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Old shit on TV

What kind of classic tv (old shit) do you still watch? I’m watching a ridiculous episode of the Love Boat on MeTV right now. Ruth Buzzi is a ventriloquist.

by Anonymousreply 367December 11, 2023 2:48 PM

On Pluto - I Love Lucy, 227, Maude, Cheers, Password+

by Anonymousreply 1August 20, 2023 11:01 PM

Love Boat-- I watched them all during the quarantine and started a thread about it here.

by Anonymousreply 2August 20, 2023 11:03 PM

Alfred Hitchcock Hour



by Anonymousreply 3August 20, 2023 11:09 PM

I still like 227 and New Adventures of Old Christine

by Anonymousreply 4August 20, 2023 11:10 PM

McMillan & Wife on Saturdays via Cozi Tv. Wonder Woman on H&I. I find both shows very comforting to watch.

by Anonymousreply 5August 20, 2023 11:31 PM

Perry Mason and Alfred Hitchcock are always good. I've been watching All in the Family on Amazon and I'm surprised how little has changed since then. Still arguing over the same shit.

by Anonymousreply 6August 20, 2023 11:37 PM

I sporadically watch episodes of Gerry Anderson shows like Space:1999, Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Supercar, etc.

by Anonymousreply 7August 21, 2023 12:04 AM

And then there’s Maude!

by Anonymousreply 8August 21, 2023 12:25 AM

I fall asleep with The Golden Girld

by Anonymousreply 9August 21, 2023 12:25 AM

Watching Remington Steele on Prime.

by Anonymousreply 10August 21, 2023 12:26 AM

Love Boat episodes are fun, I get all excited during the credits to see who the guest stars will be--JOAN VAN ARK! CHARO! RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON!

Each one more cheezy than the next. But sometimes the plots can be a real slog.

by Anonymousreply 11August 21, 2023 12:33 AM

[quote]a ridiculous episode of the Love Boat


by Anonymousreply 12August 21, 2023 1:33 AM

Alfred Hitchcock Presents still holds up - very good show. Same for The Twilight Zone.

For camp I watch The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and Police Woman

by Anonymousreply 13August 21, 2023 1:35 AM

Just finished "The Untouchables," a legitimately great show. Had to order DVDs because it's still "controversial."

Before that it was all of "Perry Mason."

by Anonymousreply 14August 21, 2023 1:40 AM

My go tos are "The Rifleman" and "Married With Children."

by Anonymousreply 15August 21, 2023 1:48 AM

I'm enjoying old Family Feud episodes with Richard Dawson. He seems so genuinely pleasant and sweet to the contestants. The hairstyles and dress of the contestants is a joy to behold. I forgot how unpretentious and simple some of these game shows were.

by Anonymousreply 16August 21, 2023 5:36 AM

R9’s Golden Girdle was Blanche’s Only Fans

by Anonymousreply 17August 21, 2023 5:39 AM

77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye

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by Anonymousreply 18August 21, 2023 5:43 AM

The Doris Day Show has everything I need. The Que Sera Sera theme song, Doris's flashy 70s wardrobe. her gingerly hopping of a cable car in the opening credits .etc. etc. Watching it, brings me back to a happy time in my childhood.

by Anonymousreply 19August 21, 2023 5:58 AM

Between Twilight Zone and 'The Kent McCord Show', I'm happy.

by Anonymousreply 20August 21, 2023 6:25 AM

Lately, while working from home I've started watching 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis' in the background. I was surprised to see Tuesday Weld and Warren Beatty on the show.

by Anonymousreply 21August 21, 2023 6:29 AM

I watch The Donna Reed Show in the mornings. A classic that holds up. Donna wasn't too saccharine or fake.

by Anonymousreply 22August 21, 2023 7:30 AM

I don’t care too much for old and shitty. However, if you have some young and shitty things you want me to watch, let me give you the address to my glass coffee table!

by Anonymousreply 23August 21, 2023 8:07 AM

I watched "Ozzie's Girls." It was pretty dire, but Ozzie was fit and trim in his polyester Dad pants and had a fine ass, which the cameraman frequently showcased in the early episodes.

by Anonymousreply 24August 21, 2023 8:22 AM

I was too young to watch The Naked City and Peter Gunn when they were on originally, or even when they were in repeat. I saw them both recently for the first time. I can't get over how good a lot of the Naked City episodes are, nor the wittiness of the dialogue between Peter Gunn and Edie Hart, not to mention the blatant suggestion that they are sleeping together unmarried.

by Anonymousreply 25August 21, 2023 12:04 PM

The Golden Girls - Disney+

by Anonymousreply 26August 21, 2023 12:09 PM

Charlie’s Angels - Amazon

*especially season 4 with Shelley Hack as Tiffany Welles!

by Anonymousreply 27August 21, 2023 2:50 PM

r25, Naked City was the Law & Order of its day, utilizing a myriad of NYC theater actors.

by Anonymousreply 28August 21, 2023 4:18 PM




Who’s The Boss

by Anonymousreply 29August 21, 2023 4:20 PM

I WAS watching Charlie's Angels on Prime. I had made it as far as mid way through Season 3. Then Jeff Bezos decided to paywall it. I'm already paying you $14/month bitch and NOW you want me to pay more for an old 70s show??? Fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 30August 21, 2023 4:26 PM

Seasons 4-5 (but not 1-3) are available on the Roku Channel

by Anonymousreply 31August 21, 2023 4:45 PM

[quote]The Golden Girls

Now there's a show we've never heard of! Tell us more!

by Anonymousreply 32August 21, 2023 4:51 PM

Will never tire of watching episodes of "Betwitched."

When I had a tv, I liked to watch reruns of "Frazier" and on Saturday nights 11 on Cozi..."Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"

My God! Those tight trousers on Gil Gerard!!!

Love the intro....

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by Anonymousreply 33August 21, 2023 4:59 PM

^^^^"Bewitched" Must be the Aunt Clara in me!!

by Anonymousreply 34August 21, 2023 5:00 PM

R33 As a gayling, I had the total hots for Gil Gerard as Buck Rogers.

by Anonymousreply 35August 21, 2023 5:08 PM

Don’t you bitches enjoy 80s Charlie’s Angels? Season 4 (Shelley Havk 1979-1980, Season 5 Tanya Roberts 1980-1981)???

by Anonymousreply 36August 21, 2023 6:36 PM

R32 you’re rather missing the point of the thread but you do you.

by Anonymousreply 37August 21, 2023 6:37 PM

I've fallen into a rabbit hole of watching To Tell The Truth on youtube.

My favorite year are the color Garry Moore years from 69-77 but I like and watch all episodes dating back to 1956. Also, love the theme song from the Garry Moore years.

Recently watched episodes with Maria Von Trapp, an unknown Orville Redenbacher promoting his "new" kind of popcorn and the guy who invented the waterbed.

by Anonymousreply 38August 21, 2023 6:42 PM

The Naked City really holds up, and it's fun to see Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Gene Hackman, etc. in early roles

by Anonymousreply 39August 21, 2023 6:55 PM

MSW just ended. Holland Taylor (great as always) done it.

by Anonymousreply 40August 21, 2023 7:01 PM

The Facts of Life as we speak on Logo

by Anonymousreply 41August 21, 2023 7:02 PM


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by Anonymousreply 42August 21, 2023 7:21 PM

What's My Line

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by Anonymousreply 43August 21, 2023 7:22 PM

R42, Bea's partner was cute. Taking art classes at UCLA in his spare time? Wonder if he was family!

by Anonymousreply 44August 21, 2023 7:29 PM


by Anonymousreply 45August 21, 2023 7:30 PM

The old game shows like Password, To Tell the Truth, and What's My Line are fun

by Anonymousreply 46August 21, 2023 7:32 PM

The Andy Griffith Show. I swear to God it lowers my blood pressure better than lisinopril.

But I only watch the seasons with Don Knotts as Barney Fife.

by Anonymousreply 47August 21, 2023 7:38 PM

New to DL, r45?

by Anonymousreply 48August 21, 2023 7:53 PM

No, r48. Been here for years. I just can't place what that means.

by Anonymousreply 49August 21, 2023 8:07 PM

[quote]I just can't place what that means.

You're no Jessica Fletcher, r49.

by Anonymousreply 50August 21, 2023 8:13 PM

Murder She Wrote

by Anonymousreply 51August 21, 2023 8:15 PM

OK. Yeah. You can't expect everyone to recognize that just by "MSW"

by Anonymousreply 52August 21, 2023 8:17 PM

Surprised no one's mentioned the Wild Wild West, which introduced many elder gays to their penis.

by Anonymousreply 53August 21, 2023 8:17 PM

Aww...Mama's Family...they're in Hawaii. Mama's shopping in...Lahaina.

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by Anonymousreply 54August 21, 2023 8:19 PM

Upstairs Downstairs (1971 to 1975) on Britbox ( Amazon)

by Anonymousreply 55August 21, 2023 8:20 PM

I've been watching Route 66 episodes on MeTV+.

Have long known Martin Milner from Adam 12, but he's even more beautiful here.

But I was unfamiliar with the exquisite George Maharis until discovering Route 66. He's lusciously. Delectable.

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by Anonymousreply 56August 21, 2023 8:39 PM

"Route 66," like "The Naked City" and other "prestige" dramas were far more prevalent back then. Now, even though we have more channels and outlets, everything seems aimed at the lowest common denominator.

by Anonymousreply 57August 21, 2023 9:20 PM

[quote]everything seems aimed at the lowest common denominator.

