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Question of the day, What was your favorite TV(or for older people) Radio Series and why?
11 March 2013 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 03/11/2013 9:43:47 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

I'll Start. I LOVED "Emergency", I loved(what young boy doesn't?) Fire Engines and Sirens.


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1 posted on 03/11/2013 9:43:47 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

It Takes A Thief
The Prisoner
Columbo
The Avengers


2 posted on 03/11/2013 9:47:16 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Classic Trek.


3 posted on 03/11/2013 9:48:12 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Pretty hard to beat “HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL”

Even though gimmicky, it was a complete morality play in less than 30 minutes. For a 16 year old raised on Hoppy, Gene, Roy and Rex it was terrific.

4 posted on 03/11/2013 9:50:07 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: US Navy Vet

I liked Combat, and The Twilight Zone, when I was allowed to watch it, as it was on late.


5 posted on 03/11/2013 9:50:27 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: US Navy Vet
I loved(what young boy doesn't?) Fire Engines and Sirens.

And Nurse Dixie.

6 posted on 03/11/2013 9:51:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tupelo

I’ve been watching again the series “the rifleman” for the same reason. Pointed out to my wife today with all the references to “the good book” and other moral messages, it would not get off the ground as a new show.

On the old radio, loved “the lone ranger” as I would listen to it with my grand dad.


7 posted on 03/11/2013 9:52:20 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hawaii Five-O (the original)
Original Star Trek
The Equalizer
The Bob Newhart Show
WKRP in Cincinnati
Seinfeld


8 posted on 03/11/2013 9:52:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: US Navy Vet

Radio: The Lone Ranger.


9 posted on 03/11/2013 9:52:35 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: US Navy Vet

I have satellite radio in my car, and there is one channel which has all the old radio shows I listened to as a kid.

I love listening to this channel. Sometimes, I arrive back home, and sit in the car to listen to the rest of a broadcast.


10 posted on 03/11/2013 9:53:04 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: US Navy Vet

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Addams Family
Twin Peaks
24
All In The Family


11 posted on 03/11/2013 9:54:10 AM PDT by Kaneman
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To: US Navy Vet

Firefly: A sci-fi space adventure western that had some of the best characters, best dialogue, and best conservative/libertarian messages ever on television.


12 posted on 03/11/2013 9:55:58 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: US Navy Vet

There was an old TV series called “The Gray Ghost”. It was about John S. Mosby. I think it was only on a couple of seasons and always suspected it was canceled because it was about a Confederate Ranger.

I also really liked “Leave It To Beaver”.


13 posted on 03/11/2013 9:56:04 AM PDT by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: Mouton

The young man on Rifleman grew up to be a band leader for a group that plays 1940’s music in the West. What a strong moral compass depicted on that show.


14 posted on 03/11/2013 9:57:34 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: US Navy Vet

Monty Python
The Benny Hill Show
Hogan’s Heroes
M*A*S*H (up until Trapper and Henry Blake left)
Black Sheep Squadron
I Love Lucy


15 posted on 03/11/2013 9:57:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: US Navy Vet

Gunsmoke with William Conrad. We did not have TV until 1960 or 1961 so listened to it on the radio.


16 posted on 03/11/2013 9:58:12 AM PDT by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Lone Ranger
Sky King
Life is Worth Living (Bishop Sheen)


17 posted on 03/11/2013 9:58:22 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: US Navy Vet

Can’t believe no one mentioned “Rockford Files” yet!

Good writing, interesting plots & characters, even humor ... in other words, all the things Hollywood is incapable of doing today


18 posted on 03/11/2013 10:01:04 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: US Navy Vet

On radio? ‘The Shadow’ and ‘The Green Hornet’.


19 posted on 03/11/2013 10:01:14 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: US Navy Vet

The Thin Man
Man From Uncle
It Takes A Thief
T.H.E. Cat
Honey West
Batman
Adams Family
Munsters
I Spy
Lone Ranger
Wild Wild West


20 posted on 03/11/2013 10:02:34 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: US Navy Vet

The Spike Jones TV show.
The Adams Family, I though Gomez was just too cool!
Radio and TV, Space Patrol


21 posted on 03/11/2013 10:03:12 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: US Navy Vet
I've been watching older TV shows on the Encore Channel, MeTV, etc., and what I notice the most is how the old 30 minute shows run for 25 minutes with 5 minutes of commercials, if any at all.
Today, a 30 minute show is 18 minutes long with 12 minutes of commercials - which is why I haven't watched a regular show in 20 years. That, and because they all suck.
22 posted on 03/11/2013 10:03:19 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: US Navy Vet

MeTV on Dish Network, Channel 20. Watch it.


23 posted on 03/11/2013 10:04:01 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: US Navy Vet

Topper


24 posted on 03/11/2013 10:04:41 AM PDT by Elderberry (.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I think that anything these gentlemen produced were good:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_A._Cinader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rosner
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_J._Cannell


25 posted on 03/11/2013 10:05:41 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I fondly recall a very early TV detective show called “Rocky King, Private Detective.”

It had good characters and very innovative camera work. Whenever Rocky was talking to his wife it was shown from her POV, with Rocky speaking into the camera.


26 posted on 03/11/2013 10:06:20 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: US Navy Vet

The Rat Patrol


27 posted on 03/11/2013 10:07:38 AM PDT by Elderberry (.)
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To: US Navy Vet

My dad said his favorite when he was a kid was an old old “Tales of the FBI” (not sure of the name) show where the perps were described to the public. I asked if any were ever caught from these radio descriptions and he said “yes.”

My grandmother listened to soap operas every day, don’t know their names.

