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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Open Thread - Please talk about 60s and 70s tv shows to your hearts' content

We (Theresa, Andre and I) liked The Flinstones at lunch, The Banana Splitz, The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Hour Saturdays at 5:00 pm (sometimes postponed due to a curling special), The Rat Patrol (an improvement to the inferior Garrison's Guerrillas... Theresa had a crush on Troy and Moffit).


At 11:55 AM, Blogger Bill Widman said...

I can't believe it!
I have just finished a post in my own blog mentioning 'Hogan's Heroes.'
Now ya done it! TV shows of the '60s is a favorite subject of mine! I'd like to see where this goes.

Anon and MM,
I am a big fan of 'Gilligan's Island.'

At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do I put this... I hated that I watched Gilligan's Island. Meaning, I know it was the stupidest show on earth, but I couldn't stop watching it. The same was true for The Brady Bunch (we thought Patridge Family was VASTLY superior).

Get Smart: This we KNEW to be 22 minutes of the most incredible gangs crammed into a conservative tv format. I hope they don't blow the movie. But there's not a good track record there. The Nude Bomb: Never in my life was I so disappointed.


At 11:08 PM, Anonymous Maritime Missy said...

OK...I tried to resist divulging all my guilty television sins of the 60s/70s...but here we go...

Loved "All in the Family". Carroll O'Connor and Maureen Stapleton were iconic actors. (O'Connor was equally brilliant in "The Heat of the Night.") I still love the re-runs of both of these shows.

Hogan's Heroes--Even though Bob Crane has since been revealed to be a deviant and Richard Dawson was a smarmy game show host, I still enjoy the show. "I see NUZHING. I know NUZHING."

Charlie's Angels--I always wanted to be Kate Jackson. I loved her riding boots.

The Rockford Files--My mother was (still?) in love with James Garner.

WonderWoman--Couldn't they have found a better-fitting costume for her? The bottom half always looked like a diaper. But she was still cool with her fancy bullet-deflecting bracelets. (Didn't Lynda Carter just discover a body in Washington last week? She also did a great guest-starring role on Law & Order SVU.)

The Waltons--Great family-oriented show. I liked John Boy and Mary Ellen...Jim Bob--not so much.

Happy Days--The Fonz and Mrs. C. Need I say more? (Didn't like Chachi then. Still don't like him.)

The Jeffersons--WEEZY!!! George Jefferson still makes me laugh.

ChIPS--Like every other teenaged girl...I thought Erik Estrada was a hottie.

I Dream of Jeannie--I only watched this one as re-runs but I still wish I could blink my false lashes like Jeannie.


Mork & Mindy--Was this on in the 1970's or 80s? Regardless...I recognized Robin Williams comedic genius even then. Nanu nanu!

At 1:08 AM, Blogger Bill Widman said...

Why do we watch shows that we know are stupid? Because we can relate. We live in a stupid world.

In 'Gilligan's Island' the men are always clean shaven, the women always wear make-up. Their clothes are always clean and never tattered.
"as primitive as can be"?
No, I wouldn't say that.
But it wasn't popular because it was realistic. It was popular because it was so downright silly.

We need silliness now and then. It helps us keep things in perspective.

At 2:42 AM, Blogger Bill Widman said...

Well now I'm disappointed.
I was surely hoping this conversation would go on longer. As I said, this is a favorite subject of mine.

After 4 comments, I wait for someone else to say something, trying to be polite, and then there's 2 more posts, and still no more comments, and I'm thinking...

Hey, John said we could discuss it to our heart's content, alright?

So here goes,
I am surprised no one mentioned Batman, the Green Hornet, That Girl, Family Affair, Gomer Pyle, Bewitched. F-Troop, the Addams Family, the Munsters, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In,...
Oh I could go on and on, but you probably don't want me to.

Dear MM
Thank you for mentioning Wonder Woman, I Dream of Jeannie, Get Smart, the Jeffersons, and most of all, Mork and Mindy.
Now please allow me to comment on your comment.

When Wonder Woman was a new show, bikini bottoms had to provide full coverage to get by the censors. Mary Ann of Gilligan's Island, and Barbara Edan as Jeannie, had their costumes altered so as not to show their navels, by order of the censors at that time.

Earlier you've mentioned the Partrige Family, and I'd like to thank you for that too.
To this day, I STILL have a crush on Susan Dey.

And thank you for teaching me a new word - 'Fabulosity.' Really, I've never it before.

At 2:53 AM, Blogger Bill Widman said...

never HEARD it before, sorry about that

At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meep! Meep!

Sorry, couldn't resist.


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