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    The Flying Nun

    The Flying Nun

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    The Flying Nun was a one of the many fantasy sitcoms on the 1960s. It was about Elsie Enthrington, a surfer girl, who became a nun. Now named Sister Bertrille, the young novice discovered that she had the ability to fly. She only weighed 90 pounds and when the wind was right she could put on her cornette and fly.

    In 1967, she arrived at the Convent San Tanco in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Reverand Mother who ran the place was a strict conservative who usually had to put up with Bertrille's mishaps. Sister Jaqueline, a wise nun with a sense of humor became Sister Bertrille's friend (Sister Jaqueline also narrated the show). The sister was also friends with Sister Sixto, a Puerto Rican nun who was struggling with her English language, and Sister Ana, another younger nun.

    She had a special relationship with Carlos Ramirez, a playboy who owned the Carlos-A-Go Go discoteque. Carlos was usually disturbed by Sister Bertrille right in the middle of hot dates, and because of this he dreaded her visits. Deep down, though, Carlos was a great friend to the airborne novice.

    For three years, The Flying Nun was a favorite among kids and adults, and was praised by actual Catholic nuns for its portrayal of convent life. While it is rarely shown on cable, it was recently seen in a regular timeslot on TVLand.

    Broadcast Information
    1967 to 1969---ABC---Thursdays 8:00pm ET
    1969 to 1970---ABC---Wednesdays 7:30pm ET

    For its first two seasons, The Flying Nun was seen on ABC's "It's Your Move" lineup along with Bewitched and That Girl.moreless
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    The Donna Reed Show

    The Donna Reed Show

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    The Donna Reed Show premiered on September 24, 1958, on ABC. The show revolves around housewife, Donna Stone, and her family--husband Alex who is a pediatrician, 14 year-old Mary, and 11 year-old Jeff. The Stone family reside in the midwestern town of Hilldale. Donna was the perfect American housewife and mother. She was always neatly-groomed, lovely, good-natured, thoughtful, and capable. Alex was handsome, well-respected in his profession, usually thoughtful and sometimes ill-tempered. Mary was a typical teenage girl of the time, pretty, popular, and prone to bouts of insecurity now and then. Jeff was the average boy, rambunctious, bright, preferred sports to studies, and a total burden to his sister. The episodes involved the usual family problems and adventures, with Donna usually saving the day in her quiet, capable way. In addition, Alex's career as a pediatrician figured prominently in many episodes, and the president of the AMA had a cameo in one episode, "Quads of Trouble" in season 7 . The show won many awards from various civic, educational, and medical groups due to it's wholesome nature and it's handling of topics like adoption, prescription drug abuse, home safety. In 1963, Shelley Fabares, who played Mary, left the show to pursue a movie career and thus Mary went away to college having up to that point been a student at the local college. To fill the void, Paul Petersen's real-life little sister, Patty Petersen, joined the cast as Trisha, a little girl adopted by the Stones. Also in 1963, Ann McCrea and Bob Crane joined the cast as the Stones next-door neighbors, Midge and Dave Kelsey. Bob Crane remained with the show till 1965 and Ann till 1966. Both Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen had short but successful recording careers during the run of the show. In January, 1962, Paul sang "She Can't Find Her Keys" in the episode, "For Angie With Love", and "My Dad" in the episode, "My Dad" from October, 1962. February, 1962, Shelley sang "Johnny Angel" in the episode, "Donna's Prima Donna", and "Big Star" in the episode, "Big Star" from November, 1962. The Donna Reed Show was on the air for 8 seasons on ABC. From September, 1958-September, 1959, it aired on Wednesdays at 9pm. Then from October, 1959-January, 1966, it aired on Thursdays at 8pm. And finally, from January, 1966-Spetember, 1966, it aired on Saturdays at 8pm. Donna Reed's husband, Tony Owen, was executive producer of the show, and the show was a "Todon Production", with "Todon" being a combination of the first syllables of their first names--"To" for Tony and "don" for Donna.moreless
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    Love On A Rooftop

