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lilredrooster
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October 2nd, 2022 at 2:04:46 PM permalink
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everyone is so used to everything being in color now

I deliberately look for black and white photos

I find them to be very striking and appealing

also, black and white tv shows that are re-run - Xfinity has re-run Gunsmoke in both black and white and color

I greatly prefer the black and white - and what a great show that was


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October 2nd, 2022 at 2:05:05 PM permalink
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Remember when you had to constantly adjust the color on your color TV so that it looked realistic back in the 70s and 80s. Remember that you would go into some people's houses and they would have the color adjusted so it was like blasting Neon at you off the screen. They always had the color cranked way up. Thank God those days are long gone. I have said here before more than once that I got my first color tv in 1970 and it was one of the biggest events in my life and to this day it still is. It captivated me for the next two years at least. Every day was a pleasure because all the reruns from the 1960s and all the current shows we're now in color. I was in heaven.
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"All of the reruns from the 1960s were now in color" caused a problem of its own, at least where I lived; with the shows that started with black-and-white episodes and then changed to color, most of the stations in my area would air only the color episodes. For some series, that's not really a problem...but for The Andy Griffith Show, they pretty much erased Barney Fife from history.
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October 2nd, 2022 at 2:54:08 PM permalink
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Remember when you had to constantly adjust the color on your color TV so that it looked realistic back in the 70s and 80s. Remember that you would go into some people's houses and they would have the color adjusted so it was like blasting Neon at you off the screen. They always had the color cranked way up. Thank God those days are long gone. I have said here before more than once that I got my first color tv in 1970 and it was one of the biggest events in my life and to this day it still is. It captivated me for the next two years at least. Every day was a pleasure because all the reruns from the 1960s and all the current shows we're now in color. I was in heaven.
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"All of the reruns from the 1960s were now in color" caused a problem of its own, at least where I lived; with the shows that started with black-and-white episodes and then changed to color, most of the stations in my area would air only the color episodes. For some series, that's not really a problem...but for The Andy Griffith Show, they pretty much erased Barney Fife from history.
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By 1966 pretty much every show on TV was in color and before that it was spotty. I think Barney left after the 1964 season. I really like reruns of Batman because the color was so outrageous it was on twice a week so it was a lot of reruns. I think Walt Disney show was called The Wonderful World of Color that's what a big deal color was in the sixties. It killed the movie business for a while because people with color TVs never left home. My younger brother never went to school again 5 days a week after 1970 because of the color TV. And I swear color was better in those days than it is now, brighter or something.
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October 2nd, 2022 at 3:13:45 PM permalink
My dad was against buying a color TV. He was also against braces. Good thing my teeth were reasonably straight.
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October 2nd, 2022 at 3:26:40 PM permalink
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By 1966 pretty much every show on TV was in color and before that it was spotty. I think Barney left after the 1964 season. I really like reruns of Batman because the color was so outrageous it was on twice a week so it was a lot of reruns. I think Walt Disney show was called The Wonderful World of Color that's what a big deal color was in the sixties. It killed the movie business for a while because people with color TVs never left home. My younger brother never went to school again 5 days a week after 1970 because of the color TV. And I swear color was better in those days than it is now, brighter or something.
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A few "color TV" trivia notes:

While there may have been some series in the 1950s produced in color, I think the first series broadcast in color was the third season of The Flintstones. The first two seasons do appear in color now, because they were made that way, but ABC didn't broadcast them in color.

A Christmas episode of the 1950s-era Dragnet was made in color. The reason: Jack Webb realized that the episode would still be viewable when Color TV finally became commonplace. The reason you don't see it broadcast every year: what Webb didn't foresee at the time was, the series itself would be redone (with Harry Morgan as Joe Friday's partner) in 1967, and they remade the same Christmas episode. A black-and-white version of the original is on YouTube.

At least two game shows broadcast in color - 3 on a Match and Showoffs - had to put words of colors on the screen in front of the colors. For example, on Showoffs, one team wore red, and the other blue, and they had "REDS" and "BLUES" on their shirts. The reason: affordable small color TVs didn't exist until around 1983, so quite a few people still had black-and-white TVs, where red, green, and blue are pretty much indistinguishable.
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October 2nd, 2022 at 5:22:25 PM permalink
Our neighbor had cable TV in the 70s. Cable TV then was a series of local stations usually within a couple hundred miles. So, other than the 3 networks all stations were just other small-town stations with local budgets.
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October 2nd, 2022 at 5:26:39 PM permalink
Later on, there was a scrambled porn channel. But the scrambler wasn't that good, so if you had patience, bits and pieces of the film would give you a momentary glimpse of the action.
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October 2nd, 2022 at 5:29:38 PM permalink
One of the great, subtle jokes of the 1982 television parody of cop shows, "Police Squad!", is the announcer, during the opening credits, sternly stating "Police Squad in color."
rxwine
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October 2nd, 2022 at 6:56:55 PM permalink
Just because I was curious

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When was the last successful drop kick in the NFL?
To date, the only successful drop kick in the NFL since 1941 was by Doug Flutie, the backup quarterback of the New England Patriots, against the Miami Dolphins on January 1, 2006, for an extra point after a touchdown.

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October 2nd, 2022 at 8:12:53 PM permalink
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Our neighbor had cable TV in the 70s. Cable TV then was a series of local stations usually within a couple hundred miles. So, other than the 3 networks all stations were just other small-town stations with local budgets.
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I had cable in Santa Barbara in the late 70s early 80s, stolen of course. HBO also. All you had to do is climb the pole and run a cable to your apartment or house it wasn't even illegal yet, you could steal service and get away with it. I didn't know anybody who was paying for it. HBO had a scrambler box but you could buy one on the black market for 10 bucks I had a couple of them. Of course the color TV I watched all this on was one I bought in the bar when somebody brought it in for sale for $25. I'm sure it was stolen but I didn't ask. I just wanted a nice color TV in my bedroom. I had questionable moral fiber in those days. You're surrounded with so much crime and so many drugs that it kind of sucks you in. One of my favorite lines from a movie is, when you dance with the Devil the devil doesn't change, the Devil changes you.
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