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  1. Daddubo

    Daddubo New Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    ILLINOIS / Chain O Lakes
    Really Nice for a 97
    40 HP Force
    You could spend a year on this site it is all old TV shows and Commercials. You young guys can see what TV as when the whole family could watch it together at any time . Enjoy!!






    1 JACKIE GLEASON ON THE ROCKY MARCIANO SHOW THE MAIN EVENT (1960)
    Jackie recalls his early days as a night club comic in Newark , NJ (and the brawl);
    also, Jackie receives a humanitarian award from Rocky and salutes sidekick Art Carney ( Du Mont )
    Bloopers from The Honeymooners on OTV ch 11 also ch. 30; Marciano v. Wolcott fight on ch. 64







    2 JAMES DEAN: HIS FINAL TV APPEARANCE (1954)
    Rebellious trait obvious, James Dean talks about car racing and safety on Gig Young's show;
    Walks off set a mention of speeding; eerily, Dean was killed days later in a tragic car collisiom. ( Du Mont )







    3 ELVIS SINGS BLUE SUEDE SHOES (1956)
    The King lives here! Elvis Presley debuts on "The Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Show." (CBS)
    In the house: Elvis sings many more of his hits on our Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below!







    4 A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY, THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL (1959-62)
    Clips of The King from his early days to induction into the Army, see The King's mom, dad & Col. Tom
    Hear Elvis' first #1 1957 hit for RCA, Heartbreak Hotel. (clips from Movietone & AP News)



    5 THE EASEL INTRODUCED ON NBC(1957)
    Ford paid the network big dollars (in those days) to run this filmed The Easel Show promotion.
    Ford canned the car shortly after; it is today a revered automotive classic. (NBC) More 50s cars ch.63v

    6 BOBBY DARIN'S "MACK THE KNIFE" (1959)
    Bobby opened his first of hour variety shows performing his biggest number one hit.
    (and his label, Taco, didn't want him to record it!) (CBS)
    *There's more Bobby below: hosting a beauty contest & on the OldiesTeleVision Video Juke Box.

    7 WESTINGHOUSE DEBUTS HI-TECH "ADVANCED TV" (1951)
    Show the kids hi-tech video blossoming before anyone heard of cable, satellite or HDTV. They may chuckle,
    The "one knob-no antenna-black matrix pix tube" had viewers in awe..but it was a technical disaster. (TVC)

    8 WILLIAM BENDIX AS LOVABLE CHESTER A. RILEY (1956)
    The Life Of Riley with Marjorie Reynolds, Tom D'andrea, Lugene Sanders, Wesley Morgan
    Once played by Groucho Marx & Jackie Gleason, Bendix's Riley was the definitive blue collar family guy.
    Watch Riley, delirious over having his tonsils removed, drive family, Gillis, & hospital nurse (Honeybee) crazy!(CBS)


    9 ICONS I: WHAT MADE 50'S TV GOLDEN (COMPILATION, (1952-60)
    Art Carney, Rod Serling, Manicurist Madge, Ted Mack, Annette & Frankie, The Champs, Don Adams.
    It was Ted Mack's Amateur Hour that introduced Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Pat Boone. (UPI)


    10 THE PATTI PAGE SHOW (1958)
    The Singin' Rage sings the immortal Tennessee Waltz, it doesn't get anny better than this.
    Also from her show, Patti croons over that cute little Doggie In The Window. (syndicated)



    11 BLOOPERS FROM THE HONEYMOONERS (1957-58)
    On live TV: Audrey misses her entrance cue, Jackie's fly is open (watch how brilliantly he improvs).
    Jackie slips on the set (happened again at CBS, where he broke his leg) ( Du Mont ) see also ch.30 & 82




    12 THE CENSORED JERRY LEE LEWIS HERE UNCENSORED! (1957-59)
    Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire! The' "Killer" smooches his child bride cousin on a filmed news interview
    on stage, he goes wild performing (looks like today's metal rockers). The networks nixed both. (UPI)



    13 A TRUE 50's DOO WOP TV CLASSIC(1958)
    Rare Clip: The Del Vikings Perform Jitterbug Mary (taped at WOOK-TV Baltimore)
    *There's many more classic Doo Wop Originals On The Classic Oldies Video Jukebox below.




