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1. The Adventures of Superboy (TV series) – The Adventures of Superboy is a series of six-minute animated Superboy cartoons produced by Filmation that were broadcast on CBS between 1966 and 1969. The 34 segments appeared as part of three different programs during time, packaged with similar shorts featuring The New Adventures of Superman other DC Comics superheroes. Other characters such as Pa and Ma Kent, foster parents of the Boy of Steel, as a result of the productions budget, the show featured a great amount of stock animation as well as limited movement from the characters. He even wound up being captured and successfully having to fight a gang of small-time crooks—all while in his disguise as Clark Kent—in The Gorilla Gang. Most of the stories were written by DC writers such as Bob Haney and George Kashdan, in 1985, Warner Home Video released eight selected episodes of the series on VHS in the Super Powers video collection along with Aquaman, Batman, and Superman. These videos were rereleased in 1996 and are out of print, the series remains unreleased to DVD. Narrator The series premiered on September 10,1966 as part of a 30-minute program named The New Adventures of Superman, the Spy From Outer Space – Part 1 - Krypto encounters an alien spy who creates disasters on Earth as part of an invasion attempt. The Spy From Outer Space – Part 2 - Superboy must be rescued by Krypto when he follows the spy to his home planet, kryptos Calamitous Capers - A criminal scientist has created a sonic beam transmitter with which he can cause Krypto to turn belligerent. The Man Who Knew Superboys Secret * - A man pretending to be from Krypton sets a trap for Superboy by promising the ability to inject immunity from kryptonite. The Deep Sea Dragon - A dragon whose egg is taken by deep sea divers becomes violent until Superboy sets things right -. Super Clown of Smallville - A sickly billionaire vows to give away his fortune to charity if he can be made to laugh, the Visitor from the Earths Core - When Superboy drills to the Earths core, he finds a glowing black sphere that draws out a crystalloid being. The Beast that went Berzerk - A scientists growth serum makes a pygmy elephant into a giant beast, Superboys Strangest Foe - Two alien children cause havoc on Earth through their innocent play. The Capricious Crony - An undersea volcano releases an impish water being who causes havoc on solid ground, Krypto, Super Seeing-Eye Dog - When a Kryptonian space probe is found, it contains weapons, one of which accidentally blinds Superboy. The Black Knight - Clark Kents young friend Timmy finds a magicians mantle that transports him back in time to the fields of Camelot. Operation Counter Invasion - Superboy must convince three alien warriors that Earth is populated by metahumans, the Jinxed Circus - Superboy must help a circus being sabotaged by the ringmasters former partner. Hurricane Fighters - Superboy must work to stop a violent hurricane, Superboys Super-Dilemma - A scientist tests a kryptonite antidote on Superboy that does not work, but which he accidentally mixed with plant growth serum that causes big problems. A Devil of a Time * - Spotting two criminals during a ball, Clark Kent decides to use his devil costume to masquerade as the real Lucifer. The Revolt of Robotville - Robotville is a city controlled by machine beingsThe Adventures of Superboy (TV series) – Title card from The Adventures of Superboy
2. Arabian Knights – Arabian Knights is an animated segment of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series is based on the Arabian Nights, a work of Middle Eastern literature. Once a peaceful country, Persia was run over by the forces of the evil conqueror Bakaar. When all the states of Persia were overthrown, Bakaar invaded the city of Baghdad. Bakaar and his forces breached the royal palace and forcibly claimed the throne from Prince Turhan, Prince Turhan fled away from the palace, be pursued by the guards of Bakaar. In his escape, the prince is helped by a magician named Fariik, on their way to the state of El-Rabaal to seek aid from his Caliph uncle, Turhan and Fariik meet Raseem while being chased by the guards in the Caves of Doom. Raseem tells them that Bakaars forces have already usurped the throne of El-Rabaal and imprisoned the Caliph, the trio then heads to El-Rabaal on Zazuum, Raseems donkey. In El-Rabaal, they rescue Princess Nida who is about to be sold into slavery, there Princess Nida demonstrates her mastery of disguise and voice mimicry by tricking the guards, but they soon find themselves cornered by Bakaars men. There Bez jumps into the scene, shape-shifts into an elephant, charges through the guards, in the Caves of Doom, they decide to form a heroic band and swear to protect their land from the tyranny of Bakaar, thus forming an alliance called the Arabian Knights. Arabian Knights was one of several animated mini-series, used as filler segments for Hanna-Barberas Banana Splits Adventure Hour show, each episode ran between 9 and 10 minutes in length. For the most part, it competed with the series, The Three Musketeers, Micro Ventures. For the most part, these adventures were done with a slant, with a goodly portion of action. Hardly anyone was injured or harmed—save for Baakars minions, and the episodes usually had an upbeat, Prince Turhan - The prince of Baghdad and rightful heir to the throne of the Sultan, Turhan is a young and handsome teenage boy. Apart from being brave and bold, he is an acrobat, an athlete. Turhan gathers a group of friends to lead a revolt against the tyranny of Bakaar and reclaim his throne to restore the peace. Turhan is the de facto leader of the Knights and the force behind fighting Bakaar. He owns a magic scimitar that can be thrown and returns like a boomerang, Princess Nida - Daughter of the Caliph of El-Rabaal, Princess Nida is a lovely teenage girl who is the cousin of Prince Turhan. She is a master of disguise and an expert of voice mimicry and she is also skilled in martial arts and can hold her own in the Knights battlesArabian Knights – title screen
3. The Archie Show – The Archie Show is a Saturday morning cartoon animated series produced by Filmation. Based on the Archie comic books, created by Bob Montana in 1941, The Archie Show debuted on CBS in September 1968, a total of 17 half-hour shows, each containing two 11 minute segments, were aired. Archie cartoons continued to be aired in various forms until 1978, on the show, the friends appeared as a bubblegum pop band featuring Archie on lead guitar. The Archies had a real-life #1 hit single in 1969 with their song, Sugar, Sugar, written by Jeff Barry, the Archie Show contained a laugh track, the first Saturday morning cartoon to do so. Previous cartoon series, such as Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Flintstones, however, these shows were broadcast during prime time with the target audience being adults. A typical episode started with the first Archie story, introduced by Archie, next was a dance of the week segment starting with a teaser, then after the commercial break Archie introduced the dance, followed by the song of the week performed by The Archies. After that was a short joke followed by the 2nd Archie story, all 17 half hours were presented in this format. The Archie Show was designed to emulate the live-action series The Monkees by including rock music into each episode. Dallas McKennon - Archie Andrews, Hot Dog, Mr. Weatherbee, Pop Tate, Mr. With vocals provided by Ron Dante and Toni Wine and their most successful song is Sugar, Sugar, which stood at the top of the pop charts for four weeks in 1969. Sugar, Sugar became the number 1 song of 1969 on the Billboard charts, a cover of Sugar, Sugar, performed by Mary Lou Lord with Semisonic, is included on the 1995 tribute album Saturday Morning, Cartoons Greatest Hits, produced by Ralph Sall for MCA Records. The shows main composer Ray Ellis would later work on other Filmation projects, the New Archie and Sabrina Hour was subsequently divided into The Bang-Shang Lalapalooza Show and Sabrina, Super Witch during its original network run. While the other Archie shows were on CBS, these shows were on NBC, collectively, most episodes of these series were later put into television syndication in 1976 as The Archies. Strangely, the segments from Comedy Hour were missing in this syndication package. In 2010, the show airing on Retro Television Network. Hal Erickson, author of Television Cartoon Shows, An Illustrated Encyclopedia described The Archie Show as not what one could call inspired, Erickson criticized the humor that was described as executed in a fragmented fashion and made doubly obvious by the overuse of a canned laughtrack. Single-disc DVD compilations featuring four episodes each were released in 2004, there were four volumes in all, Archie & Friends Featuring The Archie Show includes three episodes of The Archie Show. Also included is one episode of U. S, of Archie and a segment from The Archie Comedy Hour. Archie & Friends Featuring Sabrina The Teenage Witch includes three Sabrina half-hours, one episode of U. S, of Archie and a segment from The Archie Comedy HourThe Archie Show – The Archie Show
4. The Batman/Superman Hour – The Batman/Superman Hour is a Filmation animated series that was broadcast on CBS from 1968 to 1969. The success of The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure in 1967 had prompted Filmation to produce a Metamorpho pilot and these plans were cancelled when CBS secured the animation rights to Batman in the wake of ABCs recent success with the Batman live action television series. This series was the first time Olan Soule and Casey Kasem performed as the voices of Batman, when The New Adventures of Batman was produced in 1977, Adam West and Burt Ward reprised the roles they had originally played in the live action TV series. These 1980–1983 episodes aired under the generic Superfriends title, Kasem would go on to voice Robin with Adam West as Batman in 1984s Superfriends, The Legendary Super Powers Show and 1985s The Super Powers Team, Galactic Guardians. In 1969, the series was repackaged into 30-minute episodes without the Superman segments, Batman would next appear in The New Adventures of Batman in 1977. In 1985, Warner Home Video released five selected episodes of the series on VHS as part of the Super Powers video collection and these videos were re-released in 1996 and are out of print. In 1996, episodes were included in The Superman/Batman Adventures on the USA Network and they later aired on the Cartoon Network and Boomerang Network. The Superman portion of the program consisted of new 6 1⁄2-minute shorts from Filmations The New Adventures of Superman, the Batman half of The Batman/Superman Hour consisted of new shorts. One story was presented in two 6 1⁄2 minute segments and one story in a single 6 1⁄2 minute segment, Olan Soule - Batman/Bruce Wayne, Casey Kasem - Robin/Dick Grayson, Chief OHara, Mayor of Gotham City, Additional Voices Jane Webb - Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Catwoman/Selina Kyle. Ted Knight - Narrator, Commissioner James Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, Copyright 1968 By National Periodical Publications. Batman © Copyright - Ducovny Productions, IncThe Batman/Superman Hour – Title card from The Batman/Superman Hour
5. Beany and Cecil – Beany and Cecil was an animated cartoon series created by Bob Clampett for the ABC Television Network. The cartoon was based on the puppet show Time for Beany. The animated series first appeared in Mattys Funday Funnies in 1959, later renamed Mattys Funnies with Beany and Cecil and finally Beany, another season was produced in 1988. In its original form with hand puppets, the show conveyed a sense of personal communication than did the animated series that followed. The hand puppets were extensively marketed and sold well, although a childrens show, it incorporated satirical references to current events and personalities which adults found entertaining, and the show also attracted adult viewers. Some of the plots were easily recognisable as thinly veiled lampoons of current political issues, snarky side remarks by Beany, Cecil and the rest of the cast often alluded to embarrassing public fiascos or personages, on which the adult audience immediately picked up. Along with The Jetsons and The Flintstones, it was one of the first three television series on the ABC television network. Beany and Cecil was created by animator Bob Clampett after he left Warner Bros. where he had been directing theatrical cartoon shorts. Clampett originated the idea for Cecil when he was a boy after seeing the top half of the dinosaur swimming from the water at the end of the 1925 film The Lost World. Clampett originally created the series as a show called Time for Beany. Time for Beany featured the talents of voice actors Stan Freberg as Cecil and Dishonest John. Clampett revived the series in animated form, though Freberg and Butler did not reprise their roles, on 11 October 1959, the animated show was introduced as Mattys Funday Funnies. Named for Matty Mattel the animated spokesperson for its primary sponsor Mattel Toys, the program was later retitled The Beany and Cecil Show, airing prime time on Saturdays during the 1962 TV season, on ABC Television. The newer cartoons replaced the Famous Studios cartoons of Casper the Friendly Ghost, after 1962, the 26 shows were repeated on Saturday mornings for the next five years. The cartoon featured Beany, a boy, and Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent embarking on a series of adventures, often to discover ancient civilizations and these escapades were rife with cartoon slapstick and puns. Prior to the series, but concurrent with the puppet show, Clampett created a comic-book series of Beany. The artwork for this series of comics, running from 1951–54, was drawn by Jack Bradbury, in 1988, the show was revived as The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil by DiC Entertainment. Only eight episodes were made, and only five episodes ever airedBeany and Cecil – characters from left to right: Crowy, Captain Horatio Huffenpuff, Cecil, Beany, Dishonest John
6. The Big Valley – The show was created by A. I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman and produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television, the TV series was based loosely on the Hill Ranch, which was located at the western edge of Calaveras County, not far from Stockton. One episode placed the Barkley Ranch a few hours ride from town, the Hill Ranch existed from 1855 until 1931, included almost 30,000 acres, and the Mokelumne River ran through it. The source is from an episode in which Heath is on trial in a ghost town with another man, lawson Hill ran the ranch until he was murdered in 1861. His wife Euphemia then became the matriarch, during their marriage they had four children, one daughter and three sons. Today, the location of the ranch is covered by the waters of Lake Camanche, a California state historical marker standing at Camanche South Shore Park mentions the historic ranch. The set used to film the exterior of the Barkley Mansion stood on the backlot of Republic Studios from 1947 until 1975, at the beginning of the same episode, Jarrod Barkley and the other actor on the train indirectly say that the year is 1876. However, in episode, a newly dug grave has a marker with the year 1878. In the episode They Called Her Delilah, the telegram Jarrod received from Julia is dated April 27,1878, Victoria Barkley, portrayed by Barbara Stanwyck, was the widow of Thomas Barkley. She was the head of the wealthy, influential Barkley family who lived in 19th century Stockton in Californias Central Valley and she was the main character of the series. Victoria Barkley was the owner and head of the Barkley ranch, in fact, Stanwycks refusal to portray Barkley as fragile was controversial at the time. Barkleys husband Tom had been killed six years prior to the beginning of the series, Victoria Barkley loved and was proud of all her children, including her late husbands illegitimate son, Heath, whom she would refer to as my son. Stanwyck, who went from the refined, elegant lady of the manor to a jean-clad cowgirl as tough as any cowboy, Jarrod Thomas Barkley, the eldest son, was a respected attorney. Richard Long played the role of the educated, refined and calmer of the Barkley sons who handled all of the familys legal, while Jarrod preferred the law to settle disputes, he was known to resort to frontier justice and violence when necessary. He was briefly married in one only to see his new wife murdered with a bullet intended for him. An enraged Jarrod lost his calm and genteel mannerisms, then tracked down the killer. He was in the midst of killing him with his hands before he was stopped by Nick. Long appeared in 96 of the 112 episodes, nicholas Nick Jonathan Barkley, the hot-tempered younger son, was portrayed by Peter BreckThe Big Valley – Logo of The Big Valley
7. Birdman and the Galaxy Trio – Birdman is a fictional superhero created by Alex Toth. He debuted on NBC on September 9,1967, and ran on Saturday mornings until September 6,1969, the program consists of Birdman, depicting the adventures of a winged superhero powered by the sun centering on the exploits of the extraterrestrial superhero. NBC ran a segment of Birdman each Saturday, Birdman – An ordinary human endowed by the sun god Ra with the ability to shoot solar rays from his fists and project solar shields to defend himself against attacks. He was recruited by a government agency, Inter-Nation Security. In addition to the abilities he received from Ra, Birdman also possesses the power of flight and his sole weakness is that he must periodically recharge his super powers through exposure to the suns rays, a weakness that is exposed in nearly every episode. His trademark is his cry of Biiiiirdman. Falcon 7 – Birdmans eye patch-wearing contact with Inter-Nation Security, Birdboy – A sidekick for Birdman. The two first met when Birdman happened upon a shipwreck, of which Birdboy was the only apparent survivor. Since the boy was near death from exposure, Birdman transferred some of his own energy to him, reviving him and giving powers similar to Birdmans. Birdboy lacks the natural feathered wings sported by Birdman, however and he spends much of his time searching for his father, who was lost in the wreck, but this is never resolved. General Stone – General Stone appears several times in Birdman with other military leaders, Number One – The leader of the sinister organization F. E. A. R. and Birdmans number one enemy. F. E. A. R. is behind many plots over the course of the series, the organization was seemingly defeated for good and its leader arrested in The Wings of FEAR, but it occasionally resurfaced without any explanation. X the Eliminator, A mercenary hired by F. E. A. R. to eliminate Birdman and he is charged with bringing back Birdmans crest from his helmet as proof of his accomplishment. The Ruthless Ringmaster, Agent of F. E. A. R, cumulus the Storm King, A supervillain who can control the weather. Nitron the Human Bomb, A scientist who got the capabilities and he is eager to join F. E. A. R, for which Number One tells him to finish the atomic reactor, USS-CO-BOLT and Birdman but fails. Mummer, A supervillain who is a master of disguise, unlike most of his enemies, Mummer was able to escape from him thanks to his disguises. Kiroff, A supervillain who was responsible for causing worldwide earthquakes, zardo, A supervillain who one time captured Avenger. Constrictor, Dressed like a snake and has two boa constrictors as his pets, this supervillain captures Avenger and tries to use him in order to capture Birdman, Birdman finds Avenger and burns Constrictors headquarters downBirdman and the Galaxy Trio – Birdman
8. Blondie (1968 TV series) – Blondie is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1968-1969 television season. The series is a version of the 1957 TV series that was based on the comic strip of the same name. The series stars Patricia Hart at the character and Will Hutchins as her husband Dagwood Bumstead. Jim Backus played Dagwoods boss Mr. Dithers, with his real life wife Henny Backus playing Cora Dithers, Blondie stars Patricia Harty and Will Hutchins as Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead, a suburban couple raising a precocious daughter. Plots mixed typical sitcom tropes from home life and work life, the series is best remembered for its opening theme, which featured the comic strip characters in animated form before transforming into the actors playing the characters. Like the 1957 version, which lasted one season, the series was not a hit. This version of the series, jointly produced by CBS Productions, King Features Syndicate and Kayro Productions, Blondie Goes to Hollywood, by Carol Lynn Scherling. Official Blondie Website Blondie TV series opening at YouTube Blondie at the Internet Movie Database Blondie at TV. comBlondie (1968 TV series) – The Bumstead family.
9. Cool McCool – Cool McCool was an animated series that ran on NBC from September 10,1966 to August 30,1969 with three segments per show, running to 60 segments in all. It was created by Bob Kane – most famous as one of the creators of Batman –, villains included the Rattler, Hurricane Harry, the Owl, Jack-In-The-Box and Dr. Madcap. McCools boss was known as Number One, although his face was never seen onscreen, only his arms, Number Ones secretary was Friday, a dumpy girl who had an unrequited crush on the secret agent. McCool had three catchphrases, Danger is my business, when youre right, Number One, youre right, and That will never happen again. The show also featured a Keystone Kops-style segment featuring the adventures of McCools father, Harry McCool, Harry was supported by his brothers Dick and Tom. Only 20 Harry McCool episodes were made, each one sandwiched between the two Cool McCool episodes per show, Cool and Harry were voiced by Bob McFadden, while most of the other voices were supplied by Chuck McCann. Carol Corbett provided the voices of the female characters, McFadden modeled McCools voice after comic legend Jack Benny. Cool McCool, A secret agent who takes risks to save the world. Despite his powerful skills and super-spy abilities, he can be bumbling, foolish and he drives a modified car called the Coolmobile, which he summons by whistling. His mustache tingles when theres danger lurking about and can also be used as a telephone to contact Number One. A running gag in the series is that after the end of mission, despite being successful, Cool would do something that would make Number One mad. His catchphrases are Danger is my business, when youre right, Number One, youre right and That will never happen again. He is voiced by Bob McFadden, whenever Cool does something really stupid, he ejects him out of the headquarters by means of a control dashboard at his desk. An office chair, footstool, file cabinet, water cooler and/or coat rack suddenly come to life when Number One starts pushing buttons, attacking and disposing of McCool in hasty, violent fashion. Always obscured by his huge chair, the part of Number One ever shown are his arms, hands. His real name is never revealed and he is voiced by Chuck McCann. Friday, Number Ones secretary who has a crush on Cool and she is voiced by Carol Corbett. Breezy, Cool McCools adolescent sidekick who aids him on some occasions and he is always there on the job when Cool is in troubleCool McCool – Opening titles
10. Daktari – Daktari is an American childrens drama series that aired on CBS between 1966 and 1969. The show follows the work of Dr. Tracy, his daughter Paula, and his staff, tracys pets, a cross-eyed lion named Clarence and a chimpanzee named Judy, were also popular characters. Daktari was based upon the 1965 film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, the concept was developed by producer Ivan Tors, inspired by the work of Dr. Antonie Marinus Harthoorn and his wife Sue at their animal orphanage in Nairobi. Dr. Harthoorn was a campaigner for animal rights, and with his research team developed the capture gun. On the series, Clarence did not do all his own stunts, Leo, another Ralph Helfer-trained lion, doubled for Clarence whenever any trucks were involved, since Clarence spooked at the sight of these vehicles. Leo even had his own makeup artist who applied cosmetic scarring like Clarences and this was referred to in an inside joke from the preview trailer for the movie Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, that Leo was not related to Clarence. Another less-friendly lion, also named Leo, doubled for Clarence in some scenes and he was used only for the snarling scenes and general scenes which did not involve proximity with humans. This Leo had come from a family in Utah and his ferocity was due largely to abuse he received from former owners, who beat him badly with a stick. In the shows season, child star Erin Moran joined the cast as Jenny Jones. Jenny Jones Judy the Chimp. Judy Clarence the Lion. Clarence Judy the Chimp also portrayed Debbie the Bloop on Lost in Space, notable guest stars over the years included Louis Gossett Jr. Sterling Holloway, Virginia Mayo, and Paul Winfield, bruno the Bear also appeared as a guest star before he became the main bear playing the title role in the later Ivan Tors series, Gentle Ben. According to the closing credits, it was filmed in Africa and Africa. A 600-acre wild-animal ranch created by animal trainers Ralph and Toni Helfer in Soledad Canyon 40 mi north of Los Angeles, Ralph Helfer was the animal coordinator of the show. Kaufman, the producer, wrote in notes for Shelly Mannes Daktari that he shot the series on location close to a ranch once owned by Antonio Pintos father in Mozambique. Indeed, the scenes involving the actors were shot in the Africa, U. S. A. compound in California, with footage of African landscape. Some of the animals shown were, however, at odds with the location - a tiger is shown in the credit sequence. Other indoor and some scenes of the animal hospital were shot in Ivan Tors studios in Florida. The show had distinctive theme and incidental music, a fusion of jazz and African influences, Manne released the associated record, Daktari, Shelly Manne Performs and Conducts His Original Music for the Hit TV Show, on the Atlantic label in 1967Daktari – Clarence and Judy.
11. Danger Island (TV series) – Danger Island is a live-action adventure serial produced by Hanna-Barbera and originally broadcast in 1968–69 as a segment of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. It was filmed in Mexico, directed by future Superman, Goonies and Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner, the series comprises a three-hour adventure yarn broken down into 36 short chapters. Each chapter is roughly ten minutes long and includes a cliffhanger ending that is resolved in the next installment. Intended as a version of the animated Hanna-Barbera series Jonny Quest, Danger Island depicted the adventures of a trio of explorers in an unnamed tropical island group. Several years earlier, the professors brother disappeared in the island chain while searching for the mythical lost city of Tobanya. They are joined on their quest by Morgan, a merchant mariner, and his teenage sidekick Chongo. The show spawned a popular catchphrase, Uh-oh, ChongoDanger Island (TV series) – Danger Island
12. Dickory Doc – Dickory Doc was a local childrens television series which aired from 1966-1969. The show was created by Aldo Farnese and Chic Laganella, in his toy shop at the North Pole he makes toys for Santa Claus to give away on Christmas Eve. Hes assisted by his puppet elves Choo-Choo, Professor Schnitzel, Jingle Jim, Little Jock, Mr. Bigsby the Buka Bird, supermailman, who flies in delivering mail everyday and there are friends that drop by occasionally like Abby the Adorable Snowman and Puff the Flameless Dragon. The show was produced and created by Aldo Farnese and Chic Laganella and they both supplied most of the voices of the puppets. Two albums were produced at the time of the show, Dickory Doc with All His Friends, recorded Under the Direction of Chic Laganella and Aldo Farnese Produced by Buzz Curtis, Music Arranged & Conducted by Dick Caruso on an independent label Piper Records. Album liner notes by Alan Baker, Aldo went on to play Adam Android, a futuristic space-traveler, also created and produced by Aldo Farnese and Chic Laganella and using most of the same puppets. Unlike the cold snowing setting of the North Pole, this took place on a Spaceship. Boys and Girls, Americas TV Shows Google Book Phillys Favorite Kids Show Hosts Phillys Favorite Kids Show Hosts - HobbyTalk WHYY TV12 TCM-The Dead Talk BackDickory Doc – Dickory Doc with All His Friends
13. Eye Guess – Eye Guess is an American game show created by Bob Stewart and hosted by Bill Cullen, which aired on NBC from January 3,1966 to September 26,1969. The game combined a general knowledge quiz with a Concentration-style memory element and this was the first game show by Bob Stewart Productions. Stewart, a producer for Goodson-Todman Productions, created this series. Don Pardo announced for the first year, after which Jack Clark replaced him for the rest of the run, the show used the Al Hirt tune Sugar Lips as its theme song. Two contestants faced a game board, divided into three rows of three boxes. The outer boxes were numbered 1–8, and the box contained the Eye Guess logo. At the beginning of the game, the answers hidden behind the outer boxes were revealed for six to nine seconds, questions were asked by the host, and contestants were required to provide only the number behind which the answer was hidden. Points were awarded for an answer, and the contestant who responded correctly was asked a bonus question for additional points. If the bonus question was missed, that contestants turn ended, a contestant could call for the Eye Guess space if they thought that the correct answer was not among the eight choices revealed at the start of the game. In such instances, the answer would be revealed if it was correct for that question. Otherwise, a card would be revealed. Each game consisted of two rounds, with correct answers worth 10 points on the first round and 20 on the second, although there were nine different answers per round, each round only featured eight questions, meaning one of the nine answers was not used. A contestant who provided five consecutive correct answers won a bonus prize, toward the end of the shows run, contestants who both missed four consecutive questions in the main game each received a series of at-home memory-improvement books. The first contestant to reach 100 points won the game and earned the right to play a bonus round, later, the producers changed the rules, awarding a prize for each correct answer, with seven as the winning score. Each episode was played to a set limit, and once that limit was reached an audible signal was played. If a game was in progress when time was called, it would resume on the show with any unrevealed answers shuffled into different positions. If time was called during the round, the board was left as it was. Each game featured two new contestants, the game in progress during the final installment of the series did not finish in timeEye Guess – Host Bill Cullen, 1966.
14. Felony Squad – Felony Squad is a half-hour television crime drama originally broadcast on the ABC network from September 12,1966, to January 31,1969, a span encompassing seventy-three episodes. The program starred Howard Duff and Dennis Cole as investigators in a major crimes unit, the setting was an unidentified West Coast city. Duffs character was the veteran who was teaching his partner the nuances of life in this new facet of police work. Another main character was desk sergeant Dan Briggs, the father of Coles character, originally titled Men Against Evil, the show was set to be a soap opera-type program about a police captain. However, when the concept proved to be unworkable, the project was changed to a police drama with three main characters. In addition, following an objection about being associated with the word evil. For the first two years of the run it was broadcast on Monday nights, with 30 episodes comprising a seasons run. In the fall of 1968 it was switched to Friday evening time slot, the program was cancelled at midseason after just thirteen aired episodes. The final episode of the series was part of a crossover with the ABC legal drama Judd, for the Defense, the stunt also proved to be no more effective for Judd, which was cancelled at the end of its season after a two-year run. Alexanders role in the series was not only onscreen but also offscreen as a technical adviser and he died of a heart attack less than six months after Felony Squad left the air. The show and its title were later parodied in the 1980s by the Leslie Nielsen TV comedy series, Felony Squad was sponsored by L&M Cigarettes, as seen on the 1967 episode The Day Of The Shark Part 1. Sam Stone Dennis Cole as Detective Jim Briggs Ben Alexander as Desk SgtFelony Squad – Howard Duff working in front of the camera and behind it, 1967.
15. The Generation Gap – The Generation Gap was a primetime American game show that aired from February 7 to May 23,1969 on ABC. It was originally hosted by Dennis Wholey, who was replaced by Jack Barry after ten episodes had aired, fred Foy announced during the entire run. Two teams of three players competed – one composed of people under the age of thirty, the other being people over thirty, at least one member of each team was a well-known celebrity, occasionally playing against a relative on the other team. Each round featured questions directed at each individual contestant worth $20 apiece, the other team could earn $5 for predicting whether their opponents could answer correctly. Shortly into the run, the rule was discarded and each correct answer now scored $25. After all six players had each answered a question, the teams answered six Cross-Generation questions, any player could buzz in, with a correct answer worth $10 but an incorrect answer deducting $10 from the teams earnings. The team who earned the most money after three rounds would have their winnings tripled, at least one question on each show involved a musical guest from either the past or present. The series was aired on Friday nights and first hosted by Wholey from the pilot through the episode on April 11,1969. Beginning the following week, he was replaced by Jack Barry in his first national hosting job since the quiz show scandals over a decade earlier forced him and it was hoped that, if the show were a success in primetime, it would lead to a daytime slot. However, ratings were not strong enough and The Generation Gap ended after 16 episodes, despite this, Barrys game show career was successfully revived, and he thanked ABC for the opportunity during his goodbyes on the last episode. The Generation Gap has not been revived in other countries, partly due to its short run. Despite its title, The Generation Game was based on a 1969 Dutch show entitled Een van de acht, while not explicitly revived, the concept of Juniors vs. Seniors being over/under the age of thirty was later used on the 1984-1985 Mark Goodson series Trivia Trap. The 1998 VH1 series My Generation could be considered a revival due to a format and emphasis on music. The game was played for points, and the series used a Pyramid-esque bonus round for a prize package, canadian youth channel YTV produced a game show of their own called Generation Gap hosted by Jeff Rechner which ran for a single season in 1989. This version was a show which pitted a team of kids against a team of adults. However, beyond the title, it had little to do with the original series. Unlike most other shows of its era, The Generation Gap has remained intact. The first, eighth, and ninth episodes circulate among collectors, the Generation Gap at the Internet Movie DatabaseThe Generation Gap – The Generation Gap title logo.
16. Gentle Ben – Gentle Ben is a bear character created by author Walt Morey and first introduced in a 1965 childrens novel, Gentle Ben. The original novel told the story of the friendship between a male bear named Ben and a boy named Mark. The story provided the basis for the 1967 film Gentle Giant, the popular late 1960s U. S. television series Gentle Ben, a 1980s animated cartoon and two early 2000s made-for-TV movies. However, due to the decline in demand for pulp fiction caused by the advent of broadcast television in the 1950s and his wife, a schoolteacher, challenged him to write adventure stories that would interest young readers, similar to those of Jack London. After several years, Morey took up her challenge with the goal of producing a story for young readers that adults could also enjoy. The result was Gentle Ben, which was based on Moreys own past experiences working and traveling in Alaska, Morey said that many of the book characters were based on real Alaskan people he had met. Originally published in 1965 by E. P, Dutton, the novel was a success, selling nearly 3 million copies and winning the Dutton Animal Book Award that year. Morey went on to many more childrens novels, often involving themes of nature, animals and survival. Mark Andersen is a teenage boy who lives in Alaska with his fisherman father and mother, Karl. Mark is lonely after the death of his brother. Ben, now an adult bear, spends his days chained alone in a shack on Bensons property. However, Fog Benson and his friends attack Ben and Ben fights back, injuring Fog. Soon afterwards, Karls fishing boat is destroyed in a storm, so he takes a job minding a fish trap on the island where Ben is living, which leads to Mark and Ben renewing their friendship. Then Ben helps a businessman and trophy hunter visiting the island, Peter King. Ben gently rolls the rock off him, the grateful King pays a local guide to protect Ben and ends up going into business with Karl Andersen, so Ben will be safe and the Andersens financial fortunes are greatly improved. An 8-foot-tall life-size carved wooden statue of Gentle Ben the bear stands in Walt Morey Park in Wilsonville, Oregon, in 2012, the Gentle Ben statue was stolen from the park by local teens and dumped in a roadside ditch. It was later found and returned to the park, producer Ivan Tors made the film Gentle Giant for Paramount Pictures based on Moreys book, and partially funded by CBS. At that time, Tors was focusing on films and television shows involving animals, originally, Tors planned to release the Gentle Giant film ahead of the TV series, as he had done with Flipper and Clarence, the Cross-Eyed LionGentle Ben – Dust jacket of the original 1965 E.P. Dutton edition of Gentle Ben by Walt Morey
17. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. – For the movie character, see Leonard Lawrence. Gomer Pyle, U. S. M. C. is an American situation comedy originally aired on CBS from September 25,1964. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, the show ran for a total of 150 half-hour episodes spanning over five seasons, first in black-and-white, and then in color. In 2006, CBS Home Entertainment began releasing the series on DVD, the final season was released in November 2008. Gomer Pyle, U. S. M. C. was a hit, never placing lower than tenth in the Nielsen ratings and it has enjoyed continued popularity through reruns and DVD releases. The series was created by Aaron Ruben, who produced the show with Sheldon Leonard. Frank Sutton plays Gomers high-octane, short-fused Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter, Allan Melvin played in the recurring role of Gunnery Sergeant Carters rival, Staff Sergeant Charley Hacker. Everett Greenbaum and Jim Fritzell, writers for The Andy Griffith Show, are credited with creating the character of Gomer Pyle, the character was based on an incompetent gas station attendant whom Greenbaum met and named after Gomer Cool and Denver Pyle. Jim Nabors was cast to play Gomer, he had been performing for a Santa Monica nightclub, The Horn, when Andy Griffith discovered him. Though originally intended to only in one episode, Gomer proved popular. The pilot episode of Gomer Pyle was filmed in 1963 as part of The Andy Griffith Show, the 1960s had a return to the more mundane sensibilities of comedy, due to viewers wishes for television programming to be a cultural antidepressant. Thus, fantasy and rural-oriented comedies gained popularity and dominated the Nielsen ratings, like other comedies at the time, Gomer Pyle was a deep escapist show, it avoided political commentary and offered viewers a distraction from the social changes of the 1960s. Despite being a show and airing during the peak of the Vietnam War. Instead, the focused on Gomers innocent simplicity Sergeant Carters frustration. This, compounded with the popularity of rural comedies in the 1960s, Frank Sutton, who played Carter, also ascribed the shows popularity to its concentration on its two main characters, and the plots being built around their respective personalities. The program remained in the top 10 of the ratings throughout its run—in the top three for all but its third season when CBS moved it from Fridays to Wednesdays. Nabors quit because he desired to move to something else, reach for another rung on the ladder, either up or down, after Gomer Pyle left the air, Jim Nabors hosted his own variety show, The Jim Nabors Hour, from 1969 to 1971. As well as showcasing Nabors singing and rich voice, the show included comedy sketches that featured Naborss Gomer Pyle co-stars Frank SuttonGomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. – Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. title screen Jim Nabors said that it was difficult for him to watch the opening sequence of the show, because many of the Marines he is seen marching with were killed in Vietnam.
18. Gumby – Gumby is an American clay animation franchise, centered on a green clay humanoid character created and modeled by Art Clokey. The character has been the subject of two series as well as a feature-length film and other media. Since the original run, he has become well known as an example of stop motion clay animation and an influential cultural icon, spawning many tributes, parodies. Gumby follows the character and his adventures through different environments. Gumbys principal sidekick is Pokey, a talking orange pony and his nemeses are the Blockheads, a pair of humanoid, red-colored figures with cube-shaped heads, who wreak mischief and havoc. The Blockheads were inspired by The Katzenjammer Kids, who were getting into scrapes. Also featured are Gumbys dog Nopey, whose vocabulary is the word nope. The later syndicated series in 1988 added Gumbys sister Minga and mastodon friend Denali, Gumby was created by Art Clokey in the early 1950s after he finished film school at the University of Southern California. Clokeys first animated film was a 1953 three-minute student film called Gumbasia, Gumbasia was created in a style that Clokeys professor Slavko Vorkapić taught at USC called Kinesthetic Film Principles, described as massaging of the eye cells. This technique of camera movements and editing was responsible for much of the Gumby look, in 1955, Clokey showed Gumbasia to movie producer Sam Engel, who encouraged him to develop his technique by animating figures into childrens stories. Clokey moved forward, producing a pilot featuring the character Gumby, the look of Gumby was inspired by a suggestion from his wife Ruth that Clokey base his character on The Gingerbread Man. The color green was chosen because Clokey saw it as a racially neutral color. Gumbys legs and feet were made wide for pragmatic reasons, they ensured that the character would stand up during stop-motion filming. The famous slanted shape of Gumbys head was based on the style of Clokeys father Charles Farrington in an old photograph. NBC executive Thomas Warren Sarnoff saw and loved Clokeys first pilot and had Clokey make another one and this became a huge hit on Howdy Doody, leading Sarnoff to order Gumby his own series in 1955 entitled The Gumby Show. In 1955 and 1956,22 eleven-minute episodes aired on NBC, Gumbys voice was originally provided by Ruth Eggleston, wife of the shows art director Al Eggleston, until Dallas McKennon became the primary voice of Gumby in 1957. Because of its format, the show featured Clokeys puppet films plus interviews and games. During this time, the show went through a succession of two hosts, Robert Nicholson and Pinky Lee, in 1959, the show entered syndication and more episodes were later produced in the 1960sGumby – Mr. Stuff gives Gumby all the goodies he can hold in " Grub Grabber Gumby ".
19. The Guns of Will Sonnett – The Guns of Will Sonnett is a Western television series set in the 1870s which was broadcast on the ABC television network from 1967 to 1969. The series was the first production collaboration between Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas, who would go on to produce one of ABCs most-memorable hits. The series starred veteran character actor Walter Brennan as Will Sonnett, and Dack Rambo as his grandson, Jeff, disgusted with his fathers absence due to army business, James had disappeared at the age of seventeen. A few years later, a boy was delivered to Will, with a letter identifying him as James son. The letter also said that James was giving his father a chance at being a parent. Will was grateful for the opportunity, and did his best to steer his grandson in the right direction, the elder Sonnett was capable with firearms and often spoke to strangers about this in an intimidating way. In the first episode, he mentions that his son is an expert with guns, and his grandson is better and this last phrase was uttered frequently on the show, and became a catch phrase among the shows fans. Will was not completely absent from James childhood, and he had taught James how to handle a six-shooter, hearing so much of his fathers repute, Jeff decided to find him. Will agreed, and they rode across the West looking for James and they often arrived at places that James had recently left. The people they met had mixed opinions of James, some seeing him as a ruthless killer, James appeared in several episodes, played by Jason Evers. One episode, entitled The Man Who Killed Jim Sonnett, guest starred Robert F. Simon, the main characters achieved the goal of the premise in the final episode, when Will and Jeff located James. The three men became lawmen in a town, Will as town marshal and the other two as his deputies. The Guns of Will Sonnett aired two years after the cancellation of Brennans 1964-1965 ABC series The Tycoon, ahna Capri portrayed Laurie in Stopover in a Troubled Town. Charles Grodin played the gunfighter Bells Pickering in A Bell for Jeff Sonnett, kevin Hagen played the prosecutor named Kingman, and Judson Pratt portrayed John Hardwick in the episode One Angry Juror. Dennis Hopper portrayed Vern Reed in Find a Sonnett, Kill a Sonnett, cloris Leachman portrayed Vera Sonnett in And A Killing Rode Into Town. Nora Marlowe portrayed Polly in Meeting in a Small Town, strother Martin played the bartender Harvey Bains in Message at Noon. Jack Nicholson portrayed Tom Murdoch in A Son for A Son, timeless Media Group released both seasons on DVD in Region 1 on July 14,2009 in a 6-disc set entitled The Guns of Will Sonnett, The Complete Seasons 1&2. The episodes were taken from the form syndicated by King World and they are transferred from video tape sources and have not been remastered from the original film printsThe Guns of Will Sonnett – Walter Brennan and Edward Andrews, 1968.
