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TV Show: The Twilight Zone ( 1959 )
A groundbreaking series by Rod Serling, this half-hour anthology featured tales of the strange, the macabre, and the unusual. Some were science fiction, some were supernatural, and some defied easy categorization.This five-season series is best known for its twist endings. Many of the stories were written by Serling himself, others were crafted by Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, Earl Hammer Jr. and Ray Bradbury.
TV Show: The Addams Family ( 1964 )
The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. A satirical inversion of the ideal of the perfect American nuclear family, they are an eccentric wealthy family who delight in everything grotesque and macabre, and are never really aware that people find them bizarre or frightening. In fact, they themselves are often terrified by "normal" people.
TV Show: The Munsters ( 1964 )
The Munsters is just your typical American family of Monsters. Herman works for an undertaker. Lily is a homemaker. Marilyn is the daughter of Lily's sister who lives with them and has problems keeping boyfriends once they see her parents. Eddie is just a typical schoolboy with werewolf tenancies. Grandpa is hundreds of years old and the Count from Transylvania. They deal with the normal problems of a family in unique ways.
TV Show: Green Acres ( 1965 )
New York lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas longs for a simpler way of life. So he buys a farm, sight unseen, and moves there to live off the land, much to the chagrin of his socialite wife, Lisa. The collision of small-town life and Lisa's sophisticated ways -- she insists on wearing full-length gowns and ostentatious jewelry, even on the farm -- provide much of the humor in the show.
TV Show: Night Gallery ( 1969 )
Rod Serling returns to anthology television as the host of Night Gallery, a three-season show where each story revolves around a mysterious and ominous painting hanging in an empty gallery. Mr. Serling provides the opening and closing narration to these stories, typically tales of horror and the supernatural. During the first season, the hour-long series features several shorter stories, some of which are comedic blackout sketches. The show was subsequently cut down to a half-hour, and in syndication was mixed with episodes of the TV series The Sixth Sense.
TV Show: The Sixth Sense ( 1972 )
Dr. Michael Rhoades is a parapsychologist who investigates cases of the strange and macabre: incidents of the supernatural.
TV Show: Quantum Leap ( 1989 )
Get ready to join Dr. Sam Beckett on the adventure of many lifetimes! Who will he be this time? Mafia hit man. Air Force test pilot. Professional boxer. Sam Beckett is a time traveler who never knows whose body he is going to "leap" into next and at what moment in history he may find himself. Sam is joined by a helpful but easily distracted holographic guide Al, who assists him on his missions and aids Sam in his ultimate goal of returning to his own life in the present.
Movie: Elvira's MTV Halloween Party ( 1984 )
This 1984 Halloween celebration is hosted by Elvira, with guests John Carradine, Laraine Newman, Todd Rundgren, and Cheech Marin.
TV Show: The Three Stooges ( 1934 )
Watch as Moe, Larry and Curly go through life the only way a stooge can, with laughs and a lot of mischief.
TV Show: Amazing Stories ( 1985 )
As one experience ends, another adventure begins… in the extraordinary worlds of Amazing Stories! From acclaimed director-producer Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment comes the Emmy Award-winning TV series. Join a roster of cinema's most illustrious stars, including Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Tim Robbins, John Lithgow, Kevin Costner and more, as well as some of Hollywood's greatest directorial talents. Relive all the mesmerizing magic, mystery and suspense in these unique episodes from some of filmmaking's finest storytellers!
TV Show: Dennis the Menace ( 1959 )

The comic misadventures of television's most well-meaning but misguided boy are back! The lovable Dennis Mitchell (Jay North) left a trail of chaos throughout his suburban neighborhood. Yet along with his friends and classmates Tommy (Billy Booth) and Margaret (Jeannie Russell), Dennis managed to pry his way into the hearts of millions from week to week. Based on the long-running comic strip by Hank Ketcham, this beloved CBS television series (1959 1963) stayed true to form, as Dennis's youthful curiosity always managed to get him into heaps of trouble . . . especially with his crotchety old neighbor Mr. Wilson (Joseph Kearns). Herbert Anderson and Gloria Henry starred as Dennis's parents who were always on hand with love and guidance but not necessarily the required supervision.
