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    Dynomutt, Dog Wonder

    Dynomutt, Dog Wonder

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    First seen on The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, these half-hour antics animated derring-do showcased The Blue Falcon,a blue-clad superhero and his robotic doberman, Dynomutt Dog Wonder. The show, although based around crime-fighting, super heros and'evil do-ers' it seemed more to remind you of watching an episode of secret squirrel with all of its gags and laughs. Millionaire art dealer Radley Crowne (B.F.) and his mechanical bud, Dynomutt, enjoy leisure time in their base of operations; Big City, until alerted by The Falcon Flash. They immediately dash for The Falcon's Lair (situated in Crowne's penthouse apartment), where they switch to their secret identities, The Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder receive their news/crime report via TV screen from the secret GHQ of secret agent Focus One and then jump into The Falconcar and speed into the night to battle crime and to save the citizens. Dynomutt controlled a system of miniaturized transistors which allowed him to extend his limbs or neck and use them to perform extraordinary feats; only problem was, none of them ever really worked properly! B.F. (as D.W. would lovingly refer to him), was more Dynomutt's victim than his master,since more then a few times, D.M.s gadgets. But nevertheless, Dynomutt and The Blue Falcon, who was equipped with his own arsenal of supergadgetry manage to get the situation well in hand. Sometimes Lt. Mumbly or even Dynomutt's co-stars, Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. would drop in to aid The high-tech Duo in cracking their toughest crimes. Dynomutt Dog Wonder has the historic significance of casting the first African-American public official in Saturday Morning cartoons, Mayor Gaunt (voiced by Larry McCormick). 16 30-minute episodes of Dynomutt Dog Wonder were seen in 1976-77 on ABC'S The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour; it later became The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show when it was extended to an extra half hour. In 1977-78, when it was extended to yet another half hour under the umbrella title Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (the first [and insofar much as known, only] 120-minute Saturday Morning cartoon in network history!), 4 new "Dynomutt" shows were seen as 8 11-minute 2-parters, under the title The Blue Falcon And Dynomutt. Dynomutt Dog Wonder has enjoyed many periods of resurgence, on ABC Saturday Morning in the summer of 1978, on NBC Saturday Morning and the USA Network Cartoon Express in the 1980s and with frequent runs on Cartoon Network, the last being in February 1999.moreless
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    $20,000 Pyramid

    $20,000 Pyramid

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    ABC (ended 1980)
    On January 19-23, 1976, Bob Stewart raise the stakes once again. THE $10,000 PYRAMID became THE $20,000 PYRAMID.

    In the main game, there's a "BIG 7" featured on 1 of the 2 main games. The contestant got $500 bonus for getting all 7 things right. Also, if the team scores a perfect 21, the contestant wins $1000 on January 19-23, 1976. ($1500 if the Big 7's involved).

    The 1st try at the Pyramid bonus round (The Winner's Circle) is worth $10,000, The 2nd try is worth $15,000 & the 3rd and subsequent tries is worth $20,000! Otherwise, The Cash Blocks are worth from $50 to $200 to give out the Champion's winnings.

    Contestants stayed on until they were defeated or won $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000. The record that a contestant stayed on was 17 games.

    By the weekday of January 16-20, 1978, THE $20,000 PYRAMID ratings were beginning to slump as ABC stations preempted for Local News at 12:00 Noon and-or put on the morning hours. Finally on June 27, 1980, THE $20,000 PYRAMID is Canceled on abc-TV.

    The Broadcast History of THE $20,000 PYRAMID:

    January 19, 1976-January 13, 1978, Monday-Friday at 2:00-2:30pm on abc-TV January 16, 1978-June 27, 1980, Monday-Friday at 12Noon-12:30pm on abc-TV.moreless
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    The All-New SuperFriends Hour

    The All-New SuperFriends Hour

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    Welcome to The All-New SuperFriends Hour at TV.com.

