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Offline Cavebear

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2019, 06:43:09 AM »
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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....
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Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2019, 11:48:10 AM »
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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.
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Offline Baruch

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2019, 12:54:32 PM »
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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.
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Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #48 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.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2019, 05:42:05 PM »
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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...
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Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #50 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.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #51 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
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Offline trdsf

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2019, 11:46:30 PM »
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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 You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login 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?
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Offline trdsf

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2019, 11:47:21 PM »
Speaking of old TV, may I present the Battle of the Mustaches:

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Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #54 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:



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Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #55 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.


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Offline Baruch

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2019, 10:46:47 PM »
Wasn't he the mayor, for awhile in Springfield, in Simpson's land?
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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #57 on: March 09, 2019, 11:35:54 PM »
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Wasn't he the mayor, for awhile in Springfield, in Simpson's land?

No. In family guy land.

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2019, 05:24:41 PM »
He was also D.B. Cooper in News Radio:

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Offline trdsf

Re: TV from waaaaaay back
« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2019, 07:53:26 PM »
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He was also D.B. Cooper in News Radio:

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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)!

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