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Alistair Hosie
11-01-2006, 02:49 PM
I watched a showing of the Lone Ranger and Tonto tonight ,the last time I saw it was 50 years ago when I was 5 has anyone ever seen anything which they havent seen for years,sure is spooky.Alistair

pwilson1204
11-01-2006, 03:29 PM
What did the Lone Ranger say to Tonto on their way to the salvage yard?

To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump dump!

Best regards,



pwilson1204

pcarpenter
11-01-2006, 03:40 PM
Alistair-- I know what you mean, although I would have to say that a lot of things that I haven't seen since I was a kid seem in some way "smaller" as an adult. I don't mean in size necessarily, but rather that the "gloss" they held in my nostalgic mind wasn't really there when I saw them again as an adult. Things are bigger than life when we are kids and maybe that is a good way to remember them.

I am 40 which means that I was a small kid back in the early 70's. Stuff like the Lone Ranger was in reruns by then, but many shows older than myself were, so I remember those reruns even as a part of my childhood too. I remember fondly watching the Andy Griffith Show, for example and still have a nostalgic place for it, even though they were a few years old when I saw them. Now kids watch ....well...I don't even know what they watch for sure, but it is probably Teletubbies or Transformer's or some such crap. I am not sure I want to be part of the world where kids look nostalgically at stuff that is really such crap. Or...perhaps nostalgia is coming to an end because the things that today's kids have will never be worth remembering fondly.

Here's to the Lone Ranger, Gilligan, Dennis the Menace, Our Miss Brooks, The Beaver, Barney Fife and the robot from Lost in Space.

Paul

Allan Waterfall
11-01-2006, 03:46 PM
Hopalong Cassidy was better.:D

Allan

Frank Ford
11-01-2006, 04:10 PM
Me know what you mean, kemo sabe. Many things smaller (house, street) than in old days, some things bigger (trees). Head hurt when think about it.

Me go into town to see what's happening. . .

miker
11-01-2006, 04:12 PM
Crusader Rabbit, Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Untouchables,77 Sunset Strip, Sea Hunt,Dobbie Gilliss(sp?) with Mainard G Crebbs are some that I liked. It would be good to get all of the Untouchables series with Robert Stack on DVD.:)

Rgds

topct
11-01-2006, 04:23 PM
http://www.tvdvdfavorites.com/?gclid=CK3ZlOHgpogCFTsSGAod3CkfPQ

Next question please. :D

That's the first one I clicked on when I googled, Untouchables DVD.

They have all twenty seasons of Gunsmoke.

Tom Buchanan
11-01-2006, 04:30 PM
I liked Cheyenne,laramie,wagon train,lawman,and the virginian.If The Lone Ranger was on today,the pc bunch would go nuts.seemed like Kemo Sabay was always telling Tonto to build a fire,he had to go to town.

Alistair Hosie
11-01-2006, 05:49 PM
77 sunset strip click your fingers and remember was it Cookie my sister was in love with him I was in love with haley mills I thought she was beautiful at age 6 or 7 and remember I love lucy that's back on here we had andy pandy and the flower pot men ( no drugs ) :D Who remembers Tamy as in tamies in love I was 6 when that came out I cried all the way home from the cinema :D Alistair

Alistair Hosie
11-01-2006, 05:50 PM
:D Alistair

madman
11-01-2006, 05:51 PM
Revenge Of The Vibro Mamas a lesbian porn movie. I first viewed it when a bunch of us were 11 years old. Never forgot it. It kinda scared us a little back then if i remember correctly.

wierdscience
11-01-2006, 07:24 PM
I remember cartoons you don't see anymore.Popeye,Bugs Bunny,Tom&Jerry.Todays cartoons are poorly drawn and completely stupid.