My mother said her uncles LOVED Amos ‘n Andy, they listened through an early type of head set but with only ONE speaker for the ear which they had to hold. They’d laugh uproariously but nobody else could hear what they were listening to so they looked ridiculous.


28 posted on 03/11/2013 10:08:07 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (I have seen the future and I'm going back to bed!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Listened to the Lone Ranger on our Radio then switched to TV and Hi Yo Silver!


29 posted on 03/11/2013 10:08:42 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Portcall24

that would be Johnny Crawford who coincidentally gave the Eulogy at Conners funeral.

I also liked Conners as he attended my college, Seton Hall.


30 posted on 03/11/2013 10:08:57 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: US Navy Vet
Breaking Bad .... Because it is so well executed.

Buffalo Bill ... Dabney Coleman was a perfect anti hero.

Wiseguy (the first two seasons) ...... So well executed.

The Willd Wild West ..... James Bond in the old west...what's not to like? Series has not aged well, IMO

The Carol Burnett Show .... I grew up with this show in the background.

31 posted on 03/11/2013 10:08:59 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Odds against you? Call the equalizer.....


32 posted on 03/11/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Mouton

Speaking of The Rifleman...guess who taught John Wayne how to act? Marshal Micah Torrance (Paul Fix) taught him in the 1930s and appeared in almost 30 films in which Wayne was the star.


33 posted on 03/11/2013 10:10:26 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: canuck_conservative

Loved Rockford Files as a kid then and even more now. Throw in most of me tv programming and Remington Steele that is on another channel.


34 posted on 03/11/2013 10:11:03 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: GSWarrior

“Carol Burnett Show” and “Carson” was the ONLY show that would casue my dad(a GRUMPY WW II Infantry Combat vet) to Laugh/Crack Up out loud. Usually he was grumpy.


35 posted on 03/11/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

You nailed it with the OP.
“Emergency”, probably the most realistic first reponder show in television history (followed closely by “Adam 12”).

Dixie McCall.
Mreeeow.


36 posted on 03/11/2013 10:12:53 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Mouton

Compare Crawford to the child stars of later era’s. Big difference.


37 posted on 03/11/2013 10:14:14 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: US Navy Vet

“Bigfoot and Wildboy”

fascinating plots.


38 posted on 03/11/2013 10:14:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: US Navy Vet
Radio: The Shadow

Only the Shadow knows

TV: Laugh In, Johnny Carson, Archie Bunker, Carol Burnett, Married with Children.

39 posted on 03/11/2013 10:14:53 AM PDT by Spunky
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Never could understand the “Julie Jondon” “attaction”(too young I guess). Now later on “CHiPs” “Brianne Leary”, I thought was HOT!


40 posted on 03/11/2013 10:15:22 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
D'uh, I forget the best prime time TV show of them all, IMO....

Friday Night Lights

41 posted on 03/11/2013 10:15:51 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: US Navy Vet

Combat
Red Skelton Show
Carol Burnett Show
Also liked many already mentioned.


42 posted on 03/11/2013 10:15:57 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: US Navy Vet

Radio: Fibber McGee and Molly, Sgt Preston of the Yukon, The Shadow, Inner Sanctum (not really a series, more like Twilight Zone).

Television: Was only available after 1960 where I was. Dick Van Dyke, Gun Smoke, Maverick.


43 posted on 03/11/2013 10:16:01 AM PDT by JimSEA
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I Love Lucy(with Fred and Ethel in NYC)
Wyatt Earp
The Rebel
The Lone Ranger
Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner
Underdog
Ruff and Reddy
Fury
Bat Masterson
Gunsmoke(with Chester)
Original Star Trek
Carol Burnett
Perry Como
Red Skelton
Jack Benny
Your Show of Shows
What's My Line?
You Bet Your Life
Concentration
Man From U.N.C.L.E.
I've Got A Secret
Truth or Consequences
Wagon Train
Cheyenne
Have Gun Will Travel
Life of Riley
Phil Silvers Show
Dick Van Dyke Show
Andy Griffith(with Barney, Gomer and Floyd)
Dinah Shore Show
December Bride
Topper
Alfred Hitchcock
Combat
Twelve O'Clock High
M*A*S*H
Columbo
Peter Gunn
Original Hawaii 5-0
Mission Impossible
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Disney(Fantasyland Episodes)
All in the Family
Baseball Game of the Week with Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese

Just to name a few....

Growing up we only had one station we could get with our antenna(NBC) and one station we could get sometimes(CBS). The only time I got to watch some of the shows was on vacations to our cousins in the BIG city of Atlanta and Columbia, SC which had stations and stations and even stations that stayed on all night!

44 posted on 03/11/2013 10:17:35 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Firefly is my all-time favorite show. Walking Dead is catching up to it slowly.


45 posted on 03/11/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: US Navy Vet

77 Sunset Strip


46 posted on 03/11/2013 10:20:15 AM PDT by Kaneman
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To: SJSAMPLE
“Emergency”, probably the most realistic first reponder show in television history

So realistic that Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe had difficulty finding more acting gigs, as everyone in Hollywood was convinced that they were really firemen!


47 posted on 03/11/2013 10:20:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: US Navy Vet

WKRP in Cincinnati (yes, there ARE phone cops)
Lost in Space (Big fan of Dr. Smith and the robot)
Amos’n’Andy (yeah, I’m a racist)


48 posted on 03/11/2013 10:20:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: wally_bert

I’m another MeTV and Rockford Files fan.

“Lost” however, is the only weekly show that I ever carved out time to watch.


49 posted on 03/11/2013 10:21:18 AM PDT by kidd
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To: N. Theknow

Yeah, I forgot, “Have Gun, Will Travel”, great show!!


50 posted on 03/11/2013 10:21:19 AM PDT by JimSEA
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