Especially on CBS (NCIS, FBI, CSI).

by Anonymousreply 58August 21, 2023 9:22 PM

Anyone who asks for "old shit" deserves hell with the Texaco Star Theater on with Uncle Milty's dirty boxers stuffed into his mouth.

by Anonymousreply 59August 21, 2023 9:49 PM

Jessica Fucker

by Anonymousreply 60August 21, 2023 10:29 PM

We watch Full House in our 🏡

by Anonymousreply 61August 21, 2023 10:29 PM

Route 66 and The Fugitive both presented an America that’s long gone…small that looked different from each other, farming ranches, orchards, small, inherited family owned businesses. I remember one episode where a woman who had been running a family farmstead/orchard was fighting to save it from her evil stepson who wanted to sell the land. The stepson dies and woman says, “I’m gonna stay. I’m keeping it the way it is. And I’m going to share it with my Mexican immigrant workers who my evil stepson humiliated and tried to kill.”

And I thought, “Honey, that’s a Walmart on a superhighway now.”

by Anonymousreply 62August 21, 2023 10:34 PM

Prestige dramas are still around, they're just on streaming or cable.

by Anonymousreply 63August 21, 2023 11:23 PM

I’m a very sick man. I have a bad chronic illness. My life did a 180 a couple of yrs ago. On days when I feel like throwing in the towel, watching classic TV is like applying a soothing balm to my troubled mind, if only for a little while.

by Anonymousreply 64August 21, 2023 11:57 PM

[quote]Old shit on TV

Well wipe it off, you big slob!

by Anonymousreply 65August 22, 2023 1:52 AM

I used to watch Family until they took it off.

by Anonymousreply 66August 22, 2023 1:54 AM

I just watched Miss Ruta Lee dancing the hula in a sparkly grass skirt on Hawaiian Eye.

by Anonymousreply 67August 22, 2023 3:29 AM


The Rockford Files


by Anonymousreply 68August 22, 2023 3:33 AM

[quote]I've fallen into a rabbit hole of watching To Tell The Truth on youtube. My favorite year are the color Garry Moore years from 69-77 but I like and watch all episodes dating back to 1956. Also, love the theme song from the Garry Moore years.

I love the ones with the GROOVY psychedelic set, trying to entice the young 'uns into taking an interest in Kitty Carlisle and Bill Cullen.

Back in the days of Napster I found the original single of the theme song — yes, there was one. "It's a lie, lie, you'll never know why ... "

by Anonymousreply 69August 22, 2023 4:15 AM

CHIPS! The first 5 seasons at least.

by Anonymousreply 70August 22, 2023 4:54 AM

Keeping Up Appearances. Always fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 71August 22, 2023 4:58 AM

Beaver in the morning.

by Anonymousreply 72August 22, 2023 5:53 AM

For nostalgia I sometimes watch old shows like the old B&W Forsyte Saga (despite the use of gray face powder to convey age), Upstairs Downstairs and I, Claudius. Today’s audiences would never accept the bare bones sets and stilted theatrical acting, but we were used to bare boned sets in theaters and theatrical acting, so it was no big deal. I tried to rewatch Elizabeth R (Glenda Jackson) and Six Wives of Henry VIIl, but they were even too bare boned for me I saw a horrible reboot of Open All Hours that made me want to throw something at the tv.

by Anonymousreply 73August 22, 2023 6:15 AM

Dark Shadows

by Anonymousreply 74August 22, 2023 8:14 AM

The British series The Grand (1997-98) which is streaming on Pluto

by Anonymousreply 75August 22, 2023 8:42 AM

Emergency! with the delectable Randolph Mantooth.

by Anonymousreply 76August 22, 2023 11:44 AM

^ Still delectable!

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by Anonymousreply 77August 22, 2023 11:45 AM

R13 where do you watch Fantasy Island? I love Fantasy Island. They used to have Fantasy Island but they discontinued the show. Please tell me they brought it back. What channel?

by Anonymousreply 78August 22, 2023 12:11 PM

r68 I like Quincy and some Rockford Files too. I do not like the female actress who played (for a time) Jim Rockford's female lawyer girlfriend. She appeared on other tv series during the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 79August 22, 2023 12:46 PM

I only watch old shit OP. Hate the new shit.

by Anonymousreply 80August 22, 2023 12:55 PM

Pluto TV airs the “I Love Lucy” series on a 24 x 7 loop.

by Anonymousreply 81August 22, 2023 1:18 PM

Is Mama's Family any good? It looks silly like Married With Children but I don't care as long as it's funny. Do we see Betty and Rue a lot?

by Anonymousreply 82August 22, 2023 1:24 PM

R47, I agree There's just something pleasant about the show. And I kinda have the hots for Andy...always loved a man in uniform.

For laughs, there's "The Beverly Hillbillies."

When I was a kid, there used to be reruns of "Mission Impossible" on Saturday afternoons. I think they were on Channel 5 (WNEW) in the New York area. This was in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 83August 22, 2023 3:16 PM

"Meet Cathy who's lived most everywhere..."

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by Anonymousreply 84August 22, 2023 3:17 PM

r82 Rue is only in the first two seasons (the ones that were on NBC.) The show was revamped in syndication and introduced two great characters: Bubba and Iola. The syndicated seasons are much better than the network ones. Betty was mostly in the NBC seasons, but showed up in one episode of the third season. She was never a regular even on the NBC seasons.

by Anonymousreply 85August 22, 2023 5:54 PM

FETV is adding "Quincy" beginning next week.

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by Anonymousreply 86August 22, 2023 5:55 PM

R78, used to watch it on my roku but it looks like it's not available anymore. Damn.

by Anonymousreply 87August 22, 2023 5:58 PM

Thanks R85.

by Anonymousreply 88August 22, 2023 6:16 PM

I liked that Patty Duke wasn’t beautiful (like Natalie Wood), or conventionally pretty (like Sandra Dee), or cute-as-a-button (like Sally Field in Gidget). She looked like a common, middle class (though the Lanes were upper middle class) Irish American teenaged girl. I so wanted to be her when I got to be a teen. She ran for class president, she was secretary of student clubs, she went to house parties and school dances, she raised funds for the football team and children’s charities. She wore different clothes in almost every scene (setting the tone for the future tv series Friends). I don’t mean she wore different clothes as Patty than the clothes she wore as Cathy. I mean she worked different clothes in almost every scene as Patty. She had a boyfriend she could count on for a date, but she swooned and chased guys like Sal Mineo (in vain, alas) and Chad & Jeremy.

I was sorely disappointed in high school, especially as my parents sent me to a newly built catholic high school, so I had to wear the same clothes every day and there were no student clubs or dances. I still yearn to be Patty Lane.

by Anonymousreply 89August 22, 2023 6:24 PM

Thank you, r89. That’s the kind of story I love to encounter on DL.


by Anonymousreply 90August 22, 2023 6:30 PM

Legend TV in the UK are showing The Six Million Dollar Man Mondays to Fridays. Takes me right back to my childhood…

Between Lee Majors chest rug and Nick Tate’s shag pile on Space: 1999 when I was growing up, its no wonder I’m a gayboy…

by Anonymousreply 91August 22, 2023 6:33 PM

Anything with Dawn Lyn in it is good with me!

by Anonymousreply 92August 22, 2023 8:23 PM

How *is* Dawn Lyn doing?

by Anonymousreply 93August 22, 2023 8:28 PM

I'm watching right now...Naomi has amnesia.

by Anonymousreply 94August 22, 2023 8:37 PM

Well, my stars, Quincy looks downright intriguing tonight...

Murder is suspected when a magician's protege drowns during an escape trick. Harry Whitehead: Don Ameche. Quincy: Jack Klugman. Velma Whitehead: Ann Blyth. Maggie: Jo Ann Pflug. Monahan: Garry...

by Anonymousreply 95August 26, 2023 3:18 AM


Ann done it.

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by Anonymousreply 96August 26, 2023 5:04 AM

She used poisoned Hostess Twinkies.

by Anonymousreply 97August 26, 2023 5:07 AM

Ruth Buzzi as a ventriloquist, OP I love you.

When I was a little gay boy, nothing, I mean NOTHING got me as excited as the announcement of the guest stars on LOVE BOAT each week. Well except the theme song to DYNASTY.

by Anonymousreply 98August 26, 2023 5:21 AM

R97, “Freshness never tasted so good”.

by Anonymousreply 99August 26, 2023 8:34 AM

Classic TV is pre-1970. I barely go out of the 60s.

by Anonymousreply 100August 26, 2023 10:12 AM

R59 Go to bed, pa-pa

PlutoTV--The Parkers, Sanford and Son, Newsradio, Becker, Just Shoot Me, Rules of Engagement, Peepshow

by Anonymousreply 101August 26, 2023 11:22 AM

I watch Sanford & Son, Designing Women, I Love Lucy, Star Trek, The Jefferson’s, The Love Boat, 227 on Pluto

Mama’s Family and The Facts of Life on Logo

Wonder Woman on H&I.

by Anonymousreply 102August 26, 2023 11:19 PM

I just saw an episode of The Addams Family which contained this lovely, racy exchange (pardon if the spacing doesn't work). They are trying to solve Cousin Itt's problem du jour:

Morticia (thinking, then) : Voila!

