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Fri Mar 9, 2012, 11:31 PM

What was your favourite Saturday afternoon tv show as a kid. We loved all star wrestling

in the 1970s. André the Giant, Gilles (le fish) Poisson. But the best show was roller derby with Skinny Minni Miller. Then there was battle of the network stars. We loved it in Canada because Brian Budd, the Canadian soccer player, would go up against all these American football players and win. Seems there are no people as athletic as soccer players.

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Reply What was your favourite Saturday afternoon tv show as a kid. We loved all star wrestling (Original post)
applegrove Mar 2012 OP
pokerfan Mar 2012 #1
RiffRandell Mar 2012 #8
Archae Mar 2012 #12
Justice wanted Mar 2012 #2
madinmaryland Mar 2012 #3
sakabatou Mar 2012 #4
TorchTheWitch Mar 2012 #5
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #6
pipi_k Mar 2012 #7
siligut Mar 2012 #10
pipi_k Mar 2012 #11
siligut Mar 2012 #15
pipi_k Mar 2012 #29
Doc_Technical Mar 2012 #18
pipi_k Mar 2012 #30
WhoIsNumberNone Mar 2012 #9
Ptah Mar 2012 #13
applegrove Mar 2012 #14
RebelOne Mar 2012 #16
breakfast01 Mar 2012 #26
Manifestor_of_Light Mar 2012 #17
csziggy Mar 2012 #19
kentauros Mar 2012 #20
Art_from_Ark Mar 2012 #21
musiclawyer Mar 2012 #22
Art_from_Ark Mar 2012 #24
hifiguy Mar 2012 #23
Art_from_Ark Mar 2012 #25
pipi_k Mar 2012 #31
trof Mar 2012 #27
HappyMe Mar 2012 #28
Bill219 Mar 2012 #32
Faygo Kid Mar 2012 #33

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 12:09 AM

1. Creature Features



Creature Features normally showed all the classic Universal Horror movies from the 1930s and 1940s, like Dracula, Frankenstein and others. Plus several old RKO films like King Kong, Son of Kong, and the original Mighty Joe Young. They also aired all the movies produced and distributed by American International Pictures. This included all the Roger Corman B-movies of the 1950s and 1960s like The Raven, and The Terror, plus most of the Japanese "monster movies" produced by Toho Studios, and Daiei Motion Picture Company (famous for their Godzilla and Gamera movies).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creature_Features

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 10:10 AM

8. Yep. Creature Double Feature.

The one that sticks out is the giant spider in the cave.

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:30 PM

12. Touluse No-Neck!

Channel 12 out of Milwaukee had a guy who started on Saturday afternoons, went to Saturday nights.

I met him here in Sheboygan at our local cable TV community station when I worked there.

http://www.horrorhostgraveyard.com/2010/06/tolouse-noneck.html

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 12:27 AM

2. There was a Regional afternoon block hosted by superhost. He wore a superman outfit and

his face was painted like a clown. The first hour consisted of Sups-on which was three stooges shorts and sometimes cartoons than a double feature also hosted by superhost that section was known as Mad Theater banner. I saw Frankenstein for the first time as well as Godzilla and a whole bunch of old movies.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 12:29 AM

3. ABC's Wide World of Sports. During the Summer it was just baseball and in the fall it was football.

But WWS was always on.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:07 AM

4. I didn't really watch TV on Saturday afternoons.

Saturday mornings and nights, sure. But not afternoon.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 04:46 AM

5. kids watch tv on a Saturday afternoon?

Wow. That's just really weird to me. With all the things to do on a weekend as a kid I just can't grasp why sitting in front of the tube would be one of them even if it was pouring rain outside.


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 09:47 AM

6. I didn't know there WAS Saturday afternoon TV. We just watched the morning cartoons.

 

By about 11:30, the TV was a dead zone for things to watch. That's when we turned into hellions (onions from hell).

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 09:59 AM

7. Saturday afternoons in the jungle

with "Jungle Jim" and "Tarzan", both played by Johnny Weismuller.

