Old TV shows

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DS, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I thought it might me fun to reminisce about some of the shows we used to watch as kids.I realize that the age difference is rather vast here,but it should be entertaining nonetheless.I remember my next door neighbor asking me if I'd seen the new show "the Beverly hillbillies" when it was first aired in the early 60's. Man I'm old.
     
  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Does anyone remember this one? it ran for 2 seasons in 1965/66.

    The man in question was Jason McCord (Chuck Connors) a West Point graduate and Cavalry Captain who was the sole survivor of the infamous Battle of Bitter Creek. Each episode began with McCord being dishonorably discharged from the service, his stripes and brass buttons removed and his sword broken in two, as an offscreen chorus sang a ballad, composed by Dominic Frontiere of Star Trek fame with lyrics by Alan Alch, explaining that McCord had been accused of cowardice and deserting his post under fire. In fact, observed the balladeers, "He was innocent. . .not a charge was true". As we would learn in the course of the series, McCord had been sent off on a secret mission during the Bitter Creek battle, and upon his return he found all his comrades dead--but try proving that to a board of inquiry! Once he'd been cashiered from the Cavalry in disgrace, McCord headed westward, taking various odd jobs (most of them linked with his past experience as a mapmaker and engineer), getting involved in the lives and problems of various strangers, and ever seeking a means to prove that he was not a coward. This proved rather difficult in that McCord met with hostility nearly everywhere he went: It seemed that virtually every person he came across had lost a brother, a father, a son, a husband or a second cousin twice removed at Bitter Creek (leading one to conclude that the battle was even bigger and more momentous than D-Day!) Latching onto to another mid-1960s trend, the espionage series, McCord occasionally went on covert missions at the behest of President Ulysses S. Grant, though the hush-hush circumstance precluded proving his innocence. And during the series' second season, McCord managed to rub shoulders with a number of real-life historical figures, including George Armstrong Custer, Horace Greeley and P.T.Barnum
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Some of the shows I watched regularly......

    Steve Allen on late night
    I Love Lucy
    Rin Tin Tin
    Fury
    Dobie Gillis
    Carol Burnett Show
    The Rifleman
    Danny Thomas Show
    Ozzie & Harriet

    Yeah, I'm old......so what??!! :wink:
     
  4. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Oh those good old tv shows....

    Number one...Ed Sullivan Show..I remember when the Beatles made their debut..

    My Favorite Martian
    Green Hornet with Kato
    Petticoat Junction
    Batman (starring Adam West)
    Twilight Zone
    The Wild Wild West
    The Munsters

    Too many too remember...those were the days!!
     
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    DS,
    I remember watching "Branded". I also watched Bonanza, Lassie, Leave It To Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, Combat, Walt Disney.....too many to list. Saturday morning was the best though, in the early sixties it was Loony Tunes like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig. I was and still am a Sci-Fi fan, I liked Star Trek, Time Tunnel, The Twilight Zone, shows like that. TV shows back then seemed to be better to me, they relied more on good plots and writing than just shock value like today. Those seemed like better times back then.
     
  6. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Bewiched
    I dream of Jeannie
    bonanza
    man from UNCLE
    rawhide
    the saint
    stingray
    perry mason
    gunsmoke
    the red skelton show
    wagon train
    you are right blackbox,way too many...
     
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    My mother the car

    Lawrence welk ( at grandma and grandpas)

    Weirdo theatre on Sat nights.

    Red Skelton

    The honeymooners

    Mr Ed

    Dark Shadows.
    Not in any order.

    Andy of Maybery

    Lassie
     
  8. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Wow, what memories. I remember Branded now but would never have remembered the name of it without help.
    Loved Bewitched, Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies and so many more.
    Sea Hunt
    Danial Boone Oh, he was so handsome!
    F-troop
    Dark Shadows
    Twilight Zone - Mom would hear the music from her sewing room and make me turn it off because I'd have nightmares!
    Perry Mason
    Night Gallery more nightmares
    Alfred Hitchcock

    It's not hard to catch some of these oldies on TV and I watch them whenever I can. What ever happened to TV that almost every network show contains violence, sex and death. What the heck are the kids going to think of the world? No problem solving examples, just shoot to kill.
     
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I loved the old shows......however, when they run them now it's really hard for me to watch a black & white program .

    I agree, the content was much richer then and made us think. What I found to be spooky years ago is not nearly as scary today.

    The Twilight Zone that I had bad dreams about was the one where the person gets locked in a Department Store and has mannequins to deal with. I never liked the look of mannequin's eyes after that one. :sad:
     
  10. area43

    area43 New Member

    These might not be that old.

    Good times
    Sanford and son
    Archie Bunker
    The Waltons
    Mash
    Happy Days
    Scooby Doo
    Fat Albert
    Sha zam
    Land of the Lost
    Brady Bunch
    The Jefferson's
    6 million dollar man(I thougt he was real)
    Bionic woman
     
  11. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Branded!
     
  12. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Do you remember the theme song for that show?
    If you do, then sing along with the words we made up in 1965.

    Stranded!!!,
    stuck without a toilet roll.
    What do you do when you are stranded
    and you don't have a roll?
    You must prove you're a man
    and wipe with your hand,
    when you're
    Stranded.

    If you can't play the music in your head, then this post will make no sense.
    If you can, I hope it makes you laugh.

    PAX
     
  13. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Cool topic.
    The Life of Reilly
    The Dobie Gillis Show
    The Bob Cummings Show
    The Andy Griffith Show
    The Ed Sullivan Show
    The Arthur Godfrey Show
    Candid Camera
    Leave it to Beaver
    My Favorite Martian (see my avatar)
    The Real McCoys
    The Flintstones(first animated primetime show)
    My Three Son's
    And many more...
    PAX
     
  14. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    This topic brings back so many more memories....

    The Three Stooges
    Jhonny Quest
    Gomer Pile USMC
    American Bandstand
    The Beverly Hillbillies
    The Fugitive
    Flipper
    Gilligan's Island

    and who can forget going to bed when the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" came on..........