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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:13 AM

name the first tv program you can remember as a young child .

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diver dan.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:14 AM

1. Lounge IMO!! Nt

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:16 AM

2. Captain Kangaroo

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:21 AM

6. Yeah. Captain Kangaroo (and Mighty Mouse on Saturday mornings)

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:52 AM

35. Mighty Mouse was my favorite

Captain Kangaroo lived a few blocks from my grandparent's house. All I remember is he had a whole block and brick walls surrounded it all, the walls about 12 feet high (or so they seemed to someone just breaking four feet then). I later heard he was a grumpy neighbor.

"All I remember" needs to be taken with a grain of salt... that was a long time ago and my memory is not the best.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:32 PM

67. me too

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:40 PM

197. Most definitely Captain Kangsroo

As well as Bozo, Oopsy. Mr. Dressup, The Friendly Giant and The Banana Splits.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 10:18 PM

200. Kangaroo and Heck Harper !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:18 AM

3. Howdy Doody and uncle Bob.

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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:40 AM

54. +1

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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 10:29 AM

175. I think

you mean Buffalo Bob.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:18 AM

4. Howdy Doody

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Response to ConstanceCee (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 09:21 AM

185. ditto!

 

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:19 AM

5. Claude Kirchner, and Clowny the Clown

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:21 AM

7. Kukla, Fran, and Ollie

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Response to agingdem (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:28 AM

11. That was my first. Right after we got our first TV set.


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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:47 AM

26. She was lovely. Maybe Mr. Rodgers learned from her?

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:47 AM

59. +1.. the tooth freaked me out...nt

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Response to agingdem (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 09:03 PM

144. This one & Howdy Doody.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:23 AM

8. Ozzie and Harriet

Also the one with the perky woman with the sheep puppet named Lambchop.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:24 AM

9. "Sheriff John"

Morning kid's show on local L.A. TV.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:34 AM

51. I used to have

(Or may still have, safe in storage) a 78-RPM record of Sheriff John. The A-side was called "Small Fry Mambo," the B-side was "Nosy Rosie."

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #51)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:43 AM

57. Too cool!

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #51)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:00 PM

78. There was also "Engineer Bill" He showed cartoons in the afternoon.

Kids TV shows. They kept us tuned in, for sure.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #78)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:16 PM

86. Every kid my age

Drank their milk playing "Red light/Green light."

He made a personal appearance at a local market, and I got a whole three seconds when I won a min-game and received a stupid board game.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #86)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 09:50 PM

149. A TV show my mom took me to..I was two and 1/2..The show read toons from the newspaper.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:20 PM

88. I still sing "Put Another Candle On The Birthday Cake."

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Response to Iggo (Reply #88)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:13 PM

96. "Happy birthday to you, I'm another year old today"

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Response to Iggo (Reply #88)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:43 PM

100. Yes, so do I. The first time I sang it for my wife,

I had to explain the Sheriff John show. They had their own kid shows in Minneapolis, where she grew up. So, she sang me the birthday song from that show on my next birthday. We all remember that stuff for the rest of our lives.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:25 AM

10. Maybe Ed Sullivan or Jackie Gleason



The parents ruled the TV when they first bought one.
I remember we watched them regularly.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:32 AM

12. The Wonderful World of Brother Buzz

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:33 AM

13. Red Skelton

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:36 AM

14. What time is it kids?

It's



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Response to Dave in VA (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:46 AM

58. Our version.. It's howdy doody time, it isn't worth a dime, It smells like turpentine...

It's howdy doody time.........
We thought it was hysterical...
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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:36 AM

15. Diver Dan, Tobor the 8th Man & Gumby

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(Tobor, robot spelled backwards)




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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:42 AM

20. 8 Man!

Wow! I thought I was the only person left who remembered 8 Man.

I used to come home from school and watch 8 Man, Marine Boy, and Speed Racer. Man I loved those shows.

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Response to bbrady42 (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 07:02 AM

169. Since somone posted Speed Racer (one of my faves) here is another fave



And the version with the vocals -

&t=23s

Everyone I knew wanted some oxy gum!

I tell one of my nieces, who is really into anime (including doing Cosplay stuff ) that her mom and aunts were watching anime from when it first began to hit the U.S. (e.g., Astro Boy, Marine Boy, Speed Racer, Kimba).

