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Re: Television from a different time
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 08:15:28 AM »
Ah, the good old days.  A seven-man engine company (count the people at the dinner table before the alarm comes in, then subtract the 2 for the rescue).  Oh yeah . . . a 2-man rescue company that ran with a panel truck . . . and a half empty panel truck at that.  But it did have a "pompier belt" for Jim Davis.  Guess you do have to allow for some poetic license though, don't you.  BTW:  It was my favorite show in 1958.  ;)
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Re: Television from a different time
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Re: Television from a different time
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2017, 05:33:03 PM »
 Even if you were having a bad day, you could always turn on that television and usually find something to give you a few laughs making that day a little bit better.

 I'm sure there's a few of us who remember watching these two guys.

 

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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 08:33:43 PM »
1960s TV shows:

     

     

     

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 10:45:08 PM »
 Thanks "mack". What a GREAT Rundown of so many different shows. From Quiz Shows to Comedy Shows. Westerns to Cartoons. Family Shows to Science Fiction.

 For those of us who were around to see it, watching the television was usually the spot to be. Families watched the shows together.

 We were one of the first families to have a TV on the block. It was a small black and white picture screen and we might have been able to pick up three channels. Most were westerns and the neighbors came over to watch it.

 Many of us can also remember watching on live television "mans first steps on the moon". What a night that was and the next day the entire country talked about it.

 We also saw the news report when President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas. News reporter Walter Cronkite had announced on live television that President Kennedy had died.

 We had no trouble functioning without computers, cell phones or cable TV. Local television gave us enough entertainment and it was all FREE.

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Re: Television from a different time
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2017, 10:52:39 AM »
Now it's 95% commercials and you have to pay for it. >:(

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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2017, 03:56:53 PM »
 We recently learned of the death of Della Reese on November 19, 2017 at 86 years old.

 Many of us remember her starring in a TV series called "Touched by an Angel", which ran from September 1994 - August, 2003, airing on CBS not too long ago.

 Della Reese played the part of Tess, along with Roma Downey as Monica, and John Dye as Andrew. All angels traveling the earth inspiring people at crossroads in their lives to turn to God.

 I guess today a national television channel, like CBS, NBC, or ABC, might feel they violate somebody's rights if a show like this is broadcast today.

 Here is a small sample of one scene.

  

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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2017, 05:42:22 PM »
My response to the networks would be that you're violating my rights by not showing it. I am fed up with "offended", my civil liberties and other nonsense. Sorry, didn't mean to branch off the "old TV" theme of this thread.

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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2017, 06:07:22 PM »
 This TV Show played from 1984 - 1989. As I remember, it usually came on Sunday nights. I'm sure some of you remember it.

 

 And here is a scene from one of those shows. Sure is different from today.

 

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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2018, 04:04:57 PM »
 As we step back to television from a different time, there were some really great variety shows. Everything from funny skits, visits from talented actors, plenty of song and great talent. 

 These Variety Shows ran from the early 1960s and into the late 80s. Hard to believe but even the one's that played in the late 80s are now a quarter century old.

 There was the Andy Williams Show from 1962 - 1971

 The Dean Martin Show from 1965 - 1974

 The Carol Burnett Show from 1967 - 1978

 And in the 1980s there was the Mandrell Sisters. Three very talented sisters who could sing, dance, and play several musical instruments. I think much more talent than we see today. But I really wanted to focus on them because, "well, honestly...., I had a little crush on all three of them". But I wasn't the only one. I knew a whole group of firefighters, that felt the same as I did.

 I think the show played on Sunday nights (?) but whatever night it was, those guys would "pray" that a run didn't come in during that hour or so. After that, any hour of the night was okay.

 Well, for those of us who remember, I'm sure you'll appreciate this talent again. For those who never saw them, watch this and see what you think. Anybody on television today come close to this kind of talent ?

 Okay ladies, "take it away".

 

 

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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2018, 05:07:43 PM »
I remember sitting in the station on Saturday nights catching reruns of 1-Adam12.  I was a fire policeman then, and I don't recall ever seeing a complete episode.  We were guaranteed a fire or a nasty accident on I-95 every Saturday night it seemed.


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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2018, 08:23:25 AM »
One of the favorites filmed before a live audience in the 1950s and shown on black and white television was the Honeymooners Show.

That show was based on two families living in Brooklyn, NY on Chauncey St. The two families were named Mr and Mrs Ralph Kramdon, and Mr and Mrs Ed Norton. Ralph was a bus driver on Madison Ave in Manhattan and Ed was a city sewer worker. Their wives Alice Kramdon and Trixie Norton would stay at home cooking and cleaning as most wives did in those days.

 Ed Norton was played by Art Carney and Ralph Kramdon was played by Jackie Gleason. Jackie Gleason grew up at 364 Chauncey St, but he wanted to use the actual address of his best friends apartment as the home of the Kramdons and the upstairs occupants of the Nortons for the show. The TV family of the Kramdons address became known 328 Chauncey St, apt 3A.

 Chauncey St is in a section of Brooklyn that had a lot of fires in the 1970s and into the 80s. So it was one of the areas where, as a buff, I would hang out chasing the rigs. Maybe it was in the early 80s, that I decided to take a look to see where this famous actor/bus driver actually grew up. When I got to the street, I wasn't sure of the exact address. So I asked a few of the locals who were "brown bagging it" on the street corner. They ALL knew and told me where it was.

 I found it pretty easy then, because outside that building was a statue of that famous character known as America's most famous bus driver, Ralph Kramdon. I would hope that his memory is still there with that statue in front of 364 Chauncey St where he grew up.

 There is also a large 8 foot statue of Americas Most Famous Bus Driver, known as Ralph Kramdon, aka Jackie Gleason, at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC. 

 Here is a short scene of Ralph Kramdon and Ed Norton from the many live shows they did together making Americans laugh.

 

   

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Re: Television from a different time
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2018, 09:45:17 PM »
My wife and I were very happily married for 35 years. But she passed away a few years ago.

This was her favorite television show. She said it reminded her of us.

 As I watch it, I tend to think she was right. Except for the fact that I didn't live in Queens or work for United Parcel Service.

 It was called; "The King of Queens".

 

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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2018, 10:44:17 PM »
My wife and I were very happily married for 35 years. But she passed away a few years ago.

This was her favorite television show. She said it reminded her of us.

 As I watch it, I tend to think she was right. Except for the fact that I didn't live in Queens or work for United Parcel Service.

 It was called; "The King of Queens".

 
Yeah Bill, that is definitely you........lol.

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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2018, 09:55:07 PM »
 A very talented guy named Rich Little did some great impersonations of famous people from a different time. Many of those famous people have since passed on.

 Here is Rich Little on the David Letterman Show doing some of his greatest.

  

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« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2018, 10:16:41 PM »
Well done, Bill - thank you!

 

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