Favorite TV shows from your childhood

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carolina bob
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2009/01/31 14:39:14
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. 
ann peeples
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:09:40
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)
NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:18:34
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

NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:20:08
Dick Van Dyke Show
Ed Sullivan Show (particularly the ones with Buddy Holly)

FriedClamFanatic
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:20:14
Sky King.........how could you not have the hots for Penny........even if she was "an older woman"?
NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:22:18
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


carolina bob
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:42:20
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. 
NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:46:31
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Sheena Queen of the Jungle
TooPhat
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 15:50:19
From my era: Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, and Dark Shadows
MilwFoodlovers
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 18:58:04
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!
NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:09:18
I don't know how you can mention Kookie but not Connie Stevens...
MilwFoodlovers
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:11:15
You mean Cricket Blake?
NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:12:53


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
NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:23:09
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
carolina bob
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:27:21
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!
1bbqboy
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 19:28:04
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


carolina bob
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 20:38:01
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.  
NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 20:47:59
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..

Louis
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 21:07:12
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.

cavandre
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/01/31 23:13:48
For those of us with a more depraved sense of humor, the nod goes to Soupy Sales...with an honorable mention to Rocky & Bullwinklle.
carolina bob
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 01:39:56
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.....  
FriedClamFanatic
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 08:28:35
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.............."
claracamille
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 17:37:28
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!!!
Diner-Lover
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 22:17:48
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

CajunKing
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/01 22:42:22
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
post edited by CajunKing - 2009/02/01 22:44:34
stricken_detective
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/02 21:09:55
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
1bbqboy
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/02 21:52:30

Cynfred
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/04 19:32:34
The original Speed Racer, Here Come the Brides, Dick Van Dyke, Gilligan, Green Acres. Daffy Duck and Bugs...the list is too long!
HotDogHead
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/05 14:10:07
Brady Bunch
Zoom
Electric Company
Land of the Lost
Johnny Quest
The Friendly Giant (was a Canadian-based show)
wmceaton
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/07 15:56:01
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
 
rmcielwain
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/07 16:52:50
 Concentration
 Jeopardy! (the Fleming version)
 Password (my mom said I was watching that in '63 when the news broke about JFK)
 Gilligan's Island
 Green Acres
 The Beverly Hillbillies
 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
 Bewitched
 Lidsville (looked like Mark never found his way to the top of the hat he fell through)
 
 and a bit later: WKRP in Cincinnati (got the first season DVDs a few weeks ago - still hilarious!) 
leethebard
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/07 21:20:25
I was a little kid in the early 50's , so I grew up On Howdy doody...rootie kazootie,Kukla ,Fran, and Ollie and shows like that...later i got to enjoy watching Annette grow up!!
Wabbit
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/07 22:16:26
Getting up on Saturday morning to watch "Looney Tunes" Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Elmer Fudd and let us not forget Casper, Rocky & Bullwinkle and Chilly Willy the Penguin. I have tried to watch the new shows with my Niece and Nephew, but I just can't can't get into Elmo, Doodle Bops, and I really don't like Barney!
mr chips
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/07 23:51:44
Shows I loved:

Rawhide
Swamp Fox
The Wild, Wild West
Yogi Bear
Wide World of Sports
Friday Night Fights
Make That Spare
portland Wrestling
NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/08 00:03:09
leethebard

I was a little kid in the early 50's , so I grew up On Howdy doody...rootie kazootie,Kukla ,Fran, and Ollie and shows like that...later i got to enjoy watching Annette grow up!!

You betcha!!!!!!!!!!!!

