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Boomer TV: The Stuff We Watched - Part 2

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On these pages, we'll remind you about the television shows that made a permanent imprint on our minds. We have the cast, description, pictures, and in many cases, even the memorable theme music.

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On this page, we feature these shows (Scroll down to see what's on other pages):
77 Sunset Strip
All in the Family
The Andy Griffith Show
Andy's Gang
Batman
The Howdy Doody Show
Dragnet
Gomer Pyle
The Fugitive
Dick Van Dyke
Davy Crockett
Mr. Ed
The Brady Bunch
The Jackie Gleason Show
Lassie
Petticoat Junction
The Jeffersons
What's My Line?
I Love Lucy
Laugh-In
Make Room for Daddy
The Addams Family
The Real McCoys
The Life of Riley
Ben Casey
The Beverly Hillbillies
Sanford & Son
Dr. Kildare
Get Smart
Bewitched

This is the second installment of 100 of the best television shows of the boomer years.

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Andy's Gang

Description:
You have to be an early, early boomer to remember that "Andy's Gang" was once called "Smilin' Ed McConnell & His Gang." But old Smilin' Ed smiled his last in 1955, and for the next five years, Andy Devine, the character actor who played Jingles in the Wild Bill Hickock series, hosted a kids variety show. The regulars included Gunga Ram; Rama; Squeaky the Mouse; Midnight the cat; Old Grandie, the talking piano; and the one I remember, Froggie the Gremlin. "I got a gang; you got a gang; everybody's gotta' have a gang - good old Andy's Gang!" The bigtime sponsor was Buster Brown Shoes. NBC, 1955-1960.
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Batman
Cast:
Adam West - Batman/Bruce Wayne
Burt Ward - Robin/Dick Greyson
Yvonne Craig - Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
Alan Napier - Alfred, the Butler
Neil Hamilton - Commissioner Gordon
Burgess Meredith - The Penguin
Caesar Romero - The Joker
Frank Gorshin - The Riddler
Art Carney - The Archer

Description:
Batman first appeared in the comic strips in 1939. In the forties, Batman went to radio and movie serials. But for 26 months in the heart of the boomer years, Batman was the hottest thing on television. Many bigtime actors, including Ethyl Merman, Ida Lupino, Rudy Vallee, and Liberace, made appearances on Batman to remind boomers that they were still around. The Batman series was a comic strip brought to life. Pow! Bam! NBC, 1966-1968.
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The Howdy Doody Show
Cast:
Bob Smith - Buffalo Bob
Bob Keeshan - Clarabell Hornblower
Bob Nicholson - Clarabell Hornblower
Lou Anderson - Clarabell Hornblower
Bill Lecornec - Chief Thunderthud
Judy Tyler/Judy Marsh - Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring

Description:
The classic kids show of the fifties; Buffalo Bob toured with his show into the setenties, and made appearances until shortly before his death in the late 90s. The characters included puppets Howdy Doody; the mayor of Doodyville, Phineas T. Bluster; Flubadub; and Dilly Dally, a boy who wore a baseball cap... and could wiggle his ears. Howdy had a twin brother, Double Doody; and a cousin, Heidi Doody. A studio audience of screaming, excited kids in the Peanut Gallery kept things lively. Peanut Gallery members included actress Sigourney Weaver (daughter of NBC president, Pat Weaver), John Ritter (son of country star Tex Ritter), QB Joe Namath, baseball player Johnny Bench, and Andrew Hoover, the grandson of President Herbert Hoover. Howdy had 48 freckles, not coincidently, one for every state in the union at the time. Clarabell was a basically harmless mischief-maker, who sprayed seltzer water as a prank. Clarabell did not speak; he had a set of horns attached to his belt, one horn to signify yes, the other for no. On the final show in 1960, Clarabell did say 2 words: "Good-bye, kids." And that was that. NBC, 1947-1960. (The Howdy Doody show was the first NBC show to air five days a week and the first nationally televised children's television show, and the first television show broadcast in color. It was the first show ever to air more than 1,000 continuous episodes.)
77 Sunset Strip

Cast:
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - Stuart Bailey
Roger Smith - Jeff Spencer
Ed Byrnes - Kookie (Gerald Lloyd Kookson III)
Richard Long - Rex Randolph
Jacqueline Beer - Suzanne Fabray
Louis Quinn - Roscoe

Description:
This is the show that made detective work glamorous... and sexy. I mean, where else could a hunky parking lot attendant overnight turn into a top notch detective? Talk about making the most of a limited opportunity! ABC, 1958-1964.
All in the Family

Cast:
Carroll O'Connor - Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton - Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner - Mike Stivic
Sally Struthers - Gloria Stivic

Description:
"Oh, the way Glenn Miller played;
songs that made the hit parade;
Guys like us we had it made
Those were the days!"

