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Brilliant Old TV Shows That Almost No One Knows or Cares About Anymore

 
 
Mame
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 06:17 am
I'm going to try this two ways and see what happens:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHNEzndgiFI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHNEzndgiFIIIRC

Oh well, Jes... that code didn't work for me
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 06:17 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

Do you remember the first tvs, Frank? We had to adjust some dial so it didn't roll over repeatedly. Often it was fuzzy...And we had to replace the picture tubes which our local grocer kept in stock? You're a tiny bit older than me, so we didn't do the radio shows, but we only had 2 channels. I remember in Britain we had to put coins in to make it work (ditto for the hot water).


Yeah...the round TV sets. Our neighbor had one...and I remember we used to darken the room to the point of pitch black to watch it. Saw baseball games in the beginning and then went on to the other shows mentioned.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 06:18 am
@Frank Apisa,
My first daisy rifle was given me by my dad who administered the required parental dictum (to whit)
"Please dont shoot your eye out"
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 07:51 am
Been shot at by a BB gun as a kid. No fun at all.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 08:02 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

My first daisy rifle was given me by my dad who administered the required parental dictum (to whit)
"Please dont shoot your eye out"


Absolutely.

I wanted one more than you can imagine.

I got one of those ping pong ball shooters.

They never discovered how much I loathed that thing.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 08:05 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Been shot at by a BB gun as a kid. No fun at all.


Guy across the street from me used to think that the greatest fun in the world involved shooting at me with his BB gun. He was just about the only kid in the neighborhood to have one. (He once pressed a loaded .38 at my chest, but that is another story.)

The BB's stung like hell, but he never got me in the eye.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2021 08:21 am
One of my favorite radio shows was 2000 Plus. I never missed it. I was of the firm opinion that I would never live long enough to see the year 2000.

I reflect on that often today.

I also enjoyed The Honeymooners. I am a huge fan of sculpture in The Big Apple...and I often visit the statue of Ralph Kramden in front of the Port Authority Building.

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/DYC361/ralph-kramden-statue-port-authority-bus-terminal-nyc-DYC361.jpg

A few years ago, if asked, I would have said that the show ran for years. Actually, there were only 39 episodes. There were spots of the Kramdens and Nortons on other shows, but The Honeymooners only lasted for a bit over a year.

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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 08:13 am
Oh my gosh - I was thinking of many of the same ones mentioned --- one other one is the old candid camera. Where they would have a joke and film every day people in an odd situation.

Not like the crazy ones they do now - where some are dangerous or so horrifying that you are surprised that more people do not get angry. More harmless jokes.

I remember one where they had a sign "Rest Room" and someone would walk in expecting of course - toilets - instead there were couches and people just laying around "resting."

Some other more shows - rather than game shows - Twilight Zone - some of the episodes were awesome. And some one recently posted a clip elsewhere of the Mary Tyler Show - I really liked that show.
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 08:27 am
I loved the Twilight Zone, too. And another was Mission Impossible. And Star Trek, of course.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 09:15 am
More a comedy team than a show, I think, but Mike Nichols and Elaine May were nothing less than hilarious.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 01:36 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

I loved the Twilight Zone, too. And another was Mission Impossible. And Star Trek, of course.

Me too, but this thread is for shows that the world has forgotten.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 02:31 pm
Name of the Game - Gene Barry
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 02:56 pm
@Brandon9000,
Well for young people those shows are forgotten - when speaking of the original Star Trek....
snood
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 02:56 pm
Dang! Y’all are OLD!!😆(said in love - I’m sixty something myself)
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snood
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 03:05 pm
Okay, I have two old shows that might fit the ‘world has forgotten’ label...

Both of em were westerns that my whole family loved, but only ran one or two seasons.

The Outcasts. Had a former slave and a former slave master who joined together as bounty hunters. Started Otis Young and Don Murray. Might have been a little ahead of it’s time.

The Guns of Will Sonnett - with Walter Brennan as Will Sonnett. The whole show was Will and his grandson looking for the boy’s father. His famous saying was “No brag, just fact.”
hightor
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 03:06 pm
"I'm Dickens...He's Fenster"
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.LYL95dqfWeOyk-ZEL_b8zQHaFi%26pid%3DApi&f=1
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 03:12 pm
Bonanza, for you westerners. Good show.
snood
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 03:15 pm
@Mame,
You can catch an episode of Bonanza on different platforms every day. Not hardly forgotten.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 03:19 pm
I watched everything that had Walter Brennan in it. Guns of Will Sonnet, Real McCoys -
Don't remember The Outcasts.
I watched Bonanza until shortly after my favorite, Pernell Roberts left.
Brian Keith did a western I was loving but it didn't last a full season. The Westerner.
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2021 03:23 pm
@snood,
Really? Thanks for the info.
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