Childhood TV memories


Locutus
#1
The Moneypenny thread got me thinking about the shows I liked as a kid. Here's a few of mine, how about yours?

Romper Room
Chez Helene
The Friendly Giant
The Uncle Bobby Show
Supermarionation shows> Fireball XL-5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett
The Forest Rangers
Adventures in Rainbow Country
The Banana Splits

 
Walter
#2
Hilarious House of Frightenstein. Billy Van was a genious.
 
Locutus
#3
He sure was. Did most of the show himself. When you watch the reruns today his genius is all the more evident. The sight-gags, adlibs and bits are still hilarious.
 
Cosmo
#4
LOL ... I actually remember getting a TV when I was four. Prior to that, I listened to radio. Yup, I'm old.

I used to love Marcus Welby, MD, Quincy, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and, naturally, The Flintstones.
 
Locutus
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmoView Post

LOL ... I actually remember getting a TV when I was four. Prior to that, I listened to radio. Yup, I'm old.

I used to love Marcus Welby, MD, Quincy, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and, naturally, The Flintstones.

I don't think we got a color tv until around 1965/66. But I didn't know the difference and still enjoyed the shows I saw in b&w. I'm 49 btw so 'old' is relative I suppose.
 
gopher
#6
one of the best:





Sargeant Preston + Yukon King!
 
darkbeaver
#7
The twilight zone. ThreeC is like that, even the theme music which I hear while I'm here.
 
lone wolf
#8
Capain Kangaroo? Who was the guy who used to say "Yahoo buckaroo"?
(Okay ... I'm old)

Wolf
 
Twila
#9
Sesame Street -everday!
Rocket Robin Hood - the worst cartoon on television EVER
Hercules - Herc! Herc! I can still hear that little goat boy hollaring
We were only allowed to watch kids shows when my dad was at work...But when he came home TV took on an entirely new dimension!
Benny Hill
Monty Python
On the Buses
Candid Camera - the old one with woman streaking all the time - too funny
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

He sure was. Did most of the show himself. When you watch the reruns today his genius is all the more evident. The sight-gags, adlibs and bits are still hilarious.

taped in Hamilton ontario i believe ..great show that i can still watch and enjoy
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Hercules - Herc! Herc! I can still hear that little goat boy hollaring

wow!!! suddenly realized why i look up to Durka Durka..
gonna work on this...thanks twila
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

The twilight zone. ThreeC is like that, even the theme music which I hear while I'm here.

I wanted so to be able to stay up and watch the twilight zone...
so i did and it was the one with William shatner and the plane gremlin...
i was terrified....watching that in the dark on black and white tv....i went into hysterics...the ole man was like making mwuaahahahaha sounds after the show to keep me in hysterics...i know> fun guy!! my mom screaming at him to grow up and leave me alone....oh yeah and me my brother joining in saying he wasn't going to sleep in the bedroom cause that gremlin thing might be out there.....it was a nightmare....i had to wait till i saw em in reruns in me twenties lol....


i wonder if kids today could get that freaky about something so cranky by today's standards...
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#13
After school i would watch
Gilligan's island

Hogans heroes
"Klink shut up....shut up Klink.....I know nothing!!!!

and then my favourite
wild wild wild west
Artemus gordon and James west were like the best...
The redone movie wasn't that bad actually but it did not have any of the flavour of the original show at the original time....


Ed sullivan with topo gigeo...my fav when i was a kid....
great stuff with culture and rock and roll....saw the beatles...waited all wek for it...the streets were empty...lol


Rowan and Martin's laugh in....."Very interesting...but not amusing!!!!


friendly giant yes indeed....i was in addiction research foundation and i met a guy who knew him.... apperently in real life he was a shrimp!!!!

I still say every time before i pee"And i'll call rusty!!"due to the red ball hair...not the erm love action....
 
lone wolf
#14
Come 'n listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed....

Wolf
 
Cosmo
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

I don't think we got a color tv until around 1965/66. But I didn't know the difference and still enjoyed the shows I saw in b&w. I'm 49 btw so 'old' is relative I suppose.

Same here, Locutus. I'm 48 so we grew up during the same time period ... 70s rocked though, didn't they? Didn't watch any TV at all through that decade but when you have that many good drugs you don't really need TV. heehee
 
eh1eh
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Hilarious House of Frightenstein. Billy Van was a genious.

This is currently in reruns on Space Station.
 