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:37 AM

16. Romper Room and The Dick Van Dyke show. nt

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:38 AM

17. I don't know if it's the first one I ever saw, but it's the first I can remember:

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:51 AM

34. I remember when we moved when I was in 3rd grade

and my new school had a different schedule than my old school so I got home after Speed Racer was already over. I was supremely pissed about that. No VCR's back in those days. I was throwing fits and refusing to go to school lol. Surprised I wasn't beat to death.


A few years ago my daughter and I went to a ComicCon and got to see the Mach 5 on display there. She bought me a Mach 5 keychain. She's my favorite child.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 02:33 AM

160. OMG, yes!

 

I am not sure if that is the first one I ever saw either, but it is the one that sticks in my earliest memories the most.

Speed Racer was my first crush. I was probably only about 5 years old, but I remember I loved that show.

I also remember Bozo the Clown, the Mouseketeers, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny & Friends, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, The Wacky Races, Bewitched (everyone told me that I looked just like Tabitha, and I always tried to wiggle my nose like hers, but with no success).

I love old cartoons and sitcoms. I pretty much can't stand anything that is on TV today, but my tastes run kind of retro anyway.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #160)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 08:40 AM

171. "The Wacky Races"

Penelope Pitstop!





Paul Lynde was one of the greatest comedians and voice actors along with Don Adams and Wally Cox (not counting the ones who were voice regulars like Mel Blanc, etc).

Don't forget this though -



or my other fave -

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #171)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:16 PM

177. I most remember Dick Dastardly and Muttley

 

I loved Muttley's laugh!


And you also reminded me of Underdog! I used to love that show! Also, Rocky & Bullwinkle.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #177)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:24 PM

179. And Muttley's famous



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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:39 AM

18. Farmer Grey cartoons

I don't know what show it was that ran them in 1948.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:39 AM

19. Bestest show ever.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:43 AM

21. Gilligan's Island

Channel 4 at 4:30 followed by Hogan's Heroes.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:43 PM

99. I had a friend who loved Hogan's Heroes, circa 1966.

I remember asking my mom if we could watch the show and the look of utter horror and disgust on her face.

Working in Hollywood she'd been hit upon and rejected Bob Crane.

Unfortunately for Crane he escaped with his balls intact. He might have lived quite a bit longer life without them.

Crane frequently videotaped and photographed his own sexual escapades. During the run of Hogan's Heroes, Dawson introduced him to John Henry Carpenter, a regional sales manager for Sony Electronics who often helped famous clients with their video equipment. The two men struck up a friendship and began going to bars together. Crane attracted many women due to his celebrity status, and he introduced Carpenter to them as his manager. Crane and Carpenter would videotape their joint sexual encounters...


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Response to hunter (Reply #99)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:13 PM

107. Bob Crane did have a dark side

That eventually cost him his life.

Many of the cast have interesting stories and the Nazi characterswere played by Jewish actors. Werner Kemper, John Banner and Robert Clary were all Jewish, born in Germany, Austria and France respectively. Kemper's family came to the US in '33, Banner happened to be performing in Switzerland when the Anschluss occurred and was able to flee to the US.

Clary became prisoner A5714 in Ottmuth and Buchenwald concentration camps. He was a good singer and was forced to perform for the guards on weekends. He survived because of that but twelve other members of his family did not.

Leon Askin (Gen Burkhalter) and Howard Caine (Major Hoschetter) were also Jewish.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:43 AM

22. Felix the Cat cartoons, ca. 1951.

We were in the summer as Dad taught a class at Stanford. Our family didn't own a set, but a neighbor lady would let my younger sister and me watch Felix the Cat on her set.

Nice woman. I thank her now, some 70 years later.

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Response to skip fox (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:51 AM

33. Thanks for the reminder! See reply #25. nt

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:44 AM

23. It might be Leave It to Beaver.

I see Eddie Haskell grew up to become Donald Trump.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:45 AM

24. Steve Canyon

Bombs Away!!!!!

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:47 AM

25. The nightly news, cuz that's what excited my mother. But...

... Your Show of Shows with Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar is the first one I remember enjoying. The whole family (3 of us) would gather round every Saturday (Sunday?) night. We'd also gather around for Your Hit Parade. I miss the days when all generations knew the same songs.

Edit: The post about watching the neighbor's TV reminded me of The Cinnamon Bear, a short series that came on at Christmas Time. For several years I'd go next door to join those kids. I probably continued that after we got our own TV.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:48 AM

27. Sky King.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:37 PM

73. Out of the clear blue of the western sky ...

I don't know why I remember that, but I do.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:47 PM

114. Most of what I remember about Sky King was every couple episodes,

they'd have to drop bales of hay out of the plane to feed the starving horses.

The number of horses killed by falling bales of hay was never mentioned.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:49 AM

28. Days of Our Lives

Mom watched it while doing the ironing.

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Response to happybird (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:01 AM

45. Reminds me of my mom

She worked during the day and taped her soaps. She'd watch them at night while I was doing homework at the coffee table.

I was way too invested in One Life to Live and General Hospital as a ten year old.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:49 AM

29. Captain Kangeroo

1970s chubby version of Mr. Rogers.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:49 AM

30. The Incredible Hulk, with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.

I was terrified of the Hulk.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:50 AM

31. That's funny!

I was gonna say Sheriff John or Hobo Kelly. Far as I can remember, those two along with Diver Dan were the same show.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:51 AM

32. Sesame Street, I believe. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Reply #32)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:15 AM

158. Same! Nt

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:55 AM

36. "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... Superman!"




I've always wondered why that guy was so surprised when he thought it was a bird or a plane.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #36)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 02:44 AM

162. "Truth. Justice. And the American Way" got me, even if the bird/plane thing was dumb...

Funny thing is, I used to watch Superman as quite a young kid, & while I knew he was make-believe, that phrase really moved me and has stuck with me for a lifetime. Truth. Justice. The American Way.

While I can joke a bit while repeating it to make some point, what I canít do is be sarcastic or mean about it.

There are worse things to believe and to use as a brick in the edifice of oneís life.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:57 AM

37. Captain video

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #37)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:59 AM

39. Oh yes! This was close to one of the first. Forgot all about it. nt

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:57 AM

38. Must have been the Micky Mouse Club because it began a couple years

before Have Gun Will Travel. I vaguely remember Annette and Karen out of that pap, but I really liked Paladin a lot more, and after all these years I'm apparently the same person. Richard Boone, my preschool crush.

"Paladin, Paladin, where do you roam?"










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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:59 AM

40. Probably Sky King. But also Harrigan and Son, it had a catchy theme song.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:59 AM

41. Yes! Loved Diver Dan

Captain Kangaroo, The Bozo Show, Lambchops, Romper Room

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:59 AM

42. Sesame Street or Reading Rainbow

Somewhere in there. I'll take a look. Potentially in a book.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #42)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:47 PM

102. Reading Rainbow was wonderful.

I watched it with my children.

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Response to hunter (Reply #102)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:56 PM

103. There's a reason LeVar Burton is so beloved by my generation

And the viral campaign to get him as a host on Jeopardy was brilliant.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:00 AM

43. Star Trek og

Back in 1972 when I was a toddler

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:00 AM

44. "Winky Dink and You", 1953-1957

Winky Dink and You

"The central gimmick of the show, praised by Microsoft mogul Bill Gates as "the first interactive TV show",[3] was the use of a "magic drawing screen"óa piece of vinyl plastic that stuck to the television screen via static electricity. A kit containing the screen and various Winky Dink crayons could be purchased for 50 cents. At a climactic scene in every Winky Dink short film, Winky would arrive on a scene that contained a connect-the-dots picture that could be navigated only with the help of viewers. Winky Dink then would prompt the children at home to complete the picture, and the finished result would help him continue the story. Examples included drawing a bridge to cross a river, using an axe to chop down a tree, or creating a cage to trap a dangerous lion."

My brother and I had the magic screen.

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:06 PM

94. I think that's the earliest I remember

I had a magic screen too.

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:33 PM

111. Oh, yeah, I had the Magic Screen. But one day it ripped.

Being a resourceful little shit, I tried to use Saran Wrap. It just wasn't the same.

But Winky was in trouble! And I was the only one who could help!

So I peeled everything off and helped my pal Winky escape from an island or something by drawing a boat right on the screen. And a damned fine boat it was.

My mother didn't agree.

Bye, Winky Dink. Hello, Tom Terrific (my mother figured I couldn't do much damage with a funnel).

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:06 AM

46. "There is nothing wrong with your television set."

