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Jolly Roger
11-28-2008, 09:34 PM
Having only been back in the US for less than a month I've been reconnecting with old friends and relatives I haven't spoken to for some time. My cousin and I had a conversation about old cartoons we used to watch and he insists he doesn't remember Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwpUmnK6VkI). I was amazed because I have vivid memories of watching this cartoon with him. He almost convinced me that it was in my imagination until I found the youtube link.

He says he kinda remembers Sinbad Jr. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6_2QbRvM_o&feature=related) He remembers The Mighty Hercules (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PrLVgR6J84)though, but I remember seeing both of those cartoons on Captain Noah and His Magical Ark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Noah_and_His_Magical_Ark)with him. we used to watch it in the living room of my house in the morning waiting for the school bus. Actually its the same with after school cartoons. He claims to remember watching 8th Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTiysOs-91w)but he remembers watching Astro Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n10oXO7vC7U&feature=related)and even Ultra Man....but we saw those shows back to back.

My other cousin for a few years told me she did not remember ever watching Kimba the White Lion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p2VXN0xDTY&feature=related), Marine Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNl_X85vF9s&feature=related)or Prince Planet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WktsQHZPhA&feature=related). Even her husband said he remembered those cartoons but she thought he was just agreeing with me to trick her and we were making it up. Until I gave her kids the DVD box set of Kimba for Christmas last year, and her husband the original Captain Scarlet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8YbLvGrb0)on DVD.

My wife is 2 years older than I am and she was looking online for DVDs when she asked me if I'd ever heard of Quark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pqLjOg0hwo). I thought she'd have known about the show, but apparently not. She had never heard of Space 1999 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DF9nDJZrdA)until I got the box set. Considering how much she likes Star Trek the original series I took it for granted that she had seen other sci-fi shows from the period, I guess.

So what old shows and cartoons do you remember but no one else does? Shows that you're on the verge of thinking maybe they never were real because no one else you know claims to have heard of or seen? Even though you remember seeing these shows with people that don't recall them.

I can tell you that I remember a cartoon that had japanese mice. I can't remember anything more except that they also had shorts about some revolutionary war guy named Hector Heathcoat or something. My cousin swears I'm making that up. If anyone can clear that up for mer I'd appreciate it

Hockey Monkey
11-28-2008, 09:44 PM
I've never heard of a single cartoon you linked. No one I know remembers Kidd Video/Flipside. http://brandedinthe80s.com/index.php?post_id=99807

Sadly no one remembers the Ladybug Picnic from Sesame Street either. :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8vUTm64h0

Jolly Roger
11-28-2008, 09:48 PM
I've never heard of a single cartoon you linked. No one I know remembers Kidd Video/Flipside. http://brandedinthe80s.com/index.php?post_id=99807

Sadly no one remembers the Ladybug Picnic from Sesame Street either. :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8vUTm64h0

It may be an age thing. I don't know how old you are, but most of the shows I linked were aired in the Philadelphia Tri state area in the 70's. Kidd Video if I recall correctly was in the 80's. I have heard of it, but not watched it. And I actually do remember the ladybug picnic.

Momofgirls
11-28-2008, 10:36 PM
I watched Kimba every day before or after school. I wish they'd show it again. And I remember Ladybug's Picnic, and can still recall the song from memory.

A show nobody I know remembers is Groovy Ghoulies. I loved that cartoon (back in the 70s), and wish they would show that one as well.

RikWriter
11-28-2008, 10:38 PM
Anyone remember the San Pedro Beach Bums? :D

ZipperJJ
11-28-2008, 11:13 PM
Sadly no one remembers the Ladybug Picnic from Sesame Street either. :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8vUTm64h0

Who are these "no one"s you speak of? It's a very popular song!! (ok at least amongst the handful of people I've polled)

RealityChuck
11-28-2008, 11:14 PM
Arnie
Nighmare Cafe.
Buffalo Bill
The Magician
Best of the West
He and She
Action
The Good Guys
The Space Explorers

See http://greatbutforgotten.blogspot.com/search/label/TV for descriptions.

AtomicDog
11-28-2008, 11:20 PM
I can tell you that I remember a cartoon that had japanese mice. I can't remember anything more except that they also had shorts about some revolutionary war guy named Hector Heathcoat or something. My cousin swears I'm making that up. If anyone can clear that up for mer I'd appreciate it

Hashimoto.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashimoto-san

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2YzxgnAYy4

Colibri
11-28-2008, 11:39 PM
I don't know how many here will remember Colonel Bleep. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Bleep)

Mixolydian
11-28-2008, 11:41 PM
Colonel Bleep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSA1s5laZr0)

Johnny L.A.
11-28-2008, 11:43 PM
I've never heard of a single cartoon you linked.

It's OK, Jolly Roger. I remember some of what you mentioned. I watched Kimba The White Lion all the time. I remember the theme from Sinbad, Jr.. The Mighty Hercules too. When I was very little, in Japan, I used to watch Tetsu-Jin. (I had an inflatable Tetsu-Jin that I played with all the time.) In the U.S. it was called Gigantor. And Thunderbirds was another favourite. It came on very early, before the 'real' cartoons came on. I always liked that one, and I have the boxed DVD set.

I remember Quark. Ah, yes. Syb (or was it Syd) and Trish Barnstable. Cheesy show, that; but I watched it every week.

I was disappointed in Space:1999 when it came out. As a child, I heard it was going to be 'better than Star Trek. Not so much. But it did grow on me, and I did watch it all the time. I have the boxed set.

Gerry Anderson's earlier effort was U.F.O. I loved that one. Yep. Boxed set.

Some others I remember are:
It's About Time, about astronauts that get thrown back to the Stone Age.
Dusty's Trail, which was Gilligan's Island set in the Old West
King Kong, the animated series. King Kong! You know the name of King Kong! You know the fame of King Kong! Ten times as big as a man!
Love, American Style
Sky Hawks, a cartoon about General Aviation pilots who did Good Things.
Hot Wheels, a cartoon either before or after Sky Hawks based on the toy cars.
Lassie's Rescue Rangers
The Jackson 5 cartoon
The Osmonds cartoon
The Brady Kids cartoon
Mission: Magic cartoon
James At 15

Mixolydian
11-28-2008, 11:45 PM
Simulpost!

Colibri, I remember getting up and watching static on the TV, then the National Anthem, and then Colonel Bleep.

My other favorite as a kid was The Mighty Heroes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBUXwisqkCQ), but that's not as obscure.

kaylasdad99
11-28-2008, 11:50 PM
I watched Kimba every day before or after school. I wish they'd show it again. And I remember Ladybug's Picnic, and can still recall the song from memory.

A show nobody I know remembers is Groovy Ghoulies. I loved that cartoon (back in the 70s), and wish they would show that one as well.As I recall, the Groovy Ghoulies were Sabrina the Teenage witch's housemates (I think they lived in her basement, or dungeon, or something). They were also a rock band (as the characters in practically every Saturday morning cartoon were in those days).

I was very disappointed when the Melissa Joan Hart live action series came out, and there were no Groovy Ghoulies. I was also disappointed that Melissa's Sabrina never interacted with Archie and Betty and Veronica and Jughead and Reggie and Moose and Midge. It's like once she had her own show, she didn't need the people who made her very existence possible.

Johnny L.A.
11-28-2008, 11:57 PM
Oh, yeah. Groovy Ghoulies. How did I miss that?

Everybody shout!
Come on, now, sing out!
It's time for the Ghoulie Get-Together.
We have jokes for everyone
With laughter, songs, and fun
So let's go to the Ghoulie Get-Together!

Salmo Trutta
11-28-2008, 11:58 PM
Nobody else seems to remember the shows "Sidekicks" and "Sledgehammer." The former about a ninja kid (Ernie Reyes Jr.) that helps his cop foster father solve crimes and the latter about a police officer who sleeps with and talks to his gun. I remember watching both religiously, but nobody else has any idea what I'm talking about.

There was also a Saturday morning show about some popular (or made up) 80’s pop/mod band that turned into a cartoon during the opening credits. I think there might have been some sort of magic cat involved too. Anyone know what I'm referring to?

I also can’t find anyone else that remembers the Dukes of Hazard episode with an Alien in it. It really freaked me out as a kid!

dropzone
11-29-2008, 12:25 AM
The Mighty Hercules? Hell, I still remember the song!

Softness in his eyes,
Fire in his thighs,
Virtue in his farts,
Fire in every part,
Of the mighty Hercules!

As recorded by Johnny Nash, of "I Can See Clearly Now" fame.

kaylasdad99
11-29-2008, 12:33 AM
I can tell you that I remember a cartoon that had japanese mice. I can't remember anything more except that they also had shorts about some revolutionary war guy named Hector Heathcoat or something. My cousin swears I'm making that up. If anyone can clear that up for mer I'd appreciate itYour cousin is either young and callow, or old and senescent. Hashimoto-San did indeed open a bento-box of whoopass on the sumo wrestler-sized cat every week, and I can also vouch for the presence of Hector Heathcoat's hapless contributions to American history.

Sefton
11-29-2008, 12:39 AM
Oh, I remember Sledge Hammer! What a great show... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QWlEH2vn3g&feature=related)

Roderick Femm
11-29-2008, 01:14 AM
One of the weirder ones that no-one talks about these days is Clutch Cargo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzkNchB0p0). The only animation was the mouths, everything else was just still drawings. But the mouths were really realistic. Creepy.

Going back much further was the Andy Devine kid's show called Andy's Gang. The sponsor was Buster Brown Shoes, and the one part I remember most clearly is his sort of catchphrase:

Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!

Never did understand quite what that meant. I also remember that Andy Devine was a very comfortable, avuncular presence. This would have been in the mid-50's so you'd have to be over 55 to remember it.


Roddy

Johnny L.A.
11-29-2008, 01:48 AM
Not old, but I think fairly obscure. On The Air (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22on+the+air%22+lynch&search_type=&aq=f).

Tuckerfan
11-29-2008, 01:55 AM
One that I remember, which nobody else does, was about a guy who was a cartoonist, who lived in a loft apartment. Muppet-type (I don't think they were actual Jim Henson Muppets, but some kind of knock-off) creatures would occassionally come and visit him. A staple of the show was that he'd go and visit two muppets who lived in a basement. He always talked to them through the window, and never went inside. I remember a cartoon segment about the basement muppets (who were brothers) and all you saw of them was their eyes.

The one thing about the show which sticks in my mind, was that one day, the host leaned over his drawing board, looked straight at the camera and said, "You know, <basement muppets> haven't seen their parents faces. Their parents locked them in the basement when they were little, and they only open the door to throw food down to <basement muppets>. All <basement muppets> ever see of their parents is their ankles."

Anyone have the foggiest idea of what show this might have been? It would have aired in the early 1970s.

greatshakes
11-29-2008, 02:46 AM
Mark Wilson's Magic Circus

Pip the Piper

My World and Welcome to It

The Champions

Crusader Rabbit

The Wilburn Brothers

Lighttime? With to Poston

jackelope
11-29-2008, 04:06 AM
One of the weirder ones that no-one talks about these days is Clutch Cargo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzkNchB0p0). The only animation was the mouths, everything else was just still drawings. But the mouths were really realistic. Creepy.Clutch Cargo is what Eric Stoltz's character in Pulp Fiction is watching when Travolta calls him up to say he's bringing over Uma Thurman, who is overdosing on heroin. I read somewhere that shows like that (there were a couple, I think) were shot with the actors talking through a sort of megaphone, so that only their mouths were visible. This was filmed and then somehow spliced into the animation. I agree, it was creepy.

I also remember the animated Hercules; in first or second grade, we used to sing a different parody of the theme song:

Hercules, he eats cheese and baloney!
Hercules, he is the world's greatest phony!
Fighting for a [something],
With a rubber knife,
With the strength of ten
Little paper men!
That's the sign of... HERCULES!

A couple of shows no one seems to remember but me are It's Your Move (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086737/), which ran for one season (1984) and starred a very young Jason Bateman (my brother and I loved that show), and the New Zoo Revue (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296385/), which also ran for one season (1972) and featured Chuck Woolery of Scrabble fame. One of my very earliest memories is of New Zoo Revue.

Tuckerfan
11-29-2008, 04:20 AM
Clutch Cargo is what Eric Stoltz's character in Pulp Fiction is watching when Travolta calls him up to say he's bringing over Uma Thurman, who is overdosing on heroin. I read somewhere that shows like that (there were a couple, I think) were shot with the actors talking through a sort of megaphone, so that only their mouths were visible. This was filmed and then somehow spliced into the animation. I agree, it was creepy.

Cecil on Clutch Cargo and its sibling show, Space Angel. (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/373/how-did-they-make-those-weird-lip-movements-in-the-old-em-clutch-cargo-em-cartoon-series)

Stratocaster
11-29-2008, 06:07 AM
Wow, what a great thread. I still sing the 8th Man theme--it's very dramatic!

Jolly Roger, I grew up in Philly, seems like roughly the same time. Some more local shows I'm sure you recall: Happy the Clown, Wee Willie Weber, Sally Starr, Pixanne, and let's not forget Gene London (with Debbie Dibbley, his girlfriend, and that scary Quigley Mansion *shudder!*).

Anyone remember Magilla Gorilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIL5EE_qxGA)? Alias Smith and Jones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os5K2fQEzUM)?

Half Man Half Wit
11-29-2008, 06:08 AM
Nobody ever seems to remember Ulysses 31 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4c1X5ene8).

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
11-29-2008, 07:37 AM
Marine Boy. Anime, & very early...showed up in the 60s.

He could live underwater because he chewed "oxygen gum".

When I was a wee tad, I had a crush on his mermaid sidekick.

Coup Fourre
11-29-2008, 07:58 AM
OMG! Groovy Goulies! I forgot all about that show! I'm another person who also remembers The Ladybug Picnic.