    After a lackluster start in 1973, the familiar SuperFriends team of Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman and Robin returned 4 years later in this series which featured four episodes in under one-hour airings following this format: The first was a 7-minute short that featured at least two of the core superheroes teamed to combat various villains seeking to carry out diabolical plots. The second was a 4 1/2-minute short that featured the Wonder Twins from planet Exxor, alien teenage superheroes Zan and Jayna who utilize special changing powers by touching their fists to activate and spring into action to help kids and teenagers in danger. Helping them out is the blue space monkey Gleek, who has a long tail that comes in handy every now and then. The threesome were an effective replacement of original Junior SuperFriends Wendy, Marvin, and WonderDog. The third episode was the main, full-length episode of the hour as the SuperFriends and the Wonder Twins teamed up against various villains and dangers that usually were a threat to the world. These were at least 22 minutes long. The fourth episode was a rescue mission that teamed at least one of the regular superheroes with another DC Comics superhero. This guest cast included Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, Rima the jungle woman, the Atom and the Flash. Other heroes (not from DC Comics) created for this and subsequent SuperFriends series are Black Vulcan, Samurai, and Apache Chief for more ethnic variety. These shorts were 6 minutes long.

    In between episodes, there were a number of fun segments for kids. There were magic tricks, decoder games, arts and crafts to make objects out of household items, as well as the more serious health and safety tips.

    The All-New SuperFriends Hour premiered on September 10, 1977 on ABC and ran one season before being replaced by Challenge of the SuperFriends which aired with another SF series that featured the main cast and the Wonder Twins in a half-hour series similar to the third episodes of this series. Subsequent SuperFriends series aired after these until the final series The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians in 1985.moreless
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    Frosty's Winter Wonderland

    Frosty's Winter Wonderland

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    ABC (Holiday Event 1976)
    Frosty keeps his promise to the town's children and heads back to visit them once winter comes again. To the dismay of the children, Frosty is lonely - so they decide to build him a wife. Frosty and Crystal plan to marry, but jealous Jack Frost might foil their plans! Originally aired on ABC.moreless
  • 125
    The New Tom & Jerry Show

    The New Tom & Jerry Show

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    After years of fighting, and continuously trying to do each other in, Tom & Jerry have called truce, and are now best friends in this new installment, The New Tom & Jerry Show. This cartoon is a more gentle, and non-violent show. Jerry had a new look, with his red bow tie on. They go on new adventures together through the world of sports, villains, and more. Like in the original show, Tom & Jerry don't speak in this one. The show was cut up in three short 10-minute episodes. It wasn't as popular as its predecessor, but it is still remembered by its creators, and, of course, its fans. The New Tom & Jerry Show was a cartoon comedy that was first telecast on September 6, 1975. Its last firstrun telecast was December 13, 1975. Sixteen color episodes were aired. THEME SONG Set your dial for a while! Have a laugh, wear a smile! It's The Tom & Jerry Show! You'll begin with a grin When you first tune us in On The Tom & Jerry Show! Introducing that world-famous cat..TOM! And that magnificent mouse..JERRY! Lots of zing, lots to sing! Everything's gonna swing! So, get ready - here we go! Big or small, short or tall, You will all have a ball On The Tom & Jerry Show!!!moreless
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    Tabitha

    Tabitha

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    This show is a spin-off of Bewitched, starring Tabitha Stephens, her brother, and one of her aunts, Aunt Minerva. The show only lasted for one season, and aired about a dozen episodes, but it is truly a classic. The opening is the most memorable, using a kid's bedtime story and a photo album of animated kid's drawings.moreless
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    Battle of the Network Stars

