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Chuckup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:22 PM
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First television show you remember?
I cannot recall the name, so maybe someone here can help.
Back in the late 60's I can remember watching a show, it was hosted by a guy that went by "Uncle Max" I think???

I remember this guy wearing one of those rainbow scarfs...ge has curly hair too, I think.... He also did some magic....

Any help on this one?

Now it's your turn..
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:22 PM
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1. Captain Kangaroo
I always found Mr. Green Jeans kinda creepy.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:54 PM
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26. I met Marilee. I suppose I was a FAN!
ew.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:24 PM
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2. 1956 Republican Convention
Edited on Thu Aug-28-03 06:29 PM by SoCalDem
They showed it over and over and over and over.. It was either THAT or a Panamanian station.. :)

edit.. it was the 56 convention..not the 52.. It was so exciting, I forgot :eyes:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:27 PM
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7. HAHAHAHAHA!! * (see footnote)
Edited on Thu Aug-28-03 06:32 PM by Richardo
</coffee spew>

Getting out the handi-wipes, SoCal - thanx a lot! :D :thumbsup:

* Explanation: I thought your subject line responded to this in the original:
I remember this guy wearing one of those rainbow scarfs...ge has curly hair too, I think.... He also did some magic....
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:44 PM
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18. Now THAT would have been entertaining.. I also liked the Indian show
Edited on Thu Aug-28-03 06:45 PM by SoCalDem
What does a 5 yr old know anyway :)

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Wwagsthedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:46 PM
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19. Yes! This really is the first thing I saw on TV!
n/t
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 07:15 AM
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71. Me too
Although it scared me. The next one was the Howdy Doody Show
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:25 PM
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3. First and Favorite
THE OUTER LIMITS
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 12:48 AM
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64. One Step Beyond
What scared me so much was that the stories were true!
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:26 PM
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4. Howdy Doody
I was just a toddler, but I do barely remember it. There's also Circus Boy, Sky King and something with William Bendix.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:29 PM
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William Bendix was on "The Life Of Riley"
The first year that show was on, Jackie Gleason played Chester Riley. Bill Bendix took over the part from Jackie.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 11:54 PM
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59. What a revolting development!
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Wwagsthedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:31 PM
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12. You might also remember...
...Kukla, Fran & Ollie; Beanie; John Cameron Swayzee. How about, before TV? Serials at the movies? Guess I'm showing my age.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:49 PM
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52. We got our first tv in August 1951
I was only four at the time, but I remember the roof antenna being laid out the whole length of our living room before my father took it up to put on the roof. I didn't know what it was, but I was very interested in walking along it and jumping back and forth over it.

Howdy Doody was certainly one of the first things I watched. That and Rootie Kazootie and The Merry Mailman (with Crusader Rabbit cartoons) and a bunch of other weird kid shows, like Pinky Lee, and some sort of circus show on Saturdays with a platinum blonde hostess. It was all pretty crude and amateurish.

I also remember seeing a lot of very strange old stuff. It took several years before the movie studios opened their vaults to tv, so the tv stations had to show anything they could get. There were even silent cartoons -- Farmer Alfalfa, as I recall (http://www.toonopedia.com/alfalfa.htm ) and Felix the Cat (http://www.toonopedia.com/felix.htm ).

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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 03:18 AM
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69. Ooooh, now you're talkin'
The circus show was Super Circus with ringmaster Claude Kirschner and the blonde majorette was Mary Hartline. Along with the ones you mentioned was Lucky Pup, The Magic Cottage, Ding Dong School, & Andy's Gang (Twang your magic twanger, Froggie!).

We got our set around 1949 and my mother set up chairs like in the movies and invited friends over. My dad would have to fiddle around on the roof to get the antenna pointing in the right direction. Those old sets always needed adjusting the horizontal and vertical hold knobs just wouldn't stay set. The repairman was always coming to replace those big old tubes, and sometimes pull the whole chassis out and take it to the shop and leave us with an empty cabinet. The bad news was when the picture tube blew.

Friday nights was I Remember Mama, Dragnet, Life of Riley, and the Friday Night Fights. Saturday morning was Children's Theatre and Winky Dink. Saturday night was Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, and Perry Como, my grandmother's favorite. Then came Sea Hunt and Your Hit Parade. Sunday mornings was The Children's Hour, a kids' variety show, Jon Gnagy (an artist who taught you how to draw).. A few years later on was Wonderama.