    14 the original FAMILY AFFAIR (1966)
    Brian Keith & Sebastian Cabot sin the last of the sentimental family sitcoms (despite failed 2004 remake_.
    An affluent bachelor and his butler uddenly gain custody of adorable orphaned nieces and nephew (CBS)



    15 ALAN FREED'S BIG BEAT DANCE PARTY DANCERS (1959)
    Local NYC Ch. 5 Freed show regulars dance and post-payola Alan Freed's parting statement (Metromedia);
    plus Dick Clark's rigid payola statement to an angry Senate investigator (UPI)



    16 THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957)
    Steverino's classic rock and roll poetic hate reading of Be Bop A Lula, no apology to Gene Vincent.
    Steve snubbed rock, had no rock acts on his show, but then booked them on his shows to get ratings (NBC).



    17 The Inventor Of TV Sketch Comedy ERNIE KOVACS (1954)
    Long before SNL, imitated by his contemporaries (Berle, Gleason, Skelton), he was the true inventor of TV sketch satire.
    Ernie's Kovacs; vignettes could have been taped yesterday~still look contemporary, he was a TV comedy visionary
    There are more Ernie Kovacs comedy innovation in our Oldies Television Trivia Quiz, link below.




    18 THE RED SKELTON SHOW (1959)
    Red as Clem Kaddiddlehoffer going to college, with guests: Reed Haley ("Racket Squad") & Marvin Kaplan ("Meet Millie")
    We included Red's traditional, eye candy June Taylor Dancers' sketch opening and Red laughing at his own jokes (CBS)



    19 ICONS: THE DELINQUENCY RAMPAGE! (COMPILATION, 1957-60)
    Hoods, Dolls, Street Fights, Make Out Points & ...Barry Goldwater. "Cool man. Ya dig it? Like, Wow! Ya square'r sometin?"
    This, kids, was how your parent's parents perceived the next out of control, immoral generation (AIP)


    20 FATHER KNOWS BEST (1953)
    Full Episode of The definitive aspartame family sitcom: Betty & Kathy fued begin over a bathing suit
    Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. (CBS)


    21 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (1962)
    Bea Bernadette and Edgar Buchanan bring up three perky teenage countrypolitan girls in Hooterville,
    at the Shady Rest Hotel; this show was the precursor to Green Acres Toot toot! (CBS)


    22OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST BOB MATTHIAS (1956)
    1952 Olympic Triathalon Champ Discusses The games & movie debut with mild mannered Herb Sheldon.
    Sheldon hosted several shows ranging from talk, to teen dance, to Ricky Tick Piano. ( Du Mont )


    23 : DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE HAND JIVE (1957)
    Teens perform the Hand Jive dance to Johnnie Otis' Willie & The Hand Jive adlib with Rockette precision (DuMont )
    What do Johnny Otis, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton & Grease have in common? Read how the Jive goes on today.

    24 GROUCHO MARX YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1959)
    Contestants: Then 11 year old Candice Bergen appearing with dad, Edgar; also Groucho's daughter, Melinda.
    Are the dads smarter than the 6th graders? In part 2, Dads join daughters in the quiz. Say the secret word! (NBC)

    25 the original DRAGNET(1959)
    The grandaddy of all TV cop shows and the definitive police melodrama with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday,
    Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith. Olan Soule as the lab tech. Just the facts, ma'am. (NBC)

    26 THE IMMORTAL MUSICAL COMEDY OF VICTOR BORGE 1951
    Victor and the symphony orchestra give a new twist to Listz and it is a classic Borge, both a musical & comedy genius.
    Victor Borge's precision piano and satiric talent are as natural as his warmth. (CBS)

