Author Topic: TV from waaaaaay back  (Read 9305 times)

Offline trdsf

TV from waaaaaay back
« 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.


1968: Marine Boy


1969: H.R. Pufnstuf.  Because SID AND MARTY FUCKING KROFFT.  (And they're BOTH STILL ALIVE!)


1969: The Pink Panther Show


1969: My World... and Welcome To It


1970: The Bugaloos.  Because SID AND MARTY FUCKING KROFFT AGAIN!


1970: Tomfoolery


1970: The Doubledeckers


1970: Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp


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:


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.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan

Offline Hydra009

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 10:14:38 PM »



Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 10:56:28 PM »
Does anybody else remember Range Rider?  I would be surprised if anybody else does remember it.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline trdsf

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #3 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.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan

Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 09:30:59 AM »










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Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #5 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.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #6 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.
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Offline Baruch

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 12:40:32 PM »
A few years later ... Captain Kangaroo and Mr Green Jeans, Johnny Quest, Top Cat.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #8 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:












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.


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Offline LoriPinkAngel

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #9 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.

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 02:34:59 PM »
I remember Davy and Goliath! I also just remembered Shari Lewis and Lambchop:

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Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #11 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:
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 05:55:01 PM »
Yeah, I know - she was soooooo cute! She aged well, too.




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Offline aitm

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2019, 06:29:46 PM »
I got some stone tablets in the closet but they make for bad video....
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 06:58:47 PM »
Yeah, they probably work well for tenderizing meat, though.


;-)
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman