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Generals64
10-26-2010, 09:25 AM
I remember that, never saw it though. Probably because of repressed memories of the TZ episode.

I was good until the Exorcist came out and that little girls' spinning head and the pea soup vomit...I'm out NO MORE for this old man....

osu cowboy
10-26-2010, 10:01 AM
Scariest Twilight Zone episode when I was a kid: Cliff Robertson as the ventriloquist with the evil dummy. Scared me for years.

Mine was William Shatner and the demon on the airplane wing tearing up the plane.

Generals64
10-26-2010, 04:21 PM
Mine was William Shatner and the demon on the airplane wing tearing up the plane.

saw that also.....I still remember the little demon crawling to the airplane window and screaming.....

skyrick
10-26-2010, 05:11 PM
Mine was William Shatner and the demon on the airplane wing tearing up the plane.

That was a good one too. What about the guy who came to a monastery during a rainstorm and ended up releasing the Devil from a cell? Being a good little Catholic boy at that time, I was really creeped out by that one.

Prunepicker
10-26-2010, 08:20 PM
saw that also... I still remember the little demon crawling to the
airplane window and screaming...
Wasn't it a yeti type critter in that episode? I remember Shatner
being at a diner and there was a devil head at the table that
he put money in and it did something. Tell the future?

ljbab728
10-26-2010, 11:48 PM
Mine was William Shatner and the demon on the airplane wing tearing up the plane.

There were actually two versions of that episode. The first one was with William Shatner in the original series in 1963. The second starred John Lithgow (later to star in "Third Rock from the Sun"). It was in the 1983 Movie version of Twilight Zone. I thought Lithgow's performance was much better than Shatner's.

My favorite episode was the one from 1961 starring Agnes Morehead which had no dialogue at all where she was in a battle with invading aliens in her farmhouse. At the end we found out the aliens were from the USA. People who only remember her from "Bewitched" don't realize what a great actress she was.

flintysooner
10-27-2010, 06:54 AM
I'm not sure it was Twilight Zone but I still remember the episode about the earwig boring its way through that guy's brain.

skyrick
10-27-2010, 06:40 PM
I'm not sure it was Twilight Zone but I still remember the episode about the earwig boring its way through that guy's brain.

I think that was Rod Serling's Night Gallery. The guy survived excruciating pain and agony while the earwig bored through his brain, but he survived when it exited his other ear.

The kicker closing line:
"The earwig was a female, she laid her eggs in your brain!"

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Generals64
10-27-2010, 09:15 PM
This is a "bit" of subject but, I need sme help...There was a song out by the name of Winchester Cathedral.....who sang it????Not a trick question just don't know who it was....

skyrick
10-27-2010, 09:18 PM
This is a "bit" of subject but, I need sme help...There was a song out by the name of Winchester Cathedral.....who sang it????Not a trick question just don't know who it was....

I think it was The New Vaudevillians. I have the 45 somewhere. Oh-voh-dee-oh-doh!

ljbab728
10-27-2010, 11:05 PM
I think it was The New Vaudevillians. I have the 45 somewhere. Oh-voh-dee-oh-doh!

It was The New Vaudeville Band and was an interesting record because it was meant to sound like an old Rudy Vallee song sung through a megaphone.

This picture quality isn't good but here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkIJQxzuc8A&feature=related

jmarkross
10-28-2010, 09:03 AM
YouTube has almost every song ever done--a great Repository of old music--many with videos...a superb source for trivia on older songs...

jmarkross
10-28-2010, 09:06 AM
The "Instrumental" era of the 60's is a fascinating period...everything from Green Onions to Washington Square...and anything by The Ventures

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUAwqhnqSAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-7QSMyz5rg

osu cowboy
10-28-2010, 10:16 AM
How about some of the TV theme songs from the 60's? I had forgotten what this one sounded like. The pics that go with this youtube clip are great if you were
a fan of U.N.C.L.E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQA-9LIS1es&feature=fvsr

jmarkross
10-28-2010, 11:04 AM
I liked Napoleon Solo--until he became a hack for lawyer Dan Davis--where HE MEANS BUSINESS!!

Generals64
10-28-2010, 12:20 PM
I saw an interview of the cast for the current movie Hawaii five-O...only one of them could remember the names of the previous actors....You know, The FBI story has not been mentioned on this thread... probably spelling it wrong but Efram Zimbelist Jr. had his horse trailer custom made in Chickasha, Oklahoma...I had met the owner of the trailer company and he said he received a call every day on the progress of the trailer.....I think it was for his daughter Stephenie.

ljbab728
10-28-2010, 11:21 PM
The "Instrumental" era of the 60's is a fascinating period...everything from Green Onions to Washington Square...and anything by The Ventures

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUAwqhnqSAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-7QSMyz5rg

I had the 45 for Washington Square and it was one of my favorites. I just recently sold all my collection of 45's from the 60's to the Golden Oldies record shop on S. Western. I didn't get that much but I didn't have any way to play them any more and didn't want them to just finally get thrown away. Hopefully someone will still enjoy them some day.

skyrick
10-29-2010, 06:45 AM
I had the 45 for Washington Square and it was one of my favorites. I just recently sold all my collection of 45's from the 60's to the Golden Oldies record shop on S. Western. I didn't get that much but I didn't have any way to play them any more and didn't want them to just finally get thrown away. Hopefully someone will still enjoy them some day.

One of the greatest modern blues instrumentals is by ...ready for this?...PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS!! The flip side of the 45 for "Just Like Me" is a 5:05 instrumental called "B.F.D.R.F. Blues" that blows my mind.

jmarkross
10-29-2010, 07:14 AM
One of the greatest modern blues instrumentals is by ...ready for this?...PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS!! The flip side of the 45 for "Just Like Me" is a 5:05 instrumental called "B.F.D.R.F. Blues" that blows my mind.

Checked this one out...reminded me of being in a nameless bar west of Amarillo on a dark night...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deqiJmsx3J4

Generals64
10-29-2010, 09:13 AM
Checked this one out...reminded me of being in a nameless bar west of Amarillo on a dark night...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deqiJmsx3J4

I stopped at that bar also................I think....

jmarkross
10-29-2010, 09:21 AM
It's the one just past the Free 5-lb-steak place if you eat it all...

skyrick
10-30-2010, 09:21 AM
Checked this one out...reminded me of being in a nameless bar west of Amarillo on a dark night...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deqiJmsx3J4

Thanks for the link jmr. I guess it wasn't an instrumental after all, but I still like that nasty saxophone. I wiki'd PR&R and had no idea they had a 5 year history before they donned the costumes.

jmarkross
10-30-2010, 10:35 AM
Their triumph...I guess they were going fishing after the taping--look at them boots!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP8G4clUJBY

And how about those Justin Bieber haircuts!

jmarkross
11-06-2010, 02:56 PM
You know you are old...if you ever went with your Dad to some grocery store with tubes from the TV set to test them to see if they needed replacement. What a crap-shoot that was! Ha!

skyrick
11-06-2010, 05:12 PM
You know you are old...if you ever went with your Dad to some grocery store with tubes from the TV set to test them to see if they needed replacement. What a crap-shoot that was! Ha!

I used to scavenge tubes from old radios & TVs just to test them at 7-11. It made me feel like I was piloting a rocket ship; looking up the tube numbers, setting the 3 or 4 dials according to the chart, waiting for the tube to warm up and compare the readings with the chart.

jmarkross
11-06-2010, 05:17 PM
I used to scavenge tubes from old radios & TVs just to test them at 7-11. It made me feel like I was piloting a rocket ship; looking up the tube numbers, setting the 3 or 4 dials according to the chart, waiting for the tube to warm up and compare the readings with the chart.

