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Boz
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February 25th, 2017 at 3:52:48 PM permalink
Always watched "Ultraman" after school.
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February 25th, 2017 at 3:58:39 PM permalink
For slightly bigger kids, one of my favorite educational role models was Fire Marshal Bill Burns (Jim Carey). wink.
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February 25th, 2017 at 6:12:58 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

So did ours! I can remember when we had only black & white television. What a luxury it was to get our first color TV. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and even we had only VHF channels of 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. Boy, did I waste a lot of time watching channel 5. On the UHF dial there were maybe 10 channels you could pick up and half in Spanish. The only one I was familiar with was 28, Public Televsion, which I watched the Electric Company on.



In the 80s we only had the three networks, ABC, NBC, CBS, along with PBS and about 50 channels of snow. No cable, no Ninetendo. Then we finally started to pick up Fox in the 90s.

Got quite a fill of 60s era cartoons early Saturday morning: Bullwinkle, Mighty Mouse, Spider-Man, Archie's. Would stare at the color pattern waiting for it them to start. Laff-a-Lympics was my favorite, but Wikipedia says it was from the 70s. Watched Lost in Space reruns almost everyday one semester in college.

Watched Electric Company, along with 3-2-1 Contact many days after school.
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February 25th, 2017 at 6:30:02 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

For slightly bigger kids, one of my favorite educational role models was Fire Marshal Bill Burns (Jim Carey). wink.



And here I always thought it was Lefty Rosenthal.
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February 25th, 2017 at 8:01:31 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

we had only black & white television.



Wow! So many recollections, and none of my favorites.

What about the Mickey Mouse Club, with (ever so cute) Annette Funicello and (the youngest of the "club," Cubby, if I recall correctly). Singing the theme song, now: "Who's the leader of the band that's made for you and me? M - I - C (pause) K - E - Y (pause) M - O - U - S - E" (starting to march around my computer table -- down, boy...)

And, what about the Bugs Bunny cartoon show on Saturday mornings, with Foghorn Leghorn, the smart-aleck rooster, and the Beep-Beep Roadrunner with Wile E. Coyote?

Who cares about color TV, when you can watch shows like that.
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February 25th, 2017 at 8:11:31 PM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

...And, what about the Bugs Bunny cartoon show on Saturday mornings, with Foghorn Leghorn, the smart-aleck rooster, and the Beep-Beep Roadrunner with Wile E. Coyote?

Who cares about color TV, when you can watch shows like that.



Yeah, then the retarded U.S. Gov't stepped in and ruined it...

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February 25th, 2017 at 8:35:17 PM permalink
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I have to take a nap now. Feeling old. My show went off air in 1957 Winky Dink and you. The plastic screen cost $1.00 , which including shipping and handling. No worry about radiation, a lot less than the fluoroscope machine at Buster Brown shoe store.
YAWN



That was good! Welcome to the forum.
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February 25th, 2017 at 8:38:10 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

I think I watched "Romper Room" but I can't really recall much if anything about that show.



I haven't heard anyone say "Romper Room" since the Nixon administration. My youngest brother watched that but I didn't pay much attention. I'm a Sesame Street man myself. In fact, I think I was one of he earliest fans.
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February 25th, 2017 at 9:23:45 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

The Today show had a chimp, think it was Fred Muggs or something.

Extremely close: J. Fred Muggs.

Quote: iamnomad

i think Beany and Cecil was the "hippest" cartoon show, by far, of those that were broadcast in the 60's.

You're a decade late for the show I was referring to. The cartoon show you watched was a revival of a puppet show that aired around the same era as Howdy Doody.

Quote: Wizard

a. Buffalo Bob and Clarabell

That's two. The actor who played Clarabell has been mentioned already in another post in this thread, under the alias of the character he played after Howdy Doody went off the air. A friend once told me that Clarabell spoke on the very last show of the series, but I didn't see that myself. Here are some additional characters:
Howdy Doody, Phineas T. Bluster, Cornelius Cobb, Chief Thunderthud, Princess Summerfallwinterspring, the Flubbadub, Howdy's cousin whose name I'm drawing a blank on, ....


Quote: bobbartop

I remember a cartoon named Mighty Mouse. I was very very young. I remember wanting to kill Mighty Mouse. I didn't like that mouse. It wasn't normal.

"Here he comes to save the day...Mighty Mouse is on the way...." (Lyrics to a recurring song.)
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February 25th, 2017 at 9:38:46 PM permalink
And here are some questions unrelated to kids TV shows:

(1) Why does this thread show up in the forum for "Defunct Casinos"?

(2) Why does this thread show up on the Forum Overview page but not show up on the Recent Threads page?

(3) When I searched for this thread under my own profile and list of posts made, why does the thread show up as having no thread starter? (My guess is that is the result of it having been split off.)


Obviously, I don't really understand the mechanics of a discussion forum web site.

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