20. H.R. Pufnstuf – H. R. Pufnstuf is a childrens television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. It was the first Krofft live-action, life-sized-puppet program, the seventeen episodes were originally broadcast from September 6,1969, to December 27,1969. The broadcasts were successful enough that NBC kept it on the Saturday morning schedule until August 1972, the show was shot in Paramount Studios and its opening was shot in Big Bear Lake, California. Reruns of the show aired on ABC Saturday morning from September 2,1972, to September 8,1973 and it was syndicated by itself from 1974 to 1978 and in a package with six other Krofft series under the banner Krofft Superstars from 1978 to 1985. Reruns of the show were shown on MeTV until 2016, in 2004 and 2007, H. R. Pufnstuf was ranked #22 and #27 on TV Guides Top Cult Shows Ever. The H. R. Pufnstuf character was created for the HemisFair 68 worlds fair in 1968. The characters name was Luther and he became the symbol of the fair, H. R. Pufnstuf introduced the Kroffts most-used plot scenario, their fairy tale of good versus evil, as well as their second plot scenario, the stranger in a strange land. The show centered on a boy named Jimmy. He is 11 years old when he arrives on the island, the boat was actually owned and controlled by a wicked witch named Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo who rode on a broomstick-like vehicle called the Vroom Broom. She used the boat to lure Jimmy and Freddy to her castle on Living Island, Jimmy was taken in by H. R. Pufnstuf, who was able to protect him from Witchiepoo, as the cave where he lived was the only place her magic had no effect. Apart from Jimmy and Witchiepoo, all of the characters on Living Island were realized via large cumbersome costumes or puppetry of either animals or objects. A frequent plot device involves Witchiepoo and her henchmen Orson Vulture, Seymour Spider, another concerns Jimmy and Freddys efforts to return home from Living Island with the same lack of success. Jimmy - One of the characters of the series. He is a young English boy who was lured to Living Island by a boat that worked for Witchiepoo because Jimmy possesses a magic talking flute named Freddy. H. R. Pufnstuf - The title character of the series, H. R. Pufnstuf is a friendly dragon who is the Mayor of Living Island. Freddy the Flute - Freddy is a talking flute that is owned by Jimmy. He is often targeted by Witchiepoo, Cling and Clang - Cling and Clang are two short deaf cavemen with furry three-toed feet and bird-like faces who work for H. R. Pufnstuf as his Rescue Racer Crew. Cling wears red and Clang wears green, Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo - The primary antagonist of the seriesH.R. Pufnstuf – H.R. Pufnstuf
21. The Herculoids – The Herculoids is an American Saturday-morning animated-cartoon television series, created and designed by Alex Toth, that was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The show debuted on September 9,1967 on CBS, eleven new episodes were produced in 1981 as part of the Space Stars show. The plotlines are rooted in fiction, and have story direction and content similar to Jonny Quest. This series is set on the distant planet Amzot, the name Amzot was first mentioned in the Space Ghost episode The Molten Monsters of Moltar and in the series proper in the Time Creatures episode. There are eight characters who make up the Herculoids, The three humanoid characters were the only ones who could communicate in English. Zandor - The protector of Amzot/Quasar, and leader of The Herculoids, dorno - Son of Zandor and Tara. Despite being their son, he refers to them by their first names. However this changed in the 80s revival of the series, the five creature characters of The Herculoids are, Zok - A flying space dragon. He can emit laser beams from his eyes and tail and his eyes also produce a nega-beam that can neutralize certain energy attacks. Zok can survive in space unaided, is capable of interstellar travel, an extremely large and powerful simian, he has extremely dense rock-like skin and is nearly invulnerable to harm. In one episode, Igoo wades through a pond of molten lava, Igoo has a kind and gentle temperament as well as a great fondness and devotion for Tara, and would do anything for her. Tundro - A ten-legged, four-horned rhino/triceratops hybrid and he can shoot explosive energy rocks from his cannon-horn. His natural armor-plating is exceptionally strong, similar to Igoos rock skin and his legs have the ability to extend to a remarkable length, somewhat like stilts. He can also spin his head at blinding speed, allowing him to drill through solid rock, Gloop and Gleep - Two protoplasmic creatures. They are able to absorb and deflect energy blasts and laser beams, Gloop is the larger of the two. The series has influenced other artists of various mediums. Jamaican American DJ DJ Kool Herc at one time employed a band which also drew its name from the show. Roughly contemporaneous to their own series premiere, the Herculoids made an appearance in an episode of Space Ghost, along with the Herculoids were Shazzan, Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor, the last two sharing one seriesThe Herculoids – The Herculoids title card.
22. Hidden Faces – People often see hidden faces in things. Depending on the circumstances, this is referred to as pareidolia and it is thus also a kind of optical illusion. When an artist notices that two different things have an appearance, and draws or paints a picture making this similarity evident he makes images with double meanings. Many of these images are hidden faces or hidden skulls and these illusionistic pictures present the viewer with a mental choice of two interpretations, head or landscape, head or objects, head or architecture, etc. Both of them are valid, but the viewer sees only one of them, there are everyday examples of hidden faces, they are chance images including faces in the clouds, figures of the Rorschach Test and the Man in the Moon. You can also find in them battles and rapidly moving figures, strange faces and costumes, francois and Jean Robert collected and published a lot of photos of chance faces. The Mannerist master at the 16th-century imperial Habsburg courts of Vienna and Prague and he arranged flowers, vegetables, fruits, shells, scallops and other animals, books and different things on the canvas in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a portrait. His series of The Four Seasons seems to be the first use of this approach and he is considered as forerunner of Dada and Surrealism. Larvatus prodeo, I wear a mask, he could have said with Descartes, probably his most famous hidden face is Voltaire in his oil painting, Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire. Anamorphosis is used for works of art that were made as distorted. But when viewed from a point, or through a reflecting object placed upon it, the hidden image appears in its true shape. Orosz made experiments with anamorphoses not only in resurrecting the old technique but to improve, the ambiguous layers coming up by this approach make use of the connection or contrast of the two images within the same picture being independent from each other. Fernand Hallyn, Le paysage anthropomorphe, Yves Giraud, Le Paysage à la Renaissance, Fribourg, Editions universitaires de Fribourg,1988, michel Weemans & Jean-Hubert Martin, Le paysage anthropomorphe à la Renaissance, Paris, Réunion des musées nationaux. Michel Weemans, Herri met de Bles’s sleeping peddler, an exegetical and anthropomorphic landscape, The Art Bulletin, Vol.88, Jean-Hubert Martin, Une image peut en cacher une autre - Arcimboldo, Dalí, Raetz, Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais,2009. ISBN 978-2-7118-5586-5 Jean-Hubert Martin, Stephan Andreae, Das endlose Rätsel, Dalí und die Magier der Mehrdeutigkeit, Ostfildern-Ruit,2003. Dario Gamboni, Potential images, ambiguity and indeterminacy in modern art, jean-Claude Lebensztejn, Lart de la tache, Introduction à la Nouvelle methode dAlexander Cozens, Paris, Éditions du Limon,1990. Jean-Didier Urbain, La crypto-image ou le palimpseste iconique, Eidos,5,1991, p. 1-16, et Horst W. Janson, The ‘Image made by Chance’ in Renaissance Thought, Millard Meiss, De Artibus opuscula XL. Essays in Honor of Erwin Panofsky, New York,1961, I, pp. 254–266, II, pp. 87–88Hidden Faces – Chance image: An alarm clock where a "sad face" could be perceived.