That's if it was raining.

If not, then we were out digging holes to China, planning on building treehouses (that never got built), planting birdseed (I had parakeets) to grow new birds, playing cars and trucks with the neighbor boys, waiting for the Fuller Brush man to show up, or contemplating the fine points of garbage collection by examining the in-ground garbage pail in the backyard. Anyone remember those? You stepped on the lid and it opened up. Once a week the garbage men would come and pull the big pail out of the ground and dump it in the truck.

The good old days...



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Response to pipi_k (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 12:22 PM

10. Planting birdseed (I had parakeets) to grow new birds?

Where did you grow-up? We didn't have garbage cans buried in the ground in NM. But we did watch Tarzan, loved to watch Tarzan and it was a whole family affair.

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Response to siligut (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:22 PM

11. The big problem was...

I was a very literal kid.

Bird seed...yeah, birds ate it, but I had planted bean seeds in school and figured...well...

Our family doctor had an office in a huge old Victorian house, and upstairs there was something mysterious my mom always called, "The Baby Doctor". When we walked in, we always had to be quiet.

Again, literal kid that I was, I thought the doctor WAS a baby. Really and truly.

I think about that stuff now and just groan....



Anyway, I grew up in Springfield, MA.


So, did you have a favorite Tarzan? I think I had a crush on Johnny Weismuller.


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Response to pipi_k (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 05:19 PM

15. Cheetah was my favorite

But in my mind, Johnny Weismuller was the only real Tarzan. I don't even remember the other actors. I did imagine what it would be like to live in the jungle and swing through the trees on vines, so I guess I figured I would be living with Johnny Weismuller

You were a kid, give yourself a break. The lounge had a thread on things we used to believe as kids, and we were all a little out there.

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Response to siligut (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:47 AM

29. The other Tarzans I knew of

were Buster Crabbe and, during the 60s-70s I think, Ron Ely.

Oh, then the guy who played Tarzan opposite Bo Derek's Jane in the movie of the 80s. Had a poster of him, but now I can't even remember his name...

Yeah, Cheetah was neat, and I always thought it might be pretty cool to have him as a little brother.



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Response to pipi_k (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 09:04 PM

18. Oh my, another literal!

The first day of second grade, the teacher said that
we would have a fire drill.
The only meaning of the word "drill" that I knew was
an electrical hand held power tool and I was trying to
to figure out how fire can drill holes.

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Response to Doc_Technical (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:52 AM

30. Hahahah!!!

See, now that's exactly what I would have thought too!!!


OK, now this is going to be embarrassing, but I have to admit it...when PCs first became widely available during the 80s and early 90s (well, to me, anyway), I thought "wallpaper" was something the computer would project onto your actual walls...not something that would appear as a background on your startup screen.


It's been a constant struggle all these years, avoiding literalism...



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 12:08 PM

9. As a kid I was usually out playing on Saturday afternoons

My TV watching started in the early evening- At one point it was UFO, Star Trek, Space 1999, and the Muppet Show all in a block, starting around 6:00 on Saturday evenings.

When I did watch in the afternoons, I remember a lot of Kun Fu and Godzilla movies.
Ah, childhood...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:40 PM

13. I'm not sure if it was in the afternoon, but we watched The Friendly Giant in Montana.

I think it was on a station in Lethbridge.