T.J.Hooker!:D Starsky & Hutch and everybodies favorite................Hawaii 5'O:D

jimmstruk
11-01-2006, 07:33 PM
How about the road runner?? beep beep JIM

miker
11-01-2006, 07:42 PM
Gene, thanks for the site with the Untouchables DVD. $300+ US dollars!!! I'll have to think on that one for a bit:)
Alistair, Tamy was great. I had the 45rpm record of the song. I'm 56. My older brother bought a bright blue Cookie jacket. Really cool back then. Memories:)

Rgds

Tinkerer
11-01-2006, 07:46 PM
Snaggle Pusse... UnderDog... Gomer Pyle... McKale's (sp) Navy... Ba Ba Black Sheep... The Outer Limits... Night Gallery :eek:

C - ROSS
11-01-2006, 08:51 PM
Hey yu all missed Red Ryder & Little Beaver, the Cisco Kid, Roy and Gene and a bunch of others including Andy Devine.

Ross

charlie coghill
11-01-2006, 09:17 PM
Try the old radio shows that some one posted a link to sometime back. Now that will date you.

Lew Hartswick
11-01-2006, 09:45 PM
Hopalong Cassidy was better.:D

Allan

You youngsters. Tom Mix was even better. :-)
...lew... 74

jim davies
11-01-2006, 10:08 PM
Cartoons...anyone remember the WW2 vintage cartoons in reruns during the sixties? talk about politically incorrect

dp
11-01-2006, 11:42 PM
Amos and Andy was a great TV show and is hard to find now on DVD. Not politically correct, don'tcha know.

Cowboy/Cowgirl...... Horse's name
Tom Mix................ Tony
Gene Autry............ Champ
Hoppy................... Topper
Cisco Kid............... Diablo
Pancho.................. Loco
Tonto.................... Scout
Dale Evans............. Buttermilk
Roy Rogers............ Trigger
Pat Brady.............. Nellie Bell (It was a jeep)
Johnny Mac Brown...
Bob Steele.............
The Range Rider.....

Anyone remember 'Victory at Sea', Omnibus, Cecil and Beanie, 'Terry and the Pirates', Captain Midnight!, Mr. Peepers, 'The Life of Riley', the list goes on.....

The Space Cadet,

Norman Atkinson
11-02-2006, 05:08 AM
Lew,
You must have great courage- to mention Tom Mix.
I muddled my old brain and googled madly when Allan brought in Hopalong Cassidy and thought did I really see Tom Mix.

In a vague forgotten world, I saw him in England at the Empire Theatre in Newcastle on stage- with a horse. Which one is just a guess but it had 4 legs and I cannot recall whether 2 had blazes on its legs.

Alistair uses the word spooky. I was watching Christopher Lee this morning and he is 84. I have a ghost story- and one which was and is real. Anyone want the story?

Err, Cheers

Norm

Your Old Dog
11-02-2006, 05:24 AM
Sky King and Penny? No body mentioned it. It should be right there with The Long Ranger, Cisco Kid, Roy Rogers and Howdy Dowdy. Penny was really hot, though at the time I didn't know why :D Annette Founecello was hot too and my little bike couldn't carry me up the hill fast enough from school to get in front of the set to watch her ! (thank you Walt!)

Actually I think I was blessed to grow up with hero's I could actually emulate. None of yesterdays hero's spoke with strange voices that Madison Avenue Ad types had zeroed in on that caused kids to stare harder at the screen. I could pretend to be all my childhood heros' except maybe Superman. I had to wait much later to when I got married to play Superman :D

52-54 years later I still watch these programs when they are on and I marvel at how easy it was to tell the bad guys from the good guys.

TECHSHOP
11-02-2006, 05:34 AM
Please do tell your story, it is a bit late for the Holiday (funny, calling 31 OCT, a "holy day", no?). I seem to have out lived all my heros, many of them were gone younger than I am now. I have to get some sleep, so I won't be back online till Sunday or Monday.

John Stevenson
11-02-2006, 07:14 AM
77 sunset strip click your fingers and remember was it Cookie my sister was in love with him I was in love with haley mills I thought she was beautiful at age 6 or 7 and remember I love lucy that's back on here we had andy pandy and the flower pot men ( no drugs ) :D Who remembers Tamy as in tamies in love I was 6 when that came out I cried all the way home from the cinema :D Alistair

Daft bat........................


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John Stevenson
11-02-2006, 07:20 AM
I remember cartoons you don't see anymore.Popeye,Bugs Bunny,Tom&Jerry.Todays cartoons are poorly drawn and completely stupid.



