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    The Engelbert Humperdinck Show

    The Engelbert Humperdinck Show

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    The Engelbert Humperdinck Show was a British variety series an ATV production, executive produced by Gordon Mills. For American release the show aired on ABC and the guests were a combination British and American performers. The Jack Parnell Orchestra and the Irving Davies Dancers provided the background talent for Engelbert's variety musical program. Airing only 17 episodes the guests were the big names in entertainment field.moreless
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    The Immortal (1970)

    The Immortal (1970)

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    WELCOME TO THE IMMORTAL AT TV.COM! Ben Richards works as a test car driver. He is a young, handsome man with no cares in the world. His life is turned upside down after he donates a pint of blood. The doctor tells him that there's something different about his blood. Nothing "wrong" -- to the contrary, Ben's O negative blood contains antibodies and immunities that make him totally immune to everything, including old age. The billionaire who gets his donated blood is brought back from the brink of death because of those antibodies. He learns of Ben's blood and, as the effects of the transfusion wear off, decides he must control Ben's life so that this rare gift will be available any time he needs it. Ben is offered everything in exchange for becoming the billionaire's private fountain of youth. He rejects the offer but finds himself imprisoned. He escapes and is forced to go on the run, leaving behind his job, his home, and his financee. Even after the billionaire dies, Ben is not safe: Fletcher, an employee of the deceased, recruits a new billionaire. Fletcher is given a blank check and the job of finding Ben Richards. While looking over his shoulder for Fletcher, Ben is also on the lookout for his brother, Jason. The two were orphaned and separated as teenagers. No one knows if Jason's blood also possesses these miraculous antibodies. Ben only knows he has to find Jason before Fletcher does.moreless
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    When Things Were Rotten

    When Things Were Rotten

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    Robin Hood and His Merry Men are given the Mel Brooks' treatment.
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    Matt Helm

    Matt Helm

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    Former secret agent Matt Helm becomes a swinging, wisecracking private detective based in Los Angeles. His clientele is the elite, and he lives the good life with a fancy foreign sports car and opulent bachelor pad. This series was based on the detective novels by Donald Hamilton and the several movies with Dean Martin in the title role.moreless
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    The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour

    The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    This hour long show is based on the adventures of Scooby-Doo and Dynomutt in a half-hour adventure of both shows. While many of you know Scooby-Doo as the character who solves mysteries with his Mystery Inc. crew, some might not know who is Dynomutt, Dog Wonder.

    Dynomutt, Dog Wonder is a silly sidekick canine of the super hero known as Blue Falcon. You may have seen Blue Falcon and his silly canine on many shows. Together the crime fighting team is unstoppable.

    In this format, the show lasted one season. There were additional original Dynomutt episodes made but they were shown on a later series Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics

    THE SCOOBY-DOO/DYNOMUTT HOUR MAIN TITLE THEME

    They've got it all together, and do you know what? Scooby Doo is hangin' 'round with Dynomutt! While Scooby Doo is haunted by a spooky ghost, Dynomutt is doin' what he does the most.

    They make a super pair, with a super show to share: Scooby Doo and Dynomutt!

    (Instrumental solo)

    They make a super pair, with a super show to share: Scooby Doo and Dynomutt! The Scoo-by Doo...Dynomutt Hour!moreless
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    Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

    Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    Electra Woman and Dyna Girl was originally presented as a segment of "The Krofft Supershow" during the 1976-77 season. This series originally aired in 15-minute segments so each episode was shown in 2 parts -- part one shown on Saturday, and the exciting conclusion the next Saturday. (Theme Song): "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl / Fighting all evil deeds. / Each writes for a magazine / Hiding the life she leads. --- Electra Woman and Dyna Girl --- Summoned to Electra-base / By Electra-comps they wear. / Lori and Judy dare to face / Any criminal anywhere. --- Electra Woman and Dyna Girl."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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    SuperFriends (1978)

    SuperFriends (1978)

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    First Telecast: September 9, 1978
    Last Telecast: December 23, 1978
    Episodes: 16 Color Episodes
    (16 half-hour episodes)
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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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    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 Super

    The Super

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    ABC (ended 1972)
    When CBS had a surprise hit in 1971 with "All In The Family," the other networks followed suit with similar sitcoms dealing with working class life. NBC responded with the equally successful "Sanford and Son." ABC's entry, "The Super," failed to find an audience, and was canceled after only three months. "The Super" depicted the trials and tribulations of a blue-collar Italian-American family in Brooklyn. Richard Castellano starred as patriarch Joe Girelli, a superintendent of a squalid apartment building. Bruno Kirby co-starred as his dimwitted teen-aged son, who assisted with--and often bungled--building maintenance. As "All In The Family" broke previous television taboos with racial slurs and the sound of toilets flushing, so did "The Super." The opening credits depicted Castellano sweeping the sidewalk in front of the building and stepping in dog waste! In it's brief run, "The Super" even had something of a catch phrase. Whenever Bruno Kirby would foul up a task, Richard Castellano would slap him on the back of the head, admonishing, "Yer a rotten kid!" Introduced as a summer replacement series in June of 1972, "The Super" failed to garner ratings, and was gone by September.moreless
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    Dan August