TV Show: The Andy Griffith Show ( 1960 )
Down-home humor and an endearing cast of characters helped to make The Andy Griffith Show one of the most beloved comedies in the history of television. Introduced as a spinoff from The Danny Thomas Show in 1960, The Andy Griffith Show ran for eight seasons in prime time. Widower Andy Taylor divides his time between raising his young son, Opie, and his job as sheriff (and Justice of the Peace) of the sleepy North Carolina town, Mayberry. Andy and Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee, who serves as a surrogate mother to both father and son. Andy's nervous cousin, Barney Fife, is his deputy sheriff whose utter incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually crime-free.
TV Show: The Invaders ( 1967 )
David Vincent (Roy Thinnes) knows that The Invaders, alien beings from a dying planet, have arrived to take over the Earth! To make matters worse, the aliens know who he is, and most of the time where he is. Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun.
TV Show: Kolchak: The Night Stalker ( 1974 )
In this one-season series based on two high-rated TV movies, Carl Kolchak is a down-and-out reporter who finds himself in Chicago. He gets a job with the Independent News Service, and finds himself investigating cases involving the supernatural and the fantastical.
TV Show: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! ( 1969 )
The whodunit format was a daring new frontier for an animated series, but the members of the Mystery Inc. team have grown to become authentic popular-culture icons.
TV Show: The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries ( 1977 )
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries recount the adventures of the famous teenage sleuths, based on the two series of juvenile mystery novels by the Edward Stratemeyer syndicate under the names Franklin W. Dixon and Carolyn Keene. Frank and Joe Hardy are the sons of a private detective, and Nancy Drew is the daughter of a criminal attorney. In the first season, stories alternated week by week between the two families, but in the second season the independent Nancy Drew adventures were phased out so that all were working as a team. In the third season, Nancy Drew was eliminated completely and the Hardys became more involved in cases of international intrigue.
TV Show: Dark Shadows ( 1966 )
My name is Victoria Winters; In the small town of Collinsport Maine, lies the Collinwood mansion where the richest family in town resides. The Collins family has been plagued with troubles since the town was founded. There have been vampires, werewolves, witches, over zealous witch hunters and much more. We join their story as I, the new governess Victoria WInters arrives in town on my way to meet my new charge, David Collins. I am about to encounter strangeness I have never imagined in my wildest dreams.Dark Shadows is an American Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. The show depicted the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the wealthy Collins family of Collinsport, Maine, where a number of supernatural occurrences take place.The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) appeared ten months into its run. Dark Shadows also featured ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor.Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, adventurous music score, broad cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. The original network run of the show lasted for nearly five years to amass 1,225 episodes.It continues to enjoy an intense cult following
TV Show: Lassie ( 1954 )
Collie Lassie lives on the farm owned by the Millers. One day, a orphan boy named Timmy comes to live with the family. When the Millers have to sell their farm, Timmy and Lassie decide to stay on the farm with the new owners the Martins.
TV Show: Perry Mason ( 1957 )
Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.
TV Show: Doctor Who ( 1963 )
Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. Doctor Who is about ideas. It pioneered sophisticated mixed-level storytelling. Its format was the key to its longevity: the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, travels in his ship, the TARDIS. The TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. Inevitably he finds evil at work wherever he goes..
Movie: Bewitched ( 1945 )
A young woman has two distinct personalities, one of whom is evil and constantly gets her in trouble.
TV Show: The Dukes of Hazzard ( 1979 )
Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car "General Lee", assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane), plus a string of ne'er-do-wells often backed by the scheming Hogg.
TV Show: The A-Team ( 1983 )
The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex–United States Army Special Forces.
TV Show: Gilligan's Island ( 1964 )
Seven people go on a three hour tour out of Hawaii. A bad storm hits and they end up shipwrecked on a deserted island. Many zany adventures ensue, mainly due to Gilligan's ineptness. The group includes the Skipper, Gilligan, Mr. & Mrs. Howell, two married millionaires, Ginger Grant a movie star, Mary Ann the simple girl next door and The Professor who seems to have a very wide field of knowledge.
TV Show: The Facts of Life ( 1979 )
A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is promoted to school dietician, and four of the girls move into new quarters above the cafeteria. Eventually she leaves the school and opens her own business, with help from her girls.
TV Show: Batman ( 1966 )
Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon often calls with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of their trusty Bat-utility-belt) thwart the efforts of a variety of master criminals, including Catwoman, Egghead, The Joker, King Tut, The Penguin, and The Riddler.
TV Show: Lost in Space ( 1965 )
The Robinson family was supposed to set off on a five-year mission to explore a distant planet, but an act of sabotage by the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith - who managed to get himself trapped aboard the spaceship - leaves them adrift in space for three years. The Robinsons, pilot Don West, Dr. Smith and their trusty robot move from planet to planet, always searching for a way to return to Earth.
