Cause = cancer / 1st diagnosed in March 2020.and Diana Rigg passes. See what you guys did!
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.Soap
Victory at SeaWatched 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.
What memories flooded over me while listening to these selections. Thanks so much for posting them.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.
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.
All from what I remember...Come to think of it, it was "The Howdy Doodey Show" for me. Now that's OLD.
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.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
The Peanut Gallery ~ Sigourney Weaver was a member, her father was a network big-wig
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
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.
P.S. I'm 75
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.These all hit at the same time for me:
Wide World of Sports.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
The Beverly Hillbillies
My Favorite Martian
I watched entirely too much TV.