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    Long Hot Summer

    Long Hot Summer

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    Long Hot Summer is set in the small deep south community of Frenchman's Bend, Mississippi. The community was dominated by the aging, tyrannical Will Varner, owner of the town bank, and young Ben Quick, who had returned to the town after thirteen years to reclaim his father's farm and challenge Varner's absolute authority.
    Other residents included Clara Varner, daughter of Will, sensible and strong willed, who gradually falls for Ben Quick; Jody Varner, Will's son, honest but with a weak personality; Minnie Littlejohn, who runs the town's hotel, a good friend and mistress of Will Varner; and Eula Harker, a farm girl, picked up one night in the rain by Jody, who became a leading part of his life and that of the town.
    Long Hot Summer was based on material written by William Faulkner, the novel The Hamlet and the short story Barn Burning.moreless
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    Destry

    Destry

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    ABC (ended 1964)
    Destry was a short-lived series during the hay-day of television westerns starring John Gavin as Harrison Destry, a man of peace who was the son of a hard, cold gunfighter. Destry is on a mission to clear his name after being falsely accused of robbery.moreless
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    The Soupy Sales Show

    The Soupy Sales Show

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    None of the themes really fit this show. It was unique and very hard to describe. It was a kids' show loaded with double-entendre for the adults. Soupy Sales served as host and was usually the only human. Random bits of silliness (Soupy Says) were intermixed with skits (Philo Kvetch, people coming to the door). The audience usually didn't see who was at the door, just heard the dialogue and saw Soupy's reaction. White Fang and Black Tooth were Soupy's "dogs". You only saw a paw/leg and the dialogue was unintelligible. Soupy acted as translator. His other puppet friends appeared at the window. Hippy was a hippo and Pookie was a lion. White Fang, Black Tooth, Pookie, Hippy, Man at Door were all Clyde Adler (1959-1962) and Frank Nastasi (1965-1967).moreless
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    The Dakotas

    The Dakotas

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    ABC (ended 1963)
    Marshal Frank Ragan and his three deputies try to maintain law and order in the Dakota Territory.
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    Hondo

    Hondo

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    In the Arizona Territory of the 1870s Hondo Lane, ex-Confederate Calvary Captain, works as a scout. Hondo is a loner who travels with a dog named Sam. Hondo had lived with the Apaches for a while and had married the daughter of their chief Vittoro. Hondo's Indian bride was slain in a massacre by the army and he still mourns her death. He now troubleshoots for the army, trying to avoid more killing as he faces land swindlers, renegade Indians and outlaws. The base of operations is Fort Lowell which is commanded by young Captain Richards who is watched over by Colonel Crook. Buffalo Baker is Hondo's fellow scout and friend. Angie Dow is a widow who runs the general store with the help of her nine-year-old son Johnny. She is Hondo's romantic interest. Many times Chief Vittoro and the Apaches assist Hondo and the Calvary with keeping the peace. This show is based on both the original Louis L'Amour novel and the John Wayne movie.moreless
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    Dream Girl of '67

    Dream Girl of '67

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    Dream Girl of '67 aka The Dream Girl of 1967 is Chuck Barris' answer to Regular Beauty Pageants are Miss USA, Miss Universe, Miss America, America's Junior Miss and others. The Show features 5 Beautiful Girls are aged from 18 to 27 out of 14 Girls in the USA. The Host is Dick Stewart and the Hostess {Resident Dream Girl} is Beverly Adams on the debut weekday on December 19, 1966 on ABC. Once the 5 Girls are selected and participate in these categories are Beauty & Poise, Fashion, Talent & Interview. To Doing all the categories are 3 Star Men Judges and for the Fashion Category is for 1 Star Woman. One of the judges gives out the results of all categories and finding out Who's the 4th Runner-Up?, Who's the 3rd Runner-Up?, Who's the 2nd Runner-Up?, Who's the 1st Runner-Up? and Who's the Dream Girl? The Dream Girl's awarded with Bouquet of Roses, Red Cape, Tiara & the Little Scepter has been done by the show's Hostess. The Winning Girl became "The Dream Girl" thus as follows: The Dream Girl of Todayis awarded with $500 cash. The Dream Girl of the Week is awarded with $1000 cash. The Dream Girl of the Month is awarded with $5000 cash & prizes. The Dream Girl of 1967 is awarded with all the cash & prizes totaled $50,000. On December 26, 1966, Beverly Adams replaced by Karen Valentine as The "Resident Dream Girl" for the rest of the run. On June 12, 1967, Bob Barker of TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES substituted for Dick Stewart to promote his new Chuck Barris Game Show The FAMILY Game. One week later on June 19, 1967, the first host, Dick Stewart, left the show and the second host was Wink Martindale. WHAT'S THIS SONG joined in from June 26 to September 1, 1967. The third and last host on The Dream Girl of 1967 wass Paul Petersen (Jeffrey "Jeff" Stone on THE DONNA REED SHOW) from September 4 to December 29, 1967. On December 31, 1967 THE DREAM GIRL of 1967 aired the 2-Hour Special Finale to finish the series and Kathy Austin became "THE DREAM GIRL of 1967" in Color. In Black & White from December 19, 1966 to September 8, 1967 on ABC-TV. In Color from September 11 to December 31, 1967 on ABC-TV. The Dream Girl of 1967 is A Chuck Barris Enterprises Production in association with the ABC-TV Network. BROADCAST HISTORY of THE DREAM GIRL of 1967: December 19, 1966-December 29, 1967 ABC-TV Monday-Friday at 2:30-2:55pm December 31, 1967 ABC-TV Sunday at 9:00-11:00pm.moreless
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    The Ugliest Girl in Town