    Dan August

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    Burt Reynolds played Lt. Detective Dan August, which ran for one season before it was canceled. After Burt Reynolds' career took off, to capitalize on his new fame, several episodes were combined into two hour TV movies and re-aired due to the new celebrity of its lead actor. All in all, Dan August was yet just another one of those police/detective shows of the 1970s.moreless
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    The San Pedro Beach Bums

    The San Pedro Beach Bums

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    The San Pedro Beach Bums was a short lived comedy of the late 70's. The story centers around 5 young guys who lived on a houseboat docked in the San Pedro Harbor. The spend they're days and nghts getting into and out of trouble. It was produced by Aaron Spelling.moreless
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    Out of the Blue (1979)

    Out of the Blue (1979)

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    An inept angel named Random was sent to Chicago to help a harried aunt deal with her five nieces and nephews, after their parents were taken in a plane crash.

    To help with expenses, Aunt Marion accepted Random as a boarder. Unbeknown to her, Random was also an angel with magical powers -- however the children knew his secret. Random would often use his powers to teach the kids little lessons about growing up.

    I have read all the rumors about this show. Some people say that it is a spin-off of Happy Days, some people say it's a spin-off of Mork and Mindy, and some people even say it was just a show on it's on that has crossovers with these two shows. The pilot episode which aired on Happy Days aired after the second episode of Out of the Blue because of pre-emption, but it originally was supposed to serve as the pilot. This show lasted for seven episodes plus at least one postponed and un-aired episode (nine counting the pilot on Happy Days).

    2nd editor's note. It seems clear the Random character (and the actor) was tested on Happy Days, with the episode being held back until after the series was approved for the new fall season, actually airing more than a week after the first episode of Out of the Blue premiered.

    To further gather an audience, the producers added Mork from "Mork and Mindy" to the one hour season premiere. To quote TV Guide from that week, Random was "not the only other-worldly character in view tonight, the opener includes a visit from Mork from Ork (Robin Williams)".

    The definition of Spin-off means that the show is produced after the intro in the series that spawned it, not that it is shown after that episode, so this series is clearly a spin-off of "Happy Days".

    Spin-off of: Happy Days

    Related Shows: Happy Days Mork and Mindy

    Robin Williams appeared on the first episode of Out of the Blue as a crossover promotion with Mork & Mindy.moreless
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    Tournament of Roses Parade

    Tournament of Roses Parade

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    ABC
    From Pasadena California the parade nicknamed "The Granddaddy of Them All" features many floats made up entirely of organic material most which are flowers.
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    Karen (1975)

    Karen (1975)

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    Karen was a sitcom about a brash, overanxious young woman who worked for a citizen lobby group called Open America.Broadcast History
    January 30, 1975 to May 8, 1975
    ABC Thursdays at 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.
    (Replays were seen through June 19, 1975)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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    The Hardy Boys (1969)

    The Hardy Boys (1969)

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    The Hardy Boys (1969) was a Saturday morning cartoon show that ran on ABC from 1969 to 1971. The cartoon was made by Filmation Studios. The Hardy Boys originally came from mystery books written by Franklin W. Dixon (real name, Edward L. Stratemeyer). In this cartoon series, The Hardy Boys were a bubblegum rock group who got involved in many adventures solving different mysteries that came their way. The show evolved around teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy and also their friends Pete Jones (the first black character on a Saturday morning cartoon show), Wanda Kay Breckenridge, and Chubby Morton. As the musical group, The Hardy Boys Plus Three, the group performed a musical number each week. The live-action group, who sang the songs (and who also performed the opening and closing themes as a live-action group), had minor success as a rock group recording 2 albums. The cast of the cartoon series also did a 30 second Public Service Announcement at the end of the show (the first Saturday morning cartoon show in which the actual cast members from the show did the Public Service Announcements on their own show). In the late 70's, The Hardy Boys become a live-action TV series called "The Hardy Boys Mysteries" with Shawn Cassidy and Parker Stevenson.moreless
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    The Brady Bunch Hour