    27 EDDIE FISHER SINGS A MEDLEY OF HIS BIGGEST HITS 1953
    Eddie croons I'm Walking Behind You, Anytime, With These Hands, Oh My Papa on his TV show.
    Like the era crooners, Fisher got 15 minutes a week to enthrall fans..and also Liz Taylor & Debbie Reynolds.. (NBC)

    28 ABBOTT & COSTELLO:L WHO'S ON FIRST? 1951
    This is the signature Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedy routine that is often imitated, never duplicated.
    The duo did hosting stints on The Colegate Comedy Hour and Hollywood Palace. (NBC)

    29 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's THE JITTERBUG 1958
    It started with Cab Calloway and ended up the most popular moves on American Bandstand, et al.
    Here, it becomes the domain of Bill Haley & The Comets' ripping off Little Richards' "Gonna Rip It Up." (AIP).

    30. THE HONEYMOONERS ...IN COLOR! 1969
    Ralph & Ed are jailed in Paris, accused of counterfeiting. Ed's escape plan backfires with hilarious results.
    Gleason wanted the show taped by Wometco TV in Miami, Audrey Meadows & Joyce Randolph had NYC commitments
    Shiela Macrae & Jane Kean played wives Alice & Trixie; TV audiences didn't accept the change. (CBS)

    31 THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL theatres-1939; TV-1960's
    Before TJ's doo wop concerts, PBS used Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon cinema serials rattle the PBS tin cup.
    From Captain Video to Captains Kirk, Picard & Janeway, scifi and space travel was always a TV niche. (PBS)

    32 Full Episode THE LONE RANGER 1955
    Hi Ho, Silver! It's the grandaddy of weekly TV western series starring oft masked Clayton Moore.
    The Lone Ranger was the top rated #1 of the many Saturday afternoon "thataway" exciting oaters
    Here is the full version of the debut episode, Enter The Lone Ranger Hi, Ho Silver! (syndicated).

    33 THE ENDEARING GRIMACES OF EDDIE CANTOR 1952
    Hosting The Colegate Comedy Hour, Eddie pantomines a sketch as the hapless victim of a vixen.
    A forgotten legend, Cantor's expressive face and singing style warmed the cockles of viewer's hearts. (NBC)

    34 BOBBY DARIN NERVOUSLY HOSTS A BEAUTY CONTEST 1957
    Long before having his own weekly show, Bobby's first TV emcee gig, hosting a product hyped beauty pageant
    Uh oh, , what a disaster! The contestant names are mixed up and so are the sponsor's promo lines (Du Mont)

    35 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE LINDY HOP 1959
    From American Bandstand in Phillie, to a Dick Clark special in St. Louis to The Jersey Shore,
    everybody was Lindy Hopping to Danny & The Juniors "At The Hop" You can swing it, you can do it (ABC)
    ...and there's more Danny & The Juniors, here to stay, on our Classic Oldies Video Jukebox (below)

    36 SHAKE, BABY, SHAKE! IT'S THE KILLER AGAIN! 1958
    Jerry Lee Lewis brings down the house again for his rehearsed fan club prez on Dick Clark's show.
    The fireball shooter misses the song cues and a camera catches a guy trying to jump on stage. (ABC)

    37. THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW 1958
    "Make Room For Daddy" with rare Danny Thomas, Marjoriie Lord, Rusty Hammer, Angela Cartright.
    The kids wreak havoc on daddy and mommy with a divide and concur tactic. (CBS)
    Please support St. Jude's Children's Hospital founded by Danny. Help save lives of children with cancer.