I liked all those live dramas, too, like Robert Montgomery Presents, The Loretta Young Show, and Rheingold Theatre. Early TV was a mixed bag. It was brand new and no one quite knew what to do with it, so you got radio shows like Jack Benny, along with silly game shows, serious drama, and kid shows. It was a great time.
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:27 PM
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5. Bozo!
and Romper Room. "I see Suzy and David and Chuck(up) and . . . " :-)

Sorry, haven't got a clue on what yours was :shrug: . Sounds like maybe it was a local show. They had tons of those for kids back then.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:29 PM
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8. Did you grow up in Michigan?
I watched Bozo T Clown too.
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:23 PM
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46. No Southern California
Bozo knows no boundries :-)
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:37 PM
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38. Oh, man. I remember Romper room. And who was that woman
ventriloquist with the lamb puppet??
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liberalpress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:18 PM
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45. Shari Lewis
..and the puppet was LambChop
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:27 PM
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6. "Terrytoon Circus" - Late '50s
It was a local show on Channel 9 in NYC (WOR, now Superstation WWOR in Secaucus NJ).

The host was a man named Claude Kirshner, who dressed as a ringmaster. His sidekick was a clown puppet named "Clowney". Claude Kirschner was probably the worst ventriloquist of all time.

The show was on every weeknight at 7:00. When it ended at 7:30, Claude Kirshner would say "And now it's time for all of you to go to bed."

I also remember "Howdy Doody" when it was on five days a week, "Ding Dong School" and "Romper Room".

And "Cartoon Playtime" with "Uncle" Fred Scott.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:29 PM
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9. Popeye and his Pals!
The Steve Allen Show!
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Doctor Pedantic Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:30 PM
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10. Bewitched
And it kept getting preempted one summer because they kept talking about Watergate. I kept hearing about "water gates" and "leaks," and thought this whole thing was about someone leaving open a gate that held back the water, and the White House getting flooded. Didn't seem like something that should have taken precedence over my TV shows all summer!

(Let's just say that my 9-year-old is a lot more politically astute now than I was at the same age then!)
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:31 PM
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11. Die Sendung mit der Maus
Edited on Thu Aug-28-03 07:19 PM by Kellanved
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slack Donating Member (250 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:02 PM
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27. *lol*
Edited on Thu Aug-28-03 07:02 PM by slack
strange to read german here ;)
greetings to berlin.

when i grow up in berlin in the midseventies, my first tv-serial were the waltons *lach*. good night, john-boy.
:)
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:09 PM
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29. You'll be suprised
A growing Kraut- minority, a few Expats living in Germany :hi: and several former GIs :hi: - not to mention former Expats and other Americans (and Canadians and ...) speaking German (and they're doing so extremely well).
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slack Donating Member (250 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:22 PM
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35. nicht wirklich *g*
my mother prefers (several) former GIs as boyfrieds. so i knew, it's a nice community. and for me are two things leftover, i'am an absolut nba-fan and i don't believe every american is stupid, like so many germans ;)
perhaps a useful link for you: http://www.andere-seite.de/amisagainstwar /
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:31 PM
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37. I've met enough Americans to know that (thanks for the link BTW)
Edited on Thu Aug-28-03 07:36 PM by Kellanved
And while I can't stand basketball I've learned to respect the American way of life. We had several American and British volunteers helping in the Schrder-campaign - they did great work and told their story- so I looked for a way to meet Americans like that. (And I've got a few friends in and/or from America)

Edit: changed the subject
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murphymom Donating Member (443 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:35 PM
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13. Crusader Rabbit (n/t)
.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:35 PM
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14. CBS evening news with Walter Cronkite
But only because I remember a special report they had about the Vietnam war and they suggested small children not watch. My mother was busy cooking in the other room and had no idea I was watching.

I also remember a 25th aniversary special about the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on what I think was 60 minutes.

I wasn't very old, maybe 5 or so. No wonder I'm a bleeding heart liberal!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:37 PM
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15. H.R. Puff'n Stuff
Tripped me out when I was only 4. :)
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Chuckup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:40 PM
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16. That was a winner
I remember that one well!
The Partridge family was pretty cool too.
And I can remember the Monkeys too.

And when I watch reruns today, I cannot believe how cool I thought they were, and the show is nothing like I remembered it when I was five or six.