    The Ugliest Girl in Town

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    The Ugliest Girl In Town was a short lived show about Timothy Blair, a Hollywood talent agent, who falls in love with an English starlet while she is in town making a film. When the movie wraps production, she returns to England but Tim can't afford to follow her. With the help of his brother Gene, Tim somehow gets photographed in womens' hippy garb. When the pictures turn up in a London ad agency, they think "she" is just what they've been looking for. Before you can say "Twiggy", Tim is off to London where he spends his days as a top fashion model and his nights wooing his starlet.moreless
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    The Baby Game

    The Baby Game

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    On this game show, three couples were asked to predict children's behavior in various situations.
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    A Flame in the Wind

    A Flame in the Wind

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    A Flame in the Wind made it's debut on ABC daytime on December 28, 1964 and ended almost two years later (under the name A Time For Us) on December 16, 1966. The show was set in the fictional community of Haviland (Could be almost ANYWHERE, presumably in the Midwest, and NO, it's NOT Haviland, Kansas!) and was basically centered around the Skerba, Farrell, Austen and Reynolds families. At first, the action was focused on Kate Austen, Haviland's wealthiest widow, who was writing a MAIN STREET-esque novel (some would say a roman a clef) about Haviland's people and their troubles. Sounds like she had too much time on her hands! Quite understandably, some of Haviland's most prominent citizens did NOT like the idea that Kate was writing about them and were they MIFFED! They were working overtime to stop the publishing of their dirty laundry. Hence her publisher, Craig Reynolds stopped it. Since HE and his unhappy wife, Roxanne Farrell, were one of those who were made mention of in said novel! Eventually, and perhaps, inevitably, Kate and her son Chris, [Richard Thomas]) left Haviland for greener pastures. Nobody shed any tears for them! They were all too relieved! However, Kate's former mother in-law, Louise Austen remained in Haviland as a friend and confidante for Jason Farrell who was saddled with a fliartatious wife, Leslie. With no Kate Austen, Miriam Bentley became the town gossip. However, on June 28th 1965, the show had gained a couple of changes. A show title change (it was now called A Time for Us), and a surname change for one of the core families. It seemed that the Skerbas, which was considered to be a quite ethnic name, was changed to the more Americanized, Driscoll. This change, thereby, succeeded on two fronts. It was successful in eliminating the class conflict that had been a part of the show. And in essence, gave the Driscolls somewhat equal footing with some of the other prominent folks in Haviland. Construction foreman Al and homemaker Martha (Skerba)Driscoll's two daughters, Linda (an aspiring actress living in NYC, who dated her director, Paul Davis) and Jane (who remained behind in Haviland and fell for and married her sister's ex-boyfriend, Craig Reynolds), became the core of the show, and young love was more focused on. One highlight was that Linda Driscoll went up against Roxanne Farrell Reynolds for the love of Doug Colton, a piano player who was more interested in Roxanne's money. Again, Linda lost out, since Roxanne married the man! Martha (Skerba) Driscoll was left out of all the fun, sadly, since she was only support for Al, Linda and Jane. Sadly, the plots were not enough to boost ratings! The show had ended it's run on December 16, 1966. Many of the stars were later seen on other shows. Richard Thomas, who played Kate Austen's son, Chris, of course, was later seen as John-Boy Walton on the Waltons; Jane Elliot (the second Linda[Skerba]Driscoll) was later seen as the quite nasty Tracy Quartermaine on General Hospital and the City. (In between, she was crazy Carrie Todd Marler on Guiding Light) A Time for Us (as A Flame in the Wind is best known as) served as the first ever soap appearance for Leslie Charleson (who played Pam and many years later turned up as Tracy's sister-in-law, Dr. Monica Bard Webber Quartermaine on GH) and Margaret Ladd (who was the first person to play Linda's more sensible sister, Jane) eventually went on to have MORE fun in playing Jane Wyman's daughter, Emma Channing, on the prime-time soap, Falcon Crest.moreless
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    Blue Light