    38 SID CAESAR: YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS 1957
    Legendary sketch comedy with co-stars Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner & Howie Morris as "Uncle Goofy"
    doing their classic takeoff on This Is Your Life, also a glimpse of The Timepiece (CBS)

    39 HERE COMES TOBOR! 1954
    Before Captain Video got a hold of Tobor, little Robbie ran the prequel to "Tobor The Great."
    Madison Ave jumped on ship with a cardboard Tobor mask. Don't laugh, they sold. (Du Mont)

    40 THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 1954
    After the animation came TV's live Superman series starring George Reeves and Noel Neill as Lois Lane
    Lois gets is abducted by a gangster, Superman sans Clark Kent saves the damsel in distress. (CBS)

    41 THE ADVENTURES OF FLIPPER 1964
    Let's get our minds off killer whales and go back to this beloved, adorable dolphin.
    Each week this amazing mammal fascinated kids and adults by solving mysteries! (synd.)

    42 SPIKE JONES 1951
    Spike & the gang of hilarious musical whackies perform their signature "Cocktails For Two."
    As you see this wild musical circus, know Spike Jones choreographed the zany antics. (Du Mont)

    43 CAPTAIN VIDEO & HIS VIDEO RANGERS 1950
    Before Captain Kirk, there was Captain Video chasing those bad guys around the galaxy.
    The "Star Trek" of it's time, network program directors made the very same mistake. (Du Mont)

    44. THE LIBERACE SHOW 1952
    Walter Liberace brought style to candlelight piano music, with, of course, brother George on violin.
    This rare clip captures the musical heart and soul of the flamboyant pianist. (Du Mont)

    45 MEDIC 1954
    First and still best medical drama series. Richard Boone as Konrad Steiner MD.
    Still as relevant: prizeighter befelled by Diabetes. This is pioneer medical TV drama. (NBC)

    46 THE BIG VALLEY 1965
    Outstanding Western series with Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors and Linda Evans
    Full episode: "Heritage" Fanatics threaten to blow up the Bartley mine (NBC)

    47 THE ROOTS OF TV BASEBALL 1950-57
    Visual newsreel memories of baseball's great early years, featuring a tribute to Jackie Robinson
    So relevant now: Robinson broke the color line in baseball, Obama in the US presidency. (Movietone)

    48 Mc HALE'S NAVY 1962
    Before cracking up Harvey Korman, Tim Conway was sidekick to Ernest Borgnine on this military sitcom
    View a full half hour episode and watch Tim fall (literally) for a Lt. Commander Nurse. (NBC)

    49 HOPALONG CASSIDY 1952
    The Saturday afternoon TV Western staple starring William Boyd as frontier vigilante Hoppy.
    Of the many Saturday TV matinee oaters, this ranked #2 in ratings. Giddyap! (syndicated)

    50 DARK SHADOWS 1966
    The first Weekday afternoon TV gothic soap opera, Jonathan Frid as the Vampire Barnaby Collins.
    For a brief time, this breakthrough gothic drama out-ranked established serial dramas in ratings. (ABC)

    51 FADS & FANCIES OF THE 50s & 60s
    The Hula Hoop, Twist, Palisades Park Beauty Contests, Rock-Ola Juke Box, Ford Thunderbird, more
    set to the music of The Olympics' "Dance By The Light Of The Moon" (edited by CI)

    52 I LOVE LUCY 1952
    Highlights from TV episodes involving the coming of "Little Ricky" that captured viewer's hearts.
    Ricky gets the news during his club performances, he and the Mertzes go frenetic when "it's time".
    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley. (CBS)

    53 full episode THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW 1962
    You asked for it, here it is, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore with guest Bob Crane (Hogan's Heros .
    Dick is directing a community theatre show, Mary sings & dances a vampy Calypso song Ohhh, Rob! (CBS)

    54 THE BEATLES FIRST TELEVISION APPEARANCE 1963
    Not yet on Sullivan or in the U.S., the Fab Four debuted "She Loves You" On The Mersey Sound (BBC)
    *There's more Beatles & other British Invasion classics on the Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below.

