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    Gary Unmarried

    Gary Unmarried

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    CBS (ended 2010)
    A newly divorced father of two balances life with his kids and his ex-wife to whom he was married for fifteen years. Jay Mohr (Saturday Night Live) stars in this CBS multi-camera comedy. The show is being produced by ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television.moreless
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    The Mask

    The Mask

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    CBS (ended 1997)
    This show is based on the hit movie about a lower then regular guy who finds an enchanted mask. When he puts the mask on, he becomes a totally zany superhero who fights crime and makes a huge production of himself. He can instantaneously make his clothes change to something else, a body part change shape, pull anything out of his pockets, etc. Whenever Ipkiss is wearing the mask, there are no rules. For those who believe that comedian Jim Carrey is actually a cartoon disguised in human form, the 1995-1997 cartoon season offered abundant evidence. Three of Carrey's starring vehicles were adapted to the small screen: Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and The Mask. Of the three, The Mask was probably the most obvious choice for adaptation. The feature film was a digitally-enhanced human cartoon, based on the Dark Horse comic book. The animated series continued the adventures of nerdy Stanley Ipkiss, who discovered an 11th-century green mask that transformed him into an invulnerable, super-powered loony. In the cartoon, The Mask was an Edge City crime fighter, aided by girlfriend Peggy and dog Milo. Red-mo-hawked bad scientist Pretorious supplied most of the crime, while the insane Kablam added a dose of toxic mayhem. In place of Jim Carrey, who was not involved with the show, Rob Paulsen supplied the title character's voice. The switch apparently didn't bother Mask devotees, who made the show a hit in its three seasons on CBS. Category: Animation/ Comedy, Kids/ Family Description: Whenever Stanley Ipkiss, a shy young man, puts on the mysterious mask believed to be owned by the Norse god of Mischief, Loki, he turns into an uncontrollable green superhero in Edge City.moreless
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    Huckleberry Hound

    Huckleberry Hound

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    CBS (ended 1962)
    Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to neutralize a gigantic, thinking potato), a Scotland Yard detective (chasing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Victorian London or investigating reports of a mad scientist's Frankenstein-like weiner monster in early-1900s rural England), a Foreign Legion soldier (foiling a renegade Frenchman-turned-Arab), or a modern policeman (trying to subdue an impish ape named Wee Willie). Episodes of this television series begin and end with a Huckleberry cartoon. Sandwiched between them is a cartoon with two mischievous mice, Pixie and Dixie and a cantankerous cat named Mr. Jinks. Sometimes appearing in their stead in the middle cartoon was a free-spirited Hokey Wolf or the "smarter than the average" Yogi Bear.moreless
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    Armed & Famous

    Armed & Famous

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    CBS
    Armed & Famous takes a handful of celebrities and follows them through the Police Academy and onto the streets of Muncie, Indiana to fight crime. The new reality series features Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, and Trish Stratus.moreless
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    Worst Week

    Worst Week

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    CBS (ended 2009)
    Worst Week, from the mind of Matt Tarses (Scrubs), is an American take on the British series The Worst Week of My Life. This CBS single camera offering centers on a young couple dealing with the groom's soon-to-be-in-laws during a family vacation.
    CBS ordered the show to series on 12 May 2008. The show is being produced by Hat Trick Productions and Universal Media Studios.moreless
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    Flying High

    Flying High

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    CBS (ended 1979)
    Pam, Marcy and Lisa were three attractive airline stewardesses, who worked for Sun West Airlines based in Los Angeles. Their plane was piloted by bumbling ladies' man Captain March, while Raymond was the airline's PR man. One never knew the lives of stewardesses could be so thrilling, as our heroines frequently got into one romantic, adventuresome or humorous scrape after another. History: Sept 1978 - Dec. 78: Fri 10-11 Jan 1979- Tues 10 - 11moreless
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    Welcome to the Captain

    Welcome to the Captain

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    CBS (ended 2008)
    This single-camera comedy follows the life of Josh, a writer, and how his life changes after he moves into an old Hollywood apartment building. "The Captain" is the building and it is home to a number of eccentric washed up actors and "Hollywood folk".

