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3/1/13 4:14 P

I just saw that, Arch.

Sis & I loved that show. Probably because our family was very similar - 2 daughters, divorced mom. Sis was a bit wild (Julie) and I was more like Barbara.

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3/1/13 3:35 P

Sad day for fans of the show,"One Day at a Time". Google news is reporting that Bonnie Franklin passed away at 69.



I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/1/13 12:51 P

Dukes of Hazzard played a lot at my house with two older brothers in the house. My older brother still talks about it.

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3/1/13 10:58 A

Playhouse 90 was a "cant miss" show.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
3/1/13 10:56 A

it's hard for me to watch The Brady Bunch now, given our current economy and stress levels. The biggest worry the Brady's had was whether to get a new T.V. or a Boat, and Marcia's biggest worry was which guy to go with to the prom. So unrealistic, even back then.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/1/13 10:35 A

How about "The Facts of Life" my niece loves those she is 13 years younger then me and has bought every season episode she can on dvd...I liked the show as a kid, but doubt I would like watching them today, but I may be wrong. I might borrow them from her and try them.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
3/1/13 10:14 A

@IHEARTMYFAMILY, the pickle story is my all time favorite Andy Griffith show, too."Look Andy, there's a fly on my pickle. Oh wait, he's dead!" Also, "where did the pickle tester go? Oh, he's over there washing his hands!" And, "Aunt Bee, I pickled a few things, I mean I packed a few things to take to my cousins house. I know she'll be pickled tink to see me!"

@FP4HLOSER, Space Giants is the one that had Goldar, Silvar, Gam, and Miko, and we can't forget ole ugly Rodak and his Lugo men in that spaceship. Classic!

07SOJO Posts: 1,648
2/28/13 4:22 P

I have Beverly Hillbillies & the Partridge Family. Some of those shows are good after all these years! emoticon

CARTOON3 Posts: 1,551
2/28/13 1:23 P

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I remember the episode about Opie saving his money to buy the little girl a coat. I loved that one.

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2/28/13 1:18 P

One of my favorite Andy Griffith shows is when Opie only donates a few pennies to a local charity drive. Andy doesn't understand why Opie is saving his money when there are others in need. Opie says he's saving his money to buy a present for a girl in class. So, Andy is "appalled" that Opie would spend money on a gift for a girl instead of giving money to charity.

Well, by the end of the episode as Andy and others try to teach Opie about charity, you learn that Opie was saving money to buy a poor girl in his class a new coat. he said is was because her old coat was pretty old and her family couldn't afford to buy a replacement.



I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
2/28/13 11:43 A

How about the Andy Griffith Show. My all time favorite episode became my favorite in the latter part of the 90's, it is the spisode where Aunt B is canning pickles. My MIL canned her own pickles, and that first taste was delicious like no other pickel I ever ate mmm but in a few seconds it went to horrifically disgusting lol. Every person who would try one reacted the same way, it went like this omg these are soooo....ewwwww ewwwwww ewww spit what's wrong with these things. They were like trick pickles, that first taste was so very good lol lol lol.

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
2/28/13 10:55 A

Yep, we LOVE DEM GOOD OL DAYS!!! We even have our daughter hooked on shows like Leave it to Beaver, Father knows best and the Lone Ranger......oh there are so many.
So our favorites channels are COZY, Inspirational and Antenna tv

FP4HLOSER Posts: 968
2/28/13 10:52 A

My favorite schoolhouse Rock is A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing! Love that one!
I don't remember Space Giants..not that I can recall anyways. I looked it up and one site mentioned Ultraman--THAT I remember! LOL! I was a child of 1960 and was always in front of the TV. The oldies I watch now on the retro channel here are Mary Tyler Moore, Hogan's Heroes (My DH's favorite!) Wild Wild West to name a few.
Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane (a noun! LOL)

LYNNJ1976 Posts: 448
2/28/13 10:32 A

We watched The Rifleman, Bozo the Clown and Jack La Lane.

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2/28/13 10:08 A

@TD - yes. School House Rock covered government, multiplication, and grammar. They played during the commercial breaks. I loved them!

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/28/13 9:46 A

was the School House Rock the show that had the, "I'm just a Bill, only a Bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill"?

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2/27/13 6:52 P

The Gong Show!! or Hollywood Squares with Paul Lynde, of course!

