Zone" is on Netflix now.

Classic or remake?
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on December 20, 2019, 06:37:22 AM
Classic or remake?
Classic.
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Post by: LoriPinkAngel on December 20, 2019, 09:16:42 PM
One of the cable channels I get always has a Twilight Zone Marathon on New Year's Day.
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Post by: Minimalist on December 21, 2019, 12:17:43 AM
https://youtu.be/hxIuIxqo2So


I still love Rossini's Overture to William Tell. 
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on December 21, 2019, 07:45:01 AM
I remember my utter surprise that that music wasn't solely used by the Lone Ranger.
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Post by: Mike Cl on December 21, 2019, 08:43:55 AM
https://youtu.be/hxIuIxqo2So


I still love Rossini's Overture to William Tell.
Watched  my first Lone Ranger shows on the radio.  And it was in full color.
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Post by: Baruch on December 21, 2019, 12:48:15 PM
I remember my utter surprise that that music wasn't solely used by the Lone Ranger.

Never got a coon skin cap watching reruns of the Daniel Boone show.  A bit younger than you.
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Post by: Minimalist on December 21, 2019, 03:58:35 PM
I remember my utter surprise that that music wasn't solely used by the Lone Ranger.


The bad news is that the opera is no where near as good as the overture.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on December 21, 2019, 07:33:11 PM
It's like sitting through the 9th to hear the Ode to Joy.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on December 21, 2019, 08:49:40 PM
It's like sitting through the 9th to hear the Ode to Joy.

Copying Beethoven.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Minimalist on December 22, 2019, 07:20:13 PM
The 1st and 2d movements of the 9th are spectacular.  I've often thought that Beethoven had to go take a shit and left the writing of the 3d movement to a fairly untalented student.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: LoriPinkAngel on December 24, 2019, 12:49:06 PM
Watching Christmas episodes of "Bewitched" with the second Darren.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on December 24, 2019, 03:25:47 PM
Watching Christmas episodes of "Bewitched" with the second Darren.
In a survey more people knew what a "Mrs. Kravitz" was than where it came from.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: trdsf on December 30, 2019, 11:24:59 PM
Watched  my first Lone Ranger shows on the radio.  And it was in full color.
The pictures on radio are *always* better.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on December 31, 2019, 01:14:35 PM
The pictures on radio are *always* better.
Unless you're listening to the Mercury Radio Theater.
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Post by: LoriPinkAngel on January 01, 2020, 12:44:10 PM
I am watching the Twilight Zone marathon.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on January 02, 2020, 11:31:29 AM
LOL! I saw Gomez in one of those. "A Hundred Yards from the Rim", pioneer goes looking for water, finds diner.
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 02, 2020, 01:32:30 PM
Gomez who - Addams?
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on January 03, 2020, 06:05:25 AM
Gomez who - Addams?
Yep.
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 04, 2020, 01:03:26 PM
I am watching the Twilight Zone marathon.
Still love The Incident At Owl Creek.  One of the best, if not the best Twilight Zone.
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 04, 2020, 01:14:58 PM
I like the one with Burgess Meredith as the last man on Earth, finding the library then breaking his glasses. Very poignant.
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 04, 2020, 01:44:48 PM
I like the one with Burgess Meredith as the last man on Earth, finding the library then breaking his glasses. Very poignant.
I liked that one as well--but upon further reflection I find I really feel sorry for the character.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on January 04, 2020, 02:24:41 PM
Still love The Incident At Owl Creek.  One of the best, if not the best Twilight Zone.
Read the short story before I ever heard of TZ doing it.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on January 04, 2020, 02:25:34 PM
I liked that one as well--but upon further reflection I find I really feel sorry for the character.
He was smug, didn't give a damn about every other person on Earth being killed. Comeuppance executed.
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 04, 2020, 02:29:15 PM
I liked that one as well--but upon further reflection I find I really feel sorry for the character.

Yeah, pretty sad! I also like one called The Hunt, about an old guy and his dog.
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 04, 2020, 02:30:31 PM
He was smug, didn't give a damn about every other person on Earth being killed. Comeuppance executed.

