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fed_the_savior
08-18-2009, 12:12 AM
Been watching Kung Fu and Columbo (both from the 70s). Used to love Dick van **** and Dream of Jeanie. Star Trek was classic of course... what're some memorable favorites?

Deuce
08-18-2009, 12:44 AM
All in the Family

MASH

Barney Miller...

heycal
08-18-2009, 01:08 AM
I will pay the sum of one million dollars to anyone who can sit through an episode of MASH in 2009.

Don't get me wrong. I liked the show well enough at the time it was on, but for some reason, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than watch it now. I don't think I'm only the one, either, since many of my contemporaries who liked MASH at the time would never dream of watching it now.

Not sure why this is. But it's the poster child for TV shows that have no staying power.

heycal
08-18-2009, 01:10 AM
Been watching Kung Fu and Columbo (both from the 70s). Used to love Dick van **** and Dream of Jeanie. Star Trek was classic of course... what're some memorable favorites?

Dick Van #*&*!*!@@!** is still watchable. I dream of Jeanie might be as well. Star Trek was never watchable.

CanadianChic
08-18-2009, 01:39 AM
I was pretty young when it was on but I'd have to go with Fantasy Island (maybe because I could stay up late to watch it).

fed_the_savior
08-18-2009, 01:39 AM
Star Trek was never watchable.

Lol. Took cheesiness to an art form. Just look at it as a comedy. I seriously can't watch an episode without laughing pretty hard.

Thought of some others... I Spy.. Mission Impossible... Gilligan's Island. Daniel Boone and Swampfox were staples back in the day. Andy Griffith could be amusing. That's all I can think of so far.

PimpMyGame
08-18-2009, 01:40 AM
The Prisoner
The Saint
Randall and Hopkirk Deceased

All great but none have aged well.

Deuce
08-18-2009, 01:53 AM
Batman (with Adam West) was pure genius.
At once, it appealed to young children, and to intelligent adults.
It was absolutely hilarious.

fed_the_savior
08-18-2009, 02:03 AM
Yes, Batman the original... PoW... BaM... ;).

Now I remember how Dukes of Hazard shaped my 6 year old childhood.

TonyB
08-18-2009, 03:33 AM
I'm surprised nobody mentioned "The Fugitive." Great TV series.

albino smurf
08-18-2009, 05:08 AM
I love Kung Fu but it always makes me want to tie a rope around my nuts for some reason.

angharad
08-18-2009, 06:03 AM
I will pay the sum of one million dollars to anyone who can sit through an episode of MASH in 2009.

Don't get me wrong. I liked the show well enough at the time it was on, but for some reason, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than watch it now. I don't think I'm only the one, either, since many of my contemporaries who liked MASH at the time would never dream of watching it now.

Not sure why this is. But it's the poster child for TV shows that have no staying power.

I watch MASH on a regular basis - usually on Hallmark or ION. There are some episodes that I can't sit still for, but it's pretty enjoyable overall.

I also love Bewitched, which I don't think anyone has brought up. Early seasons only, though.

Djokovicfan4life
08-18-2009, 06:11 AM
Sanford and Son FTW.

fed_the_savior
08-18-2009, 08:56 AM
I love Kung Fu but it always makes me want to tie a rope around my nuts for some reason.

Up for some nice death by autoerotic asphyxiation, eh? Makes me want to start calling people "grasshopper," and randomly uttering cheesy, formulaic pearls of wisdom.

vkartikv
08-18-2009, 09:10 AM
Having been born very close to the end of the 70s decade, I'm not familiar with many of those shows. But I know they mention Kojak and Fonzi a lot on family guy. Were these pre-80s shows? And what about Are you being served?

drakulie
08-18-2009, 10:17 AM
Oh wow!! Great thread.

Six Million Dollar Man.
Grizzly Adams!!

Two of my faves!