Gomez: Tish, you spoke French! (Starts kissing her arm).

Morticia: Darling, let me tell you my idea.

Gomez (still kissing): Let ME tell you mine.

by Anonymousreply 103August 27, 2023 1:38 PM

R103 that really got your rocks off

by Anonymousreply 104August 27, 2023 1:50 PM

I'm watching Diana Paradise on H&I. Miss Dreamgirl 1942.

by Anonymousreply 105August 27, 2023 3:44 PM

I'm watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents on Freevee

by Anonymousreply 106August 28, 2023 3:24 AM

Which episode, r106?

by Anonymousreply 107August 28, 2023 4:23 AM

I think it's titled The Children of Aldo Nuevo...with Jack Carson and a bunch of children who look like the young 'uns in Suddenly Last Summer.

by Anonymousreply 108August 28, 2023 4:57 AM

I was watching Designing Women, and there was a scene with just Dixie Carter, Meshach, Jan Hooks, and Alice Ghostley--no Annie Potts or Julia Duffy--and I was just like…WOW...they’re ALL gone. We didn’t have cable growing up because my father was a cheapass, so I watched shows where most of the cast were long dead. DW is the first modern sitcom that I watched for its entire run and remember the actors dying.

Yay me…

by Anonymousreply 109August 28, 2023 10:54 AM

I've been watching Matlock on Pluto. He wasn't a very good lawyer in terms of procedure. Any good judge would have shut him down immediately 90% of the time.

by Anonymousreply 110August 28, 2023 1:49 PM

Ohhh, this Columbo episode. I never remember it when there's a Columbo thread.

S6 E2

*Old Fashioned Murder*

[quote]A museum curator kills her brother, who was trying to close their institution. Peter Falk. Ruth: Joyce Van Patten. Phyllis: Celeste Holm. Janie: Jeannie Berlin. Edward: Tim O'Connor. Shaeffer:..A museum curator kills her brother, who was trying to close their institution. Peter Falk. Ruth: Joyce Van Patten. Phyllis: Celeste Holm. Janie: Jeannie Berlin. Edward: Tim O'Connor. Shaeffer:..

by Anonymousreply 111September 3, 2023 4:07 AM

R111 But you remember it now, yes?

by Anonymousreply 112September 3, 2023 5:39 AM

Lynda Day George is credited at the beginning, but Barbara Anderson (as Mimi) is in the episode, not Casey.

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by Anonymousreply 113September 5, 2023 4:10 AM

^ Shatner's in it.

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by Anonymousreply 114September 5, 2023 4:12 AM

My guilty afternoon pleasure, "The Secret Storm."

Joan Crawford didn't turn up for years!

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by Anonymousreply 116September 5, 2023 2:42 PM

There were a couple of legal series I used to like: THE DEFENDERS, with EG Marshall and Robert Reed, and THE BOLD ONES, with Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella and James Farentino. Would love to see these somewhere -

by Anonymousreply 117September 6, 2023 1:06 AM

Naked City, the precursor to Law & Order. New York never looked more New York-ish.

by Anonymousreply 118September 6, 2023 2:16 AM

Was it really the precursor to Law & Order? The thing I loved most about The Naked City, which remains brilliant on its best day, is that it was always far more interested in the "criminal" than the cops. I put criminal in quotes because many of them were oddballs who ended up getting counselling or referred to services by the cops instead of being arrested. (Almost none of them got shot by the cops, either!) The vast majority of the show was always with them. It wasn't a procedural at all.

It is obvious looking back at it that its writers were very gripped by the new focus on psychology, so it was all about what motivated the folks on the wrong side of the law. Sometimes it's a bit facile with that, other times really interesting.

And you're right, it loved every aspect of New York (that 50s/60s TV could go into).

by Anonymousreply 119September 8, 2023 4:27 PM

Another thumbs up for Naked City. Great writing, solid acting, and never knew this show existed until MeTV. Also thanks to them I have developed a huge love of Batman and Land of The Giants, and their vintage cartoons rock.

Mission Impossible is also a master class in being to ascribe visual details to specific years - and the shifts in style over those seven seasons were both plentiful and nuanced.

by Anonymousreply 120September 8, 2023 4:58 PM

Give me sophisticated, cigarette-smoking Cinnamon over sullen hippie chick Dana any day!

by Anonymousreply 121September 8, 2023 5:03 PM

OP, just wait until you become an older man. You will appreciate the “old shit”

by Anonymousreply 122September 8, 2023 7:04 PM

Once I started this, I ended up watching the whole thing. She's/it's wonderful...

Barbara Eden reflects on her classic TV series "How To Marry A Millionaire?" - documentary interview

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by Anonymousreply 123September 10, 2023 12:29 AM

Tonight on My Three Sons:

S10 E11

Rough On Dodie

[quote]Dodie feels uncertain among boisterous brothers and a cantankerous uncle. Chip: Stanley Livingston. Ernie: Barry Livingston. Uncle Charley: William Demarest. Larry: Ricky Allen.

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by Anonymousreply 125September 10, 2023 2:48 AM

I can't believe that I now find weeknightly back-to-back MeTV reruns of "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Green Acres" as my comfort-zone-go-to shows to watch. I remember there being a time when they seemed so stupid to me but, in comparison with all the dreck that's come to be shown on TV and with all the crap going on in the news/our world in the years since, now I find them to be a kind of soothing and fun escape for an hour on weeknights. The actors were actually pretty funny, and the writing especially sharp and fun on "Acres." Love my Eva Gabor. :)

by Anonymousreply 126September 10, 2023 4:09 AM


A TV series about the capital of Sri Lanka? Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 127September 10, 2023 5:38 AM

I wish they'd put ' Lost in Space on.'

by Anonymousreply 128September 10, 2023 6:29 AM

I binge 5 episodes of The New Adventures of Old Christine every Sunday morning on tvland.. Never fails to deliver huge laughs , even on repeat viewings . One of Julia Louis’ best roles. And the entire cast is wonderful:

by Anonymousreply 129September 10, 2023 6:32 AM

I want Bionic Woman reruns. Bring Jamie Somers back to us, ASAP!

by Anonymousreply 130September 10, 2023 9:49 AM

When was the last time you thought about...Ronne Troup?

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by Anonymousreply 131September 11, 2023 4:11 AM

"L&O"---The Original, Seasons 1-->Lennie's retirement.

"Wagon Train"---Only the episodes with Michael Burns (who became a history professor).

"The Wild, Wild West"---Currently only the episodes with Michael Dunne (Dr. Miguelito Loveless).

by Anonymousreply 132September 11, 2023 4:38 AM

Edie Hart blows Cricket Blake out of the water.

by Anonymousreply 133September 11, 2023 5:07 AM

Not only that, Edie Hart almost certainly blows Peter Gunn.

by Anonymousreply 134September 11, 2023 3:47 PM

[quote]I wish they'd put ' Lost in Space on.'

Lost in Space airs weeknights at 3 a.m. (EST) on MeTV+. It's followed by Space 1999.

by Anonymousreply 135September 11, 2023 7:00 PM

R18, Please tell us what televisuon channels those two shows are on. YouTube doesn't count.

by Anonymousreply 136September 11, 2023 9:43 PM

r136 - Weeknights on MeTV+... 77 Sunset Strip - 6-7:00 pm and Hawaiian Eye 7-8:00 pm

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by Anonymousreply 137September 11, 2023 9:51 PM

Thank you for the reply, r137. Most mouth-watering! 😉😊😇

But I don't have ME TV +; only ME TV. 😔

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by Anonymousreply 138September 11, 2023 10:03 PM

Channel 52….cones on right after the LA Thunderbirds roller derby

by Anonymousreply 139September 11, 2023 10:04 PM

METV+ is only in these markets:

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by Anonymousreply 140September 11, 2023 10:05 PM

*1973 🫨

by Anonymousreply 141September 11, 2023 10:07 PM

Until recently, my nightly comfort TV was old (from the early 2000s) episodes of Antiques Roadshow UK. The hair! The teeth! The clothes! The accents! And some nice antiques! I don't know if the Roku Channel lost the rights, but they're now requiring a paid subscription to AMC+ or BritBox (and from what I can tell neither has nearly as many episodes or seasons as the Roku Channel did). I'm hoping Roku gets it back someday because even though it was my go-to I'm not paying for it.

by Anonymousreply 142September 11, 2023 10:30 PM

On right now...great cast.

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by Anonymousreply 143September 13, 2023 2:16 AM

Old shit on DL

by Anonymousreply 144September 13, 2023 2:19 AM

^ That episode has Linda Watkins in it. She played the ditzy Gracie on Hazel and apparently she had a very long film career and was quite a versatile actress.

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by Anonymousreply 145September 13, 2023 2:58 AM

This morning...Case of the Foot-Loose Doll. Ruta's a brunette!

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by Anonymousreply 146September 13, 2023 5:05 PM

227 is on Pluto TV right now

by Anonymousreply 147September 14, 2023 12:02 AM

This is Mary Jenkins!

I treat Brend-a like shit

by Anonymousreply 148September 14, 2023 12:04 AM

Anyone know where I can watch The Fugitive?

by Anonymousreply 149September 14, 2023 12:17 AM

Tonight on 77 Sunset Strip...