I'd've probably do the same thing he did - but I don't need glasses to read.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on January 05, 2020, 12:43:07 AM
Yeah, pretty sad! I also like one called The Hunt, about an old guy and his dog.
Yeah, gotta get past the slick one.
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 05, 2020, 11:54:26 AM
Read the short story before I ever heard of TZ doing it.
Did not realize it was a short story--google search here I come. :)
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 30, 2020, 06:05:48 PM
I'd forgotten all about Sally Field as Gidget:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a6pDHKAtWE
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on January 30, 2020, 07:01:56 PM
Saw The Flying Nun on acid. Didn't help.
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 30, 2020, 07:12:41 PM
Yeah, looking back on that, it was a really stupid show!  LOL
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 30, 2020, 07:14:46 PM
Yeah, looking back on that, it was a really stupid show!  LOL
I quite agree.  But then most sit com's are really stupid.  even as a kid, I grew to hate the stupid laugh tracks. 
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Post by: trdsf on January 30, 2020, 07:17:23 PM
Yeah, looking back on that, it was a really stupid show!  LOL
I remember The Flying Nun, which weirded me out a little as a kid because I was raised Catholic and the nuns at our school didn't fly... but then, they also didn't have such weird headgear.
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 30, 2020, 07:22:05 PM
How come she was the only one who could fly, and how did she keep the hat thingy on her head? 
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 30, 2020, 07:23:36 PM
I'm not sure which was the more stupid, the Flying Nun or My Mother the Car.
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 30, 2020, 07:42:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riOcOgUE-W8
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Post by: trdsf on January 30, 2020, 07:53:58 PM
How come she was the only one who could fly, and how did she keep the hat thingy on her head?
The "official" reason was the headgear (ostensibly strapped on) and that she supposedly weighed less than 90 pounds.  I weighed less than 90 pounds when this show was on, and even with a jacket fully spread out I couldn't get off the ground.  First time a nun lied to me...
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Post by: Unbeliever on January 30, 2020, 07:56:29 PM
Probably not the last time...
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on January 31, 2020, 08:33:07 AM
Thing is, she was flying in the Caribbean, IIRC, in the '60s. My friends on the guided missile cruisers would have shot her down just so they could determine she wasn't a threat to democracy.
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Post by: Baruch on January 31, 2020, 11:26:44 PM
Yeah, looking back on that, it was a really stupid show!  LOL

Say people who will burn in Spanish Inquisition ;-)
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Post by: Baruch on January 31, 2020, 11:28:08 PM
I remember The Flying Nun, which weirded me out a little as a kid because I was raised Catholic and the nuns at our school didn't fly... but then, they also didn't have such weird headgear.

Sisters of Charity in France.  My ex, was Sister of Charity in the US, they wore regular headgear, because FAA wouldn't let them fly ;-)
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Post by: Baruch on January 31, 2020, 11:29:25 PM
I'm not sure which was the more stupid, the Flying Nun or My Mother the Car.

My Mother The Car was quickly cancelled.  So that is a clue.  Also Sally Field was a lot cuter than Dick Van Dyke ;-)
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Post by: Baruch on January 31, 2020, 11:31:17 PM
How come she was the only one who could fly, and how did she keep the hat thingy on her head?

Hair pins.  Also acts as antennas, like alien in My Favorite Martian ;-)
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on February 01, 2020, 08:23:29 AM
Maynard G. Crebs. I think I went to boot camp with this guy.
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Post by: Mike Cl on February 01, 2020, 08:50:20 AM
Maynard G. Crebs and Dobie.  My first 'fav' show.  Loved Tuesday Weld and I can still hear Maynard saying as only he can--WORK!.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on February 01, 2020, 08:57:25 AM
Maynard G. Crebs and Dobie.  My first 'fav' show.  Loved Tuesday Weld and I can still hear Maynard saying as only he can--WORK!.
I knew all three in high school. Convincing clones, of course. You could write down tag lines while watching the show and tick them off at school the next day.
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 01, 2020, 01:39:04 PM
Say people who will burn in Spanish Inquisition ;-)


Jeez, I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition...
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 01, 2020, 01:40:44 PM
My Mother The Car was quickly cancelled.  So that is a clue.  Also Sally Field was a lot cuter than Dick Van Dyke ;-)

Wasn't that the other Van Dyke, Jerry?
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 01, 2020, 01:42:09 PM
Maynard G. Crebs and Dobie.  My first 'fav' show.  Loved Tuesday Weld and I can still hear Maynard saying as only he can--WORK!.

Yeah, I used to watch that show a lot, barely understood any of it, but I liked Maynard.
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on February 01, 2020, 05:20:39 PM
Yeah, I used to watch that show a lot, barely understood any of it, but I liked Maynard.

Cool, Daddy-O.
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Post by: Baruch on February 01, 2020, 05:22:41 PM
Wasn't that the other Van Dyke, Jerry?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPHM1Co0wb0

And an Air Force officer who escaped from I Dream Of Jeanie.
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Post by: trdsf on February 02, 2020, 02:08:38 AM

Jeez, I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAn7baRbhx4

Someone had to do it, it was a moral imperative.
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 04, 2020, 06:02:34 PM
Here's something from waaay back:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reMRbvXfqAo




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYdpOjletnc
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Baruch on February 04, 2020, 06:42:26 PM
Your first robot date?
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 04, 2020, 06:53:06 PM
I prefer Deglet Noor dates.
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 04, 2020, 06:54:14 PM
I'm not sure why I liked Max Headroom so much. It was just so off the wall, and I've always liked far out things.
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Post by: Mike Cl on February 04, 2020, 08:43:15 PM
I'm not sure why I liked Max Headroom so much. It was just so off the wall, and I've always liked far out things.
Another blast from the past.  I, too, liked the show.  Maybe because it was so off the wall.
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Post by: Baruch on February 04, 2020, 09:27:22 PM
I prefer Deglet Noor dates.

