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Author:  GKC [ Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:52 pm ]
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Athanasius wrote:
I found the beginning and ending dates for some of my favorites.

1. Howdy Doody 1947-1960. Howdy was born the year I was.
2. Soupy Sales 1953-1979, but not without some breaks.
3. Highway Patrol 1955-59.
4. Have Gun Will Travel 1957-63
Then some years later...
5. The Prisoner 1967-68



With respect to Howdy, when Bob Smith suddenly discovered a nostalgic interest in the show, in the 1970s, on the part of the Peanut Gallery generation, he started a career of live shows on college campuses. Which led, in 1976, to a second, not so good, syndicated kids series, which last around 100 shows. Samples of both series are available on dvd.

I worked with an AF officer who grew up as a neighbor of Bob Smith, in New Rochelle New York, playing with his kids, in the period when Bob Smith was forced to broadcast from the basement of his house, following a heart attack. This was the period when Buffalo Bob's "brother" Bison Bill was a guest host in the studio, and (IIRC) when Gabby Hayes also began to guest host the show.

Got a couple of signed pictures from Buffalo Bob and Howdy. Howdy is two years younger than me.

GKC

Author:  lbt [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:20 am ]
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I used to watch Peter Pan show in 1960:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054176/

Peter Pan was actually an actress named Mary Martin. Tinker Bell was lovely, too.

I am now reading a book Peter Pan in Russian. :)

Author:  faithfulservant [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:28 am ]
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didn't that only come on once a year.... kinda like wizard of oz

Author:  anawim [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:17 am ]
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lbt wrote:
I used to watch Peter Pan show in 1960:



Same here!

Author:  Desertfalcon [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:38 pm ]
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GKC wrote:
Athanasius wrote:
I found the beginning and ending dates for some of my favorites.

1. Howdy Doody 1947-1960. Howdy was born the year I was.
2. Soupy Sales 1953-1979, but not without some breaks.
3. Highway Patrol 1955-59.
4. Have Gun Will Travel 1957-63
Then some years later...
5. The Prisoner 1967-68



With respect to Howdy, when Bob Smith suddenly discovered a nostalgic interest in the show, in the 1970s, on the part of the Peanut Gallery generation, he started a career of live shows on college campuses. Which led, in 1976, to a second, not so good, syndicated kids series, which last around 100 shows. Samples of both series are available on dvd.

I worked with an AF officer who grew up as a neighbor of Bob Smith, in New Rochelle New York, playing with his kids, in the period when Bob Smith was forced to broadcast from the basement of his house, following a heart attack. This was the period when Buffalo Bob's "brother" Bison Bill was a guest host in the studio, and (IIRC) when Gabby Hayes also began to guest host the show.

Got a couple of signed pictures from Buffalo Bob and Howdy. Howdy is two years younger than me.

GKC

You are a font of interesting knowledge. :D

Author:  GKC [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:50 pm ]
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Desertfalcon wrote:
GKC wrote:
Athanasius wrote:
I found the beginning and ending dates for some of my favorites.

1. Howdy Doody 1947-1960. Howdy was born the year I was.
2. Soupy Sales 1953-1979, but not without some breaks.
3. Highway Patrol 1955-59.
4. Have Gun Will Travel 1957-63
Then some years later...
5. The Prisoner 1967-68



With respect to Howdy, when Bob Smith suddenly discovered a nostalgic interest in the show, in the 1970s, on the part of the Peanut Gallery generation, he started a career of live shows on college campuses. Which led, in 1976, to a second, not so good, syndicated kids series, which last around 100 shows. Samples of both series are available on dvd.

I worked with an AF officer who grew up as a neighbor of Bob Smith, in New Rochelle New York, playing with his kids, in the period when Bob Smith was forced to broadcast from the basement of his house, following a heart attack. This was the period when Buffalo Bob's "brother" Bison Bill was a guest host in the studio, and (IIRC) when Gabby Hayes also began to guest host the show.

Got a couple of signed pictures from Buffalo Bob and Howdy. Howdy is two years younger than me.

GKC

You are a font of interesting knowledge. :D



Or pointless blathering, depending on the viewpoint. At any rate, I thank you.

This is one of my hobby areas.

GKC

Author:  Cubano [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:28 am ]
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Quincy.. CSI before it became fashionable...
Kung Fu..
Hawaii Five-O.. Zulu as Kono and Kam Fong as Chin Ho.. to this day I laugh about it...
Holmes and Yo-Yo.. loved seeing the robot shoot smoke and sputter..