Ah...yes...it was so wonderful to be very officious as a young boy...like everyone would be fooled...

jmarkross
11-21-2010, 05:56 PM
Remember how very UNRELIABLE TV's were in the 1950's...the repair man was always like a member of the family...chatting from behind the set whilst everyone awaited the revival...

ljbab728
11-23-2010, 12:02 AM
Remember how very UNRELIABLE TV's were in the 1950's...the repair man was always like a member of the family...chatting from behind the set whilst everyone awaited the revival...

Yup, those tubes where a pain and sometimes you had to hit the TV on the top or side to keep the picture from rolling over and over. LOL

papaOU
11-23-2010, 12:25 AM
Yup, those tubes where a pain and sometimes you had to hit the TV on the top or side to keep the picture from rolling over and over. LOL

And you hung-on to that TV until it exploded, or some thing similar happened. Our channel tuner started giving us fits. You had to turn to the station you wanted and then lodge a butter knife in the dial or it would not hold the station.

jmarkross
11-23-2010, 06:26 AM
Yup, those tubes where a pain and sometimes you had to hit the TV on the top or side to keep the picture from rolling over and over. LOL

I had forgot about the necessity of a good hard slap on the old Admiral to steady up the picture...and look at what those crappy old B&W sets cost back then...in adjusted dollars! Vertical and Horizontal were crucial controls back then...ha!

papaOU
11-23-2010, 10:41 AM
What was the name of the cartoon featuring the Eskimo that had the mouth of a human that did the talking?

skyrick
11-24-2010, 06:41 AM
What was the name of the cartoon featuring the Eskimo that had the mouth of a human that did the talking?

Clutch Cargo.

jmarkross
11-24-2010, 07:44 AM
Clutch Cargo.

I loved Clutch Cargo--always moved like he had taken 20 valium that day...and his mouth was WAY too small for his face...

papaOU
11-24-2010, 03:37 PM
...and his mouth was WAY too small for his face...

Think he was kin to Bernadette Peters?

jmarkross
11-24-2010, 03:43 PM
Think he was kin to Bernadette Peters?

Pretty damn funny--and they both had Kewpie Doll lips!!

papaOU
11-24-2010, 03:47 PM
Pretty damn funny--and they both had Kewpie Doll lips!!

Look at some photos of Bonnie Parker. She had them too.

jmarkross
11-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Look at some photos of Bonnie Parker. She had them too.

And, of course, Betty Boop

ljbab728
02-05-2011, 03:03 AM
For some reason a TV show popped into my head that I hadn't thought about for years but I never missed it when it was on in the mid 70's. It was a soap opera parady called "Mary Hartman Mary Hartman" and was another Norm Lear production. Louise Lasser was amazing and the dialogue was incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQWufjVHn6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTnAfOmvBc0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c26akptT4Ew

ljbab728
02-27-2011, 02:14 AM
Another TV show from my youth popped into my head tonight. Many of you are probably too young to remember this but I watched it all of the time. It obviously looks silly and dated now but as a child in the 50's it was a lot of fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXt1KUZaX8E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1zISaFjtk8

papaOU
02-27-2011, 02:25 AM
Dad would often sing, Hello, he he my name is Pinky Lee

FRISKY
12-17-2011, 09:10 AM
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RadicalModerate
12-17-2011, 09:24 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!! (Thank You!!! =)

Like the first commentor (at the other end of this link) says:
"This was the first program on every morning, back in the '60s. I watched it a lot."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqO5R6lljEY

cyswxman
01-15-2012, 02:52 AM
My avatar is from an old TV show. Anyone recognize it? (It's not the Wizard of Oz)

Roadhawg
01-16-2012, 08:35 AM
Checked this one out...reminded me of being in a nameless bar west of Amarillo on a dark night...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deqiJmsx3J4

I enjoyed that... thanks

RadicalModerate
01-16-2012, 09:06 AM
The "nameless bar on a dark (rainy) night" reminded me of this tune.
Anyone remember what TV show used it as a theme song?
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Is the avatar from Pee Wee's Playhouse?
I'm thinkin' that . . . or Star Trek.