Miss Jo Van Fleet in a BLACK wig

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by Anonymousreply 150September 14, 2023 2:51 AM

That’s Academy Award winner Jo Van Fleet to you!

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by Anonymousreply 151September 14, 2023 2:56 AM

Perry Mason. Only the early ones.

by Anonymousreply 152September 14, 2023 4:48 AM

Joan Van Ark!

by Anonymousreply 153September 14, 2023 5:44 PM

Joyce Van Patten!

by Anonymousreply 154September 14, 2023 5:51 PM

Bewitched any time and every time

by Anonymousreply 155September 14, 2023 5:56 PM

These old TV studs have me all hot and bothered. Show me some of that good old vintage cock.

by Anonymousreply 156September 14, 2023 6:05 PM

R156, Here’s Andrew Prine.

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by Anonymousreply 157September 14, 2023 6:18 PM

The Fugitive — Sunday nights (Monday morning) MeTV 2am

by Anonymousreply 158September 15, 2023 12:37 AM

Thanks r158. Just set my DVR.

by Anonymousreply 159September 15, 2023 12:42 AM

I love watching old tv shows and seeing the styles. 1950s/60s Sitcoms had “classic traditional” furniture. Fireplaces, armchairs. Then there were “cozy” interiors, with all that early American furniture. I Love Lucy’s “farmhouse chic” with a loft made me want so badly to marry a Cuban entertainer so i could have a farm in Connecticut.

The Brady Bunch had a “modern” house with that staircase and the orange kitchen. Bob Newhart Shiw (the first one, in chicago) — the characters are wearing clothes that match colors of the room they were in. That was a huge lust for me …everybody neatly dressed and coiffed, stylish and matching the wallpaper. If only real life could be like that.

The Fugitive often had that “homey” early American/1950s farmhouse decor, with those oval, branded rugs and a wooden rocking chair.

by Anonymousreply 160September 15, 2023 12:59 AM

R143, In a very limited market. See r140.

by Anonymousreply 161September 15, 2023 1:09 AM

None. NADA.

by Anonymousreply 162September 15, 2023 1:51 AM

77 Sunset Strip has your Mr. Joseph Cotten and Nick (Johnny Yuma...was a rebel) Adams guest-starring.

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by Anonymousreply 163September 15, 2023 2:24 AM

My comment is not on the actual stuff but the quality of it. MEtv runs/has run hi-def versions Andy Griffith, Perry Mason, Leave it to Beaver, Gomer Pyle and Twilight Zone. Start tv runs refreshed Murder She Wrote eps. These are not quite hi-def but are a vast improvement over those that were run on Cozy tv. Revived shows such as Roseann and Third Rock have been scaled up from their aspect ratio to the present letterbox format. This results in John Goodman's head being cut off. I think the same thing happened to Highway Patrol, which has a lot of closeups of Broderick Crawford. This could be useful if you have children who need to be punished. I think it must greed that precludes old shows from being upgraded.

by Anonymousreply 164September 15, 2023 5:33 AM

I wasn't aware that Beaver lived in Peyton Place. The first episode this morning had Ryan O'Neal and the second one has Barbara Parkins.

by Anonymousreply 165September 21, 2023 4:53 PM

Watching Friends on TBS right now.

Also watch I Love Lucy, Family Affair, That Girl, The Brady Bunch, Gidget, Bewitched, Leave it to Beaver, Bachelor Father, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, The Waltons, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and more I can't remember right now.

by Anonymousreply 166September 21, 2023 5:03 PM

RON: 3 of his 4 children are messed up. The only one that turned out okay was reared by Leigh Taylor Young. Ryan's likely to be a handful. Barbara's immortalized herself by being Beaver's "babysitter" and surviving Helen Lawson and Nearly O'Hara's scenery chewing.

by Anonymousreply 167September 21, 2023 5:16 PM

All In The Family


Perry Mason

by Anonymousreply 168September 21, 2023 5:23 PM

Currently bed ridden with the flu and binge watching Andy Griffith show and the Munsters.

by Anonymousreply 169September 21, 2023 5:52 PM

Who gets the flu in September?

by Anonymousreply 170September 21, 2023 5:58 PM

[quote]Currently bed ridden

Are you wearing a bed jacket, r169?

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by Anonymousreply 171September 21, 2023 5:59 PM

R170. I know, right? I was surprised as well. Funny thing is I had flu shot scheduled for next week.

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by Anonymousreply 172September 21, 2023 7:01 PM

Whenever I watch Maude or AITF or Sanford and Son, I'm shocked by what they got away with 50+ years ago.

by Anonymousreply 173September 23, 2023 5:26 PM

I love Lucy.

Plus I just like to watch old commercials.

by Anonymousreply 174September 23, 2023 6:06 PM

Where do they show old commercials?

by Anonymousreply 175September 23, 2023 6:38 PM

There's quite a few compilations on Youtube, r175.

by Anonymousreply 176September 23, 2023 6:42 PM

R176 Thanks. I know that, I guess I misunderstood the post. I thought they were on TV.

by Anonymousreply 177September 23, 2023 10:30 PM

I love the Munsters

by Anonymousreply 178September 23, 2023 10:38 PM

I love Lucy channel is free on Pluto tv app

by Anonymousreply 179September 23, 2023 10:39 PM

The Big Valley

by Anonymousreply 180September 23, 2023 10:42 PM

It’s funny but I didn’t love many of these shows when they originally aired. Like most kids I watched them because they were on. Some were great, but many (like the plethora of westerns without a lot of action, and the endless choices of detective shows), though well done, were really kind of unexciting.

by Anonymousreply 181September 23, 2023 10:54 PM

When these shows were on there was one more hour of broadcast (primetime) than there is now. The FCC decommissioned it so affiliate channels could develop local programming. I think this was in 1971. This only worked that way with the Westinghouse Group of channels for something called Evening Magazine. The freeing up of the hour proved to be a bonanza for the syndication market. Chunks of old shows have cut out to sell more ad time. Credits are run in a little window for the same reason. Lately I've noticed there is no longer a fade to black between program and ad. Just a quick and immediate cut.

by Anonymousreply 182September 24, 2023 12:07 AM

r182 - yep

by Anonymousreply 183September 24, 2023 12:24 AM

r182 Prime time used to begin at 7:30 p.m. In 1971, the FCC decreed that it would begin at 8 p.m., thus giving local channels an extra 30 minutes for evening programming. Not an extra hour.

This gave rise to number of nighttime versions of game shows that were syndicated all over the nation-- -- Name That Tune, Price is Right and later Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

The name of the Westinghouse Group's syndicated news magazine was PM Magazine.

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by Anonymousreply 184September 24, 2023 12:40 AM

R184, 7:00 PM on Sundays.

by Anonymousreply 185September 24, 2023 3:52 AM

Yes I remember when I was about 10 years old, he Flying Nun aired at 7:30 pm on the network.

by Anonymousreply 186September 24, 2023 3:23 PM

F Troop is filled with some of the most attractive dudes ever, who is the big tall dude that was a cavalry guy, he was smoking hot, looked a bit like a fit Stephen fry? Also the dark haired guy has a beautiful face

by Anonymousreply 187September 24, 2023 3:36 PM

^^^ Forrest Tucker (tuck it in his sock kinda man) and Ken Barry HOT!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 188September 24, 2023 3:39 PM

You on drugs

by Anonymousreply 189September 24, 2023 3:40 PM

^^ Just to see him walk is poetry in motion ok I’m clicking off the thread haha

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by Anonymousreply 190September 24, 2023 3:45 PM

^^^ VPL be still my heart

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by Anonymousreply 191September 24, 2023 3:51 PM

He used to call himself Torrid Fucker.

by Anonymousreply 192September 27, 2023 8:12 PM

Tonight on Have Gun - Will Travel...

Miss June Lockhart as...Phyllis Thackeray, MD

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by Anonymousreply 193October 10, 2023 3:39 AM

[quote]What kind of classic tv (old shit) do you still watch? I’m watching a ridiculous episode of the Love Boat on MeTV right now. Ruth Buzzi is a ventriloquist.

Miss Buzzi and Mr. Richard Crenna were the guests on this mornings "Carol Burnett Show" on Catchy Comedy.

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by Anonymousreply 194October 10, 2023 4:46 AM

Finished binge-watching all four seasons of 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis'. Sheila Kuehl was great in this. Story lines became repetitive. In season four we began seeing BLACK PEOPLE as background extras!!

by Anonymousreply 195October 10, 2023 4:54 AM

Do it like me! Recreate it all in The Sims 3 game, and live there among them all!

by Anonymousreply 196October 10, 2023 5:18 AM

The Sydney Opera House has a free streaming service, and for the next month only, they're screening a 1977 show by Peter Allen recorded live in the Concert Hall. It's available worldwide, so if you want to see him at the top of his game, when I Go to Rio was a recent hit, google the SOH and go for it. It's been edited down to suit some network schedule of the day, but you've rarely seen a flame shine brighter.

by Anonymousreply 197October 10, 2023 1:38 PM

[quote]but you've rarely seen a flame shine brighter.

Or be as flaming.

by Anonymousreply 198October 10, 2023 4:35 PM

[quote]The Sydney Opera House has a free streaming service, and for the next month only, they're screening a 1977 show by Peter Allen recorded live in the Concert Hall. It's available worldwide, so if you want to see him at the top of his game, when I Go to Rio was a recent hit, google the SOH and go for it. It's been edited down to suit some network schedule of the day, but you've rarely seen a flame shine brighter.

