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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2013, 04:30:47 PM »
I wasn't a regular watcher of I Love Lucy, but I do remember episodes where Fred talked about his boxing.  I was never sure if the Mertzs were the landlords or building owners.   There were also episodes where The Copacabana did "Vaudeville Nights" and Fred & Ethel came "out of retirement" and would perform at The Copacabana with Ricky.

You're channeling Barry Manilow, Sweetheart.  :D  :-* Ricky performed at a club called the Tropicana (just like the orange juice brand  ::) ), and then later he opened his own place, Club Babaloo.

But that's all right. You're way too young to remember any of this. (Pats Chuckie on the head. ...)  :D  :-*

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2013, 04:38:31 PM »
Tell you what, we've mentioned the death of Bonnie Franklin, but this week we lost another veteran of Classic TV, in this case, Westerns. Dale Robertson, of Tales of Wells, Fargo and Iron Horse, passed away on Wednesday at age 89.

Last year a dear friend recorded a whole bunch of episodes of Iron Horse for me. The second lead on the show was the late Gary Collins, and one of the episodes had as a guest Mary Ann Mobley (aka Mrs. Gary Collins, though I don't know if they were married yet when she appeared on the show). Later episodes included, as a regular, an actress who went on to a highly respected career, a certain Ellen McCrae, better known as Ellen Burstyn.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2013, 04:47:28 PM »
I knew he had some sort of club.  LOL

As for The Copacabana.......that's not just a Barry Manilow song.  There was a very popular club in NYC named "The Copacabana"  (Copa for short) that was a place that many Latin, disco and freestyle acts performed.  I've been there a few times, pretty cool place.






At least I was right about the Mertzs.  :D :D

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2013, 05:04:48 PM »
I just told my Mother in law about Dale, now she is upset!  :D   We are losing all the older ones..    THAT club looks amazing, we have nothing like that around here.  Heck we have nothing like the Club Babaloo.    

Ricky could play those bongo's couldn't he?  


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Now I feel like listening to some Cuban Pete!



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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2013, 05:13:28 PM »



Was anyone a fan of Gunsmoke, that show ran for 20 years!  :o


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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2013, 05:21:05 PM »
Oh yeah! The radio version too.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2013, 06:25:38 PM »



Was anyone a fan of Gunsmoke, that show ran for 20 years!  :o




I don't remember the Dennis Weaver years of Gunsmoke (though I remember him as McCloud), but in my adolescence, when the show aired on Mondays, we never missed it. I don't remember Burt Reynolds in the show, either, though I know he played a half-breed blacksmith named Quint Aspers.

And I remember being shocked and saddened when Amanda Blake died of AIDs.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2013, 08:07:55 PM »



Was anyone a fan of Gunsmoke, that show ran for 20 years!  :o




It's still being shown here in the UK !! Monday afternoons 12.30pm on TCM. two episodes at a time !!
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2013, 08:30:29 AM »
Well it spanned so many years I am not sure if any of us could have even seen them all.  Maybe some saw it when it was first on, some the middle and me probably more the end.   I have no idea it was on radio Fritz, I just checked and it looks like it ran for 10 years on the radio.

Starring    James Arness
Milburn Stone
Amanda Blake (Seasons 1-19)
Dennis Weaver (Seasons 1-9)
Ken Curtis (Seasons 9-20)
Burt Reynolds (Seasons 8-10)
Buck Taylor (Seasons 13-20)
Glenn Strange (Seasons 7-18)
Roger Ewing (Seasons 11-12)


And I had no idea Amanda died of AIDS, I always thought she died of cancer??

I love Westerns I always have, Ponderosa was another favourite - The Cartwright boys,





Fine looking bunch of fellas.






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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2013, 10:06:22 AM »
Oh, Adam...

What a crush I had on him...

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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »
He really was a nice looking guy, but my heart belonged to Little Joe!  ;)   I actually did go on to enjoy Pernell in Trapper John though.


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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2013, 10:17:19 AM »


One more for you Lyle.
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2013, 10:28:31 AM »
Yes, Gunsmoke was on radio! I still listen to it with people in the Diner on a show called the Big Broadcast on Sunday nights at 8 pm Eastern. It's still good!

Yes, my crush was on Little Joe too!

But my all time crush was on Kirby Grant in Sky King when I was little, and later on on Don Grady in My Three Sons.

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2013, 11:12:57 AM »
I had never heard of Sky King Fritz.   I definitely had a crush on Don Grady (Robby) I was sorry to hear of his passing.

And I followed Michael Landon from Little Joe to Pa Ingalls, Highway to Heaven - I feel like he never left my TV.  Another one taken from us too soon.  :'(






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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2013, 11:15:21 AM »



Tabitha was just too cute!  :D


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