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    Ichabod and Me

    Ichabod and Me

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    CBS (ended 1962)
    A short-lived sitcom as seen through the eyes of Bob Major, a widower who moves to Phippsboro, a New England town where he becomes the new editor of its newspaper, the "Bulletin." Consulting Bob is the original editor, Ichabod Adams, who is now the traffic commissioner. Other characters include Abigail, Ichabod's daughter and Bob's girlfriend; Benjie, Bob's six-year-old son; and Lavinia, Bob's housekeeper nicknamed "Livvy."moreless
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    Kentucky Jones

    Kentucky Jones

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    Kentucky Jones was a thirty minute modern family drama about Dr. Kenneth "Kentucky" Jones, a veterinarian, ranch owner and former horse trainer.
    After losing his wife, Doc Jones attempts to reverse the adoption of a Chinese orphan he and his wife had agreed to raise, but it is too late, the young man is waiting for him at the airport. So Kentucky and his ranch hand Seldom Jones must raise the boy themselves.moreless
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    The Nanette Fabray Show

    The Nanette Fabray Show

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    NBC (ended 1961)
    The full title of this comedy was Westinghouse Playhouse starring Nanette Fabray and Wendell Corey. It was created by Nanette Fabray's husband, writer-director Ranald MacDougall and was based somewhat on her own life. The title was then shortened to The Nanette Fabray Show.moreless
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    Grindl

    Grindl

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    NBC (ended 1964)
    Grindl debuted in the fall of 1963 on NBC and starred Imogene Coca in the title role. Previously, Imogene Coca had a successful run as Sid Caesar's quirky sidekick on the comedy/variety series, Your Show of Shows, which aired from 1950-1954. Grindl was an efficient domestic worker who worked for Foster's Temporary Employment Service and each week she found herself in a different situation in a different job. Anson Foster ran the employment service and would find Grindl work, which included being, at one time or another, a baby-sitter, a cook, a maid, and a ticket taker, to name a few. NBC Broadcast History September 1963-September 1964----Sundays----8:30 p.m.moreless
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    The Rounders

    The Rounders

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    The Rounders was a modern-day comedy western series about two idle and bored, women-chasing contemporary cowboys.
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    Harry's Girls

    Harry's Girls

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    NBC (ended 1964)
    A man shepherds a group of showgirls on their European engagements. --------------- Harry Burns is the leader of a old-style vaudeville troup consisting of three girls, Rusty, Lois, and Terry. Their old-fashioned style dance numbers are out of style in the US, but they've found a new audience in Europe. Now Harry has to balance the demands of the stage with his new role as the girls' chaperone. ------------------------ Based on the movie "Les Girls." ---------------------------------------------- Production Companies * MGM Television -------------------------------- Theme: "Harry's Girls" Music by Stu Phillips Lyrics by Joseph Stein --------------------------------- Release dates: USA -- 13 September 1963moreless
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    The Benny Hill Show

    The Benny Hill Show

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    ITV (ended 1989)
    This guide strives to be as complete a resource as possible for the third TV series to bear Benny Hill's name in the title, which ran on Thames Television (ITV) from 1969-1989, and has appeared around the world in countless formats and re-edits ever since.

    This is a guide to the original hour-long version.

    In America, the show was usually presented in a specially-edited half-hour format, which ran for a total of 111 editions (although Comedy Central did screen the hour-long format in the early-to-mid '90's, albeit with sections edited out, typically the musical guest or dance numbers). 30-minute repeats (not the same as were made for the American market) often aired in Britain when the show was "between seasons."

    Comedy Central aired the original hour-long format for Shows 32 - 58 (except for Show 40). Also, USA Network aired the shows in the original hour-long format in the late '80s/early '90s. At least Shows 54 - 58, possibly others, along with the independently-produced Benny Hill's World Tour: New York special (both channels had a few minutes cut for extra commercial time).

    In the U.S., the original hour-long shows have been issued on DVD (Region 1) under the umbrella title Benny Hill - Complete & Unadulterated. The first three sets were released with the subheading The Naughty Early Years, covering the years 1969-1971 (Shows 1-11, including three B&W episodes previously unseen in America), 1972-1974 (Shows 12-21) and 1975-1977 (Shows 22-31, plus his 1970 half-hour silent film Eddie in August). The final three sets bore the subheading The Hill's Angels Years, and covered the years 1978-1981 (Shows 32-41), 1982-1985 (Shows 42-50) and 1986-1989 (Shows 51-58). Also, the Golden Greats set that came out in 2001 (now out-of-print) included 6 episodes, Shows 46, 47, 50, 55, 56 and 58.