A few shows I remember from my youth that no one seems to remember are:

B.J. and Gigglesnort Hotel - This show may have been local to the Chicago area.

Make A Wish

Magic Door

Pink Lady

Making A Living (a/k/a It's A Living)

The Jim Stafford Show

On a side note, I was in a Dollar Tree recently looking for coloring books for my 5 year-old and they had H.R. Pufnstuf coloring books. WTF? Of course I bought the two I found. This show hasn't been on in, what, 30 years?!

Great post, BTW. Making me more nostalgic for the old days when we had seven channels and you could almost always find something to watch. I have over 100 channels now and can almost never find anything to watch.

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
11-29-2008, 08:19 AM
I recall a cartoon series called M*U*S*H, about cartoon dogs in the RCMP. An obvious rip-off of homage to M*A*S*H.

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
11-29-2008, 09:53 AM
Shrimpenstein (http://www.shrimpenstein.com/)!

Lightning flashed, and something missed
A poor old crazy scientist
Had dropped a bag of jellybeans
Into his Frankenstein machine
And Shrimpenstein
Was created...

Beware of Doug
11-29-2008, 11:10 AM
Wlch ylch aargh aargh, the first animated cartoon in Welsh, which appeared on BBC Wales in 1965. I believe it was canceled after the first series when people wrote in complaining that every sketch included a man walking up behind a sheep, then not doing anything.

Nobody but me remembers this because I just made it up.

Hombre
11-29-2008, 11:14 AM
Pow Wow the Indian Boy? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrCH56xeNq8)

want2know
11-29-2008, 11:27 AM
Captain Scarlet was mentioned earlier--one of my favorite shows as a kid. Ditto the other Gerry Anderson shows, especially Supercar.
There was another puppet show from the 60s called Planet Patrol that I remember fondly.
Anyone remember Diver Dan? He had all these puppet fish friends--only remember one name, "Baron Barracuda". I used to get a kick out of hearing that name mentioned in the song "Barracuda" by Heart.
As far as cartoons, who remembers Milton the Monster?
But one of the weirdest was Mighty Man--a miniature superhero with a dog sidekick named Yukk. Yukk wore a bag over his head because he was supposedly the world's ugliest dog, and when Mighty Man would get in trouble, Yukk would remove the bag and immobilize the villain with his ugliness.

Hockey Monkey
11-29-2008, 12:00 PM
It may be an age thing. I don't know how old you are, but most of the shows I linked were aired in the Philadelphia Tri state area in the 70's. Kidd Video if I recall correctly was in the 80's. I have heard of it, but not watched it. And I actually do remember the ladybug picnic.

I'm 37, so my prime cartoon watching age was late 70's to present. :D

Khadaji
11-29-2008, 12:03 PM
I remember most of these. Clearly I had no life as a child. (Wait a minute, do I have one now?)

To the list I will add: Fearless Fly and Thundar the Barbarian.

Bryan Ekers
11-29-2008, 12:06 PM
Actually, something I recently found disturbing was checking out the wiki page of a Canadian 'toon called The Raccoons, of which I'd had fond memories and realizing I was sixteen when it first aired. Why they Hell was I watching and enjoying some cheesy cartoon about raccoons when I was sixteen?

Johnny L.A.
11-29-2008, 12:10 PM
Make A Wish

Wow. I haven't though of that one in a while. There was another show on around the same time called Animals, Animals, Animals. Both of their theme songs come to mind occasionally.

Hazle Weatherfield
11-29-2008, 12:12 PM
I love the ladybug picnic.

"It's a Living" was that show about all of the waitresses in a classy restaurant at the top of a hotel, wasn't it. I can actually picture all of them, but can only name Ann Jillian.

Johnny L.A.
11-29-2008, 12:16 PM
When Things Were Rotten
HOT L Baltimore

Mrs. Cake
11-29-2008, 12:24 PM
I love these threads that dredge up all this old stuff out of the recesses of my brain. No wonder I can't remember what I had for dinner yesterday - this is what has filled up the available memory.

I seem to have seen a lot of Japanese shows - I remember Ultraman an Johnny Sokko and his Giant Flying Robot as well as a lot of the cartoons already mentioned.

I adored Quark and was thrilled to see it finally out on DVD, although I'm guessing it won't seem as funny to me know.

Anyone remember It's About Time, with time-travelling astronauts meeting cavepeople? I can still bring part of the theme song to mind. Likewise the mostly best-forgotten When Things Were Rotten, which, in spite of it's awfulness was still better than Mel Brooks' later foray into the Robin Hood Myth. I remember one scene that amused me at the time - Misty Rowe as Maid Marion imobilizing the palace guards by asking them to open a stuck pickle jar while she beams cutely at them.

ETA - I see Johnny L.A. remembers WTRR too

Johnny L.A.
11-29-2008, 12:30 PM
Anyone remember It's About Time, with time-travelling astronauts meeting cavepeople?

Yep (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showpost.php?p=10507745&postcount=11). :D ;)

AHunter3
11-29-2008, 01:38 PM
I remember lots of these.... OK to come up with one that in real life as well as the board no one seems to remember...

Stingray!

The characters were all puppets or mannequins.


Opening credits (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rPu9mLfLoOA&feature=related)


Closing credits "Aqua Marina" (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CD96RQ1-wnY&feature=related)

Johnny L.A.
11-29-2008, 01:41 PM
OK to come up with one that in real life as well as the board no one seems to remember...

Stingray!

I have the boxed set.

jali
11-29-2008, 02:53 PM
I loved http://www.fab1.co.nz/characters/characters.htm as a kid.

I watched Beverly Hills Teens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4AjEZy7J6M with my girls when they were small. We danced around to the theme song, every morning before school and work. I loved that show.

I watched Gnomes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAphcvZaS8I with my boys when they were young and I worked the night shift. I loved that show too (and I can sing the theme)

Don Draper
11-29-2008, 03:21 PM
A show I recall from the early 80s (perhaps late, late 70s) was called "Cliffhangers." It was a half-hour show split up into three serial segments. The first was a modern-day Dracula serial, the second featured an old west cowboy who stumbled upon a futuristic sci-fi society living below ground, and the third was about a "Brenda Starr" type 'girl reporter.' As you might expect, each installment of the serials ended with a cliffhanger.

I also remember a series with a name I can't remember about an average Middle American family who, during a vacation in Egypt, get shunted into a parrallel space/time continuum. Earth in this timeline is a series of sci-fi style fuedal states, and the family goes from one 'zone' to the next hoping to find a way back to their proper reality. Anyone remember the name of it?

And people think I hallucinated this, but wasn't there a Saturday morning cartoon version of "the Partridge Family" - only set in a Jetsons-like future world?

Little Nemo
11-29-2008, 03:21 PM
"It's a Living" was that show about all of the waitresses in a classy restaurant at the top of a hotel, wasn't it. I can actually picture all of them, but can only name Ann Jillian.Crystal Bernard went on to do Wings and have a semi-successful country music career. Wendy Schaal is still working - she does the voice of Francine on American Dad.

Little Nemo
11-29-2008, 03:25 PM
I remember lots of these.... OK to come up with one that in real life as well as the board no one seems to remember...

Stingray!I was going to point out that I remembered this show and just mentioned it this week in another thread. Then I saw this:The characters were all puppets or mannequins.and realized you were talking about this show (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057786/) rather than this one (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090528/).

jali
11-29-2008, 03:27 PM
Crystal Bernard went on to do Wings and have a semi-successful country music career. Wendy Schaal is still working - she does the voice of Francine on American Dad.


I enjoyed that show. Wow - I haven't thought of it for years.

F. U. Shakespeare
11-29-2008, 03:32 PM
As far as cartoons, who remembers Milton the Monster? I do -- the monster with a Gomer-Pylesque naivete, and the Eddie-Haskell-ish bully Fangenstein.

When I was around eight (ca. 1967), there was a show on some Pittsburgh TV station called 'The Chuckleheads'. It was a series of 1920s-era silent slapstick one-reelers. They were forgettable, but I will never forget the theme song. It was a cacophonous clash of tooting horns set to an increasing-tempo march beat. It was one of those rare pieces of music: the sound of it actually made you laugh. I seem to recall learning that the films were a random set of Mack Sennett works that were marketed under the 'Chuckleheads' name after they had fallen into the public domain. I know of one other person on the planet who remembers 'The Chuckleheads': my older brother.

Jake
11-29-2008, 03:50 PM
Mark Wilson's Magic Circus

Pip the Piper

My World and Welcome to It

The Champions

Crusader Rabbit

The Wilburn Brothers

Lighttime? With to Poston

I remember:

Crusader Rabbit, with Rags the Tiger.
Mark Wilson's Magic Circus with Nanie Darnell (Gave me my first boner!)

I assume you meant Tom Poston. Also, it sounds like you're a geezer like me!:)

Zsofia
11-29-2008, 03:51 PM
I've never heard of a single cartoon you linked. No one I know remembers Kidd Video/Flipside. http://brandedinthe80s.com/index.php?post_id=99807

Sadly no one remembers the Ladybug Picnic from Sesame Street either. :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8vUTm64h0
We must be the same age - I brought up Kidd Video in a thread a little while ago about how they used to have the most bizarre cartoons.

Acid Lamp
11-29-2008, 03:57 PM
The mon chi-chi's For the longest time I thought I'd made that up.

gonzomax
11-29-2008, 04:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNrL_-jVvXo Krazy Kat was pretty popular once.

gonzomax
11-29-2008, 04:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlhyPeXcNmA Then Felix the cat.

Olentzero
11-29-2008, 05:18 PM
And people think I hallucinated this, but wasn't there a Saturday morning cartoon version of "the Partridge Family" - only set in a Jetsons-like future world?We musta done the same drugs; I remember that one. For some reason the I've got the lyric "twenty sixty-two" stuck in my head from one of the walk-cycle chase scenes.

I remember the Groovy Ghoulies and M*U*S*H as well, only from introductory clips to reruns we watched as kids on weekday afternoon cartoons. I seem to remember they were done by Filmation (The Danes call it "Suck"*) as part of what used to be a longer "variety show"-type cartoon.

*Except for Fat Albert.

Johnny L.A.
11-29-2008, 05:20 PM
Partridge Family 2200 A.D. (http://www.cmongethappy.com/2200/)

Jolly Roger
11-29-2008, 05:39 PM
Rickety Rocket (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0WCR7BVx7k)...now this iss one that I really thought I had imagined.

Bootis
11-29-2008, 05:54 PM
I was an 8 year old Nickelodeon junky in 1984. Remember the Third Eye?, a creepy live action show, that was British I think. Powerhouse was another one. And of course Belle and Sebastian, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Mr. Wizard's World. And then at 7:00 Nickelodeon finished its broadcasting for the day, and the most anti-kid network, A&E took over until the next morning.

Peter Morris
11-29-2008, 06:10 PM
Anyone remember Tomfoolery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo0DjdCn6pk)?

bat312
11-29-2008, 06:29 PM
Wacky Racers?

I also remember a TV show called Profit about a guy who was abused by his parents while he grew up and was forced to live in a cardboard box. When he was older he went to work for the company that produced the product that was original in the box that he lived in and he killed other employees.

Really, I did not make that up!

Icerigger
11-29-2008, 06:35 PM
I have been trying to remember a 1980s show about a New Zealand girl and her coming of age adventures. It was something like "Clarissa Explains it All." Does anyone know what the name of that show was?

want2know
11-29-2008, 08:06 PM
I also remember a series with a name I can't remember about an average Middle American family who, during a vacation in Egypt, get shunted into a parrallel space/time continuum. Earth in this timeline is a series of sci-fi style fuedal states, and the family goes from one 'zone' to the next hoping to find a way back to their proper reality. Anyone remember the name of it?



Otherworld (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088587/)

Featuring one of my favorite character actors, Jonathan Banks!

Jolly Roger
11-29-2008, 08:11 PM
Wacky Racers?

I also remember a TV show called Profit about a guy who was abused by his parents while he grew up and was forced to live in a cardboard box. When he was older he went to work for the company that produced the product that was original in the box that he lived in and he killed other employees.

Really, I did not make that up!

I remember that. It starred Adrian Pasdar i believe, better kbown as "Flying Man" on Heroes.

I remember Wacky Races and Stop that pigeon or whatever it was called.

mobo85
11-29-2008, 08:22 PM
Sadly no one remembers the Ladybug Picnic from Sesame Street either. :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8vUTm64h0

I remember it, and I'm sure many others do, too. It, and many other animated Sesame inserts, were animated and sung by Bud Luckey, who now works at Pixar (and whose familiar voice was heard in the short Boundin', which he also wrote.)

The main shows I remember that no one else seems to are the various Canadian-produced cartoons the Family Channel showed after it was bought by Fox (and before they sold it to ABC). In particular, I recall The Kids from Room 402 and Angela Anaconda to be well-done. There may be other shows I remember from the past, but I can't think of them right now (ironically).

Sublight
11-29-2008, 08:36 PM
Jabberwocky. (http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=-B8Vt_qAwVc) This was a bizarre little live-action show from 1974 produced by WCVB in Boston. I remember watching it as a kid early on Saturday mornings waaay before anything else started (even Davey and Goliath came on later), and last time I was in town it was still there at 5am on Saturday morning (I was jet-lagged).

Aside from the psychedelic intro sequence, what struck me after seeing it again was how un-childish the dialog was (probably because they had no script and knew they were in a time slot nobody watched). At the end of the episode I saw they had someone from the New England Aquarium talking to a group of kids about scuba diving, and I swear every third sentence ended with a variant of "...because if that happens, you'll die."

Sublight
11-29-2008, 08:42 PM
Also, does anyone remember the 70s-era "crack" sequence on Sesame Street? Nothing to do with drugs, it was an animated short about the cracks in the wall coming to life.

