Golden Oldies...60's Television

United States
January 22, 2007 2:03pm CST
In the 60's the boom of the television industry exploded with many new shows. Do you remember them? I remember quite a few of them, even though I was young at the time. Some of my favorites were, "The Flying Nun", "My Three Sons", "Green Acres", "Petticoat Junctions", "Gunsmoke", and many more. Talk shows, like Dinah Shore, filled their time slots with chit chat and cooking segments. What do you remember about 60's tv?
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
I LOVED TV in the 60s. I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Addam's Family, The Munsters, The Monkees (I was in love with Davy Jones!), The Beatles Cartoons (and I usually hate cartoons). ALL the ones you mentioned above, though I wasn't a big fan of Gunsmoke. I preferred the comedies. Was Get Smart in the 60s or more 70s? And I've watched so many reruns of all these shows and still love them!!
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I'm not sure about "Get Smart", I don't remember ever watching that one. I loved the Monkee's too. I had the biggest crush on Davy. Now, you brought to mind the Partridge Family and Leave it to Beaver. I think Partridge Family was the early 70's. I still love them too. Thank you very much for sharing your favorites.
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
27 Jan 07
Leave It To Beaver was at around the same time as Father Knows Best and The Ricky Nelson Show? Both great shows :) So many memories...
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I know, there are just so many that I remember. I wish television shows were that simple now. The plots were all so original back then. Thanks again.
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Cordelia - Wallpaper I created a while ago depicting Cordelia from the TV Shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. She was portrayed by Charisma Carpenter
Well I was born near the end of the 60's so I watched a lot of these in reruns. My favorite was "Star Trek". I watched that every week. I also watched things like "The Sonny and Cher Show", "Green Acres", "Petticoat Junction", "Bewitched", "The Addams Family," "The Munsters", "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Twilight Zone". To me they were great shows to watch and I still watch some of them today when I can find them on. I wish I could find "Petticoat Junction" that was one of my favorites to watch. Oh well maybe TVLand will have it on one day.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Sorry about the added picture. I had uploaded that a few minutes before posting and for some reason it copied it here. Ugh..I have had this happen before but not sure how to fix it.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
Oh, I loved Petticoat Junction and Green Acres both. I don't know if they are even in DVD format. That would be great. It's okay about the picture, that's happened to me several times. It's a cool pic. Thanks for your addition to 60's favorites.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
23 Jan 07
all of those but can go back even farther to Cheyenne, surgarfoot. mavirick , dobie and manard, Gilligans Island,I can remeber alot but not sure what years they are in lol
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Wow. I do remember seeing Dobie Gillis (?). And of course Gilligans Island was ahead of it's time. My father liked Maverick and Bonanza. I remember watching quite a few of those with him. Thanks Lakota for sharing your memories. I appreciate it.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
31 Mar 07
your welcome ;_)
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• United States
22 Jan 07
Sorry back then I was in Scotland and we had one TV station (BBC) and they didn't show these shows
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Thanks for replying. What did they show in Scottland and on the BBC back then? I am curious to know and maybe some others from over there will recognize and remember them also.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Doctor Who!!!!
• United States
28 Mar 07
Yeh, I remember the good ole ones. I loved , "My three sons" "Leave it to Beaver" "Gunsmoke" "Bonanza" "Twilight Zone" "I love Lucy" "My little Margie" and "Jeanie."
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• United States
29 Mar 07
Who was in "My Little Margie"? I remember the name, but can't seem to recall the show. Those were some great ones. I wish I had cable. I'm in the mood for some good flashbacks. Thanks you so much for sharing my friend.
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
23 Jan 07
well,I wasn't born until 1972 but thanks to the magic of syndication I got to enjoy all those shows you listed especially gunsmoke my parents watched that thing avidly & I think it lasted 10 years before it started to re-run LOL Matt Dillion the "duke" of the small screen ;)
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Why you young thing you! :-) LOL It's great that syndication is in place back then and even more so now, with cable. I am sad I don't have cable to be able to watch some of the good old shows. Yep, my dad was a "Gunsmoke" addict, lol. Thanks for sharing. ++
• United States
23 Jan 07
Gosh, loved the 60's shows. I remember Ed Sullivan. Loved watching that show.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Hey, I remember Ed too. Isn't it great to look back and recall what times were like then. Thanks for the response.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Hi! Wow, what a fun topic! LOL I remember Merv Griffin (he might have been more 70s), Hawaii 5-0, Judd for the Defense (there's an oldie but goodie LOL), F-Troop, the FBI (or an FBI themed show starring Efram Zimbalist Jr), Adam 12... Wow! Well I might have the 60s and 70 confused on a few of these, but I remember all of them from childhood! :-)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I know what you mean about the run over from the 60's to the early 70's. I wanted to add Mary Tyler Moore to my list, but couldn't remember for sure if it started in the 60's. I remember some of your favs too, especially Adam 12. One of the guys on their was so adorable, I had a huge crush on him. Thanks for sharing, I am glad you replied.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I was born in the late 60's,but I love shows from that time. One of my all time favorites and a favorite of my 10 year old daughter is "Green Acres". I think those shows had values that kids now just don't see. I would like to see several of the major networks go back to those types of shows. It might just make the world a better place.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
1 Apr 07
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.!!!! My absolute fav show!!! Star Trek started in 1966 or 67. I remember watching Dark Shadows a gothic type soap opera on in the afternoons. Roy Rogers and Sky King on Sat mornings along with Fury!
• United States
1 Apr 07
I think my Mom sometimes watched Dark Shadows. Wasn't there another one something about "Storm"? Star Trek is a classic, I think it did start in the late 60's. Thank you for your response and the great memories you brought back to me.
• United States
29 Mar 07
Really giving the old noggin a work out tonight. Some of these may be a little earlier or later than the 60s. Our Miss Brooks, Gale Storm, Love that Bob (a show about a photographer and his faithful companion Schultzie or Schotzie, played I think by the woman who went on to play Alice the housekeeper on) The Brady Bunch. The Lone Ranger (and his faithful companion Tonto.) Did anybody mention Bonanza? And how about Chuckles the Clown, Bozo the Clown, Sheriff John, and Billy Barty -- kids cartoon hosts. HR Puffnstuff, Gigantor, Simba the White Lion and the Flintstones. Most of the time growing up, we didn't have a TV, but reading these posts, I recognized most of the shows listed. Guess I didn't miss too much. "Thanks for the memories," (from Bob Hope's annual Christmas show. I'll just tug my ear as I say good night, ala Carol Burnett.
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• United States
1 Apr 07
I recognize some of the shows. I love Carol Burnett and Tim Conway...actually her whole cast. I remember fondly the ear tug at the end of the show, and her with that mop and bucket. What a great memory. I also remember watching Bozo, and HR Puffnstuff was a favorite as well. Thank you for posting and your input and memories.
• Canada
28 Mar 07
Sorry creative my friend ... I was born in the mid 70's so I don't know of any of these tv shows.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
That's okay purple. Thank you for your response anyway. I appreciate it. If you ever get a chance to watch some of these on cable, do so, you will love them.
@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
25 Jan 07
Oh, I was born in 1980s; it was too late to experience such TVs.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Thank you for the reply anyway.
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