This was the first adult TV show that engaged my interest.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #46)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 11:18 PM

180. Yikes!




Oh, mannnn, but so good. ?I was 11-12.
Sometimes it was less scary, and some occasional hopefulness.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #180)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 09:00 AM

184. "Architects of Fear" bothered me for days

That's the one where they turn Robert Culp into an alien. I continued watching the show religiously just to see how scared I could get and "Controlled Experiment" was such a relief because it was a comedy about two aliens controlling time. One of my favorites was "The Zanti Misfits," which had aliens that looked like oversized ants with angry faces.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:17 AM

47. Howdy Doody: Phineus T. Bluster - Mayor of Doodyville (Trump of the 50's)

Howdy Doody Show: Buffao Bob - Clarabell - Phineus T. Bluster - Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring -peanut gallery

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:19 AM

48. Lost in space

had a crush on Billy mumy

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:21 AM

49. Let me give you my exact birth date and SSN

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Response to Blecht (Reply #49)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:33 PM

70. your mother's maiden name too!

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Response to Blecht (Reply #49)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:37 PM

113. And a short list of bank accounts and credit card numbers wouldn't hurt. nt

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:26 AM

50. Lone Ranger

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:35 AM

52. Star Trek or The Prisoner

The white ball Rover left a long term impression on me.

My dad was a geek before being a geek was popular.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #52)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:27 PM

65. that security ball scared the @#$%&*()_ out of me as a young adult

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #52)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:33 PM

69. I re-watched the prisoner recently... ahead of its time

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:36 AM

53. Probably Sesame Street

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:40 AM

55. Lawrence Welk

Saturday night at 7:00 pm... every week

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:41 AM

56. Howdy Doody.

It's Howdy Doody time.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:48 AM

60. Deputy Dawg and QuickDraw McGraw, all the cartoons

Back in those days Mom and Dad controlled our 1 TV but Mom let me watch cartoons before school. I can also remember the opening credits to The Edge of Night (scary, lightning!) and The Secret Storm.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:01 PM

61. Sesame Street. It began the year I was born and

my older brothers were parked in front of the TV by my mom to watch it.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:06 PM

62. Sesame Street, The Electric Company and Romper Room

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:07 PM

63. Wonderful World of Disney. NT

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:13 PM

64. Garfield Goose.

It was local programming out of Chicago, and featured puppets, which intermingled with a variety of cartoons including "Diver Dan" and "Clutch Cargo." It also aired the best cartoon ever: Rocky and Bullwinkle.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #64)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:50 PM

76. Oh yes, I remember Garfield Goose

I'd forgotten that it was a Chicago show. Frazier Thomas used to host "Family Classics" on Sunday as well (I guess it was on Fridays and later moved to Sundays). I watched it when I was a kid and later my children did too.

Kukla, Fran, and Ollie, Romper Room, and Howdy Doody came to mind. There were a couple others that I can't recall the names.

I agree, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Fractured Fairytales, Snidley Whiplash, and Sherman were the best TV cartoons I've ever seen. To this day, the humor is hilarious, way before its time. Clutch Cargo was probably the worst!

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #76)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:07 PM

116. I kinda liked Clutch Cargo.

The real mouths superimposed on the cartoon faces always fascinated me in a creepy sort of way. They also featured "Thunderbirds Are Go," IIRC, although I may be confusing it with one of the many other excellent Chicago TV kids shows. I still love that show. I've never seen such creative use of marionettes as I have with the Thunderbirds.

Jay Ward was a genius! His adult-level humor makes it timeless. Who knew all the Boris and Natasha stuff would be relevant again, 50 years later?

Frazier Thomas introduced the Garfield Goose show in Cincinnati in the early 1950s. He eventually moved it to Chicago. He also took over as ringmaster from Ned Locke for "Bozos Circus."

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #116)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:32 PM

119. I agree about the "creepy sort of way"

Those mouths on cartoon faces were very unsettling.

I didn't know Frazier Thomas started out in Cincinnati. It was our good luck that he moved to Chicago. I remember Ned Locke too!

Do you remember Super Circus? My sister and I absolutely adored Mary Hartline and her gorgeous costumes. They had cartoons and puppets too, but we mostly watched for Mary Hartline and her baton twirling.

I was trying to remember another one that had a puppet named Cecil. Thank goodness for Google. It was Beany and Cecil. Very clever or so we thought at the time.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #119)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:32 PM

133. I think Super Circus was a bit before my time.

I never heard of it until now.

