Does anyone remember....

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CRed, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Here's another one that probably no one remembers, "You are there", a show that they'd take you back in time and see the event, whatever it was. Sort of like Peabody's "Way Back" machine on steroids....
  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    It was a cool history show that dramatized major historical events. It would open with an announcer saying "Everything is exactly as it happened then...only YOU ARE THERE!" I remember it. Must have seen it in reruns!
  3. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Man, and I thought the movie was going to be the end of it... I'm gonna have to get all 3 DVD's!
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ___ Waving hands - jumping up & down __ OHH OHHH I remember!!! Geeze - I'm OLD!!!! ROFL

    How about "Time Tunnel" :) :)
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    OK, try this on for size, "Rabbit ears" and rooftop antennas.:eek: I wonder what percentage of folks still have them now. Many HOA's won't allow them anymore.

    And while we are talking mechanical things, does anyone remember the sheets of plastic that you put over your B/W screen that had a color gradient on it to trick the eye into thinking you had a color set? How about your first color set and having to buy a plug-in degausser to get the color right?
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    We just moved my friend from the 60 year old house he bought 15 years ago..... There is an antenna in his attic...... All the houses in the development have one... they use them for their FM antennas now :D :D

    Bow ties for UHF :) And - remember how frustrated you were when the new-fangled transistor TV's came out and you couldn't HIT them on the side to clear them up????

    LOL I really missed those tube TV's :D :D

    Oh!! When you turned them off....... You had that "DOT" that stayed on the screen...watching you to make sure you left the room sign1sign1
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    We lived in New Jersey, we had one large antenna pointed over to NYC to pick up the stations from there and a small one pointed towards Newark to pick up the one independent station there.

    Yeah, and how about the "National Anthem" and the jets flying off at sign-off time?:patriot1::patriot1:

    And during the 50's there was the "test pattern" that if you got home from school early was still there from the night before. Sometime you'd stare at the test pattern hoping to see something different, but it never happened.:eek: :eek:

    Just a few more from the B/W era:

    The Tonight Show-----starring--- Jack Parr
    What's my Line.
    The Rifleman
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    You mean these things??????

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  9. CRed

    CRed Member

    I see you guys have run with this topic,holy cow!I can't believe nobody has mentioned Kung Fu or Adam 12 yet!

    All the cartoons mentioned I remember watching,especially shows like Banana Splits and Wacky Races.Nobody has mentioned H.R. Puff n Stuff yet though,now that was a fantastic show!

  10. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    I thought all...

    ...model railroaders woke early to turn on the TV to cartoons, eat cereal, drink coffee and run trains endlessly in the basement until the rest of the household became too noisy to enjoy it anymore that day!!!

    You mean you guys haven't been???wall1

    And hey, 'lil rascals, dead end kids and still big here around Philly- The Three Stooges.

    Plus some other faves (strictly after 11PM)- Odd Couple, You Bet Your Life, Perry Mason and of course all mentioned so far are included.

    Great reasons for modelling the 70's as I intend. Oh yeah- Adam 12.

    Personally, I never went for the gimmicky stuff- Bionic anything, or Angels, etc. Too goofy for me. But Gilligan's Island, right on brother. Sock it to me, Sock it to me, Sock it to me.

  11. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    I am more of a "Popeye The Sailor" fan..Never could get into super heros.
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Popeye will always be my hero. Anyone that can put up with Olives Erl's squeaky voice and saves here time and again, has got to rate as a hero.:thumb: :thumb:

    Speaking of super heroes, no one has mentioned "Superman" from about the late 50's and "Batman" from the 60's. BAM, THWACK, ZONK....
  13. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I'll bet most of us recall the opening to the Superman show that included the "more powerful than a speeding locomotive" line as a train roared by the camera.

    The thing about the Batman show that always got me was the way the villians would devise intricate ways of killing Batman and Robin, set them up...and then LEAVE! :) This always gave the "Dynamic Duo" opportunity to escape. Thank goodness for the Batman Utility Belt!

  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    He Can't die!! He has to come back next week :) We have a Wawa near here - the parking lot is at a 45 deg slope. I always called it the "Batman Villian Wawa.... Because the villain's hideouts always seemed to be....uh... "Crooked"???? :D :D

    Hey - We're forgetting Star Trek and Lost in Space too......
  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Bringing back some good memories guys!!!!!!!!
    OK.....I'll add some.
    Canon, Hawaii Five-0, Rockford Files(Who can forget that Firebird!!)
    The Hudson Brothers Show(Remember the Emu?)Combat, Sonny and Cher Show, All In The Family, Chico and The Man, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, M*A*S*H*, Carol Burnett Show......Should I go on?
  16. woodone

    woodone Member

    Yes, thoes were the good old days:thumb:
    Now when you turn on the TV, you get to see some PAID PROGRAMING SUFF! on over half the channels you tune to.:confused:
  17. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Ed, I loved COMBAT! I'll include shows that thought WWll was funny! :)
    Hogan's Heros, Mc Hale's Navy...

  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Ok Ralph. Remember this show?
    Wackiest Ship In The Army?
    Couple more...
    Emergency, CHiPs, Quantum Leap, Night Court, Lost In Space(Crush...Kill..Destroy).......Big Valley, Mule Train, The Virginian,
  19. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    Do you remember when your Dad had to go to the local hardware to get replacement tubes for the TV? There were so many tubes dad would take a bunch to check on the tube checker to make sure there weren't any more bad ones. I don't think we had our first color TV until 1974.

    I was a Combat fan but I wasn't young enough for the first run so I watched that and Rat Patrol in reruns.
  20. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I used to repair TV's -- I had a portable Tube checker :) :)

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