And you knew who you were then;
Goils were goils and men were men;
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn't need no welfare state;
Everybody pulled his weight;
Gee our old LaSalle ran great;
Those were the days!"

This is the series that broke ground in all directions and defined television in the 70s: the language, the subject matter, the nature of the relationships. After "All in the Family," nothing was the same. Archie loved his wife, but called her "dingbat," and frequently told her to "stifle" herself. (Edith's maiden mame was Baines.) He loved his daughter and son in-law (the Meathead), too, but you had to look hard to see it. But that is why we loved Archie, in spite of his gross imperfections. The Bunkers lived at 704 Houser Street, Queens. Archie worked as a dock foreman for the Pendergast Tool and Dye Company. Later, he also moonlighted as a taxi cab driver. Mike Stivic was a perpetual student. Later in the series, the Stivics had a son they named Joey. The neighbors of color, the Jeffersons, bugged Archie so much that CBS gave them their own series. CBS, 1971-1980.

The Andy Griffith Show

Cast:
Andy Griffith - Sheriff Andy Taylor
Don Knotts - Deputy Barney Fife
Francis Bavier - Aunt Bea
Ronnie Howard - Opie Taylor
Howard McNair - Floyd Lawson, the town barber
Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle, gas station attendant
George Lindsey - Goober Pyle (Gomer's cousin)
Hal Smith - Otis Campbell, the town drunk

Description:
Could a program like "The Andy Griffith Show" make it in the 21st century? Hardly. That says a lot about us. This was a spinoff of "Make Room for Daddy," and turned into one of the most heartwarming shows of the sixties. Andy was a widower; Barney was actually a distant cousin of Andy's. (That explains a lot.) From there, the show was about family values in the small North Carolina town of Mayberry. Opie Taylor grew up in Mayberry in the sixties; so did I. What a delight! CBS, 1960-1968.
Dragnet
Cast:
Jack Webb - Joe Friday
Barton Yarborough - Ben Romero (1951)
Barney Philips - Sargeant Jabcobs (1952)
Ben Alexander - Officer Frank Smith (1952-1959)
Harry Morgan - Officer Bill Gannon (1967-1970)

Description:
"The story you are about to see is true; the names have ben changed to protect the innocent." Dragnet is one of those shows that went on and on. It was a straight-as-an-arrow cop show. Joe Friday was a stiff as a board. "Just the facts, ma'm; just the facts." He played by the book; but he always got his man. "My name is Friday; I wear a badge." Yep; Jack Webb, whose character wore badge 714, narrated the series, too. In later years, he was also the producer. The show went off the air in 1959, but found new life for another 3 years in 1967. NBC, 1951-1959; NBC, 1967-1970. BBHQ members can listen to the 4-note theme here:

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The Fugitive
Cast:
David Jansen - Dr. Richard Kimble
Barry Morse - Lt. Philip Gerard
Bil Raisch - Johnson, the 1-armed man
William Conrad - Narrator

Description:
Based very, very loosely on the true story of Cleveland Dr. Sam Sheperd, who claims that a bushy-haired man murdered his wife. We know that a 1-armed man killed Dr. Richard Kimble's wife. Kimble escapes after being convicted, and spends the entire series tracking down the killer. The series finale, in 1967, pulled one of the largest audiences in history. And yes, Dr. Kimble was vindicated. ABC, 1963-1967.
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Cast:
Jim Nabors - Pvt. Gomer Pyle
Frank Sutton - Sgt. Vincent Carter
Ronnie Schell - Duke Slatter
Ted Bessell - Frankie Lombardi

Description:
A spinoff of "The Andy Griffth Show," Gomer joins the Marines and spends 8 years at Camp Pendleton, Second Platoon, B Company. It's the same humor as "The Andy Griffith Show," without the Mayberry charm. CBS, 1964-1972.
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Cast:
Dick Van Dyke - Rob Petrie
Mary Tyler Moore - Laura Petrie
Morey Amsterdam - Buddy Sorrell
Rose Marie - Sally Rogers
Carl Reiner - Alan Brady
Larry Mathews - Richie Petrie

