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I think of "early TV" as late 40s-early 50s.  My memories of TV in this time are precious, because I got to see so little of it.  Hartford,  CT had no station then.  I only saw TV when visiting grandmothers in New York or Pittsburgh.  I cherish shows like "the Honeymooners' (which actually started as a "bit" on the Jackie Gleason show) and Kukla Fran & Ollie (both released now on DVD).  But I long to see again another "puppet show" Johnny Jupiter, but have never been able to secure any video release of same).  Puppet shows like cartoons are mostly dependant on the quality of their writing and I never liked "kidstuff" that talked down to me, like Hanna-Barbera cartoons.  In the 50s, NY stations showed the old theatrical cartoons- Warner Bros. (talking pre-1950), Paramount, etc. as well as the Fleischer classics.  These were made for adult appeal and reflected sometimes very specific historical events like the depression and WWII. 

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Carol Burnet , Ed Sulivan and Sammy Terry.

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If you like Combat, how about the Rat Patrol?
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Father Knows Best, Leave It to Beaver, and Marcus Welby, MD.

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If you lived around a Deetroit, you had your lunch watching Soupy Sales with his buddies White Fang, Black Tooth, and Willie the Worm (sickest worm in Deetroit, Ah Choo).  You would see Soupy doing the Soupy Shuffle!  


Soupy Sales. I havnt heard that name in years!

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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And The Defenders!

 

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Primetime favorites included, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jackie Gleason Show (not to be confused with the "Honeymooners" which was also a staple!), The Jetsons --seems so lame now! :-0), Bonaza, Dr. Kildaire, Ben Casey, oh the list goes on & on! I need parameters! LOL

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Does anyone remember Wonderama with Sonny Fox on Saturday morning? And of course there was Romper Room after "school". This was the 1st program that taught me how to handle change when the "star" was changed. Trivia question: what were the names of the teachers?

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Robert Stack's The Untouchables & Vic Morraw's Combat.

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If you lived around a Deetroit, you had your lunch watching Soupy Sales with his buddies White Fang, Black Tooth, and Willie the Worm (sickest worm in Deetroit, Ah Choo).  You would see Soupy doing the Soupy Shuffle!  

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