I only remember Beany and Cecil in its cartoon form. Didn't know it started out as a puppet show. Can't remember who used to show it. Might have been on Garfield Goose, but it could have been on Cartoon Town (which became the BJ and Dirty Dragon Show), which was another show I loved.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #133)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:46 PM

136. They may have played it on Garfield Goose

So very long ago and I remember it a little differently.

I get Super Circus mixed up with The Big Top, both were similar to Bozo with a ringmaster and clowns.

My dad bought our first TV probably in 1950 or 1951. I believe we were the 2nd family in the neighborhood to have one. Though I was very young, I can remember listening to the radio at night before we got a TV - The Lone Ranger, My Friend Irma, and Inner Sanctum. The only thing I remember about the latter was a scary voice saying, "The Shadow Knows". Even after TV became more common, a lot of the mothers listened to soap operas on the radio in the afternoon.

I'm sure you remember Ray Raynor though. For a time, it was like he was on every other show in Chicago. He was practically an institution.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #136)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:56 PM

138. Ray Rayner's show was my favorite.

I loved Chelveston the Duck, Cuddly Duddly, Ark in the Park, and all of the animals he featured from the Humane Society. And, the Looney Toons, of course. And, the Cubs highlights.

Did you know he was a POW in Germany, and helped prepare the escape that was depicted in"The Great Escape"? He was transferred before he could escape with the others. Chelveston was named after the RAF base where he was stationed.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #116)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:43 PM

134. Funny thing about Clutch Cargo

is how I always point to newer cartoons like Sponge Bob, that have nods to stuff like that - including at the beginning of the opening theme!





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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #134)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:48 PM

137. I would love some of what Stephen Hillenberg was smoking when he came up with SpongeBob.

Probably the same stuff Sid and Marty Croft were smoking when they came up with HR Puffinstuff, and the rest of their shows. Wonderful shows, the whole lot of them, including SpongeBob.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #137)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 07:21 PM

140. I remember reading an article about Hillenberg

and he said he was definitely clued into the old cartoons and wanted to bring that into the show. It's to the point where I point out to one of my younger nieces about how the "backdrop" of the ocean is done with those '60s/'70s style "flower power" flowers.



The episodes take a scenario right over the top and all you can do is just go like WTF? and laugh your ass off.

H.R. Pufnstuf and you can add in the Banana Splits - blasts from the past.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #140)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 07:45 PM

141. I definitely noticed the "flower power" flowers when I first saw the show.

What a great cartoon! I loved the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, featuring David Hasselhoff, too!

The Banana Splits were one of my favorites. The characters looked like they were having so much fun.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #64)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 10:19 AM

173. I remember watching Garfield Goose. You are the only person who ever even heard of the show!

I don't know if it was live then but I loved it.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:31 PM

66. Captain Kangaroo maybe

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:32 PM

68. what the heck is this show about?

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:35 PM

71. Romper Room, Sesame Street, ZOOM.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:35 PM

72. Shari Lewis

I must have been 3 years old when I first saw it.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:39 PM

74. Captain Kangaroo (mostly for Tom Terrific).

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:46 PM

75. Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid, Wallace and Ladmo

Makes me smile thinking about them.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 12:55 PM

77. Kukla, Fran and Ollie

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:00 PM

79. Good Times and Sanford and Son

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:02 PM

80. Our Miss Brooks

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Response to spanone (Reply #80)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:21 PM

89. I loved that show. nt

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Response to spanone (Reply #80)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:21 PM

90. I loved that show. nt

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #90)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:04 PM

125. 👍🏼♥️

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:07 PM

81. Kimba!

https://m.&feature=youtu.be

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:07 PM

82. Leave it to Beaver

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:08 PM

83. I was a Hollywood Romper Room kid before I remember any other television.

My Hollywood Grandma wanted all her grandchildren to be stars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romper_Room

I failed.

According to my mom I would stare at very important people as if they were interesting insects. Or worse, I'd ask them questions they couldn't or wouldn't answer. As a four year old I could be disturbingly intense.

My mom and dad are artists. They were working day jobs when they met in Hollywood.

I remember meeting Bozo the Clown and Sheriff John and Hobo Kelly.

Two of my siblings have more significant screen credits. My sister maintains her SAG-AFTRA membership. In her twenties, when she wasn't waiting tables, she was the random California blonde bikini beach girl.

