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    Funky Phantom

    Funky Phantom

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    ABC (ended 1972)
    Mudsy was a ghost that haunted the Muddlemore mansion. He slept in the grandfather clock and had never been woken up. One day three teens turned the hands on the clock to 12 and when the clock started to bong. Mudsy woke up. Along with his cat Boo, and the teens, they solve crimes and defeat bad guys.moreless
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    Here Come the Double Deckers

    Here Come the Double Deckers

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    This series was a rare BBC/American co-production that was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Filmed and set in England, the series followed the adventures of a gang of city kids, ages 9 to 16, whose clubhouse was a London double-decker bus residing in a junkyard. Helped out by their friend Melvin, a grown-up, the kids found themselves involved in a different adventure each week. Thanks to the era in which it was made, the series retains a rather mod and groovy feel to it.moreless
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    The Paul Lynde Show

    The Paul Lynde Show

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    Paul Lynde played Paul Simms, an attorney living with his wife and two daughters, one of whom was married to Howie Dickerson, who was unemployed and whose parents lived next door.moreless
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    Ken Berry's 'Wow' Show

    Ken Berry's 'Wow' Show

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    ABC (ended 1972)
    Versatile performer Ken Berry hosted this short-lived summer replacement series. The 'Wow Show' was a traditional comedy/variety series, with songs, guest stars and sketches. Perhaps most notable is the series' supporting cast. A number of them went on to become major stars (Steve Martin, Cheryl Ladd). Several others were regulars on 'The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour' (Terri Garr, Ted Ziegler, Billy Van) which was on summer hiatus at the time.moreless
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    These are the Days

    These are the Days

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    An animated series about the Day family who are living a simple life in a small town setting.
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    Kids Are People Too!

    Kids Are People Too!

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    ABC (ended 1982)
    "Kids Are People Too". That's what the theme's lyrics (first heard on Wonderama) declared each weekend in this kiddie-aimed "news magazine" of sorts.

    The host – originally, Bob McAllister and later Michael Young and Randy Hamilton – presented a wide variety of guests. Usually, the list included stars of movies and TV series (usually but not always the younger stars), athletes, consumer advocates for children and psychologists with tips on growing up. Often, there were music segments and competitions (the latter stressing fair play and sportsmanship, though everyone won a prize).

    The best-remembered segment was "Dear Alex and Annie," in which the youthful viewers were asked to send in letters asking for advice on various topics. Alex (Bing Bingham) and Annie (Donna Drake) would respond to each letter in song.

    The series originated from New York (except for the 1979-80 season when it was from Los Angeles).moreless
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    Jackson 5ive

    Jackson 5ive

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    The animated misadventures of Motown's first hit-making sibling group. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael Jackson travel all over the world singing their biggest hits and going on wacky adventures as well. Following the success of "The Beatles," ABC again used the formula for this series. Animated by Rankin/Bass (best known for their stop-motion holiday specials), the series was made at the height of psychedelic animation following "The Yellow Submarine" -- and each episode featured at least one song montage accentuated by dazzling visuals. Unlike the Beatles' series, the Jacksons were themselves participants in the creation. Michael, enamoured by being involved in fairy tales, was said to have given a lot of creative input. In the '80s, as Michael Jackson's popularity soared, this series was resurrected by many cable and network TV stations. In the '90s, while Michael was still known as "the reigning King of Pop," the series was dusted off again for airings on MTV and VH1.moreless
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    Toma

    Toma

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    Tony Musante played David Toma, a real-life police detective from New Jersey. Stories revolved the cases he solved during his years on the police force. When Tony Musante quit the show, ABC decided to continue the series with Robert Blake in the lead. The show was revamped and retitled Baretta.moreless
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    The New People