Description:
We're at 485 (or possibly 148) Bonnie Meadow Rd., New Rochelle, New York. Their telephone number was NEw Rochelle 6-9970. Rob Petrie is the head writer for "The Alan Brady Show." His wife, Laura, is the perfect wife, and later, mother to son Richie. This was a great show; a great cast, terrific writing... just plain, simple fun. CBS, 1961-1966.
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Davy Crockett

Cast:
Fess Parker - Davy Crockett
Buddy Ebsen - George Russell
Helen Stanley - Polly Crockett, Davy's wife

Description:
"Born on a mountain top in Tennessee," Davy Crockett was originally broadcast as part of the Mickey Mouse Club. Davy and his friend, George Russell (yep, the future Jed Clampett), help keep peace between the Indians and the ever-intrusive government.
"Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
Greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so he knew ev'ry tree
Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!

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Mr. Ed

Cast:
Alan Young - Wilbur Post
Connie Hines - Carol Post
Larry Keating - Roger Addison
Edna Skinner - Kay Addison

Description:
A horse is a horse, of course, of course..." In the mid-sixties, almost any goofy comedy with a twist could make it. The twist here was a horse that could talk, but only to Wilbur.... and he had an attitude, too. (The horse, not Wilbur; Wilbur was a woos.) During the day, Wilbur was an architect. After hours, he talked to his horse. "Mr. Ed" was actually very funny. CBS, 1961-1966.
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The Brady Bunch

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Cast:
Florence Henderson - Carol Brady
Robert Reed - Mike Brady
Ann B. Davis - Alice
Maureen McCormack - Marcia Brady
Eve Plumb - Janice Brady
Susan Olsen - Cindy Brady
Barry Williams - Greg Brady
Christopher Knight - Peter Brady
Michael Lookinland - Bobby Brady

Description:
The funny, pleasant side of a blended family... how it should be be. This series took on a tough subject and handled it well, if a little simplistically. The Brady's lived on Clinton Avenue in Los Angeles. Michael was an architect. Carol was one busy wife and mother. ABC, 1969-1974.
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The Jackie Gleason Show

Cast and Description:
"How sweet it is!" After his success with "The Honeymooners," Jackie Gleason hosted several variety shows; Jackie was always at the center. The second cast of the Honeymooner's segment included Jackie, Art Carney, Jane Kean (as Trixie), and Shelia MacRae (as Alice). Jackie also played The Poor Soul and Regie, Reginald Van Gleason. In the Joe the Bartender segment, Frank Fontaine played Crazy Googenheim; the unseen visitor at the bar was Mr. Dunahee; the song Joe sang at the beginning of the segment was "My Gal Sal." The June Taylor Dancers provided terrific dance routines, often shown from an overhead camera. The music was by Sammy Spear and his orchestra. Jackie knew how to put on a show! And put on he did! "And awayyyyyy we go!"
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Lassie
Cast:
Jeff's Collie:
Tommy Rettig - Jeff Miller
Jan Clayton - Ellen Miller
George Cleveland - George Miller (Gramps)
Donald Keller - Porkey (Sylvester Brockway)
Timmy and Lassie:
Jon Provost - Timmy
June Lockhart - Ruth Martin
Jon Shepodd - Paul Miller
Hugh Riley - Paul Miller
Lassie:
Robert Bray - Corey Stuart

Description:
A boy and his dog... one of the most endearing shows of the early television years. Yes, Lassie seemed to have super-dog powers. But the story was actually about people, familes... trying to make it in a small farming community. There were actually seven variations of the show throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s. The early one was called "Jeff's Collie." The next one was "Timmy and Lassie"; then there were variations of "Lassie." All the Lassies (yes, there were many) were trained by the Rudd Weatherwax family; all of them were males. CBS, 1954-1957; CBS, 1957-1964; CBS, 1964-1968; CBS, 1968-1971. (If you are even somewhat of a computer techie, you may have heard the name Tom Rettig. Yes, the same Tommy Rettig who played the part of Jeff Miller also played a crucial role in the development of the dBase and FoxPro programming languages. Tom Rettig died in the late 90s.)
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Petticoat Junction
Cast:
Bea Benaderet - Kate Bradley
Edgar Buchanan - Joe Carson
Jeannine Riley - Billie Jo Bradley
Gunilla Hutton - Billie Jo Bradley
Meredith MacRae - Billie Jo Bradley
Pat Woodell - Bobbie Jo Bradley
Lori Saunders - Bobbie Jo Bradley
Linda Kaye Henning - Betty Jo Bradley Elliott
Mike Minor - Steve Elliot
Smiley Burnette - Charley Pratt
Rufe Davis - Floyd Smoot