TV Show: Happy Days ( 1974 )
Set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1950's, Happy Days revolves around Richie Cunningham and his family and friends. A "wholesome" young man, Richie is a Jefferson High School student who would do anything to get a date and he spends plenty of time with his friends at Arnold's, the local burger joint. Contrasting with his wholesome nature is Arthur Fonzarelli, best known as Fonzie, a rough-around-the-edges motorcycle riding high school dropout famous for his slicked hair, leather jacket, and the catchphrase "aaayyyy!" Fonzie is a regular around the Cunningham house, with Mrs. Cunningham doting on him and Richie turning to him for advice on how to attract girls.
TV Show: The Rockford Files ( 1974 )
Jim Rockford is an ex-con-turned-private-investigator who would rather fish than fight, but whose instinct on closed cases is more golden than his classic Pontiac Firebird. From his mobile home in Malibu, this wisecracking private eye takes on the cases of the lost and the dispossessed, chasing down seemingly long-dead clues in the sun-baked streets and seamy alleys of Los Angeles.
TV Show: The Fall Guy ( 1981 )
Colt Seavers is a stunt man moonlighting as a bounty hunter who uses Hollywood stunt tactics to capture criminals.
TV Show: The Beverly Hillbillies ( 1962 )
An instant hit, the rural comedy was the ultimate fish-out-of-water story. The Clampett family strikes it rich in oil and move from their mountain cabin in the Ozark Mountains to the upscale neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Each hilarious episode revolves around the culture clash between the "uncivilized" Clampetts and the "civilized" culture of their elitist neighbors.
TV Show: The Time Tunnel ( 1966 )
The Control of time is potentially the most valuable treasure that man will ever find, or so believe the scientists of Project Tic Toc. Located beneath the Arizona desert, the ten-year project's focus is the feasibility of time travel. But when the government reconsiders the project, the scientists have only 24 hours to prove their untested time tunnel will actually work. Determined to save the project, Dr. Tony Newman and Dr. Doug Phillips go through the tunnel and quickly find themselves catapulted from one historical event to another, barely escaping with their lives as their colleagues back in Arizona race to figure out a way to bring them back home.
TV Show: All In the Family ( 1971 )
All In the Family was first seen in January of 1971 and immediately changed the face of television. Not only was this the number one television series from 1971 through 1976, but it also signified an avalanche of other situation comedies that dealt with controversial subjects in realistic ways, including Chico and the Man, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times and Sanford and Son.The series centered around the Bunker family who lived in a home located at 704 Houser Street in Queens, New York. Archie Bunker was the main character, and what a character he was. He was televisons most famous bigot, crass and down right rude. Yet he was loveable, with a soft side just beneath the surface. Edith Bunker was his somewhat dizzy wife whom he called "Dingbat". Edith put up with Archie and had qualities about her that made her one of television's most unforgetable characters. Also living in the Bunker household were Archie and Edith's daughter, Gloria, and her husband Mike, or "Meathead".
TV Show: Leave It to Beaver ( 1957 )
Inspired by the real life experiences of creators Joe Connelly and Bob Moshers own children, Leave It To Beaver follows the hilarious everyday adventures of young Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver and his older brother Wally. Whether at home, at school or playing around their suburban neighborhood, Beaver always manages to get himself into some kind of trouble, comically learning each valuable lesson life has to offer along the way. Alongside baseball and apple pie, Leave It To Beaver reigns supreme in the pantheon of Americana. Boasting 234 episodes, spanning six iconic seasons from 1957 63, no other series on television better exemplifies the purity of childhood and importance of family in America.
TV Show: Alfred Hitchcock Presents ( 1955 )
In this half-hour anthology series, master of the macabre Alfred Hitchcock introduces and concludes tales of suspense and crime. Hitchcock's speeches are filled with black humor and jabs at his network sponsors. In 1962, the series expanded to an hour and was renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
TV Show: Starsky & Hutch ( 1975 )
Produced by Aaron Spelling, Starsky & Hutch roared onto small screens in 1975 to become one of the most popular, iconic series of the decade. This was TV's coolest buddy cop show, fueled by full-throttle car chases, offbeat humor, colorful characters and a hip vibe.
TV Show: Fawlty Towers ( 1975 )
Fawlty Towers is set in a fictional hotel in the seaside town ot Torquay. The plots centre on tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, comparatively normal chambermaid Polly who is often the peacemaker and voice of reason and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, showing their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests.
