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Classic TV shows, and a laugh or three!

Postby steelclaw32 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:16 pm

TV Shows as children/Teens even!, we loved, and hid behind the sofa if it got a bit hairy!!! :shock: :lol: :wink:

Here's some sites you either know , some you may not.

1)http://hometown.aol.co.uk/demonmxer/index.html

2)http://www.iann.net/timetunnel/

3) http://www.vttbots.com/page1A.html

4) http://www.uvm.edu/~glambert/green.html

5) http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/drama/sixmillion.htm

6)http://www.tv.com/the-bionic-woman/show/583/summary.html

7)http://www.thesandbox.net/arm/rockford/

8)http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/

9)http://www.legendarytv.com/the_a-team/the_a-team.asp



Well there just a few. I'm sure fellow Sladists will fill in any blanks, or even add their own ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Go ON ...You KNOW you WANT to! 8-) :wink:
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Re: Classic TV shows, and a laugh or three!

Postby MarylandManson » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:02 am

steelclaw32 wrote:Go ON ...You KNOW you WANT to! 8-) :wink:


Okay...SPEED RACER is the icon of icons as far as youthful viewing goes. But it seems that so many fans focus on the Mach 5 and its button-gadgets, when perhaps what made the show stick in the minds of Western viewers was the sound of the show:

1) the English dialogue, screwily shoehorned in to "sync" with the mouth movements of the original Japanese animation.
2) the exceptionally cool attention to detail with vehicles' engine noise. They're all different! Very cool ones were the Mammoth Car and the GRX.
3) Nobuyoshi Koshibe's orchestrated music, including themes specific to particular episodes. Again with the Mammoth Car, one of the most exciting, deftly crafted musical themes ever.

"I'm not wacky, I'm a genius--my IQ is the highest possible, I'm the smartest man in the world. They say that knowledge is power, and if that's so I already have great power. Woe be to anyone who gets in my way. Yes, I'm wanted by the police in half a dozen countries, and I'm at the top of the Interpol list. I'm wanted for robbery, murder, swindling, and cheating at dominoes..."

Brilliant! MM
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Postby steelclaw32 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:30 am

MM, got me there. Can't say I heard of 'SPEED RACER'.

Sounds worth looking into. Thanks for that. :D :D 8-)

Any others out there?...
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Postby j » Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:36 am

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never heard of Speed Racer??? Oh steelclaw, you have no idea what you're missing!

http://www.speedracer.com/

Check it out... ya know ya wanna! :lol:

They even use a clip on a Geico (without the gecko) auto insurance commercial here.

http://www.advertisementave.com/tv/ad.asp?adid=609

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Postby slyragz » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:25 pm

Speed Racer - He's a demon on wheels (are ya singin with me)

What was it about Racer X? God, as a 6 year old (even) I had such a thing for him.

Be glad this one belongs to our generation and not today's. Otherwise, they would have ruined it with a Racer X spinoff.

Speed and Scooby-Doo were my Saturday mornings and Gilligan's Island and the Brady Bunch my afterschool companions.

and, what about Johnny Quest. See, there it is again...I had a thing back then for Race, too. Maybe it was just the name?
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Postby Slade » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:52 pm

I was a kid in the era when you hid under the table in fear on an imminent atomic bomb and watched HOWDY DOODY - as a member of the Peanut Galley - on a black-and-white screen:

http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/H/htm ... doodys.htm

http://www.howdydoodytime.com/peanut.htm

http://www.howdydoodytime.com/

"The new Howdy, who premiered in March 1948, was an all-American boy with red hair, forty-eight freckles (one for each state in the Union), and a permanent smile."

"The most famous moment in the history of The Howdy Doody Show came during the closing seconds of the final show when Clarabell, who did not speak but communicated through pantomime and honking his horns, surprised the audience by saying, 'Good-bye, kids.'"
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Postby The Card Player » Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:45 am

I can't see how any kid could like this doll. It's seriously creepy. :)
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Postby Jake » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:37 pm

j wrote:
They even use a clip on a Geico (without the gecko) auto insurance commercial here.

http://www.advertisementave.com/tv/ad.asp?adid=609

j


That commercial cracked me up when I first saw it. "Speed! The bridge is out, but I have good news! I just saved a bundle on my car insurance!"
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Re: Classic TV shows, and a laugh or three!

Postby krista in ma » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:02 pm

The A-Team was one of my favorites. I balanced that out with Charlies Angels. That used to be one that my sister and I would "play" in the backyard. I could never get her to "play" the A-Team though :roll:
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Postby Mafus » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:00 am

First, I must humbly trumpet the fact that I work at the agency that produced that GEICO Speed Racer spot, though I wasn't personally involved at all. (Waits for applause.) Glad you liked it.