    The pilot, which is from CBS Paramount Network Television, was written by feature writer-director John Hamburg, who also acted as director and executive producer.

    CBS ordered six episodes to air midseason 2008. CBS cancelled the show on 27 March 2008 leaving one episode unaired.moreless
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    Bridget Loves Bernie

    Bridget Loves Bernie

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    CBS (ended 1973)
    Bridget Loves Bernie was a reasonably successful 1970s situation comedy about the marriage of two young people from vastly different backgrounds. The show starred Meredith Baxter as a Catholic girl from a wealthy family and David Birney as a Jewish boy with ambitions to be a writer (the two married in real life after the program ended).

    The series focused on the differences between the families and how the young married couple tried to bridge the gaps between them. Though Bridget Loves Bernie had good ratings and aired between All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, it was somewhat controversial among some religious groups and CBS cancelled the show after one season.moreless
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    $#*! My Dad Says

    $#*! My Dad Says

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    CBS (ended 2011)
    This CBS comedy project follows the life of Henry Bennett, a man in his mid-twenties who decides to move back in with his 72-year old, larger-than-life father Ed, and his everyday relationships, including the one with his brother Vince and his wife Kathleen.moreless
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    Angel (1960)

    Angel (1960)

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    CBS (ended 1961)
    Petite young French girl Angel has just moved to America and married her American sweetheart John Smith. Adjusting to American life is not easy, but it's very funny! Angel was created by Jess Oppenheimer, who also served as executive producer and who earlier had created and produced the iconic I Love Lucy, and there were similarities between the two series. French actress Annie Fargé starred as naive but well-meaning French-born housewife Angelique "Angel" Smith, living in California with her American husband, architect John Smith, played by Marshall Thompson, who later starred in the CBS adventure series Daktari . Like Lucy Ricardo, Angel would sometimes find herself involved in innocent mischief, and like Ricky Ricardo, she had occasional difficulty making herself understood in English, with comical results. The Smiths' neighbors were Susie (played by Doris Singleton, who earlier had an occasional role on I Love Lucy as Carolyn Appleby) and her husband George (character actor Don Keefer), who were roughly equivalent to the Mertzes. Despite the clout provided by Oppenheimer, whose named and animated image were featured prominently alongside the show's two main stars in the opening, and by Annie Fargé being hailed by Time magazine as the most promising newcomer to television situation comedy, Angel did not fare well against the competition, mainly two other sitcoms, ABC's My Three Sons and NBC's Bachelor Father, and was cancelled after one season.moreless
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    The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

    The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

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    CBS (ended 1997)
    Welcome to The Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat guide at TV.com.

    They say cats have nine lives, and Felix seems to have been no exception. Nearly thirty-five years after his first show, the wonderful, wonderful cat was meowing his way into the 1990's. CBS was so convinced that Felix should be welcomed aboard the Saturday morning lineup that they rushed out 55 five-second bumpers for the 1994 season. Unable to get a whole show out on time, the network was still able to introduce a new audience to the tricky feline by having him appear between established cartoons. But the proud Felix, for whom confidence was never a problem, marched up to the executive in charge of children's programming and demanded his own show. After all, he'd been a star since the 20's. He wasn't going to play second fiddle to a bunch of grungy, slacker 90's toons with no sense of panache. The network gave in—rumors at the time suggested Felix had a couple of connected guys in his bag of tricks— and in 1995, The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat debuted. The new series echoed its original, jerky 1920's style, where the characters appeared to bounce as they moved (think early Popeye). Responding to its star's demands of high quality, CBS employed Don Oriolo, son of original co-creator Joe Oriolo, as co-executive producer. The cartoon's look may have been an homage to Felix's silent era roots, but this was a Felix of the 90's, and he now had a speaking voice. In these new seven-minute "talkies," Felix employed not only his magic bag of tricks, but also his magic tail, an amazing appendage that could transform itself from a flashlight to a grappling hook to a sword and more, always coming out none the worse for wear. Felix caught on with 90's kids, but not in the same way he had in decades past. After a successful two-season run, the cat retired again, content to kick back and enjoy the royalty checks from all those creepy, eye-shaking clocks.moreless
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    Many Happy Returns