TV Show: The Incredible Hulk ( 1977 )
David Banner is a research scientist trying to find a way to tap into the hidden strength that all humans possess. Then, one night in his labratory, an experiment went wrong, causing him to be overexposed to gamma radiation. Now, whenever angered or distressed, the mild-mannered scientist finds himself transforming into a powerful seven-foot green creature known as The Incredible Hulk. The Hulk is guided by David's personality, dealing with whatever distresses David. But unfortunately, David has no control over the creature's actions. Nor can he remember what he had done during his Hulkish states. He travels around the country in search of a cure, while taking various odd jobs under different aliases.
TV Show: CHiPs ( 1977 )
Where the rubber meets the road and the bad guys meet the badge -- that's where you'll find California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon and Ponch. Set in the sun-drenched sprawl of Los Angeles, CHiPs combines action, heroics and fun.
TV Show: The Six Million Dollar Man ( 1974 )
Grievously injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft, Colonel Steve Austin's shattered body is covertly rebuilt via the miracle of modern science known as bionics. Equipped with atomic-powered limbs that make him "better, stronger, faster" than the average mortal, Austin can now run at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour, overturn cars with ease, and spot an encroaching enemy from over a mile away. Under the watchful eye of OSI director Oscar Goldman, Steve repays his debt to the taxpayers by taking on perilous missions of a highly classified nature. Season 1 chronicles Steve Austin's amazing metamorphosis from "a man barely alive" to cyborg to patriotic superspy. Armed with futuristic abilities, Austin is dispatched to do battle with kidnappers, arms smugglers, evil scientists, political assassins, and a diabolical robot—with time enough to spare to counsel a troubled astronaut and clear his dead father's name.
TV Show: My Three Sons ( 1960 )
Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law and, later, by the boys' great-uncle.
TV Show: That Girl ( 1966 )
A perky aspiring actress tries to start a career in New York, getting encouragement from her boyfriend, Don, and her family. For many young women, Ann Marie was an independent role model for the times (the late '60s) for having left the nest in pursuit of a career. She also inspired trends in fashion with her flipped-up hairdo and cute, mod clothes.
TV Show: I Love Lucy ( 1951 )
I Love Lucy follows the antics of stay-at-home mom Lucy Ricardo as she tries to outsmart her Cuban band-leader husband, Ricky, and get into show business. Along the way she usually ends up dragging her landlords and best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz, into one of her wacky schemes which can create some hilarious situations.
TV Show: I Dream of Jeannie ( 1965 )
I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantasy premise. The show featured a 2,000-year-old genie and an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries.
TV Show: Barney Miller ( 1975 )
Barney Miller is the kind of cop we'd all like to run into. He is always sensible. He maintains order over a squad room of detectives who gamble for a hobby, get hit on by anything in skirts, go to renaissance philosophy conventions for fun, and would really prefer to be writing.
TV Show: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ( 1968 )
Award-winning host Fred Rogers visits neighbors and places to help children learn about the world around them. He talks with young viewers about their feelings as they deal with the challenges and joys of growing and learning. These themes are reinforced in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where puppets and humans work together to solve problems and help each other.
TV Show: The Flintstones ( 1960 )
Join the fun in the town of Bedrock with the this fabulously famous modern Stone-Age family. Mowing the lawn with a saw-toothed dinosaur, showering with water sprayed from a woolly mammoth's trunk and eating brontosaurus burgers are everyday events for the lovable Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble. Living in prehistoric times has its drawbacks, but the Flintstones and their neighbors survive in style. So have a yabba-dabba-doo time with the The Flintstones.
TV Show: Petticoat Junction ( 1963 )
The small farming community of Hooterville provided the setting for this highly successful rural situation comedy. Kate Bradley was the widowed owner of the only transient housing in town, the Shady Rest Hotel. Helping her run the hotel were her three beautiful daughters, Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo. Also assisting was the girls' lazy Uncle Joe, who had assumed the title of manager. In addition to her involvement with the hotel, the romantic lives of her daughters, and her association with the townspeople, Kate was constantly at odds with Homer Bedlow, vice-president of the C.F. & W. Railroad. Homer was determined to close down the steam-driven branch of the railroad that ran through Hooterville, scrap its lone engine (the Cannonball), and put its two engineers (Charlie Pratt and Floyd Smoot) out of jobs.
TV Show: Mannix ( 1967 )
Originally, Joe Mannix worked for a large Los Angeles detective agency called Intertect, featuring the use of computers to help solve crimes. A regular guy, he rebelled against the Big Brother atmosphere at Intertect and struck out on his own, setting up his own agency.