    Battle of the Network Stars

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    ABC (ended 2003)
    Battle of the Network Stars pits celebrities from the three major networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS against each other in team events. The events include relay races in swimming and track, a closest to the hole golf contest, a baseball throwing competition with a celebrity in a dunk tank, a bicycle relay, volleyball match and an obstacle course. The finale in each show is a tug-of-war. The teams are awarded points based on their finish. First place gets 100 points, second place receives 75 points and third getting 50 points. Each member of the team that finishes first based on total points after the events are completed receives $20,000.moreless
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    Angie

    Angie

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    ABC (ended 1980)
    Angie was a situation comedy starring Donna Pescow, an actress best-known at the time for her appearance in Saturday Night Fever. Pescow played the optimistic Angie Falco, a working-class Italian-American waitress from Philadelphia who meets and marries a wealthy pediatrician (played by Robert Hays). Comedy ensued because of the strong differences among their families, with Angie and husband Brad eloping and moving into Brad's family mansion. During the course of the series, Angie would change careers and friends, and the couple would change homes a few times. Though the program started with good ratings and a theme song that made the pop music charts, multiple changes in time slot and recurring characters resulted in a loss of viewers and the show was cancelled during the second year of its run.moreless
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    Dr. Shrinker

    Dr. Shrinker

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    Welcome to the Dr. Shrinker guide at TV.com. A great show about a mad doctor and his little person assistant Igor who shrunk a brother and sister and her boyfriend down to about six inches tall to prove to buyers that his invention worked. But then they escape and now they must stop the mad doctor's schemes while avoiding recapture. Plus there are all sorts of now giant-sized obstacles which must be overcome either in daily struggles to stay alive while so small, or in their attempts to get the doctor to make them human sized again while trying to avoid his various traps.moreless
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    The Lost Saucer

    The Lost Saucer

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    Jim Nabors and Ruth Buzzi play two alien robots that befriend two children who are trapped onboard their flying saucer when the police arrive and force an emergency departure. Along with their half-horse/half-dog, the Dorse, the bumbling duo travel through time in a series of adventures, attempting to return the children to their appropriate planet and year.

    Later, the first 6 episodes were incorporated into the Krofft Supershow. It ran from 9/11/76 through 11/28/76.moreless
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    Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law

    Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law was a dramatic series based around a compassionate defense attorney who took on cases from civil suits to murder. The series was created by David Victor and University of Wisconsin Law Professor Jerry McNeely and was well regarded by the legal association and won several public-service awards.moreless
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    The Macahans

    The Macahans

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    Zeb Macahan, a pioneering westerner, helps move his brother's family to the Wild West. They run into several obstacles including the breakout of the Civil War. This sends the father back to fight in the war and leaves the family to move on ahead.moreless
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    Fish

    Fish

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    Fish debuted in 1977 as a spin-off from ABC's Barney Miller. Detective Phil Fish and his wife Bernice move out of their apartment in New York and into a broken-down house. They then become foster parents to five children. Psychologist Charlie Harrison (Barry Gordon) tries to help with their venture, but his impractical ideas don't help. This leaves Bernice and Fish to tend to most of the children's problems by themselves.moreless
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    Operation Petticoat

    Operation Petticoat

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    Operation Petticoat, based on the 1959 movie by the same title, starred a post-Gomez John Astin heading up a large ensemble cast including Jamie Lee Curtis in one of her first roles. Called into duty because every ship was needed during WWII, the USS Sea Tiger, a pink submarine, patroled the South Pacific with the mission to rescue downed airmen and sink ships when possible. The pink color resulted from the sub having to set to sea after the depot with it's exterior paint was bombed by the enemy. But the color would soon become a positive thing after the crew rescued a company of nurses who had been stranded on an island. After the show's first season, nearly all the cast was replaced and was cancelled after just 10 episodes into it's second season.moreless
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    Lidsville

    Lidsville

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    Lidsville was the Krofft's third show.

    It involves a boy (Mark) who goes to see Merlo the Magician at Six Flags over Texas. He is so intersted by what the hat can do, he decides to sneak back-stage to find out the secret.

