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anonymous NEW ABC Classic TV Game March 02, 2005 10:32 AM

New ABC Game - Name a Classic TV Show title, character, actor or funny sayings we all know and love - ie Gosh Wally, Live long and proser, Pork Chops and applesauce, etc. You get the idea...

and just for reference:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Ill start..

Adam 12

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anonymous  March 03, 2005 6:00 AM

BATMAN  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  March 03, 2005 7:44 AM

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, NAAAA  - BATMAN (please, add your own music)!  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 March 17, 2005 8:29 PM

Car 54 Where Are You?  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  March 17, 2005 9:01 PM

Dobie Gillis  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  March 18, 2005 3:01 AM

McHale's Navy  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  March 21, 2005 11:11 AM

EIGHT is ENOUGH

Sorry I haven't been around much. I'm in the middle of moving. I now have all my things in Seattle now it's just finding a place for everything.  Will log on more often now that I'm up and running again. 

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 March 21, 2005 1:20 PM

Family Ties  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  March 21, 2005 4:19 PM

Ginger Grant

LP - glad you got all moved - so happy for you

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anonymous  March 23, 2005 10:48 AM

HOTLIPS Houlihan (sp)  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 March 25, 2005 4:29 AM

I DREAM OF JEANNIE  [ send green star]
 
 March 25, 2005 5:01 AM

Jack Tripper

I just discovered this group.  FANTASTIC!!!!  Thanks a lot, we all need to escape into "Classic TV" sometimes!

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anonymous  March 25, 2005 2:10 PM

      

                         CINDY!!!!

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 March 25, 2005 2:35 PM

Thanks for the welcome.  Awesome site!  [ send green star]
 
NEW ABC Classic TV Game March 25, 2005 2:38 PM

I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched  [ send green star]
 
K March 25, 2005 2:42 PM

Klinger (from M*A*S*H).

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L March 25, 2005 2:55 PM

Love Boat  [ send green star]
 
 March 25, 2005 3:01 PM

Mork & Mindy!  [ send green star]
 
N March 25, 2005 3:33 PM

Nah nuh nah nuh - Mork  [ send green star]
 
 March 25, 2005 3:40 PM

Shazbot!!!!  [ send green star]
 
o March 25, 2005 3:48 PM

Opie  [ send green star]
 
P March 25, 2005 3:58 PM

Partridge Family.  Yay!!!  My FAVORITE Classic Sitcom!!!

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Q March 25, 2005 4:18 PM

Quincy  [ send green star]
 
anonymous R March 25, 2005 5:15 PM

Rin Tin Tin YAY You guys!  [report anonymous abuse]
 
S March 25, 2005 6:52 PM

Shazam!  Gomer Pyle -  [ send green star]
 
 March 25, 2005 7:09 PM

"Honey I'm home"! The one and only Ricky Ricardo! I love Lucy and don't have the re-runs here! Miss the Ricardos and Mertz's

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anonymous T March 26, 2005 10:00 AM

Time To Make The Donuts (old dunken donuts com.)  [report anonymous abuse]
 
u March 26, 2005 10:18 AM

underdog  [ send green star]
 
anonymous V March 26, 2005 2:06 PM

Valarie (one day at a time)  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 March 28, 2005 4:27 PM

Wonderwoman  [ send green star]
 
 March 29, 2005 6:41 PM

Zorro  [ send green star]
 
 March 29, 2005 9:18 PM

All in the Family

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X & Y from above...for reference March 29, 2005 9:22 PM

Xena

"You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life...."

now back to--

All in the Family

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 March 29, 2005 9:38 PM

Barney from The Andy Griffith Show  [ send green star]
 
anonymous C March 31, 2005 9:14 AM

Courtship of Eddie's Father

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People let me tell you 'bout my best friend,
He's a warm hearted person who'll love me till the end.
People let me tell you bout my best friend,
He's a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy.
People let me tell you 'bout him he's so much fun
Whether we're talkin' man to man or whether we're talking son to son.
Cause he's my best friend.
Yes he's my best friend.

