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

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 04:29 pm
Plunk your magic twanger Froggy
>boioing<
Hi ya kids. Hi ya. Hi ya.

Froggy with Smilin' Ed and the cast of Smilin' Ed's Buster Brown Gang - the show later became Andy's gang, with Andy Devine
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snood
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2021 09:12 pm
There was a show popular in the 1960’s called Daktari. It was about father and daughter veterinarians in Africa. It was sort of a spin-off of the movie Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion.
I looked it up and Daktari is Swahili for doctor.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 03:12 am
@Mame,
Starman 1986-1987

I thought it was pretty good, and I hadn't seen the movie.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/960qjsoiQEc/hqdefault.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 05:15 am
@snood,
Ramar of th Jungle was a kinda dumm show of Colonil Africa with John Hall ho later starrre in a couple tacky Monster Flicks.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 05:18 am
@farmerman,
I remember Ramar. It wasn't a favorite but I sometimes watched it.
hightor
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 05:21 am
@edgarblythe,
And there was "Jungle Jim" with Johnny Weissmuller.
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snood
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 05:29 am
Did someone already mention Bomba the Jungle Boy? Played by Johnny Sheffield, who was ‘Boy’ to Johnnie Weissmuller’s Tarzan.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 05:37 am
@snood,
And also Sheena of the Jungle.
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snood
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 06:00 am
The sixties seemed to be big on white jungle heroes
😄
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 06:00 am
I used to catch a few reruns of Long John Silver, starring Robert Newton. I have a book describing prime time TV from 1946 to 1985 and that one isn't listed. Maybe it was a British show.
hightor
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 06:48 am
@snood,
There were some "adventure" shows, too. They were always out there shooting lions and tracking "rogue" elephants. It would be stomach-turning today.
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hightor
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 06:56 am
One of the best westerns was "Broken Arrow" — the white hero was a friend of the Indians and they worked together.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 07:10 am
@snood,
I remember Daktari very well. I never realised Clarence the Cross eyed lion came first.

We used to get a lot of international telly when I was a kid. There was one African programme about a prince in sub Saharan Africa.

He is usurped by his uncle and has to flee. After many adventures he meets a group of desert traders who have rifles. He proves himself invaluable to them and at the end of the series he returned home with his new friends and rifles and retakes his kingdom.

The prince was the title character, but I can’t remember his name or the name of the show.

It was very popular.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 12:50 pm
@hightor,
I remember Broken Arrow. Michael Ansara starred.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 12:55 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I used to catch a few reruns of Long John Silver, starring Robert Newton. I have a book describing prime time TV from 1946 to 1985 and that one isn't listed. Maybe it was a British show.

Wikipedia
The Adventures of Long John Silver is a TV series about the Long John Silver character from Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel Treasure Island. It was made in 1954 in colour in Australia for the American and British markets before the development of Australian television
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 01:00 pm
@edgarblythe,
I think I saw one episode. It was Sunday lunchtime/afternoon, a notoriously tricky time, often; cancelled for a football match or something like that.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 04:08 pm
@hightor,
hightor wrote:
One of the best westerns was "Broken Arrow" — the white hero was a friend of the Indians and they worked together.
I remember watching it, but nothing about it.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 04:10 pm
I liked a show called, "Sky King" about a guy who had a plane and a niece named Penny. I remember reading something to the effect that a lot of the episodes perished in a fire, which may be why I've never seen it re-run.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 04:18 pm
@Brandon9000,
Used to listen to Sky King on the radio.
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snood
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 04:25 pm
The Ghost and Mrs Muir was a late 1960’s tv show that was based on a 1947 movie by the same name.
It starred Hope Lange and Edward Mulhare.
It was mushy/romantic and I didn’t care much about it. My mom and sisters loved it.
 

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