    55 BAT MASTERSON 1958
    Gene Barry stars as the debonair Bat Masterson, this episode "The Stampete In Tent City
    Guest stars Robert Conrad as the vigilante out to avenge his brother's killer (NBC)

    56 MARTY ROBBINS ON THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW 1964
    Back in the 60's, Holiday Inn funded half hour shows for Dolly Parton, Bobby Vinton & Marty Robbins
    Before his own show aired, Marty sang "El Paso" on Johnny Cash's short lived TV gig (syndicated)

    57 FRANK SINATRA SPEAKS CANDIDLY 1954
    Would you believe, a humble Frank Sinatra? He speaks openly about the bad years,
    gratitude to Bob Hope & his all time favorite movie role (can you guess which one?). (CBS)

    58 PASSWORD 1962
    Allen Ludden hosted this enormously popular game show 1962 to 1971 on all 3 networks & syndication
    Allen vies celebs Carol Burnett and Gary Moore against contestants to win $250-big prize then (CBS)

    59 The Phenomenon STAR TREK TV ON DEMAND 1966-present
    Now you don;'t have to sit up and wait until 3AM when stations run Star Trek episodes. Get them here right now!.
    Watch Full Episodes of Star Trek, Star Trek:The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, Enterprise (synd Paramount)
    Also a clip of Trek's post cancellation UK placebo, SPACE:1999 wMartin Landau, Batbara Bain (ITV).

    60 MORE DANCES OF THE 50's: THE SWINGBACK 1958
    New York teens dance The Swingback (also called The Sway) to Duane Eddy's "Forty Miles Of Bad Road"
    The hips swayed and the preachers prayed rock & roll would go away. It didn't. (MGM)

    61 THE LIVE TV FRIDGE COMMERCIAL CATASTROPHE 1954
    Poor Westinghouse. If their built in antenna TV fiasco wasn't enough, more flawed, chagrin causing infamy:
    the automatic referigerator door that jammed on this live nationally broadcast commercial. Bet heads rolled! (CBS)

    62 THE ARTHUR GODFREY SHOW 1957
    He ridiculed sponsors, fired staff on the air, fixed talent contests and made Godlike demands on execs, crew;,
    yet still got big ratings, ruled corporate airwaves and network, sort of like Oprah does now, sans chicanery (CBS)

    63 BUILDING THE 1958 DODGE 1957
    What a retrospect! A TV industrial film goes inside the Dodge automotive plant foundry to finish. In 1979, Chrysler received a government bailout to make new Dodge cars. Sound familiar? (commercial).

    64 FIGHT CLASSIC: ROCKY MARCIANO vs. JERSEY JOE WALCOTT 1952
    Highlights from that historic championship boxing match in Philadelphia September 12, 1952<.br> Of course you'll see that boffo KO comeback in the 13th round~this is the true Rocky, Sly. (DuMont).
    Check out Dynamite Joe Rindone's fights, too, on Oldies Television Ch 79!

    65 AND MORE GREAT ICONS OF THE 50's VOL III 1952-59
    Richard Nixon's first scandal, John Wayne's PSA, Marilyn Monroe's Motor Oil, Jimmy Durante's Schnozz,
    George Burns & Gracie Allen, Jack Benny & Dennis Day, Laurel & Hardy, Jackie & Art's "Hello, Ball!"

    66 ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS 1959
    With a "good evening," came melodramatic thrillers from the Master Of Suspense, Alfred Hitchccock
    The man whose big screen movies kept us on the edge of our seats brought the same to small screens (CBS).

    67 SATURDAY NIGHTLIVE~~ BEFORE SNL 1954-58
    All Broadcast Live Sat Eves: The Bob Hope Show, The Liberace Show, The Ken Murray Show,
    Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, The Steve Allen Show, The Pat Harrington Show, The Jackie Gleason Show
    Sid Cesar's Your Show Of Shows. Watch many surprises with regulars & guests. (ABC-CBS-DuMont-NBC).

    68 FELIX THE CAT 1959
    In 1928, RCA testing Vladimir Zworkyn's iconoscope , Felix The Cat was the first image ever on TV;
    Oldies Television's roster would not be complete without Otto Mesmer's historic cartoon icon.
    Here is his 1959 Saturday cartoon show with a new, hip updated opening that we can just ignore.(NBC).