    Many Happy Returns

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    CBS (ended 1965)
    Walter Burnley, a widower, works at the Krockmeyer's department store in Los Angeles. There, he runs the complaint department where customers return items - hence, the show's title. Other characters include Joan Randall, Walter's daughter; Joan's husband Bob and their daughter Laurie; Harry Price, Joe Foley, Wilma Fritter, and Lynn Hall, Walter's co-employees; and Owen Sharp, the store manager and Walter's boss.moreless
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    Quick Draw MCGraw

    Quick Draw MCGraw

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    CBS (ended 1966)
    Quick Draw was usually depicted in his shorts (which were set in the American Old West) as a sheriff. Quick Draw was often accompanied by his deputy, a Mexican burro with a stereotypical Spanish accent named Baba Looey, who was also voiced by Butler. Quick Draw was depicted as a satire of the westerns that were popular among the American public at the time. His personality was well intentioned, but somewhat dim; oftentimes, Baba Looey would make a more accurate assessment of the problem at hand than Quick Draw would. Whenever that happened, Quick Draw would often utter his catchphrase: "Now hoooooold on thar, Baba Looey! I'll do the thinnin' [thinking] around here, and doooon't you forget it!" Quick Draw also spoke with a heavy drawl, as shown by his catchphrase. Although Quick Draw was himself a horse, this did not stop the show's producers from depicting him riding into town on a "real" horse, or, as seen in the show's opening credits, driving a stagecoach pulled by "real" horses into a town. This aspect was made light of in the 1980s made-for-television film The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound, which featured Quick Draw. In a series of episodes, Quick Draw would also assume the identity of the masked vigilante, "El Kabong" (a parody of Zorro). As El Kabong, Quick Draw would attack his foes by swooping down on a rope and hitting them on the head with an acoustic guitar, producing a distinctive kabong sound and destroying the guitar in the process. Quick Draw McGraw's supporting characters in The Quick Draw McGraw Show's two other segments were Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, a father-and-son pair of dogs, and Snooper and Blabber, a pair of detectives who were a cat and a mouse.moreless
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    The Abbott and Costello Show

    The Abbott and Costello Show

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    CBS (ended 1954)
    The Abbott and Costello show is timeless humor as fresh today as it was 50 years ago. All of Abbott and Costellos classic routines such as 'Whos on first' can be found in this show. This program captures the two when they were at their peak of their comedic poweress. The cast include Mr.Field, Mike the Cop, Stinky, Bacciagalupe and Hillary. These shows stand today as perhaps the finest surviving representation of the art of burlesque comedy.moreless
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    Listen Up

    Listen Up

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    CBS (ended 2005)
    Jason Alexander stars in this comedy about a well-regarded sports talk show host and columnist who struggles to get the respect and admiration from his family that he gets from his fans. Based on the writings of real-life sports commentator and columnist Tony Kornheiser, Tony Kleinman is an irreverent sports show host who banters about all things sports with his witty sidekick, Bernie Widmer, a former football player turned sports show host, on their television talk show, Listen Up. Tony has also begun writing a humorous syndicated newspaper column that includes commentary on his family who are less than thrilled to have their trials and tribulations made public. Tony's wife, Dana works as a fundraiser. While not a sports fan, she is always supportive of her paranoid and obsessive-but-loving husband. Megan is the Kleinmans' 14-year-old know-it-all, soccer-playing daughter. Mickey is their 15-year-old golf prodigy son. While Tony's inability to self-edit before broadcasting his thoughts is what makes him most endearing to his fans, it keeps his friends and family on their toes as everything could be fodder for his column.moreless
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    The Heckle and Jeckle Show

