What are some of the best 1950's , 60's , 70's , 80's & 90's Television Shows there ever was ~

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  1. annr


    Nov 15, 2006
    Alfred Hitchcock presents
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  2. annr


    Nov 15, 2006
    Mission impossible
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  3. Arathol


    Jan 1, 2003
    Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest: a shining planet known as Earth

    Our last best hope, a shining beacon all alone in the night

    The best Sci-fi series.....ever
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  4. De Plano

    De Plano

    Jun 28, 2012

    You can find whole episodes on there. A number of PBS shows are available through their websites.

    Sea Hunt is a fun show. They made shows differently back then. No mystery or having you figure out what really may be happening. He told you. Still a fun one though.

    Honey West is one people seem to not remember.

    Not sure how no one has mentioned Mission Impossible

    For noir fans Naked City or Peter Gunn (has one of the most famous theme songs and hardly anyone these days has seen the show)
  5. annr


    Nov 15, 2006
    See post 42;)
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  6. De Plano

    De Plano

    Jun 28, 2012
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  7. Sharp Steel

    Sharp Steel

    Aug 10, 2009
    Blake's 7
    Doctor Who
    Route 66
    That's Incredible
    The Incredible Hulk
    The Six Million Dollar Man
    Wonder Woman
  8. Grandpa Peter's and Grandma Betty's

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    Aug 5, 2016

    Laverne & Shirley is a sitcom that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983 starring Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, roommates who worked in a fictitious Milwaukee brewery called "Shotz Brewery".
    As a spin-off from Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley was an instant hit and one of the most popular sitcoms of the '70s. It's a bit quaint by contemporary standards, and its light-hearted sentiment is strictly old-school, due to the crowd-pleasing influence of producer and cocreator Garry Marshall, a veteran of The Dick Van Dyke Show whose subsequent film career peaked early with Pretty Woman. As working-class roommates in mid-1950s Milwaukee, Laverne De Fazio (Penny Marshall, future director and Garry's sister) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams) were a classic case of opposites: Laverne was relatively saucy and cynical, while Shirley was cheerfully naive and eternally optimistic.

    As bottle-cappers at the Shotz brewery, they regularly associated with colleagues (and eventual neighbors) Lenny (Michael McKean) and Squiggy (David L. Lander), and as an inaugural ratings-booster, Happy Days superstar Henry Winkler (as "Fonzie") appears in the first three episodes including "Bowling for Razzberries," later named by TV Guide as a classic episode. As Shirley's crooning would-be beau, Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Rugusa (Eddie Mekka) provided a touch of romance to Shirley's otherwise lackluster love life.

    Despite personal rancor that later erupted between its energetic costars, Laverne & Shirley was always a showcase for polished, professional comedy and effortless chemistry between characters, giving it the same widespread appeal later enjoyed by Friends. A mid-season replacement with a prime time-slot (following Happy Days at 8:30 Tuesdays on ABC) the show placed its good-natured characters in a variety of standard sitcom predicaments, typically set in L&S's apartment, the "Pizza Bowl" diner run by Laverne's father Frank (Phil Foster), or the Shotz brewery, where some of the show's funniest slapstick humor emerged. [​IMG] ABC
    Number of Seasons: 8
    Number of Episodes: 178
    Original Primetime TV Schedule:
    • January 1976- July 1979, ABC, Tuesday 8:30-9:00pm
    • August 1979- December 1979, ABC, Thursday 8:00-8:30pm
    • December 1979- February 1980- March 1986, ABC, Monday 8:00-8:30pm
    • February 1980- May 1980, ABC, Tuesday 8:00-8:30pm
    Theme Song Lyrics & Opening Credits
    "Making Our Dreams Come True" by Norman Gimbel

    One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
    Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.
    We're gonna do it!
    Give us any chance, we'll take it.
    Give us any rule, we'll break it.
    We're gonna make our dreams come true.
    Doin' it our way.
    Nothin's gonna turn us back now,
    Straight ahead and on the track now.
    We're gonna make our dreams come true,
    Doin' it our way.
    There is nothing we won't try,
    Never heard the word impossible.
    This time there's no stopping us.
    We're gonna do it.
    On your mark, get set, and go now,
    Got a dream and we just know now,
    We're gonna make our dream come true.
    And we'll do it our way, yes our way.
    Make all our dreams come true,
    And do it our way, yes our way,
    Make all our dreams come true
    For me and you.
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    Aug 5, 2016
    MacGyver is an action-adventure series that ran for seven seasons on ABC and follows secret agent Angus MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. MacGyver prefers non-violent resolutions where possible, and refuses to handle a gun. He works as a troubleshooter for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles. He is a resourceful agent with an encyclopedic knowledge of science, able to solve complex problems with everyday materials he finds at hand, along with his ever-present duct tape and Swiss Army knife.
    Like James Bond--but without the high-tech gadgets--Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) is one of those rare beings who can avert any crisis without mussing a hair. (The rest of us should be so lucky.) In the pilot alone, the secret agent dismantles a missile using a paper clip and fashions a rocket thruster out of a pistol. Is there anything MacGyver can't do? As the first season of ABC's long-running adventure series proves, the answer is a resounding no. MacGyver's secret: the everyday items he "finds along the way," like matches or gum wrappers, and the ingenuity to put them to a myriad of uses (a background in physics and chemistry doesn't hurt). Unlike Alias' Sidney Bristow, he isn't a multi-linguist, a martial artist, or a master of disguises. Wits are MacGyver's weapon of choice. [​IMG] [​IMG] ABC
    Number of Seasons: 7
    Number of Episodes: 139
    Original Primetime TV Schedule:
    • September 1985- January 1986, ABC, Sunday 8:00-9:00pm
    • January 1986- July 1986, ABC, Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm
    • August 1986, ABC, Wednesday 9:00-10:00pm
    • September 1986- May 1987, ABC, Monday 8:00-9:00pm
    • June 1987- September 1987, ABC, Wednesday 9:00-10:00pm
    • September 1987- May 1988, ABC, Monday 8:00-9:00pm
    • June 1988- September 1988, ABC, Sunday 8:00-9:00pm
    • October 1988- August 1989, ABC, Monday 8:00-9:00pm
    • August 1989- September 1989, ABC, Sunday 8:00-9:00pm
    • September 1989- December 1991, ABC, Monday 8:00-9:00pm
    • May 1992, ABC, Thursday 8:00-9:00pm
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  10. Grandpa Peter's and Grandma Betty's

