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Oldest TV show
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Art    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:16:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember watching is Car 54 Where are you?, followed by My mother the car...I guess I'm a geezer


tim[in]    Posted 06-22-2004 at 05:33:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
i remember watching GADABOUT GADDIS THE FLYING FISHERMAN. he was one of the first shows on tv period!! of course i watched it in the 60s. but he was a true pioneer in tv.


how about..........    Posted 06-21-2004 at 18:30:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi chapperal,rawhide,the virginian,bonanza wild,wild west,gunsmoke...........remember dirty sally? how about sarah? my folks liked westerns. thats what we watched.
me, i liked spooky stuff.....twilight zone, circle of fear, and local show...DIMENSION 16, really scarey when your 6 years old! they would come on at ten thirty and show a picture of a clock and say......." it's 10:30 do you know where your children are"?
........PP


steve19438    Posted 06-21-2004 at 16:21:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
anyone remember "bertie the bunyip"???? with "fussie and gussie" and "sir guydeguy".


Chuck    Posted 06-21-2004 at 15:49:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anybody remember " Gangbusters or Roy Rogers ? " I must be really old


screaminghollow    Posted 06-21-2004 at 14:09:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got our first TV set in 1954. Broadcasts on most channels didn't run 24-7, sttarted about 7 am and signed off at 10:00 or 11:00. I remember Rin Tin Tin, Circus Boy, Tales of Texas Rangers, Loretta Young Theater, Fairy Tale theater with Shirley Temple Black, Foreign Legion, Sgt. Preston, Wyatt Earp, Gale Storm, Topper, Cross Current, Peter Gunn, Secret Storm, Edge of Night, Life of Riley, The Greenbergs, Ramar of the Jungle, Abbott and Costello show, Burns and Allen show, Amos and Andy, My Little Margie, Space Cadets with Buster Crabb (really hokie special effects, you could see the strings attached to the spaceship). The evening world news commentator was John Cameron Swayze (sp?) Huntly and Brinkley hadn't been thought of yet. If I took the time, could probably list a few dozen more.
Most of you are listing TV shows from the early 60's. Not many from the 50's. That is when TV really began with lots of experimentation.


Juliana    Posted 06-21-2004 at 21:25:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
How about Howdy Doody? That's the first show I remember and the Arthur Godfrey show. He used to broadcast from Hawaii, my parents would let us watch it because we had just come back from there. This is before it was a state.


Ya know.......    Posted 06-21-2004 at 14:21:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
....that space thingy that flew today looks a lot like one of ol Buster's flyin tin cans. Flew a lot smoother though. Didn't see any sparks of puffs of smoke either.

Jim(MO)


Jim(MO)    Posted 06-21-2004 at 12:28:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sgt. Bilco, The Today Show with Dave Garoway and J. Fred Muggs. The original Mickey Mouse Club. Superman, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry. Groucho Marx with You Bet Your Life, Steve Allen, The Cisco Kid, etc. etc. etc. Some of these go back to radio. Didn't have a TV until I was about 11 or 12. Saw a lot of the early stuff at friends or relatives that did. Radio only stuff. Little Orphan Annie, The Shadow, Fibber McGee & Mollie, Our Miss Brooks, Amos & Andy, Arthur Godfrey. Way to many to mention.


dig    Posted 06-21-2004 at 12:21:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in the days of live tv, none of this 5 second delay so the censor can bleep out the words; Sid Ceasar, Your Show of Shows, Jack Paar, Ed Sulivan, Father Knows Best, Leave It to Beaver, and all the rest of the TVland Line-up. Those were tv shows. They were fresh and funny without being vulgar.


steve19438    Posted 06-21-2004 at 16:23:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i believe that "father knows best" and "leave it to beaver" were not live shows.


dig    Posted 06-22-2004 at 07:22:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do believe you're right. Dang, I must be getting old not to remember that.


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:29:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
That aint old! I LOVE LUCIE, THE HONEY MOONERS AND LASSIE are far older and used to come on Sunday evenings at 6PM.


Burrhead    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:35:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I liked Red Skelton and The Honeymooners.


Steve from TN    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:45:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Red as Clem Kadiddlehopper and Gun Smoke wasn't too bad either.


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