It would never be aired today because of the unfortunate choice of names (Crack Monkey, Crack Camel and Crack Master), but it scared the shit out of me as a little kid (especially the monkey's sing-song voice chanting, "At night, behind the door, I think I hear one more")

Searching "Sesame Street crack" on Youtube brings up one relevant link, but don't bother clicking it unless you like Rick Astley.

Momofgirls
11-29-2008, 08:45 PM
A couple of shows no one seems to remember but me are It's Your Move (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086737/), which ran for one season (1984) and starred a very young Jason Bateman (my brother and I loved that show), and the New Zoo Revue (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296385/), which also ran for one season (1972) and featured Chuck Woolery of Scrabble fame. One of my very earliest memories is of New Zoo Revue.

I remember both those shows very well. I believe Jason Bateman's nemesis was the guy who played Marcy's first husband on Married with Children. I don't know why that show didn't make it; it was very clever and funny.

I also remember New Zoo Revue - "With Doug and Emmy Jo; everyday's a different show..." Wasn't a fan, though; I was too old for it. :)

freckafree
11-29-2008, 08:52 PM
Anyone remember It's About Time, with time-travelling astronauts meeting cavepeople? I can still bring part of the theme song to mind.

The parody of the theme song that my sister and I enjoyed inflicting upon each other was, "It's about time! It's about space! It's about time to slap your face!"

NDP
11-29-2008, 09:02 PM
Anyone remember Tomfoolery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo0DjdCn6pk)?

I do. I used to watch it on those Saturday mornings when I got up earlier than usual because it was the only network cartoon show that aired before 7:30 a.m. (Apparently, NBC didn't have much faith in the program.) Sadly, in retrospect, it's kind of easy to see why it didn't catch on. I don't think the demographic for extremely literate six-and-seven-year olds familiar with the works of Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, and Lewis Carroll was big enough for "Tomfoolery" to be a hit on Saturday morning. However, it might've fit in nicely on PBS.

zagloba
11-29-2008, 09:37 PM
I have been trying to remember a 1980s show about a New Zealand girl and her coming of age adventures. It was something like "Clarissa Explains it All." Does anyone know what the name of that show was?Before Sabrina, Melissa Joan Hart starred in Clarissa Explains it All (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101065/). I've never seen the show, but since I doubt Hart could pull off a Kiwi accent, I don't think this could be the show you mean. Perhaps there was an NZ remake?

Olentzero
11-29-2008, 10:40 PM
I was an 8 year old Nickelodeon junky in 1984.
PINWHEEL!!!
I don't care if I was five years too old for that show, it was a total foreign animation festival for five hours every day and Christmas vacations were that much more awesome because of it. I also remember "Kids Writes" and "Livewire" hosted by Fred Newman (http://www.mouthsounds.info/) - one episode of which I remember being the first real discussion of racism I'd ever heard.

I also remember the cracks-in-the-wall animation and the monster freaked me out. And Jabberwocky! Dirty Frank, baby! Ah, to be a New England kid in the '70s again...

sinjin
11-29-2008, 10:44 PM
I've never heard of a single cartoon you linked. No one I know remembers Kidd Video/Flipside. http://brandedinthe80s.com/index.php?post_id=99807

Sadly no one remembers the Ladybug Picnic from Sesame Street either. :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8vUTm64h0

I remember the Ladybug Picnic, I still sing the song, and I was the Mom when it came out, hehehe.

sinjin
11-29-2008, 10:52 PM
How about Mathnet? As a parent I loved that show. And the real life Lisa Simpson was in one episode.

"The names are made up but the problems are real."

Shayna
11-29-2008, 11:29 PM
My World and Welcome to It (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063934/).

Complete mystery why it only lasted 14 episodes -- it won Emmies for Best Comedy and Best Actor in its first and only season.

Jolly Roger
11-29-2008, 11:36 PM
Its a shame that some shows with potential don't last. Firefly is an obvious example. But there is also MANTIS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MANTIS) and Brimstone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brimstone_(TV_series)).

NDP
11-30-2008, 12:24 AM
My World and Welcome to It (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063934/).

Complete mystery why it only lasted 14 episodes -- it won Emmies for Best Comedy and Best Actor in its first and only season.

Not only that, it was the lead-in to "Laugh-In" so it probably had the best time slot a new program could hope to get in 1969.

Anyway, regarding "My World and Welcome to It," you can take much of what I said about the failure of "Tomfoolery" in my previous post and multiply it times 100. The show was basically too literary (the main character worked at a thinly-disguised version of The New Yorker and was based on writer James Thurber) and--with its mix of fantasy and cartoon sequences--too off-beat to get a large audience.

Come to think of it, both shows debuted the same year (1969) and on the same network (NBC). I wonder if the same well-intentioned programming strategy was behind them.

deadindays
11-30-2008, 04:46 AM
I hope I'm not the only one who remembers the Tijuana Toads.

Deereman
11-30-2008, 04:48 AM
I guess not many would consider these "old" shows, since I'm only 25....but they're from my childhood, and no one remembers them...



None of my friends (even those who still watch cartoons!) remembers this Early 90s cartoon: Exo Squad. Here's the opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYWYkTp9hUQ&feature=related

It was a war between humans and their humanoid creations...Neosapiens. There was suffering, and death.

I found the complete series on the web (as a low quality set of MPEGs). It lasted two seasons....I watched the show as a kid, and I'm STILL amazed at the depth of the story and the characters. It was an amazing show, EVERY episode served to move the story along. If you missed one episode, you missed alot! There were no "kiddie" or morality plays. There was no black and white definition of right and wrong. At times EVERYONE was wrong. Yet, everyone was right in what they believed. People switched sides.

----

Move on up to the late '90s....On the Fox channel, at about the same time frame as all the alien conspiracy shows and Roswell shows was a nice little sci-fi show called "The Visitor".

I liked it. It was to me...basically a man fighting to do what was right, to improve others. I guess it was a bit..."black and white" in the good and bad department, and actually pretty heavy with the "doing good" bit. But I liked it quite a bit, due to the combination of historical themes and sci-fi. And probably the "feel good" factor. I was severely disappointed when it was canceled after a half season.

It's hard to find ANYTHING about this show on the web, no clips. I did find the IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118509

Here's their description...

Adam MacArthur disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle 50 years ago. Now he has escaped and has come back to help steer Earth away from a path of destruction. He travels the U.S. helping the right people put their lives on track, all the while being pursued by government agents and the aliens that abducted him.

I would gladly buy good DVDs of these shows if they existed!

Fear Itself
11-30-2008, 09:28 AM
Sky King (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QottyzDRzXE)

Whirlybirds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUsGspDDfr0)

Acorns...but not Bacon
11-30-2008, 10:42 AM
Not only does no one else remember this animation

I don't either.

All I remember is these long, standing lumps of different coloured plasticine in some sort of weird purely white set with strange coloured trees and multicoloured plants dotted around the place and one episode they were debating whether the lump of white plasticine was actually a colour, then I think they moved onto whether the black plasticine was also a colour?

They also had the ability to multicolour themselves all psychedelically like.

Think The Magic Roundabout but with plasticine.

Hazle Weatherfield
11-30-2008, 02:00 PM
A Saturday morning cartoon called, "The Schmoo." He was a bowling pin shaped creature with no arms and he could change into anything. He was accompanied by 3 teens, one of whom was Billy Joe, I believe. The theme song went something like,

"It's the new Schmoo,
the incredible new Schmoo.
He's gonna please you,
this incredible new Schmoo."

He could say very few words that were understandable and spoke in sort of squeaks. It may also be spelled, "Shmoo." Not sure. I LOVED him. He was so adorable!

Tuckerfan
11-30-2008, 02:15 PM
A Saturday morning cartoon called, "The Schmoo." He was a bowling pin shaped creature with no arms and he could change into anything. He was accompanied by 3 teens, one of whom was Billy Joe, I believe. The theme song went something like,

"It's the new Schmoo,
the incredible new Schmoo.
He's gonna please you,
this incredible new Schmoo."

He could say very few words that were understandable and spoke in sort of squeaks. It may also be spelled, "Shmoo." Not sure. I LOVED him. He was so adorable!

Schmoo, apparently. (http://www.geocities.com/corvenpage_miami2/Scripts/OtherCartoons/Schmoo.html) A character resembling him later appeared in the "Hail, Squishface" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sealab_2021_episodes#Season_2:_2002-2003) episode of Sealab 2021.

rolandgunslinger
11-30-2008, 02:35 PM
Gemini Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWLDa5DnpQ

mobo85
11-30-2008, 04:04 PM
I hope I'm not the only one who remembers the Tijuana Toads.

I don't remember them, but I've heard of them. Part of the DePatie-Freling corral (along with the Pink Panther and the Ant and the Aardvark), they were later renamed the Texas Toads to be more PC.

A Saturday morning cartoon called, "The Schmoo." He was a bowling pin shaped creature with no arms and he could change into anything.

Before he got his own TV show, the Schmoo was a minor character in the L'il Abner comic. Like all of the residents of Dogpatch, the Schmoo was the creation of the legendary Al Capp.

Bumbershoot
11-30-2008, 04:44 PM
I remember "The Mighty Hercules" from way back when I was a kid in the 60's. I also watched "Snuffy Smith", "Beetle Bailey" and "Yippy, Yappy and Yahooey" cartoons in the afternoon when I got home from school.

What about "The Banana Splits" from the early 70's? And "Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp"!

ETA: I was shocked to learn that "My World And Welcome To It" only lasted 14 episodes! Without clicking the link, I remembered that it starred William Windom and Lisa Gerritsen.

Jolly Roger
11-30-2008, 04:51 PM
I remember Lancelot Link. I remember when the Jackson Five had their own cartoon. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEaBjczgZTU)

flickster
11-30-2008, 09:54 PM
Tooter Turtle - Always loved the Wizard's "Drizzle, drazzle, druzzle, drome; time for zis one to come home."

NDP
11-30-2008, 10:31 PM
Tooter Turtle - Always loved the Wizard's "Drizzle, drazzle, druzzle, drome; time for zis one to come home."

Paul Westerberg also remembered it. It's referenced in The Replacement's "Hold My Life". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1njQCly2ac)

Bryan Ekers
11-30-2008, 10:33 PM
Also, does anyone remember the 70s-era "crack" sequence on Sesame Street? Nothing to do with drugs, it was an animated short about the cracks in the wall coming to life.

Sounds riveting, if you were high.

Colibri
11-30-2008, 11:38 PM
Simulpost!

Colibri, I remember getting up and watching static on the TV, then the National Anthem, and then Colonel Bleep.

Dang. That has to be one of the weirder simulposts I've ever been involved in.

I think the strangest part of Captain Bleep was Squeek. Why a highly advanced space alien would choose a cowboy puppet as a deputy I never really understood.

One of the weirder ones that no-one talks about these days is Clutch Cargo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzkNchB0p0). The only animation was the mouths, everything else was just still drawings. But the mouths were really realistic. Creepy.

I also remember Clutch very well. Highly disturbing.

Going back much further was the Andy Devine kid's show called Andy's Gang. The sponsor was Buster Brown Shoes, and the one part I remember most clearly is his sort of catchphrase:

Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!

Never did understand quite what that meant.

At that point there would be a twanging sound, and Froggy the Gremlin, a rubber frog puppet, would appear in a cloud of smoke. Froggy, who was always pulling pranks, was my absolute favorite part of the show.



Froggy the Gremlin (http://middleburgh.com/FROGGY%209WEB.jpg)

ETA: There's even an FtG site. (http://www.froggythegremlin.com/)

Spoons
11-30-2008, 11:56 PM
Actually, something I recently found disturbing was checking out the wiki page of a Canadian 'toon called The Raccoons, of which I'd had fond memories and realizing I was sixteen when it first aired. Why they Hell was I watching and enjoying some cheesy cartoon about raccoons when I was sixteen?Because you are Canadian, and the Raccoons favourite activity was playing hockey? :)

I remember a number of these--heck, I can even "It's About Time," and "Dusty's Trail." But how about "Captain Nice," "Hank," and (for the cheap-n-cheesy-cartoon lovers) "Rocket Robin Hood"?

The Hamster King
12-01-2008, 12:08 AM
Ark II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63_lcQUdxxE)

Hippie scientists roam a post-apocalyptic wasteland in a high-tech RV teaching peace and brotherhood.

I once spent about a week building a two foot long model of the Ark in Lego ... .

fiddlesticks
12-01-2008, 12:42 AM
I nominated Barney's Clubhouse POW! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FycLKnLiYsA) in this thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=483059) a few months back. Note, the youtube link isn't of the original Barney's show itself (which aired in 1981 or so), but a retrospective news story aired sometime around 1990.

Peter Morris
12-01-2008, 01:15 AM
Anyone remember The Saturday Banana? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoPUFHoC2vM)

Max Torque
12-01-2008, 11:14 AM
Also, does anyone remember the 70s-era "crack" sequence on Sesame Street? Nothing to do with drugs, it was an animated short about the cracks in the wall coming to life.

It would never be aired today because of the unfortunate choice of names (Crack Monkey, Crack Camel and Crack Master), but it scared the shit out of me as a little kid (especially the monkey's sing-song voice chanting, "At night, behind the door, I think I hear one more")

Searching "Sesame Street crack" on Youtube brings up one relevant link, but don't bother clicking it unless you like Rick Astley.

Yeah, I remember that one well. It seems to be one of those "Holy Grail" things that has disappeared without a trace. Too bad, because I'd like to see it again. Like you, I remember it being pretty scary for a kids' show, although I could've sworn it was actually on The Electric Company rather than Sesame Street.

Find Friends
12-01-2008, 11:28 AM
I adored Quark and was thrilled to see it finally out on DVD, although I'm guessing it won't seem as funny to me know.

Perhaps the most unforgettable dialog, among the two women, Quark, and the plant-man.

(In the context of the beautiful, blonde-haired "clones" arguing about which one is the "original." Each insists that is it she.)

Fiecus (spelling?):

<< It's simple. The prettier one is the clone. >> (Paraphrased)

Both gals in unison:

"I am not!"

