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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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    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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    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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    Motormouse & Autocat

    Motormouse & Autocat

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    In this Hanna-Barbera show, Motor Mouse lives in the Spin Your Wheels garage, where it's the job of Auto Cat to get rid of him, only to fail time after time. (But all's not war and thorns--often, at the end of the day, Motor Mouse will give Auto Cat a lift home.) Motormouse & Autocat first appeared with sixteen episodes as part of the back segments to the Cattanooga Cats show. The following year on September 12, 1970, the hour-long show was split into two half-hours.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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    Paper Moon

    Paper Moon

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    Paper Moon is the story of Addie and Moze, a hustling father-daughter team in the 1930's. Each episode saw Addie and Moze attempt a new get-rich scheme.

    This short-lived sitcom was based on the 1973 movie of the same name. The movie had been a critical and commercial success. Earning accolades for the real life father/daughter acting duo of Ryan and Tatum O'Neal. The movie was an adaption of Joe David Brown's novel, Addie Pray.

    The characters of Addie and Moze required careful casting, as they had to carry the bulk of the story and replace the popular O'Neals. Chris Connelly won the role of Moze (coincidentally, Connelly had played Ryan O'Neal's brother in Peyton Place). The part of Addie was given to a 12-year old Jodie Foster, who already had one sitcom role under her belt.

    Unfortunately, the television version of the popular story proved to be unsuccessful. It lasted only 13 episodes before it was canceled.moreless
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    Shirley's World

    Shirley's World

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    ABC (ended 1972)
    Shirley MacLaine stars as Shirley Logan who is a London based photo journalist, writing for World Illustrated. She is required to travel around the world for her stories. John Gregson co-stars as Dennis Croft who is Shirley's very frustrated editor. The show lasted 17 episodes and is Shirley MacLaine's only starring tv appearance.moreless
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    The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson

    The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson

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    ABC (ended 1976)
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    Makin' It

    Makin' It

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    A half-hour sitcom with disco flavor, set in Passaic, New Jersey. Makin' It was about college student Billy Manucci (David Naughton), who works at Tasty Treats icecream parlor, lives with his family, and hangs out at a disco called Inferno, Passaic's hottest disco; where he is the star dancer. It also starred Greg Antonacci as his brother, Tony; Ellen Travolta as his mother, Dorothy; Lou Antonio as his father, Joseph; Denise Miller as his sister, Tina; Rebecca Balding as Corky Crandall, Billy's girlfriend, who is a receptionist at the William Morris Agency; Ralph Seymour as Al Sorrentino, Billy's best friend, who is refered to as Kingfish; Gary Prendergast as Bernard Fusco, Billy's other friend; and Jennifer Perito as Ivy Papastegios, who was the owner of Tasty Treats.moreless
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    Apple Pie

    Apple Pie

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    "You can't pick your own relatives" goes the old saying, but that's exactly what a lonely hair dresser named Ginger-Nell Hollyhock did. Placing classified ads in local papers, she recruited a con man husband ("Fast Eddie"), a tap dancing daughter (Anna Maries) a son who wanted to fly like a bird(Junior) and a tottering old grandfather (Grandpa) all whom came to live together-for the laughs. The setting is in Kansas City, Missouri which adds period color. Show Type: ABC Situation Comedy First Telecast: September 23, 1978 Last Telecast: October 7, 1978 Episodes: 3 Aired Color Episodes Based on the play "Nourish The Beast", by Steve Tesich. ABC Broadcast History September 23, 1978 - October 7, 1978.....Saturdays 8:30/7:30C P.M.moreless
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    Barbary Coast

    Barbary Coast

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    Barbary Coast was a short-lived 13-episode series featured the adventures of 19th century government agent Jeff Cable, and his pal, conman and gambler Cash Conover. Operating out of Conover's casino in San Francisco, the two take down criminals and enemy agents with style and flair. The show was reminscient of The Wild Wild West and tried to emulate the James West/Artemis Gordon partnership, with limited success. It also tried to emulate the elaborate cons and machinations of Mission: Impossible (going so far as to use a number of writers from that show), but again with less then satisfactory results. Overall the show was entertaining but just never quite sparked.moreless
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    Fangface

    Fangface

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    Fangface!! Every 400 years, a baby werewolf is born into the Fangsworth family, and so when the moon shined on little Sherman Fangsworth, he changed into.. Fangface the werewolf! Only the sun can change him back to normal. And so little Fangs grew up and teamed up with three daring teenagers: Kim, Biff and Puggsy, and together they find danger, excitement, and adventure! Who can save the day? Who can wrong the rights and right the wrongs? None other than Fangface! Fangface was the first season of the series, introducing the world to Sherman Fangsworth and his mystery-solving friends and adding another notch to the belt of the legendary Frank Welker. The half-hour show ran for a year before joining The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show, where it brought in Baby Fangs/Fangpuss. Characters: Sherman Fangsworth is a cowardly young man, but when shown a picture of the moon, he transforms into the brave and often misdirected Fangface, creating slapstick hijinks while thwarting the plans of those who seek profit and world domination through greed and evil. Biff is the leader of the gang, a young man who looks and acts little different from Josie and the Pussycats' Alan (also voiced by Jerry Dexter) and Scooby-Doo's Fred. He often comes up with the intelligent plans the gang uses to get out of whatever jam they get themselves into, and those plans pretty much always involve changing Sherman into Fangface. He also seems to be the only member of the group who knows how to drive... then again, you never really saw anyone other than Fred driving the Mystery Machine, did you? Kim is the solitary female member of the group. Witty and beautiful, this young lady comes up with many a plan herself, and she carries with her the photographs of the sun and the moon which are used to transform Sherman into Fangface and back. Puggsy, Sherman's best friend, is the group' wise guy. Short, stout, and with a fuhgedaboudit demeanor, Puggsy has the most negative attitude of the gang, but that comes mostly from his bad luck and constant run-ins with Fangface, who upon transforming always wants to maul or eat Puggsy before remembering the task at hand.moreless
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    On the Rocks (1975)