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    Aug 5, 2016
    Removed ~ Sorry ~ I think I may have started Vectoring and getting caught-up in this Topic ~
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  11. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005

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  12. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    The Ernie Kovacs Show (Ernie with beautiful Edie Adams)


    Your Show of Shows — the great Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris (Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show), José Ferrer, and writers Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Neil Simon (Woody Allen wrote for Sid a little later).


    Captain Video and His Video Rangers, TV's first space opera and the best before Star Trek.


    Tales of Tomorrow
    , adult science fiction developed by Theodore Sturgeon and Mort Abrams, with scripts by Arthur C. Clarke, Frederic Brown, C.M. Kornbluth and other sci-fi greats, and guest stars Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff, Lee J. Cobb, Veronica Lake, Rod Steiger, Paul Newman and James Dean! Like The Twilight Zone but darker and it scared the crap out of me!

    For those too young to remember Tales of Tomorrow, Lewis Padgett's "What You Need" was recycled on The Twilight Zone, Season 1 Episode 12 (25 December 1959).


    An Age of Kings
    , fifteen-part serial adaptation of Shakespeare's eight English history plays, produced by BBC in 1960 with unknown Sean Connery as Harry "Hotspur" Percy.



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  13. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Dr. Creep.
  14. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    In Chicago we had Shock Theater (1957–59) with Marvin (Terry Bennett) and "Dear" (Joy Bennett) whose face we never saw. Marvin was really funny. The movies were 1930s horror and I was allowed to stay up late for "classics" like Frankenstein and Dracula.

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  15. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    I must be the only Chicagoan. Didn't anyone watch The Untouchables?


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  16. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    The Twentieth Century was a weekly documentary series which ran on CBS owned-and-operated TV stations from 20 October 1957 until 4 January 1970. It used historical film footage to document events in early 20th century history, narrated by CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite. There had been TV historical film documentaries of WW2, notably Victory at Sea (NBC 1952–53, 26 episodes) with its beautiful Richard Rogers musical score, but Twentieth Century was an ongoing series for many years and Walter Cronkite's narration was the best. Walter always cracked up my grandfather.
    The Twentieth Century was Ken Burns before there was Ken Burns.

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    The Munster's is a sitcom that aired on CBS from 1964 until 1966 depicting the life of a family of monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and popular family entertainment of the era, such as Leave It to Beaver.
    If there ever were a family that embodied the highest ideals of family values, the Munsters would qualify, despite the fact the father is a Frankenstein monster and the mother comes from a line of vampires and werewolves. A zany parody of family sitcoms, The Munsters is the story of the bizarre, but close-knit Munster clan. The family included Herman (a Frankenstein-like creature), a funeral parlor employee; his wife, Lily (a female vampire); their 10-year-old son, Edward Wolfgang (a werewolf); Lily's father, Grandpa (Count Dracula), a 378-year-old mad scientist; their "poor unfortunate" niece, the young and beautiful Marilyn, who was the black sheep of the family; and Spot, the family pet (a fire-breathing dinosaur who lived under the stairs). Their residence, of course, was 1313 Mockingbird Lane. [​IMG] CBS
    Seasons: 2
    Episodes: 70
    List of all Munsters episodes
    Original Primetime TV Schedule:
    • Spetember 1964- September 1966, Thursday 7:30-8:00pm

    Theme Song & Opening Credits
    Theme by Jack Marshall
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    Aug 5, 2016
    Favorite Cartoon Television Show ~ King of the Hill ~ Love this Show ~ Still Playing ~ It is a Good Show ~ "I think"

  19. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    I was a little kid during the 1960s, but I clearly remember these cartoons. I was also a big fan of Johnny Quest, but it’s been mentioned already.

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  20. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    Live-action shows included:

    Lost in Space
    Star Trek
    Land of the Giants
    Hogan’s Heroes
    Mission: Impossible
    The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
    The Mod Squad
    The Name of the Game
    High Chaparral
    The Twilight Zone
    The Outer Limits
    The Avengers
    Night Gallery
    The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
    The Partridge Family
    Nanny and the Professor
    A Family Affair

    In the ‘90s, I liked:
    Married...With Children
    The X-Files (except for the government/alien conspiracy episodes)

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