Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 2,300 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 481,909
Pageviews Today: 1,194,410Threads Today: 533Posts Today: 10,807
03:58 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-

 
Anonymous TV Shows
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:09 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Here was my reply when someone asked for some suggestions to some TV shows from that era. I'm posting some suggestions for U.S. TV shows & including a couple from the UK, which had equally as wonderful shows. I will post some more of those, as well, hopefully. Please post your own favorite shows as well.

Don Rickles as "CPO SHARKEY" in the 80's, which was quite funny:


"ABC Sunday Night Movie" - 1977 through 1981. When you heard this theme, like Pavlov's dog salivating at the bell, you KNEW that a (probably good) "TV MOVIE" was about to come on. Some classics including "Brian's Song" was aired on there.


"JENNIFER SLEPT HERE"
About a dead, glamorous hollyweird star who haunts the house of a 14 year old guy but only he can see her
The series improved with age, had an adult type humor even though the protaganist was 14. Someone uploaded a bunch of them, starting with the first episode:


"The Champions" (1968) Interesting show which was on "ITC" British Television in the mid 1960's: About a group of 3 psychics who solve crimes/terror around the world
[link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]




'THE TIME TUNNEL' (1966?) Irwin Allen's classic sci-fi time portal -


'JOHNNY CYPHER IN DIMENSION ZERO' (1960)
cartoon


spock
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:11 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
'Alias Smith & Jones'
The one thing I remember about it, as a little kid when it aired, is that one of the stars was shot & killed, kiboshing the big hit Western series about outlaws immediately. The show went off the air. We all thought they'd replace the actor who unfortunately died, but know, wasn't to be.

The pilot film, still up on ewe.toob:


"THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW"
Excellent comedy sketches starring legendary people
Here is a very famous sketch with Tim Conway & Carol Burnett, about a VERY jealous & suspicious wife.. Worth a watch, if you've never seen it:


And, from Carol Burnett, one of the funniest sketches in television history, and from the 1960's, unbelievably. The freshly graduated dentist, played by the incomparable ones: Tim Conway, and his poor victim/patient, Harvey Korman:


The legendary James Garner in "The Rockford Files"

[link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]

'The Snoop Sisters' show rotated with 'Columbo' & 'McMillan & Wife', (et als) - all of them 'who done it' type, mystery shows

And, their unforgettable collective theme song on NBC's 1971 through 1982 "The Mystery Movie", every Sunday night, as I recall. Our whole family would watch it together:


Last but not least, the amazing Benny Hill, what can I say, unforgettable!


spock
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72341210
United States
04/06/2018 05:14 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Kung Fu

We got the BBC The Prisoner quite late in the seventies. Maybe 1974 an it was released in 1967.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 76438077
United States
04/06/2018 05:15 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Gilligans island
I dream of genie
The beverly hillbillies
the adams family
Lucy and riciricardo
Monkey magic
he man
the flintstones
the jetsons
there are plenty more cant think of at the moment..
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 76438077
United States
04/06/2018 05:18 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Gilligans island
I dream of genie
The beverly hillbillies
the adams family
Lucy and riciricardo
Monkey magic
he man
the flintstones
the jetsons
there are plenty more cant think of at the moment..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76438077


Oh wait im remembering somemore...
the benny hill show
The late show with david letterman I remember was on every late night during the week
mtv
plenty more are coming to my mind but cant pick out any favorites to write down.. dam that world was forever ago.. surprized I can still remember some of it..
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:21 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Fireball XL5:
The Theme from this HIGHLY MEMORABLE, phenomenal sci-fi, animated puppets in space, TV Show!


And A Few Episodes: - it aired during the 'transitional' B&W to color era in television. Some were in monochrome, others in color/colour, however you spell it in your country...







spock
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:29 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Kung Fu
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72341210


G R A S S H O P P E R !
We all loved the movie and the TV series, "Kung Fu", starring David Carradine, who later hanged himself, during a sexual ritual, bizarrely enough

Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:32 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Gilligans island
I dream of genie
The beverly hillbillies
the adams family
Lucy and riciricardo
Monkey magic
he man
the flintstones
the jetsons
there are plenty more cant think of at the moment..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76438077


Oh wait im remembering somemore...
the benny hill show
The late show with david letterman I remember was on every late night during the week
mtv
plenty more are coming to my mind but cant pick out any favorites to write down.. dam that world was forever ago.. surprized I can still remember some of it..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76438077


Thanks,

Me too, it surprises one when one starts to think hard to remember. I know it'd be easier to just look them up but I am only operating on memory here, then looking up links on ewe.toob.

Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72341210
United States
04/06/2018 05:40 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
When Saturday Night Live first came out, it was experimental and funny. Sometimes jokes went nowhere...and awkward embarrassing pauses followed. They were the first ones to do spoof commercials like Flucker's jam that had flavors like painful rectal itch and nose hair. It sort of was ripping off Monty Python and their crunchy frog routine.

Belushi was a madman and Animal House made him wildy out of control.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72341210
United States
04/06/2018 05:43 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
PBS ran Monty Python in 1973 or so and nudity was not allowed on television but random sketches revealed boobs or they were featured in Terry Gilliam's animations. It was so brief that it barely registered.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72341210
United States
04/06/2018 05:47 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
If you rewatch those shows, they had those terrible laugh tracks with very artificial sound effects. It's flat out peculiar as if they lacked the confidence to believe the jokes were funny enough. It's very forced.

After Star Trek ran from 1967-1970, then it went into near constant reruns. And cable in 1976 made it possible to see Star Trek all the time.

Kolchek the Night Stalker was very limited but diverting as few shows dealt with the supernatural. Mostly you had to watch BBC tv shows which ran on PBS to get any quality occult shows on ghosts and vampires.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:49 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
When Saturday Night Live first came out, it was experimental and funny. Sometimes jokes went nowhere...and awkward embarrassing pauses followed. They were the first ones to do spoof commercials like Flucker's jam that had flavors like painful rectal itch and nose hair. It sort of was ripping off Monty Python and their crunchy frog routine.

Belushi was a madman and Animal House made him wildy out of control.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72341210


Yep, very true. I watched every single episode, 1975 though 2006, approximately. Then they got to partisan political & I stopped watching. Didn't think it was funny anymore.

Flucker's jam was on their troupe comedy album as well, from 1973 through 1974, when most of the "Not ready for prime time players" were on National Lampoon's Radio Hour. They repeated a lot of those sketches on the show. Gilda, Belushi, Lorraine & Chevy Chase were also part of 'Second Cty' comedy troop in Toronto & in Chicago, where they honed their comedic genius & craft.

The newer cast members and years had their moments, even the dark 1981 had a few gems, especial Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Gail Matthias & Ken Kazerinsky, who I thought was very funny, but people hated them because they weren't the original cast.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:59 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
If you rewatch those shows, they had those terrible laugh tracks with very artificial sound effects. It's flat out peculiar as if they lacked the confidence to believe the jokes were funny enough. It's very forced.

After Star Trek ran from 1967-1970, then it went into near constant reruns. And cable in 1976 made it possible to see Star Trek all the time.

Kolchek the Night Stalker was very limited but diverting as few shows dealt with the supernatural. Mostly you had to watch BBC tv shows which ran on PBS to get any quality occult shows on ghosts and vampires.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72341210


The shows in the 70's mostly had live audiences. They would annrounce it or display a graphic explaining that "This show was shot in front of a live audience" - because people had been complaining since the 1950's when the 'laugh-track machine' started being used, to save money in production costs, mostly. Variety shows had live audiences, including Carol Burnette's show; People would tune in each week and hope for a blooper/an error in the show where one comedian would forget their lines/laugh at another actor or have a pratfall or something happen to them while filming production. They would LEAVE them in the final edit of the show, making it even more 'live' for back then. They were the only show to do so, back then, because it WAS FUNNY.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72341210
United States
04/06/2018 06:09 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Not really. Some were live like Carol Burnet but most were not like Cannon, Barnaby Jones,Night Gallery, MASH, Brady Bunch, Gillgan's Island, etc.

PBS reran the Ernie Kovacs show which had been very experimental in the sixties and likely was better received in 1975.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72341210
United States
04/06/2018 06:11 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
About 11pm On Fridays across the nation, cheesey horror flicks ran with occasionally excellent Hammer films from England.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 06:17 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Not really. Some were live like Carol Burnet but most were not like Cannon, Barnaby Jones,Night Gallery, MASH, Brady Bunch, Gillgan's Island, etc.