Oh you mean the Simpson's ?

Just think, if we had had Health and Safety back in those days Wille Coyote would have been locked away and Laura and Tommy would still be here.

.

Boomer
11-02-2006, 07:45 AM
Saw an episode of the old Superman series last week, I never thought of Lois Lane as "HOT" way back when... the phrase "Pop your magic twangy Froggie" had a whole different meaning.

Bruce

Alguy
11-02-2006, 09:08 AM
We do see things differntly after 50 years,, Lois hott! who would thought that then.. my biggest surprise was when superman was found dead,,, i knew
Kryptonite was involved ,,, kept waiting for that information in the news,, it never came ,,,,eventually i found out he was mortal!

Malc-Y
11-02-2006, 09:22 AM
There used to be a childrens cartoon series on British television called 'Captain Pugwash', amongst the characters in it were 'Master Bates', 'Seaman Staines' and 'Roger the cabin boy'!

Malc. :)

Tom Buchanan
11-02-2006, 09:28 AM
Gunsmoke was sponsored by L&M cigarettes...........the first tv I saw had a round screen and weighed about 300 lbs.thans for the trip down memory lane,Alistair.

Evan
11-02-2006, 09:37 AM
"Tonto! We are surrounded by indians!"

"What do you mean 'we', white man?"

john hobdeclipe
11-02-2006, 09:38 AM
The movie "Jet Pilot" was filmed in the early 50's and not released until 1957. I saw it with my father and grandfather at the old "Super 40" drive in theater, near Wolfhurst, Ohio. I was seven at the time. I've always remembered a few scenes from it...When the Russian pilot takes off her helmet and the Americans realize she is a she. And the scene where they fly into a cloud bank to lose their chasers as they are returning to the U.S.

Earlier this year I saw a copy on DVD at a used book store, so I bought it and watched it for the first time after nearly 50 years. It was like a two hour deja vu.

It's typical 50's hokey plot and stinted, contrived dialogue, starring some girl and that Wayne guy, but the flight scenes are great...F-86 Sabres, a B-36 in flight, and even some shots of the X-1 in flight.


I watched a showing of the Lone Ranger and Tonto tonight ,the last time I saw it was 50 years ago when I was 5 has anyone ever seen anything which they havent seen for years,sure is spooky.Alistair
50 + 5? Come on, Alistair, you can't be that old! :confused:

mjydrafter
11-02-2006, 09:42 AM
Don't fret too much for the young of today. My boys (6-4) love the old Tom & Jerrys, Scooby-Doo, and Seasame St. Seasame St even has the same people that were on when I was a kid...

They Love a new one called "Bigfoot presents: Meteor and friends". It's about young monster trucks.

My 4 year old absolutely loves the show "how its made" on discovery and the science channel.

To keep it machining related, on "how its made" the other night, they showed how end mills are made. I thought that was pretty cool, and so did the boys. The 6 year old said "those are like what you have in the basement for cutting metal". They were making a huge endmill on the program that wouldn't have fit anywhere on my mini mill. Probably around a 2" end mill.

Alistair Hosie
11-02-2006, 09:50 AM
I can't believe sir John can't admit he cried when he saw Tamies in LOve:DAlistair ps tell us your ghost story Norm me old flower

dp
11-02-2006, 10:12 AM
Where are they today?

Just for the fun of it, a recent story of Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane from the 1950's Superman television series: http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/45668.html

lynnl
11-02-2006, 10:25 AM
As for cartoons, for my money the best of the lot was Henry the Chicken Hawk and Foghorn J. Leghorn.

"...I.say..I. say boy, feel o'my wing! You don't want me, you want a nice tender pheaaasant!".."

And another good one was this old lady and her dog Precious. Can't remember the name of it now, but Precious would create all kinds of mischief and another pet would get blamed for it.

Ian B
11-02-2006, 10:38 AM
Anyone in the UK remember this?

http://homepages.tesco.net/~space.patrol/SpacePatrol/VV.htm

I was 5 at the time...

ulav8r
11-02-2006, 10:56 AM
I did not see many of them but Felix the Cat was one of the best, at least as good as Foghorn Leghorn and Pepe Lepiux? Woody Woodpecker and Roadrunner rounded out the top five.