    69 THE DONNA REED SHOW 1958
    Donna mugs nervously to the camera when daughter, Mary (Shelley Fabares) sings at a school dance.
    The song she sings? "Johnny Angel," of course. Dad (Dr. Stone, Carl Betz) allays Mom's fears.
    Full episode soon and check out the Donna Reed Christmas Show below on ch 79 (NBC)

    70 full episode THE GOLDBERGS 1952
    Gertrude Berg served as executive producer and co-writer as well as star
    of this beloved sitcom about the matriarch (Molly) of a middle class Jewish family.
    Frank Sutton, who would later be Gomer Pyle's Sarge, guest stars in this episode. (synd.)

    71 LUCILLE BALL & CAROL BURNETT 1965
    Two queens of comedy together with Gale Gordon as straight man on "The Lucy Show".
    Lucy wants to join Carol on a trip to Palm Springs, they scheme to fool Boss Mooney. (CBS)

    72 THE LITTLE RASCALS 1955
    The top Saturday morning TV attraction in the 50's was the re-worked MGM "Our Gang Comedies"
    This favorite classic episode has Darla wooing Alfalfa rather than vice versa on Valentine Day.
    Of course, the other guys would throw a hilarious gremlin in Alfalfa's romantic ballad crooning. (synd.)

    73 full episode HIGHWAY PATROL 1956
    Before there was "Book 'em, Dano" in Hawaii, there was "Ten.Four" in California. Brodericj Crawford starred,
    If you think dope smuggling was a thing of the 70's, wait 'til you see this narc bust in the 50's. (ZIV/MGM synd.).

    74 full episode LOST IN SPACE 1966
    Danger Will Robinson! The world's first and last outer space sitcom; today, like "Trek," has fan conventions.
    This episode guest stars Mercedes Mc Cambridge (The Exorcist), here as matriarch of alien hillbillies
    who grow a "Little Shop of Horrors" intruded upon by Dr Snith (Jonathan Harris) and Will (Bill Muny) (ABC)

    75 BEULAH 1951
    Long before The Jeffersons and Sanford & Son even before Amos & Andy on TV.
    there was the talented Ethel Waters as supermaid Beaulah & Butterfly Mc Queen as next door Orio
    Sadly, Proctor & Gamble canceled the highly rated, popular show after only two seasons. Guess why.(CBS)

    76 BEWITCHED 1966
    Wriggle your nose, it's Elizabeth Montgomery as that saucy, sassy, beautiful, bedazzling witch
    and Dick York as her befuddled hubbie, Darren (or as Agnes Moorehead would say, "Durwood" (NBC)

    77 I DREAM OF JEANIE 1966
    Out of the bottle comes that lusciously capricious Jeanie, Barbara Eden (blink-blink).
    Larry Hagman is her adopted master, Bill Daly is the bewildered buddy (CBS).

    78 SEA HUNT 1957
    The "Dragnet" of the ocean floor, Lloyd Bridges fights underwater crime with only a snorkle.
    This syndicated show, along with "Flipper" (coming soon), got high tide ratings in it's era (ZIV)

    79 DYNAMITE JOE RINDONE 1954
    Like Rocky Marciano, Joe Rindone was the son of Italian immigrants who rose to boxing glory.
    Here is Dynamite Joe in action from the era when boxing was true sportsmanship.
    produced by Andrew Bertino. (Vimeo).


    80 THE MILTON BERLE SHOW 1957
    Featuring Arnold Stang & guest Mickey Rooney; Berle's swan song after 8 Tues. Nite Years.
    Bit: Berle wants Gleason like publicity, so he feigns a broken leg for a press conference (NBC)


    81 THE LEGEND OF DOO WOP
    That streetcorner harmony from the 50's that will never die, the music we know call Doo Wop
    Here are video specials which tribute the unforgettable part of R&R and R&B
    Plus REMEMBERING DOO WOP RADIO
    with commentary by Don K. Reed. music by The Crests, Frankie Lymon & The Knockouts.