NYPIzzaNut
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/08 00:04:05
There are lots of Annette videos on youTube....
carolina bob
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/08 01:57:01
leethebard - back in the late '80s, when I first started collecting vintage television on VHS, I was lucky enough to obtain an episode of Rootie Kazootie on tape. I got it from a mail-order outfit in NYC, and it's one of only two episodes known to still exist. All the familiar characters are in it; Rootie, Gala Poochie the Pup, Polka Dottie, and the villainous Poison Soomac. It's even got the original commercials from the early '50s. A rare piece of TV history.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
leethebard
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/08 07:32:44
nocarolina

leethebard - back in the late '80s, when I first started collecting vintage television on VHS, I was lucky enough to obtain an episode of Rootie Kazootie on tape. I got it from a mail-order outfit in NYC, and it's one of only two episodes known to still exist. All the familiar characters are in it; Rootie, Gala Poochie the Pup, Polka Dottie, and the villainous Poison Soomac. It's even got the original commercials from the early '50s. A rare piece of TV history.  
 
nocarolina...and others too,
       There's a great DVD out there called, "Hiya, Kids: A 50's Saturday Morning" which contains full episodes of over 20 great children's tv shows from the 50's ,including a full episode of Rootie Kazootie. I'm not sure if it includes one of the two rootie Kazootie episodes you're talking about, but give it a look. There are all the greats there, and maybe some you've forgotten...they're arranged also by age group interest. I highlr recommend this Dvd for bringing back great memories, or if you're under 60, to show you what pioneering tv was like. Amazon has a complete list of each episode. Enjoy...so "Pluck your magic Twanger,Froggie'!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



post edited by leethebard - 2009/02/08 07:34:13
carolina bob
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/08 23:50:50
leethebard - thanks for the tip about the Hiya Kids! DVD. I just ordered it from Amazon.com and I'm looking forward to another trip down memory lane. Some really obscure shows in the set, like Captain Z-Ro ( an early '50s series involving time-travel. )                   
stricken_detective
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/09 10:28:06
I forgot Gigglesnort Hotel & The Magic Door

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVc19X6IC6c
GNeedles59
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/09 10:59:37
Muppets
Fraggle Rock
Knight Rider
A-Team
Airwolf
Hannah Barbara Cratoons
Looney Toons

Jennie
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/09 19:45:07
Well, after I outgrew:

Scooby Doo
Captain Kangaroo
Hong Kong Phoey
The Flintstones
The Jetsons
Speed Racer (Meh. It was on.)
Kimba the White Lion (totally classic proto-Lion King)
Sesame Street
The Electric Company
and the assorted Loony Toons/Merry Melodies Saturday Morning fare

I suppose my favorite shows in the late 70s and early 80s were:

Little House on the Prairie
Gilligan's Island reruns
Bewitched reruns
Benson (Who knew two of them would end up on Star Trek?)
Knight Rider
The A-Team (I can still do the whole intro)
Voltron (anybody? anybody?)
Fraggle Rock (Remember when cable was new and shiny?)
The Muppet Show
Barney Miller (It was on, but I was shocked to realize that Shepard Book from Firefly was Harris.)
Taxi
Three's Company
Cheers
The Cosby Show
Gimme a Break! (Boy could she sing!)

Still later, M*A*S*H, although I refused to watch this as a kid because war was violent and I didn't get the jokes. lol
post edited by Jennie - 2009/02/09 19:47:45
leethebard
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/09 21:58:56
nocarolina

leethebard - thanks for the tip about the Hiya Kids! DVD. I just ordered it from Amazon.com and I'm looking forward to another trip down memory lane. Some really obscure shows in the set, like Captain Z-Ro ( an early '50s series involving time-travel. )                   


Glad you liked the line up it offered. I enjoyed looking at the different disks...and I highly recommend it to anyone who'd like to go down tv memory lane from the 50's. It's a fun trip!!!
jonjax71
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/09 22:15:59
As a pre-teen
I Love Lucy
The Whirlybirds
Sky King
Twilight Zone
Naked City
Top Cat
You Bet Your Life
 
 
As a teen
I Spy
Mission Impossible
Burke's Law
Maxwell Smart
Julia
Smothers Brothers
 
bbqjimbob
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/09 23:48:33
We did not have TV when I was a kid. My parents were members of a very strict religion that viewed TV as a "cardinal sin". While this type of thinking is crazy and unjustified, it did make for a much more active childhood. However, I do remember sneaking over to a friend's house and watching Speed Racer and Godzilla! I'm not sure which I enjoyed more- watching TV, or knowing that I was getting away with committing a "cardinal sin"!
GNeedles59
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/10 09:54:02
Jennie, I'm with you, Voltron rocked


tmiles
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/02/10 12:54:04
FriedClamFanatic

Sky King.........how could you not have the hots for Penny........even if she was "an older woman"?