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anonymous D March 31, 2005 4:17 PM

DOBY GILLAS  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous E March 31, 2005 4:50 PM

Ernie Ford, as in Tennessee

ps lp its Dobie Gillis LOL

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 March 31, 2005 5:00 PM

falcon crest  [ send green star]
 
 March 31, 2005 5:13 PM

green hornet  [ send green star]
 
 March 31, 2005 5:17 PM

hogans heroes  [ send green star]
 
 March 31, 2005 8:05 PM

i love lucy  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  April 01, 2005 10:11 AM

JOHN boy Walton  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 April 01, 2005 11:58 AM

King Kong  [ send green star]
 
 April 01, 2005 2:32 PM

Lucy (from the Peanuts)  [ send green star]
 
 April 01, 2005 3:02 PM

FURY  [ send green star]
 
M April 01, 2005 4:41 PM

Mama's Family  [ send green star]
 
 April 02, 2005 7:31 PM

Night Court  [ send green star]
 
 April 07, 2005 1:55 PM

Otis - The Town drunk of Mayberry  [ send green star]
 
Bewitched April 08, 2005 4:16 AM

Bewitched ... can you just see that nose twitching?!!

Beverly Hillbillies:  texas tea!

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anonymous P April 08, 2005 11:12 AM

Potsy  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  April 12, 2005 5:27 AM

I got it now, in alpha order: 

"Q" is a character in Star Trek played by John de Lancie.

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anonymous R April 12, 2005 9:37 AM

Rawhide  [report anonymous abuse]
 
S April 12, 2005 2:58 PM

Samantha - The witch from Bewitched  [ send green star]
 
 April 12, 2005 3:09 PM

Tabitha - the daughter of Bewitched  [ send green star]
 
 April 12, 2005 3:43 PM

UNDER DOG   [ send green star]
 
 April 12, 2005 3:48 PM

Viola (not sure on spelling) - Mama's Family the neighbor

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W April 12, 2005 5:23 PM

What you talkin' bout Willis? - Arnold of Different Strokes  [ send green star]
 
anonymous "X" (as in Madame X) April 13, 2005 6:20 AM

In "I Love Lucy" (episode 75): Too Many Crooks.  A robbery scare in the neighborhood involving a "Madame X" causes Ethel to believe that Lucy is the crook!  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 April 13, 2005 9:03 AM

Good one Jim!  [ send green star]
 
 April 14, 2005 2:25 PM

  Jim!  out standing!  [ send green star]
 
 April 14, 2005 3:35 PM

Yo! - The Fonz from Happy Days  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Here We Go -- "Z" April 15, 2005 8:42 AM

Went to the web for this one:  Zachary Smith.   He was an intergalactic doctor of environmental psychology and an enemy agent for a foreign government on board the Jupiter 2 Space Ship.  Johnathan Harris played:  Dr. Zachary Smith on the TV Series: "Lost In Space!"   

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 April 15, 2005 6:17 PM

Again, nice one Jim.  God, my brother loved Lost In Space, I would kringe every time it came on.  I just couldn't handle Dr. Smiths girly whining!  [ send green star]
 
 April 23, 2005 3:12 PM

anyone other then i do  have the entire 3 seasons of lost in space?

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 June 24, 2005 10:57 PM

so the last one was "LOST IN SPACE"

MASH

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anonymous  August 18, 2005 6:10 PM

I thought the last was Zachary??  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  August 18, 2005 6:12 PM

so......

All in the family

or.......

Night, Johnboy!

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 November 02, 2005 3:46 AM

sorry if it's been said already, i'm new

barney miller
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C December 11, 2005 5:58 AM

I'm new here too, and this thread's been sitting a while, but it looks like fun, so...

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me.
Cookie cookie cookie starts with C!
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D December 11, 2005 11:32 AM

Dragnet  [ send green star]
 
anonymous E December 11, 2005 6:20 PM

ERIN Walton- The Waltons  [report anonymous abuse]
 
F December 12, 2005 6:37 AM

Facts of Life
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anonymous G December 12, 2005 6:44 AM

Good Times  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous H December 12, 2005 11:56 AM

Happy Days

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 April 10, 2006 10:42 AM

I Spy  [ send green star]
 
J April 10, 2006 11:49 AM

Jimmie "JJ" Walker of Good Times

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The Patty Duke Show April 10, 2006 7:44 PM

The Patty Duke Show  [ send green star]
 
Classic TV April 10, 2006 7:50 PM

MY THREE SONS!  [ send green star]
 
K April 11, 2006 10:54 PM

Krazy Kat  [ send green star]
 
 April 13, 2006 1:38 AM

LaVerne & Shirley
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M April 13, 2006 10:13 AM

MONKEES

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anonymous N April 13, 2006 11:01 AM

NA-NOO-NA-NOO  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous o April 13, 2006 11:04 AM

One Day At A Time

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 April 16, 2006 11:47 AM

Palladin (spelling?)  [ send green star]
 
P April 16, 2006 5:32 PM

THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY! WHOO HOOO YESSS I ALWAYS GET TO DO THE P!