    Love On A Rooftop

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    Love on a Rooftop was a romantic comedy that featured newlyweds David Willis (a struggling apprentice architect) and his wife, Julie (an art student and daughter of a wealthy owner of car dealerships). The couple moves into a tiny walk-up apartment in San Francisco - its only real positive feature is a pull-down stairway that leads to a wonderful view on the building's roof. Friends included the neighbors, the Parkers (hopeless inventor/schemer Stan and his wife Carol), and the program highlighted the family, social, monetary, and day-to-day issues facing the Willis's. Despite respectable ratings, the show lasted only one season. Some new viewers became familiar with the program when repeats were re-broadcast by ABC during the Summer of 1971.moreless
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    Stagecoach West

    Stagecoach West

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Stagecoach West told of Luke Perry and Simon Kane, who ran a stagecoach line that bridged the east to the the wild west. Along for the ride was Simon's son Davey, who joined the two as they ran into all sorts of trouble, including stagecoach robbers and murderers.moreless
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    Zorro

    Zorro

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    ABC (ended 1959)
    In 1919, a novelist named Johnston McCulley wrote a book entitled The Curse of Capistrano, which starred a fantastic swordsman named Zorro. McCulley had no idea what a phenomenon he had created. Zorro, a.k.a. Don Diego de le Vega (Originally known as Don Diego Vega) was a masked hero, fighting tyranny in Spanish California. In "The Mark of Zorro" starring Douglas Fairbanks (1920), and later a remake starring Tyrone Power, Zorro proved that he was not limited to novels. Actually, he and the screen were made for each other. Yet Zorro had yet to reach his peak. The character became a true classic when Walt Disney created a television series, starring Guy Williams as Don Diego/Zorro. This version was quite different from the novels. For starters, he was de le Vega instead of Vega. And more importantly, in the book Diego was a great swordsman and everyone knew it! Instead, Diego was cruel and hateful towards the lower classes, making so no one would ever suspect he was Zorro. Walt Disney changed that, and made several other changes as well, creating the Zorro we all know and love. But, after disputes between Disney and ABC, Zorro was cancelled forever, with the exception of a few hour long episodes of "Disneyland" which later became known as "The Wonderful World of Disney." With reruns, and of course The Disney Channel, Zorro was able to ignite another spark of adventure in the hearts of viewers everywhere, young and old. But, with "Vault Disney" having been taken off the air, it seems that again networks have done what Garcia could not, and that is cause Zorro to end his mascarade. But who knows, maybe someday Zorro will get his chance again to ride against tyranny, fighting soldiers and evil-doers for yet another generation. The Zorro theme song used throughout the series was written by Norman Foster (words) and George Bruns (music).moreless
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    Hawk

    Hawk

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    HAWK was a shot-running TV show, a police story with a twist. John Hawk (played by Burt Reynolds) was a full-blooded Iroquois Indian working the night beat for the New York District Attorney's Office with his partner Detective Dac Carter (played by Wayne Grice). Together, the officers will come face to face with crime, murder and racism. The show also had a special effect-it was filmed on location in and around New York City at night, which gave the show a special look. Sadly, only 13 episodes were produced and aired.moreless
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    Honey West

    Honey West

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    Honey West was the first female detective to be featured in a weekly American television series. The pilot for this show was an episode of Burke's Law (Who Killed The Jackpot? 4-21-65). Based on the Honey West novels by G.G. Fickling. Honey West inherited the family detective business from her late father. Her partner, Sam Bolt, was also included in the deal. The love of Honey's life was her pet ocelot, Bruce.moreless
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    Fantastic Voyage

    Fantastic Voyage

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    Very loosely based on the 1966 movie, this cartoon featured the Combined Miniature Detection Force (CMDF), who, after being shrunk to microscopic size, were sent on missions to stop mysterious threats to mankind. The Team consisted on Commander Jonathan Kidd, Physician Erica Lane, Guru, a mystic, and Busby Birdwell, the pilot and designer of their ship, the Voyager.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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    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

