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BleedingChipsSlowly
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February 26th, 2017 at 12:34:41 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

I liked Underdog and still do. I like how he speaks with rhymes. People remember what you say when you rhyme. If I can think of one, I'll use it when I'm done.

"THERE'S no need to fear... UN-derdog is here!"

Said as he arrives, once again, to save Sweet Polly Purebread.

13-inch B&W TV, one channel if the weather wasn't bad. Antenna snapped off with a coat hanger wire stuck in the stub that was left. Fan of all the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shows with all those characters voiced my Mel Blanc.
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odiousgambit
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February 26th, 2017 at 2:53:30 AM permalink
The Warner Bros cartoons [bug bunny etc] of the day were made for movie theaters. The audience would be both kids and adults, so the humor was for both! Sometimes the adults got the joke and the kids had no idea.

It is a sad change today where very few cartoons have that formula, usually they are just for one age group. One exception was "Rocko's Modern Life" - although that's 20 years old now. "Sponge Bob Square Pants" seems to be for multiple age groups but I haven't really checked it out much.
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HornHighYo11
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February 26th, 2017 at 7:45:29 AM permalink
All i remember from Romper Room was the freeky magic mirror frame that the lady would look through and it would fill-in with a swirly image. It challenged my "how the heck does that thingy work?" part of the brain.
Friendly Giant was fun too. All the little chairs and tables had me confused for a while.
Best was Hammy Hamster. His diving bell stuff was awesome. Seemed to have subconsciously nudged my career choices later in life.

Ps Don't forget Thundar The Barbarian
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February 26th, 2017 at 7:48:50 AM permalink
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(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.)



This thread was a split-off. There is a bug in the process of splitting a thread that causes these problems.
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Doc
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February 26th, 2017 at 8:02:17 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Didn't like that stupid Lost on an Island somewhere but did like the many loves of dobby gillis, mainly for the hippie guy who didn't like to hear the word 'work'.

If the comment about the stupid show you didn't like is a reference to Gilligan's Island, are you aware that the actor (Bob Denver) who portrayed the title character had previously played "the hippie guy" (Maynard G. Krebs) that you liked on Dobie (not "dobby") Gillis?
HornHighYo11
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February 26th, 2017 at 8:13:35 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit



It is a sad change today where very few cartoons have that formula, usually they are just for one age group. One exception was "Rocko's Modern Life" - although that's 20 years old now. "Sponge Bob Square Pants" seems to be for multiple age groups but I haven't really checked it out much.



Both of those are great. Fairly Odd Parents is another god one.

Disney films are for kids and (i feel) way too many inuendos for the parents. I watch and enjoy them with my 7 yr old but cringe a bit with some of the humor.

Strangely enough, a lot of the cartoons are geared to "adults", meaning "man-child" and "women-child" of GenX. Go to any comic convention and you won't see any "kids" there. Just a pile of grown people spending mountains of cash on toys. The Hollywood machine is feeding this customer base with tons of feature films (which, i think are reasonably good entertainment) and they bring their kids...

I used to watch a lot of the stranger stuff myself when i used to have free time (ie. 7 years ago) mostly because the dialogue is what I enjoyed: Undergrads, Bob's Burgers, AquaTeenHungerForce, Home Movies. Now its only a guilty pleasure on occasion.
Toes14
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February 26th, 2017 at 1:42:30 PM permalink
I was born in 1963, so my prime after school TV time was from 1968 - 1975. We always watched these shows:

Speed Racer
Ultraman
Gilligan's Island
The Munsters

My brother and friends liked Johnny Socko & his Giant Robot, but i never got into it. Saturday mornings were almost always the Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner hour, Rocky & Bullwinkle (and friends), and later, the Star Trek cartoons.
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ddloml
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February 26th, 2017 at 3:56:00 PM permalink
Quote: HornHighYo11

All i remember from Romper Room was the freeky magic mirror frame that the lady would look through and it would fill-in with a swirly image. It challenged my "how the heck does that thingy work?" part of the brain.
Friendly Giant was fun too. All the little chairs and tables had me confused for a while.
Best was Hammy Hamster. His diving bell stuff was awesome. Seemed to have subconsciously nudged my career choices later in life.

Ps Don't forget Thundar The Barbarian



The part about the magic mirror on Romper Room that sticks with me is that the lady looking through it would tell us the names of the kids she could see watching the show. "I see Katie. I see Jimmy. I see Scott. I see...". I was ecstatic when she called out my name, and disappointed when she didn't see me watching her that day.
onenickelmiracle
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February 26th, 2017 at 7:46:19 PM permalink
Quote: BleedingChipsSlowly

"THERE'S no need to fear... UN-derdog is here!"

Said as he arrives, once again, to save Sweet Polly Purebread.

13-inch B&W TV, one channel if the weather wasn't bad. Antenna snapped off with a coat hanger wire stuck in the stub that was left. Fan of all the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shows with all those characters voiced my Mel Blanc.

I watched it in the late 70s, early 80s. 26 inch Zenith, it was the first show of the day, dont remember what was displayed when off the air, but they opened with the American flag and national anthem to start the day. I'll repeat a fact, apparently nobody knows the original order of the shows, which episodes were originally aired on which dates.
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February 27th, 2017 at 7:57:00 AM permalink
I was born in 1969 so I picked up TV etc in mid 70's

My favorites were:

Ultraman
Lost in Space
Land of the Lost
Space Giants

I watched some of these recently on YouTube and was horrified at how bad special effects were :)

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