The Friendly Giant is a popular Canadian children's television program that aired on
CBC Television from September 1958 through to March 1985. It featured three main
characters: a giant named Friendly (played by Bob Homme), who lived in a huge castle,
along with his puppet animal friends Rusty (a rooster who played a harp and lived in a
book bag hung by the castle window) and Jerome (a giraffe). The two principal puppets
were manipulated and voiced by Rod Coneybeare.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Friendly_Giant

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Response to Ptah (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:29 PM

14. Oh I remember the friendly giant.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 06:23 PM

16. On Saturday afternoons,

I was usually in the movie theater watching cowboy movies.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:07 AM

26. cheer for cowboy movies

 

i'm same with you,that time my big dream is watch the cowboy movies with my father

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 12:43 AM

17. Demolition derby and roller derby.

Demolition derby was hilarious. Junk cars running into other junk cars.

roller derby was always The Northwest Cardinals versus the Bay Area Bombers, featuring Joanie Weston. The girls fought dirtier than the guys!!! Bash the other girl's head in with your helmet, shove her into the rail and it hits her in the gut and she goes over the rail, head first!!!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:44 PM

19. Science Fiction Theater hosted by Art Grindal of Art Grindal Chevrolet!

They ran all kinds of Grade B science fiction movies from the 1950s and the commercials were nearly as fun as the movies. The commercials were broadcast live. Art Grindal would run out into his used car lot tearing price signs in half, jumping up and down on the roofs of cars and generally acting like a maniac. One day the car roof he was jumping on caved in, so he priced the car at $10 and moved on.

Those ads were like a lead up to the movie Used Cars.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 02:42 AM

20. There were TV shows on Saturday afternoons?

I wouldn't have known if there were. Because either the TV was on college football during that season, or we were all outside helping my father with the various "lawn chores"

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:45 AM

21. I usually had to be out of the house on Saturday afternoon

unless it was raining and the matinee was not suitable for little kids. When I was home and not doing a hobby or playing a board game or doing a jigsaw puzzle, I might watch NBC's Major League Game of the Week (with Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubek), or college football, or roller derby (L.A. Thunderbirds versus whoever), or ABC's Wide World of Sports, or maybe an afternoon movie.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:50 PM

22. There was a show geared for kids on CBS Saturday afternoons/late morning

It did long segments on how other kids lived in other counties. The host was a long time CBS radio guy Christopher Glenn who died a few years back I wish I could remember the name of the show. That show is burned into my consciousness.

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:06 PM

24. The name of Christopher Glenn's show was

"In the News". He also did a children's program called "30 Minutes"

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:21 PM

23. Wrestling was early Saturday evening here in Minneapolis

back in the 1960s when I was a kid. My dad introduced me to Verne Gagne's "All Star Wrestling" when I was about five. Verne Gagne, the Crusher and Billy Robinson were my favorite babyfaces ("good guys") and Larry Hennig, Mad Dog Vachon and Nick Bockwinkel were my favorite heels ("bad guys").

Monster movies were on Saturday afternoons in those days, and I was glued to the TV for them. By the 1970s, monster movies were on late Saturday nights, eventually after SNL.

I remember Roller Derby being on Sat. afternoons in the early 1970s.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:34 PM

25. Pro wrestlers from the '60s

The only ones I remember are Danny Hodge and Nature Boy Kirby

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:58 AM

31. From the 80s

My kids used to watch wrestling, and the ones I remember...

Mil Mascaras (the only one who didn't look fake)

Rick Martel

George (The Animal) Steele...entertaining as hell...green tongue, he used to eat the pads on the turnbuckles

Andre the Giant

Sgt. Slaughter ("you pencil-necked geek!")

Rick Flair


OK...so I used to watch it with them...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:34 AM

27. I met Andre the Giant.

We were staying at the same motel near O'Hare.
I walked into the bar and immediately spotted him.
"You're Andre the Giant!"
"Want to make something of it?"
"No, no...not at all."
He laughed and said "Sit down. I buy you a drink."
Turned out he was a very gentle man.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:38 AM

28. We didn't watch tv on Saturday afternoon.

We were either out playing, or heading to a museum (or somewhere) with the parents. If there were big plans for Sunday, we did our homework Sat. afternoon.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:47 PM

32. Creature Double Feature

On WLVI UHF channel 56 Boston. I lived in Middletown R.I. at the time and we always fought to get the best reception on our old rabbit ears.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:39 PM

33. Mighty Mouse, Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Soupy, Sky King

In some semblance of that order. A while ago.

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