    On the Rocks (1975)

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    The comic exploits at a minimum security prison. The series was based on the British comedy show "Porridge", starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale (father of actress Kate Beckinsale).
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    The Delphi Bureau

    The Delphi Bureau

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    Glenn Garth Gregory is an investigator for the super-secret government agency known as the Delphi Bureau. The Delphi Bureau is answerable directly (and only) to the President. Officially it's a research firm and Gregory's cover is that of a researcher. The Delphi Bureau is so secret that even Gregory himself is not precisely sure what it does, where it is based out of, or how many people work for it...he suspects the Delphi Bureau's only members are himself and his boss, Sybil Van Loween, the mysterious Washington socialite who gives him his assignments. He meets her in various locations around Washington. The relationship between Gregory and Sybil was very ambiguous, they had a lot of very sharp, witty dialogue reminiscent of a '30's screwball comedy, and her flirtatious attitude toward him hinted that they might have been more than employer and employee. There was also a little bit of a hint that blackmail might have been involved in Gregory's working for the agency. Gregory is closer to Columbo or Jim Rockford than James Bond. He doesn't use secret weapons, and would rather not use a gun (though he does on occaision), preferring instead to rely on his photographic memory, powers of observation, and ingenuity to solve cases. At the time, there was a group of TV detectives and spies who tended to get hit on the head a lot, and Gregory was among this group, usually getting hit on the head at least once, maybe twice per episode. Even as a kid, I used to wonder how long a person who had a photographic memory would keep it if they got hit on the head as much as Gregory did (...probably not long. Don't misunderstand, I was a huge fan of this show, [as if you couldn't guess] but you can be a big fan and still wonder about some elements of it...) Critics and journalists generally dismissed the show as being gimmicky and scraping the bottom of an already tired genre (spies), because of the photographic memory angle, but it had some very creative, clever plots (at least for the time). One episode that has stuck in my memory to this day had a person killed by what we would now recognize as a microwave oven...this was at the time when they were just coming onto the market as a high-end consumer product, so not many people had them and the show was very much on the cutting edge at the time (needless to say, a story like this would be a lot more controversial today when nearly every home has a microwave oven...)moreless
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    Future Cop

    Future Cop

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    Welcome to the Future Cop guide at TV.com. A veteran street cop gets an experimental android who has been programmed by the police lab for his new partner.
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    The Nancy Walker Show

    The Nancy Walker Show

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    Sarcastic, wisecracking Nancy Kitteridge had an ideal life. Ten months of the year she was an active career woman, head of the Nancy Kitteridge Talent Agency which she ran from her Hollywood apartment. Two months of the year, when her navy husband of 29 years returned for his annual shore leave, she was a newlywed, madly in love. Then disaster struck. Hubby came home to stay, and he seemed intent on both bringing navy-style order to her chaotic life and making up for 29 years of lost time romantically. Ken didn't see why that gay, unemployed actor named Terry should be kept around the house (Terry earned his room and board by serving as Nancy's secretary), and in fact he thought she should close down the telent agency entirely. Adding to the confusion was Nancy's hand- wringing, hypochondriac daughter, Lorraine, son-in-law Glen, and Michael, the precocious, six-year-old son of boy-wonder TV network executive Teddy Futterman.moreless
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    Devlin

    Devlin

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    Based on the enormous popularity of daredevil Evel Knievel, Hanna-Barbera developed this cartoon about a stunt motorcyclist working in a traveling circus. Ernie, Todd, and Sandy Devlin were part of Hank's circus. Ernie's the motorcycle stunt driver while Todd's his mechanic. Based on the enormous popularity of daredevil Evel Knievel, Hanna-Barbera developed this cartoon about a stunt motorcyclist working in a traveling circus. Ernie, Todd & Sandy Devlin were part of Hank's circus. Ernie's the motorcycle stunt driver while Todd's his mechanic. An episode of Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law featured a washed-up Ernie Devlin after a child attempted to do a motorcycle stunt in which the boy sued Ernie after being injured.moreless
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    The Krofft Supershow

    The Krofft Supershow

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    Kaptain Kool and the Kongs (Superchick, Nashville, Turkey, and for the first season, Flatbush) were a colorful rock band who acted as hosts of this late-1970s weekly show. Besides introducing the various shows, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs would performs songs and participate in various skits. The first season featured episodes of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Dr. Shrinker, and Wonderbug. Initially, the show ran in a 90-minute timeslot with the final half-hour filled out with shortened The Lost Saucer reruns. Starting December 4, the show was cut back to an hour for the remainder of the run and The Lost Saucer reruns were dropped. During the second season, only Wonderbug stayed (with six new episodes and the remainer repeats from the previous season) while Magic Mongo and Bigfoot and Wildboy were added. After the second season, when the group turned down their own 13-week prime time variety series (Lembeck and Clinger didn't want to risk typecasting), they were removed from the show (which was renamed the Krofft Superstar Hour) and replaced with another group, the Bay City Rollers. Incidentally, after Supershow ended, Bigfoot and Wildboy was promoted to its own half-hour timeslot (much in the same way that Jason of Star Command graduated from the ranks of Tarzan and the Super 7). For cast lists of the individual series making up the show (Wonderbug, for instance), please refer to the individual TV Tome guides for the segments. 32 episodes were produced. First Telecast: September 11th, 1976 Last Telecast: September 2nd, 1978moreless
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