    The Heckle and Jeckle Show

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    Heckle and Jeckle are inseparable magpies (presumedly twin brothers), identical in appearance but distinguishably different in personality. Though both are remarkably witty, there are noticable differences between them, such as Heckle spoke with a Brooklyn (NY) accent, while Jeckle has a refined British accent. Together, they sought to con free meals and shelter especially out of the upper class, who in all honesty, presented little difficulty for the clever and mischievous birds.

    The synopses came from the Big Cartoon Database website. Deepest gratitude to whoever did these synopses!



    CAST:

    Heckle, magpie. Mischievous and witty, a tough bird with a Brooklyn accent.

    Jeckle, magpie. Heckle's twin who is also mischievous and witty, but is more refined and speaks with a British accent.

    Dimwit, hound. A hapless dog who is always the poor "victim" of Heckle and Jeckle.

    Spike, bulldog. Also a victim of the magpies, but tougher than Dimwit.



    YOUR HELP NEEDED! If you have a good screen-grab picture of Spike, I'd love to post it here! Please let me know if you do. Thanks in advance. (I have a screenshot of the dog, which in the comics was unofficially named Chesty. Copy and paste http://www.geocities.com/chris_30040/bulldog.jpg to see the shot, it's from the cartoon "Goony Golfers".

    Of additional note, a 1964 proposed cartoon, "Mechanical Trouble," was storyboarded but never animated.
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    Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote

    Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote

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    CBS
    Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote is a collection of animated children's cartoon TV episodes developed by Chuck Jones for Warner Bros's Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies that follows the intelligent yet quite unlucky Wile E. Coyote, also known as the Coyote, as he plots and toils to catch the object of his obsession, the beep-beeping and uncatchable speedster, the Road Runner. These long-running classics often poke fun at nature documentaries with highlights of Coyote's natural predatory instincts, a.k.a. utilizing the ludicrous contraptions from the mail-order Acme Corporation. From painting tunnels on mountains to setting up some dynamite-worthy bird seed, the Road Runner remains one dash ahead of the fanatic Coyote, who often ends up on the wrong side of the trap. It doesn't faze him enough to stop trying as these two iconic characters have been set against the other for over sixty years.moreless
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    That's Life

    That's Life

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    CBS (ended 2002)
    That's Life is the story of the adventures of Lydia DeLucca, a 32 year old woman from a close Italian-American family in New Jersey, who decides to start her life over by breaking her lengthy engagement and pursuing the college degree of her dreams.moreless
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    Tattletales