Description:
"Come ride the little train that is rollin' down the track to the Junction. Forget about your cares, it is time to relax at the Junction. Lotsa curves, you bet 'N even more when you get to the Junction, Petticoat Junction! There's a little hotel called the Shady Rest at the Junction, Petticoat Junction! It is run by Kate, come and be her guest at the Junction, Petticoat Junction! And that's Uncle Joe, he's a-movin' kinda slow at the Junction, Petticoat Junction!" Yep; it was in a town called Hooterville. Joe Carson managed the Shady Rest Hotel that was owned by Kate Bradley. But the focus was on the widow Bradley's daughters, Billie Jo, Bobby Jo, and Betty Jo. That was enough to keep the series going as the cast and story line shifted. ABC, 1963-1970.
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The Jeffersons

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Cast:
Sherman Hemsley - George Jefferson
Isabel Sanford - Louise Jefferson
Mike Evans - Lionel Jefferson
Damon evans - Lionel Jefferson
Franklin Cover - neighbor Tom Willis
Roxie Roker - neighbor Helen Willis
Paul Benedict - neighbor Harry Bentley
Zara Culley - Mrs. Jefferson, George's mother

Description:
We're moving on up... to the east side... to a deluxe apartment.. in the sky! Archie Bunker's neighbors on Houser Street in Queens, the Jefferson's, made it to the bigtime! Hard working George Jefferson went from owning one dry cleaning store to owning a whole chain, and he and his wife, Weezie, reaped the benefits. In their new digs, they meet a different class of strange people, but the jokes are just as funny. A terrific cast and wonderful writing made this show a hit! CBS, 1975-1982.
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What's My Line?
Cast:
John Charles Daly - Host
Bennett Cerf - Panelist
Arlene Francis - Panelist
Dorothy Kilgallen - Panelist
Martin Gable - Guest Panelist
Steve Allen - Guest Panelist

Description:
This was one of the original, and longest running TV quiz shows. The contestants were usually just normal people with unusual lines of work. Each panelist asked "yes or no" questions; when they got a no, it was five dollars down and on to the next panelist. The last guest was a celebrity for which the panelists donned blindfolds. One of the guests was an obscure governor and peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter. Nobody knew... Later hosts included Wally Bruner and Larry Blyden. Later panelists included Alan Alda and Joanna Barnes. That's original host, John Charles Daly, and panelist Bennett Cerf in the pictures above. CBS, 1950-1968.
I Love Lucy

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Cast:
Lucille Ball - Lucy Ricardo
Ricky Ricardo - Desi Arnez
William Frawley - Fred Mertz
Vivian Vance - Ethel Mertz
Richard Keith - Little Ricky

