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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2475 on: December 22, 2022, 11:02:43 AM »

--TV Guide Spotlight - Totally '80s Toons

Care Bears (3 episodes)
The Get Along Gang (3 episodes)
The Littles (3 episodes)
Dennis the Menace (3 episodes)
Heathcliff (3 episodes)
Little Clowns of Happy Town (3 episodes)
Nellie the Elephant (4 episodes)
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--TV Guide Spotlight - Super Action Animation $6.00

Jayce and The Wheeled Warriors (3 episodes)
Street Sharks (3 episodes)
C.O.P.S. (3 episodes)
Liberty's Kids (3 episodes)
Where on Earth is Carmen San Diego (3 episodes)
Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (3 episodes)
Pole Position - (2 episodes)

I thought Pole Position was a porno film.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2476 on: December 22, 2022, 11:06:12 AM »
--TV Guide Spotlight: Very Special Episodes

--Maude - "Maude's Dilemma - Part 1 & 2"
Maude is pregnant and considers abortion.

--Good Times - "J.J. in Trouble"
J.J. might have given his ex-girlfriend a sexually-transmitted disease.

--The Jeffersons - "Lionel's Problem"
Lionel comes home from graduation intoxicated.

--What's Happening? - "Doobie or Not Doobie - Part 1 & 2"
Rerun, Roger, and Dwayne are forced to bootleg a Doobie Brothers concert.

--Diff'rent Strokes - "The Adoption - Part 1 & 2"
A junk dealer tries to interfere with the boys' adoption by Mr. Drummond and take their inheritance.

--The Facts of Life - "Breaking Point"
Blair's opponent for student council commits suicide.

--The Cosby Show - "Denise's Friend"
Denise's friend hides a medical problem from her parents.

--Roseanne - "A Stash From the Past"
Pot is found in David's room.

--Party of Five - "Before and After"
Julia is pregnant and considers an abortion.

--That '70s Show - "Happy Jack"
Donna catches Eric in an embarrassing situation.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2477 on: December 22, 2022, 11:22:36 AM »
--Maude - "Maude's Dilemma - Part 1 & 2"
Maude is pregnant and considers abortion.

I remember when these episodes aired in November of 1972. This was before the Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion. I believe I was in my first year in college and it was even discussed in one of my classes. The thing that made the most sense to me back then, I recall, was the argument that a national policy on abortion would be better for everyone than having each state have different rules and regulations about it which meant your optimal health could be an advantage or disadvantage depending on where you live. Look how far we've come in 50 years.  >:(

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2478 on: December 23, 2022, 07:32:33 PM »
--TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Westerns

Wagon Train - "Alias Bill Hawks" | "The Malachi Hobart Story"

I've never seen "Alias Bill Hawks" or "The Malachi Hobart Story."

Are there any shows these days that show you the episode title?

("Jolly Old St. Dick"?  :o  )

Whenever I watch a Wagon Train episode I always look forward to scenes with Bill Hawks (Terry Wilson). I like the character, and I like the actor. He was manly and handsome, and the character was the kind of good, steady guy you'd want to have with you in a fight. The character started out as a passenger on the wagon train (with a wife named Emily). I don't know when he became someone working for Major Adams.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2479 on: December 24, 2022, 10:13:22 AM »
Are there any shows these days that show you the episode title?

I tried to think of any that I watch that do and I can't think of a one!


("Jolly Old St. Dick"?  :o  )

I wonder if that was a Christmas themed episode or...not.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2480 on: December 24, 2022, 03:28:57 PM »
It's funny, but Maverick and Wagon Train both showed the episode title, but I guess maybe even "back then" it was uncommon?

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2481 on: December 24, 2022, 03:35:16 PM »
Last evening NBC broadcast How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the real one, the cartoon  ;D  ). At the beginning of the broadcast there was a notice that the original had been edited to fit the time allowed (read: to make more room for commercials  >:( ).

The editing was flawless, as far as I could tell, but I could tell it was, indeed, edited--I have it on DVD and watch it every Christmas season.

I have not noticed any broadcast of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Has anyone else seen it broadcast? Or maybe on a streaming service? Or is there some reason it has not been broadcast this year?

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2482 on: December 24, 2022, 05:20:20 PM »
I don't recall seeing the Charlie Brown cartoon special broadcast this year, but I was watching a lot of the Hallmark stuff, so I may have missed it.

I do recall seeing the original animated Grinch special.

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« Reply #2483 on: December 30, 2022, 08:34:35 AM »
While I've been on vacation, I've watched a couple of episodes of Perry Mason on MeTV. One or two outdoor scenes got me thinking:

Anybody who loves automobiles, classic cars, or the history of automobiles should check out some of these old series some time. In those shows from circa 1960, give or take a few years, you can see some amazing cars from that period.

I'm not trying to be funny here. I'm serious. I'm not particularly a car person, but even to me it's neat to see some of those wonderful period vehicles.

Incidentally, one of the supporting characters in the Perry Mason episode I saw this morning was played by Jeanne Cooper. She had a long career in character roles, ending, I think, in a long-running turn in a soap opera. She was also Corbin Bernsen's mother.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2484 on: January 24, 2023, 05:27:51 PM »
We don't get it anymore here..........I do remember Parade though........a nice little tidbit of odd/celebrity type news every week!  ;D

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2485 on: January 24, 2023, 05:35:46 PM »
Parade......wasn't that like a Sunday paper addition?

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« Reply #2486 on: January 25, 2023, 06:55:05 AM »
Parade used to be a supplement to my hometown Sunday newspaper. It shrank in size over the years, and the last time I visited my dad, it was no longer a part of the Sunday newspaper.

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« Reply #2487 on: January 25, 2023, 06:57:28 AM »
It's funny, but Maverick and Wagon Train both showed the episode title, but I guess maybe even "back then" it was uncommon?

MeTV is no longer showing Maverick at 10 o'clock Saturday mornings. About two weeks or so ago, they began showing Wild, Wild West. As of this past Saturday, they were still showing Wagon Train at 11 o'clock.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2488 on: January 30, 2023, 07:22:48 AM »
Wednesday Addams has passed away.

Lisa Loring died Saturday at age 64.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #2489 on: January 30, 2023, 06:36:39 PM »
I have no details, but now I've just learned that Cindy Williams, of Laverne and Shirley, has died.