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carolina bob

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Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 2:39 PM (permalink)
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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    ann peeples

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    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 3:09 PM (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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      NYPIzzaNut

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      Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 3:18 PM (permalink)
      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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        NYPIzzaNut

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        Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 3:20 PM (permalink)
        Dick Van Dyke Show
        Ed Sullivan Show (particularly the ones with Buddy Holly)

         
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          Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 3:20 PM (permalink)
          Sky King.........how could you not have the hots for Penny........even if she was "an older woman"?
           
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            NYPIzzaNut

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            Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 3:22 PM (permalink)
            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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              carolina bob

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              Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 3:42 PM (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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                NYPIzzaNut

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                Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 3:46 PM (permalink)
                Tarzan
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                  TooPhat

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                  Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 3:50 PM (permalink)
                  From my era: Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, and Dark Shadows
                   
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                    MilwFoodlovers

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                    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 6:58 PM (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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                      NYPIzzaNut

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                      Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 7:09 PM (permalink)
                      I don't know how you can mention Kookie but not Connie Stevens...
                       
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                        MilwFoodlovers

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                        Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 7:11 PM (permalink)
                        You mean Cricket Blake?
                         
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                          NYPIzzaNut

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                          Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 7:12 PM (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)
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                            NYPIzzaNut

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                            Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 7:23 PM (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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                              carolina bob

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                              Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 7:27 PM (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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                                Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 7:28 PM (permalink)
                                FriedClamFanatic


                                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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                                  carolina bob

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                                  Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 8:38 PM (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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                                    NYPIzzaNut

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                                    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 8:47 PM (permalink)
                                    nocarolina


                                    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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                                      Louis

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                                      Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 9:07 PM (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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                                        cavandre

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                                        Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sat, 01/31/09 11:13 PM (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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                                          carolina bob

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                                          Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Sun, 02/1/09 1:39 AM (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 Sun, 02/1/09 8:28 AM (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 Sun, 02/1/09 5:37 PM (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 Sun, 02/1/09 10:17 PM (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 Sun, 02/1/09 10:42 PM (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...."
                                                   
                                                  Hogan's Heros
                                                  Baa Baa Black Sheep (Black Sheep Squadron)
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                                                    Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Mon, 02/2/09 9:09 PM (permalink)
                                                    CajunKing


                                                    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 Mon, 02/2/09 9:52 PM (permalink)

                                                       
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                                                        Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood Wed, 02/4/09 7:32 PM (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 Thu, 02/5/09 2:10 PM (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 Sat, 02/7/09 3:56 PM (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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