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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2009 03:51 pm
I took a quick look. Will be back to comment later. I'm hungry.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2009 04:02 pm
@Reyn,
Reyn wrote:

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Dragnet
The Honeymooners
I Love Lucy
The Rifleman
The Three Stooges
The Twilight Zone
The Avengers
The Beverly Hillbillies
Bewitched
Carol Burnett Show
Dick Van Dyke Show
Get Smart
Gilligan's Island
Hawaii Five-0
Hogan's Heroes
I Dream of Jeannie
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Mannix
Mission Impossible
The Munsters
Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Star Trek
The Wild Wild West


these are the ones i remember, most in reruns (born in 1962)

i'll add

The Time Tunnel
Flipper
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
Reyn
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2009 04:11 pm
@djjd62,
Yup, I remember those, too, but don't think I saw too many episodes.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2009 04:55 pm
@Reyn,
Green Acres
Petticoat Junction
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Reyn
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2009 09:50 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I took a quick look. Will be back to comment later. I'm hungry.

You still eating? Laughing
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2009 10:47 pm
@Reyn,
Ended up driving to The Woodlands, helping my mother in law move some stuff to her new home. Now I'm just plain tired. Be back later tonight or tomorrow morning. Otherwise, when I return from Dallas.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2009 10:56 am
@djjd62,
Me? I loved the Groucho show.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2009 12:02 pm
@edgarblythe,
Okay, Edgar. Saw your post on the "Anything" thread.

Talk to you maybe by Monday.....
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2009 10:40 pm
It is 10:30 PM. Got back from Dallas about ten. Will comment tomorrow.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2009 09:14 am
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - great show
Dragnet - great show
The Honeymooners - great show
I Love Lucy - okay for the times
The Rifleman - loved it
The Three Stooges - several good routines
The Twilight Zone - loved it
The Avengers - liked, but eventually quit watching
The Beverly Hillbillies - good for a laugh now and then
Bewitched - not really my thing
Carol Burnett Show - good, often brilliant
Dick Van Dyke Show - pretty good
Get Smart - pretty good
Gilligan's Island - good for a few laughs
Hawaii Five-0 - didn't watch
Hogan's Heroes - liked it
I Dream of Jeannie - I watched, but didn't really care for it
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - didn't watch
Mannix - pretty good, but only saw a few episodes
Mission Impossible - not my thing
The Munsters - good for a few chuckles
Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In - always began the season not liking the jokes, but soon settled in and enjoyed them
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - one of my favorites
Star Trek - enjoyed it
The Wild Wild West - one of the few westerns I rarely watched
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2009 05:51 am
Western TV and Radio shows were always among my top favorites. If I had to rank them, they might go like this:
Have Gun Will Travel
black and white episodes of Gunsmoke
The Westerner, with Brian Keith
Maverick, Jim Garner and Jack Kelly
Cheyenne, Clint Walker
and then the ones I like but don't put in any special order
Wanted Dead or Alive, Steve McQueen
Bonanza, Lorne, Pernell, Dan and Michael
Big Valley
Tales of Wells Fargo, Dale Robertson
Bat Masterson, Gene Barry
Wyett Earp, Hugh O'Brien
Rifleman, Chuck Conners
Johnny Yuma, Nick Adams
Lawman, John Russell
Sundance, Earl Holliman
Branded, Chuck Conners
The Deputy, some episodes starred Henry Fonda
color episodes of Gunsmoke
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 10:55 am
@edgarblythe,
Hi Edgar!

The Westerner - don't know this one
Maverick - yes! forgot about this one
Cheyenne - vague memmories
Bonanza - ok, but never a huge fan
Big Valley - don't know this one, or never watched
Tales of Wells Fargo - hmmm, not sure, don't think so
Bat Masterson - vague memories. maybe watched 1 or 2 episodes
Wyatt Earp - could be
Johnny Yuma - nope, never watched
Lawman - don't think so
Sundance - I know Holliman, but don't think watched
Branded - nope, don't know this one
The Deputy - nope
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 11:28 am
@Reyn,
Reyn, Did you know that parts of Bonanza was filmed at Incline Village? They used to have tours there, but I've not been up that way for so long, I'm not even sure it even exists today. Their house is very small, but in the movie they made it look like a mansion with a false stairway.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 11:37 am
One show that was set in those days was Death Valley Days. I don't consider it a real western. The stories were based on real life events. The sponser was 20 Mule Team Borax. The show lasted many years and had several hosts, including Ronald Reagan. I don't recall the first host by name. He was simply called The Old Ranger.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 12:12 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgar, Here's the history on Death Valley Days on Wiki with info that might interest you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Valley_Days
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 12:29 pm
Thanks, CI. My Mom bought a 20 Mule Team model. It consisted of plastic wagon and 20 plastic mules. Pretty neat, actually.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 12:33 pm
@edgarblythe,
I remember those miniature wagons with the mules. Does that bring back memories.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 01:18 pm
Waaaaaayyyyyy back in the good ol' days . . . we used to watch tee-vee by candlelight . . .
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 09:19 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

Reyn, Did you know that parts of Bonanza was filmed at Incline Village?

Sorry, I don't know where this is. I seem to remember our family watching Bonanza on a Sunday in Canada, way back.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 09:21 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

One show that was set in those days was Death Valley Days.

Yes, that does indeed sound familar.

Wasn't those mule trains advertised on the backs of cereal boxes in the 60s?
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