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Ahhh, the duck! "Say the secret word and win $100(?)" Not sure on the amount; that was about 60 years ago.


@wmolson  Wow has it been that long? LOL. 😂

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Ah the duck! that was the 'Best of Groucho' with Groucho Marx and his sidekick/announcer George Fenneman. Fenneman would announce the contestants and say 'come on out and meet Groucho Marx. The contestants came out and Groucho wotld say 'say the secret word and the duck will come down and pay you $50.00 dollars, it's acommon thing you see every day". The secret word could be anything and if the contestants said the word and it could be something really obscure, the stuffed duck came down and the music started. A bit of real obscure tv trivia from the late 1950's
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Ahhh, the duck! "Say the secret word and win $100(?)" Not sure on the amount; that was about 60 years ago.

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I remember having to alternate "Zorro" (my show) with Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" (my Dad's show) because they were on at the same time. He was kind to me that way; not insisting on watching his show every week.


@wmolson  Do you remember "the duck" with the secret word?  I think it was a duck 😀

 

 

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I remember having to alternate "Zorro" (my show) with Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" (my Dad's show) because they were on at the same time. He was kind to me that way; not insisting on watching his show every week.

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Loved the poetry quoting mercenary, Paladin. But my favorite westerns were the neglected Sam Peckinpah "Westerner"  with Brian Keith and the melancholy "Outlaws"..

 


We saw Paladin for the first time a few weeks back while staying in Utah. We were pretty amused to see such an old show playing back to back. And yes: remarkably uncomplicated programming and acting. 

 

 

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I vaguely remember watching 'What's My Line' '50-'57,John Daly was the host.

The regular panelists were:

Arlene Francis

Bennett Cerf

Dorothy Kilgallen

Steve Allen

I do remember watching'Howdy Doody Show' '47-'60. When I was watching in the late 50's,didn't know "Buffalo Bob Smith' was from my hometown,Buffalo,NY,he created "HD'. One of the actors who played 'Clarabell the Clown" was Bob Keeshian who went on to fame as 'Capt Kangeroo'.

I do remember watching'To Tell The Truth''56-'68,Bud Collyer hosted,Garry Moore took over '69-'77.The regular panelists were:

Peggy Cass

Kitty Carlisle

Tom Poston

I've watched the updated version of this show with Anthony Anderson as host,sometimes its good depending on who the panelists are. Sue

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   I was thinking the other day about a tv show I enjoyed as a child.  It was called Beat the Clock, and audience members were chosen to attempt to do things in a different way, such as being seated instead of being able to walk - or using their feet instead of their hands.  After watching the show, I used a rubber band to fasten a pencil between my toes and attempted to write that way.  More recently I have used a cane to move a hanger with a sweater on it from one place to another and had to laugh out loud while doing that.

   As a child I also enjoyed  watching What's My Line? and To Tell the Truth.  

   There was another show that came on after school and featured cowboy shows but also had a segment showing cattle brands and how they were designed.  I enjoyed the creativity of the designs but didn't like to think of the cattle being hurt.  I would have preferred that the brands be drawn on with a magic marker, which we didn't have yet at that time as I recall.  I think the name of that tv show was Western Roundup

    I also liked Howdy Doody and especially liked Princess Summerfallwinterspring on that show.


I liked What's My Line as Well and

omg Howdy Doody!

 

 

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I Love Lucy

 

https://youtu.be/8NPzLBSBzPI

 

 

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   I was thinking the other day about a tv show I enjoyed as a child.  It was called Beat the Clock, and audience members were chosen to attempt to do things in a different way, such as being seated instead of being able to walk - or using their feet instead of their hands.  After watching the show, I used a rubber band to fasten a pencil between my toes and attempted to write that way.  More recently I have used a cane to move a hanger with a sweater on it from one place to another and had to laugh out loud while doing that.

   As a child I also enjoyed  watching What's My Line? and To Tell the Truth.  

   There was another show that came on after school and featured cowboy shows but also had a segment showing cattle brands and how they were designed.  I enjoyed the creativity of the designs but didn't like to think of the cattle being hurt.  I would have preferred that the brands be drawn on with a magic marker, which we didn't have yet at that time as I recall.  I think the name of that tv show was Western Roundup

    I also liked Howdy Doody and especially liked Princess Summerfallwinterspring on that show.

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