    The Brady Bunch Hour

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    "The Brady Bunch Hour" began as a 60 minute special titled "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour" produced by Sid and Marty Krofft which aired on ABC on November 28, 1976. The success of this special led to a semi-regular series of which eight additional 60 minute episodes were produced and aired from January to May 1977. None of the installments, known herein as "The Brady Bunch Hour" were ever repeated on network television. It was not until twenty years later in 1997 that all nine episodes were rerun (in their entirety and commercial-free) on the Australian cable network "TV1, Television's Greatest Hits". The American based cable networks Nick-at-Nite and TV Land also aired a handful of episodes during the 1990's, but with large portions edited out. Overall, "The Brady Bunch Hour" is by far the most rarely seen Brady series. The premise of "The Brady Bunch Hour" is hard to understand. The Brady family was chosen to star in a variety show on ABC. They left their familiar two story home somewhere in southern California for a place on the beach. (The first installment had a completely different livingroom set from both the rest of the installments and the original series.) The series includes not only "the variety show on ABC," but also the behind-the-scenes doings of the Bradys as they go about making their variety series. There were also some sketches which were more or less a continuation of the original "Brady Bunch" episodes and which had nothing to do with the "ABC variety series." Unfortunately, the seams between the two modes are not clear, and this results in continuity errors such as Rip Taylor playing a character named Jack Merrill on the variety show, but the Bradys also know him as Mr. Merrill when they're not on TV, and the Bradys announce him as "our own Rip Taylor" in the opening and closing. It is not always clear what the Bradys are doing or what audience they are playing to. The writing of this series was not in sync with the character development of the original series. The most glaring example of this is that Bobby seems to have been transformed into an ultra-capitalist, super-precocious, insensitive jerk. Fans of the original show will instantly recognize this error. The other Brady children, noteworthy in television history for being three-dimensional, have largely become one-dimensional parodies of themselves as well. Marcia's lines relate solely to being an overbearing, bossy twit. Greg's thoughts usually revolve around music, Peter's around girls. Cindy says little except to fight with Bobby. Ironically, the character who is most one-dimensional in the original series, Jan, takes on a completely new life here, perhaps inspired by the new actor who plays her in this series. Specifically, Jan is featured as a singer here more than any of the other Brady children except Greg. Her interest in music here is a notable change. In the original series, as well as most of the sequel shows produced by the Schwartzes, and especially the theatrical features, Jan is stereotyped as the "emotional middle daughter," whose main activity is being jealous of Marcia. The adult characters are also off-balance. Mike, who is usually very sober, even somber, but always professional, in the original Bunch, has become a complete wimp and loser here. Carol has become the true head of the family, as opposed to her "we'll have to wait to see what Mike thinks" demeanor in the original Bunch. (Strangely, both Robert Reed and Florence Henderson said that this series was their favorite Brady experience. The actors who played the Brady kids generally hated "The Brady Bunch Hour.") The main feature of the set of the variety show is a swimming pool, populated by the Kroffette Dancers and Water Follies (the same women fulfilled both roles), who did synchronized swimming routines while the Bradys sang and danced on stage. The evolution of the show's creation is an interesting story. On October 8, 1976, Florence Henderson, Maureen McCormick, Mike Lookinland, and Susan Olsen appeared on an episode of "The Donny and Marie Show" which included a skit parodying the soap-opera "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." Carol and the kids are seeking a replacement for Greg who moved to Milwaukee while trying to get a date with Laverne & Shirley (Donny is suggested for the role by Marie). The episode scored blockbuster Nielsen ratings and then-president of ABC Television Fred Silverman decided to showcase the Bradys in their very own variety show. Without the knowledge or consent of Paramount Pictures or Sherwood Schwartz, who owned the rights to the"The Brady Bunch", Silverman contacted "Donny and Marie" producers Sid and Marty Krofft who agreed to create a pilot for the new show. "The Brady Bunch Hour" was reluctantly authorized by Paramount at the last minute and in part as a means to maintain/create audience interest in syndicated reruns of the original show. (Ostensibly, Brady creator and principal copyright holder Sherwood Schwartz did not want to deprive the Brady cast of their new jobs and so went along with the Kroffts.) As a result, nothing that happened in these episodes is considered canonical. That is, none of the events that transpired here affect the continuity of the original cast of "The Brady Bunch" in their further revivals, namely "The Brady Girls Get Married," "The Brady Brides," "A Very Brady Christmas," and "The Bradys." (Or for that matter, any dramatizations of the original cast that are to come.) At no point in any of those productions did anyone say, "Remember the time we starred in that variety TV show and moved to the beach?" The books written about "The Brady Bunch" provide only minuscule information about this series. The most complete guide, contained in "The Brady Bunch Book" by Edelstein & Lovece, omits three of the nine installments entirely. This guide written for the Internet is the most complete reference ever produced about this series. The cast of "The Brady Bunch" returned intact for "The Brady Bunch Hour" with the exception of Eve Plumb, who was replaced as Jan by Geri Reischl. The only new character in the series was that of Mr. Jack Merrill, a jack-of-all-trades played by Rip Taylor. Ann B. Davis reprised her role as Alice in each installment as a "special guest star."moreless
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    Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters

    Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    Welcome to the Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters show guide. After starting out on The Lawrence Welk Show in 1955 the Lennon Sisters received their own variety show with Jimmy Durante as their lead-in mentor. This Maryco Production, executive produced by Harold Cohen and produced by Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris became a wonderful musical hour filled with talent and comedy for everyone. The show was shifted mid-season from their Saturday night spot to Friday night spot and a huge ratings drop lead to their early series cancellation. The music was an assortment of Jimmy's old vaudevillian ditties to Country, Jazz, Classic and current hits. The show's theme song played by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra was "May We Wish You Well".moreless
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