Funny how things change when you get older and wiser..
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:42 PM
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17. The Cunieform Hour

It was really slow. Months between frames.
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GaYellaDawgDem Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:47 PM
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20. It's a toss-up
It's been a while but the Ed Sullivan show popped in my mind first. Others that would be among my firsts - Captain Kangaroo, Wild Kingdom and the Wonderful World of Disney.
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Chuckup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:50 PM
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22. Remember the Buggs Bunny
hour, or whatever it was called?

I remember goint to the neighbors to watch it because they had one of them color TV's!

It was an hour long cartoon show, with the roadrunner as well. I think it ran for several years. But to see it in color back in the late 60's was something I will never forget!

Heeeeee Haaaaaaaaawwwwwwww
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GaYellaDawgDem Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:05 PM
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28. Yeah I do!
The road runner/wiley coyote segments were my favorite. Oh the good old days, LOL. And I am lucky that I have a "gadget dad" - whenever something new came out he had to get it! First color TV and then those amazing 5 button remotes!!

:bounce:
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:48 PM
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21. Flintstones, and Magic Roundabout (lived in the U.K. then)
Sesame Street once we moved to the US.
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Xandor Donating Member (166 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:51 PM
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23. Ding Dong School
Miss Frances!
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:52 PM
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The CBS News with Walter Cronkite and "Beany and Cecil"
For some reason I remember a stock report Walter was giving - saying that the volume that day was very heavy: 20 million shares(!) (That's like - what? - 10 minutes of trading nowadays?)

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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:52 PM
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24. Romper Room. And Ed Sullivan.
I don't usually identify with all that is baby boomer but that shit don't lie.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 06:53 PM
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25. Jackie Gleason show. We'd watch it on Saturday night, and mom
would make pizza and that was the ONLY night we could have PEPSI.

Quite the event!

"And AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY we GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:13 PM
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30. Rat Patrol
Twilight Zone
I Love Lucy
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Nlighten1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:14 PM
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31. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
That show freaked me out as a kid.
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Nomad559 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:20 PM
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34. The Time Tunnel
As a child, I remember watching The Time Tunnel, Lost In Space, and the Green Hornet.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:17 PM
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32. Clutch Cargo (with Spinner and Paddlefoot) or Diver Dan
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Jonte_1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:18 PM
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33. "Tales of the Gold Monkey"
And "Automan".
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:29 PM
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36. Banana Splits

Also, I can recall watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon when I was three.
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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:43 PM
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39. Howdy Doody
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corarose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:46 PM
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40. Dark Shadows, The Jetsons & Clutch Cargo & Diver Dan
:kick:
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Doctor Pedantic Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:05 PM
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43. I Loved Dark Shadows!
Used to rush home after school to watch it -- usually behind the couch because it scared me so much. Angelique was my first TV crush. I couldn't quite understand why she made me feel so....so
tingly!

:evilgrin:
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FireHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 02:02 AM
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65. My spouse and daughter
still watch that damned show on Sci-Fi Channel. I HATE it!!!

:evilgrin:

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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:55 PM
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41. Captain Kangaroo and Popeye...
First adult show I remember is Jack Parr
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donotpassgo Donating Member (867 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:02 PM
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42. BATMAN and ROMPER ROOM
.
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:12 PM
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44. The Flying Nun
God, I'm old.
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maxanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:35 PM
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47. Rex Trailer
whoo hooo - anyone else remember Rex Trailer? What was his "Indian" sidekick's name?

Bozo, Romper Room, and Captain Kangaroo, too, of course.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:55 PM
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48. Courtship of Eddie's Father
I had a crush on Brandon Cruz.....

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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 08:59 PM
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49. I love Lucy
I thought I was watching the original episopes in the early 60s, it was years before I realized I was watching reruns.
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stoner_guy Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:13 PM
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50. Hard to pick
Captain Kangaroo, Warner Bros. cartoons, Mike Douglas (My mom loved that show).
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harper Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 09:35 PM
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51. Sky King
and his niece Penny. He had an airplane. That's about all I remember.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 06:43 PM
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89. I remember that one...
I thought it was a helicopter they flew around in...
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thom1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 10:10 PM
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53. Beleive it or not...
STAR TREK!!!
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 10:14 PM
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54. The Greatest American Hero
..."believe it or not, i'm walking on air, i never thought i could feel so free..ee.eee... " ((that's all i rememeber))
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 10:44 PM
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57. Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo had cartoon segments with Tom Terrific and his mighty dog Manfred. Hercules, Felix the Cat and American Bandstand was on every afternoon.
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thom1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 01:44 PM
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80. Flyin' away on a wing and a prayer
Edited on Fri Aug-29-03 01:45 PM by thom1102
Who could it be? Believe it or not it's just me?

