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Off Topic - TV Shows prior to 1980

by wncguy
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#1 posted 668 days ago

Clint Eastwood and Clint Walker, of course. Nyuk nyuk

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#2 posted 668 days ago

i haven’t had a good doctor
since marcus welby
went off the air

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#3 posted 668 days ago

Richard Boone – Have Gun, Will Travel – sophistication AND facial hair before the 60’s
Steve McQueen – Wanted, Dead or Alive
Fess Parker – Daniel Boone
Jack Kelly, James Garner, and Roger Moore (before 007) – Maverick
(There were a lot more westerns back then)
last, but not least -
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 77 Sunset Strip (Roger Smith is not even considered because he married Ann-Margaret and that’s more reward than any man rightly deserves)

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#4 posted 668 days ago

I have to “second” Barbra Eden!!!
Then there’s the “teacher” from Romper Room…...

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#5 posted 668 days ago

You guys are more macho than I am…
Clint – how about Clint Howard, Ronnie’s little brother was he in any of the old shows… could add him to your Clint list.
Patron, was Kildare around after Welby… but then who wants a Dr with Kil in the name.
DD – absolutely agree on Richard Boone & James Garner/Jack Kelly team… others good too. You didn’t come up with Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty???!!!

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#6 posted 668 days ago

Actors:
Robert Klugman – Quincy ME
Carroll O’Connor – All in the Family
Alan Alda – MASH
Ed Asner – Lou Grant & Mary Tyler Moore
Red Foxx – Sanford and Son

Actresses:
Jean Stapleton – All in the Family
Mary Tyler Moore
Bonnie Franklin – One Day at a Time
Carol Burnett
Bea Arthur – Maude

And of course, Honorable Mentions to:
Lynda Carter – Wonder Woman
Barbara Eden – I Dream of Jeannie
Erin Gray – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
(for obvious reasons)

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#7 posted 668 days ago

ddockstader you said Ann Margret was married to Frame Zimbalist Jr. but that is incorrect! She married Roger Smith in 1967 and he is the only husband she has ever had. He was also her manager until he got ill.

Combat—- Vic Morrow, Rick Jason
Maverick —- James Garner, Jack Kelly
MAS*H—- Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, Harry Morgan
Bonanza—- Loren Green, Micheal Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts
CHiPs—- Erik Estrada, Robert Pine, Paul Linke, Larry Wilcox
The Bionic Woman—- Lindsey Wagner
Adam12—- Martin Milner, Kent McCord
Hawaii 50—- Jack Lord, James MacArthur
Fantasy Island—- Ricardo Montalbán, Hervé Villechaize

That’s enough I believe!

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#8 posted 668 days ago

Looks like I was beat to it

Vic Morrow …...... Sergeant Chip Saunders———-Combat
Starring Christopher George,————————————Rat Patrol

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#9 posted 667 days ago

Annette Funicello on the Mickey Mouse Club. I was so much in love with her !!

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Howie

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#10 posted 667 days ago

TV now a days has no originallity. All there is,is bang bang shootem up drug dealers cop shows,or some stupid “comedy” that isn’t even funny. At least the old shows has some good plots. Any of the above named shows were better than most out there today.
However,there is a few “lookers” out there….....

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#11 posted 667 days ago

How about; The Ed Sullivan show, he brought us Elvis and the Beatles to national TV
Jackie Gleason; The Honeymooners
Lawrence Welk

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#12 posted 667 days ago

OP – going by what appears to be your criteria, I’m surprised at not seeing Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) on your list. She’s on mine.

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#13 posted 667 days ago

Two of my favorites are from the same show, The Addams Family:
John Astin as Gomez and Carolyn Jones as the always lovely Morticia.

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#14 posted 667 days ago

andy griffith cause you can’t forget about mayberry,and lucille ball.chuck connors in the rifleman is one of my all time fav’s.

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#15 posted 667 days ago

Great input! Some I had totally forgotten, definitely Combat.
Muleskinner, big oops on my part Dianna Rigg should have been there. I was very jealous of Patrick Macnee. Think Honor Blackman may have been on The Avengers for a bit too.

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#16 posted 667 days ago

the fugitive – david jensen
route 66
hogans heroes – bob crane
twilight zone
‘who loves ya baby’

‘one of these days alice’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#17 posted 667 days ago

Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Lucile Ball

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#18 posted 667 days ago

Ernie Kovacs. his show was a scream.

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#19 posted 667 days ago

While I was originally thinking of just actors/actresses you’ve taken it to a new level with the various great shows..appreciate all your suggestions..

Note to oldnovice – ddockstrader indicated that Ann Margaret was married to Roger Smith, not EF Jr.

Since you seem to appreciate the old shows, how about adding Twilight Zone, Steve Allen show & Sid Caesar’s Show of Shows.

To all of you – Thanks for the memories…. oh was that a song?
Love waiting for the tube to warm up so I could see the test pattern.
Tin foil on the rabbit ears… who had to hold it in place or turn to antenna while others watched. What the hell was a remote – I thought it was the youngest kid.

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#20 posted 667 days ago

poopiekat – re Kovacs, the guy was a genius… I remember the live ads the hosts used to do & somewhere you’ll probably find the one the Kovacs’ did for some cigarette company & during the whole ad he was holding a cigar! Of course Edie Adams was a pretty hot too.

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#21 posted 667 days ago

Patron – sorry, you already had mentioned Twilight Zone.