"Captain Kangaroo" met one of my kids.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:11 PM

84. I remember watching Sid Caesar Show of Shows,

Sealtest Circus, Howdy Doody, I love Lucy, but I do t remember which was first. Sealtest I think. I do remember watching Queen Elizabeth coronation.
All the neighbors used to gather at tv parties at a friends house before everyone started to buy their own.
Yup, Iím old.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:11 PM

85. Colonel Loonar

Local show, Buzz Lightyear type of character with a bushy moustache.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:18 PM

87. Hobo Kelly

I always wanted her to call my name when she was looking into her magic mirror towards the end of the show.

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Response to hookaleft (Reply #87)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:23 PM

98. Those who were "Mischief Makers" were included in her inner circle.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:38 PM

91. Big Brother Bob toasting Ike

Big Brother Bob Show in Boston. I remember every day we'd drink a glass of milk as a toast to the president (Eisenhower) until one day there was a picture of a new guy (JFK)!
I also remember the "Scott McCloud- Space Angel" cartoon and watched it every day until one day it was preempted by the president talking about something going on with missiles and Cuba. That's when we lived in Queens NY for awhile.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:41 PM

92. Mickey Mouse Club

especially .I liked that the youngest girl, with beautiful curls, was named Karen.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:04 PM

93. The Six Million Dollar Man

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:11 PM

95. Captain Kangaroo, Romper Room, Howdy-Doody, Father Knows Best

Yep, I grew up in the 50's!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #95)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:15 PM

130. I forgot about Romper Room

I watched that too when young, I was born in 56.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:19 PM

97. Bugs Bunny cartoon hour

Or something like that....

Hobo

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 02:44 PM

101. Little Rascals and the Ed Sullivan Show

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:01 PM

104. He Man and GI Joe

My "Christian" pre-school had some issues I suspect but at least I wasn't brainwashed by religious cartoons.



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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:07 PM

105. For first run All in the Family

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:09 PM

106. Dukes of Hazard nt

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:15 PM

108. Tom and Jerry

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:20 PM

109. Rootie Kazootie

nt

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:33 PM

110. I was an early space cadet

Space Patrol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Patrol_(1950_TV_series)

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Jones,_Space_Ranger

Who would name an intergalactic rocket ship "The Orbit Jet"?

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 03:34 PM

112. Robin Hood but my favorite

was Mighty Mouse.

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:59 PM

115. Haven't seen this one up

Winky-Dink. You had to save Winky-Dink from a plethora of misadventures by drawing an escape route for him. We used crayons on a plastic sheet that clung to the TV screen.

Although occasionally, we forgot the plastic sheet. Moms were not happy!

Loved that show when I was a little-bit.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #115)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:44 PM

135. I remember it as part of a different show.

There were multiple kids shows in Chicago that aired a variety of cartoons, along with puppets and other entertainment. One of them included Winky Dink in their repertoire. I want to say it was The BJ and Dirty Dragon Show, but it could have been Garfield Goose, Ray Rayner Show, Bozo's Circus... Can't remember which, exactly.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #135)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 09:55 AM

172. Was it?

I don't remember that part but I loved the program. I've only found one other person who remembered the Winky-Dink show. She was from Philly.

There were others, of course. Kukla, Fran & Ollie, Howdy-Doody, Pinkie Lee in his checkered suit. But Winky-Dink resides in my earliest, earliest memory back in the Stone Age of 10-inch TV's.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:07 PM

117. Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody

Yup, I'm a mid-boomer.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:16 PM

118. Mom said to watch Mr Rogers on the little

Black and white Tv. Years later she said I would go and flip the tv face down, get scolded, then do it again and again. I think I must have been wondering where the picture was coming from.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:34 PM

120. Huntley and Brinkley report.

I remember snippets of the Vietnam War.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:41 PM

121. Probably Captain Kangaroo

I loved it.

My first TV crush was Dr. Kildare. I was about 3 or 4.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:55 PM

122. Mighty Mouse

Knockin' them evil cats into oblivion.

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:58 PM

123. Howdy Doody

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:02 PM

124. Romper Room

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:12 PM

126. I don't like Facebook type postings.

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:13 PM

127. Pink Panther with Misterjaw cartoons.





Also, Little House on the Prairie episodes.