Description:
Everybody... everybody knows "I Love Lucy." This was the prototype for a thousand sitcoms that followed. Few have measured up. Ricky and Lucy lived at 623 East 68th Street, Apartment 3B, in New York. The Mertz's were their landlords. Later, the Ricardos had another home in Connecticut. Ricky was the orchestra leader at the Tropicanna Club (later called the Ricky Ricardo Babalu Club). Lucy was always trying to get Ricky to let her appear in his show. When she did... and when she did not... it was very funny. CBS, 1951-1960.
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Laugh-In
Cast and Description:
Dan Rowan and Dick Martin were a mildly sucessful comedy team. But when they got their own TV show, along with a terrific team of writers and cast... it was just plain wild fun, and Rowan and Martin were hot! This variety show took a loose look at life, and managed to poke fun at just about everything. This show reflected the late 60s and early 70s perfectly. The cast included Goldie Hawn, Jo Anne Worley, Judy Carne (the sock-it-to-me girl), Artie Johnson, Henry Gibson, Alan Sues, Ruth Buzzi, and Lily Tomlin (Ernestine the operator: "one ringy-dingy... two ringy-dingies.... Is this the party to whom I am speaking?"). The announcer was Gary Owens. Regular segments included "Cocktail Party Chatter," "The Fickle Finger of Fate," "Here Comes the Judge," and news broadcasts from 20 years in the future. NBC, 1968-1973.
Make Room for Daddy
Cast:
Original version:
Danny Thomas - Danny Williams
Jean Hagen - Margaret Williams
Sherry Jackson - Terry Williams
Rusty Hamer - Rusty Williams
Amanda Randolph - Louise (their maid)
Jesse White - Jesse Leeds - Danny's agent (and later, the original Maytag Repairman)
Sid Melton - Charlie Helper (Uncle Charlie) - owner of the Copa Club
Second version:
Danny Thomas - Danny Williams
Marjorie Lord - Kathy Williams (formerly Kathleen Daly)
Sherry Jackson - Terry Williams
Rusty Hamer - Rusty Williams
Angela Cartwright - Linda Williams
Amanda Randolph - Louise (their maid)
Sid Melton - Charlie Helper (Uncle Charlie) - owner of the Copa Club
Hans Conreid - Uncle Tonoose
Sheldon Leonard - Phil Arnold, Danny's agent
Bill Dana - the elevator operator
Pat Harrington - Pat Hannegan, comedian, Terry's boyfriend and later husband

Description:
"Make Room for Daddy" had two distinct, but similar lives. In the earlier show, Danny was married to Margaret Williams and had a young son and daughter. Danny was an entertainer at the Copa Club. In the re-incarnation, Margaret had died, and Danny had a new love love, then a new wife and the young daughter. (The picture above is the second family.) Regardless... it was funny and well done. The cast was terrific! And yes, there was a short-lived sequel, "Make Room for Granddaddy." ABC, 1953-1964.
The Addams Family
Cast:
John Astin - Gomez Addams
Carolyn Jones - Morticia Addams
Jackie Coogan - Uncle Fester
Ted Cassidy - Lurch, the butler
Lisa Loring - Wednesday Addams
Ken Weatherwax - Pugsley Addams

Description:
Based on characters created by writer Charles Addams, this was a delightful comedy series focusing on the lives of a very strange family trying to live like normal suburbanites. ABC, 1964-1966. BBHQ members can listen to the theme here:

Sanford & Son
Cast:
Red Foxx - Fred Sandord
Demond Wilson - Lamont Sanford
Whitman Mayo - Grady Wilson
Lawanda Page - Aunt Esther
Nathaniel Taylor - Rollo Larson

Description:
Amidst of the awareness of Black culture in the early seventies, "Sanford and Son" depicted the attitudes of the older generation and the hopes of the new one. Sixty-five year-old Fred Sanford, refusing to retire, runs a junk yard out of his home in South Central LA. His 34 year-old son wants to remain loyal to his father, but is eager to go out on his own to better himself. "Elizabeth... I'm coming, Elizabeth." NBC, 1972-1977.
The Real McCoys
Cast:
Walter Brennan - Grand-pappy Amos McCoy
Luke McCoy - Richard Crenna
Kathless Nolan - Kate McCoy (Luke's wife, "Sugar-babe") Lyndia Reed - Hassie McCoy
Michael Winkleman - "Little Luke" McCoy
Tony Martinez - Pepino Garcia, the hired hand

Description:
You have to be an early boomer to remember this one. "The Real McCoys" was a delightful family-values sitcom long before we ever knew of the term family-values. The tight-knit McCoy family struggled to find success and happiness on a small farm in southern California. ABC, 1957-1962. CBS, 1962-1963.
The Life of Riley
Cast:
First version:
Jackie Gleason - Chester A. Riley
Rosemary DeCamp - Peggy Riley
Lanny Rees - Junior, Chester Riley, Jr.
Second version:
William Bendix - Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds - Peg Riley
Lugene Saunders - Babs Riley
Wesley Morgan - Junior, Chester Riley, Jr.
Tom D'Andrea - Jim Gillis
Gloria Blondell - Honey Bee Gillis

Description:
You have to be a real early boomer to remember this one. Poor old Riley, as he was called, just could not get a break in life. This was a funny, harmless series. Riley and Gillis were riveters at Stevenson Aircraft in the first season; I'm keeping their emloyer in the second version close to the vest for a while. Do you remember? "What a revolting development this is!" Dumont, 1949-1950. NBC, 1953-1958.
Ben Casey
Cast:
Vincent Edwards - Dr. Ben Casey
Sam Jaffe - Dr. David Zorba