Coincidentally, the episode of "The Carol Burnett Show" taped at the Sydney Opera House a month after it opened in 1973. Guests were Tim Conway and Edward Villella.

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by Anonymousreply 199October 10, 2023 6:49 PM

The Peter Allen video is not available in the United States.

Its only available in Australia from Oct. 7 to Nov. 7.

Below is the link for those DLers Down Under.

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by Anonymousreply 200October 11, 2023 1:48 AM

None. Been there, done that.

by Anonymousreply 201October 11, 2023 1:53 AM

My apologies. All the other entries I've seen on there are worldwide so I assumed they all were. I see now that a tiny percentage is Oz-only.

by Anonymousreply 202October 11, 2023 4:23 AM

No Wild, Wild West, Barnaby Jones or Medical Center?

by Anonymousreply 203October 11, 2023 4:48 AM

Is the Wild Wild West still on tv anywhere?

by Anonymousreply 204October 11, 2023 5:07 AM

I wonder why they never show Medical Center. I always watched that with its screaming intro.

by Anonymousreply 205October 11, 2023 6:58 AM

I don't think I regularly watched anything that was "A Quinn Martin Production", as the announcer used to intone.

by Anonymousreply 206October 11, 2023 1:10 PM

I was looking at an interview with Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton when All In The Family was popular, and he was asked what he based his performance as Archie on and he said "Gleason." And somebody or something else. It was refreshing to hear an actor admit he based a characterization off another actor's work (who was still working at the time).

by Anonymousreply 207October 11, 2023 1:15 PM

The sonny and Cher show is great

by Anonymousreply 208October 11, 2023 1:16 PM

Just found out a "straight" guy at work loves love boat and barry manilow

by Anonymousreply 209October 11, 2023 1:27 PM

Fun Fact, R195:: At age13, Sheila James, as she was billed on Dobie Gillis, had an uncredited part in 'Seven Brides for Seven Bothers' as Dorcas's (Julie Newmar) sister. Think she has a line or two, but I always seem to miss it.

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by Anonymousreply 210October 11, 2023 3:50 PM

Sheila graduated from Harvard law. Before entering politics, she was a law professor…and she was excellent in her use of the Socratic method—loved her classes.

by Anonymousreply 211October 11, 2023 5:08 PM

R211, She was also good buddies with JFK, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 212October 11, 2023 5:28 PM

I knew a girl who a friend of mine called Zelda because of her bangs and ponytail. The name stuck, everyone calls her Zelda to this day, even her family.

by Anonymousreply 213October 11, 2023 8:12 PM

Hawaiian Eye...

[quote]The murder of a Hollywood star is blamed on Cricket Blake.

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by Anonymousreply 214October 16, 2023 4:35 AM

I have been rewatching The Practice - it holds up. I was watching it on Hulu but they dropped it at the end of Sept. Then I continued watching on Amazon Prime. They dropped it Oct 15. Damn. I was right in the middle of Season 4. The just finished the story with the homely podiatrist with the severed head in his bag…,

by Anonymousreply 215October 16, 2023 4:47 AM

I tried watching The Odd Couple after not seeing it since I was a kid. God, it was sooooooo cringe. And their apartment was butt fucking ugly, even after the redecorating episode. And what the f cameo from a then unknown Penny Marshall still a dog even in her prime.

by Anonymousreply 216October 16, 2023 4:57 AM

r216 By definition a "cameo" is an appearance by a well-known celebrity. And Penny had a recurring role as Oscar's assistant/secretary, Myrna Turner, so it wasn't a cameo in an sense.

And of course she got the job because her brother was an executive producer.

by Anonymousreply 217October 16, 2023 1:19 PM

That’s n’an sense!

by Anonymousreply 218October 16, 2023 7:03 PM

Thanks for that infor R217

by Anonymousreply 219October 17, 2023 10:29 AM

Alfred Hitchcock presents is great. Golden Girls always. I had a date with a 30 year old and FRIENDS was on tv. I'm 45 and the realisation that I was around to watch first-run Friends made him back away. It was kind of annoying. He said he assumed I was 35 to 38.

by Anonymousreply 220October 17, 2023 11:43 AM

R220 Naturally. No one on DL looks their age!

by Anonymousreply 221October 17, 2023 7:46 PM

[quote]No one on DL looks their age!

I never have, r221. I always looked younger than my years and now I look older than them.

by Anonymousreply 222October 17, 2023 7:49 PM

I had some old shit on my tv but I took some Ajax and scrubbed it off.

by Anonymousreply 223October 19, 2023 9:08 PM

Watch 227

by Anonymousreply 224October 20, 2023 12:24 AM

The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor

Ruta plays an ice skater

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by Anonymousreply 225October 24, 2023 5:25 PM

So she’s so famous we just call her Ruta?

by Anonymousreply 226October 25, 2023 5:05 AM

You know of another Ruta, r226?

by Anonymousreply 227October 25, 2023 5:11 AM

R227 Ruta Kilmonis

by Anonymousreply 228October 25, 2023 5:14 AM

Kinda . . .

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by Anonymousreply 229October 25, 2023 6:36 AM

I do: Miss Ruta Bega,

by Anonymousreply 230October 30, 2023 4:58 PM

This just began. Donna Mills is dead from barbiturates and they just told her drunk mother, played by screen legend Miss June Lockhart.

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by Anonymousreply 231October 31, 2023 4:08 AM

[quote] Donna Mills is dead from barbiturates and they just told her drunk mother, played by screen legend Miss June Lockhart.

Both of whom are still with us! June will turn 100 in 2025.

Notice how they only use "Quincy" in the caption in the newspaper? Supposedly we never found out what his first name was.

by Anonymousreply 232October 31, 2023 4:33 AM

I’m watching “THE LUCY SHOW”

I saw all of these “Lucy” episodes when they first aired.

by Anonymousreply 233October 31, 2023 10:25 AM

[quote] Both of whom are still with us! June will turn 100 in 2025.

You're optimistic.

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by Anonymousreply 235November 1, 2023 3:21 PM

Shouldn't that be *Lassies*, r235?

by Anonymousreply 236November 1, 2023 4:33 PM

Tons of Marcus Welby MD on YouTube. The young Dr. is so hot. Generally a petty good show. I saw a few episodes of Dr. Kildare and ended up buying the series. Both are excellent.

by Anonymousreply 237November 1, 2023 4:57 PM

r237=Barbra Streisand

by Anonymousreply 238November 1, 2023 7:17 PM

Watching show biz legend Miss Joey Heatherton right now on L&S...

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by Anonymousreply 239November 1, 2023 7:24 PM

I'm obsessed with watching old '80s and early '90s episodes of Oprah, Donahue, Sally and Geraldo on Youtube. They're like crack to me! I don't understand why Oprah doesn't re-release all of her old episodes either on OWN or on her YT channel seeing as she owns the rights to all of them. I'd never leave my damn bed/couch if she'd make that happen.

by Anonymousreply 240November 1, 2023 8:56 PM

[quote] wonder why they never show Medical Center. I always watched that with its screaming intro.

Medical shows get outdated pretty fast. I’m not just talking about the ridiculous lengths doctors go to to treat their patients - I saw exactly one episode of House and it was just as ridiculous as any Marcus Welby episode where James Brolin gets in a motorcycle chase to treat some wayward teen diabetic.

The times were different. A Dr could withhold information from a patient in these shows. “Whatever you do, don’t tell my wife she’s dying.”

Ben Casey was a sexist pig. He demanded nurses drop what they were doing and do exactly as he told them to do RIGHT NOW, NURSE! And the nurse would scurry, “Yes doctor, whatever you say doctor!” Nurses always wore white uniforms, white caps and high heels.

There were old fashioned treatments; get an oxygen tent! Put this patient in the isolation ward! Dr Kildare was very much about social issues of the day, like “let’s not treated retarded people like animals.” Or “we should operate on the son of a communist dictator, not let him die!” A mother believes her daughter who lost an eye will never be able to marry.

And people did things like smoking pipes, cigars and cigarettes in hospitals. It’s ok to see an occasional Twilight Zone with smoking patients and medical workers, but not in every episode of a medical series. And there are things like white actors playing non-white characters. Then there are stereotypical character - the old complaining Jewish mother, the innocent, childlike immigrant, the teenagers who must get married because the girl is pregnant.

I’ve watched a few Kildare and Ben Casey episodes and they were like lead balloons,

by Anonymousreply 241November 1, 2023 11:17 PM

Has anyone ever seen the Mel Brooks series, "When Things Were Rotten"? I saw the opening credits somewhere the other day and had never heard of it. I've never heard anyone mention it on here, that's for sure. I love Dick Gautier. Was it any good?

by Anonymousreply 242November 1, 2023 11:33 PM

No, r241, they did not.