Locutus
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmoView Post

Same here, Locutus. I'm 48 so we grew up during the same time period ... 70s rocked though, didn't they? Didn't watch any TV at all through that decade but when you have that many good drugs you don't really need TV. heehee

From Mr. French to Johnny Fever.
From Bridge Over Troubled Water to My Sharona. Helluva ride.
 
Dexter Sinister
#18
Warner Bros. cartoons: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote... small masterpieces, many of them. I have them all on DVD, and they still work brilliantly. Some standouts: Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd doing The Barber of Seville and Wagner's Ring Cycle in 3 minutes, Bugs doing the bullfight with that marvellous Rube Goldberg device at the end--the greased ramp, the glue brush, the sandpaper, the match, the fuse, the barrel of gunpowder--and my all-time favourite, Bugs and Yosemite Sam doing the high diving act, especially the moment where Sam gets tricked into diving for the third or fourth time, but pops back up and says in that gravelly baritone: "Ah hate you."

The original producer of that stuff, Friz Freleng, was an opera buff and frequently used operatic scores as background music, if not the actual subject, as in the Barber of Seville. Those cartoons were my introduction to opera, and there are still musical passages I cannot hear without thinking of those cartoons and laughing. I doubt I could sit through a real performance of The Barber of Seville without behaving inappropriately in an opera house.

Another little vignette from real life: the guy who did the voices, Mel Blanc, was once in a serious accident and was lying comatose in a hospital unable to communicate, until one of the doctors thought to ask, "You in there, Bugs?" And he was; the medical staff was able to talk to him thru Bugs and get information about his condition and tell him about his treatments. I dunno if that's entirely a true story or not--I know the accident happened--but I hope so.
 
Hazmart
#19
I loved shows like Rainbow Brite, The Smurfs, Fraggle Rock and Sailor Moon... well Sailor Moon wasn't exactly from my childhood but great none the less.
 
eh1eh
#20
Mr. French on family affair was creepy but I fell in love with Jodi Foster then and haven't been able to shake it to this day.
 
Zan
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

Warner Bros. cartoons: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote... small masterpieces, many of them.........

Gawd yes - the Bugs Bunny Roadrunner Hour. Everything stopped on Saturdays for that one hour! After that my dad took over the TV for Hockey Night in Canada.

A few more faves:

I Love Lucy
M*A*S*H*
Hogan's Heroes
Black Sheep
Star Trek - the original
The Carol Burnett Show

.... there - I do believe I've just dated myself as well.
 
El Barto
#22
well Zan
McKales navy green hornet even tho it was short
Ultraman
start trek of coarse
Batman
superman
outer limits
ufo
hmm the vietnam news
talk about dating things
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#23
Great thread///great memories
 
gopher
#24
Never heard of Frightenstein - perhaps it was never played in New York.

But everyone in the East Coast heard of Zacheley back in the 50s/60s:

www.zacherley.com/ (external - login to view)


Believe you me - when it comes to weirdness, nothing comes to close to his madness!
 
El Barto
#25
gopher that reminds me
Adams family
The munsters
be witched
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Never heard of Frightenstein - perhaps it was never played in New York.

But everyone in the East Coast heard of Zacheley back in the 50s/60s:

www.zacherley.com/ (external - login to view)


Believe you me - when it comes to weirdness, nothing comes to close to his madness!

yo gopher you remeber on WPTZ they had this late night saturday or friday nights monster thing going...there was some guy doing bits inbetween commercials and stuff...


Bozo the clown was cool....


then there was this ad..
"hi i'm newberry from newberry and have i got a wiz bang of a do dad for you"..i think thats how it went it was some clown....

man i loved that guy.....

so gopher any idea....oh yeah i'm 52 so if yer like 18 we is not going to get it...but i think yer my age or older right?
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#27
GOPHER memory just spweded out count lauthian
 
El Barto
#28
has any one mention Green Acres?
where the helping hand at the farm saw a ufo and his photo was printed in the news paper tho the only photo he had was of him as a baby
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#29
hey remeber ELVIRA...wasn't too long ago....

and ugh..i actually wore that Farrah Faucett tshirt...me mother in law of all people gave it to me...
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

has any one mention Green Acres?
where the helping hand at the farm saw a ufo and his photo was printed in the news paper tho the only photo he had was of him as a baby

heh heh...don't remeber that one ...but mr Haney...god ya gotta love him....great show...spin off ..petticoat junction....ha ha ha ha...
 

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