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 April 16, 2006 5:33 PM

AWWW June you beat me to it! lol I was looking for my pic when you did yours!  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Q, April 20, 2006 1:41 PM

Quincy   [report anonymous abuse]
 
 April 20, 2006 8:47 PM

Rockford Files  [ send green star]
 
 April 20, 2006 8:52 PM

Sanford & Son
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T April 22, 2006 12:57 PM

Three's Company

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U April 22, 2006 1:00 PM

Underdog

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 April 22, 2006 10:55 PM

Victor, Victoria  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  April 26, 2006 11:27 AM

WKRP in Cincinnati

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Classic TV April 26, 2006 11:37 AM

WHERE'S THE BEEF?

 Wendy's Best commerical

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 April 26, 2006 12:44 PM

I'll cheat:

 Young and the Restless
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anonymous Z April 27, 2006 3:02 AM

ZOOM (old kids show)  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous A April 27, 2006 3:06 AM

Archie

All in the Family, Archie Bunker, norman lear women's rights, top ranking tv shows, 1970 tv trivia, top ten tv sitcoms, what does dingbat mean, danielle brisebois pictures, edith bunker pictures, 1970 fads, all in the family theme song lyrics, rob reiner bio

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 May 02, 2006 4:56 PM

Bonanza  [ send green star]
 
 May 02, 2006 4:59 PM

Carol Burnett Show  [ send green star]
 
anonymous D May 14, 2006 7:47 PM

DYNOMYTE!!!  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 May 14, 2006 8:22 PM

Eddie from My Three Sons  [ send green star]
 
F May 15, 2006 7:45 AM

F Troop  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  May 15, 2006 7:48 AM

June, do you mean ERNIE?

Gilligan's Island

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H May 15, 2006 7:55 AM

Hogan's Heros  [ send green star]
 
 May 15, 2006 9:09 AM

OOPS! I guess I do! (LOL)
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anonymous I May 15, 2006 10:19 AM

cousin IT  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous J May 17, 2006 6:08 AM

JULIE (daughter from Give Me A Break)  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  May 19, 2006 11:51 AM

KIT (knightrider car)  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 May 19, 2006 12:23 PM

LASSIE  [ send green star]
 
 May 19, 2006 12:25 PM

Mark (from The Rifleman)

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anonymous N May 20, 2006 1:44 PM

NELLEY BELLE (sp... the jeep in the roy and dale show)  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 May 20, 2006 2:11 PM

OPIE  (Mayberry RFD)

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anonymous P May 21, 2006 6:12 AM

PETER Brady  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 May 22, 2006 9:22 PM

                 Queen for a Day!

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 May 22, 2006 9:26 PM

"Richie" in Happy Days

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anonymous S May 23, 2006 11:43 AM

classic SATURDAYNIGHT LIVE  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 May 31, 2006 9:25 PM

TOM Terrific!  [ send green star]
 
 May 31, 2006 9:28 PM

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS!  [ send green star]
 
V June 01, 2006 6:52 PM

Valerie (1986-1987)
Valerie's Family (1987-1988)
The Hogan Family (1988-1991)

This started off in 1986 called "Valerie" Starring Valerie Harper, then was changed to Valerie's Family & last to The Hogan Family.

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anonymous W June 02, 2006 7:50 PM

WALLY (leave it to beaver)  [report anonymous abuse]
 
X June 05, 2006 7:01 PM

Xena

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 June 07, 2006 1:51 AM

Yogi Bear from the cartoon  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Z June 08, 2006 11:45 AM

ZORRO  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous A June 08, 2006 11:47 AM

Alice

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 June 08, 2006 9:34 PM

BOZO the Clown  [ send green star]
 
ABC Classic TV Game June 11, 2006 10:50 AM

C is for COOKIE Monster!!.  I like the older Sesame Street, without Elmo, Telly, and the other newer ones.  There isn't a new character that doesn't have some kind of major problem.  Elmo always referrs to himself in the third person, Telly is just plain odd.  and Rosita and Zoey would be the two kids next door on either side of me that never shut up, and show up at unexpected times just like...what is going to lead me to the letter D....

Dennis the Menace.

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 June 11, 2006 11:27 AM

D for Donald Duck!