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    ABC (Holiday Event 1965)
    Disenchanted by the overwhelming materialism of the Christmas season, Charlie Brown decides to put on a school Christmas pageant to try and discover the real meaning of Christmas.
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    The Jerry Lewis Show (1963)

    The Jerry Lewis Show (1963)

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    ABC (ended 1963)
    The Jerry Lewis Show was a two-hour variety show which was broadcast live on the ABC network. The network had high hopes for Lewis, signing him to a 5-year contract for a reported $35 million. ABC also purchased the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles and re-christened it "The Jerry Lewis Theater."
    The Jerry Lewis Show premiered on September 21, 1963, but by Thanksgiving 1963 it was apparent that the show was not a success. The final "Jerry Lewis Show" aired on December 21, 1963. Two weeks later it was replaced by The Hollywood Palace.moreless
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    The Fantastic Four (1967)

    The Fantastic Four (1967)

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    The Fantastic Four (1967) was an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera productions, and debuted the same day as the classic 1967 Spider-Man animated show. This was one of only two animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera that was based on Marvel Comics characters. The program, featuring character designs by Alex Toth and lasted twenty episodes. The Fantastic Four was first created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. This was also one of several shows to be cancelled because of parental concern over TV violence in the 60s.

    The Fantastic Four was: Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Ben Grimm (The Thing), Reed's wife Sue Richards (Invisible Woman) and Sue's little brother Johnny Storm (Human Torch).

    The Fantastic Four gained their super powers after a experimental rocket ship designed by Reed Richards and piloted by Reed's friend, Ben Grimm, was hit by a storm of cosmic rays on its test flight in space. When it crash landed back on earth, the four discovered that they each had gained super powers. Reed could stretch, twist and re-shape his body to in-human proportions, Ben was transformed into a monstrous humanoid with orange, rock-covered skin with incredible strength and durability. Sue was able to turn herself invisible and create forcefeilds. Johnny could cover himself with flames as well as fly. They decide to call themselves the Fantastic Four and use their abilities to protect mankind.moreless
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    Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett

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    ABC (ended 1955)
    The classic Walt Disney series featuring the life of Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring Fess Parker (Daniel Boone) and Buddy Ebsen (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) as the legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett and his best friend, Georgie Russell.

    The series followed their adventures through the Indian Wars, Davy's tenure in Congress, travels down the Missisippi River, and the last stand at the Alamo.

    The five episodes of the series aired as segments of "Disneyland"; in 1954 and 1955. Later, they were re-edited and packaged into the theatrical releases Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and the River Pirates. In 1989, Disney launched a revival series, with Tim Dunigan and Gary Grubbs. Though good in its own right, it never reached the popularity of the original Fess Parker episodes.

    The popularity of the shows made the "Ballad of Davy Crockett" a chart-topping single and inspired children across the country to sport coonskin caps.moreless
  • 114
    I'm Dickens--He's Fenster

    I'm Dickens--He's Fenster

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    ABC (ended 1963)
    This slapstick comedy featured best friends Harry Dickens (John Astin) and Arch Fenster (Marty Ingels), two carpenters/construction workers who stick together through thick and thin. Their boss, Mr. Bannister (Frank De Vol), is always on their case. Harry is a happily married man, while Arch is a swinging bachelor with a large black book holding girls' telephone numbers. Harry does his best to balance his life with his best friend, Arch, and his beautiful wife, Kate(Emmaline Henry). UK Air Dates: Nov. 9 1962- Jan. 27 1964 (32 episodes)-ITV Fri. 8pm; Tues. 7pm, Mon. 6:15pmmoreless
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    Ricochet Rabbit