The date shake.  From Indio CA or Yuma AZ.  Heaven.
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 05, 2020, 01:32:43 PM
Hell, I just googled different kinds of dates and picked one that sounded good!

LOL
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Post by: Baruch on February 05, 2020, 04:06:59 PM
Hell, I just googled different kinds of dates and picked one that sounded good!

LOL

The dates in reality are better than pictures of dates.
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 11, 2020, 04:51:14 PM

this is from waaaaay back!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEHxNEDra0I
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Post by: LoriPinkAngel on February 11, 2020, 05:57:31 PM
Oh, boy, I used to love that show.  I remember watching it with my mom. Now the theme song is running through my head.
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 11, 2020, 06:03:01 PM
Yeah, I watched it a lot, too, but now I barely remember it.
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 13, 2020, 05:28:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cKpARNuNcY
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 15, 2020, 06:56:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPCbWG8gU2k
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Post by: GSOgymrat on February 16, 2020, 01:01:00 AM
The Six Million Dollar Man. I was totally into this show as a kid. The opening sequence is classic.

https://youtu.be/bGO57y4td-c
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Post by: trdsf on February 16, 2020, 12:25:15 PM
Oooo, Max Headroom and Mary Hartman -- I'd almost forgotten about those!
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 16, 2020, 08:08:49 PM
Gone, but not forgotten.
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 19, 2020, 07:05:48 PM

Here's something else from the waaaayback machine:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osNmf_zmSyE
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Post by: Baruch on February 19, 2020, 07:59:24 PM
Compilation of spy shows, with little remembered predecessor to The Prisoner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwoTGAdWBgY
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Post by: Mike Cl on February 19, 2020, 07:59:36 PM
Here's something else from the waaaayback machine:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osNmf_zmSyE
At the time, I enjoyed it.  And Secret Agent Man, as well.
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Post by: Baruch on February 19, 2020, 08:00:46 PM
With The Prisoner, McGoohan was improvising the whole thing.

Emma Peel was my favorite ;-)
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Post by: Baruch on February 19, 2020, 08:06:54 PM
Favorite WW I spy movie, Michael York as a British double agent ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLNkHAm4uNk
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 19, 2020, 08:15:24 PM
Jeez, I didn't realize just how many spy type programs there were back then! I remember most of those, but some I don't remember at all. I think the only one they missed was Tom of T.H.U.M.B.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAfiLamKXDo
Title: Re: TV from waaaaaay back
Post by: Unbeliever on February 20, 2020, 04:14:24 PM
Here's a western I just found out about. I don't recall ever seeing this before:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpTP-QR6fF8
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on February 20, 2020, 05:09:50 PM
The Virginian, with the innovative 90 min. format.
Bonanza with the innovative Cartwright effect.
Cheyenne with the innovative lumbering effect.
Rawhide with the innovative Clint Eastwood effect.
Wagon Trail with the innovative 19th C. RV effect.
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Post by: trdsf on February 27, 2020, 01:30:38 AM
Here's something else from the waaaayback machine:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osNmf_zmSyE
The Prisoner is still made of awesome.
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Post by: Baruch on February 27, 2020, 07:53:06 AM
The Village is a real place, what British call a vacation village, in Wales.  They have The Prisoner fan conventions there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jpyRVkeZc8
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Post by: Unbeliever on February 28, 2020, 03:25:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx52pLFVtR0
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Post by: Baruch on February 28, 2020, 06:30:03 PM
Had a Casper doll with pull ring voice, when I was a pre-schooler.
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on February 28, 2020, 06:54:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfla-OaMxpI
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Post by: SvZurich on February 29, 2020, 09:56:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx52pLFVtR0
Excellent find!  I loved it!
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Post by: Unbeliever on March 01, 2020, 05:36:33 PM
Yeah, they "lived" happily ever after!  LOL
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 01, 2020, 06:51:49 PM
That cartoon about a dead child...
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Post by: SvZurich on March 02, 2020, 04:47:02 AM
Australia's show similar to Dr Who: The Stranger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpVCdtt1ylI&list=PLsPVOdZ3LN6fRpJGj4yda0BuBkaA4YMDg
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Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 02, 2020, 06:32:07 AM
One of the first shows I watched on TV. (I remember getting a TV, and wondering how they got those little people in that box. (I kid you not.))

(https://nostalgiacentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/howdydoody2-1.jpg)
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Post by: GSOgymrat on March 02, 2020, 05:26:34 PM
Laugh-In.

An America at war with someone else is an America at peace with itself.

https://youtu.be/2_1JEwKJUy0