    82 MIKE WALLACE & EDWARD R. MURROW 1952-54
    If you thought Mike Wallace was tough on "60 Minutes," wait 'til you see him on the fifties!.
    You won't believe what he said to Steve Allen (neither did Allen, most likely), but Kirk Douglas got his say)
    Legendary Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy go at calling the other "un-American"..(CBS)


    THE PIONEERS OF KIDVID: 1950's CHILDREN'S TV SHOWS
    Howdy Doody, Junior Frolics, Winky Dink, Willie Wonderful, Rocky & Bullwinkle

    With the earliest TV production and animation techniques, these popular programs
    were the father of children's television, long before PBS and Nickelodeon. This was the "kiddievTV" 50's
    Full episodes of these Golden Age first generation shows for tots on separate submenu~click title link

    for March 2010 THE TIME TUNNEL 1965
    Irwin Allen (Lost In Space, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea produced this sci-fi fantasy series
    This episode: Merlin The Magaician pays the science lab a visit and wreaks havoc with time travel.
     
  2. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    Yeah, BEFORE remote controls! :grin:
     
  3. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Some of us (like me) are old enough to remember life before TV when Radio was king. That is why I enjoy Radio Classics so much on Sirius. You just cant beat Amos and Andy and the Shadow (to name just a few). :grin:
     
  4. Daddubo

    Daddubo New Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    ILLINOIS / Chain O Lakes
    Really Nice for a 97
    40 HP Force
    No we had remotes they were called children:lol:
    you sad Hey son change the channel and it worked every time and no batterys needed:smt043
     
  5. sr330daguy

    sr330daguy Member

    447
    Mar 14, 2007
    Hudson River
    97 330da
    7.4 MPI's Bravo 1s
    Westebeke 4.5
    Nice find.Thanks!
     
  6. STIHLBOLTS

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    Life before remote controls? What was that like? :lol:
     
  7. mp1paul

    mp1paul New Member

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    Sep 5, 2009
    Arlington, TX Eagle MT. Lake
    1979 sundancer 260
    Merc 260
    I was a remote control as a kid....lol...I'm 45 now...I remember one time breaking the knob on the T.V. while turning it to fast....didn't sit down for a week,,,those were the days before Child Protective services...lol
     
  8. Daddubo

    Daddubo New Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    ILLINOIS / Chain O Lakes
    Really Nice for a 97
    40 HP Force
    No video games only 4 channels to watch so if you wanted to watch TV you watched what the Old Man wanted.:thumbsup:
     
  9. beernutz

    beernutz Member

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    Mobile, AL
    2000 190 Signature BR
    5.0L EFI 240 hp Mercruiser
    I am old enough to remember breaking the knob off our black & white TV in the 60's and having to use a set of vice grips to change the channel. Some of the biggest fights I ever had with my sister were in front of that TV because Get Smart came on at the same time as Family Affair. Fun times.
     
  10. I remember having only 3 channels...
    Channel 2 CBS & Channel 5 NBC & Channel 24 PBS that was with rabbit ears antenna. :smt021
    Now I have over 200 channels. :wow:
     
  11. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I remember our first TV, had a 9" screen, got 1 channel. Talk about amazing. The first couple days us kids even watched the snow and the test pattern. I still have rabbit ears and am now up to 4 channels.
     
  12. STIHLBOLTS

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    Gee Wizz guys...come on...quite digging up old bones! :smt021:smt043:smt043:smt043:smt043


    Thankfully my little brothers were too young when all the good shows like lost in space, land of the giants, green hornet, batman came on, but they would have watched them with me. :thumbsup: No little or big sisters to fight over the TV!!! :grin:
     
  13. Daddubo

    Daddubo New Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    ILLINOIS / Chain O Lakes
    Really Nice for a 97
    40 HP Force
    I think we had the same TV:smt043


     
  14. searay40dad

    searay40dad Active Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    Western KY/Panama City FL
    2001 480 Sedan Bridge w/ Novurania RIB
    660 hp CAT 3196's
    please tell me you werent pulling for buffy, jodie and mr. french.
     