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2/27/13 6:05 P

Remember when: Yes love Kojack, School House Rock, Andy Griffith, Waltons Mountain. ME Tv is great.

TACDGB Posts: 6,131
2/27/13 5:54 P

And yes I do wear a L on my sweater.......I am more like Laverne than Shirley. And no Lenny and Squiggy do not live near me......

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2/27/13 3:52 P

OBIESMOM2, I remember those School House Rock cartoons! I think I still know most of the words to a few of them. They should bring those back, some of them actually helped me to remember the things I had learned in school when it came time to take a test.

And who remembers those 1 hour "After School Specials" on ABC? I remember some of the topics they covered were considered a bit controversial back in the day.

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2/27/13 3:01 P

I do not like the reality tv shows to much, because they are a lot of put on, I cannot imagine that Ron shirley, amy shirley, and Bobby have tthe problems they show on tv, some of that stuff like flame throwers, shotguns and such are dangerous and wonder if the whole thing is pre rehearsted. I know the one about bootleg liquor is, cause I live in the middle of white lighting territory, but thats just my opinion emoticon emoticon

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/27/13 2:30 P

I think the funniest Sanford and Son moments was with Esther. "watch it sucka!" I remember Fred telling her to stick her face in dough and make some gorilla cookies!

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2/27/13 2:13 P

how about the School House Rocks features? You can buy them on DVD

"I'm just a Bill. I'm only a Bill and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill"

or

"Conduction Junction, what's your function?"

I think I knew all of them by heart!



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2/27/13 2:05 P

I'm coming Elizabeth ! I miss Red Foxx. Sanford and Son was a great show. Who remembers Chico and the Man ? Now that goes back a way.

Of course, I miss HR Puffenstuff. That was a personal favorite.



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2/27/13 2:02 P

@TD - my Sanford memory is Fred sitting at the kitchen table paying the bills while dinner cooked. He was cooking tongue, and used the beef tongue to lick the stamps
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TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/27/13 10:17 A

can't forget about Sanford and Son. Hilarious! Remember the episode where Fred, Bubba, and Grady go to "Lets make a deal"? Bubba dressed up as a Viking, and Monty Hall told him he would give him $100 dollars if he had a tube of lipstick in his pocket. Bubba looked puzzled and said, "A tube of lipstick? What would I be doing with a tube of lipstick? I'm a ViKing, not a ViQueen!" Hilarious!

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
2/27/13 9:52 A

Can't forget the Fonz, I loved Happy Days!
I loved the Gong Show and the $1.98 Beauty Show when I was a kid.
Oh yes Carol Burnett was hilarious!
How about evenings with the family watching The Walton's, Sonny and Cher, Flip Wilson and Hee Haw.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/27/13 9:43 A

Bunny, it makes you feel good, doesn't it? Give me them old classics any day!

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,310
2/27/13 2:39 A

"I loved Carol Burnett. Do you remember the curtains on the Gone With The Wind spoof?"
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Oh. Mygosh. "I.... saw it in the window, and I couldn't resist."
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Or Eunice singing "Feelings" on the Gong Show...

This thread has taken me back to places I forgot I remembered :)


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TACDGB Posts: 6,131
2/27/13 12:24 A

when I need laughter in my life I watch Barney Miller. I think that is good laughter......and laughter is good medicine.

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2/26/13 4:56 P

I remember those! And some of the best parts of show was when they could not keep a straight face trying not to laugh at one another. I think my favorite was when Carol played Mrs. Wiggins, the secretary.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/26/13 4:20 P

@MOM2ACAT, I loved Carol Burnett. Do you remember the curtains on the Gone With The Wind spoof? Hilarious. And how bout ole Harvey Korman unintentionally laughing at Tim Conway? Priceless!

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2/26/13 3:41 P

Turtlesdove, I remember a lot of characters smoking on some of those old tv shows; I even remember seeing Lucy smoking while she was pregnant on I Love Lucy; if a character did that now on tv show, there would be an uproar (and with just cause.)

I remember Grizzly Adams from my childhood too; I also grew up with Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, The Brady Bunch, Eight is Enough, and the Partridge Family, to name a few. I enjoyed it when TV Land showed all the old All in the Family shows; it was interesting watching it through adult eyes after watching it as a child.