    When it starts to grow, he climbs on the brim and falls in. After a nightmarish trip through the hat, he lands in Lidsville, the land of living hats.

    Every kind of hat is here. There is an opera hat, which is a top hat with huge side-burns. There is a cowboy hat that looks like the old twinkie mascot, and many more. There is also Hoo-Doo and the bad hats.

    To help Mark out is Weenie the Genie (Billie Hayes in a good guy role). But Hoo-Doo shook her up so much, her magic constantly goes wrong.

    Butch Patrick used to play Eddie Munster while Charles Nelson Reilly went on to be a nine year panelist on Match Game!moreless
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    The Captain and Tennille

    The Captain and Tennille

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    Pop music stars Captain and Tennille hosted their own ABC-TV variety series which premiered in September, 1976 and ran through March, 1977. On Monday nights at 8pm, you could find much of the United States tuning in to watch Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille perform musical numbers and comedy sketches with various guest stars. The hour long show aired opposite of NBC-TV's "Little House On The Prairie," and CBS-TV's "Rhoda" and "Phyllis" comedy block.


    The entire series consisted of 20 episodes of which the final 8 were produced by Dick Clark. The opening musical theme song was set to an orchestrated version of Captain & Tennille's Grammy winning hit song "Love Will Keep Us Together." Every show closed with the first verse of their own composition entitled "We Never Really Say Goodbye." Their series was a ratings success and could have continued beyond the first season. Instead, Captain & Tennille opted to focus on their music and touring career. After the initial run of The Captain & Tennille Variety Show, they starred in 3 follow-up ABC-TV specials, two of which aired in the spring of 1978 and the third in March 1979.moreless
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    Yogi's Gang

    Yogi's Gang

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    This half-hour animated series featured Yogi Bear and Boo Boo on a journey around the work in a flying ark. Along the way they encounter a number of villains and friends. Airing on ABC in 1973, this series began as Yogi's Ark Lark as a special TV movie.moreless
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    The Tony Randall Show

    The Tony Randall Show

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    Tony Randall played Walter Franklin, a Philadelphia judge who decided to date a fellow judge, two years after his wife's death. His employees at work included Jack Terwilliger, his court reporter; Miss Reubner, his secretary; and Mario Lanza, assistant to the District Attorney. His home life centered around his teenager daughter, Bobby; his preteen son, Oliver; and his British housekeeper, Mrs. McClellan.

    The show moved to CBS for its second and final season.moreless
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    The Osmonds

    The Osmonds

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    ABC (ended 1972)
    Following the success of the Jackson 5 cartoon series, Rankin-Bass (Yes, the famous holiday cartoon/animagic company) sequels with The Osmonds. Sans Marie, the Osmond Brothers (including Jimmy) are goodwill ambassadors who go out into the world to spread their musical happiness. There wouldn't be another cartoon series based on a real musical group until 18 years later when New Kids On The Block came!moreless
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    That's My Mama

    That's My Mama

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    That's My Mama debuted in the fall of 1974 on ABC and starred Theresa Merritt in the title role as Eloise "Mama" Curtis. The series took place in Washington D.C. and centered around Clifton Curtis, Mama's son and young barber, he had inherited the family barbershop from his late father, Oscar Curtis. Mama wanted the best for her son and that meant a woman in his life, so she often tried finding him a mate even though he enjoyed bachelor life. Other in the cast include, Tracy, who was Curtis's sister, Leonard, Tracy's husband, Earl, Clifton's buddy and two old timers who hung out in the barber shop, Wildcat and Josh. The series lasted a year and a half and aired its final episode, a repeat, on December 24, 1975. First Telecast: September 4, 1974
    Last Telecast: December 24, 1975
    Episodes: 39 Color Episodes ABC Broadcast History September 1974-September 1975----Wednesdays----8:00 p.m.
    September 1975-December 1975----Wednesdays----8:30 p.m. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 25 or Better) Never ranked above 25moreless
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