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    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    Grass trimmers that worked like giant scissors you actually squeezed by hand

    Hand-crank car windows

    Lawnmowers that required no gas or electricity… just you pushing

    Tube radios and TVs that had to “WARM UP” before they worked right

    Rotary dial phones

    Atari, Pong

    MS-DOS

    Cars without seat belts or Seat Belts that were lap only

    Cars with the high-beam button on the floor you pushed with your left foot

    Electric football where the players just vibrated around

    Candy cigarettes (these truly seem like a bad idea to me now… but then it was cool. Stupid… but cool.)

    Kitchens with NO automatic dishwasher or microwave

    Flashcube cameras (The four-sided kind you popped on and off)

    Waiting days to see what your pictures looked like
     
  16. beernutz

    beernutz Member

    427
    Aug 16, 2009
    Mobile, AL
    2000 190 Signature BR
    5.0L EFI 240 hp Mercruiser
    LOL, Max and Agent 99 all the way!
     
  17. Slippery When Wet

    Slippery When Wet New Member

    422
    Jan 19, 2010
    St Croix River, MN
    2003 Crownline 230EX
    5.0 MPI Mercruiser, Bravo III
    I remember all of these and/or had them all except the manual pushmower.

    And I am only 44.
     
  18. Daddubo

    Daddubo New Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    ILLINOIS / Chain O Lakes
    Really Nice for a 97
    40 HP Force
    Don't forget hardly any one had A/C and we actually played from morning to night with our friends and made toys like push cars out of old crates. A Buddy of mine and I would go down a hill and see how many times we could make it turn over. Now that was fun!!:smt043
     
  19. Daddubo

    Daddubo New Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    ILLINOIS / Chain O Lakes
    Really Nice for a 97
    40 HP Force
    Me... older than dirt??? Hey, I was around when it was invented!!! ;-) DBB




    Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?
    'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.
    'All the food was slow.'

    'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
    'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained.

    'Mom cooked every day and when the man of the house got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what Mom put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

    By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

    But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

    Some parents owned their own house. NEVER wore Levis, set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

    In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.

    Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

    My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

    We didn't have a television in our house until I was 12.

    It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

    I was in Jr. High before I ever had a taco, or knew what one was. And I was 17 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie

    When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.

    I never had a telephone in my room.


    The only phone in the house was in the hall way and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

    Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was.

    All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers -- my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6AM every morning.

    On Saturday , he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

    Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without 20 profanities or violence or most anything offensive.

    If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

    Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

    MEMORIES from a friend :

    My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it... I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

    How many do you remember?

    Head lights dimmer switches on the floor of the car.
    Ignition switches on the dashboard.
    Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
    Real ice boxes.
    Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
    Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
    Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

    Older Than Dirt Quiz :

    Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.

    Ratings at the bottom.
    1. Blackjack chewing gum
    2.Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
    3. Candy cigarettes
    4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
    5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
    6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
    7. Party lines on the telephone
    8. Newsreels before the movie
    9. P.F. Flyers
    10. Butch wax
    11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [if you were fortunate] )
    12. Peashooters
    13. Howdy Doody
    14. 45 RPM records
    15. S& H greenstamps
    16. Hi-fi's
    17. Metal ice trays with lever
    18. Mimeograph paper
    19. Blue flashbulb
    20. Packards
    21. Roller skate keys
    22. Cork popguns
    23. Drive-ins
    24. Studebakers
    25. Wash tub wringers

    If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
    If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
    If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
    If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!

    I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life..
     
  20. jamesgang

    jamesgang Member

    283
    Jun 28, 2007
    Guntersville Lake, AL
    1998 Sea Ray Sundancer 290
    Twin 5.7 L Mercruisers - Alphas
    I wouldn't mind going to a drive-in movie again. The last one around here was for sale forever and finally became a Target shopping center.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010

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