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by Anonymousreply 243November 1, 2023 11:39 PM

^R241...that's regarding the high heels.

by Anonymousreply 244November 1, 2023 11:40 PM

Both nurses are absolutely wearing 2” heels.

by Anonymousreply 245November 1, 2023 11:47 PM

2" heels are not considered *high* heels, r245.

by Anonymousreply 246November 1, 2023 11:51 PM

Ever work as a nurse?

by Anonymousreply 247November 2, 2023 6:40 AM

[quote]the teenagers who must get married because the girl is pregnant

That might be a cliche, but to be fair, it was also incredibly common in those days.

by Anonymousreply 248November 2, 2023 2:50 PM

I just tried watching LHOTP on Cozi. Too sentimental. Mrs Naugatuck was the guest star talking like she had shit in her mouth

by Anonymousreply 249November 2, 2023 3:51 PM

It was common in those days but it’s outdated today. Like a lot of the 1960s doctor shows.

by Anonymousreply 250November 2, 2023 4:00 PM

No, r247, but my mother was one. Old school. Starched cap and white stockings.

by Anonymousreply 251November 2, 2023 4:13 PM

But R241 that is the fun of watching.

by Anonymousreply 252November 2, 2023 6:53 PM

Fun Fact re. 'Quincy:' Candace Hilligoss, billed as Candace Coster (she was married to Nicolas Coster at the time), most famous for 'Carnival of Souls', was in season 6, Episode 8 (per IMDb) of 'Quincy.' The episode was 'Stain of Guilt' and the cast included Sid Haig, Val Bisoglio, Robert Ito, Ed Begley jr. and Carolyn Jones. FETV is currently showing season 5 and I think it's on another "old shit" channel. Probably streaming somewhere(s).

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by Anonymousreply 253November 2, 2023 10:19 PM

Luv her.

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by Anonymousreply 254November 2, 2023 10:30 PM

This made me gay.

So did Mike Henry and Dan Vadis.

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by Anonymousreply 255November 2, 2023 10:35 PM

I've been rewatching some of the early South Park episodes I hadn't seen since I was a kid in the 90s. They're so amazingly stupid yet funny. I miss the less political era of South Park.

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by Anonymousreply 256November 2, 2023 10:50 PM

Dead foetus or no

You never let go...

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by Anonymousreply 257November 2, 2023 10:50 PM

I wish I was dead

by Anonymousreply 258November 2, 2023 11:32 PM

Love Boat and South Park

by Anonymousreply 259November 2, 2023 11:34 PM

Why not combine the two, R259?

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by Anonymousreply 260November 3, 2023 12:13 AM

[quote] A mother believes her daughter who lost an eye will never be able to marry.

I'm pretty sure there are plenty of moms who would worry about that today.

[quote]the teenagers who must get married because the girl is pregnant

That still happens. Maybe not as much.

by Anonymousreply 261November 3, 2023 3:23 PM


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by Anonymousreply 262November 5, 2023 4:08 AM

Perry Mason brought to you by...

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by Anonymousreply 263November 9, 2023 6:02 PM

Hogan's Heroes, Night Court, Wings, Family Ties, The Odd Couple, Designing Women, 227, The Jeffersons, the OG Frasier, Cheers...I'm a child of the 80's (and late 70's...).

by Anonymousreply 264November 9, 2023 6:19 PM

Oh...this is on tonight.

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by Anonymousreply 265November 13, 2023 4:13 AM

"Land of the Giants"

First aired in the late 1960s. I remember it in syndication sometime in the 1970s, then in the mid to late 1980s on Nickelodeon, the MeTV.

The little people had a really hot cast of actors...

Gary Conway

Don Marshall

Don Matheson

Cheesy special effects...

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by Anonymousreply 266November 15, 2023 12:54 PM

on the beach EEK

by Anonymousreply 267November 16, 2023 5:16 AM

R241, I haven't seen Kildare in years, but Ben Casey was an excellent show - tightly written, with compelling plots and often with a dark and surprisingly modern theme. The medicine itself (diagnosis, treatment and prognosis) was accurate for its time; in fact, it's interesting to see what has changed and what is still substantially the same. The overall health care world is not portrayed accurately, but TV medical shows never do so because they're not documentaries. They're telling a story.

Yes, people smoked in 1962, even in hospitals. Nurses wore uniforms and caps. It's unfortunate that you can't watch a TV show from more than half a century ago without imposing modern sensibilities, but that's your loss.

I wish Ben Casey had been remastered and made available for streaming. The DVDs I have are poor quality and incomplete.

by Anonymousreply 268November 18, 2023 10:33 AM

Cannon Fat Detective on MeTV.

Good stories. Great guest stars. Love the location shoots of 'vintage' Los Angeles. not to mention the cars. And if you're lucky you get to see portly William Conrad run.

by Anonymousreply 269November 18, 2023 10:49 AM

I like how other characters constantly called Cannon fat to his face.

by Anonymousreply 270November 19, 2023 1:24 AM

R270 TV Land actually ran this promo when they had the show.

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by Anonymousreply 272November 19, 2023 2:37 AM

That Cannon Diet promo is great. Thanks for posting it.

They could never get away with airing that today.

by Anonymousreply 273November 19, 2023 3:10 AM

I'm hooked on old game shows on Buzzr TV, especially Match Game with CNR, Richard Dawson, and Brett Summers. Old Family Feud and Password are also fun. Watching a young Alex Trebek on Classic Concentration is a surprise - he comes across as a friendly person with an outgoing personality.

by Anonymousreply 274November 19, 2023 3:32 AM

I like watching Password, I enjoy seeing the stars like Lucille Ball, Lauren Bacall, James Mason, Gene Kelly, etc.

The episode with Lucy, Gary, Little Lucie and little Desi is one I have watched 3 or 4 times. Desi who is about 11 is very smart! And natural. Lucie (daughter) mugs in an unhinged way, making faces. She later commented on how bad she was on the show, in this way. She’s also smart, though. Gar has a bad toupee.

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by Anonymousreply 276November 19, 2023 5:25 PM

My fucking stomach is burning

by Anonymousreply 277November 19, 2023 8:07 PM

So, r277?

by Anonymousreply 278November 19, 2023 8:19 PM

I don’t “care” if you “care” or not!

by Anonymousreply 279November 19, 2023 8:46 PM

Oh god I'm hooked on game shows too. I watch them on YouTube. They're all there. My favorite was on for one or two seasons. Wipeout. Wish it lasted longer.

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by Anonymousreply 280November 20, 2023 12:37 PM

I didn't know Courteney Cox did a Murder She Wrote...

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by Anonymousreply 281November 24, 2023 6:58 PM

On right now...

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by Anonymousreply 282November 24, 2023 8:28 PM

Are Ironside or Barnaby Jones to be found anywhere?

What about What's Happening Now?

All seven seasons of Petticoat Junction are on Amazon now, only three were released on DVD. It seems they've taken It's A Living off though.

Who reruns Matt Houston?

by Anonymousreply 283November 24, 2023 9:13 PM

Barnaby Jones on Prime and Pluto

by Anonymousreply 284November 24, 2023 9:32 PM

R283 Barnaby Jones is on in the middle of the night on MeTV. Check your guide for the correct time/timezone info. For Pacific Time, it's still on M-F at 4AM (following Mannix at 2AM and Cannon Fat Detective at 3AM) for a private dick arc.

by Anonymousreply 285November 24, 2023 9:34 PM

I just became a cord cutter and don't have access to some of the standby Medicare/Mesothelioma channels, but there's a wealth of stuff on Freevee, Tubi, et al. Watching "Make Room for Daddy" (what a great gay movie title that would make!) right now.

by Anonymousreply 286November 25, 2023 12:27 AM

[quote]"Make Room for Daddy" (what a great gay movie title that would make!)

"Make Room for Daddies" would be better.

by Anonymousreply 287November 25, 2023 12:35 AM

R283 It appears you can stream all episodes of "Matt Houston" at this website called M4uHD.

I just watched portions of three episodes, one from each season, and there was no registration required and I didn't have to disable adblocker.

Here's a link to the Matt Houston page.

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by Anonymousreply 288November 25, 2023 8:00 AM

I would love to be able to stream Bachelor Father. That's the original show about nothing and it's really quite funny. Has more continuity issues than Golden Girls. One episode the girl is staying at a ski lodge contemplating a marriage proposal the next episode she's in an 8th grade talent show. For its time though it's a pretty funny show.

by Anonymousreply 289November 25, 2023 8:22 AM

R289 Maybe not streaming, but Bachelor Father is on Antenna TV. Two episodes Monday thru Saturday. In Pacific Time Zone, it's at 5:00AM and 5:30AM.

by Anonymousreply 290November 25, 2023 9:12 AM

[quote]My fucking stomach is burning

[quote]So, [R277]?—We care because...?

R277 is OP, r278. He also posted this and made fun of the person who recounted an exchange between Morticia and Gomez of The Addams Family, saying " it got your rocks off?"

OP is weird.

[quote]I’m a very sick man. I have a bad chronic illness. My life did a 180 a couple of yrs ago. On days when I feel like throwing in the towel, watching classic TV is like applying a soothing balm to my troubled mind, if only for a little while.

by Anonymousreply 291November 25, 2023 1:10 PM

[quote]a ridiculous episode of the Love Boat


by Anonymousreply 292November 25, 2023 2:24 PM

R289 My mom used to like that show - so did I but I was really young and hardly remember it (a lot of sitcoms used to be re-run on daytime network TV in those days - early to mid-'60s).

by Anonymousreply 293November 25, 2023 6:03 PM

Jan just finished her tryout for pom-pom girl.

by Anonymousreply 294November 26, 2023 7:21 PM

Catchy Comedy, nee Decades, is running a Brady Bunch marathon this weekend. I caught one of its most intense dramatic episodes, the one in which Greg is caught smoking, and a pack of cigs is found in his jacket pocket.

by Anonymousreply 295November 26, 2023 10:10 PM

Midsomar Murders - (1997-present) arguably 'old shit' since it's still in production, in season 24, I think; but it felt a bit old even when it was fresh to the market

Northern Exposure - (1990-1995) aside from some unfortunate fashion looks, it holds up remarkably well

Dark Shadows - (1966-1971) I will binge watch another 20 episodes or so now and then when I have another project that isn't too demanding; and then I don't feel the urge again for another 9 months or a year.