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ABC Classic TV Game June 11, 2006 9:35 PM

Dr Early off of the 1970s TV show 'Emergency'.  Did you know Bobby Troup (Dr Early) and Julie London (Dixie) were married in real life.  Both were singer/songwriters.  I heard that Bobby Troup wrote the song 'Get Your Kicks on Route 66'  She passed away not too long ago.  Her beloved husband, having preceeded her.  From what I hear, she never really recovered from that.  [ send green star]
 
Krista June 12, 2006 8:24 AM

I couldn't agree with you more about the Old Sesame Street vs. the New Sesame Street. Give me the old one any time, it was a fun happy street with no problems. Oh except for Oscar, but I could relate to him at times. lol  [ send green star]
 
E June 12, 2006 8:26 AM

Eddie Munster  [ send green star]
 
 June 12, 2006 8:31 AM

(The) FLINSTONES 

HARDY HAR,HAAAAARRRRRR! 

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G June 12, 2006 8:35 AM

Gilligan's Island  [ send green star]
 
ABC Classic TV June 12, 2006 11:03 AM

H is for:

Highway To Heaven.  Yeah, a bit cheesey at times, but at least you didn't have swearing, and you could watch with younger children in the room.

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anonymous I June 12, 2006 11:43 AM

Incredible Hulk

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anonymous  June 12, 2006 12:00 PM

Jethro

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ABC Classic TV Game June 12, 2006 12:30 PM

K is for:

Kotter, as in Welcome Back, Kotter.  I always thought he was a riot.  Especially when he'd talk about his weird relatives in the beginning and end segments.  I always thought that they'd be a riot to live next door to.

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L June 12, 2006 1:19 PM

LAVERNE & SHIRLEY

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ABC Classic TV Game June 12, 2006 6:58 PM

M is for:

the MUPPET SHOW.  I loved that show as a kid.  All the neat guest stars.  Looking at them again as an adult.  I still love it.

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 June 13, 2006 8:28 AM

OMG The Muppett Show!! The one with Alice Cooper as the guest star was a riot!

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Classic TV June 13, 2006 8:55 AM

I had a very hard time figuring him out.  He was a guy, or at least I was fairly sure he was... but his eyes were weird and he had a girl's name.  Just blew my 8 year old mind.  All the shows were a riot.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous N June 13, 2006 9:01 AM

Nancy Drew

ps look!:
alice cooper-you and me on the muppets

More treasures:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=4835&pst=617525&thread_options_open=1

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 June 13, 2006 9:15 AM

Ohhhh Nooooo Mr. Bill

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ABC Classic TV June 13, 2006 9:20 AM

P is for:

Police Woman.  I barely remember the show.  I just wanted to do 'Q' this time...I know, I'm bad.

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ABC Classic TV June 13, 2006 9:23 AM

Q is for

Quantum Leap.  I loved that show.  Most of the episodes were well written, well acted.  Of course there were the stinkers, but what series doesn't have them.  'Nowhere to Run' the only thing I can stand Jennifer Anniston in. Running for Honor... another goodie. A few funny ones. I miss it.

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anonymous R June 14, 2006 5:05 AM

RHODA

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anonymous S June 16, 2006 6:03 AM

SUFFERIN' SUCKATASH

Sylvester in Tweety and the Beanstalk.

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anonymous LOL June 16, 2006 6:07 AM

As I was reading on the site where I found the picture of Sylvester I saw that I spelled his phrase wrong. It's.... "Sufferin' Succotash" Oh well, I'm sure you all got what I was saying.  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 June 16, 2006 6:12 AM

That's OK Lisa, I like your spelling better.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous T June 17, 2006 10:08 AM

The Honeymooners

Theme

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U June 20, 2006 11:48 AM

Untouchables

Cast Photo

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ABC Classic TV Game June 20, 2006 1:45 PM

V is for: Valley.  Harper Valley PTA, Sweet Valley High.  I found that show by accident.  I loved the series of the High School days in book form.  I had the first 60 or so. Seems also as if there was some western that had 'Valley' in the title. 