    Tattletales

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    CBS (ended 1984)
    Tattletales was an updated version of the Goodson-Todman game show He Said, She Said, where celebrity couples answered questions about their marriage. As before, the idea was to match responses and win prizes for audience members. But this revision had quite a few differences that made it one of the more respectable hits of the 1970s - and not just with the sometimes outrageous responses that were commonplace in that decade. Tattletales went through two distinct formats during its two runs from 1974-1978 and again from 1982-1984. The one constant, however was that each couple represented a specific section of the 122-member audience - the Red section, the Blue section and the "Bananas" (the Yellow section) and the couple assigned to them would try to win money to be split amongst the audience members of that section by matching responses. The rules were as follows: Format 1 (February to about June 1974): The wives or husbands were onstage while their husbands or wives were secluded in an soundproof room. Host Convy posed a question to the women or men (e.g.: "What's the first thing your husband gripes about in the morning?") and the first to ring in related an appropriate story and a one- or two-word clue she or he believed her or his husband or wife would be able to recognize the story from. Convy then read the question to the husbands or the wives - shown from the isolation room via the television screen - and the clue. The husband or the wife who believed he was being talked about rang in and tried to tell the story. If the correct husband or wife rang in and his or her response was essentially similar, the couple won $100 for their rooting section on 1-Clueword or 2-Clueword worth $50 for their rooting section. After the question had been played twice (with a second set of spouses getting to vie for the cash), Convy asked a "Tattletales Quickie." Here, each spouse was posed a question as before (though usually multiple choice or yes/no). $100 was paid off among the couples who matched. Round 2 was played as before, only now the male or female halves of the couples were brought on stage and the wives or the husbands had to match. At the end of the second round, the couple(s) with the most money earned or split a $1000 bonus ($334 if all 3 tied; $500 for the 2 top money-winners and $1000 for a sole winner). Since several shows were taped at a time, the couples switched rooting sections each day (i.e., the couple who represented the Bananas on Monday would play for the Red or Blue sections on Tuesday and so on). Format 2 (June 1974-rest of run): All questions were now of the "Tattletales Quickies" variety. As before, they could be multiple choice or yes/no, but now they were open-ended; since this was the 1970s and a game show that frequently encouraged double-entendre, there were many wild and outrageous responses and while most of the questions were designed to get laughs (e.g., "Who was at the door the last time your husband answered ... and he was totally in the buff?"), some questions were deadly serious ("Would you allow a 5-year-old boy to take refuge in your home if he said his father hits him?"). Rewards were split this time ($50 for all three couples, $75 if two couples were correct and $150 if just one couple was right) and the rules for winning were also the same. If no couple was right, the pot was carried over to the next question ($300 or $450). Although the final question of the day had $300 available and sometimes additional questions (worth $150 or $300) were played if time allowed. For those who find such matters interesting, the maximum possible payout for a couple was $1750 (which has been achieved as has all 3 couples winning $0 for the entire show). In the 80's version, it wasn't always married couples. Special weeks featured mother-sons (Isabel Sanford and her son racked up $1600 for their rooting section), best friends (all male panel), sisters (all female panel) and television couples (who shared on-stage secrets). Tattletales lived three different lives - twice on CBS (February 1974 to March 1978 and January 1982 to June 1984) and a 1-year run in once-a-week syndication during the 1977-1978 season. During each of the runs, it was traditional for a beautiful young woman to hand Bert the microphone more than once Convy engaged in a passionate liplock! When Bert played the game (on several occassions), it was usually Gene Rayburn who took over the hosting duties. ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE BROADCAST HISTORY of TATTLETALES: February 18, 1974-June 13, 1975 at 4:00-4:30pm on CBS-TV June 16, 1975-August 15, 1975 at 11:00-11:30am on CBS-TV August 18, 1975-November 28, 1975 at 3:30-4:00pm on CBS-TV December 1, 1975-November 4, 1977 at 4:00-4:30pm on CBS-TV November 7, 1977-December 9, 1977 at 3:30-4:00pm on CBS-TV December 12, 1977-March 31, 1978 at 10:00-10:30am on CBS-TV January 18, 1982-June 1, 1984 at 12Noon-12:30pm or 4:00-4:30pm on CBS-TV. On Syndicated from September 12, 1977 to September 3, 1978.moreless
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    The Archie Show

    The Archie Show

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    CBS (ended 1969)
    Dan Goldwater's famous red-headed teen from the comics comes to animated life in this series, via the Filmation cartoon studio. Some graphic liberties are taken, but for the most part, it was quite faithful to the comics.

    Two Archie cartoons are featured (in which Jughead gains a pet, a big, white sheepdog named Hot Dog). In between was a dance instruction segment (featuring movements no human could do without sustaining a traumatizing injury) followed by a song by the Archies. The show would beget a hit single in 1968, "Bang Shang-A-Lang," released by musical supervisor Don Kirschner on his self-labeled record company. Two bumpers featuring blackouts starring Jughead were also featured.

    The Archie show was so popular the first year that it would spawn a number of new versions, including The Archie Comedy Hour, Archie's Funhouse, Archie's TV Funnies and U.S. Of Archie.moreless
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