    Blue Light

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    This spy drama took place during World War II, when American agent David March sought information from the German Army and bought it back to the United States.
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    Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day

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    ABC (ended 1965)
    Valentine's Day was the story of a bachelor named Valentine Farrow who found himself involved with numerous women while working as an editor at a publishing company.
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    Hoppity Hooper

    Hoppity Hooper

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    Hoppity Hooper, the cartoon frog from Foggy Bog, Wisconsin, was the creation of Jay Ward (of Rocky and His Friends fame). A similar-looking amphibian character originally debuted in an episode of "Fractured Fairy Tales," and the frog was later modified to headline a series when the re-packaged Bullwinkle Show (the NBC name of ABC's Rocky and His Friends) was cancelled in 1964. Each story arc of Hoppity Hooper consisted of four segments airing over two weeks, usually centered around the schemes of the greedy huckster Waldo Wigglesworth (a fox), his dim companion Fillmore (a bear), and the innocent but lovable frog Hoppity Hooper. The Adventures of Hoppity Hooper (later called The Uncle Waldo Show) was packaged with the same feature cartoons as other Jay Ward series and was later syndicated through the mid 1970s. However, the title character never achieved the lasting fame of Bullwinkle, Rocky, Dudley Do-Right, or Mr. Peabody.moreless
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    O.K. Crackerby

    O.K. Crackerby

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    Burl Ives played the title role: a widowed, self-made millionaire who wanted to break his three children into high society. Needing help, he hired an unemployed Harvard graduate named St. John Quincy to be his tutor and together they fought against the prejudices facing them.

    The show was cancelled in mid-season after only 17 episodes.moreless
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    Straightaway

    Straightaway

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    The series centers on Scott and Clipper who were partners in the Straightaway Garage, where they designed, built, and serviced racing cars. Scott was primarily a designer, and Clipper was the better mechanic. Originally the title was to be "The Racers", but it had to be changed because of sponsor problems. Unfortunately alot of the finished racing clips were edited due to Ford Motor Company's objections and eventually this sunk this wonderful adventure series.moreless
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    The Sid Caesar Show

    The Sid Caesar Show

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    ABC (ended 1964)
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    The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor

    The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor follows Captain Matt Holbrook, a humorless, hard-nosed, police captain, leading his team of three plainclothes detectives.
    Lt Jim Conway of Homicide, is a ladies' man, Lt. Johnny Russo of Burglary, is tough talking and cigar smoking, and Lt. Otto Lindstrom of the Bunco Squad is an old timer career cop who has seen it all.
    Each week one or more of them would tackle a murder, con game, drug operation or other dirty street crimes.moreless
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    The New Steve Allen Show

    The New Steve Allen Show

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    This Steve Allen Show didn't live up to the original.
  • 198
    The Adventures of Gulliver

    The Adventures of Gulliver

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    This animated series is loosely based upon Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels. Instead, this cartoon focuses on how young Gary Gulliver crash landed in Lilliput. With their ship wrecked, he teams up with the tiny Lilliputians to help search his missing father and to try to find the missing treasure, while trying to stay away from the evil Captain Leech.moreless
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    Silents Please

    Silents Please

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Silents Please showcased abridged classic silent films edited into a half-hour television format. Ernie Kovacs became the host during its second season.
    Each episode included an edited abridgment of a classic silent feature, a summary of the excised missing footage, an interpretive narration, and synchronization of the original music score and effects.
    The episodes of Silents Please that are known are listed primarily by copyright date. Those with known air dates will have those listed.moreless
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    Shenanigans

    Shenanigans

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    ABC (ended 1965)
    Two children, a boy and a girl, raced on a studio sized game board. Players moved along the game board according the number dictated by a flashing display. The display was stopped by another child whenever the host cried, "Ready. Presser Press!" One child was the sole presser in the first season; two children shared the duties in the second season. The object was to be the first to arrive at the Finish by exact count. Both children received prizes but the winner was award more prizes. Along the way, the children would participate in stunts and contests to win Shenaniganzas, the show's currency. In the first season, Shenaniganzas could be traded for prizes. In the second season, Shenaniganzas were exchanged for Top Value trading stamps. These exchanges were made off-camera. Shenanigans was sponsored by Milton Bradley. Several of the game publisher's games were featured during the broadcast. "Where's Willie?", "Operation", and "Time Bomb" were worked into the gameplay in the second season. Milton Bradley published a home version of Shenanigans which was prominently displayed during the show's closing credits. The home game continued to be in its catalog a decade after the series was cancelled. Broadway veteran Stubby Kaye was host. Kenny Williams, dressed as Kenny the Cop, was announcer and co-host.moreless
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