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 June 20, 2006 3:13 PM

Krista, are you thinking Death Valley Days? That was a western. btw cool choices for V!  [ send green star]
 
 June 20, 2006 3:19 PM

W - Wembley of Fraggle Rock

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ABC Classic TV Game June 20, 2006 5:13 PM

X is for:  Brand X.  You know, the one that was always not as good as the brand that some sit com was plugging.  Brand X showed up on the Flintstones, the Jetsons, I Love Lucy, just to name a few.  Plain box, with the words 'Brand X' on it.  In the 70s, there was a brand just like that.  We called it 'generic'  It had either a white box, or can, or label, or yellow in some cases... and black writing and all it would say was what the product was.  Rasin Bran, Vegetable Oil, Peanut Butter, Bathroom Tissue...the yellow boxes had dark blue writing but same thing... plain, no cartoons, emblems, logos...so, in TV Land, and for a while, in the 1970s, we had Brand X.  [ send green star]
 
 June 21, 2006 6:09 AM

WHOOOHOOOOO BRAND X, I LOVE IT!!!!  [ send green star]
 
ABC Classic TV Game June 23, 2006 1:42 PM

Y is for: 

You Bet Your Life, Your Show of Shows, Yabba Dabba Dooo!

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ABC Classic Game June 24, 2006 10:04 PM

I had to think for a while for this one:

Z is for:  Zipper!

In the beginning of the show, Mr Rogers would come in, singing, he'd take off his suit coat and hang it up in a closet.  He'd then take out a sweater (which his mother had made him, according to legend) and zip it up all the way to the top, then bring it back down to about half way.  I remember that.  I watch it now with my two youngest children.  What a loss of a very gentle man. 

Okay, a little lame. 

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anonymous A June 24, 2006 10:35 PM

Aaron Spelling.. Rest In Peace, Aaron. Your legacy will live on...  [report anonymous abuse]
 
ABC Classic Game June 24, 2006 10:44 PM

Hm.  I wonder how many of the shows we have listed Aaron Spelling had a hand in...

He lived a long life with great success, surrounded by those who loved him, cared about him, and that he loved and cared about in return.

Let's hope he is entertaining the angels in heaven.

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anonymous  June 24, 2006 10:47 PM

There is a thread dedicated to him.. here and in the I Love Lucy group.

Hart to hart, love boat, fantasy Island, Dynasty.....

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ABC Classic Game June 27, 2006 1:09 AM

B is for:  ball.  Lucille Ball, the awesome legend, but also for the Sesame Street cartoon clip in which Casey Kasem narrates what 'B' is for.  I remember a whole bunch of items on a wall, and he says 'B is for ball...' Happy memories of vintage Sesame Street.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous C June 29, 2006 12:12 PM

Nell Carter

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Classic TV Game July 03, 2006 9:29 AM

D is for:  Dumb Dora and Dumb Donald. 

On MatchGame, the host, Gene Rayburn, would occasionally start his questions with 'Dumb Donald (or Dumb Dora) was so dumb...' and the audience would say 'How dumb was (s)he?'  and Gene would ask his question that the contestant would have to answer, and hope the celebrity panel would match it.  That game show was a riot, as was Gene, and most of the celebs, especially Brett Sommers and Charles Nelson Riley...

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anonymous  July 10, 2006 3:44 PM

OMG I LOVE the Match game...

Gene: Dora was so dumb.....

(studio audience: How dumb was she?)

E is for Eddie as in Courtship of Eddie's Father

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ABC Classic TV Game July 10, 2006 6:27 PM

F is for Frog.  as in Kermit.  I think he may have been done prior, but he was probably the smartest muppet on Sesame Street.  I liked his Newscasts where he 'interviewed' nursery rhyme characters, little bo peep, little jack horner, and humpty dumpty.  Like I have said before and will again, vintage Sesame Street rocked.

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just an added thought. July 10, 2006 10:00 PM

Wasn't Bill Bixby handsome?  In Courtship of Eddie's Father, My Favorite Martian, Incredible Hulk or just wherever, he was a very handsome guy, who could have as well as lived next door as be on TV.  So sad he lost his only son to an illness at a young age, then succumbing to cancer later in life.  Nice guy inside and out.  [ send green star]
 
G July 11, 2006 8:45 AM

G o Go Gophers

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anonymous H July 14, 2006 11:06 AM

HOWDY DOODY  [report anonymous abuse]
 
New ABC Classic TV Game July 14, 2006 7:39 PM

I is for:  In the Heat of The Night

A very good show.  It was not the wrapped up in 44 minutes cop drama.  People were shot, died, answers left hanging..it dealt with real (at that time relavent) issues. 

I liked the characters.  Flawed, human, and some even I liked to hate.  A far better vehicle for Carol O'connor than Archie, I think.  Maybe because I was too young to 'get' that show when it first ran.