Double Edge
01-16-2012, 06:53 PM
I'm thinking PeeWee's Playhouse too.

Nice blues tune I didn't know about!

ljbab728
01-16-2012, 10:39 PM
The "nameless bar on a dark (rainy) night" reminded me of this tune.
Anyone remember what TV show used it as a theme song?
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Is the avatar from Pee Wee's Playhouse?
I'm thinkin' that . . . or Star Trek.

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. That show was never a favorite of mine though.

Tritone
01-20-2012, 09:43 PM
If I recall correctly (and sometimes I don't) Earl Hagen wrote Harlem Nocturne. He also wrote themes from That Girl, Mod Squad, and Andy Griffith (a.k.a. The Old Fishin' Hole).

Prunepicker
01-20-2012, 11:28 PM
[QUOTE=Tritone;501477]
If I recall correctly (and sometimes I don't) Earl Hagen wrote Harlem
Nocturne. He also wrote themes from That Girl, Mod Squad, and Andy
Dick Van Dyke, too!

RadicalModerate
01-23-2012, 09:20 AM
I checked it out and you are correct: Earl Hagen (and another guy) wrote "Harlem Nocturne" . . .
It is astounding--to me--that the same composer's mind could also produce those other tunes.

It is almost as if Ennio Morricone also wrote the theme to "Sesame Street" . . .

(Speaking of MIke Hammer . . . I didn't care at all for the TV show either. Nor was I impressed with a film version of his exploits that I seem to recall actually starred Mickey Spillane and had something to do with stealing ingots of atomic bomb making material that glowed.)

So . . . What is the answer to The Avatar Source Mystery?

boscorama
02-06-2012, 09:27 PM
I'm new here but must say the dog on Tom Terrific was Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog, likely old news to anyone who has read this thread from the beginning ...

boscorama
02-06-2012, 09:43 PM
Squeegies's Big 9 Circus, yes, I was there (but never on Foreman Scotty) and walked away with a book about daddies.

boscorama
02-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Rin Tin Tin's boy master was Rusty.

Prunepicker
02-06-2012, 09:51 PM
(Speaking of MIke Hammer . . . I didn't care at all for the TV show
either.
I believe Nelson Riddle did the music for Mike Hammer, the TV series.
I'm a big fan of Nelson Riddle and often consult his arranging text. I
liked the TV show. Stacy Keach was a perfectly terrible actor.

Prunepicker
02-06-2012, 09:56 PM
Does anyone remember Spunky and Tadpole?

boscorama
02-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Country Social, The Holcolmb Sisters ... sigh. One of them married the lead singer of The Psychos.

Prunepicker
02-06-2012, 10:31 PM
Country Social, The Holcolmb Sisters ... sigh. One of them married the
lead singer of The Psychos.
Weren't the Psychos a garage band that made the Battle of the Bands
circuit? I remember them.

Was the lead singer really a singer?

boscorama
02-06-2012, 10:49 PM
Sing Along With Mitch

Love American Style

Great American Dream Machine

ljbab728
02-06-2012, 10:51 PM
I believe Nelson Riddle did the music for Mike Hammer, the TV series.
I'm a big fan of Nelson Riddle and often consult his arranging text. I
liked the TV show. Stacy Keach was a perfectly terrible actor.

You're obviously talking about the second Mike Hammer series from the 80's instead of the original in the 50's. And I agree, Darren McGaven was a much better actor than Stacy Keach.

Prunepicker
02-06-2012, 10:58 PM
Sing Along With Mitch
Mitch Miller is a bonafide jerk. If you're ever asked to play in an
orchestra he's going to conduct, fake an illness for as long as the
performance is.

You'll be glad you did.