Second, my childhood (and, well, my adulthood too) was ill-spent in front of the tube. A lot of the shows I loved then are in my DVD collection now and they're wonderfully cheesy:

1. Starsky and Hutch
http://www.starskyandhutchonline.com/

2. Wonder Woman
http://www.cultsirens.com/carter/carter.htm

3. Kolchak: The Night Stalker
http://www.darrenmcgavin.net/night_stalker1.htm

4. Planet of the Apes
http://www.kensforce.com/Planet_Of_The_Apes_TV.html

6. The Incredible Hulk
http://www.incrediblehulktvseries.com/

7. Gunsmoke
http://www.jamesarness.com/

8. The Fall Guy
http://timstvshowcase.com/fallguy.html

9. The Big Valley (I was a huge Lee Majors fan.)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058791/

10. Columbo
http://www.columbo-site.freeuk.com/

11. T.J. Hooker
http://www.tv.com/t-j-hooker/show/541/summary.html

12. Star Trek TOS (Ditto Bill Shatner)
http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/TOS/

13. V: the Series
http://thevisitors.info/

14. The Rockford Files
http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/R/htm ... rdfile.htm

15. Battlestar Galactica (The original.)
http://www.gateworld.net/galactica/original/index.shtml

16. Buck Rogers
http://www.buck-rogers.com/

Others were more obscure:

1. The Barbary Coast
http://epguides.com/BarbaryCoast/guide.shtml

2. Battle of the Planets (Japanese import)
http://7_zark_7.tripod.com/

3. The Phoenix
http://www.goldmonkey.com/Merchant2/mer ... de=phoenix

4. Cliffhangers
http://www.goldmonkey.com/Merchant2/mer ... _Code=OSOI

5. M.A.N.T.I.S.
http://xoomer.virgilio.it/amasoni2002/s ... i.s._(1995).htm
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Postby steelclaw32 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:43 am

First off MANY thanks to all who've responded so far to this thread, it's a bit of a blast and I'm pleased that I've evoked happy memories to all...Please keep them coming; some programmes for some reason never made it over the Atlantic, so's it's an oppener to hear of those
theat didn't!.

Just as I'm sure there are quite a few old Blighty progs you've never heared either, One of which IS STILL going strong to this day, and it started back in 50's on BBC One.
And It's unlikely either ABC NBC CBS, CBC et al ever HAD a show quite like it. True it's evolved, changed ever so slightly it is called Blue Peter.


1)http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter/


2) http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/bluepeter.htm
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Postby Mbwun » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:14 am

Don't know if it classifies as "Classic Television" yet but how about Mystery Science Theatre 3000?

A poor janitor is kidnapped by mad scientists and held hostage aboard the Satellite of Love, the subject of a nutball experiment. Kept circling the Earth in an endless orbit with only two robots fashioned out of Tupperware for companions, he suffered from an endless monotony.

To add to the injustice of it all he is forced to watch some of the worst movies ever made during the 40s, 50s, and 60s. The movies were bad, but the insults that the three of them slung at the screen made you want to watch the episodes over and over and over again.

CLASSIC!!!

http://www.mst3kinfo.com/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094517/combined

One of the movies they were forced to watch was a goofball adventure called Eegah that starred Richard Kiel (Jaws of James Bond fame). I found this kooky website while websurfing the other day dedicated to the film. I thought you'd like to take a look for yourselves.

http://www.eegah.com/

There's a link to a wacky flash called "The Richard Kiel Experience" on the Links page - it doesn't work but you can find the thing here:

http://newgrounds.com/portal/view.php?id=63101

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Postby Jake » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:11 am

I will start off with two British shows that I still love today:

The Avengers
http://theavengers.tv/forever/
This has to be one of the coolest shows ever made. Just don't get me started about the movie...

Dr. Who
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/
First episode was broadcast the day Kennedy was killed in 1963. Ran until 1984, missed 18 months, then lasted until 1989. Longest running sci-fi show in history. (Take that Star Trek!) They began running new episodes again last year. It also had a great theme song... http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/doctorwho/classic/clips/ram/first_doctor_titles?size=4x3&bgc=CC0000&nbram=1&bbram=1

And who growing up in the '70s could forget classics like this one:
http://www.tvofyourlife.com/bjbear.htm

and it's spin off:
http://epguides.com/MisadventuresofSheriffLobo/

Oh! Almost forgot about The Young Indiana Jones:
http://www.indianajones.com/young/

Which reminds me of Tales Of The Gold Monkey:
http://www.scifi2k.com/monkey/monkey.html

This was a good one too:
http://members.aol.com/Voyagers64/
Good show, but short lived due to the star accidentally shooting himself to death.

But I have to say, my favorites were The Dukes of Hazzard, V, Battlestar Galactica, and Buck Rogers.
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Postby moonflee » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:49 pm



Glad to know someone else remembers and enjoyed this show. :lol:

The wife is three years younger then me. I downloaded a bunch of TV themes and made a CD. When the theme to The Fall Guy came on she had no idea what it was from and did not remember the show. :roll: I guess that's what I get for robbing the cradle.
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Postby Mafus » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:55 pm

As a friend of mine would say, the Phoenix was the "mad notes." At the time, anyway.

Can't believe I forgot this one, especially since it was just released on DVD. Picked it up the day it came out with a big fat grin on my face:

http://www.mevproductions.co.uk/TV/flash.html
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