I recently got  the first season on Netflix. (other seasons not out yet) Not as good as I remembered..........
 
That show must have sold a lot of Cessna 310s, which is, IMO, one of the most beautiful planes ever built. (the 310 was the second plane,,,,,,the earlier "Bamboo Bomber" was not very attractive) One scene that I'll always remember is "Songbird" landing on an aircraft carrier.
BTB
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/05 05:30:50
Amos & Andy was a great show (before it became politically incorrect).  Brought to you by "Blatz, the beer that made Milwaukee famous!" It was on Friday's nights and my dad often would make warm chocolate chips cookies for us while we enjoyed the show.
wheregreggeats.com
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/05 08:20:11
Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/05 09:21:46
GNeedles59

Knight Rider
A-Team
Airwolf


These three shows make up the current 6pm-9pm (CT) schedule for my local RTN affiliate and at 9pm "Emergency!" comes on, which is a show I watched quite often back in the '70s.
 
Brad
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/05 09:37:13
Actually, my favorite of all time TV show is/was The Fugitive.
leethebard
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/05 10:50:00

Yes,with his buddy, Rags the tiger!!!!
carolina bob
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/05 20:16:25
BTB, you've got your beer brands confused. Blatz did indeed sponsor Amos n' Andy, but Schlitz is "the beer that made Milwaukee famous".
Bill Reynolds
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/05 22:48:41
Highway Patrol
American Bandstand
Gun smoke
Mickey Mouse Club
And that is about all I can remember
Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/06 09:42:31
nocarolina

BTB, you've got your beer brands confused. Blatz did indeed sponsor Amos n' Andy, but Schlitz is "the beer that made Milwaukee famous".


Some believe that Valentin Blatz originally owned the slogan and sold to Schlitz, but back in the 1890s and therefore long before radio.
 
Brad
GNeedles59
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/06 11:01:19
Fraggle Rock!


fattybomatty
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2009/03/06 12:02:42
I'll break this down into categories.

Gameshow:
The Price is Right!!!

Cartoons:
Transformers
Thundercats
He Man
Vultron

Kids shows:
Sesame Street
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
Fraggle Rock
Some show with mannequins that come to life.  No idea the name
Reading Rainbow

Sitcoms and Comedy shows:
Married with Children
In Living Color

Action Shows:
A-team
Airwolf
Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2013/05/29 10:10:36
A few months back our local NBC affiliate fired up a new digital station and linked it with the Antenna TV network.  Every Tuesday night it airs a 2-hour block (4 episodes) of WKRP in Cincinnati, and I'm liking it (especially Jan Smithers) as much now as I did (especially Jan Smithers) back then.
ChrisOC
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2013/05/29 10:22:08
Space Patrol
Captain Video
The Buccaneers
Gunsmoke
Mickey Mouse Club w/Annette
Bandstand (from Philadelphia)
tmiles
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Re:Favorite TV shows from your childhood 2013/05/29 10:28:10
A nice bump.....
I keep trying to remember the name od the show based on a train out west, (not the later Wild, Wild West which I also liked), I have been waiting for "Whirlybirds", based around a pair of Bell 47 helicopters to come back. I'd also like to see "The Lieutenant" about a young Marine Corps officer who became the model for Capt Kirk. Thanks to Netflix, I got to find out how "The Prisoner" turned out, although the ending did leave the question of who ran the camp unanswered. 
 
As young parents, we enjoyed "Solid Gold", although it was painful to watch the decline of the host. It looks like (to me, a non pro) a good , cheap to produce, show that could be brought back for Friday or Saturday at 8PM.
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