:p

- "Jack"

shy guy
12-01-2008, 11:47 AM
Back in high school, all of my friends thought I was totally making up The Adventures of T-Rex (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_T-Rex), which I watched when I was about seven. They only showed it at like 6am on Saturday mornings.

Even in the late 90's when I tried to convince people that it had existed, there was virtually no information whatsoever about the show on the internet.

Almost nobody I talk to remembers Pinwheel, which I used to watch obsessively when I was like 5. I remember my mom absolutely hated it, particularly the green puppet Ebeneezer, though I'm not sure why.

The Ladybug Song was still in rotation on Sesame Street when I was watching in the late 80's. I hadn't seen it in a hundred years, and as soon as I clicked on the video just now I sang to myself, "1 2 3...4 5 6...7 8 9...10 11 12."

My favorite Sesame Street segment was always Tiny Little Super Guy, which absolutely nobody remembers.

mobo85
12-01-2008, 11:56 AM
I nominated Barney's Clubhouse POW! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FycLKnLiYsA) in this thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=483059) a few months back. Note, the youtube link isn't of the original Barney's show itself (which aired in 1981 or so), but a retrospective news story aired sometime around 1990.

This is Green Bay's usage of the syndicated TV POWWW format, which is just as shown here- usual kiddy show form with a phone-in Intellivision game. On New York's WPIX, kids said PIX instead of POW.

Hi, Neighbor!
12-01-2008, 11:58 AM
There was a show on Nickelodeon that featured two koalas that traveled through space and time to Koala Land or something. Along for the adventure was a human girl. This show was on around the time when David the Gnome was huge.

Fuck, I can't even remember the name of it. The Foozles? I have to look this up now. Hang on a sec.

EDIT: Noozles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noozles). God this brings back memories. I must have been out of my damn mind to have found this entertaining. It will always have a spot in my heart, though. God bless the makers of Noozles.

dropzone
12-01-2008, 12:12 PM
B.J. and Gigglesnort Hotel - This show may have been local to the Chicago area. No, Bill Jackson syndicated it worldwide. BJ and Dirty Dragon was local only. You can still contact BJ at http://www.dirtydragon.com/ -- I know this because I felt a need to apologize to him for being a bit of a jerk when he lived around the corner of my junior high. Okay, I just wanted an excuse to email him! His daughter replied, since she'd gone to the same school, but we were about ten years apart. Magic Door I loved that show! Just to show how much Jewish culture permiated the US in the 60s, it took me years to figure out it was Jewish, despite the Hebrew lessons. Just seemed normal to me, though I noticed they stuck with Bible stories from the Old Testament.

Acsenray
12-01-2008, 12:14 PM
Quark, a sci-fi spoof starring Richard Benjamin

CalMeacham
12-01-2008, 12:16 PM
I reme,mber quite a few of the above, including:

Colonel Bleep (I have him on DVD!)
Mighty Hercules
Clutch Cargo
Space Angel
Linus the Lion-Hearted
Roger Ramjet
Crusader Rabbit (have some of him on VHS)
Dodo, the Kide from Outer Space
Hashimoto Mouse
Tom Terrific
Hector Heathcote (the Minute and a Half Man)


I don't recall the Captain Sailorbird cartoon intros, but I DO recall the cartoons they introduced -- odd translated European (and maybe some pre-AstroBoy Japanese) cartoons. I haven't seen them since. But one that I do recall well enough to identify is the French cartoon Jeannot l'Intrepide. Anyone else remember that one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Sailorbird

http://www.toontracker.com/sailorbird/captnsb.htm

http://www.kiddiematinee.com/j-johnny.html

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145853/

Find Friends
12-01-2008, 12:36 PM
Crusader Rabbit

Does no one remember Droop-a-Long and his more famous partner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricochet_Rabbit)?

* * *

Ah, what fond memories. I'd love to be able to finish crossword puzzles in seconds, as in the opening scene of Champions. And My World with William Windom rates a thread all by itself.

- "PING-PING-PING! Jack!"

Acsenray
12-01-2008, 12:36 PM
There was also a show (non-network, I think) about a teenage superhero -- kind of like Superboy. I can't remember the name.

Labdad
12-01-2008, 01:31 PM
I guess you had to be born before 1960 to have any love for the kids' puppet shows like "Diver Dan" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCPa4Rci7ec) and "Supercar" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQnO2h-ATaQ).

shy guy
12-01-2008, 02:29 PM
There was a show on Nickelodeon that featured two koalas that traveled through space and time to Koala Land or something. Along for the adventure was a human girl. This show was on around the time when David the Gnome was huge.

Fuck, I can't even remember the name of it. The Foozles? I have to look this up now. Hang on a sec.

EDIT: Noozles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noozles). God this brings back memories. I must have been out of my damn mind to have found this entertaining. It will always have a spot in my heart, though. God bless the makers of Noozles.

I [i[loved[/i] The Noozles. There were, like, two or three Koala-themed shows on Nickelodeon back around that time. It was weird.

jayjay
12-01-2008, 03:12 PM
There was also a show (non-network, I think) about a teenage superhero -- kind of like Superboy. I can't remember the name.

Was it My Secret Identity (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094516/) with Jerry O'Connell?

Acsenray
12-01-2008, 03:17 PM
Was it My Secret Identity (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094516/) with Jerry O'Connell?

Yes! That's it. I remember it being better than the Superboy series that was on at about the same time.

Khadaji
12-01-2008, 03:31 PM
Has Misfits of Science been mentioned?

Rube E. Tewesday
12-01-2008, 03:38 PM
Anybody else remember "Funny Company"?

http://www.toontracker.com/funnyco/funnyco.htm

sciurophobic
12-01-2008, 03:58 PM
Anybody else remember Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlo_and_the_Magic_Movie_Machine)?

Skywatcher
12-01-2008, 04:10 PM
I was an 8 year old Nickelodeon junky in 1984. Remember the Third Eye?, a creepy live action show, that was British I think. Powerhouse was another one. And of course Belle and Sebastian, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Mr. Wizard's World. And then at 7:00 Nickelodeon finished its broadcasting for the day, and the most anti-kid network, A&E took over until the next morning.I was in high school when we finally got cable and started tuning in Nickelodeon right before the switchover so I wouldn't miss any of "An Evening at the Improv" on A&E. That's how I was introduced to "You Can't Do That on Television".

pbbth
12-01-2008, 04:44 PM
Am I the only one who remembers Zoobilee Zoo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090553/)?

cher3
12-01-2008, 04:53 PM
Anybody else remember "Funny Company"?

http://www.toontracker.com/funnyco/funnyco.htm


Oooh, just barely. There are whispers of their theme song in my head and I remember have some toy or sticker or something relating to Shrinking Violet. I was born in 1961.

shy guy
12-01-2008, 05:01 PM
Am I the only one who remembers Zoobilee Zoo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090553/)?

Oh wow. Nope. They used to air that on PBS in the early 90's after Barney. My little sister was three or four years old and loved Zoobilee Zoo.

People in animal suits always creeped me out, though.

initech
12-01-2008, 05:01 PM
Wonderbug! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQnnZOJSlh0)

When I was, like, 7 I had a total, unironic love of this show. I think it was the state-of-the-art special effects :cool:

TheVioletCreep
12-01-2008, 05:03 PM
Back in high school, all of my friends thought I was totally making up The Adventures of T-Rex (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_T-Rex), which I watched when I was about seven. They only showed it at like 6am on Saturday mornings.

Even in the late 90's when I tried to convince people that it had existed, there was virtually no information whatsoever about the show on the internet.

Almost nobody I talk to remembers Pinwheel, which I used to watch obsessively when I was like 5. I remember my mom absolutely hated it, particularly the green puppet Ebeneezer, though I'm not sure why.

The Ladybug Song was still in rotation on Sesame Street when I was watching in the late 80's. I hadn't seen it in a hundred years, and as soon as I clicked on the video just now I sang to myself, "1 2 3...4 5 6...7 8 9...10 11 12."

My favorite Sesame Street segment was always Tiny Little Super Guy, which absolutely nobody remembers.

Tiny Little Super Guy! Wow. Lived on a shot glass and traveled around the kitchen! Occasionally to go down the drain!

I can even remember the tune to the theme song, the words escape me however >.<

kunilou
12-01-2008, 05:32 PM
My own TV watching goes back to Ding Dong School (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211798/)and Kukla, Fran and Ollie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159886/) so I've forgotten more shows than I can remember.

One of my favorites from childhood was Topper (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045447/), a rather lame sitcom version of the movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029682/). To this day I still watch anything with Anne Jeffreys (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0420331/) or Robert Sterling (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0827577/).

Oddly enough, two shows I have absolutely no memory of are Winky Dink and You (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045456/) and the "Learn to Draw" segments with John Gnagy on Wonderama (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290994/fullcredits#cast), which ALL my friends remember.

Mixolydian
12-01-2008, 05:42 PM
Thought of another one...

I probably only remember this show because I had an LP from it; unless they aired reruns, it stopped production before I turned 3 :eek:

Birthday House (http://www.tvparty.com/lostny2birthday.html) hosted by Paul Tripp.

SmartAleq
12-01-2008, 05:45 PM
One of the weirder ones that no-one talks about these days is Clutch Cargo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzkNchB0p0). The only animation was the mouths, everything else was just still drawings. But the mouths were really realistic. Creepy.

Going back much further was the Andy Devine kid's show called Andy's Gang. The sponsor was Buster Brown Shoes, and the one part I remember most clearly is his sort of catchphrase:

Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!

Never did understand quite what that meant. I also remember that Andy Devine was a very comfortable, avuncular presence. This would have been in the mid-50's so you'd have to be over 55 to remember it.


Roddy

Clutch Cargo had maximum creep factor, bleah!

However, having invoked Andy Devine and Froggy, now you are compelled to go find a forgotten book entitled "The Armageddon Rag" (http://www.powells.com/biblio?PID=29700&cgi=product&isbn=0553383078) by George R. R. Martin, because A) it's pertinent, and B) it fucking RAWKS! Literally, as well as figuratively.

Icerigger
12-01-2008, 05:47 PM
Has Cool McCool been mentioned?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ait8WKjryGI

Jackmannii
12-01-2008, 05:48 PM
One obscure favorite was Strange Report (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Report), starring Anthony Quayle as Adam Strange.

"Criminologist Adam Strange, formerly an inspector at Scotland Yard, investigates unusual cases with the aid of Hamlyn Gynt, a Rhodes scholar from Duluth, Minnesota, and Evelyn McLean, an artist and model, in swinging 60s London."

It lasted all of one season.

Then there was No Soap, Radio, which I remember mostly because of a gag where a teenaged character sneaks away from home one night leaving a basketball under the covers in his bed to help simulate a sleeping figure; his mom pulls back the covers, sees the basketball, and screams (there ensue frantic efforts to find a way to turn Basketball Head back into her son). An odd show, also short-lived.

JThunder
12-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Has Misfits of Science been mentioned?With the luminous Courteney Cox in the prime of her youth. Sigh.

rowrrbazzle
12-01-2008, 06:33 PM
Tiny Little Super Guy! Wow. Lived on a shot glass and traveled around the kitchen! Occasionally to go down the drain!

I can even remember the tune to the theme song, the words escape me however >.<TEENY Little Super Guy! On a clear plastic glass, not a shot glass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8j565lLvJU

"Oh, yeaaaaah!"

Hometownboy
12-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Some of us geezers also remember Jet Jackson (http://www.collectingbooksandmagazines.com/SQ/sq2.html)
Its delight was that it was a syndicated rerun of Captain Midnight. But because Ovaltine didn't pick up the reruns, they changed the name of the lead character. Everytime some character would say the hero's name, you would hear "Jet Jackson," but would see the character's lips forml "Captain Midnight."
The sidekick, Ichabod Mudd, remained, of course, Icky Mudd.

Skywatcher
12-01-2008, 08:48 PM
Am I the only one who remembers Zoobilee Zoo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090553/)?Heh. I was probably 21 at the time, sick in bed, and the only thing worth watching on TV with no cable was the Zoobles.

WarmNPrickly
12-01-2008, 09:05 PM
Manimal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manimal)
Mr. Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Smith_(TV_series))

I think there was a whole bunch of short lived sitcoms in 1983.

Tool of the Conspiracy
12-01-2008, 09:30 PM
Alias Smith and Jones and When Things Were Rotten are almost before my time, but I remember liking them.

I loved Thundarr the Barbarian, Misfits of Science and Wonderbug. I remember their theme songs and/or opening narrations.

I liked Kidd Video, but there were way too few episodes.

I've never seen Groovy Goolies or Milton the Monster, but I know songs from them, because they were included in a collection of Halloween-themed music that I downloaded a couple years ago. Also, The Toadies performed "Goolie Get-Together" on an album of covers of songs from cartoons.

Mathnet started out as a segment on Square One TV, I think.

I remember the Schmoo mainly from the crossover show, Fred and Barney Meet the Schmoo.


Not mentioned yet:
Open All Night: A sitcom about a quirky family that runs a convenience store. I think Tracey Walter had a recurring part, but I may be confusing it with Best of the West, from the same year. I definitely remember that the son would stand with his hand tucked into his armpit, like a chicken wing.

TommyTutone
12-01-2008, 10:18 PM
Wonderbug! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQnnZOJSlh0)

When I was, like, 7 I had a total, unironic love of this show. I think it was the state-of-the-art special effects :cool:

Sid & Marty Kroft could do no wrong: Far Out Space Nuts (with Bob Denver), Land of the Lost (which I have all on DVD), The Lost Saucer (with Ruth Buzzi and Jim Nabors), Sigmund and the Seamonsters, Dr. Shrinker (both with Billy Barty), and my favorite, Electra Woman & Dyna Girl.