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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:14 PM

128. Lassie, Leave it to Beaver

Also watched Captain Kangaroo, Andy Griffith and My 3 sons.

But I think first two I remember the youngest.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:15 PM

129. Barney Miller.

Also Carol Burnett Show & Bob Newhart.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:21 PM

131. Chiller

Los Angeles area, early 60's. I used to watch with my dad.

The announcer: Where unspeakable monsters roam, and terror is the order of the day...

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:23 PM

132. The test pattern

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:58 PM

139. Mighty Mouse. Nt

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 07:46 PM

142. Some early stuff

Captain Kangaroo but back then, most cities had local kids show hosts who would have the live kid audiences and run those cartoons either before school or after... Here in Philly we had Sally Starr and Chief Halftown (who was a Seneca) -



and Wee Willie Webber.



One of my faves (and I had the record too) was Alvin and the Chipmunks. Yes I had this record!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #142)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 09:11 PM

146. OMG! I watched Sally Starr (Sawdust Sam) and Wee Willy Webber

Every day! Chief Halftown was one of my heroes and he came to an event in our town and had a bubble gum bubble blowing contest for the kiddies. It was a blast! This was in Catasauqua, say '55.

Bill Webber worked as a disc jockey too, at least later, and he set up a live broadcast at the Levittown Shopping Center. My dad got me to the broadcast trailer in the nick of time, as he was almost finished. He was so nice and gracious to me and made a huge fuss over a little 9 or 10 year old punk.

It's so cool to hear from someone who knows how great these shows were! I just loved them.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #146)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 06:11 AM

167. What is funny is that

back around in the early 70s, my family took a day trip to Crystal Cave and Chief Halftown was there. I forgot what the story was but my dad knew him from somewhere and he was the first to go run over to him and start chatting (my dad would have been 97 this year) and we had a family pic taken with him next to the totem pole that was installed there. I think over the years they have moved the pole around and I actually got to go back there in 2014, but back in the day, it was set up there like this -





I think it was back in 1969 when I was one of the contestants on a kid trivia show on channel 6 - "The World Around Us" (I came in 3rd place but was the youngest competing too). I can't believe that I found a clip of the show theme -





Some others of the era included Gene London, Captain Noah, and even Larry Ferrari on Sunday mornings. I remember Sally Starr would run Touche Turtle re-runs!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #167)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 09:54 AM

186. Touche Turtle rings a bell!

We moved across country in May of 1961. Would she have run that cartoon in the late 50's to 61?

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #186)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:02 PM

188. No...

From what I gather, that didn't come out until around the md-60s and would be thrown in with other Hanna-Barbera "shorts"...

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #146)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 10:22 AM

174. Chief Halftown!

Oh yes and Sally Starr, too. More favorites. More memories.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 09:01 PM

143. Howdy Doody and Willie the Worm (WFIL) I think, in Philly.

My dad took my sister to see Howdy Doody (in New York?) and she sat in the peanut gallery. She was terrified of Mr. Bluster!

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 09:10 PM

145. Crusader Rabbit nt

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 09:46 PM

148. Born in 1960 and never heard of diver dan

And my name is Dan.....Cleveland OH

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:48 PM

150. Pinky Lee

and Howdy Doody

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Response to kentuck (Reply #150)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 09:57 AM

187. Pinky Lee was a huge favorite of many back then!

Myself included.

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:12 PM

151. Bigger than big, stronger than strong, muthafocker

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:14 PM

152. Howdy Doody. My slightly-younger brother was absolutely sure Howdy Doody was a real boy....

Being told he wasnít was like being told Santa Claus wasnít real either. Very sad for a little kid.

In his last year of high school or first year at junior college he combined a case of mono with a tab of acid and drew incredibly-detailed pictures and comments all over the walls of his bedroom.

One comment that appeared on the walls: Howdy Doody was a real boy.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:24 PM

153. 1st episode of the Simpsons - 12/17/89.

I was 9 years old then!

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Response to Initech (Reply #153)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 04:38 AM

165. young un!

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:36 PM

154. I Love Lucy: I think it WAS the first, ever TV show.

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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:45 PM

155. The Bozo Show or Bozo's Circus (Chicago market)



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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 11:52 PM

156. The Carol Burnett show.

My parents loved it, and I remember watching with them.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:04 AM

157. The Mickey Mouse Club

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:22 AM

159. Hey Kids, What Time Is It?

It's Howdy Doody Time!