Description:
This was one of the first medical series, and a pretty good on at that. Young Dr. Casey faced medical challenges under the guidance of Dr. Zorba. ABC, 1961-1966. Perhaps the strangest thing about this show was the bizarre opening theme.
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The Beverly Hillbillies
Cast:
Buddy Ebsen - Jed Clampett
Irene Ryan - Granny Clampett (Daisy Moses)
Donna Douglas - Ellie Mae Clampett
Max Baer - Jethro Clampett
Raymond Berry - Milburn Drysdale, the bank president
Nancy Kulp - Mr. Drysdale's secretary

Description:
For some reason, this silly series has withstood the test of time. Family patriarch and classic hillbilly hick Jed Clampett strikes gold and uproots the entire Clampett family and moves them all to Californie. It is an outrageus premise; but the cast was wonderful and the writing very clever. It's pure silliness; there is no social message at all. It is just good, clean fun. CBS, 1962-1971.
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Dr. Kildare
Cast:
Richard Champerlain - Dr. James Kildare
Raymond Massey - Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Lee Kurtz - Zoe Lawton

Description:
Another early doctor show. We watched the handsome Dr. Kildare grow from a young intern to a wise resident physician. NBC, 1961-1966,
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Get Smart
Cast:
Don Adams - Maxwell Smart - Agent 86
Barbara Feldon - Agent 99
Edward Platt - The Chief (Thaddeus)
Bernie Kopel - K.A.O.S. Chief Sigfried

Description:
"Would you believe...." this was an extremely well-written spoof on the James Bond movies. "Sorry about that, Chief." Bumbling Agent 86 and his slightly wiser assistant, Agent 99, worked for C.O.N.T.R.O.L., and tried to foil the efforts of the bad guys at K.A.O.S. "Would you believe..." from the shoe telephone to the cone of silence, K.A.O.S. never had a chance. NBC, 1965-1969; CBS, 1969-1970.
Bewitched
Cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery - Samantha Stevens
Dick York - Darrin Stevens
Dick Sargent - Darrin Stevens
Endora - Agnes Moorehead

Description:
A slight twist on the typical suburban family of the 60s, Samantha Stevens (and later, her daughter Tabitha) were witches. Not bad witches, mind you; good witches... like the Good Witch of the North in "The Wizard of Oz." Samantha was so much of a challenge, it took two people playing her husband to handle the task. ABC, 1964-1972.


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But wait... there's much, much more!

Boomer TV - Part 1:
Father Knows Best
Leave It to Beaver
Zorro
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Mickey Mouse Club
The Twilight Zone
Bonanza
Rocky and His Friends
The Flintstones
The Jetsons
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Car 54, Where Are You?
My Three Sons
The Adventures of Superman
The Lone Ranger
Fractured Fairy Tales
The Untouchables
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Honeymooners
The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp
Have Gun Will Travel
Gunsmoke
Ozzie & Harriett
Ed Sullivan
My Favorite Martian
Spin & Marty
Fury
Sea Hunt
The Donna Reed Show
The Little Rascals

Boomer TV - Part 3:
Dennis the Menace
Gilligan's Island
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Munsters
I Dream of Jeannie
The Rifleman
The Waltons
McHale's Navy
"F" Troop
Kojak
Little House on the Prairie
The Bob Newhart Show
Police Woman
I Spy
I Remember Mama
Green Acres
Welcome Back Kotter
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
The Carol Burnett Show
Topper
Sonny & Cher Show
Route 66
The Roy Rogers Show
Winky Dink
The Monkees
The Partridge Family
Mission Impossible
Good Times
Star Trek
Sky King

And... part 4 arrives at BBHQ soon!


Boomers' memories:
Tell us what you remember about your favorites TV shows of the 50's, 60's, and early 70's. We're waiting to hear from you...

"I remember many wintery Saturday nights, the whole family watching Jackie Gleason, Have Gun Will Travel, and then my falling asleep half way through Gunsmoke."

"During the week day afternoons, my favorite shows were Mickey Mouse Club (watching the Hardy Boys or watching the adventures of Spin and Marty) and of course, American Bandstand (with Justine and Bob or one of the other couples.) Saturdays were filled with Sky King, Buster Brown Show, and the local Top Ten Dance Party. - Linda


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