14
   

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

 
 
snood
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 08:31 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oysMt8iL9UE[/youtube]


My high school’s marching band did a pretty dope rendition of that theme.😄
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 08:55 am
Escape into Night was a kid’s show about a girl who is stuck at home with alone term illness. She has a visiting nurse who tells her of another boy she sees who is very ill.

She also is given a drawing book which is quite old. She draws a house and puts the boy in there.

When she dreams she goes there. The only problem is that she drew eyes on the rocks in the garden, these rocks are sentient and they’re not very nice.

As a kid it terrified me. A film, Paperhouse, was made later but it was more adult orientated and not as scary.
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 09:27 am
@hightor,
Many people don't realize that although all the Peter Gunn compositions were by Mancini, Mancini gave the theme to Ray Anthony. Ray Anthony's version was the hit record and it is featured at the show's beginning.
hightor
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 11:35 am
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
Many people don't realize that although all the Peter Gunn compositions were by Mancini, Mancini gave the theme to Ray Anthony.

Hey, thanks for clearing that up. When I listened to the Mancini version in the earlier post I thought to myself that it wasn't quite right.

I like this King Curtis version, too.
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 01:43 pm
@hightor,
Curtis version is good also.
0 Replies
 
Brandon9000
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 02:10 pm
@hightor,
Yeah, without checking anything, that is definitely music I've heard in multiple "Superman" episodes. I had no idea it was anything more than soundtrack music.
0 Replies
 
Tai Chi
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 05:31 pm
Adventures in Paradise is an American television series created by James Michener and starring Gardner McKay, which ran on ABC from 1959 until 1962.

(I was a mere child obviously.)
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 07:48 pm
The Millionaire.

anthology series that aired on CBS from 1955 to 1960. It was originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series, produced by Don Fedderson and Fred Henry, explored the ways that sudden and unexpected wealth changed life, for better or for worse. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars ($9.66 million in 2020 dollars) from a benefactor who insisted they must never know his identity, with one exception.
Brandon9000
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 09:06 pm
@Tai Chi,
Tai Chi wrote:

Adventures in Paradise is an American television series created by James Michener and starring Gardner McKay, which ran on ABC from 1959 until 1962.

(I was a mere child obviously.)

I never watched it, but I remember seeing ads for it hundreds of times during its run.
0 Replies
 
Brandon9000
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 09:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
The Millionaire.

anthology series that aired on CBS from 1955 to 1960. It was originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series, produced by Don Fedderson and Fred Henry, explored the ways that sudden and unexpected wealth changed life, for better or for worse. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars ($9.66 million in 2020 dollars) from a benefactor who insisted they must never know his identity, with one exception.

I wish they'd bring it back. It was great. The last time I recited Michael Anthony's speech from the opening was about ten days ago to my wife. The same actor also played the voice of the old man.
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2021 09:13 pm
@Brandon9000,
That was Marvin Miller
0 Replies
 
hightor
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2021 02:49 am
@Tai Chi,
Quote:
Adventures in Paradise is an American television series created by James Michener and starring Gardner McKay...

You dug up a real gem!
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  2  
Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2021 03:24 am
Tygo Road, comedy starring Kevin McNally who as a disgraced city type has to take a job managing a community arts centre.

The employees are a real bunch of misfits and McNally out Fawlties Basi Fawlty as someone on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

It was very funny, but was only shown once and Kevin McNally’s Wikipedia page makes no mention of it.
0 Replies
 
snood
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2021 03:43 am
Anybody remember an 80s show called ‘That’s Incredible!’
- hosted by John Davidson, Fran Tarkington and Cathy Lee Crosby?
They would put on people who had odd talents like catching a bullet in their teeth, or leaping over a car that was speeding right at them.
Mame
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2021 08:21 pm
@snood,
It's become completely apparent to me that all you males watched waaaaaay too much tv! I've never even heard of 90% of these shows Smile Is that the modern-day equivalent to gaming?
Mame
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2021 09:30 pm
@Mame,
For the UK-ers:

The Two Ronnies

On the Buses

And my favourite - The Sandbaggers
Mame
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2021 09:33 pm
@Mame,
The Mod Squad

My Favourite Martian

I'm sure neither of those are being re-broadcast, lol

And I particularly liked Get Smart (c'mon, who didn't like that?)

The Green Hornet
Hawaii 5-0
Dragnet
I Spy
F-Troop
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2021 09:47 pm
@Mame,
I liked some of the kid shows, such as the puppet shows called Beanie and Cecil and Fearless Fosdick.
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2021 02:53 am
@Mame,
The Two Ronnies is still being shown over here.

Unfortunately so is On the buses.

If you go onto YouTube and type Harry and Paul on the buses there is a brilliant skit. It comes up as omnibuses.
Mame
 
  1  
Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2021 07:41 am
@izzythepush,
Are they even relevant in today's world? They were barely relevant back when we watched them with my dad.
 

Related Topics

Take it All - Discussion by McGentrix
Cancelled - Discussion by Brandon9000
John Stewart meets Bill O'Reilly - Discussion by Thomas
Recommend good HBO series? - Discussion by dlowan
BEFORE WE HAD T.V. - Discussion by edgarblythe
What TV shows do you watch? - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Orange is the New Black - Discussion by tsarstepan
Odd Premier: Under the Dome - Discussion by edgarblythe
 
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.04 seconds on 07/04/2022 at 03:31:50