TV Show: Welcome Back, Kotter ( 1975 )
A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.
TV Show: Fantasy Island ( 1977 )
Smiles everyone, Smiles! So began this long-running (7 season) series which was one of the ABC Network's anthology/guest-cast series (along with The Love Boat) that proved wildly popular. Each week two guests came to Fantasy Island to get their wish/fantasy fulfilled. Their mysterious host, the debonair and suave white-suited Mr. Roarke, would do the sometimes impossible and grant them their wishes...but there was always some twist to the fantasy, letting the guest learn something about themselves or get something they weren't expecting. Best remembered for the presence of Herve Villechaize as the diminutive "Tattoo" and his cry of "De plane! De plane!" the show proved popular enough to go the distance and then spawn a brief revival/remake in the 1990s. A remake, Fantasy Island (1998) in the late 1990s was not as successful as its predecessor.
TV Show: Family Affair ( 1966 )
Bill Davis' carefree existence as a swinging bachelor was just about perfect. A highly paid consulting engineer, he maintained an elegant apartment off Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and had his domestic needs cared for by a very English gentleman's gentleman, Mr. French. Into this life of independence came three young orphans, the 6-year old twins Buffy and Jody and 15-year-old Cissy, whose parents, Bill's brother and sister-in-law, had died in an accident.
TV Show: Dragnet ( 1967 )
Dragnet stars Jack Webb as detective Joe Friday in the iconic crime show that set the mold for all that followed.
TV Show: The Bionic Woman ( 1976 )
She can run faster than 60 mph, bend massive steel bars, jump from insane heights, and hear sounds you can only imagine. She's no ordinary schoolteacher…she's The Bionic Woman. Jaime Sommers is a woman leading the ultimate double life. After her unforgettable appearances on The Six Million Dollar Man as Colonel Steve Austin's true love, Jaime's story begins anew as she learns to deal with her new bionic abilities, becomes a top-secret agent for the Office of Scientific investigations, and deals with her changed relationship with Steve.
TV Show: The Outer Limits ( 1963 )
"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission".This 60s anthology series from the minds of Leslie Stevens and Joseph Stefano pushed the boundaries of television and viewers minds by using intelligent science fiction to frighten and entertain viewers.
TV Show: The Wonderful World of Disney ( 1954 )
The Wonderful World of Disney sometimes called "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The same basic series has since appeared on several major networks. The show is the second longest running prime-time program on American television, behind rival film anthology, the Hallmark Hall of Fame. However, Hallmark Hall of Fameaired as a weekly program during its first five seasons before becoming a bi-monthly program, while Disney remained a weekly program for more than 40 years. Originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, the original format of the Disney anthology series consisted of a balance of theatrical animated cartoons, live-action features, and other informational material (some original, some pre-existing) from the studio's library. For many years, the show also featured edited one-hour versions of such then-recent Disney films as Alice in Wonderland, and in other cases, telecasts of complete Disney films that were split into two or more one-hour episodes. Later original programs consisted of dramatizations of other historical figures and legends along the lines of the Davy Crockett mini-series. These included a miniseries based on Daniel Boone (not the Fess Parker characterization), Texas John Slaughter, Elfego Baca, Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", and 1977's Kit Carson and the Mountain Man (with Christopher Connelly as Kit Carson, Robert Reed as John C. Fremont, and Gregg Palmer as mountain man Jim Bridger).
TV Show: Hazel ( 1961 )
Based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoons, the series centered around Hazel Burke, a maid, who for the first four seasons worked for the Baxter family. George Baxter was the head of the family which consisted of his wife, Dorothy and their son, Harold. Hazel ran the household and often preempted George's authority. The next door neighbors, Herbert and Harriet Johnson were occasionally seen. When the series moved to CBS in the fall of 1965, Hazel was given a new family to look after. George and Dorothy were transferred to the Middle East leaving Hazel and Harold behind. They moved in with George's brother, Steve and his family, which consisted of Steve's wife, Barbara and their daughter Susie.
TV Show: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis ( 1959 )
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is about the life and loves of a young dreamer as he progresses from high school to a stint in the army and then college. Stories related Dobie's continual thoughts about the future, his running battle with his father over the prospect of acquiring work, his relationship with his "good buddy", slacker Maynard G. Krebs played by Bob Denver, and his endless romantic heartaches.