BudB
11-02-2006, 11:14 AM
Amen to Skyking! How about Rescue 8?

Cecil Walker
11-02-2006, 11:24 AM
Anyone remember Yancey Derringer? what was his sidekick's name?

Or a western: Colt 45?

Man with a Camera? Charles Bronson i think?

Evan
11-02-2006, 12:39 PM
I spent a couple of weeks in Toronto some years back on a training course. They put us up at the Sutton Place Hotel downtown which is the favorite place for all the movie people to stay. I usually eat in at the hotels I stay at because of my dietary requirements. While I was there I ran into movie director Gary Nelson in the bar. He has a gimped leg and so doesn't go out much either. We ended up having dinner together for the next couple of weeks.

He has directed more stuff than you can count including episodes of Happy Days, Gunsmoke, Have Gun-Will Travel, F Troop, Gilligans Island, Gomer Pyle-USMC, Get Smart and a ton of others. We had a good time chatting about old TV and movies and he had a lot of great stories to tell about various actors. He is a really nice guy compared to some of the people I have heard of in the movie business.

rollin45
11-02-2006, 01:32 PM
I haven't seen any of the Flash Gordon cliffhangers in years, but I always get a smile when I think of them.

Ming the Merciless, Dr.Zarkoff and all the rest, ... the old rocket ship lifting off with the smoke curling toward the top of the picture.

Ol' Flash he was a quick one too with his fists,, didn't matter the odds or enemy first thing he would do is pop the bad guy right in the snoot!

good times

rollin'

Peter N
11-02-2006, 01:44 PM
Anyone in the UK remember this?

http://homepages.tesco.net/~space.patrol/SpacePatrol/VV.htm

I was 5 at the time...

Can't remember that one, but what about Fireball XL5? And those really neat hover-scooters they flitted about on?
At least we still get re-runs of Thunderbirds (and I watch them with the kids..) and Doctor Who is back on screen again.

Peter

Evan
11-02-2006, 02:03 PM
Ok rollin'

Maybe you can answer a question that has been bugging me for at least 50 years. When I was a small child I was sometimes allowed to watch TV at my grandmothers house. I was watching Flash Gordon one day and he was strapped into a seat and a death ray was focused on his chest. He was starting to feel the pain and there was no apparent way for him to escape. Just when it seemed that he couldn't take any more my grandmother decided this was too much for a 6 year old and switched the TV off. I never found out what happened.

Do you know? :D

C - ROSS
11-02-2006, 02:09 PM
Evan
I can't remember that episode but I can tell you that he lived to fight another day.

Ross

Tinkerer
11-02-2006, 02:54 PM
Ok rollin'

Maybe you can answer a question that has been bugging me for at least 50 years. When I was a small child I was sometimes allowed to watch TV at my grandmothers house. I was watching Flash Gordon one day and he was strapped into a seat and a death ray was focused on his chest. He was starting to feel the pain and there was no apparent way for him to escape. Just when it seemed that he couldn't take any more my grandmother decided this was too much for a 6 year old and switched the TV off. I never found out what happened.

Do you know? :D
Even not sure... but most likely the niece of Ming ( who had the hots for Flash ) agreed to help the Blonde hottie Dale ( I think? ). The Death Ray cuts the straps as its moving away... ( funny that it would not poke a hole right thru Flash ) I guess the power had to ramp up. They run to the space ship and fly away... hottie huggin' onto Flash stage right. Roll credits.

Some others... Kolbachec (sp) ( The crime reporter that always run into zombies and such )... Untouchables... Rocketeer or was it RocketMan?... Mr Magoo. Then we had the cheezzie Japanese Monster Flicks. :D

pcarpenter
11-02-2006, 03:54 PM
That was The Night Stalker with Darren McGavin who is one of my favorite actors. I remember seeing that as a kid. He played Carl Kolchak My mom did not want me watching it as a kid, but my Dad loved it so I saw plenty of it. I remember how eerie the show was. It got its eerieness not from the blood and gore you saw, but from what you didn't see.

