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Favorite TV shows from your childhood

Growing up in the 1950s, I was a "TV kid" from a very early age, and have lots of favorites from that decade. My all-time favorite is definitely Captain Midnight, starring Richard Webb, Sid Melton and Olan Soule. A truly great Cold War / sci-fi series that captures the feel of the '50s. Due to legal complications, the show was retitled Jet Jackson, Flying Commando for syndication. They even went so far as to re-dub the episodes so that the name "Captain Midnight" came out "Jet Jackson". I have all but ten of the thirty-nine episodes on VHS, and I eagerly await the day that entire series is available on DVD. 
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:09:40 (permalink)
    Leave it to Beaver
    Voyage to the bottom of the Sea
    Clutch Cargo
    Flipper
    Queen for a Day(I was watching when Kennedy was shot-Mom stopped vacuuming when she heard the news on the stereo)
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    Howdy Doody
    Superman
    Milton Berle
    Sid Caesar
    Red Skelton
    Roy Rogers
    Lone Ranger
    Cisco Kid
    Gene Autry
    Leave it to Beaver
    Jackie Gleason
    Carol Burnett

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    Dick Van Dyke Show
    Ed Sullivan Show (particularly the ones with Buddy Holly)

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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:20:14 (permalink)
    Sky King.........how could you not have the hots for Penny........even if she was "an older woman"?
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    FriedClamFanatic

    Sky King.........how could you not have the hots for Penny........even if she was "an older woman"?
    I had a crush on Gale Storm (My Little Margie)

    ..and Annette Funicello from the Mickey Mouse Show


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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:42:20 (permalink)
    Some more of my childhood favorites: The Adventures of Superman, Annie Oakley, Circus Boy ( with a very young Mickey Dolenz ), Rin-Tin-Tin, Wild Bill Hickock, Tales of the Texas Rangers ( my #2 fav ), the Roy Rogers Show, and Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe. All of them great memories, and I'm so glad that some of these shows are popping up on DVD. 
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:50:19 (permalink)
    From my era: Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, and Dark Shadows
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 18:58:04 (permalink)
    Most all of the above, I Love Lucy (Lucy? You got some splainin' to do), Fury, Rin-Tin-Tin, Bat Masterson, East Side, West Side, Hennesy, Ernie Kovacs, Andy's Gang (pop your magic twanger, froggy), What's My Line, Jack Benny (Welllllll), Burns and Allen, Highway Patrol (roger 10-4), Sgt. Preston, Masquerade Party, Topper, Judge Roy Bean, Davy Crockett (Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier), Mickey Mouse Club (It's anything can happen day), Spin and Marty and The Hardy Boys too, December Bride, You Are There, Steve Allen (Hi ho Steverino), 3 Stooges, Dobie Gillis, Route 66, Capt. Gallant, Broken Arrow, Zorro, Jimmy Durante (Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are), Danny Thomas (Uncle Tonoose), Dinah Shore (See the USA, in your Chevrolet), Ozzie and Harriet (Hi Thorny), Wyatt Earp, Yancy Derringer, Racket Squad, Robin Hood, Tic Tock Theatre, Shock Theater, Jack LaLanne yes but Debby Drake OH Heck YES!,  The Honeymooners (one of these days Alice, one of these days, bam, right to the moon), Texas Rasslin', Roller Derby (I was in love with the evil Ann Carvello), All of the Warner Brothers shows-77 Sunset Strip (Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb), Surfside 6, Bourbon, Street Beat, Hawaiian Eye, Life of Riley, Art Linkletter, and Victory At Sea!
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:09:18 (permalink)
    I don't know how you can mention Kookie but not Connie Stevens...
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:11:15 (permalink)
    You mean Cricket Blake?
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:12:53 (permalink)


    She was born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingolia in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of Peter Ingoglia (known as musician Teddy Stevens) and singer Eleanor McGinley.

    (..thanks Wikipedia)
    post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2009/01/31 19:28:36
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:23:09 (permalink)
    Remember her "Sixteen Reasons" from 1961? It was the biggest hit of that year:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnQONZ1XVJM

    ..and of course here is "Kookie Kookie"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWo4YodR9Jo&feature=related
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:27:21 (permalink)
    MilwFoodLovers, you've mentioned a bunch that are on my favorites list, like Highway Patrol ( Ten-four, ten-four! ), Fury, the Mickey Mouse Club ( Darlene was my childhood crush ), the Jack Benny Program, Bat Masterson, I Love Lucy ( the greatest sitcom of all ), The Adventures of Robin Hood, and my beloved Three Stooges ( I idolize Curly. ) Speaking of Robin Hood, I just bought the first season ( 39 episodes ) on DVD yesterday. Now if I could only find time to watch them!
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    Sky King.........how could you not have the hots for Penny........even if she was "an older woman"?

    Songbird to Penny,
    Songbird to Penny


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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 20:38:01 (permalink)
    NYPIzzaNut, where did you find that picture of Connie Stevens? It is THE best photo of her I've ever seen. She looks absolutely stunning in it.  
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 20:47:59 (permalink)
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    NYPIzzaNut, where did you find that picture of Connie Stevens? It is THE best photo of her I've ever seen. She looks absolutely stunning in it.  