TV Show: My Favorite Martian ( 1963 )
A Martian crash-lands on Earth and is taken in by young newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara. Disguised asTim's Uncle Martin, he attempts to repair his ship and keep himself out of trouble. But Tim's nosy landlady, Mrs. Brown, takes a liking to Uncle Martin, which complicates things, as does Uncle Martin's tendency to use his Martian powers at the wrong time.
TV Show: The Price is Right ( 1956 )
The Price is Right is an American game show where contestants made successive bids on merchandise prizes with the goal of bidding closest to the actual retail price of the prize without going over. The show was a precursor to the current and best-known version of the show, which premiered in 1972 on CBS' daytime schedule. This makes The Price is Right one of only a few game shows that have aired in some form across all three of what were then the Big Three television networks.The series premiered on NBC's daytime schedule on November 26, 1956, and quickly spawned a primetime series that aired once a week. Bill Cullen hosted both versions of the show; his easy-going personality was cited as a key element of the show's success. The Price is Right became one of the few game shows to survive the rigging scandal of the late 1950s, and gained even more popularity after other game shows exposed for being rigged had been cancelled.In 1963, The Price is Right switched networks and both the daytime and primetime series moved to ABC. On September 3, 1965, the show aired its final episode after nearly nine years on the air.
TV Show: The Lucy Show ( 1962 )
The Lucy Show was an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy.
TV Show: McHale's Navy ( 1962 )
McHale's Navy follows the wacky schemes of Lt. Cmdr Quinton McHale and his crew to make money, get girls and have a ball. Their nemesis is Captain Binghamton who struggles to rid himself of the headache that PT-73 has become for him. Despite their scheming, conniving, and often lazy and unmilitary ways, McHale's crew is always successful in combat in the end.
TV Show: The Real McCoys ( 1957 )
Led by patriarch Grandpa Amos McCoy, the McCoy family moves from Virginia to the San Fernando Valley in California to run a new farm that he inherited. Upon their arrival, Amos quickly starts giving advice to his grandson Luke and his new bride Kate, other family members, and to their neighbors - whether it was solicited or not.
TV Show: The Jetsons ( 1962 )
The Jetsons was Hanna-Barbera's Space Age counterpart to The Flintstones, a half-hour family sitcom projecting contemporary American culture and lifestyle into another time period. The Jetsons live in a futuristic utopia in the year 2062 of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.
TV Show: The New Scooby-Doo Movies ( 1972 )
In The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Scooby and friends find themselves solving crimes while rubbing elbows with various famous guest stars.
TV Show: MacGyver ( 1985 )
MacGyver follows the adventures of the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent Angus MacGyver. He prefers non-violent conflict resolution whenever possible and refuses to carry or use a gun. MacGyver works as a problem solver for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles. Utilizing his education as a scientist and his experience as an operative in the Department of External Services (DXS), he is able to solve a range of problems usually with the help of his ever-present Swiss Army knife.
TV Show: Airwolf ( 1984 )
Stringfellow Hawke is a reclusive renegade pilot who's assigned to top-secret missions for the CIA by the mysterious "Archangel". Hawke's weapon of choice is the high-tech battle helicopter of the future, Airwolf. Loaded with cutting-edge surveillance equipment and unbelievable firepower, Airwolf takes Hawke and his friend Dominic around the globe in search of dangerous international spies and criminals.
TV Show: The Amazing Spider-Man ( 1977 )
With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.
TV Show: Planet of the Apes ( 1974 )
After their spacecraft travels through a time warp, two astronauts from 1981 crash-land back on Earth in the year 3085--a time when intelligent apes rule and humans have been reduced to servants or pets. Captured by the apes and sentenced to death, they are saved by a curious chimpanzee name Galen. But now all three are on the run, trying to keep one step ahead of the gorilla army led by General Urko, who is determined to kill the renegades.
TV Show: Archie Bunker's Place ( 1979 )
Archie opens up a tavern in Queens complete with a liberal new business partner Murray Klein.
TV Show: The Electric Company ( 1971 )
A production of the Children's Television Workshop, The Electric Company taught phonics and grammar to young viewers through songs and comedic sketches.
TV Show: Robin's Nest ( 1977 )
Cookery student Robin Tripp dreamed of opening a little place of his own. Now at last, his dream project–a restaurant called Robin's Nest–is about to become a reality. Robin lives with his girlfriend Vicky; but as much as they love each other, they still can't agree on one thing–he wants to get married and she doesn't.