Others:
barney miller, star trek, fantasy island, planet of the apes, sanford and son, , starsky and hutch, happy days, laverne and shirley, and of course::::

Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show. :)

Bad Dog
08-18-2009, 10:25 AM
Leave it to Beaver
Dennis the ******
Flipper
Show about Mr. Ed the talking horse
Hawaii 5-0

peter
08-18-2009, 11:58 AM
MASH
The Saint
The Persuaders

FuriousYellow
08-18-2009, 12:37 PM
The original Twilight Zone

max
08-18-2009, 01:16 PM
Mission Impossible, with Peter Graves.

hb_hound
08-18-2009, 01:17 PM
The Partridge Family
Get Smart
H.R. Pufnstuf

Deuce
08-18-2009, 08:48 PM
The Partridge Family
Get Smart
H.R. Pufnstuf
Yes - Get Smart.
Absolutely.

Phil
08-18-2009, 09:17 PM
The original Twilight Zone
Agreed. Some of the best acting and, arguably, THE the best writing ever done for TV.

Honorable mentions to the original Star Trek, Good Times, Mod Squad, The New People (Rod Serling again!), Room 222 (worth watching just for Jerry Goldsmith's theme song) and The Rat Patrol.

Rui
08-18-2009, 09:22 PM
As mentioned before,

The Fugitive
Kung Fu

also
WKRP In Cincinnati
The Odd Couple

SFrazeur
08-18-2009, 09:45 PM
Staples of my childhood include:

Get Smart
Dobie Gillis
Dick Van D yke Show
Mary Tyler Moore
I Love Lucy

While not my favorites I watched F-Troop rather often, Pattie Duke and The Lucy Show. Not until recently have I grown to appreciate Star Trek.

-SF

heycal
08-18-2009, 10:12 PM
lol @ Dennis the ******. lIke it was Dennis the *** ****er or something.

I'm claiming intellectual piracy based upon what I wrote in post #4.



Honorable mentions to the original Star Trek, Good Times, Mod Squad, The New People (Rod Serling again!), Room 222 (worth watching just for Jerry Goldsmith's theme song) and The Rat Patrol.

You must be older than you look.

Staples of my childhood include:

Get Smart
Dobie Gillis
Dick Van D yke Show
Mary Tyler Moore
I Love Lucy


I guess you like MTM, huh? Go rent "Flirting with Disaster". Great movie, good MTM.

albino smurf
08-19-2009, 05:27 AM
Hogans Heroes
Get Smart
Space 1999

cartoon: Johnny Quest (hey, I was a kid)

siata94
08-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Taxi!!!!!!

vsbabolat
08-19-2009, 06:46 PM
The odd couple

Phil
08-20-2009, 06:59 AM
You must be older than you look.
It's the daily yoga sessions. And the fruit smoothies...

Douggo
08-20-2009, 08:12 AM
The Rockford Files
WKRP

And, for good measure, I'll second heycal's recommendation of "Flirting With Disaster". Very funny movie, considering how under the radar it went.

brad1730
08-20-2009, 09:23 AM
I loved the Rockford Files, as well as many already mentioned... Kung Fu, Columbo, etc.

Deuce
08-20-2009, 08:32 PM
The Rockford Files
WKRP

And, for good measure, I'll second heycal's recommendation of "Flirting With Disaster". Very funny movie, considering how under the radar it went.
Rockfish... uhh... Rockford Files - definitely one of the best.

mtommer
08-20-2009, 09:03 PM
Though I never saw them in their original air dates some that I like are Star Trek TOS, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Battle Star Galactica, Bonanza, Bewitched, CHiPS, Hawaii 5.) (at times), Mission Impossible, The Dick Van D(y)ke Show and The Andy Griffith Show.

heycal
08-20-2009, 10:18 PM
some that I like are Star Trek TOS

Star Trek POS is more like it.


The Dick Van D(y)ke Show.

Another vote for the Penis Truck Lesbian show.

BreakPoint
08-21-2009, 12:01 AM
Rat Patrol, hands down.

Yes, also Mission Impossible and Mannix. :)