    ...I just Googled her name for photos..it was on the first page and the one I liked most..

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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 21:07:12 (permalink)
    You can get many of those shows at this site:

    http://www.otrdvd.com/

    Just take some time and go through it.  There's quite a few new things every month. I've been buying from this place for years.

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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 23:13:48 (permalink)
    For those of us with a more depraved sense of humor, the nod goes to Soupy Sales...with an honorable mention to Rocky & Bullwinklle.
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 01:39:56 (permalink)
    Louis, thanks for posting the otrdvd website. I just looked at their site, and they have both Captain Midnight and Tales of the Texas Rangers on DVD. Time to spend more money.....  
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 08:28:35 (permalink)
    cavandre

    For those of us with a more depraved sense of humor, the nod goes to Soupy Sales...with an honorable mention to Rocky & Bullwinklle.


    "Hey Kids, What i want you to do is to sneak into Mommy's and Daddy's Bedroom and look for spare change.............."
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 17:37:28 (permalink)
    What about American Bandstand?  My sister & I would run home every day from school to watch-,  do the  stroll, cha-cha, & jitterbug.  We so wanted to go to Philadephia & slow dance with Kenny.

    Mickey Mouse Club- especially Spin & Marty.  I had such a crush on Tim Considine.

    Do you remember the Robin Hood theme song:

    "Robin Hood, Robin Hood riding through the glen.
     Robin Hood, Robin Hood with his merry men"

    Oh no!!  I now can't get the Robin Hood song out of my head!!!
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 22:17:48 (permalink)
    International Showtime-- A variety show in what I seem to remember was sort of a circus setting and was hosted by Don Ameche
    Ed Sullivan-- I always went crazy whenever the puppet mouse, Topo Gigio was on (Eddie, kiss-a-me goo' night!), and the guy that spun the plates on top of the tall sticks.
    The Jackie Gleason Show-- I loved those June Taylor Dancers and Frank Fontaine as Crazy Guggenheim.
    Rocky and Bullwinkle
    The Three Stooges
    Captain Kangaroo
    Local Philadelphia kids' shows:
    Happy the Clown
    Gene London
    Pixanne
    Sally Starr's Popeye Theater

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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 22:42:22 (permalink)
    From my era

    Capt Kangaroo
    H.R. Pufnstuf
    The Monkees
    Tom and Jerry with Droopy and Chilly Willy the penguin
    Benny Hill (after my parents went to bed, I would sneak down stairs and watch)
    3-2-1 Contact
    Dobie Gillis
    Rocky & Bullwinkle with Mr Magoo
    The Electric Company
    oh and what is that show "There cousins, Identical cousins...."
     
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    Baa Baa Black Sheep (Black Sheep Squadron)
    Gomer Pyle USMC
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/02 21:09:55 (permalink)
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    From my era

    Capt Kangaroo
    H.R. Pufnstuf
    The Monkees
    Tom and Jerry with Droopy and Chilly Willy the penguin
    Benny Hill (after my parents went to bed, I would sneak down stairs and watch)
    3-2-1 Contact
    Dobie Gillis
    Rocky & Bullwinkle with Mr Magoo
    The Electric Company
    oh and what is that show "There cousins, Identical cousins...."
     
    Hogan's Heros
    Baa Baa Black Sheep (Black Sheep Squadron)
    Gomer Pyle USMC


    The cousins show is The Patty Duke Show.

    I presume you mean kids shows? I watched a lot of TV with my parents & grandparents, which I will get to in a minute.

    Capt Kangaroo
    The Monkees (reruns)
    Brady Bunch (reruns)
    Bewitched--to this day my favorite TV show (reruns)
    I Dream of Jeannie (reruns)
    Partridge Family (reruns)
    Family Affair (reruns)
    Tom and Jerry with Droopy and Chilly Willy the penguin
    Casper the Friendly Ghost
    3-2-1 Contact
    Sesame Street
    New Zoo Revue
    Great Space Coaster
    Romper Room
    The Electric Company

    Shows I got to watch while being babysat:
    The Jeffersons
    Welcome Back Kotter
    Three's Company
    One Day At A Time
    Eight is Enough
    Fantasy Island
    Love Boat
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/04 19:32:34 (permalink)
    The original Speed Racer, Here Come the Brides, Dick Van Dyke, Gilligan, Green Acres. Daffy Duck and Bugs...the list is too long!
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/05 14:10:07 (permalink)
    Brady Bunch
    Zoom
    Electric Company
    Land of the Lost
    Johnny Quest
    The Friendly Giant (was a Canadian-based show)
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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/07 15:56:01 (permalink)
    As a kid:
     
    Journey to the Center of the Earth (sunday am cartoon)
    Johnny Quest
    Emergency!
    Adam 12
    Dragnet
    Warner Bros. Saturday Cartoons
    Tom & Jerry (older ones only)
    Gilligans Island
    Brady Bunch
     
    As an older kid:
    Night Stalker
    Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
    Monty Python
    The Goodies (British)
    Saturday Night Live
    Barney Miller
    M*A*S*H*
    Twilight Zone Reruns
     
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