Wonderbug and EW&DG both had episodes where the car and EW turned 'evil' due to mind control and I was fascinated by them. Even though I was only 7 at the time, I kept hoping that Electra Woman would be forced to take off her clothes along with Dyna Girl.

cantara
12-01-2008, 10:43 PM
Anyone remember the San Pedro Beach Bums? :D
YES! I think I saw 2 episodes. The kids at school had fun saying "Football, you bet!"

The same period also saw Mr. T and Tina (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074027/), a poor show that Pat Morita shouldn't have been involved in. We started calling one of our teachers Mr. T because of that show.

There was also a series about a cop who takes on a robot partner, Holmes and Yoyo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074005/).

I used to watch "Tales of the Wizard of Oz" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054568/) and the "Adventures of Pinocchio" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0784915/). They were on together on Saturday mornings when I was a kid in the 70s.

zoogirl
12-01-2008, 11:00 PM
Okay, I've asked this before, but here goes. Does ANYONE remember a show on Canadian TV in the mid Sixties that was live action and set in Medevial times? It was sort of like Robin Hood but I don't think it actually was Robin Hood.

melodyharmonius
12-01-2008, 11:34 PM
Sid & Marty Kroft could do no wrong: Far Out Space Nuts (with Bob Denver), Land of the Lost (which I have all on DVD), The Lost Saucer (with Ruth Buzzi and Jim Nabors), Sigmund and the Seamonsters, Dr. Shrinker (both with Billy Barty), and my favorite, Electra Woman & Dyna Girl.

Wonderbug and EW&DG both had episodes where the car and EW turned 'evil' due to mind control and I was fascinated by them. Even though I was only 7 at the time, I kept hoping that Electra Woman would be forced to take off her clothes along with Dyna Girl.

Okay - get outta my head. I used to think that too - and I'm a girl!

My other show was Barbapapa - which I can only find non-english clips for except this one - Barbapapa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmDGhfS_ka8)

I loved Wonderbuggy best when it was Schlep - and I loved how the girl always had the smart idea, but no one would listen to her - then the dumb white guy would say the exact same thing - and that's what they would do.

I also loved Isis and there was a show about a family that kind of looked like a tricked out RV turned in to a moonwalker . . .which is so vague.

I also loved Boston-based 70s tv - like The Uncle Gus show, Jabberwocky, and 3 2 1 Contact (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxyXKCNKyqs) with episodes of The Bloodhound Gang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4273oOYy7s)

jayjay
12-01-2008, 11:37 PM
I also loved Boston-based 70s tv - like The Uncle Gus show, Jabberwocky, and 3 2 1 Contact (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxyXKCNKyqs) with episodes of The Bloodhound Gang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4273oOYy7s)

3-2-1 Contact was national. I remember watching it in Altoona, PA. Like Zoom, it was produced by WGBH but wasn't exclusive to that station.

Peter Morris
12-01-2008, 11:44 PM
Okay, I've asked this before, but here goes. Does ANYONE remember a show on Canadian TV in the mid Sixties that was live action and set in Medevial times? It was sort of like Robin Hood but I don't think it actually was Robin Hood.

Ivanhoe? (With Roger Moore) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051286/

William Tell? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158441/

Can you remember anything about it?

Tuckerfan
12-01-2008, 11:49 PM
I also loved Isis and there was a show about a family that kind of looked like a tricked out RV turned in to a moonwalker . . .which is so vague.

That would be Ark II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_II).

zoogirl
12-01-2008, 11:56 PM
Ivanhoe? (With Roger Moore) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051286/

William Tell? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158441/

Can you remember anything about it?

Perhaps the Ivanhoe. I sort of remember something about a horn.Thanks!

mobo85
12-02-2008, 12:04 AM
3-2-1 Contact was national. I remember watching it in Altoona, PA. Like Zoom, it was produced by WGBH but wasn't exclusive to that station.

Although WGBH did (and still does) produce a lot of PBS programming, 3-2-1 Contact was produced by the also-prolific Children's Television Workshop.

Spoons
12-02-2008, 12:08 AM
I used to watch "Tales of the Wizard of Oz" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054568/) and the "Adventures of Pinocchio" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0784915/). They were on together on Saturday mornings when I was a kid in the 70s.I remember these also. Heck, I can still sing you the theme song from the Wizard of Oz show. I'm not sure if that's something to be proud of, though.

jayjay
12-02-2008, 12:09 AM
Although WGBH did (and still does) produce a lot of PBS programming, 3-2-1 Contact was produced by the also-prolific Children's Television Workshop.

Whoops! In my defense, it's been at least 20 years... :D

shy guy
12-02-2008, 12:12 AM
Some of us geezers also remember Jet Jackson (http://www.collectingbooksandmagazines.com/SQ/sq2.html)
Its delight was that it was a syndicated rerun of Captain Midnight. But because Ovaltine didn't pick up the reruns, they changed the name of the lead character. Everytime some character would say the hero's name, you would hear "Jet Jackson," but would see the character's lips forml "Captain Midnight."
The sidekick, Ichabod Mudd, remained, of course, Icky Mudd.
When I saw "Jet Jackson," I was about to be like, come on, really? That one was on when I was in high school (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0174388/).

I stand corrected.

Leiko
12-02-2008, 12:34 AM
Since people have mentioned Zoobilee Zoo (only the best show ever; my dad would get up super early in the morning to record it for us because our VCR had no timer and my brother and I were not going to get up at 5 to watch it) I suppose I'm not the only one who remembers it.

There was some Christian cartoon series I used to watch at elementary school. All I can remember is that there were probably three kids- two white, one other (I don't remember if they said where he was from, just that he was brown and the other kids were very pale pink), who go back to Biblical times because they fell into an archaeological dig. Or something like that.

Momofgirls
12-02-2008, 12:43 AM
Am I the only one who remembers Zoobilee Zoo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090553/)?

That show disturbed the hell out of me, but I couldn't not watch when it came on.

jackelope
12-02-2008, 01:54 AM
OK, a long shot: Does anyone else remember Clyde Frog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Frog_Show)? As seen on South Park?

Hometownboy
12-02-2008, 02:24 AM
Thanks to Shy Guy for pointing out the Jett-With -Two-Ts-Jackson show. Wonder if it was an homage in disguise or one of those "unconscious borrowing" things like George Harrison with He's So Fine/My Sweet Lord?

Jragon
12-02-2008, 05:01 AM
Thundarr counts? (@tool, he mentioned it)

I watched a lot of those shows on the Cartoon Network blocks (I think it may have even been on the boomerang block before it got moved entirely to a separate channel). I also remember Wacky Races and Penelope Pitstop, the first of which everyone remembers, but it always takes them a few seconds to go "oh yeah! that one!"

There's also the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons... well, everyone remembers those. Except Sonic Underground, which was terrible... I assume most people don't remember it because they're blocking out the memories. I almost picked up the second box set today for the lulz, but I suddenly twitched uncontrollably upon contact, so I decided it would be best to leave well enough alone.

Also, I've been surprised at how few people actually remember Gummi Bears (to be perfectly honest, I barely remember the plot but the theme song is ingrained in my head forever... kinda like Duck Tales, but everyone knows that one).

TommyTutone
12-02-2008, 08:15 AM
I also loved Boston-based 70s tv - like The Uncle Gus show, Jabberwocky, and 3 2 1 Contact (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxyXKCNKyqs) with episodes of The Bloodhound Gang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4273oOYy7s)

It seemed like there ended up being very few episodes of 3-2-1 Contact because the surest way to torment my younger brother was to have it on when they started playing the tripping music and then showing salt crystals, and then ants, under the electron microscope, when he was trying to eat.

Great show, innovative, and ended before its time.

TommyTutone
12-02-2008, 08:24 AM
I also used to have a strange fascination with PBS Educational shows during the 70s. They were locally produced at wherever and sent around the country to other PBS channels and usually ran about 15 minutes long. We used to watch 'Mulligan Stew' (which came with an activity book) and 'The Letter People' in school, but whenever I was sick, I would watch 'Metric System', 'Read All About It' (the mysteries of the first season were the best), 'Vegetable Soup' which was a trippy freaky mess, 'All About You', and whatever the hell gave us the phrase 'Palabra Jot'.

jayjay
12-02-2008, 08:26 AM
It seemed like there ended up being very few episodes of 3-2-1 Contact because the surest way to torment my younger brother was to have it on when they started playing the tripping music and then showing salt crystals, and then ants, under the electron microscope, when he was trying to eat.

Great show, innovative, and ended before its time.

Actually, it lasted for 8 years (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-2-1_Contact). I remember that it began when I was in 4th or 5th grade and I was always so excited when that theme music began. I grew away from it well before the final seasons. My "classic" 3-2-1 Contact was Trini, Marc and Lisa. I also remember some of the 2nd and 3rd seasons (Kathy, Miguel, Robin and Miguel's little brother Paco).

Bloodhound Gang was my favorite segment.

"Whenever there's trouble,
we're there on the double.
We're the Bloodhound Gang.
If you've got the crime,
we've got the time.
We're the Bloodhound Gang."

"Bloodhound Detective Agency. Mr. Bloodhound isn't here."

jayjay
12-02-2008, 08:32 AM
I also used to have a strange fascination with PBS Educational shows during the 70s. They were locally produced at wherever and sent around the country to other PBS channels and usually ran about 15 minutes long. We used to watch 'Mulligan Stew' (which came with an activity book) and 'The Letter People' in school, but whenever I was sick, I would watch 'Metric System', 'Read All About It' (the mysteries of the first season were the best), 'Vegetable Soup' which was a trippy freaky mess, 'All About You', and whatever the hell gave us the phrase 'Palabra Jot'.

Do you remember the really weird stuff like "Kater Kousins" and "Hodge-Podge-a-Lodge"?

AH! I just remembered one of my own! Does anyone remember Curiosity Shop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066644/)? It was an ABC show...two kids, an adult, the set was an old shop. There was some kind of puppet wall (like Laugh-In's joke wall...there were doors that opened and puppets were worked through them).

melodyharmonius
12-02-2008, 09:39 AM
That would be Ark II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_II).


That was it! You amaze me.

And Tommy Tutone - we seemed to have a lot of the same tastes. I loved Vegetable Soup - they used to have those mini-episodes about the puppet like people that created the space ship - remember them?

Okay - since everyone seems so good at this - does anyone remember the name of an afternoon cartoon show - it was obviously imported anime - but it was about a group of people on a space "ship" (as in it actually looked like a ship) and every episode ended with how many light years away they were from their destination . . .

jayjay
12-02-2008, 09:51 AM
Okay - since everyone seems so good at this - does anyone remember the name of an afternoon cartoon show - it was obviously imported anime - but it was about a group of people on a space "ship" (as in it actually looked like a ship) and every episode ended with how many light years away they were from their destination . . .

Was it Space Battleship Yamato (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Space_Battleship_Yamato)?

ivan astikov
12-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Has Department S (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Department-S-Complete-Peter-Wyngarde/dp/B0015B04I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1228229654&sr=1-1) been mentioned yet?

Peter Wyngarde (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/Wyngarde_as_Jason_King.JPG) had one of the best mustaches ever seen on TV.

Sigmagirl
12-02-2008, 10:05 AM
One of my very earliest memories is of watching Calvin and the Colonel with my father. I remember nothing at all of the show itself, I just remember watching it and that my father could imitate the theme, which was played by a string bass. It was very short-lived.

melodyharmonius
12-02-2008, 10:21 AM
Was it Space Battleship Yamato (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Space_Battleship_Yamato)?

I'm not sure - I can't recognize it from that description. I'll have to research it more when I'm not at work.

Also, does anyone remember the cartoon series The Mighty Heroes (http://www.toonopedia.com/mighty_h.htm)?

want2know
12-02-2008, 12:09 PM
I'm not sure - I can't recognize it from that description. I'll have to research it more when I'm not at work.

Also, does anyone remember the cartoon series The Mighty Heroes (http://www.toonopedia.com/mighty_h.htm)?

STRONGMAN!
ROPEMAN!
DIAPERMAN!
and CUCKOOMAN! (ehh...Cuckoo!...ehh...Cuckoo!)

And I posted that without clicking on the link! How sad is that? ;)

I guess you had to be born before 1960 to have any love for the kids' puppet shows like "Diver Dan" and "Supercar".

Guilty! Check post #33.

A couple more memories of a TV-addicted youth:

Deputy Dawg
The old Dick Tracy cartoons with Joe Jitsu, Go-Go Gomez, Heap O'Calorie, etc.
The Marvel Superheroes: Captain America on Monday, Hulk on Tuesday, Iron Man on Wednesday, Mighty Thor on Thursday, and Sub-Mariner on Friday.
Linus the Lionhearted--sponsored by POST...CRISPY...CRITTERS! The one and only cereal that comes in the shape of animals!
Everyone remembers Captain Kangaroo--anyone recall Bob Keeshan's short-lived Saturday morning show, Mr. Mayor?
The game show Video Village and its Saturday morning counterpart, Shenanigans.
"Hurray, hurrah, it's Winchell-Mahoney Time!"
Tobor the 8th Man--and the pilot episode is on YouTube!

jayjay
12-02-2008, 12:20 PM
Deputy Dawg

I remember this one!

The Marvel Superheroes: Captain America on Monday, Hulk on Tuesday, Iron Man on Wednesday, Mighty Thor on Thursday, and Sub-Mariner on Friday.

o/` When Captain America throws his mighty shield
All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield!
If he's led to a fight and a duel is due
then the red and the white and the blue'll shine through!
When Captain America throws his mighty shield! o/`

o/` Tony Stark makes you feel
he's the cool exec with a heart of steel.
But as Iron Man, all jets ablaze,
he fights and smites with repulsor rays.
The greatest armor! Iron Man!
The greatest armor! I-ron Man! o/`

o/` Cross the rainbow bridge to Asgard
where the booming heavens roar!
You'll behold in breathless wonder
the god of thunder, Mighty Thor! o/`

The fact that I know those by heart is scary.

