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Max The Magnificent   5/7/2012 8:09:31 PM
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This has brought back all sorts of memories of TV programs I watched as a kid -- like "Champion the Wonder Horse" (another American classic -- but it was called "The Adventures of Champion" in the USA). Or what about "Flipper" and "Skippy (the Bush Kangaroo) from Australia? Did you see these also? If so, what country were you in? And do you remember any more of these classics?

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antedeluvian   5/7/2012 10:29:17 PM
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If you think that England was behind the times you should have seen TV in Rhodesia (I saw all of these post 1960). Of the English TV I remember Robin Hood Ivanhoe Bootsie and Snudge Steptoe and son Dr Who & the daleks Bill & Ben the flowerpot men Of the US TV there was McHales Navy F Troop Yogi Bear Flintstones Thunderbirds (or was that English) Watch Mr Wizard Brady Bunch Leave it to Beaver there was one about some astronauts arriving back in the stone age (maybe It's About Time) Car 54 There was a canadian one with kids in a fort and also an Australian one, both of which I cannot identify at the moment

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David Ashton   5/7/2012 11:49:24 PM
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And we had the Partridge Family (a favourite with my sisters who (like all girls of that era) used to love David Cassidy. It was very uncool in my group to watch it, but I must admit I had the odd perv on Susan Dey). Also...Happy Days, Hawaii 5-0, 20 000 Leagues under the Sea (which invariably had the sub rolling wildly and showers of sparks coming out of all the equipment at least once per show), Mork and Mindy, The Lucy Show, Beverley Hillbillies.... I bought a DVD with a few episodes of Beverley Hillbillies on for $1 at a discount shop not long ago. Still found it quite funny...they made 'em good in those days....(or maybe I never grew up... ;-)

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DWILSON373   5/11/2012 6:53:11 PM
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I don't recall seeing "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" as a series. I recall "Voyage to the bottom of the Sea" which starred Richard Basehart and David Hedison.

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Max The Magnificent   5/11/2012 9:02:46 PM
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I remember the name, but I can't remember much about it now...

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antedeluvian   5/8/2012 1:00:37 AM
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Not to mention Hollywood a-go-go

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antedeluvian   5/8/2012 1:28:36 PM
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Musn't forget: The Prisoner The Saint The Avengers The man from UNCLE Mission Impossible

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Max The Magnificent   5/8/2012 1:47:00 PM
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YES -- The Man from Uncle -- a GREAT show.

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Max The Magnificent   5/8/2012 1:46:30 PM
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I watched Bill and Ben the Flowerpot men -- and Dr Who and the Darleks -- and, later, Steptoe and Son.

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Duane Benson   5/7/2012 8:25:13 PM
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Being from the U.S., I should have seem most of them but we didn't have a television through most of the 60's. I had to wait and see them all in reruns. The classic, IMHO, is of course Gilligan's Island. I don't know if Start Trek counts because I can't imagine that anyone hasn't watched it at some point or other.

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antedeluvian   5/7/2012 10:19:40 PM
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I don't know if this is such a dreadful joke- a variation of it was selected as the second funniest joke ever- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_funniest_joke

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David Ashton   5/7/2012 11:53:36 PM
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Lone Ranger and Tonto are bailed up at the head of a valley with about 10 000 warlike Indians after them. LR: I think this is it, Tonto, I don't see how we're going to get out of this. Any ideas? Tonto: Who's "we", Paleface??

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Max The Magnificent   5/8/2012 1:47:13 PM
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LOL

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Paul A. Clayton   5/8/2012 2:37:35 PM
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Gary Larson's "The Far Side" had some classic frames (can't really call them comic strips).

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Max The Magnificent   5/8/2012 2:39:29 PM
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I was wondering if this was a Far Side cartoon -- I couldn't make out the name at the bottom, but it's certainly that style

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antedeluvian   5/8/2012 7:46:31 PM
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It is a Far Side cartoon, confirmed here http://encycl.opentopia.com/term/The_Lone_Ranger

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antedeluvian   5/8/2012 4:19:52 PM
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I really didn't think I had watched that much TV (especially since we didn't have one for a while). Apparently I was wrong- I can still remeber some of the characters and the theme music, not to mention some of the Mad Magazine takeoff names. Here are some more: Lassie The Munsters Rawhide Wagon Train Bonanza Huckleberry Hound

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csquared0   5/9/2012 7:55:59 PM
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From Wikipedia; "While details differ, the basic story of the origin of the Lone Ranger is the same in most versions of the franchise.[9] Six Texas Rangers are ambushed by a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish. Later, a Native American named Tonto stumbles on the scene and recognizes the lone survivor, John Francis Reid, as the man who had saved his life some time in the past. He nurses Reid back to health. The two men dig six graves for Reid's comrades, so that Cavendish will think there were no survivors. Among them is Reid's brother, Captain Daniel Steven Reid, who is the Captain of the Texas Rangers. John Reid fashions a black Domino mask using material from his brother's vest to conceal his identity. Even after the Cavendish gang is brought to justice, Reid continues to fight evil under the guise of the Lone Ranger."

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Max The Magnificent   5/9/2012 8:04:32 PM
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See also my column about Stingray, Supercar, Fireball XL5, and Thunderbirds ( http://bit.ly/IYGZZD )

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