Posts tagged: 1960s television
It is my belief that everyone should hear this at least once a year.
If one of the Barkley boys (“The Big Valley”) or Cartwright boys (“Bonanza”) acquire a love interest, there is an excellent chance she will wind up dead before the end of episode.
In terms of longevity, those girls might as well have been “Star Trek” red shirts.
If James Whitmore was the guest star, it's a good bet that the story will deal with someone becoming mentally unhinged.
She was a national exercise/fitness/grooming fixture in the 1960s. She had her own show.
Speaking of 1960s TV…I was just reminded by something I read that “Rawhide” aired on Friday nights for most of its run. And I found myself feeling retroactively sorry for those whose Friday nights would have been tied up with high school athletics. Surely some of those football coaches and basketball players hated to miss that show. And, after all, there was no way to record it.
One of everybody's Top 10 episodes of “The Twilight Zone.”
See today's Slice column.
On Nov. 28, 1963, an episode of “The Flintstones” called “Kleptomaniac Pebbles” first aired.
According to tvrage.com, a jewel thief hides a diamond bracelet on Pebbles. Comic confusion ensues.
An episode called “The Boy Next Door” first aired on Oct. 21, 1964.
Though the title would seem to say it all, here's how imdb.com summed it up: “Patty and Cathy battle each other over their new next door neighbor.”
…this show almost made the idea of wearing suits seem cool.
The fact that my older sister wanted to watch “Peyton Place” created some television-access tension. At its peak, the prime-time soap aired something like three nights a week. And it conflicted with programs I wanted to watch. I'm not sure how this was resolved. After all, it wasn't like recording shows was an option.
Maybe it was on after my bedtime some nights, at least during the school year. Or perhaps my sister grew weary of my running critique of the show's implausible narrative arc and went across the street to watch it with a friend.
Oddly enough, in subsequent years I found myself turning into a bit of a Barbara Parkins fan.
“Rear Echelon Commandos” first aired on Oct. 9, 1962. According to online episode guides, Sgt. Saunders is less than impressed with three untested replacements assigned to him. But he soon finds himself having to count on them in a dangerous situation.
This early-in-the-series episode was directed by Robert Altman.
You might know that the talented June Foray was the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel.
But did you know she was also the voice of antennae-headed Cindy Lou Who?
AND…she was the voice of Talky Tina, the toy who took on Telly Savalas in “Living Doll,” a 1963 episode of “The Twilight Zone.”
Here's June quite a few years ago.
I wonder if the men in her life ever asked that she do voices during, uh, moments of intimacy.
Oh, what? Like you never wondered that.