    In England, the original hour-long shows (complete with production slates and adcaps) have been released on DVD (Region 2) on a year-by-year basis, under the umbrella of The Benny Hill Annual, each set representing a different year. The 1970 set (Shows 3-6) contains the aforementioned Eddie in August, and the 1974 set (which only saw two new editions air, Shows 20 and 21) features his first two Thames specials from 1969. As of October 2006, the total releases go up to 1979 (Shows 34 and 35). The Benny Hill Annual sets from 1976 and 1977 onwards have adcaps but not VT slates.moreless
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    The Bugs Bunny Show

    The Bugs Bunny Show

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    ABC (ended 1972)
    The Bugs Bunny Show was ABC's second prime-time animated series, along with The Flintstones and aired at 7:30 pm on Sundays. Not only was it one of the earliest broadcasts of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies on televsion, it was popular for kids since it was a cartoon. Each episode was directed by a handful of senior Warner staffers, including, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, and Maurice Noble. The show would open with Bugs and Daffy marching out on stage singing "This Is It" which became an instint musical hit among animation and television fans. Then Bugs would introduce a theme or a special guest host. Three cartoons would run and segments were placed between each one. After the second segment a commerical would run. The commerical would exclusively feature one or more of Warner cartoon star which was usually Bugs adverising either Kool-Aid, Tang, or Post Cereals. At the end "Coming Attractions" would be viewed as a sort of "sneak preview" of next week's show. The show was compised of exclusively post-1948 Warner cartoons since it was ownership of the shorts was divided-which Guild Films had owned most of the black and white cartoons while A.A.P. owned all the pre-1948 color shorts-and the 1931-1933 black and white Merrie Melodies. ABC stopped running The Bugs Bunny Show and soon CBC in Canada started showing an/the entire 3rd season in the early 70s, since ABC had cancelled The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour for "Welcome Back, Kotter". These "new" episodes were actually just color version of the older episodes-with the three cartoons changed. With this additional 3rd "cheater" season, there were 78 episodes total. Today The Bugs Bunny Show remains one of the best and most memorable programs in television history. MORE INFORMATION Until 1966 all 52 episodes were originally shown in black and white. Later all 52 episodes were put into color. In September, 1971, the half-hour Bugs Bunny Show reappeared, on Saturday mornings.moreless
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    The Bill Cosby Show

    The Bill Cosby Show

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    The Bill Cosby Show aired for two seasons on NBC, 1969-70 and 1970-71. There were 52 episodes made in the series. In this lighthearted comedy, Bill Cosby played the role of Chet Kincaid, physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school. The Chet Kincaid character was a bachelor, an average cool guy trying to earn a living, and help people out along the way. Many of the episodes involved Chet in various situations at the high school with his students and fellow teachers. In some episodes, Chet was asked to substitute, and fill in as algebra or english teacher. In one hilarious episode, Chet was the drivers ed instructor trying to teach a nervous student how to drive. Other episodes involved younger children, and some episodes involved family and adult characters. Different guest stars also appeared in various episodes thruout the series. The shows theme song- "Hikky Burr" was written by Bill Cosby and Quincy Jones with Cosby providing the vocals. The lyrics were hard to comprehend, but the song had a groovy tune and funky beat. For the second season, a more uptempo and jazzy version of the song was used. The show was entertaining, and did not use a laugh track, which is unique. The Bill Cosby Show was not your average, laugh-out-loud type of sitcom. The episodes were humorous, but the show emphasized warmth, intelligent character studies and plausible, real life situations. The plot of many episodes centered around a lesson in life learned, which was explained in the classic Cosby style.moreless
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    Top Cat

    Top Cat

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    The misadventures of a smart-aleck, street-wise alley cat name T.C., and his pals Benny, Choo Choo, Fancy, Brain and Spook; who get into many acts of trouble with Officer Charlie Dibble, and always have each other. Watch Top Cat on Boomerang. Like The Flintstones, Top Cat was another situation cartoon created by Hanna-Barbera Theme song lyrics: Top Cat The most effec-tu-al Top Cat Who's intellectual close friends get to call him T. C. Providing it's with dignity Top Cat The indisputable leader of the gang He's the boss He's the VIP He's a championship He's the most tip top - Top Cat Yes he's the chief He's the king, but above everything He's the most tip top - Top Cat!moreless
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    Wacky Races