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 02:40 AM

161. I remember quite a few. As I grew older, the intelligent humor of Rocky & Bullwinkle engaged me...

And what I think were segments of that show, like Boris & Natasha, and the kid with the Wayback Machine.



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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 04:32 AM

163. Clubhouse 22 (Dayton OH)

https://www.daytonlocal.com/blog/entertainment/malcolm-macleod-clubhouse-22.asp





I can't find video from the earliest days of that show which started in 1970, when I watched it, but only from later that decade after the original host (Malcolm MacLeod) had long departed Dayton for bigger markets... about the same time that Phil Donahue left.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 04:35 AM

164. I was a little kid

In the midlands of England. I remember watching first episodes of:

-Coronation Street
-Dr Who

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 05:08 AM

166. Coronation Street

in England....Ena Sharples:

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 06:42 AM

168. A local morning program for children, Wanda Wanda or something like that.

I remember she asked her audience to write in and say what they think is good. I had no idea so asked my mother, who suggested "bread is good" because it's Christian, as in communion, bread being the body of Christ. Wanda Wanda read my comment and even as a small child recognized she was like, "What the hell, okay, whatever." Did not ask my mother to advise me about anything after that.

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 07:09 AM

170. Star Trek (original series)

Or it might have been Major Astro, who was a guy who dressed up like an astronaut and showed cartoons every afternoon.

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 10:53 AM

176. So many memories...

Capitan Video and the Video Rangers, Kukla Fran and Ollie, Super Circus, Lone Ranger...

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:20 PM

178. Doctor Who

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 11:22 PM

181. A cartoon called Sinbad the sailer

Never seen any reference to it anywhere, but i can still hum the tune. 1966?

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 11:25 PM

182. Oh, forgot about Romper Room, and Diver Dan. Why I looked at the list first...

RR, maaaay have been first, or Captain Kangeroo. Looney Tunes.

And Kukler, Fran, and Ollie, Sheri Lewis.

RR so far I'm only remembering the name no visuals.
The other three I have visual memories. 👍

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 11:50 PM

183. Does "SUPER CAR" ring a bell for anyone? 🤔

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #183)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 05:35 PM

193. dr. beaker was my fav. the cranky prof and mike mercury and that very annoying chimp.

wanted one for christmas , but got a flying sub instead. update : fun fact. did u know that the dr. beaker puppet was used for parker and brains in thunderbirds ?

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Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:35 PM

189. Ding Dong School with Miss Frances--But no one has mentioned Beany &

Cecil, which was a true gem. I was already in jr high when it entered the Saturday Morning club. The characters started as puppets in the 50s. The 60s animated them. "Hoooooold on Breanie! I'm a' comin

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Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:43 PM

190. Winky Dink

You got right up against the TV screen with your magic tracer film and traced the image on the screen. A full dayís supply of radiation for a three year old.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:44 PM

191. Family Ties or Full House.

Not sure which I saw first.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #191)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 05:49 PM

194. Young un

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 12:50 PM

192. I Love Lucy..

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Tue Jun 29, 2021, 07:31 PM

195. Douglas Edwards with the News

in early 1954, my father at age 39, was diagnosed with what , at that time, was a fatal disease.. His parents bought us our first TV shortly thereafter. I was seven years old. I do not recall any particular show, but my father did like to watch the news.

In March 1954, the US carried out the Castle Bravo `nuclear test in the South Pacific. I recall Douglas Edward's reporting the magnitude of the blast and injuries experienced by fishermen in the area. I shut off the TV, because I didn't want to hear this scary stuff. My father made me turn it back on.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:35 PM

196. Romper Room nt

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Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:50 PM

198. Buckskin Bill! Kids TV show in Baton Rouge in the 60's.

Also the first time I was on TV. He has a drive to raise money for the first elephants at the Baton Rouge Zoo. I must have been 3 and lined up with other kids to drop my pennies in the till while on TV

He raised the money. And the name of that first elephant? Penny, of course.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 10:14 PM

199. Kukla, Fran, and Ollie...

Gotta be somewhere around 1950.
I have a memory.... maybe I created the memory...of the adults being all upset about a bunch of people talking on TV. McCarthy hearings in 1954. I must have been about 10.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 10:24 PM

201. Sgt Preston of the Yukon

Sky King
The Cisco Kid
Red Skelton
I Love Lucy

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