Look at what's happened to me
I can't believe it my self
Suddenly I'm upon top of the world
Shoulda been somebody else


believe it or not, i'm walking on air, i never thought i could feel so free..ee.eee...
Flyin' away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be? Believe it or not it's just me?

blah blah blah...
blah blah blah...
Breakin me out the spell I was in
Makin all of my wishes come true.

believe it or not, i'm walking on air, i never thought i could feel so free..ee.eee...
Flyin' away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be? Believe it or not it's just me?

(bridge)
This is too good to be true
Look at me, Fallin for you

believe it or not, i'm walking on air, i never thought i could feel so free..ee.eee...
Flyin' away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be? Believe it or not it's just me?



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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 10:31 PM
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55. Peyton Place
I can remember seeing Ryan O'Neals face, and people talking about Alison, who was missing, who I later found out was Mia Farrow.
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 12:32 AM
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63. Wasn't P.P. on...
...something like three nights a week?

My mom & sisters never missed it.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 10:43 PM
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56. My first TV memories are commercials, actually.
The square-dancing Lucky Strike cigarettes, and the three little elves singing "Ajax The Foaming Cleanser", and the M&M that jumped into the pool of chocolate to get its candy shell - - that one always freaked me out.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 10:58 PM
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58. Kimba The White Lion
From the anime artist Osamau Tezuka's "Jungle Emperor" (in 1965 I think)

Disney ripped off Tezuka in a big way with the Lion King. They should be sued to oblivian for that.
In fact, it was openly discussed that the Lion King was a tribute to Tezuka. There are so many
obvious plagarisms that it is scandalous!



I also liked Daktari and remember Bewitched.

The theme music to Bewitched effects me greatly as it is the most evocative of my early childhood.
However, I LOVED KIMBA!!!
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 09:13 AM
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73. "Who lives down in deepest, darkest Africa ...."
Now THERE'S a TV show I hadn't thought about for about ... ooh ... 30 years or so.

Thanks for the memory!
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 12:13 AM
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60. The Wonderful World of Brother Buzz
Jack Rabbit seems to be the only other person on DU that remembers this show. I was tickled that he also remembered Captain Fortune from Saturday morning children's programming in the San Francisco bay area during the 50's, a program that nobody else seems to remember. Unfortunately neither of us know who played the Captain. Any help?
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Eat_The_Rich Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 12:19 AM
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61. In the 50s...
Palladin
The Rifleman
Howdy Doody
Dave Lee and Pete (Local in Minneapolis)
Casey Jones (ditto from above)
National Velvet
Highway Patrol
Car 54 Where Are You?
Sky King
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 12:30 AM
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62. Something like Playhouse 90, maybe Twilight Zone...
Okay, so there's this woman accidentally locked inside a library overnight, and the place is haunted. The climax is when she's running down the aisles, away from this unseen thing, and the books start flying off the shelves as she runs past -- and then start flying in front of her, blocking her path. I think she ends up dead when somebody comes to open the library in the morning.

If anyone has any idea what I'm talking about, you will be solving a 40-something-year-old mystery for me, and I will be eternally grateful.

Otherwise, the earliest shows I remember watching regularly were "I Love Lucy" (ended its first run just before I was born), "Combat" & "Rat Patrol" (my dad dug 'em), "McHale's Navy," and "Bewitched" in black and white.

I also got a glimpse of "The Judy Garland Show" in 1963 or '64, before Pop switched the channel to something violent. I got to watch her sing for a moment, and she was so totally into the music, doing her usual thing with her hands, I remember asking, "Mom, what's wrong with that lady?" Mom replied, "Oh... she just has a lot of problems, dear." LOL

(I turned into a Judy fanatic years later.)
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 02:21 AM
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66. Mickey Mouse Club
the Rifleman
Cheyenne
Huntley Brinkley News
Sky King
Hopalong Cassidy
Mr. Duffy's Cartoon Circus (local show - I got to go on it when I was 5)
lots of cartoon shows.
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 02:21 AM
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67. First ones I remember are
"The Liberace Show", "The Loretta Young Show" and "Winky Dink". (I was born in 1952.)
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culoclown Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 03:03 AM
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68. . . . and a hardy hi o silver
not my favorite but certainly an icon
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 03:43 AM
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70. The Cisco Kid
This is probably *totally* politically incorrect, but my grandfather and I were fans of Cisco and Pancho when they were on radio.