    Wacky Races

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    CBS (ended 1970)
    Wacky Races was one of the best yet shortest running Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Each show was 30 minutes long with 2 races each. Every episode Dick Dastardly and Muttley (The Mean Machine) would desperately try to win by setting traps that always backfired. Dick and Muttley appeared in "Dastardly & Muttleys flying machines" (A Wacky Races spin-off). The other spin-off was about "The Lovely" Penelope Pitstop and was called "Perils of Penelope Pitstop" The eleven racers are... #00: Dick Dastardly & Muttley (The Mean Machine) #1: The Slag Brothers (Boulder Mobile) #2: The Gruesome Twosome (Creepy Coupe) #3: Prof. Pat Pending (Convert-a-car) #4: The Red Max (Crimson Haybailer) #5: Penelope Pitstop #6: Sarge & Pvt. Meekly (Army Surplus Special) #7: The Ant Hill Mob (Bulletproof Bomb) #8: Luke & Blubber Bear (Arkansas Chugabug) #9: Peter Perfect (Turbo Terrific) #10: Rufus Ruffcut & Sawtooth (Buzzwagon)moreless
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    Magilla Gorilla

    Magilla Gorilla

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    (ended 1965)
    Magilla Gorilla, an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera, was the story of a pet store gorilla that nobody seemed to want. Magilla Gorilla, looking loveable in his hat and a bow tie, was usually purchased in every episode. However, after having an adventure of some sort, he would be brought back to the store for a refund by the end of the episode. At the end of the episode, Mr. Peebles the pet store owner, who was highly motivated to get rid of Magilla for good, would utter the catchphrase, "We'll try again next week." The only real hope for Magilla was a little girl named Ogee who always wanted to buy Magilla but never seemed to have enough money. Her voice is also heard in the theme song, when she asks "How much is that gorilla in the window?" The show also had animated segments with other cartoon characters, including Punkin' Puss and Mushmouse and Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-A-Long. Magilla Gorilla was one of the few cartoons that actually began its run in syndication and was not picked up by a network (ABC) until 1 January 1966. When the show was picked up by ABC the popular Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long segments were switched out for Breezly and Sneezly segments. After 1966 Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long appeared on the Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon show, which was doing poorly in the ratings. Another interesting note is that the show was created in conjunction with Ideal Toys in an effort to market a line of toys to consumers Magilla was voiced by veteran character actor Allan Melvin, who was also known as the character "Sam the Butcher", Alice's boyfriend in the The Brady Bunch. Other voices include Howard Morris as Mr. Peebles and Jean Vander Pyl as Ogee. Magilla Gorilla Theme Song We've got a gorilla for sale...a yellow gorilla for sale. Won't you buy him...take him home and try him...gorilla for sale. See in the window, Magilla Gorilla...full of charm and appeal. Handsome, elegant, intelligent, sweet...He's really ideal. So if you want a yellow gorilla you can call your own... a gorilla who'll be with ya when you're all alone. (Magilla speaking): "Its the MAGILLA GORILLA SHOW. Starring me and Mr. Peebles... with Mush-Mouse and Pumpkin-Puss and Rickochet Rabbit and Droop-Along" (Little girl speaking): "How much is that Gorilla in the window?" Take our advice... at any price... a gorilla like Magilla is mighty nice. Gorilla... Magilla Gorilla for sale.....moreless
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    Huckleberry Hound

    Huckleberry Hound

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    CBS (ended 1962)
    Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to neutralize a gigantic, thinking potato), a Scotland Yard detective (chasing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Victorian London or investigating reports of a mad scientist's Frankenstein-like weiner monster in early-1900s rural England), a Foreign Legion soldier (foiling a renegade Frenchman-turned-Arab), or a modern policeman (trying to subdue an impish ape named Wee Willie). Episodes of this television series begin and end with a Huckleberry cartoon. Sandwiched between them is a cartoon with two mischievous mice, Pixie and Dixie and a cantankerous cat named Mr. Jinks. Sometimes appearing in their stead in the middle cartoon was a free-spirited Hokey Wolf or the "smarter than the average" Yogi Bear.moreless
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    Space Ghost and Dino Boy

    Space Ghost and Dino Boy

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    CBS (ended 1968)
    Welcome to the "Space Ghost" guide at TV.com! This was a thirty minute cartoon with two episodes of "Space Ghost" and one of "Dino Boy" sandwiched in between.
    "Space Ghost"