    Ricochet Rabbit

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    ABC (ended 1965)
    Ricochet was the sheriff of Gopher Gulch, an old Western town. He was known for his speed and he'd ricochet off of every surface in the vicinity. His deputy, Droop-along Coyote, was very slow in motion and in wits. Ricochet's voice was Don Messick (Scooby-Doo, Papa Smurf and much more) and Droop-along's was Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and much, much more). Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-long was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that premiered in 1964 with Magilla Gorilla and Punkin Puss and Mushmouse on ABC.moreless
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    Judd for the Defense

    Judd for the Defense

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    Judd For The Defense features Clinton Judd as a high-priced, high powered criminal attorney modeled along the lines of such real-life legal superstars as F. Lee Bailey and Percy Foreman. Based in Houston, Texas, he travels all over the U.S. defending wealthy tycoons.moreless
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    Going My Way

    Going My Way

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    ABC (ended 1963)
    This television series is a remake of a 1944 film of the same name. Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to assist an older pastor, Father Fitzgibbon. Father O'Malley, must ingratiate himself with both the old pastor and the congregation. There are various ups and downs in their relationships but on the whole, it all seems to be going well. One night, the church burns to the ground.moreless
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    Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    "For the 1957-58 season ABC offered to purchase a full season of thirty-nine episodes of Cheyenne, but Warner Brothers declined. Since each hour-long episode took six working days for principle photography alone, the studio couldn't supply a new episode each week. Because Walker appeared in virtually every scene, it was also impossible to shoot more than one episode at a time. Consequently, Warner Brothers developed a second series, Sugarfoot, to alternate with Cheyenne. "In a gesture that would characterize creativity at Warner Brothers, the studio designed Sugarfoot as only a slight variation on the Cheyenne formula. Will Hutchins played Tom Brewster, a kind-hearted young drifter who travels the West while studying to become a lawyer. Toting a stack of law books and an aversion to violence, he shares Cheyenne Bodie's penchant for meddling in the affairs of others. But whereas Cheyenne usually dispatches conflicts with firepower, Tom Brewster replaces gunplay with a gift for rhetoric—though he knows how to handle a weapon when persuasion fails. The series was more light-hearted than Cheyenne, but otherwise held close to the formula of the heroic loner." (Christopher Anderson) "SUGARFOOT, SUGARFOOT, easy lopin', cattle ropin' SUGARFOOT, Carefree as the tumbleweeds, ajoggin' along with a heart full of song And a rifle and a volume of the law. SUGARFOOT, SUGARFOOT, never underestimate a SUGARFOOT, Once you got his dander up, ain't no one who's quicker on the draw. You'll find him on the side of law and order, From the Mexicali border, to the rolling hills of Arkansaw; SUGARFOOT, SUGARFOOT, easy lopin', cattle ropin' SUGARFOOT, Ridin' down to cattle town, a-joggin' a-long with a heart full of song And a rifle and a volume of the law."moreless
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    King Kong

    King Kong

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    The King Kong cartoon series, produced by Rankin/Bass, was began in 1966 and lasted for 1 season. This series has King Kong being discovered by the Bond family living on Mondo Island. The young son and Kong establish a friendship with whom he goes on various adventures. In total, 50 episodes were created.moreless
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    Rocky and His Friends

    Rocky and His Friends

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    "Hello, knowledge thirsters." You may already know the program known to generations of cartoon lovers as "Rocky and Bullwinkle" was never actually called that onscreen, when originally presented. For the first two seasons, shown in the late afternoons, in black and white on the then-lowly ABC network, the show was actually called Rocky and His Friends. It then moved to the more prestigious NBC, whereupon it was shown in color, in primetime, and renamed "The Bullwinkle Show," the name always shown onscreen for syndication (more recently, for DVD, the onscreen titles have all been changed to "Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends," the new catch-all title). You will find two other program entries for Rocky and Bullwinkle in TV.com; one for The Bullwinkle Show, the other is titled The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Neither appears to have an editor right now, and have, in my view, a lot of errors that ought to be fixed, especially The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show one (which also has the least accurate name). Here you will only find out about the two seasons that originally ran on ABC (but were later shown in color, in reruns on NBC and ABC, and in syndication).moreless
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