Author:  Doom [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:06 am ]
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GKC wrote:
Or pointless blathering, depending on the viewpoint. At any rate, I thank you.

This is one of my hobby areas.

GKC


There are no uninteresting subjects, there are only uninterested people.

Author:  GKC [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:30 am ]
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Doom wrote:
GKC wrote:
Or pointless blathering, depending on the viewpoint. At any rate, I thank you.

This is one of my hobby areas.

GKC


There are no uninteresting subjects, there are only uninterested people.



I have said that, myself.

But the uninterested people won't listen.

GKC

Author:  Nihilobstat [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:16 pm ]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk029jsZ ... re=related

Bonanza and Gunsmoke, no other TV matters.

Author:  Ancient Oracle [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:20 pm ]
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Felix The Cat
Supercar
Thunderbirds
Fireball XL5

Author:  popejoephx [ Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:11 pm ]
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Let's see...
The Wild Wild West
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Alias Smith and Jones
The Magician
Dr Who
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Jerry Lewis Telethon
Happy Days
M*A*S*H*

and many of the others already named

Author:  Knight Templar [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:01 pm ]
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Okay, what age range are we talking here? Because at one point I watched shows that I'd be embarassed to admit to now, on the Gilligan's Island level of programming.

After that, I liked MASH a lot. The original Star Trek was always a staple too.

Author:  Athanasius [ Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:30 am ]
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Knight Templar wrote:
Okay, what age range are we talking here? Because at one point I watched shows that I'd be embarassed to admit to now, on the Gilligan's Island level of programming.

After that, I liked MASH a lot. The original Star Trek was always a staple too.


I didn't set any limits except "younger life" but I'm most interested in the 1950's-60's range since that's what I remember as a child. I gather that you are slightly younger than I am.

Author:  Knight Templar [ Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:46 am ]
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Athanasius wrote:
Knight Templar wrote:
Okay, what age range are we talking here? Because at one point I watched shows that I'd be embarassed to admit to now, on the Gilligan's Island level of programming.

After that, I liked MASH a lot. The original Star Trek was always a staple too.


I didn't set any limits except "younger life" but I'm most interested in the 1950's-60's range since that's what I remember as a child. I gather that you are slightly younger than I am.



Slightly, yes. In 1969 I was still only 7 years old, so my taste didn't count for much.

But I can say this: I am a big Dick Van Dyke fan. I always thought that was a great sitcom.

Author:  Athanasius [ Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:01 pm ]
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Knight Templar wrote:
Athanasius wrote:
Knight Templar wrote:
Okay, what age range are we talking here? Because at one point I watched shows that I'd be embarassed to admit to now, on the Gilligan's Island level of programming.

After that, I liked MASH a lot. The original Star Trek was always a staple too.


I didn't set any limits except "younger life" but I'm most interested in the 1950's-60's range since that's what I remember as a child. I gather that you are slightly younger than I am.



Slightly, yes. In 1969 I was still only 7 years old, so my taste didn't count for much.

But I can say this: I am a big Dick Van Dyke fan. I always thought that was a great sitcom.


That explains why you wish to join an army. I'm way too old for that. Fighting at that level is for young people. I graduated from College in 1969.

Author:  Bruno [ Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:28 pm ]
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Oh yes, I liked those movied you all posted. But I really grew up with the radio.

Such programs as:

The Shadow, I love a mystery, Lone Ranger, Fibber Maggie and Molly, Jack Benny show, etc.

:-)

Author:  GKC [ Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:49 pm ]
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Bruno wrote:
Oh yes, I liked those movied you all posted. But I really grew up with the radio.

Such programs as:

The Shadow, I love a mystery, Lone Ranger, Fibber Maggie and Molly, Jack Benny show, etc.

:-)


Me too.

GKC

Author:  Athanasius [ Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:54 pm ]
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You must be older than I. I enjoy listening to the programs from the 30s, 40s, and 50s now but I was a bit young to groove on even the 50s radio programs.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:46 pm ]
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Athanasius wrote:
You must be older than I. I enjoy listening to the programs from the 30s, 40s, and 50s now but I was a bit young to groove on even the 50s radio programs.



If you mean me, I think I am. I well recall listening to shows at the very end of the 40s and all through the 50s, to the extinction of network radio, with the death of Johnny Dollar and Ma Perkins.

OTOH, I look quite youthful, I am told. As compared to Highlander, for example.

GKC

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