    Space Ghost and his wards, Jan and Jace, along with Blip the pet monkey, face off against some of the most evil villains in the galaxy such as Zorak, Metallus, Brak, and Spider Woman.
    "Dino Boy"
    Dino Boy is a modern day lad who was forced to parachute out of a burning airplane and landed in an isolated and unknown valley where cavemen and dinosaurs still live. He befriends a caveman named Ugh and a small dinosaur named Bronty and together they have adventures and close calls in that strange land.moreless
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    Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo

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    (ended 1961)
    Mr. Quincy Magoo was a near sighted man who gets himself in trouble by not seeing what's what very well.
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    The Steve Allen Playhouse

    The Steve Allen Playhouse

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    (ended 1964)
    The Steve Allen Playhouse (aka The Steve Allen Show) is Steve Allen's 1962-64 syndicated late-night talk & variety program. Jazz pianist Donn Trenner was the show's bandleader and the program announcer was Johnny Jacobs.
    On this series, Steve presented many of his signature routines including the "Man on the Street" routine.moreless
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    Wally Gator

    Wally Gator

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    (ended 1963)
    Welcome to the Wally Gator guide at TV.com. Wally Gator is about Wally, an alligator who thinks that he is human. He is most satisfied when he is at the zoo, where his home is. Mr. Twiddles is the zookeeper that keeps an eye on Wally because sometimes, Wally escapes to see what life is like outside of his home. Characters Wally Gator (Daws Butler): Wally Gator enjoys staying at the zoo, but sometimes he just wants to see what the outside world is like. Mr. Twiddle (Don Messick): Mr. Twiddles is the zookeeper. He is always busy because he is trying to stop Wally from leaving the zoo. Wally Gator Opening Theme Wally Gator is a swinging alligator in the swamp, he's the greatest perculator when he really starts to romp. There has never been a greater operator in the swamp, see ya later, Wally Gator! Related ShowsLippy the LionTouche Turtle and Dum DumThe Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series AppearancesYogi's GangYogi's Ark LarkScooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympicsmoreless
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    Touché Turtle and Dum Dum

    Touché Turtle and Dum Dum

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    (ended 1963)
    Each episode starts off with Touché popping forth from inside his shell. He then gets a phone call from someone who's in dire straits. His phone usually rests upon a sterling silver plate. Touché accepts all major credit cards. Thus, Touché and Dum-Dum go off into the crime scene and do their shtick, which may involve swordplay, box-fighting, martial arts, tom-foolery, work with pyrotechnics/explosives ...and so on. "Touché-Away!!" The original show of 52 episodes first aired on TV between September 1962 and August 1963. Touché and Dum Dum have appeared together in only a handful of 1960s-early 1970s H-B comic books, and both also showed up on Hanna-Barbera's 50th anniversary special in 1988 (you may find that on video).moreless
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    Pete and Gladys

    Pete and Gladys

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    CBS (ended 1962)
    a spin-off of "December Bride"
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    The Heckle and Jeckle Show

    The Heckle and Jeckle Show

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    Heckle and Jeckle are inseparable magpies (presumedly twin brothers), identical in appearance but distinguishably different in personality. Though both are remarkably witty, there are noticable differences between them, such as Heckle spoke with a Brooklyn (NY) accent, while Jeckle has a refined British accent. Together, they sought to con free meals and shelter especially out of the upper class, who in all honesty, presented little difficulty for the clever and mischievous birds.

    The synopses came from the Big Cartoon Database website. Deepest gratitude to whoever did these synopses!



    CAST:

    Heckle, magpie. Mischievous and witty, a tough bird with a Brooklyn accent.

    Jeckle, magpie. Heckle's twin who is also mischievous and witty, but is more refined and speaks with a British accent.

    Dimwit, hound. A hapless dog who is always the poor "victim" of Heckle and Jeckle.

    Spike, bulldog. Also a victim of the magpies, but tougher than Dimwit.



    YOUR HELP NEEDED! If you have a good screen-grab picture of Spike, I'd love to post it here! Please let me know if you do. Thanks in advance. (I have a screenshot of the dog, which in the comics was unofficially named Chesty. Copy and paste http://www.geocities.com/chris_30040/bulldog.jpg to see the shot, it's from the cartoon "Goony Golfers".

    Of additional note, a 1964 proposed cartoon, "Mechanical Trouble," was storyboarded but never animated.
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