The Wire; The Sopranos - (2002-2008; 1999-2007) A season at a time and then a long break before the next, but these are the best series ever on TV for my taste

by Anonymousreply 296November 26, 2023 10:52 PM

R292 Oxymoron

by Anonymousreply 297November 27, 2023 12:07 AM

Some episodes of Bachelor Father are on YouTube. Lord, John Forsythe was pretty.

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by Anonymousreply 298November 27, 2023 1:10 PM

R298, Pat Nixon was once asked which actor should play her husband if a movie was ever made of his life.

She responded, “John Forsythe. He looks so much like Dick”.

by Anonymousreply 299November 27, 2023 1:38 PM

[quote]Northern Exposure - (1990-1995) aside from some unfortunate fashion looks, it holds up remarkably well

I've been watching "Doc Martin" on Acorn and trying to decide what it reminds me of--and the other day I realized that it has a lot of similarities with "Northern Exposure."

by Anonymousreply 300November 27, 2023 1:51 PM

R299, Nixon was a nice-looking man, but nothing special. I don't think he particularly resembled John Forsythe, but they're not exactly opposite types, either, so such casting wouldn't be ridiculous.

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by Anonymousreply 301November 28, 2023 1:04 AM

They both had slicked-back black hair when young, that's about it.

by Anonymousreply 302November 28, 2023 1:21 AM

[quote]Nixon was a nice-looking man'

There's a statement I never expected to read on DL.

by Anonymousreply 303November 28, 2023 2:54 AM

[quote]They both had slicked-back black hair when young

Everybody had slicked-back black hair when they were young! Even if it wasn't black, it looked it by the time all the grease was through it.

by Anonymousreply 304November 28, 2023 4:47 AM

Tonight on Columbo...

S6 E2

Old Fashioned Murder

A museum curator kills her brother, who was trying to close their institution. Peter Falk. Ruth: Joyce Van Patten. Phyllis: Celeste Holm. Janie: Jeannie Berlin. Edward: Tim O'Connor.

by Anonymousreply 305December 3, 2023 3:41 AM

Today on The Love Boat - Miss Lana Turner *and* Menudo!

by Anonymousreply 306December 4, 2023 9:02 PM

Were they performing together. R306? I would have loved to have seen that.

by Anonymousreply 307December 5, 2023 9:49 AM

Lana liked the Latin types.

by Anonymousreply 308December 5, 2023 2:09 PM

Actually, she liked all the types.

by Anonymousreply 309December 5, 2023 2:10 PM

R301 That’d be like casting James Franciscus as Jimmy Carter.

by Anonymousreply 310December 5, 2023 2:11 PM


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by Anonymousreply 311December 5, 2023 7:06 PM

R310, JFK wanted Warren Beatty to play him in “PT 109”, but had to settle for Cliff Robertson.

by Anonymousreply 312December 7, 2023 11:24 AM

I started watching "The Brady Bunch" from the beginning on Amazon Prime (it's free). But several of the episodes are missing - I wonder why. I didn't remember that the Brady boys had a different house in the first episode.

They gave Mike Brady's middle name at the wedding, but I've already forgotten it.

by Anonymousreply 313December 7, 2023 10:12 PM

R312, which goes to show that no one should choose his own biopic's star. Cliff Robertson was infinitely better suited to the role of a hero and future president and presented a much more mature and favorable image than pretty-boy playboy Beatty would have. I happen to think Robertson was better looking, too, but I realize that will not be a universal opinion.

by Anonymousreply 314December 7, 2023 11:28 PM

Cliff Robertson was a little old to play JFK in his 20s in during WWII. He was over 30. Maybe Kennedy was thinking Beatty was closer to the right age.

by Anonymousreply 315December 8, 2023 3:28 AM

R315, hmmm, yes. Good point. Cliff Robertson was more mature-looking than Kennedy at the time of the film's events. I guess my point was that he more closely resembled a presidential image.

by Anonymousreply 316December 8, 2023 6:53 AM

I want to watch The Brady Bunch with r313.

by Anonymousreply 317December 8, 2023 9:19 AM

Watching right now...

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by Anonymousreply 318December 9, 2023 6:29 AM

I cut the cord so now instead of having one of the mesothelioma channels on in the background all day, I've been streaming episodes of long-running sitcoms of the past. Dick Van Dyke, Danny Thomas, Ozzie & Harriet, etc.

by Anonymousreply 319December 9, 2023 3:14 PM

Are any of the old b&w military comedies like Sgt. Bilko and McHale’s Navy still on?

by Anonymousreply 320December 9, 2023 3:31 PM

R319 you should get together with R286.

by Anonymousreply 321December 9, 2023 3:33 PM

I’m guessing military comedies have less appeal to the average guy now that men are no longer drafted and people can’t relate.

by Anonymousreply 322December 9, 2023 3:38 PM

The old Perry Mason episodes starring Raymond Burr, scripted by Erle Stanley Gardner, are generally exceptional. My guide shows episodes can be found on MeTV, fetv, and Sundance.

by Anonymousreply 323December 9, 2023 11:01 PM

[quote]Are any of the old b&w military comedies like Sgt. Bilko and McHale’s Navy still on?

Sgt. Bilko is on Catchy Comedy, formerly Decades, weeknights at 2 a.m. Eastern time.

by Anonymousreply 324December 10, 2023 9:14 AM

R320 McHale's Navy is on Antenna TV. I think it's two episodes weekday mornings.

by Anonymousreply 325December 10, 2023 10:58 AM

r323 I don't think Erle Stanley Gardner wrote a single PM episode. And only a handful are based on one of his books.

by Anonymousreply 326December 10, 2023 2:02 PM

Let's give a shout out to Gail Patrick Jackson, shall we?

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by Anonymousreply 327December 10, 2023 5:57 PM

R327, Carole Lombard’s bitchy sister in “My Man Godfrey”.

by Anonymousreply 328December 10, 2023 5:59 PM


[quote]Patrick was so afraid of the camera that she made it a point to never see her films. In 1979, she screened a print of My Man Godfrey given to her by a friend, and she watched herself on screen for the first time. "My fright emerged as haughtiness and I can see where I got my image as a snob, a meanie," Patrick said.   "And it's the movie that typed me and the one I'm still asked about." She said director Gregory La Cava told her she should suck on lemons and beat up little children to prepare for the role of Cornelia Bullock. La Cava borrowed Patrick from Paramount again for his next film, Stage Door—"where I was never nastier".

by Anonymousreply 329December 10, 2023 6:04 PM

I recently watched some of the Season One Perry Mason episodes. I was surprised a well-known movie lead, Barbara Hale, played Della, who at times had two or three lines, tops, in some episodes. Also I thought Ray Collins seemed ancient to be a police detective (he was over 65, for sure). Bill Hopper was never a very good actor, but I didn't notice that as much when I originally saw the show in reruns as a teenager.

by Anonymousreply 330December 10, 2023 6:07 PM

R329 She was funny (if still somewhat nasty) as the new wife of Cary Grant in My Favorite Wife - with Irene Dunne as the original (still alive) wife who'd been shipwrecked on an island with Randolph Scott.

by Anonymousreply 331December 10, 2023 6:09 PM

[quote]I was surprised a well-known movie lead, Barbara Hale

She was a B-movie actress, r330, and was doing a lot of TV in the '50s.

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by Anonymousreply 332December 10, 2023 6:17 PM

R332 She wasn't an A-lister but she played leads in some decent features: The Window, Jolson Sings Again, A Lion Is In The Streets (James Cagney), The Jackpot, (Jimmy Stewart).

The point I was making is that in some episodes she was there but didn't do a lot or had only a few lines. In one episode I'm pretty sure she had no lines, and just nodded or laughed. It seemed strange for a "name" actress, who got second billing on the show. Of course as the series went on she had more to do (sometimes).

by Anonymousreply 333December 10, 2023 6:29 PM

Perry Mason opening credits:

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by Anonymousreply 334December 10, 2023 6:30 PM

My mother became friends with Raymond Burr when he was filming the Perry Mason movies in Denver. Once they drove up to see Red Rocks with Barbara Hale and Jean Simmons.

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by Anonymousreply 335December 10, 2023 6:36 PM

R333, She also gave us William Katt.

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by Anonymousreply 336December 10, 2023 6:37 PM

R326, it's ridiculously hard to find an answer online to the simple question, "how many Perry Mason TV episodes were based on Erle Stanley Gardner's novels?" I gave up looking, but here's a list of Perry Mason novels, and a lot of those titles look awfully familiar. I think quite a few of the TV episodes - perhaps more in the early seasons, logically - were based on the novels.

Sometimes you can tell when an episode was based on one of Gardner's early books because the plot details feel a bit dated for the TV show's time. For example, in the Case of the Hesitant Hostess (S1,E29, original air date April 5, 1958), there's an episode that centers around a taxi-dance hall. The entire story feels very 1930s but in particular that setting was funny. First, taxi-dancers and their places of work were all but gone by the late '50s. Second, they used ludicrously anachronistic stock footage to introduce the setting, with scenes obviously from the 1940s.