I remember watching the X files for the first time years later and remarking to myself how it reminded me of The Night Stalker for just that reason. Later, when reading an interview with Chris Carter, he mentioned The Night Stalker as being an influence...for just that reason.

ABC tried a modern version will beautiful people last year...and it sucked...and apparently failed. It needed a Darren McGavin type and less trendiness and youth.
Paul

rollin45
11-02-2006, 04:35 PM
Sorry Evan,
My television as a youngster was hit and miss, mostly miss as there was usually something else to do. I do remember seeing perhaps 10 or 12 "episodes" though of Flash. Pretty spotty now though on the details.

I do remember seeing my first color television, my grandmother had one, big ol' RCA. I have it sitting over in the corner of the basement. As I got a bit older, the programs to watch were those broadcast in color, content was not a big factor for a while.

Now I have a Direct TV satellite connection, probably hundreds of channels and my viewing is limited to once in a great while, the wife enjoys it.

Its a shame in a way, potentially a great medium, trouble is, content is driven by advertising revenue and lowest common denominator for the most part.

happy trails'
rollin'

Alistair Hosie
11-02-2006, 05:33 PM
I remember that episode very clearly or easonably clearly Flash was hanging in front of a giant electric fire with all three bars aburning then it packed in for the week as it always did will he surviiiiiive dah dahn (music:D) the next week someone came to his rescue funny thats the one showing I remember .Alistair

menace
11-02-2006, 09:44 PM
Does anyone remember "Earthmovers" with Keenan Wynn? Probably put some kind of sublymal pattern in my subconcious for my future!! Casey Jones was on right after that! What more could a small kid want on TV but bulldozers and steam engines!!!

SJorgensen
11-04-2006, 03:24 AM
I liked all of those too. I've often wondered why the Flash Gordon people didn't film the space ship turned 90 degrees from horizontal. At least that way the smoke wouldn't rise from the exhaust it but it would appear to streak straight out from the ship.

Some of my favorites have always been Perry Mason and the Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone. I recently bought the Sherlock Holmes collection but there just aren't enough of them.

Spence

John Stevenson
11-04-2006, 03:39 AM
Ok rollin'

Maybe you can answer a question that has been bugging me for at least 50 years. When I was a small child I was sometimes allowed to watch TV at my grandmothers house. I was watching Flash Gordon one day and he was strapped into a seat and a death ray was focused on his chest. He was starting to feel the pain and there was no apparent way for him to escape. Just when it seemed that he couldn't take any more my grandmother decided this was too much for a 6 year old and switched the TV off. I never found out what happened.

Do you know? :D

He became a service tech for Xerox :D



.

speedsport
11-04-2006, 06:39 AM
The Lone Ranger got really upset when he found out that KemoSabe meant a$$hole in Tonto's indian dialect.

speedsport
11-04-2006, 09:54 PM
and don't forget Lash Larue!!

chardy
11-08-2006, 09:43 PM
Hoppy was pretty good,but how he kept that black outfit clean,I don't know. Lone Ranger started in Detroit on radio,with Brace Bemmer.The radio program stayed on even when the TV program was on! Bemer had one of those marvelous voices,it really worked on radio.Yes I am old!Our first TV programs came on at 4pm and stopped at 11pm,two stations.Clayton Moore was the TV Lone Ranger and faithful Tonto was Jay Silverheels,Meet them a couple of times and in person they were impresive men.Tall and good shape,also very professional,always gave (audigraphs)I wish I could find the ones I had gotten from them.Sad part was when HOLLYWOOD directors bought rights to make movie 70's or 80's(terrible and forgetable) Clayton Moore could not wear mask,that He made famous,for any public appearances.So the bad guys won,for awhile,like I said the movie stunk!!!

Wirecutter
11-09-2006, 10:39 AM
The Lone Ranger got really upset when he found out that KemoSabe meant a$$hole in Tonto's indian dialect.

Actually, kimosabe (sp?) means something like "knows all" in Spanish, and tanto means "dumb". I can remember seeing old "Cowboys and Indians" movies where the indians actually spoke (American accented) Spanish.