Labdad
12-02-2008, 12:42 PM
Linus the Lionhearted--sponsored by POST...CRISPY...CRITTERS! The one and only cereal that comes in the shape of animals!

I'd forgotten about those early cereal tie-ins! It reminds me how at the end credits of Huckleberry Hound, Huck was driving a car around what looked to be the inside of a circus tent. He picked up various Kellogg’s characters, as I recall, such as Tony the Tiger, Snap, Crackle and Pop, Smaxey the Sugar Smacks Seal, and Sugar Pops Pete!

The Hamster King
12-02-2008, 01:53 PM
Was it Space Battleship Yamato (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Space_Battleship_Yamato)?If you watched it in America you might have seen it under the name Starblazers.

I've got a model of the Yamato (in spaceship form) sitting on my bookshelf at work.

sciurophobic
12-02-2008, 02:56 PM
How about Villa Alegre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Alegre_(TV_series))?

melodyharmonius
12-02-2008, 05:45 PM
How about Villa Alegre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Alegre_(TV_series))?

Omigosh, I only understood half of it - but I loved to sing the song and watch it anyway!!

melodyharmonius
12-02-2008, 05:49 PM
Was it Space Battleship Yamato (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Space_Battleship_Yamato)?

I youtubed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sefTWBwTahw&feature=related) it - and that's it! I bow to your immense knowledge of my childhood amusements!

Jolly Roger
12-02-2008, 06:04 PM
I youtubed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sefTWBwTahw&feature=related) it - and that's it! I bow to your immense knowledge of my childhood amusements!

I used to love that show. I managed to snag the firt two series on DVD. Its dated a bit now, but fun to watch from time to time.

my roommate in college used to sing the theme song when we got drunk.

Voyager
12-02-2008, 06:30 PM
[QUOTE=Colibri;10513934

At that point there would be a twanging sound, and Froggy the Gremlin, a rubber frog puppet, would appear in a cloud of smoke. Froggy, who was always pulling pranks, was my absolute favorite part of the show.



Froggy the Gremlin (http://middleburgh.com/FROGGY%209WEB.jpg)

ETA: There's even an FtG site. (http://www.froggythegremlin.com/)[/QUOTE]

Cool. I didn't realize Froggy was that old. Jeff Greenfield, in the Times Arts and Leisure section sometime in the '70s, claimed that student uprisings in the '60s were all due to Froggy who taught disrespect for authority. It certainly worked for me. The rest of the show was miserable, Froggy was the only reason I watched it.

Voyager
12-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Anyone remember Diver Dan? He had all these puppet fish friends--only remember one name, "Baron Barracuda". I used to get a kick out of hearing that name mentioned in the song "Barracuda" by Heart.

He protects and he saves
his friends under the waves
That's where you'll find Diver Dan

The was also the Sergeant Major fish, and people there celebrated unbirthdays. Dan had a mermaid friend, who wore considerably fewer clothes than he did.

I also watched Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (I have a few episodes on DVD)

Along with Hercules, Channel 11 in New York showed these crappy Dick Tracy cartoons, starring a selection of dopes and ethnic stereotypes. a common thing to t he cartoons was that in the middle, when the character was in trouble, he'd say "hold everything" and call Dick on his two way wristphone. Dick, back at the office, was no help at all, and then the action would resume.

Bob Cummings was in The People's Choice and Love that Bob, along with the talking basset hound Cleo who had all the good lines.

My oldest was about 4 when we got the very early Nickelodeon. Along with the series already mentioned, they had the Star Trek cartoons, Danger Mouse, and their first original show, Eureka's Castle. My daughter got to work with two of the puppeteers from there in an industrial.

BrassyPhrase
12-02-2008, 06:52 PM
Sadly no one remembers the Ladybug Picnic from Sesame Street either. :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8vUTm64h0


I do!!! How great! I didn't realize that was Sesame street! I'd always thought it was part of School House rocks.

Lucky 13
12-02-2008, 11:40 PM
4 pages, and still no mention of Jem and the Holograms. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmYU4CeuZQ0) Truly outrageous! :)

Oh, yeah, I just remembered Maxie's World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe5cUWTy3r0) and Beverly Hills Teens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4AjEZy7J6M). My sisters and I used to watch this after school, when our little brother wasn't watching Robotech and G.I. Joe.

Hypno-Toad
12-03-2008, 09:46 AM
Gemini Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWLDa5DnpQ

"Gemini Man" appeared in an MST3K episode as "Riding With Death." And boy, was it perfect material for the show.

It was on the SDMB that I learned that the show I remembered was called "The Phoenix." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SASkqWyn40) A failed series about an alien/sun-deity coming down to earth and doing all the stereotype TV adventure-show things like helping down and out underdogs beat their antagonists.

An apparently little-watched cartoon was the Galaxy Rangers. Top-rate animation, Jerry Orbach's voice talent, and a real plot. But alas, only a few episodes were done.

jayjay
12-03-2008, 09:54 AM
Ooh! Ooh! Does anyone remember the prime-time drama about the boy who was raised by wolves, Lucan (http://www.tvacres.com/horror_werewolves_lucan.htm)?

Jolly Roger
12-03-2008, 10:19 AM
"Gemini Man" appeared in an MST3K episode as "Riding With Death." And boy, was it perfect material for the show.

It was on the SDMB that I learned that the show I remembered was called "The Phoenix." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SASkqWyn40) A failed series about an alien/sun-deity coming down to earth and doing all the stereotype TV adventure-show things like helping down and out underdogs beat their antagonists.



I remember that show. IIRC it starred the guy that was Khan's main henchman in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

I barely remember Lucan, Jayjay...but I may be remembering Bigfoot and Wildboy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNb1pgQlQo) I dare you to watch that without link without laughing.

Hazle Weatherfield
12-03-2008, 12:02 PM
I remember that show. IIRC it starred the guy that was Khan's main henchman in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

I barely remember Lucan, Jayjay...but I may be remembering Bigfoot and Wildboy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNb1pgQlQo) I dare you to watch that without link without laughing.

Oh. My. God. I never would have remembered that show ever, ever. I watched that show all of the time and I can't believe it left my memory banks.

jayjay
12-03-2008, 12:12 PM
Just remembered another one I never hear mentioned: Frankenstein Jr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein,_Jr._and_The_Impossibles). I obviously caught the 1976 repackaging with Space Ghost.

want2know
12-03-2008, 12:40 PM
Just remembered another one--Batfink!

"Your bullets cannot harm me! My wings are like a shield of steel!"

Along with Hercules, Channel 11 in New York showed these crappy Dick Tracy cartoons, starring a selection of dopes and ethnic stereotypes. a common thing to t he cartoons was that in the middle, when the character was in trouble, he'd say "hold everything" and call Dick on his two way wristphone. Dick, back at the office, was no help at all, and then the action would resume.

I used to love the Dick Tracy cartoons!
One of the great things about growing up in NYC was that we had more kid-show hosts than just about anyone. I fondly remember such personalities as:

Sandy Becker (remember Norton Nork, Hambone, and K. Lastima? Not to mention that creepy dummy he used to perform Johnny Cymbal's Mr. Bassman with?
Officer Joe Bolton
Captain Jack McCarthy ("eight bells and all is well!")
Chuck McCann on Just For Fun--used to dress as Dick Tracy and Little Orphan Annie
Claude Kirshner and Clowny ("Hey there, skinny-bones!")
Beachcomber Bill Biery

Sometimes I really miss those days.

jayjay
12-03-2008, 12:52 PM
One of the great things about growing up in NYC was that we had more kid-show hosts than just about anyone.

Ooh! You made me remember another one! As I've noted in many threads, WPIX out of NYC was on our basic cable lineup in central PA in the 70s, so we got to enjoy such delights as PIX!, endless Tom & Jerry, Broadway musical commercials, and...

The Magic Garden!

Two hippyish 20something women, Sherlock the Squirrel, the Chuckle Patch, Story Box...too much fun! I learned "Mairzy Doats" from Paula.

o/` You don't need a key
so follow me!
There are no locks on Story Box!
Story Box! Story Box!
There are no locks on Story Box! o/`

melodyharmonius
12-03-2008, 12:53 PM
Okay - another challenge - what was the other Japanese Anime series that I used to watch after StarBlazers - I think it had a character named Aurora (Dawn) or Alora Dawn - Og - what an awful way to describe it. Wish I could just give you a .jpeg of the images in my head . . .

My brother watched the shows for the fighting, I just loved how pretty the girls were and wished I looked like them.

sciurophobic
12-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Ooh! Ooh! Does anyone remember the prime-time drama about the boy who was raised by wolves, Lucan (http://www.tvacres.com/horror_werewolves_lucan.htm)?

I remember it being a Saturday morning show.

Don Draper
12-03-2008, 01:09 PM
4 pages, and still no mention of Jem and the Holograms. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmYU4CeuZQ0) Truly outrageous! :)

That's because, as per the OP, no one remembered the series but you! :D


Anyway, for truly awful, deservedly forgotten TV series, how about Supertrain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supertrain)? It was so bad, that it nearly took the entire network down with it!

As for saturday morning cartoons, does anybody else remember Web Woman (http://www.toonopedia.com/webwoman.htm)? Or how about Super Stretch and Micro Woman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstretch_and_Microwoman)? The latter cartoon had two odd things going for it -- it was a rare instance in which a cartoon depicted African-American superheroes (who didn't have the word "Black" as part of either of their code names) and they were an adult, married couple.

Rube E. Tewesday
12-03-2008, 01:24 PM
Anyway, for truly awful, deservedly forgotten TV series, how about Supertrain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supertrain)? It was so bad, that it nearly took the entire network down with it!
.

In Brandon Tartikoff's autobiograph, he has some words about Fred Silverman's attachment to this show, and how Tartikoff couldn't understand why Silverman thought there was an audience for a show about rich people who are afraid to fly.

Peter Morris
12-03-2008, 01:28 PM
Okay, this one is going to be really obscure. I very vaguely remember watching a kids cartoon when I was very young. It was about two dogs, possibly scotties, one black one white. IIRC, episodes were 5 minutes long, no dialogue, just music. Shown on British TV about 35 years ago.

Can anyone name that cartoon?

Emily Litella
12-03-2008, 01:49 PM
Wow, what a great thread. I still sing the 8th Man theme--it's very dramatic!

Jolly Roger, I grew up in Philly, seems like roughly the same time. Some more local shows I'm sure you recall: Happy the Clown, Wee Willie Weber, Sally Starr, Pixanne, and let's not forget Gene London (with Debbie Dibbley, his girlfriend, and that scary Quigley Mansion *shudder!*).

Anyone remember Magilla Gorilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIL5EE_qxGA)? Alias Smith and Jones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os5K2fQEzUM)?
I remember these, and I remember It's About Time. Arnie? Was that the one with Hershel Bernardi?
How about
Go Go Gophers, I think they were part of Tennessee Tuxedo and His Pals. I used to wonder where the "Whooopeee Doooopeeee" in my brain came from, it was a line Chief Runningboard used to say. (I will go through the rest of this thread tonight, I'm on lunch right now.)

The Hamster King
12-03-2008, 01:51 PM
Okay - another challenge - what was the other Japanese Anime series that I used to watch after StarBlazers - I think it had a character named Aurora (Dawn) or Alora Dawn - Og - what an awful way to describe it. Wish I could just give you a .jpeg of the images in my head . . .
Starzinger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starzinger) aka Spaceketeers?

Koxinga
12-03-2008, 01:57 PM
I'm sure it's not at all obscure to people my age or older, but I've always wondered why Heckle and Jeckle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpxSb5mrnGM) cartoons never showed up on TVs later than some point in the mid-80s.

Skywatcher
12-03-2008, 02:13 PM
I'm sure it's not at all obscure to people my age or older, but I've always wondered why Heckle and Jeckle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpxSb5mrnGM) cartoons never showed up on TVs later than some point in the mid-80s.Wikipedia says that's when all Terrytoon TV rights were bought by USA Network.

DesertDog
12-03-2008, 03:03 PM
One that I remember, which nobody else does, was about a guy who was a cartoonist, who lived in a loft apartment. Muppet-type (I don't think they were actual Jim Henson Muppets, but some kind of knock-off) creatures would occassionally come and visit him. A staple of the show was that he'd go and visit two muppets who lived in a basement. He always talked to them through the window, and never went inside. I remember a cartoon segment about the basement muppets (who were brothers) and all you saw of them was their eyes.

The one thing about the show which sticks in my mind, was that one day, the host leaned over his drawing board, looked straight at the camera and said, "You know, <basement muppets> haven't seen their parents faces. Their parents locked them in the basement when they were little, and they only open the door to throw food down to <basement muppets>. All <basement muppets> ever see of their parents is their ankles."

Anyone have the foggiest idea of what show this might have been? It would have aired in the early 1970s.I'm bumping this because it sounds totally creepy to me. Anybody else remember this program?

lieu
12-03-2008, 03:16 PM
Love, American StyleI'd mentioned this several times before here and no one ever picked up on it which really surprised me. I was just young enough for it to seem scandalous, that and being forbidden to watch it. It would be entertaining to see it in reruns sometime, although it likely would be far more cheesy and less naughty than it seemed way back then.

sciurophobic
12-03-2008, 03:22 PM
I'm sure it's not at all obscure to people my age or older, but I've always wondered why Heckle and Jeckle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpxSb5mrnGM) cartoons never showed up on TVs later than some point in the mid-80s.

Wikipedia says that's when all Terrytoon TV rights were bought by USA Network.

That explains why I haven't seen any Possible Possum cartoons either.

Skywatcher
12-03-2008, 03:22 PM
I'm bumping this because it sounds totally creepy to me. Anybody else remember this program?Sounds a "Gigglesnort Hotel" ripoff. Perhaps this was the syndicated version?