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#22 posted 667 days ago

Since we are straying here, how about the TV itself? Remember those days when the TV was a massive chunk of furniture?

My Dad was very handy with his tube testers and other electronic gizmos. But, sometimes there would be a problem beyond his abilities and we would wait days for the TV repairman to show up. If the problem was serious enough, the repairmen would deliver the dreaded news: “I need to take it back to the shop for diagnosis and repair.” Usually this meant removing the electronic parts from the furniture and leaving the empty shell at the house.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#23 posted 667 days ago

Various actors- Dr. who

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#24 posted 667 days ago

I remember being jealous of Bill Mummy. I thought he had the coolest life ever. His big robot buddy shouting out WARNING WARNING Dr. Smith is Irate!

I was definitely good with Elizabeth Montgomery.

I was a little too young for the premiers of the twilight zone episodes but I remember Rod Serling’s Night Gallery. There was one night I couldn’t sleep at all because I was sure an Ear Wig was going to crawl into my ear and eat my brain.

Dark Shadows was pretty cool but I don’t a single actors name out of the whole bunch.

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#25 posted 667 days ago

Ahh yes. Help me with the name here but the wild wild west was awesome! The only problem was that every town they went to was exactly the same!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#26 posted 667 days ago

wncguy, yes, I misread it! Sorry about that!

I also forgot Laugh in; there were a lot of good stars on that show i.e. Goldie Hawn, Artie Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Lily Tomlin to name a few!

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#27 posted 667 days ago

Speaking of the “Repair guy”, that was one of my first jobs.
And what I was doing for a living when I got married.
Now the entire circuit is on a single small board.
Nothing in there to work on.
At least not in the traditional sense.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#28 posted 666 days ago

Was thinking about old tv shows. So i checked you tube and found the Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour. Just a local morning show i watched while waiting for the school bus plus it was on the only channel we got. Dolly Parton got her start on it. LMAO off at Cas. Need a good laugh? You Tube Cas Walker part 1 and the end of part 2, somehow a rock band got on !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#29 posted 666 days ago

Here’s one for you.
When I was in Vietnam in 1966, we used to watch Vic Marrow on Combat9(aftv) just to see how things were done…
Yancy Derringer was another favorite along with Amos and Andy.

-- Life is good.

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#30 posted 666 days ago

Barbara Feldon – Get Smart … Oh Yes! My 7th, 8th and 9th grade science teacher Mrs. MacKrell looked just like her. I just loved science back then, sooo lucky to have her 3 years in a row. I got high 90s for grades too.
MIKE

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#31 posted 666 days ago

I always liked—MR ED!, Lassie and Flipper!!

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#32 posted 666 days ago

’ eh pancho …. eh cisco’

‘hi-yo silver away’

f troop

wagon train

hopalong casidy

superman

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#33 posted 666 days ago

james arness in Gunsmoke. Just about every future famous actor went through that show first

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#34 posted 666 days ago

I love all these folks:

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#35 posted 666 days ago

Ok I am going to test your memery skills My Mother The Car Jerry van dyke Ann Sothern

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#36 posted 666 days ago

I suppose I would not be “Politically Correct” if I said what I really think of todays TV shows. Besides LJ’s would probably ban me.

-- Life is good.

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#37 posted 666 days ago

H Mike – think you are pushing the envelop… was Night Court on before 1980? I do think Harry Anderson was great with various cast though. Especially the role John Astin (Adams Family too) had. Harry Anderson now lives in Asheville NC close to our area.
K daddy – I think it was High Chaparral.
I’m beginning to think a new topic would be Old time radio shows for us ole farts.
Many thank to all for your input!

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#38 posted 666 days ago

zorro
guy williams

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#39 posted 666 days ago

OK, I’m guilty… ;-(

This is what I grew up with:

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#40 posted 665 days ago

Zorro, my wife loves that. She has all the videos.
MIKE

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#41 posted 664 days ago

I’m pretty sure you had to grow up in or around Indianapolis IN to see this, back in the early 1960s. I remeber being allowed to stay up late on Friday nights To catch the “Sammy Terry Nightmare Theater”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCIHqW3QSo&feature=related

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#42 posted 664 days ago

Mike we had a guy like that in Ohio, Fritz the Nite Owl; host of Nite Owl Theater.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQhG-Qx25Ag

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#43 posted 664 days ago

H Mike , I don’t know out the Samuel Terry Show…. do you feel it had any lasting impact on your mental well being? 8-)!!!

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#44 posted 664 days ago

Wail… I stillz remembers it!

Surely you guys remember Elvira!

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#45 posted 663 days ago

Barbara Eden – I Dream of Jeannie
Annette Funicello—Mickey Mouse Club
Fess Parker – Daniel Boone
Clint Eastwood—Rawhide
Clint Walker—Cheynne
James Arness—Gunsmoke
Dennis Weaver—Gunsmoke and McCloud
Jack Benny
Lucy

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#46 posted 663 days ago

The 3 stoogies

Moe

Shemp

&

Larry

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#47 posted 662 days ago

I used to watch a lot of The Phil Silvers Show as Sgt Bilko:

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#48 posted 662 days ago

Red Skelton Show as Clem Kadiddlehopper and Freddie the Freeloader. This guy was the best comedian that I know of, and he did without profanity or insinuation of lewd behavior:

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#49 posted 662 days ago

I believe Red Skelton has to be one of the best comedians of all time.

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#50 posted 662 days ago

Definitely Red Skekton. And, Fred Flintstone!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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