All that back before Cultural Sensitivity was invented. Ever notice how Blacks (African Americans, back then they were called Negroes) were regarded in the old Tarzan movies? It was worse than being a red-shirt in the old Star Trek.

-Mark

lynnl
11-09-2006, 11:12 AM
Evan's comment about being left forever in the dark about Flash Gordon's outcome reminds me of a similar story.

When I was about 10 or 12 (mid '50s), for a couple of summers some guy came around and showed outdoor movies every Saturday night at my little home town. He had a pretty big screen mounted on two tall poles (probably 20-30 ft high) in a vacant lot right in front of our house, and a couple of loudspeakers for the sound. There was always a good turnout, nearly the whole town (3-400 or so), plus others from miles around. I think the charge was about 10 or 15 cents per head, and he also sold some drinks, candy, etc.

The main feature(s) were always preceded by some cartoons and a serial, action film. The last year the serial was about the "Green Archer". In one episode long about early September, the serial feature left us dangling, with the Green Archer trapped in a chamber with water flooding in, and up to his nose, with no imagineable way to escape. As I recall, the next weekend was a rainout, so there was no movies.

That was the last we ever saw of the guy!!

Some of the townsfolk would've probably tarred & feathered him if he'd ever showed up again. Everybody was P.O.ed. I'd hear my Dad, and others grumbling about that for years and years. Seems funny now, but no one was laughing about it back then. :D :D

Norman Atkinson
11-09-2006, 12:21 PM
Just to digress( for a change), our local flea pit which showed Flash Gordon allowed the kids in the Saturday matinee on bringing in - empty jam jars for re-cycling.

I was doing a spot of history and wonder whether any of you oldies remember the late Will Hay who made scores of films and was also with Fred Karno. How I remember him was because he was an astronomer as well as a comedian. He had his observatory just outside our RAF Station at Hendon.
Hay died just before I arrived there in 1949.

Dating myself, I recall seeing Joe E Brown in the stage play of Harvey whilst I was at Hendon. Somewhere in past posts, I have mentioned this wonderful American comedian.

For the same somewhat elderly generation is the TV comedian called Jimmy Edwards. He appeared as a heavily moustached school master complete with cane and desk which had a beer tap conveniently placed. Whack-oh!
On Friday the 13th October last, somebody from my Squadron unearthed a RAF Squadron plaque for No 271( or Death) Squadron with two names underneath it. The first was the David( Lumme) Lord, Victoria Cross and the second was James O'Neill Edwards, Master of Arts, Cantab and Distinguished Flying Cross. Jimmy and 'Lumme' had taken their burning DC3's into the Hell of Arnhem( a Bridge To Far) and he jumps each year in the re-enactment.
Of course, it would not be the same were it not for the help of the Dutch.
Lien Esau, the then little Dutch girl who tended our wounded blew us all a kiss as she walked past with Frank who is a member of our Squadron.

Not quite a ghost story- but Hay did appear in "The Ghost Train"

Norm

speedsport
11-09-2006, 02:24 PM
trivia question: What was the actors name that played "Little Beaver" in movies about a zillion years ago?

topct
11-09-2006, 03:22 PM
"What was the actors name that played "Little Beaver" in movies about a zillion years ago?"

That would be little Bobby (Robert) Blake.

lynnl
11-09-2006, 03:55 PM
Refresh my memory... wasn't Little Beaver Red Ryder's sidekick?

topct
11-09-2006, 04:35 PM
There were several short features (under an hour) that were made with more than one actor playing Red Rider and Bobby Blake as Little Beaver.

If I remember right they were meant to be shown in theaters as a double feature or an opening feature for another movie. That's where I saw them.

I was very lucky when growing up as my parents treated movies like most people treat TV. They had to go and they had to see. My mother was a movie star dictionary who especially made a point of telling us kids about how important the supporting actors played in the making of movies.

What's neat is that a huge variety of this kind of stuff is out there. And the economy of DVD makes it easy to get.

speedsport
11-09-2006, 05:22 PM
topct,
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