    The New People

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    The New People aired from September 22, 1969 to January 12, 1970. It was on Monday nights on ABC, from 8:15 to 9:00 pm ET. It followed the only other 45-minute show ever aired, Music Scene, which was hosted by David Steinberg. The New People was an Aaron Spelling production about a group of college students who, on their way home from a cultural exchange trip to SE Asia, crashed on a deserted South Pacific island. The island had previously been used by the Atomic Energy Commission as a test site, and so was complete with buildings, cars, provisions, and test-dummy mannequins. Upon crashing all the adults aboard but one, died. The remaining adult, played by Richard Kiley, died at the end of the pilot episode, leaving the "new people" alone to create their own world, sans authority figures. Up against the most popular shows of its day, The New People didn't even last a full season. It was never syndicated, which is unfortunate for many reasons, one of them being that several now-famous actors made guest appearances on the show. Tyne Daly, Richard Dreyfuss, Billy Dee Williams and A. Martinez all took part in this island drama. The theme song for The New People was sung by The First Edition, and two .wav files of it can be found at www.tvobscurities.com/shows/new_people.html. Though short lived, The New People spawned a paperback tie-in novel titled They Came From the Sea, by Alex Steele, and two comic books. The regular cast members made appearances in the teen magazines of the day, and all went on to other acting jobs once the series had ended.moreless
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    The Young Lawyers

    The Young Lawyers

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    The Young Lawyers was about a firm of young idealistic law students who would take up the causes of those who could not normally afford lawyers. The original cast of the show included Lee J. Cobb as David Barrett, the head of the Boston-based law firm, Zalman King as Aaron Silverman, and Judy Pace as Pat Walters. Later episodes saw the addition of Phillip Clark as Chris Blake. The series ran for one season on ABC, starting out with most of their cases involving the run-of-the-mill police brutality and the like, but by the end of the series, it was tackling much more serious issues.moreless
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    The Texas Wheelers

    The Texas Wheelers

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    The Texas Wheelers was an earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their no-account, cantankerous father Zack. With Zack spending most of his time thinking of ways to avoid work, eldest son Truckle, 24, led the clan, which consisted of Doobie (16), Boo (12), and T.J. (10). Their adventures living in rural Texas, without much money but with a lot of spirit, provided the stories for this short-lived series.moreless
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    Lucan

    Lucan

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    Lucan, was a show about a baby boy lost in the wilderness of Minnesota, USA. This child was found and raised to age ten by a she wolf as her own. The child grew up in the wild learning his own unique form of socialization. At age ten the wild child discovered by hunters was subsequently captured and taken to a university research center. At the research center this Wolf Boy was experimented upon while being taught basics of coping in so called human civilization. The child raised by wolves started saying LUCAN upon hearing a doctor friends encouragement saying YOU CAN thinking this was his name so the doctor named him LUCAN. LUCAN grew into a fine well educated 20 year old man just as the research university made both he and the research project that supported him a hotbed of political infighting. Lucan's stressed out old scientist, protector, now mentor and close friend "John Randolph" as Dr. Hoagland suffers a non-fatal acccident. In The Pilot Episode: The good doctor no longer able to defend LUCAN against corrupt heartless University foes begged his wolf boy-human hybred friend to escape by melting into the uncharted wilderness of human civilization. In The Lucan Series: show viewers join Lucan on his journey doing good while searching for his natural parents. Lucan always had a strong abiding urge to find his natural parents. The old sick doctor friend felt it was time Lucan left his protected university research world to join mainstream human society. LUCAN used skills honed growing up with wolves to escape the research institute venturing out into humankind's civilization on a quest to find his parents. Series basically chronical's LUCAN's search for his parents played against a backdrop of different intrigues. In each episode LUCAN attempts to cope with human civilization by further developing his own hybred human-wolfen brand of socialization skills. Lucan is dogged without mercy by money grubbing, cold hearted, inept bounty hunter special police investigator and all around boob Don Gordon as "Prentiss". Lucan is sometimes helped by his research doctor friend and mentor Dr. Hoagland throughout the series. Lucan meets new challenges, people and animals who are changed after encountering his unique wolfen-human hybred manner. While Lucan makes many dear new friend's he lets nothing stop his quest following all leads to his real parents giving the series its reason to continue. Since the series never made it beyond 12 episodes the concept was never fully developed beyond what is stated here. The series may have been inspired by the French movie "L'Enfant Sauvage" (The Wild Child) by Francois Truffaut. This movie recounts the authentic case of Victor of Aveyron, a wild boy captured by huntsmen in the depths of a French forest in 1798. And made the subject of a prolonged study by Dr. Jean Itard of the Deaf and Dumb Institute in Paris, an imposing building in the rue Saint-Jacques. The film was released to American audiences in 1970, but has recently been re-released on DVD. ----------------------------------- Production Companies * MGM Television ----------------------------------- Release dates Pilot: USA -- 22 May 1977 Series: USA -- 26 December 1977 ----------------------------------moreless
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    240-Robert