Voyager
12-03-2008, 03:31 PM
One of the great things about growing up in NYC was that we had more kid-show hosts than just about anyone. I fondly remember such personalities as:

Sandy Becker (remember Norton Nork, Hambone, and K. Lastima? Not to mention that creepy dummy he used to perform Johnny Cymbal's Mr. Bassman with?

He and Soupy Sales were the Channel 5 contingent, the rest were Channel 11. I think WNEw must have paid better, since their shows had better writing, higher budgets, and weren't just frames around cartoons.

Officer Joe Bolton
Captain Jack McCarthy ("eight bells and all is well!")

He showed Popeye, right?

Chuck McCann on Just For Fun--used to dress as Dick Tracy and Little Orphan Annie

About the only one of these guys who had a career. He was on The First Family album, and did commercials.

Claude Kirshner and Clowny ("Hey there, skinny-bones!")

He dressed up as a ringmaster, right? I forget what he showed.

jayjay
12-03-2008, 03:40 PM
About the only one of these guys who had a career. He was on The First Family album, and did commercials.

He's still working, doing a lot of voice work (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_McCann) and appearing in commercials. He actually had a segment in The Aristocrats, doing a non-blue version of the joke to an animated scene.

The Hamster King
12-03-2008, 03:43 PM
I was just young enough for it to seem scandalous, that and being forbidden to watch it. It would be entertaining to see it in reruns sometime, although it likely would be far more cheesy and less naughty than it seemed way back then.I watched a few episodes of Love, American Style at the Museum of the Moving Image about a decade ago. Imagine Three's Company with new characters every week.

Not many people know that Happy Days originated as a Love, American Style segment ... .

Tuckerfan
12-03-2008, 03:45 PM
Sounds a "Gigglesnort Hotel" ripoff. Perhaps this was the syndicated version?

It might be "Gigglesnort Hotel." In looking at it on the web, I certainly recall seeing the show, but I don't know if it was that particular show that had the scene I described.

melodyharmonius
12-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Starzinger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starzinger) aka Spaceketeers?

*Falls on the floor in shock*

That's amazing and exactly right.

want2know
12-03-2008, 03:58 PM
He showed Popeye, right?

Good memory--Capt. Jack did show Popeye cartoons. He was also the MC for the annual NY St. Patrick's Day Parade.


He dressed up as a ringmaster, right? I forget what he showed.


Right on Claude Kirshner, too. He actually had several shows; he hosted a horror movie program on Saturday mornings, had a weekday show called The Scrub Club, and, IIRC, his main cartoon fare was Crusader Rabbit.

And speaking of rabbits, how about:

"Sheriff... BING-BING-BINNNNG...Ricochet Rabbit!"

Skywatcher
12-03-2008, 04:01 PM
It might be "Gigglesnort Hotel." In looking at it on the web, I certainly recall seeing the show, but I don't know if it was that particular show that had the scene I described.Gigglesnort had Dirty Dragon in the basement; Dirty was responsibile for the hotel's heat and would frequently talk with BJ, who (IIRC) fed him coal. Someone mentioned that BJ and Dirty Dragon were exclusive to the Chicago area and the synciated version had neither, which is why I think the show you remember could be that.

want2know
12-03-2008, 04:05 PM
God, I love this thread! Every time I post, I remember something else a few minutes later!

Klondike Cat:

"I'll make mincemeat outta that mouse!"
"Savoir-faire is evreewhere!"

Zebra
12-03-2008, 04:06 PM
I'm not sure - I can't recognize it from that description. I'll have to research it more when I'm not at work.

Also, does anyone remember the cartoon series The Mighty Heroes (http://www.toonopedia.com/mighty_h.htm)?



StarForce They had one year to go to someplace and get back to save the earth.

If they don't in just one year
mother earth will dissappear!

They ended with the count down of how many days left they had to save the earth.


The show I know, that nobody else knows is

SWAN'S CROSSINGS Sarah Michelle Geller, Mira Sorvino, one of those Sweet Valley twins.
Greatest show ever.

Jolly Roger
12-03-2008, 04:22 PM
That explains why I haven't seen any Possible Possum cartoons either.


Vaguely I think I remember that. Did he used to say "Its possible, its possible" all of the time?

Want2Know, I remember Klondike Kat. Surprisingly my wife does too. She sometime will do the "Saviour Faire is everywheeeeere" thing.

I used to love The Mighty Heroes as a kid. "Go, Coo-Coo man, go!"

Zebra, I guess I'm geeky enough to remember most of the lines to the StarBlazers theme.

Fighting with the Gamilons
We won't stop until we've won
Then we'll return and when we arrive
We'll keep peace alive with our Star Blazers!

jayjay
12-03-2008, 04:32 PM
She sometime will do the "Saviour Faire is everywheeeeere" thing.

Hehe...I still do that all the time too, in my very best fake French Canadian accent...

"Savoir Faire eez eeeeverywheeeere!"

Bumbershoot
12-03-2008, 05:25 PM
I thought of a couple more that I don't think have been mentioned yet: Wally Gator and Secret Squirrel!

Olentzero
12-03-2008, 05:56 PM
I also loved Boston-based 70s tv - like The Uncle Gus showThe Uncle Gus show was broadcast from the studios of WMUR-TV Channel 9, Manchester NH.

I ought to know. I was on it once.

I also remember Marlo and the MMM, I was kinda sad it didn't last long.

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
12-03-2008, 06:12 PM
I remember that show. IIRC it starred the guy that was Khan's main henchman in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

I barely remember Lucan, Jayjay...but I may be remembering Bigfoot and Wildboy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNb1pgQlQo) I dare you to watch that without link without laughing.

Very poor wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfoot_and_Wildboy

Olentzero
12-03-2008, 06:14 PM
I also used to have a strange fascination with PBS Educational shows during the 70s.Oh, those were the best! Even when we got cable my sister and I would kill two hours catching all the series like "Inside Out" (moral dilemmas) and "TradeOff" (economics for middle school punks). Good times![i].. whatever the hell gave us the phrase 'Palabra Jot'.The Write Channel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Write_Channel). The Club is now in session - Palabra Jot! Palabra Jot!Bigfoot and Wildboy. I dare you to watch that without link without laughing.I kept a straight face until Bigfoot did the flying ninja jump at the end. Too much!No Soap, RadioI see what you did there.

teela brown
12-03-2008, 06:16 PM
In the Terrytoons stable was one I remember fondly:

Gaston LeCrayon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrw21orJiu4), about a little French beatnik-y character who painted things that came to life. He often twirled about in an ecstasy of self-admiration, saying things like, "Ah, Gaston, you haf done eet again!"

Also, one of the cartoons on the Alvin And the Chimpmunks show was Clyde Crashcup (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsV_1ThIThA), which I also loved.

Does anyone from the L.A. area remember the show Skip 'n' Woofer (http://www.tvparty.com/lostskip.html)? I was a bit old for it, but I liked it anyway.

And yes, I remember Diver Dan, though no one else my age IRL seems to!

Olentzero
12-03-2008, 06:25 PM
One last one before I get distracted by something shiny: Anyone else remember the Hot Fudge Show (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Fudge)?

ladybug
12-03-2008, 06:50 PM
I've never heard of a single cartoon you linked. No one I know remembers Kidd Video/Flipside. http://brandedinthe80s.com/index.php?post_id=99807

I loved that show! I think I was about 8 or 9 when it was on the air. It was one of my Saturday morning favorites.

SWAN'S CROSSINGS Sarah Michelle Geller, Mira Sorvino, one of those Sweet Valley twins.
Greatest show ever.

I was a fan of that one, too. I remember watching SMG and thinking that she was going to be big someday.

melodyharmonius
12-04-2008, 01:18 AM
The Uncle Gus show was broadcast from the studios of WMUR-TV Channel 9, Manchester NH.

I ought to know. I was on it once.

I also remember Marlo and the MMM, I was kinda sad it didn't last long.

You are right! I was living in Hampton Beach, NH at the time.

My twin brothers were on the show too - did you do the map thing and win the big bar of Bit'o'honey??

I always wanted to be on that show and Romper Room - unfortunately - 'twas not to be.

Emily Litella
12-04-2008, 08:42 AM
He protects and he saves
his friends under the waves
That's where you'll find Diver Dan

The was also the Sergeant Major fish, and people there celebrated unbirthdays. Dan had a mermaid friend, who wore considerably fewer clothes than he did.

I also watched Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (I have a few episodes on DVD)

Along with Hercules, Channel 11 in New York showed these crappy Dick Tracy cartoons, starring a selection of dopes and ethnic stereotypes. a common thing to t he cartoons was that in the middle, when the character was in trouble, he'd say "hold everything" and call Dick on his two way wristphone. Dick, back at the office, was no help at all, and then the action would resume.

Bob Cummings was in The People's Choice and Love that Bob, along with the talking basset hound Cleo who had all the good lines.

My oldest was about 4 when we got the very early Nickelodeon. Along with the series already mentioned, they had the Star Trek cartoons, Danger Mouse, and their first original show, Eureka's Castle. My daughter got to work with two of the puppeteers from there in an industrial.

The Dick Tracy cartoons were part of the Officer Joe Bolton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Reeves_Bolton_III) TV show. I used to walk home from school for lunch and watch this.

I remember Diver Dan too.

Hypno-Toad
12-04-2008, 08:58 AM
I remember that show. IIRC it starred the guy that was Khan's main henchman in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

I barely remember Lucan, Jayjay...but I may be remembering Bigfoot and Wildboy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNb1pgQlQo) I dare you to watch that without link without laughing.

The first time I ever saw STII:WoK, I remember recognizing Khans #1 man as The Phoenix. I was more excited than it really warranted.

The Bigfoot and Wildboy thing is just sooooo cheesy. At first I thought it was a Six Million Dollar Man spinoff. The only thing missing was the "bionic" sound when it threw a rock or jumped.

And Youtube reminded me of the "Logans Run" TV series. I thought I was dreaming that one up until I actually saw the clip.

sciurophobic
12-04-2008, 09:05 AM
That explains why I haven't seen any Possible Possum cartoons either.

Vaguely I think I remember that. Did he used to say "Its possible, its possible" all of the time?



That's the one.

Just thought of another one. Anybody remember Jay Ward's less successful show, Hoppity Hooper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoppity_Hooper)?

Bumbershoot
12-04-2008, 09:51 AM
Just thought of another one. Anybody remember Jay Ward's less successful show, Hoppity Hooper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoppity_Hooper)?

I was going to mention Hoppity Hooper! Instead I'll mention Beany & Cecil (the sea-sick sea serpent).

I also remember arch-villain Crabby Appleton, the nemesis of Tom Terrific, I believe- although it may have been Beany & Cecil.

jayjay
12-04-2008, 09:53 AM
I also remember arch-villain Crabby Appleton, the nemesis of Tom Terrific, I believe- although it may have been Beany & Cecil.

No, it was Tom Terrific. Captain Kangaroo was showing Tom Terrific cartoons when I was a kid (in the 70s) and I distinctly remember Crabby Appleton.

Olentzero
12-04-2008, 10:53 AM
My twin brothers were on the [Uncle Gus] show too - did you do the map thing and win the big bar of Bit'o'honey??I did the "name the states" dealie and I seem to remember I couldn't tell the difference between Colorado and Wyoming. (Who can?!) Didn't win anything that I remember.

Oh - I never saw a "Possible Possum" cartoon but I do remember quite clearly that it was the possum from Deputy Dawg that said "It's possiBILL, 's possiBILL" all the time. And his little buddy the nearsighted gopher: "What happened? What happened?"

Hazle Weatherfield
12-04-2008, 11:04 AM
How about "Blansky's Beauties" with Nancy Walker and the girl who played Lori Beth on "Happy Days?" Nancy Walker was kind of a "house mother" to a group of Vegas showgirls.

tagos
12-04-2008, 11:07 AM
Oh, I remember Sledge Hammer! What a great show... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QWlEH2vn3g&feature=related)

Me too. I highly recommend the Box Set.

Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

tagos
12-04-2008, 11:16 AM
Captain Scarlet was mentioned earlier--one of my favorite shows as a kid. Ditto the other Gerry Anderson shows, especially Supercar.
There was another puppet show from the 60s called Planet Patrol that I remember fondly.
Anyone remember Diver Dan? He had all these puppet fish friends--only remember one name, "Baron Barracuda". I used to get a kick out of hearing that name mentioned in the song "Barracuda" by Heart.
As far as cartoons, who remembers Milton the Monster?
But one of the weirdest was Mighty Man--a miniature superhero with a dog sidekick named Yukk. Yukk wore a bag over his head because he was supposedly the world's ugliest dog, and when Mighty Man would get in trouble, Yukk would remove the bag and immobilize the villain with his ugliness.

Space Patrol (http://homepages.tesco.net/~space.patrol/SpacePatrol/Home.htm)! I suspect there's only 5 people on the planet who remember that one!

jayjay
12-04-2008, 11:46 AM
How about "Blansky's Beauties" with Nancy Walker and the girl who played Lori Beth on "Happy Days?" Nancy Walker was kind of a "house mother" to a group of Vegas showgirls.

Wasn't that actually a Happy Days spinoff? Walker was Howard Cunningham's cousin or something. And I seem to remember seeing Chachi in one of the re-run episodes TVLand ran a few years ago.

Jolly Roger
12-04-2008, 11:55 AM
One last one before I get distracted by something shiny: Anyone else remember the Hot Fudge Show (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Fudge)?

Only because there was a girl in our neighborhood that one of my friends said resembled one of the puppets. for some reason we thought that was hilarious, but we were kids then.

I suppose only people that grew up in the 70s and lived in the Philadelphia tri-state area will remember Mean Mary Jean. Not a show, but a series of commercials, advertising an auto dealer I think but my memory is faulty. She was a cheerleader dressed girl and there'd be guys in football uniforms singing "its Mean Mary Jean, superstar of our team!". I remember that only because there was a college aged girl that lived two doors away from us. She resembled this mary Jean so whenever my friends and I saw her we'd sing the jingle. She thought it was funny and wave at us and smile. (or quite possibly she went inside her house and muttered "Little bastards, I can't wait until graduation!")