Tragic events hit that cast.  From what I understand, the man who played Virgil Tibbs, Harold Rollins (?) died of AIDS.  Hugh O'connor, Carol's adopted son commited suicide, unable to shake his consuming drug habit, he left behind a wife, baby, and a heartbroken father who took his grief and went on the air to beg us not to let drugs consume us, to get help.  He also named the man who sold Hugh the drugs.  VERY brave.  I think Carol died a brokenhearted man.  But whether you liked or hated Carol, he was one of the many stars who made In the Heat of the Night shine.

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anonymous J July 23, 2006 11:32 AM

JEFFERSON as in George  [report anonymous abuse]
 
ABC Classic TV Game July 23, 2006 11:35 AM

K is for:  Krause.

From the tv show Benson.  That lady was a riot.  She had a heart of gold deep (very deep) down.  I think she enjoyed the bantering she did with Benson.  (Robert Guillume)  Inga Swenson played Krause.  I liked her.  

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anonymous L July 24, 2006 1:44 PM

LILY Tomlin as Edith Ann on Laugh In

[IMAGE]

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ABC Classic TV July 24, 2006 10:49 PM

M is for:   Make A Wish.

In the 1970s, there was a tv show called Make a Wish.  It had a guy with a guitar, and he explored different subjects every week, at a kids' level.  I did some searching and the host was the brother of Harry Chapin, Tom.  I liked it.  It was not sugary, not too stark.  Too bad we don't have shows like that anymore.  Guess we kids of the 1970s really were innocent.

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N July 25, 2006 6:26 AM

Night Court  [ send green star]
 
ABC Classic TV Game July 25, 2006 11:30 PM

O is for Osmonds

Remember the Donny & Marie show of the 1970s?  I thought Marie was so pretty, I wanted to look just like her, and she SKATED!  I loved ice skating then, and still love skating today.  I thought Donny was good looking.  and growing up Mormon, we were allowed to stay up the extra half hour past our bedtime when that show came on...woo hoo!

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Krista July 27, 2006 9:03 PM

WHOOO HOOOO The Osmonds. "I'm a Little Bit Country....I'm a Little Bit Rock n Roll 

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P July 27, 2006 9:11 PM

Partridge Family!!!! OK I know, I know EVERY time we get to P I somehow get to do it & I pick the Partridge Family ALL the time!!! What can I say??? Hey I got this 45 record & its still in great playing shape! Very Sweet!!!!

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 July 29, 2006 7:25 PM

Quick Draw McGraw Hanna-Barbera Cartoons  [ send green star]
 
New Classic TV Game July 30, 2006 9:23 AM

R is for:  Ricardos

Ricky and Lucy.  I did not care much for him, but I liked Lucy. 

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S August 07, 2006 7:31 PM

 S - Samantha Stevens

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ABC Classic TV Game August 10, 2006 7:11 PM

T is for:  The Twilight Zone

I love this series.  For the most part very thought provoking episodes (of course, a few stinkers are in there).

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anonymous U August 16, 2006 12:45 PM

UNGER, Felix from the Odd Couple

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New ABC Classic TV Game August 18, 2006 1:43 AM

V is for: Velma

The orange sock wearing genius.  If it were not for her plans and deductive reasoning, they wouldn't figure out much past their names.  Gotta love 'er.

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W August 23, 2006 3:53 PM

Winnie the Pooh  [ send green star]
 
ABC classic TV game August 30, 2006 2:06 PM

X is for:  Racer X  From Speed Racer.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Y September 02, 2006 5:59 PM

YOU BET YOUR LIFE  [report anonymous abuse]
 
ABC Classic TV Game September 02, 2006 6:37 PM

Z is for: Sleep! 

Think I goofed this time, dontcha?  Nope.  In nearly every cartoon from Warner Brothers to Hanna Barbera, and others, when a cartoon character goes to sleep, we either see a little thought cloud above their heads with a little saw cutting logs, or a bunch of....

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ's. 

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anonymous A September 11, 2006 5:46 PM

ANDY GRIFFITH  [report anonymous abuse]
 
ABC classic TV Game September 11, 2006 6:32 PM

B is for:  Barney Rubble

The ever-faithful sidekick of that loudmouth Fred Flintstone.  Kinda dumb, but loyal and true.  Did you know that the Flintstones and Rubbles were suppost to be the animated (and pre-historic) version of Ralph, Ed, Trixie and Alice.