    240-Robert

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    ABC (ended 1981)
    The short-lived "240-Robert" presented the exploits of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office "Emergency Services Detail." The ESD were two deputies (John Bennett Perry and a young Mark Harmon) in a specially equipped four-wheel drive Ford Bronco and another deputy (Joanna Cassidy) in a helicopter. They usually encountered two or three rescue-type situations during an episode, much like "CHiPs" or Emergency!. The title "240-Robert, by the way, was the call sign/unit designation for the Ford Bronco (240-Robert-2) and the helicopter (240-Robert-Air).moreless
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    The Harvey Korman Show

    The Harvey Korman Show

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    ABC (ended 1978)
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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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    Rich Man, Poor Man Book II

    Rich Man, Poor Man Book II

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    Nominated for 2 Emmy Awards, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II was the sequel to the hit mini-series. The story begins with Rudy Jordache arresting Falconetti, the man who killed Rudy's brother. Later in the series, Falconetti is released from prison and seeks revenge on Rudy, who takes in his nephew Wesley and his stepson Willy.moreless
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    Goober and the Ghost-Chasers

    Goober and the Ghost-Chasers

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    Ghost Chasers is a magazine that employs Gilly, Ted, and Tina as investigators of the paranormal. Accompanying them on their adventures is Goober, an alarmingly skinny dog who wears a winter hat as a plot contrivance. You see, whenever Goober gets scared, he turns invisible-except for the hat. The gang chase all sorts of frightening baddies-spirits, mummies, werewolves, etc. However, most of the villains turn out to be of the human variety, merely disguised as ghosts a la Scooby-Doo. The show also features members of the ABC night time sitcom The Partridge Family as guest stars. The characters of Laurie, Danny, Chris, and Tracy are voiced by the actors who portrayed them on the sitcom-Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Brian Foster and Suzanne Crough, respectively.moreless
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    The Feather And Father Gang

    The Feather And Father Gang

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    The idea for Feather and Father Gang came from the series SWITCH which starred Robert Wagner. Episodes were never aired consistently (at a regularly scheduled time) and, as a result, was never able to acquired a fan base. The series ended after 13 episodes.moreless
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    Mission: Magic

    Mission: Magic

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    Welcome to the Mission: Magic guide at TV.com Magical teacher, Miss Tickle and her "Adventurers' Club meet everyday after school for meetings and go on exciting adventures with rock `n' roll troubleshooter Rick Springfield,who always contacts them on an old-fashioned grammaphone, then Miss Tickle summons her cat,Tut Tut and draws a magic door on the writing board which sends she and her Adventurers' class (consisting of Franklin, Kim, Socks, Vinnie, Kim, and Harvey) and meet Rick with his owl, Tolamy. Rick Springfield wrote performed all the songs in the series.moreless
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    Curiosity Shop

    Curiosity Shop

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    Famed animator Chuck Jones produced this educational children's show which mixed animation and interviews with a small live ensemble cast of characters.
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