Those and the Krass Bros. Men Store commercials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOwP_xW86os).

Kythereia
12-04-2008, 12:58 PM
Nobody but me remembers Freakazoid?

Rube E. Tewesday
12-04-2008, 01:02 PM
Nobody but me remembers Freakazoid?

I remember it. I particularly remember watching it on Cartoon Network one night when my son was a newborn and having trouble sleeping. It was the middle of the night, I was sleep deprived already, and that strange show was on. I had a big dose of the surreal going on, the kind where you're not really sure if you're asleep and having a dream, or you're awake and things are really that strange.

Bumbershoot
12-04-2008, 02:10 PM
No, it was Tom Terrific. Captain Kangaroo was showing Tom Terrific cartoons when I was a kid (in the 70s) and I distinctly remember Crabby Appleton.

Yeah, I was pretty sure it was Tom Terrific, but I didn't want to google it. I'm trying to do these from memory. To tax my feeble brain even further, I seem to recall that Tom Terrific's dog was named Mighty Manfred.

Voyager
12-04-2008, 02:34 PM
No, it was Tom Terrific. Captain Kangaroo was showing Tom Terrific cartoons when I was a kid (in the 70s) and I distinctly remember Crabby Appleton.

Crabby Appleton, rotten to the core.

I watched way too much TV as a kid.

warmark
12-04-2008, 02:39 PM
Yeah, I was pretty sure it was Tom Terrific, but I didn't want to google it. I'm trying to do these from memory. To tax my feeble brain even further, I seem to recall that Tom Terrific's dog was named Mighty Manfred.


I have no idea about most of the shows in this thread (which I guess is kind of the point), but dad has a pet dog named Manfred, which he named after Mighty Manfred.

kitemaker_chuck
12-04-2008, 02:48 PM
I remember a show called Vision On.

I seem to recall that it was aimed at children who were hearing impaired, but there was actually parts of it for everyone.

Find Friends
12-04-2008, 03:33 PM
My own TV watching goes back to Ding Dong School (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211798/)and Kukla, Fran and Ollie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159886/) so I've forgotten more shows than I can remember.

One of my favorites from childhood was Topper (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045447/), a rather lame sitcom version of the movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029682/). To this day I still watch anything with Anne Jeffreys (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0420331/) or Robert Sterling (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0827577/).

Oddly enough, two shows I have absolutely no memory of are Winky Dink and You (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045456/) and the "Learn to Draw" segments with John Gnagy on Wonderama (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290994/fullcredits#cast), which ALL my friends remember.More links:

http://www.irememberjfk.com/mt/2008/09/winky-dink_and_you.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winky_Dink

I very vaguely remember Winky Dink. In the mid-70's a 5 years-older GF asked if I remembered it. I said no, even though she described placing plastic on a TV screen. A short while later it came back to me. I may have even done the plastic bit, although I can't tell whether this is "stage memory." Maybe all that happened is that I asked for the Magic Screen kit at a store and there wasn't the money for it.

"Learn to Draw" was great with the Ball, Cube, Cylinder and Cone as the shapes everything was supposed to be reducible to. (IIRC) This, of course was before the age of fractals.

I definitely remember Topper, and Kukla, Fran & Ollie. There was definitely some school show which I watched as a preschooler, so it had to be Ding Dong School. Miss Rita came later. I can't find it, BTW!

Together with Howdy Doody, Captain Kangaroo, and Mickey Mouse Club, these had to be the oldest shows that I remember at all.

You know, just before the glaciers of the last Ice Age started to retreat!

;)

- "Jack"

sciurophobic
12-04-2008, 03:46 PM
Nobody but me remembers Freakazoid?

We all remember it. That's why we didn't mention it.

Labdad
12-04-2008, 04:52 PM
There was definitely some school show which I watched as a preschooler, so it had to be Ding Dong School. Miss Rita came later. I can't find it, BTW!


"Ding Dong School" was hosted by Miss Frances.

But there was also "Romper Room" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX04pgP6cWc)(remember Mr. Do-Bee and Mr. Don't-Bee?).

We didn't have a locally produced version in Atlanta, so for us the hostess was Miss Nancy. You may have had a local version, and that may be where your "Miss Rita" was. (Romper Room hostesses were always "Miss" Someone.)

rolandgunslinger
12-04-2008, 05:09 PM
U.f.O

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8RfzkhqBLY

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
12-04-2008, 06:22 PM
Fireball XL-5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireball_XL-5

Jolly Roger
12-04-2008, 06:56 PM
"Ding Dong School" was hosted by Miss Frances.

But there was also "Romper Room" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX04pgP6cWc)(remember Mr. Do-Bee and Mr. Don't-Bee?).

We didn't have a locally produced version in Atlanta, so for us the hostess was Miss Nancy. You may have had a local version, and that may be where your "Miss Rita" was. (Romper Room hostesses were always "Miss" Someone.)

I hated Romper Room as a kid. That lady never said she saw me in her stuoid mirror whatever thingie and my RL first name is remarkably common.

melodyharmonius
12-04-2008, 07:05 PM
Okay - what about the PBS show where the guy would draw the story while someone did a voice-over narration? What was that called?

It always ended with some variation of "Susie not only finds out what's in the old barn - but goes on a series of other adventures all found here in this book, Susie and the Sticky Wicket"

Which annoyed me because i never got the books and never knew how the stories ended.

Nurobath
12-04-2008, 07:32 PM
Anyone remember Cliff Hangers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpz0cRCMiLA) from '79? I think the first time I ever got upset about a TV show cancellation.

How about Werewolf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEAGEewAdlQ)?

Strange Luck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Luck). Really cool but short lived show.

Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wStijd-aCEk).

I remember that the networks used to have a fall season preview show every year (which I always watched for the cartoon previews). Checking Google I found this http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/history_fall_preview.php. I had no idea that the networks still did these. Last time I saw one was in the late 70s.

vison
12-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Chez Helene. Rocket Robin Hood. (Sorry if already mentioned.) My kids watched these shows.

Lollytoodum. (sp?) A kind of folk song thing, as I recall. On CBC.

vison
12-04-2008, 07:56 PM
Missed the edit window.

"Could Mighty Mouse beat up Superman?"

"Don't be stupid. Mighty Mouse is only a cartoon. Superman's a real guy!"

jackelope
12-04-2008, 11:05 PM
One last one before I get distracted by something shiny: Anyone else remember the Hot Fudge Show (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Fudge)?You bet I do! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJtiAmPjYDY)

Find Friends
12-05-2008, 12:10 PM
"Ding Dong School" was hosted by Miss Frances.Thanks for the info. :)


"But there was also "Romper Room" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX04pgP6cWc)(remember Mr. Do-Bee and Mr. Don't-Bee?).

We didn't have a locally produced version in Atlanta, so for us the hostess was Miss Nancy. You may have had a local version, and that may be where your "Miss Rita" was. (Romper Room hostesses were always "Miss" Someone.):smack: How could I have forgotten the name of the show, even if momentarily? Of course! Romper Room! A few minutes later I had found some Miss Rita/Romper Room links through Yahoo, but there was no more time to post. No wonder she didn't show up on a Wikipedia search if the show was franchised and there were local Misses.

Miss Rita was the "Miss" for a Rochester, New York station (serving Greater Rochester, Monroe County, and a fairly large section of Upstate New York between Buffalo and Syracuse).

- "Jack"

Zebra
12-05-2008, 12:17 PM
Okay - what about the PBS show where the guy would draw the story while someone did a voice-over narration? What was that called?

It always ended with some variation of "Susie not only finds out what's in the old barn - but goes on a series of other adventures all found here in this book, Susie and the Sticky Wicket"

Which annoyed me because i never got the books and never knew how the stories ended.


On our local PBS when I was a kid they did a version of this but a local class would write the story, read it and kids from the class would draw it.

I got to be one of the readers once when I was in second grade.

NicePete
12-05-2008, 03:56 PM
I also used to have a strange fascination with PBS Educational shows during the 70s. They were locally produced at wherever and sent around the country to other PBS channels and usually ran about 15 minutes long. We used to watch 'Mulligan Stew' (which came with an activity book) and 'The Letter People' in school, but whenever I was sick, I would watch 'Metric System', 'Read All About It' (the mysteries of the first season were the best), 'Vegetable Soup' which was a trippy freaky mess, 'All About You', and whatever the hell gave us the phrase 'Palabra Jot'.

Oh heck yeah! Mulligan Stew especially. 4-4-3-2, that's the formula for me and you!

One of those made locally was "Math Country", which I particularly remember because a friend of mine had a bit part.

Carl Corey
12-05-2008, 05:01 PM
Some 3-2-1 Contact trivia:

The guy who played Ricardo in The Bloodhound Gang was also Rembrandt in the cult classic The Warriors.

The actress who played Trini was the candy store girl who Luther yells at in The Warriors as well.

Shodan
12-05-2008, 06:02 PM
Yeah, I was pretty sure it was Tom Terrific, but I didn't want to google it. I'm trying to do these from memory. To tax my feeble brain even further, I seem to recall that Tom Terrific's dog was named Mighty Manfred.

As I recall, it was Mighty Manfred UMPH!! the Wonder Dog.

Regards,
Shodan

Small Hen
12-05-2008, 06:27 PM
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There was some Christian cartoon series I used to watch at elementary school. All I can remember is that there were probably three kids- two white, one other (I don't remember if they said where he was from, just that he was brown and the other kids were very pale pink), who go back to Biblical times because they fell into an archaeological dig. Or something like that.

I don't suppose this was either "Superbook" or its less well known companion "The Flying House", was it? Neither had an archaeological dig, but both had traveling through Biblical times.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superbook (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superbook)

melodyharmonius
12-05-2008, 07:06 PM
There was some Christian cartoon series I used to watch at elementary school. All I can remember is that there were probably three kids- two white, one other (I don't remember if they said where he was from, just that he was brown and the other kids were very pale pink), who go back to Biblical times because they fell into an archaeological dig. Or something like that.

It wasn't the Kingdom Chums was it? Where they go back and discover 10 different commandments? It starts off as non-cartoon - and then the kids go in to the cartoon . . .

Bumbershoot
12-05-2008, 07:40 PM
As I recall, it was Mighty Manfred UMPH!! the Wonder Dog.

Regards,
Shodan

What's the "UMPH!!"? Is that a sound that Mighty Manfred made?

Lust4Life
12-06-2008, 09:16 AM
FireballXL5 about a space rocket in the future all the characters are marionettes. The programme was made by the Andersons who went on to make Stingray,Thunderbirds,U.F.O. etc.

My memories of it are hazy but enjoyable.

Don Draper
12-06-2008, 11:10 AM
Some 3-2-1 Contact trivia:

The guy who played Ricardo in The Bloodhound Gang was also Rembrandt in the cult classic The Warriors.

The actress who played Trini was the candy store girl who Luther yells at in The Warriors as well.

Some more trivia: the Bloodhound Gang segment was discontinued after the guy playing Ricardo died of AIDS related cancer. This was early enough in the 1980s (pre-Rock Hudson) that the fact that he had AIDS was a 'dirty secret' and had to be hushed up.





Anyway, does anyone else remember a blatant "Scooby Doo" ripoff called "Goober and the Ghostchasers?" Slightly hippie teens/young adults cruising around the country in a van with a cowardly dog & a 'wacky' Shaggy type, solving mysteries?

Don Draper
12-06-2008, 11:11 AM
Some 3-2-1 Contact trivia:

The guy who played Ricardo in The Bloodhound Gang was also Rembrandt in the cult classic The Warriors.

The actress who played Trini was the candy store girl who Luther yells at in The Warriors as well.

Some more trivia: the Bloodhound Gang segment was discontinued after the guy playing Ricardo died of AIDS related cancer. This was early enough in the 1980s (pre-Rock Hudson) that the fact that he had AIDS was a 'dirty secret' and had to be hushed up.





Anyway, does anyone else remember a blatant "Scooby Doo" ripoff called "Goober and the Ghostchasers"? Hippie-type teens/young adults cruising around the country in a van with a cowardly dog & a 'wacky' Shaggy type, solving mysteries?

Love Rhombus
12-06-2008, 12:02 PM
Visionaries. I know, perhaps not too obscure, but apparently I was the only one in my nerdherd to watch them.

jayjay
12-06-2008, 02:38 PM
Visionaries. I know, perhaps not too obscure, but apparently I was the only one in my nerdherd to watch them.

Was that the cartoon with the futuristic knights who had holograms in their chests and on something like a sign on a pole? I actually got the 1st issue of the tie-in comic book in my last White Elephant, if it is.

Icerigger
12-06-2008, 04:38 PM
If anybody remembers the UFO scare of the 70s this show really freaked me out because it was supposed to be real.

Project UFO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVVADz0Afss

rolandgunslinger
12-06-2008, 05:52 PM
A man called Sloane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPjCTfUp7Kw

Jolly Roger
12-06-2008, 05:57 PM
Some more trivia: the Bloodhound Gang segment was discontinued after the guy playing Ricardo died of AIDS related cancer. This was early enough in the 1980s (pre-Rock Hudson) that the fact that he had AIDS was a 'dirty secret' and had to be hushed up.





Anyway, does anyone else remember a blatant "Scooby Doo" ripoff called "Goober and the Ghostchasers"? Hippie-type teens/young adults cruising around the country in a van with a cowardly dog & a 'wacky' Shaggy type, solving mysteries?

I remember that show. The dog, Goober, would turn invisible when frightened or something.

gonzomax
12-06-2008, 06:10 PM
After Felix the cat who got things raked over his sack, cartoons moved up to Geralg McBoing Boing,Huckleberry Hound,Quick Draw McGraw and Heckle and Jeckle . I think there was Droopy Dog too.

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