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anonymous C September 13, 2006 11:17 AM

Chico and the Man

           

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ABC Classic TV Game September 13, 2006 6:55 PM

D is for: Dinosaurs

There was a TV show called Dinosaurs, about a family of (drumroll, please) Dinosaurs, not muppets, but kinda like hard rubber, I'd guess.  If I am not mistaken, it aired in the 80's.  The voice of the baby dinosaur ('I'm the baby..gotta love me' and his term for his father 'NOTTHEMOMMY') is the same man (and if you saw him you'd be surprised) that does Elmo's voice.

Of course, there are other TV dinosaurs, Dino, of course, from the Flintstones, the dinosaurs from Land of the Lost, and even some dinosaurs in the further reaches of the Twilight Zone (Oddessey of flight 39)

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Krista September 15, 2006 1:11 PM

I loved that show Dinosaurs!!! The boss was Sherman Helmsley of the Jeffersons. The funniest episode was when they got high off of a bush & the boss was singing Purple Haze!  [ send green star]
 
 September 15, 2006 1:35 PM

Evening At Pops  [ send green star]
 
ABC Classic TV Game November 03, 2006 5:34 AM

F is for:  F-Troop. 

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anonymous G November 26, 2006 8:59 AM

GOSH Wally  [report anonymous abuse]
 
ABC Classic TV Game November 26, 2006 10:18 PM

H is for: HOW COME? 

A TV show that came on sometime during the weekend, and it answered questions of how things worked, how things were made, etc.  Not really a kids' show, but as a kid I was able to understand it, and liked it sometimes. 

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ABC Classic TV Game December 24, 2006 7:39 PM

I is for:  I Married Joan. 

Starring Joan Davis and Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III, voice of Mr Magoo, to name a couple).  Joan Davis is often compared to Lucille Ball, but while both women were comediannes, each were hysterically funny in their own right.  Lucy may be more well known, but Joan outshone her on TV because Jim Backus' character was not an overbearing sexist pig as was Ricky Ricardo.  I thought Desi Arnaz was, too.  So, don't count out Joan, give her a chance, and you'll see why this quiet classic may become a new favourite.

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anonymous  November 27, 2007 10:16 AM

C }  christy love a cop show.  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  November 27, 2007 10:17 AM

F } Family with christy mcnichole.    [report anonymous abuse]
 
 February 14, 2008 12:41 PM

Grape Ape  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  May 03, 2008 6:53 PM

Honey West
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P.S. - I think Joan Davis started out earlier (vaudeville) than Lucy and find that Lucy's physical comedy mimiked Joan's.
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ABC Classic TV Game May 03, 2008 8:54 PM

I is for:  I Dream of Jeannie

For as strict as the censors were (NO navel shots, and her bottle could not be in his bedroom,) it was funny, a bit fluffy, but a lot of fun to watch her manipulate him.  It went downhill after they married.  Boy, tame by today's standards.

I saw Barbara Eden's biography on A&E, and she had great successes professionally, and such tragedy personally, but even today, she is a beautiful class act.  The younger generation can see what dignity is and how to behave just from watching her.

KS

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anonymous  May 05, 2008 6:16 AM

J (The) Jack Benny Show

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anonymous RE: New ABC Classic TV Game May 27, 2008 4:33 PM

Ed Asner , Co Star of the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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anonymous  September 23, 2008 12:36 PM

K- Kim Fields.......Tootie from the Facts of Life  [report anonymous abuse]
 
How about some updates? August 09, 2012 10:11 PM

In the years, yes, YEARS since the last comment was posted, so much has happened.  Let's begin:

In 2012 alone, we have lost so many beloved T.V. actors:

Andy Griffith, Sherman Helmsley, Ernest Borgnine, Don Grady (My Three Sons), Davy Jones (Monkees), Richard Dawson, the Family Feud host that kissed more women than politicians kissed babies...

We lost the world's oldest teenager, Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand...How many of us sat and watched that show, and years later we could not ring in the new year without him.

Mike Wallace, the serious looking reporter from '60 Minutes' died this year.  How many people he chased after in an expose for the news show...In your face, no apologies, and brought us the story.

Don Cornelius, the suave host of 'Soul Train' took his own life this year. So sad for a man who brought us some of the best music...ever.

Robert Hegyes, who played Epstein from Welcome Back Kotter.  Epstein's notes from his 'mother' were so funny. 

These are just a few that we lost this year alone.  Isabel Sanford, who played Weezey, George Jefferson's wife died a few years back. 

All the good shows, many we listed on this thread have most, if not all their casts that are passing away. 