When my Grandfather was dying, my parents rented a TV so that he could watch them. It was the first television show I'd ever seen; I can't remember squat about the plots, but Cisco was just as handsome and clever as we'd imagined him, and Pancho was just as chubby and funny.
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jumptheshadow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 09:11 AM
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72. American Bandstand
Dancing was always better than listening to Captain Kangaroo.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 10:01 AM
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74. My mother used to watch Jack LaLanne
and I guess that later on I watched whatever cartoons they were showing at that hour of the morning, plus "Captain Kangaroo." I know I must have watched TV before that (the above memory is from the early '60s), but I can't recall what I saw earlier.
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 10:04 AM
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75. Oh yeah!
my mom did too! I think she did it more for Jack in his skin tight body suit as I never saw her do any exercise. Yeah - that's one of the first I remember too.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 05:23 PM
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82. Mine too! She even bought a "glamour stretcher"
and used it to work out with Jack. It was like a rubber jump rope. LOL!
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 10:27 AM
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76. New Zoo Review,
Mr. Rogers and Bozo!
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 10:50 AM
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77. Pinky Lee, Ding Dong School, and Howdy Doody
Those were my favorites when I was a pre-schooler.

By the way, did you read in the New York Times that "Miss Frances" died a few weeks ago at the age of 94?
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zekeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 11:18 AM
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78. Dr Max was on in Cedar Rapids Iowa
market. Could be that show you recall. Did stuff like magic, though I remember him as bald and kind of creepy with glasses. I think it was even in black and white. My uncle who lived in a small town about 30 miles from Cedar Rapids told me years later a funny Dr Max story. Seems Dr Max really hated the turn his life had taken. Doing magic on tv for a bunch of snotty kids and introducing cartoons was not his dream job. He would drive to my uncle's town, where he wasn't as well known and get stinking drunk in the bar across from the Post Office where my uncle worked. Every afternoon they would watch the folks in the bar pour Uncle Max out of the bar and into his car so that he could go into Cedar Rapids and do his kids show - bombed out of his mind. I guess they didn't subscribe to the friends don't let friends drive drunk thingy back then...

Myself? I rememeber sitting in front of the test pattern in my jammies waiting for ANYTHING to come on. What that anything was escapes me.
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Chuckup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 06:37 PM
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87. Yes, B&W, however
my family didn't get color until the early 70's. What a bummer, but hey, life isn'a always colorful...
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 12:10 PM
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79. Sesame Street
I just loved that Cookie Monster. Still do.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 01:46 PM
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81. Hawaii Five-Oh.
I loved that show. I still think the opening theme is the greatest ever for a television show. I remember my sister calling it "Why Fee-Fie-Foe" in her toddler English.
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Chuckup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 06:32 PM
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86. I like that one too as well as
Edited on Fri Aug-29-03 06:34 PM by Chuckup
COLUMBO!

The Streets rocks, and that nose, man that nose!

Whoops, brain fart...I was thinking of the "Streets of San Francisco"
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 05:24 PM
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83. Laaaassieeeeeee!
I used to kiss the b&w TV screen when Lassie came on.
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 05:49 PM
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84. I remember a show called
Edited on Fri Aug-29-03 05:50 PM by FlaGranny
Willie the Worm. I think it was a local show and it was out of Philadelphia. It was a worm handpuppet. He introduced cartoons and put on little handpuppet skits. The cartoons were really old ones, in black and white from the 1930's. The cartoon that always comes back to me is one where all the barnyard animals were having a jam session in the barn and the barn was expanding and the roof was jumping up and down to the music. They don't make cartoons like THAT any more.

Then, of course, there was Uncle Milty, but I didn't like that one too much. I preferred the cartoons. Then Ed Sullivan. After that there was Bandstand - the original Bandstand. I've forgotten the hosts, but one was arrested for messing with the teenaged girls on the show. Dick Clark came after that. Oh, and by the way, Dick Clark used to be an announcer on the radio in Philadelphia, before Bandstand. He played big band music and claimed he hated rock and roll.

Am I dating myself yet?

Edit: Just thought of another one - Kukla, Fran, and Ollie.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 05:52 PM
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85. The Laaaaand of the Lost!
Those special effects scared the hell out of me.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 06:40 PM
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88. You want old?
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

My grandfather always bought the newest things, so he had a TV set long before we did, and he told us to all come and watch.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-03 06:44 PM
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90. How about Roy Rogers?
The Baltimore-born cowboy! LOL!
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