TV Show: The Untouchables ( 1959 )
"The Untouchables" chronicles the campaign of Eliot Ness (Robert Stack), the young U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent determined to smash the beer and booze empire of Al Capone in 1920s Chicago.
TV Show: Zorro ( 1957 )
In the early nineteenth century, back from Spain, where he was studying, Don Diego de la Vega discovers that Los Angeles is tyrannized by the garrison commander of this small town of Spanish California. The young nobleman decides to fight these abuses of power and takes up arms in the name of Zorro (Spanish for fox), a masked horseman dressed in black. Don Diego is assisted by his faithful mute servant Bernardo, who is in secret, and his black horse, Tornado.
Movie: Zorro ( 1975 )
In the New World, a new Spanish governor finds the province of Nueva Aragón under the iron fist of the corrupt Colonel Huerta and vows to bring justice under the guise of a masked avenger.
TV Show: One Step Beyond ( 1959 )
During the era of The Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond is a show that told real stories about supernatural encounters. Host John Newland narrated stories of ghosts, monsters, mysterious disappearances, and supernatural circumstances in which no logical answer to explain the events was found. Along with dramatic and eerie re-enactments, viewers couldn't help but wonder if the paranormal truly exists.
TV Show: Thriller ( 1960 )
In this hour-long anthology series, Boris Karloff introduces each episode and sometimes participates in the events as a character. The series originally started with crime thrillers, but soon discovered that people loved a good scare and presented horror stories as well.
TV Show: Thriller ( 1973 )
Each story of the anthology is a thriller of some variety, from tales of the supernatural to down-to-earth whodunits.
TV Show: Sea Hunt ( 1958 )
Mike Nelson is a former Navy SCUBA diver who goes independent. Now Mike will go anywhere, take on any underwater challenge... and deal with any danger along the way.
TV Show: The Flying Nun ( 1967 )
The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios.
TV Show: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour ( 1962 )
Previously Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the series expanded to an hour. Master of the macabre Alfred Hitchcock introduces and concludes tales of suspense and crime. Hitchcock's speeches are filled with black humor and jabs at his network sponsors.
TV Show: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir ( 1968 )
A situation comedy/drama/fantasy in which a recent widow, Mrs. Carolyn Muir, her two children, her maid, and their dog move into an old seaside house. They are surprised to learn that the house is already occupied, by the ghost of Captain Daniel Gregg.
TV Show: Peyton Place ( 1964 )
Peyton Place was America's first truly successful primetime serial. The series was the brainchild of veteran producer Paul Monash. Impressed with the success of Britain's monster hit Coronation Street, Monash wanted to import that UK series; however, ABC executives felt that US audiences would not cotton to the thick British accents and kitchen-sink drama. Monash countered with a slightly revamped version of Peyton Place, which had been a wildly popular novel by Grace Metalious and subsequent Hollywood film starring Lana Turner and Diane Varsi. While the book and series centered on the pious, hypocritical behavior of New England residents, the TV series eschewed most of that lasciviousness and told the story of life in a small New England village. In many ways, the TV program resembled a dramatic version of The Andy Griffith Show, featuring a recurring cast of warm, sympathetic characters.
TV Show: The Invisible Man ( 1975 )
1970s sci-fi adventure, inspired by the H.G. Wells story The Invisible Man. It starred David McCallum as Dr. Daniel Westin, who after finding out that his experiments into invisiblity were going to be used for military purposes, he destroys his lab and records - leaving him permanantly invisible and on the run.
TV Show: Gidget ( 1965 )
Surf-mad, boy-crazy Gidget's adventures in school, at home and on the beach form the basis of this 1960s series starring a young Sally Field.
TV Show: Flipper ( 1964 )
Flipper was an adventure series that aired on NBC from 1964-1967.Flipper is a bottlenose dolphin and is the companion of Porter Ricks. Ricks is the Chief Warden at fictional Coral Key Park and Marine Preserve in southern Florida, where he lives with his two young sons, Sandy and Bud.
TV Show: Sesame Street ( 1969 )
Sesame Street is a widely recognized and perpetually daring experiment in educational children's programming. This show has taken popular-culture and turned it upside-down. The fast-paced advertisements that had parents of the new era worrying for their children were the basis for the original format of this show. The show has often satirized pop culture, and made itself easier for parents to watch along too. And thus, the positive impact this show has had on modern society is beyond another. No show is more recognized the world over by as many generations and walks of life. Shown in its original format or with changes to reflect a regional education focus, Sesame Street is now seen in over 140 countries. The show that Entertainment Weekly named the "20th Best Ever Show" has changed the education scene to focus on "entertainment". This has turned out to be a valuable theory that not only...