Harry Morgan passed away not too long ago.  (he not only played Col Sherman T. Potter in MASH, but played Bill Gannon, Sgt Joe Friday's partner in the series 'Dragnet')

We will never have the quality of programming that we did then. We had the irreverence of Carol O'Connor's Archie Bunker on 'All In The Familly', The 'spunk' of Mary Richards on the 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' (Let me state now that MTM IS alive, but many on the show have passed away) We will not have the silliness and fun that Gene Rayburn had on Matchgame.  The not glamourous look at life on the streets of L.A. in Dragnet, Emergency! and Adam-12.  (All Jack Webb projects, if I am not mistaken) 

We will never laugh as hard as we did when Carol Burnett (Yes, she is still alive, too...thank goodness) came down the stairs wearing that get up in the 'Went With The Wind' sketch and she just kind of utters 'I saw it in the window and I just had to have it.'

There will never be another series like Twilight Zone.  Even the updated TZ that was hosted by Forrest Whittaker (good actor, btw) pales. There was just 'something' that the original TZ series had that just could not be recaptured.  Amazing Stories came close, but not quite.

Today's television programming leaves me mostly cold.  Mostly 'talent search', 'reality' which is nothing more than some celeb that is full of themselves have a camera crew follow them around as they act vain, silly, stupid, and as if the world revolves around them, or there is the pawn shop, storage bin buying, and just lame and wasteful use of the airwaves. 

There is an emerging trend of bringing back shows of long ago and 'updating' them.  How awful! However, if you search a bit under the surface, you see the desperation of a few to bring back shows of the past due to the lack of true entertainment of yester-year.  The updates have yet to be successful, but maybe the desire to be truly entertained will be the start of the demise of these silly shows like the Kardashians, etc. 

I miss the variety shows of Donny and Marie, the Carol Burnett Show...the family shows like 'The Waltons' shows like the aforementioned Emergency, Adam-12, Dragnet (which my parents watched with regularity), our cartoons like the Bugs Bunny Show, Superfriends with the Legion of Doom, the Banana Splits show, the Jetsons.  No new shows match any of those.  Any updated versions, such as Bugs Bunny, Jetsons (80s), Scooby Doo, all failed. 

The spark that once was in TV has long since faded for the most part.

Maybe the biggest R.I.P. in 2012 is the one that is long overdue: R.I.P.  to quality TV programming, we sit zoned out in front of the TV, remembering little, learning nothing.  So, we create threads like this, putting our happy childhood television memories on a 21st century technology.  We close our eyes, and for a moment, it is the 1970s, Love Boat, Happy Days, Saturday cartoons, Walter Cronkite, come faintly to our ears...then we open our eyes, look at the computer screen and realise it was only wishful thinking.


KS

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Update August 20, 2012 11:30 PM

In the short time since that mega post of mine, we lost two more beloved actors/entertainers. First, we lost Ron Paillo, who played Horshack on 'Welcome Back, Kotter' His 'Ooh Ooh Mr Kotter!' was always so funny. Just today, the news announced we lost the beloved Phyllis Diller. Such a funny lady. I never heard her be vulgar, yet she'd put herself down in a heartbeat if it got her a laugh. She'd wear outrageous outfits, but soon, you'd just see the amazing funny lady who smiled because we laughed. Director Tony Scott, who directed such movies as Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, and Days of Thunder leapt to his death off of a bridge in Los Angeles. Entertainment as we enjoyed it as kids is no longer. The shows that made us laugh, think, feel, learn, or even cry are going by the wayside so mindless fluff clogs the airwaves, teaching us how to zone out and just pass time. I call the television the idiot box. It truly is. R.I.P. to those we lost in the short time since my last posting. Heaven sure is getting some amazing angels. KS



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Another icon has left us November 25, 2012 7:20 PM

Over the weekend, we lost Larry Hagman 21 Sept 1931-23 Nov 2012) who was known as the loveable Major Tony Nelson in the 60s series 'I Dream of Jeannie' and in the 80s as the bigger than life J.R. Ewing on the show 'Dallas'.

Larry Hagman was an amazing actor who put himself in every role he played.  As Major Tony Nelson, he was a bit bumbling, but was a really nice guy, who usually was bested by Jeannie, but didn't really mind most of the time, cos she really brought something special into his life.

As J.R. Ewing, he could make someone quiver, cringe and plot really wicked revenge (remember the 'Who Shot J.R' craze?? Even those few who did not watch the show knew who did it) 

At the end, Larry Hagman was a decent man who left his mark in the hearts of family, friends, fellow actors, and fans like.

R.I.P. Mr Hagman.  You will be missed.

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