PBS reran the Ernie Kovacs show which had been very experimental in the sixties and likely was better received in 1975.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72341210


Well, yeah, the comedy sitcoms had mostly canned laughter, as we used to call it. Amazingly, I Love Lucy had a live audience, even that lady who would always scream, "Uh Oh!", she was real, albeit probably paid to do so.

The dramas/sci-fi series had no laughter, so they didn't need a machine to produce the fake laughter.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 73115348
Canada
04/06/2018 06:26 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
The Odd Couple
condor819

User ID: 75409615
United States
04/06/2018 06:29 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
The Odd Couple
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73115348


hesright
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 76432872
United States
04/06/2018 06:30 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
What was the name of the cartoon where the boy sits in his classroom and drifts away to different adventures?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 46264720
United States
04/06/2018 03:34 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
bump
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 63880330
United States
04/06/2018 03:41 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
The time tunnel but I think that was in the 60s ?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 46264720
United States
04/06/2018 03:44 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Police Squad, with Leslie Nielsen

Ed Sullivan Show

Night Gallery

SCTV

“Friday’s” on ABC

The Mothers In Law

Hospital Center

Marcus Welby, MD.

Emergency!

Tony Orlando & Dawn Show

Room 222

Partridge Family

Nanny & The Professor

The Monkees

Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Chips

Donny & Marie

Friday Night Videos (NBC)

Night Flight

Bosom Buddies

The Merv Griffin Show

The Streets Of San Francisco

The Rookies

Hill St. Blues

MacGuyver

Simon & Simon

Laugh In

Columbo

Miami Vice

The Wonder Years

Knight Rider

Tracey Ullman Show

Roseanne

WKRP

Married With Children

Dallas

Dynasty

Golden Girls

Doctor Who

Dukes of Hazzard

Flip Wilson Show

Quantum Leap

The Kids In The Hall

Johnny Carson

And more when I remember them!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 68852818
United States
04/06/2018 03:56 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Rat Patrol
The Invaders
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 68852818
United States
04/06/2018 03:57 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Lancelot Link Secret Chimp
5.0%

User ID: 76351847
Canada
04/06/2018 03:58 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
All in the family

Mama's family

The Honey Mooners

i love lucy



that is all i remember of the top of my head
To Watch Is To Be Prepared Not Just During The Bad Times But In The Good Times As Well A Good Watchman Never Lets His Or Her Guard Down Never Gives Occasion To The Enemy.

Can't Shoot a Gun, Bait a Hook, Bake or Cook, You City Bitch!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 47767014
United States
04/06/2018 03:59 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Barney Miller

All In The Family with Archie Bunker

Too many to name all
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72341210
United States
04/06/2018 04:13 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
I was working so many hours and never had time or the opportunity to watch much television. I felt like the last guy in America to buy a VCR and only since my youngest so sweetly asked to watch some Disney films.

It probably would be fun to watch some episodes as they all are available.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 04:52 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
PBS ran Monty Python in 1973 or so and nudity was not allowed on television but random sketches revealed boobs or they were featured in Terry Gilliam's animations. It was so brief that it barely registered.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72341210


I know, we would all comment in my 3rd grade class the next morning, or Monday morning, if it ran on the weekend. At about the same time, or at least, 1974, as I recall, PBS also ran another Brit TV show that had TOPLESS GIRLS DANCING, as I vividly recall. It was called, I believe "Is There A Doctor In The House", or something to that effect. It was shocking to see nudity on American TV, of ANY variety, let alone for a prolonged scene on a British television show. It was quite stimulating for a 10 year old, let me tell you... lol.. I had always thought the English to be very reserved prior to that. That idea went out with that one.. big time. Still, to this day, I wonder how they aired it here, on public television. Wouldn't the FCC have fined them heavily for doing so? It was like watching PORN - ON BROADCAST TELEVISION IN AMERICA, IN 1974 !!!
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:02 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Some really obscure shows I remember as a kid are coming to mind. Does anyone remember the Friday night cartoon show, "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home"? It seem a lot of modern prime time cartoons borrowed a lot from that show, The Simpsons & Family guy come to mind. Notice any similarities?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72341210
United States
04/06/2018 05:09 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-
Well there wasbmore nudity in any good quality history of painting book.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1897079
United States
04/06/2018 05:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: What Were Your FAVORITE TV SHOWS FROM THE 1970's & 80's? -& Earlier-





GLP