TV Show: Father Knows Best ( 1954 )
Father Knows Best portrayed a family that was surprising similar to real people. The parents managed to ride through almost any family situation without violent injury to their dignity, and the three Anderson youngsters were presented as decently behaved children who respected and loved their parents. A newspaper critic at the time wrote that "Jim Anderson may be the first intelligent father permitted on TV since they invented the thing".
TV Show: The Honeymooners ( 1952 )
Ralph Kramden is a New York bus driver who dreams of a better life. With his eccentric good friend, Ed Norton the sewer worker, he constantly tries crackpot schemes to strike it rich. All the while, his exasperated wife, Alice, is always there to bring him down to earth or to pick him up if he beats her to it. For as much as they fight, even dunderhead Ralph knows that she is the greatest and vice versa.
TV Show: Here Come the Brides ( 1968 )
The Bolt brothers own a mountain and logging camp in Seattle, and as the area's only employer, the brothers borrow money and head east to bring back a shipload of lovely ladies to boost morale. But if any of the women leave Seattle within a year, the Bolts lose their mountain to the man that lent them the money.
TV Show: The Little Rascals ( 1922 )
Television syndication package of the classic 1929-1938 shorts from the "Our Gang Comedies" movie series.The Little Rascals, also known as "Our Gang", was an American comedy series about a group of poor neighborhood children and the adventures they shared together. It began as a series of short films in the 1920s, and was brought to television in the 1950s. The first short aired 09/01/1922.The syndicated TV series package aired in 1955.The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection spans the years of 1929-1938. This collections contains all 80 of the original Little Rascals theatrical talkies.
TV Show: Manimal ( 1983 )
Manimal centers on the character Dr. Jonathan Chase, a shape-shifting man who possessed the ability to turn himself into any animal he chose. He used this ability to help the police solve crimes.
TV Show: Car 54, Where Are You? ( 1961 )
Car 54, Where Are You? features the misadventures of two of New York's finest in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Gunther Toody, a short, stocky and dim-witted henpecked husband, is partnered with Francis Muldoon, a tall, lanky and smart bachelor.
TV Show: Make Room for Daddy ( 1953 )
Make Room for Daddy followed the misadventures in the lives of the Williams family. Danny Williams, a nightclub entertainer, (a character almost identical to that of Danny Thomas himself) tries to strike a balance between family life and the entertainment business.
TV Show: Mister Ed ( 1961 )
Architect Wilbur Post (Alan Young, The Time Machine) and his wife Carol (Connie Hines) move into a beautiful new home complete with a barn in the backyard. When Wilbur takes a look in his new barn, he finds that the former owner left his horse behind. This horse is no ordinary horse . . . he can talk, but only to Wilbur, which leads to all sorts of misadventures for Wilbur and his trouble-making sidekick Mister Ed.
TV Show: The Mickey Mouse Club ( 1955 )
The Mickey Mouse Club was an American variety television show that aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996. Created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions, the program was first televised from 1955 to 1959 by ABC, featuring a regular but ever-changing cast of mostly teen performers.
TV Show: Nanny and the Professor ( 1970 )
Phoebe Figalilly mysteriously appears on the doorstep of Professor Harold Everett, just when he needed a Nanny most for his three children. Gifted with mysterious powers, Nanny keeps the Professor and the children on their toes and soon wins them over with "a little bit of faith and lots of love".
TV Show: The Phil Silvers Show ( 1955 )
Classic military comedy set on the fictional Army base of Fort Baxter in Kansas and featuring Sgt. Ernest Bilko, a fast-talking sharpster who would do anything to make an extra buck. Colonel Hall was Bilko's harried commanding officer who often found himself stuck in the middle of Bilko's schemes.
TV Show: The Dean Martin Show ( 1965 )
Dean Martin is the only story here. This very entertaining variety show features Martin singing old favorites, teaming up with other stars to sing duets, teaming up with comedy greats to put on hilarious skits and being surrounded by a bevy of chorus girls known as the Golddiggers.
TV Show: Wacky Races ( 1968 )
The Wacky Races are a series of car competitions in which 11 racers compete. The rules are extremely lax and allow for almost any vehicle design, power system and a wide range of tactics like combat and shortcuts. Despite this loose rule structure, competitors Dick Dastardly and his dog sidekick, Muttley, are still determined to cheat in their own ineffectual way.
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