I saw "Fury" reruns in the late 1960's and the early 1970's on KTVI-TV, Channel 2, in St. Louis, Missouri at 7:15 a.m. weekdays where it ran for many years after "The Lone Ranger" at 6:45 a.m.
This series originally ran five seasons on NBC (1955-60) and was so hugely popular it ran another six years in reruns on NBC followed by years of syndicated reruns before it disappeared along with most other black-and-white rerun series during American television's strange 1970's obsession with all-color programming.
Bobby Diamond grounded the show with his infectious love for "Fury" and was an apparently gracious actor who worked well with potential show rival kid characters "Pee Wee" and later "Packy" who no doubt came in as the series progressed to give very young viewers someone to relate to as "Joey" aged into adolescence.
The cast was uniformly excellent and the writing fun and always enjoyable.
The episode "The Tornado" (not on this set) is downright exciting and the same is true of many of the series highlights.
Unlike many TV shows for kids, "Fury" always seemed to avoid the traps of oddball camp, excessive sentiment, cartoon violence and, most important, avoided boring stories throughout the run.
"Fury" extolled masculine pursuits and male role models.
"Fury" himself was certainly symbolic of Joey's inner healthy pride and strength as both "Fury" and Joey made a journey from lost orphans to positions of strength and happiness.
With the coming of DVD series collections, we can hope that "Fury" will one day be available on an extensive collection on DVD (it will no doubt be a great hit).
The series grew up and developed through the run and if anyone could see all of the episodes in succession, "Fury" would be assured legions of new fans.
"Fury" could and should be remembered as one of the best and brightest American Television shows ever produced for children (and adults).