Your favorite pre-1980 TV series

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  1. fed_the_savior

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    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?
     
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    All in the Family

    MASH

    Barney Miller...
     
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    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.
     
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    Dick Van #*&*!*!@@!** is still watchable. I dream of Jeanie might be as well. Star Trek was never watchable.
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     
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    The Prisoner
    The Saint
    Randall and Hopkirk Deceased

    All great but none have aged well.
     
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    Batman (with Adam West) was pure genius.
    At once, it appealed to young children, and to intelligent adults.
    It was absolutely hilarious.
     
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    Yes, Batman the original... PoW... BaM... ;).

    Now I remember how Dukes of Hazard shaped my 6 year old childhood.
     
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    I'm surprised nobody mentioned "The Fugitive." Great TV series.
     
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    I love Kung Fu but it always makes me want to tie a rope around my nuts for some reason.
     
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    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.
     
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    Sanford and Son FTW.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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. :)
     
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    Leave it to Beaver
    Dennis the ******
    Flipper
    Show about Mr. Ed the talking horse
    Hawaii 5-0
     
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    MASH
    The Saint
    The Persuaders
     
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    The original Twilight Zone
     
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    Mission Impossible, with Peter Graves.
     
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    The Partridge Family
    Get Smart
    H.R. Pufnstuf
     
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    Yes - Get Smart.
    Absolutely.
     
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    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.
     
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    As mentioned before,

    The Fugitive
    Kung Fu

    also
    WKRP In Cincinnati
    The Odd Couple
     
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    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
     
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    I'm claiming intellectual piracy based upon what I wrote in post #4.

    You must be older than you look.

    I guess you like MTM, huh? Go rent "Flirting with Disaster". Great movie, good MTM.
     
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    Hogans Heroes
    Get Smart
    Space 1999

    cartoon: Johnny Quest (hey, I was a kid)
     
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    Taxi!!!!!!
     
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    The odd couple
     
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    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.
     
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    I loved the Rockford Files, as well as many already mentioned... Kung Fu, Columbo, etc.
     
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    Rockfish... uhh... Rockford Files - definitely one of the best.
     
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    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.
     
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  35. heycal

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    Star Trek POS is more like it.


    Another vote for the Penis Truck Lesbian show.
     
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    Rat Patrol, hands down.

    Yes, also Mission Impossible and Mannix. :)
     
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