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

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2021 07:56 am
@Mame,
Harry and Paul are, they do a lot of parodies of old stuff.

I saw the film of on the buses with my friend and his grandma.

We weren’t allowed to watch the TV series because it was on ITV and my dad was a bit of a snob about commercial telly.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jun, 2021 09:39 pm
@Brandon9000,
For years, if I told my husband anything that I wanted to stay private, I would say that I was invoking the John Beresford Tipton rule.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jun, 2021 11:30 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Phoenix32890 wrote:
For years, if I told my husband anything that I wanted to stay private, I would say that I was invoking the John Beresford Tipton rule.

Very cool. I miss that show.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jun, 2021 11:31 pm
I liked Soupy Sales, but not enough to watch him every single week.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2021 04:46 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Actually, "Beresord" and Tipton" came from the home towns of a couple of people associated with the show.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2021 04:51 pm
@edgarblythe,
My sister and I lived in Toronto when we were 4 and 5 (and had 3 or 4 other littler siblings) and we would walk to the studio by ourselves and watch it . Sometimes we were even on tv!

Another on that ran at the same time was "Romper Room" and I'm pretty sure it's not in syndication, lol.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2021 06:36 pm
@Mame,
Soupy was a likable guy.
Mame
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2021 07:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
he was, indeed But Romper Room was fun, if shorlived
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2021 07:26 pm
@Mame,
I remember Romper Room but didn't watch any of it.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 01:20 am
@Mame,
I watched "Romper Room," but no longer remember anything about it. Hey, does anyone remember "Love That Bob" with Robert Cummings? Dwayne Hickman and Anne B. Davis were also in it. Hmmm...I should probably also mention "Dobie Gillis."
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 06:35 am
@Brandon9000,
Yes. There was Love That Bob and there was The Bob Cummings Show. But I think they were the same show named differently. Dobie Gillis is being rerun on Roku.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 06:43 am
Dopie Gillis was always a favorite of mine.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 08:57 am
@Frank Apisa,
Rocky the Flying Squirrel.
What was his and Bullwinkle J Moose;s Home town?
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 09:01 am
@farmerman,
I liked Columbo for the simpl reason that we were in on the crime and the show was totally based on the way Peter Falk would solve it.


My fav all time show was MYTHBUSTERS. I was in my 50;s I think, whn this show ran and i was in my 60's whn it ran out of ideas
snood
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 09:38 am
@farmerman,
That was a big part of the appeal for me in Columbo, too. That we knew ‘whodunnit’ from the start. The fun was watching him outsmart all those criminals who thought they’d done the perfect crime.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 09:43 am
@snood,
I agree on Columbo. I still catch the occasional episode.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 10:30 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

I liked Columbo for the simpl reason that we were in on the crime and the show was totally based on the way Peter Falk would solve it....

I think people still remember the existence of "Columbo," though, or am I deluding myself? I'm trying to focus on things that if you mentioned them to people, they literally wouldn't have heard of it. Of course, with millennials, that's almost anything.
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snood
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 10:32 am
I don’t know if Underdog can be considered as “forgotten “, but I’ll mention it anyway. We watched it pretty regularly.
Whenever Sweet Polly Purebred was threatened by a villain like the evil Simon Bar Sinister, mild -mannered Shoeshine Boy would dash into the nearest phone booth and emerge as the super-powered Underdog!
There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here!
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 02:52 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Rocky the Flying Squirrel.
What was his and Bullwinkle J Moose;s Home town?


I do not know.

I don't think I ever saw an episode Rocky and Bullwinkle.

(BTW...I never saw a single episode of Friends. There is one more biggie that I never watched, but I cannot remember what it was right now.)
Mame
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 03:13 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Probably Dallas or something like that Smile I also don't watch tv shows. I found Desperate Housewives, Lost and Grey's Anatomy went wild. Too stupid. Ever since then, I eschew tv shows, unless they're documentaries.
 

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