Your first TV show

thavoice

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Remember as a kid there were some Friday nights when it was a struggle to decide on going to the Hoops game or watch The Dukes of Hazzard
 

irish_buffalo

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Remember as a kid there were some Friday nights when it was a struggle to decide on going to the Hoops game or watch The Dukes of Hazzard
Popcorn and pop for the Dukes. Then all us kids were shuttled off to bed so my parents could watch Dallas and smoke some dope.
 

eastisbest

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^^^ I'm snitchin on you snitch.

Didn't make it past opening credits. That's abusive! Horror I don't do. I still hide behind a chair when watching Nutty Professor.
 

ohiopup

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and Diana Rigg passes. See what you guys did!
Cause = cancer / 1st diagnosed in March 2020.

The majority of her work was a mix of the legitimate Theater & TV
In film
For the American audience she is noted for her role as Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo where
she marries James Bond in the 007 franchise On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


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SALT
 

USA70PP

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Watched Crusade in the Pacific with Dad. Always tried to find LST 874, the Large Slow Target he was on, when they showed landings on the beaches. Victory at Sea. Loved the musical score for each episode.
 

nupanther

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Ibrem
I remember going to elementary school and the other kids talking about Soap. They were basically reenacting anything Burt or the Major said and did. After I watched a few episodes I was hooked.
First family time show? Gotta be The Flip Wilson Show. Never saw my dad laugh so hard
 

ohiopup

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Watched Crusade in the Pacific with Dad. Always tried to find LST 874, the Large Slow Target he was on, when they showed landings on the beaches. Victory at Sea. Loved the musical score for each episode.
Victory at Sea
13 musical themes of the series including the main theme were
composed by Richard Rogers of Broadway Musical fame (Oklahoma!,
Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music ~
Rogers & Hart / Rogers & Hammerstein) the balance of the score
was by Robert Russell Bennett.

One of his scores from the series Beneath the Southern Cross
was later added lyrics by his partner Oscar Hammerstein and titled
No Other Love; it became a #1 hit by Perry Como in 1953.





Episode 10

This portion (Beneath the Southern Cross) of the series spurred
D. Powell to make the 1957 film The Enemy Below which was
based on the book (same title) by Denys Rayner.


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Semper Fi
 
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PantherProud

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Slightly off topic, started rewatching Smallville last week.

Such a great trip down memory lane of music from the early 2000’s, as well as bit roles by now famous/well known actors like Amy Adams, Lizzie Caplin, Joe Morton, Evangeline Lilly, Cobie Smulders, Jensen Ackles and so many more.
 

hubman

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No offense but this thread has let me know it is some old folks on this board (well at least older than me).
 

USA70PP

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Victory at Sea
13 musical themes of the series including the main theme were
composed by Richard Rogers of Broadway Musical fame (Oklahoma!,
Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music ~
Rogers & Hart / Rogers & Hammerstein) the balance of the score
was by Robert Russell Bennett.

One of his scores from the series Beneath the Southern Cross
was later added lyrics by his partner Oscar Hammerstein and titled
No Other Love; it became a #1 hit by Perry Como in 1953.





Episode 10

This portion (Beneath the Southern Cross) of the series spurred
D. Powell to make the 1957 film The Enemy Below which was
based on the book (same title) by Denys Rayner.


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Semper Fi
What memories flooded over me while listening to these selections. Thanks so much for posting them.
 

eastisbest

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Boss I sincerely hope a girl is part of those memories. Gershwin I can listen to. Blue Moon I can do. The others? I'd need a little incentive.
 
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thavoice

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Not quite my first TV show, but one I loved as a kid growing up, The Wonder Years. Qued it up on Hulu the other day for winter viewing.
 

eastisbest

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Friday night line-ups, I remember those. Brady Bunch - Partridge Family - Room 222 or better known as Marsha, Laurie and Alice to this 12 year old.
 

ohiopup

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Here's a series I used to watch back in the mid 1950s
(I was a pre-teen) it was on late at night just before
the station sign-off (there was a time when stations
went off the air to do electronic maintenance work, usually
around 1 AM.) I think I watched it on channel 8
out of Cleveland.

The Silent Service (1957-1958)
- Each episode based on a specific submarine, and based on actual events


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Leatherneck
 

clarkgriswold

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Speaking of first shows, I've had a reminder of the Brady Bunch song "Sunshine day" lately as Perdue is using it in a frequently played commercial. That's one of the songs they used in the TV talent show.
 

Fatman

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These all hit at the same time for me:

Wide World of Sports.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
The Munsters
Bewitched
The Beverly Hillbillies
My Favorite Martian
McHale's Navy
Gilligan's Island

I watched entirely too much TV.
 
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ohiopup

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Come to think of it, it was "The Howdy Doodey Show" for me. Now that's OLD.
All from what I remember...
Buffalo Bob Smith ~ "Hey, Kids! What time is it?"
Clarabell (Clown) played by Bob Keeshan / a former US Marine / went on to play Capt.Kangaroo
Chief Thunderthud
Princess SummerFallWinterSpring
The Peanut Gallery ~ Sigourney Weaver was a member, her father was a network big-wig
Puppets
Howdy Doody
Double Doody / Howdy's twin brother
Phineas T. Bluster ~Mayor of Doodyville
The Flub-a-dub ~ a conglomeration of like 8 or 9 animals
Dilly Dally ~ Howdy's best friend
a Witch ~ I don't remember her name
Capt. Scuttlebut

the program came on after school (4 or 5 PM?)
The Bob Keeshan / Sigourney Weaver tidbits were picked up much later in life,
when I was in my 20's.

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Leatherneck

P.S. I'm 75
 

arizonawildcat

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All from what I remember...
Buffalo Bob Smith ~ "Hey, Kids! What time is it?"
Clarabell (Clown) played by Bob Keeshan / a former US Marine / went on to play Capt.Kangaroo
Chief Thunderthud
Princess SummerFallWinterSpring
The Peanut Gallery ~ Sigourney Weaver was a member, her father was a network big-wig
Puppets
Howdy Doody
Double Doody / Howdy's twin brother
Phineas T. Bluster ~Mayor of Doodyville
The Flub-a-dub ~ a conglomeration of like 8 or 9 animals
Dilly Dally ~ Howdy's best friend
a Witch ~ I don't remember her name
Capt. Scuttlebut

the program came on after school (4 or 5 PM?)
The Bob Keeshan / Sigourney Weaver tidbits were picked up much later in life,
when I was in my 20's.

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Leatherneck

P.S. I'm 75
Very good, but you forgot Princess SummerFallWinterSpring. I had a Flub-a-dub puppet, but I was too young and uncoordinated to make it work. Several years ago I saw one on the Antiques Roadshow and it was worth a couple of hundred bucks.
 

eastisbest

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These all hit at the same time for me:

Wide World of Sports.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
The Munsters
Bewitched
The Beverly Hillbillies
My Favorite Martian
McHale's Navy
Gilligan's Island

I watched entirely too much TV.
This would be my era, sans Martian. I've looked at old shows, when they came on air. I'm pretty sure we didn't have a tv before I was five or I wasn't permitted, I don't recall watching much those shows. Any older, I'm pretty sure I watched in Summer re-runs.
 
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