I also remember sneaking out of bed to watch the Carol Burnett Show on Sunday nights, it was a school night, so I had to be in bed at that time, but I'd sneak out of bed and watch it from the hallway until my mother caught me, lol!

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2/26/13 1:39 P

I hate reality shows also. I don't have that channel. I am in metro atlanta, ga and I have directv. I've never heard of it. Aw shucks!

Also, I bought a whole box set on dvd of old classic commercials for $2.00 at the Goodwill store. Can you believe there was a commercial with the Flintstones and they were advertising cigarettes and it showed Barney and Fred smoking? I'm not kidding. I think back in the day they didn't know they were bad for your health.

Edited by: TURTLESDOVE at: 2/26/2013 (14:29)
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2/26/13 1:37 P

@KJ - you knew the job was dangerous when you took it emoticon

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2/26/13 1:34 P

There is a TV station called ME TV. Memorable Entertainment television. I love them ! They show all the "old" shows like Kojak, Mission Impossible, Emergency, Lost in Space, Bob Newhart, Starsky and Hutch, the Rifleman, Wild Wild West, etc... Great shows.

I can't stand reality TV !!!





TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/26/13 1:30 P

aww Electric company. Now you're talking. Morgan Freeman was on that show and when it came on, the kids shouted, "Hey you guys" Loved it.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
2/26/13 1:08 P

I have all the seasons of the Muppet Show. I was scoping out youtube one day and found some old episodes of Zoom, Electric Company, and Romper Room. I believe Romper room was more the 70's but what's a decade between friends.

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2/26/13 1:05 P

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/26/13 12:48 P

@mnnice, sounds like your hubby is a good ole country boy like mine. He will really enjoy watching Grizzly Adams. The theme song made me cry, because well, it just did.

Maybe, there's a world where we don't have to ru-un
Maybe, there's a time we'll call our own
Livin free in harmony and majesty
Take me home
Take me home

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2/26/13 11:58 A

I loved all the great comic entertainers. Lucille Ball, Sid Caesar, and many more. But my favorite history program was, and still is, Victory at Sea.

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2/26/13 11:54 A

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2/26/13 11:20 A

we have The Rockford Files on our NetFlix queue.

And I still watch Andy Griffith any time I'm flipping channels and catch a B&W episode (by the time they'd gone to color, it just wasn't as good IMO). I have season 1 and 2 on DVD. Great thing to watch while I'm using the elliptical at home.

as far as cartoons, nothing beats the Warner Brothers cartoons with Mel Blanc doing the voices. I also LOVE George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, and Super Chicken (the originals, not those lousy remakes).

MNNICE Posts: 13,383
2/26/13 11:07 A

I now have a great gift idea for my hubby. He would LOVE the Grizzly Adams series on DVD to watch while he's out in his fish shack on the ice!

AKATHLEEN54 Posts: 595
2/26/13 10:10 A

I was home on a snowy morning and clicked on the TV. I ended up there way too long because I started watching the oldies..... Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke and The Lucy Show.... What fun!!! Miss all those shows!

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2/26/13 10:10 A

I liked All in the Family, Mash, Cheers...

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
2/26/13 10:04 A

I loved " Little House on the Prairie" I would watch it every day after school.
I also loved the series "The Hulk" and "Bionic Woman" I named my daughter after Lindsay Wagner, but I spell my daughters name as Lindsey.


These shows remind me of my youth but not better days. The world has a whole might have been better but my personal world was not.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/26/13 10:02 A

LOL! That's probably why I like the new Dallas, cause of the original J.R, Bobby, and Sue Ellen are on there.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
2/26/13 9:51 A

LOL TD, my 17 year old just said to me the other day she liked the good old days when Rocket Power, Hey Arnold and Rugrats were on, she said the cartoons today stink.

Mork & Mindy, for me, best represent when I loved TV the most.
Nanu-Nanu!

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
2/26/13 9:39 A

this would be directed to anyone born before the 80's. I have found Grizzly Adams on DVD. I watched it and boy did it bring back memories of a better time and place. I've also got Andy Griffith, Gomer Pyle, the Beverly Hillbillies, and Space Giants if anyone can remember that one. I have almost completely went back to the good ole days. Except for one thing. This is 2013!

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