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by Anonymousreply 337December 10, 2023 11:55 PM

I like catching all the soon to be big starts in Perry Mason episodes.

by Anonymousreply 338December 11, 2023 12:15 AM

old tv favourites from the uk/canada:

Lovejoy Keeping up Appearances Fawlty Towers SCTV Kids in the Hall Street Legal Prime Suspect Trailer park boys Codco Poirot

by Anonymousreply 339December 11, 2023 12:17 AM

[quote]it's ridiculously hard to find an answer online to the simple question, "how many Perry Mason TV episodes were based on Erle Stanley Gardner's novels?"

Not really, r337, the answer is...*many*.

[quote]Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.

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by Anonymousreply 340December 11, 2023 12:32 AM

R330, Collins was well past the age where a real LAPD detective would have retired (voluntarily or not). It was not a brilliant piece of casting and yet, as with all the regulars, I cannot image the role with anyone else in it. There’s not one regular who isn’t a critical part of the team that made the show such an enduring delight.

Besides PM, I’ve only seen Bill Hopper in a couple of cheesy B&W sci-fi movies. I love movies like that, but they don’t exactly showcase an actor’s skill. (I’ve seen The Bad Seed, but I have no recollection of him in it.) Anyway, while he doesn’t show much of a range as Paul Drake, he makes the character believable, likeable and charming.

by Anonymousreply 341December 11, 2023 12:32 AM

I would love to find a source to stream McCloud. I had such a huge crush on the character when I was going through puberty. He seemed like the perfect man, and pretty much still does. Dennis Weaver is not usually considered a hunk, but he had a tight, fit body and hairy chest, and he was quite handsome with or without the stache (although I prefer with). "There y'go!"

Anyway, the only place I've found McCloud is on Cozi TV, where they seem to show only one episode per week. The show is listed on Prime but is "not available in your area." I hate that. Why not, Amazon?

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by Anonymousreply 342December 11, 2023 12:39 AM

Yes, really, R340. I was looking for a precise answer and a total for the entire run of the series. If I wanted to count one-by-one, year-by-year, I could do so from imdb.

But, anyway, yes. The answer is "many".

by Anonymousreply 343December 11, 2023 12:43 AM

[quote]The point I was making is that in some episodes she was there but didn't do a lot or had only a few lines. In one episode I'm pretty sure she had no lines, and just nodded or laughed. It seemed strange for a "name" actress, who got second billing on the show. Of course as the series went on she had more to do (sometimes).

If you're watching on MeTV, MeTV+ and channels like that, don't forget that scenes have been cut out to allow for additional commercials.

An hour-long show in the 50s and 60s had 51-52 minutes of story and 8-9 minutes of commercials.

Today, the mesothelioma channels typically have 15 minutes of commercials, so 6-7 additional minutes of footage has been cut out.

It's possible that in some of the episodes where you said that Barbara Hale had few or no lines, she actually did have more lines in the original broadcast but they were trimmed out to allow for more more commercials.

by Anonymousreply 344December 11, 2023 12:43 AM

There is a gorgeous, crystal-clear remaster of the series available at Amazon Prime free with ads or a Paramount subscription and on DVD. If you really love PM, there's no substitute for seeing the uncut originals in beautiful quality.

Unless they've changed the streaming episode list, there are episodes that are on the DVDs that aren't streamed. When I discovered this, I was like a kid at Christmas. I think it amounted to something like 25 episodes across the first 5 seasons (the best seasons), and it was like I'd found a whole new season that I'd never seen.

by Anonymousreply 345December 11, 2023 12:54 AM

Raymond Burr was uncut? Well, he was Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 346December 11, 2023 1:34 AM

The Rifleman, since I was a little kid I've loved it. Great that it's on demand/streaming pretty much everywhere.

Laramie. Just "discovered" it in the middle of COVID lockdowns, and have been obsessed with it ever since. Robert Fuller is so gorgeous, and such a tight little craft. And John Smith's build is perfect imo. Love his easy way of moving. And their chemistry, holy fuck! You cannot make me believe those two weren't fucking each other.

[Wagon Train. What a great series. The network/producers were able to pull some heavyweight actors for guests-- Miss Barbara Stanwyck (TWICE!), Bette Davis (TWICE!), Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan (boooo!), Charles Laughton, Farley Granger, Rhonda Fleming, DL fave Anne Baxter in a wonderful episode, my beloved Marie Windsor, Ann Blyth, Juanita Moore, James MacArthur, Robert Blake, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, etc.--whoo-wee! The great John Ford even directed an episode. And the regulars were so damned likeable--I have a mad thing for Terry Wilson, dead for many years now.

Perry Mason. Agree with all the previous posters. Wanna know what mid-century modern aesthetic looked and sounded like? Cue up Perry Mason!

Mannix. My sister thinks it's the most boring thing ever, and it does tend to be slow-moving. But that opening theme/montage is EVERYTHING, and Mike Connors and Gail Fisher were great together.

Emergency! HAAAATED it when I was a kid, love it now. Cast was perfect, and it's fun watching how far paramedicine has progressed from then.

Quincy. Yet another show I HAAAATED when it was on, but I gave it another chance 4-5 months ago, and now it's regular viewing for me on FETV.

Highway Patrol. May seem stodgy by today's standards, and Broderick Crawford was no Errol Flynn, but he OWNS that show. What a great actor.

Hawaii Five-0. Loved it when I was a kid, love it now. The modern version was execrable, not even in the same planet as the OG.

Tales From Wells Fargo. Another of the oldies I'd never heard of before the pandemic shutdown. Damn, Dale Robertson is so hot, and so fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 347December 11, 2023 1:55 AM

R342?McCloud was the least popular of the Sunday Mystery wheel shows.

JD Cannon had more sex appeal —BDE

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by Anonymousreply 348December 11, 2023 2:14 AM

Tonight on Hawaiian Eye:

[quote]S3 E19

[quote]My Love, But Lightly

[quote]A French singer who jilted Tracy years before visits Hawaii, rekindling an old flame and causing a murder. Daniele: Ziva Rodann. Viner: John van Dreelen. Steele: Anthony Eisley. Cricket:...

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by Anonymousreply 349December 11, 2023 3:16 AM

Apparently Ziva is still with us at 90.

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by Anonymousreply 350December 11, 2023 3:19 AM

Go on YouTube and watch an episode of Mr. Kovac. (or Kovak) yum yum. In one episode he has Diana Taylor's teenage pussy all wet. 💦

by Anonymousreply 351December 11, 2023 3:24 AM

Godzilla v Rodan

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by Anonymousreply 352December 11, 2023 3:27 AM

[quote]JFK wanted Warren Beatty to play him in “PT 109”

Hmm. Firming on the DL's theory that JFK held a gay card on at least a "casuals" basis.

by Anonymousreply 353December 11, 2023 3:34 AM

Watching right now...

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by Anonymousreply 354December 11, 2023 3:36 AM

r351 What the hell is "Mr. Kovak?"

by Anonymousreply 355December 11, 2023 4:58 AM

Look it up in the TV Guide

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by Anonymousreply 356December 11, 2023 5:04 AM

It's Mr. NOVAK, dumb-ass.

by Anonymousreply 357December 11, 2023 5:17 AM


by Anonymousreply 358December 11, 2023 5:23 AM

Maybe he did, r353

by Anonymousreply 359December 11, 2023 6:37 AM

In Mad Magazine, it was Mr. Nudnik

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by Anonymousreply 360December 11, 2023 7:28 AM
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by Anonymousreply 361December 11, 2023 7:29 AM

Fan magazines in the 1960s played up the similar physical appearances of James Franciscus and Richard Chamberlain.

by Anonymousreply 362December 11, 2023 8:12 AM

[quote]Fan magazines in the 1960s played up the similar physical appearances of James Franciscus and Richard Chamberlain.

I wonder whether they ever hooked up.

by Anonymousreply 363December 11, 2023 8:21 AM

[quote]Perry Mason. Agree with all the previous posters. Wanna know what mid-century modern aesthetic looked and sounded like? Cue up Perry Mason!

Agree, R347. That's why the episodes are so watchable over and over, even though I know the plots already. Re-viewing is rewarded with little (mostly unintentional) glimpses of life ca. 1960. Not just the cars and clothes and set decoration, but how people thought.

by Anonymousreply 364December 11, 2023 10:29 AM

I LOVE Perry Mason. Except for the couple of shows where someone kind of fills in for him. Once I believe it was Bette Davis. Those episodes weren't just bad. They were stunningly awful. I wonder how many times that hot, young guy had to let Perry Mason blow him before he got the six or so episode gig.

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by Anonymousreply 365December 11, 2023 11:30 AM

That is HILARIOUS, R360/R361! And so dead-on.

My siblings and I had a subscription to Mad Magazine, but like Mr. Novak, that issue was before my time.

I only remember James Franciscus in [italic]Longstreet. Such a crush I had on him! [/italic] I seem to recall it was set in New Orleans.

by Anonymousreply 366December 11, 2023 1:55 PM

I watch Adam 12 for two very obvious reasons. I have jacked off to Reed.

by Anonymousreply 367December 11, 2023 2:48 PM
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