23. The Joey Bishop Show (talk show) – Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26,1969. This proved to be one of the few installments of the series to top The Tonight Show in the ratings, in 2011, Philbin revealed that Bishop had conceived the walk-off as a stunt. The show was created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, unable to attract high ratings, the show was cancelled after two seasons. Jack Paar appeared on one of the broadcasts as a kind of co-host as a favor to Bishop. The show ended on December 26,1969 with Bishop leaving after his monologue, Philbin was left to finish the final episode. The time slot was filled by The Dick Cavett Show, the Joey Bishop Show – A situation comedy starring Bishop that ran on NBC from 1961 to 1964, and on CBS from 1964 to 1965. The Joey Bishop Show at the Internet Movie Database The Joey Bishop Show at TV. comThe Joey Bishop Show (talk show) – Bishop with guest Danny Thomas and sidekick Regis Philbin, 1967.
24. Judd, for the Defense – Judd, for the Defense is an American legal drama originally broadcast on the ABC network on Friday nights from September 8,1967, to September 19,1969. The show stars Carl Betz, who had spent eight years in the role of Dr. Alex Stone. Playing his top assistant, Ben Caldwell, was Stephen Young, even before the show premiered, Foreman threatened a lawsuit by saying that the program was appropriating for commercial purposes my career as a lawyer. Throughout the course of the run of the show, there were never enough viewers to establish Foremans claim. The shows producer, Harold Gast, sought to break new ground with the program, in addition, one personal experience involving credit card problems caused by computers became the basis for an episode entitled, Epitaph on a Computer Card. In 1968, Gast and writer Leon Tokatyan won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the episode Tempest in a Texas Town, the idea did not salvage either program, as both were soon cancelled. Betzs portrayal of a lawyer was enough to him paid opportunities to speak before groups of attorneys. Additionally, screenwriter Robert Lewin won a Writers Guild award for the episode, Judd, for the Defense at the Internet Movie Database Judd, for the Defense at TV. comJudd, for the Defense – Carl Betz as Judd with guest star Katharine Houghton, 1968.
25. The King Family Show – The King Family Show is an American musical variety series that featured The King Sisters and their extended musical family. The series first aired on ABC from January 1965 to January 1966, the series was revived in 1969, airing from March to September 1969. After an appearance on The Hollywood Palace in May 1964 drew a reported 53,000 letters, the Family is King aired on August 29,1964 to great ratings. More letters poured into ABC and The King Family was given their own hour-long weekly musical variety series, debuting on Saturday, bing Crosby introduced the premiere episode. The series was full of songs from Broadway, film, The Great American Songbook, the show starred the Grammy nominated vocal group The King Sisters, along with their husbands, siblings, and children and The Alvino Rey Orchestra. In all, some members of the King family, ranging in age from seven months to 79 years. Yvonne Kings daughter Tina Cole, later featured on My Three Sons, at the beginning of the series, King Family patriarch, William King Driggs appeared in every episode, but suffered a stroke on set and died a week later on April 6,1965. The series crew consisted of director and choreographer Marc Breaux with choreographer Dee Dee Wood and this series was Bob Mackies first credit on his own. One letter to ABC enthused, the King Family was beautiful, talented and we are buying Wisk and Clairol tomorrow. Still, the show was cancelled in January 1966, records released six albums The King Family Show, The King Family Album, The King Family Live. In the Round, Christmas with the King Family, Sunday with the King Family and this new color half hour program occupied the Wednesday 8, 30-9,00 timeslot until September of that year. 13 episodes were produced and aired from March 12 thru June 11,1969 then the run of the series was repeated from June 18 until September 10,1969. On November 19,1967, The King Family began producing their own syndicated Holiday specials beginning with Thanksgiving with the King Family which first aired on November 19,1967The King Family Show – The King Family on the cover of their 1965 Christmas album
26. The King Kong Show – The King Kong Show is an American/Japanese anime series produced by Videocraft of the United States, and Toei Animation of Japan. It is the first anime series produced in Japan for an American company, ABC ran the series in the US between September 10,1966, and August 31,1969. This series is an adaptation of the famous movie monster King Kong with character designs by Jack Davis. In this series, the giant ape befriends the Bond Family, with whom he goes on adventures, saving the world from monsters, robots, aliens, mad scientists. Included is a cartoon show called Tom Of T. H. U. M. B. About a three inch tall secret agent for T. H. U. M. B. In Japan, the first two episodes were combined into a 56-minute special, titled King of the World, The King Kong Show, and was broadcast on NET on December 31,1966. The rest of the series, with the inclusion of Tom of T. H. U. M. B. was broadcast on NET as King Kong & 001/7 Tom Thumb, and aired on April 5 to October 4,1967, with a total of 26 episodes. This series was enough for Rankin/Bass to extend the Kong franchise to another Japanese company. This resulted in Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster and King Kong Escapes, on November 15,2005, Sony Wonder released 8 episodes on two DVD releases. The pilot episode was included, in two parts, between the two DVDs, theme music for the series was recorded in London, England, in 1965, using primarily British studio musicians. Canadian conductor, vocalist, and former Kitchener-Waterloo Record entertainment columnist Harry Currie provided vocal talent on the recording, King Kong - The title character and hero. The 8th Wonder of the World, Kong was discovered on Mondo Island by Bobby Bond and he even saved Bobbys family from other disasters afterwards. Ever since, he has become the mascot and hero. Professor Bond - The head/father of the Bond family, Susan Bond - The teenage daughter. She is always somewhat perplexed by Bobby and Kongs friendship and she is the basis for Susan Watson in King Kong Escapes. Susan is always the one knows what Dr. Who is up to and her fear is dreaming about snakes, Bobby Bond - The young son, and Kongs closest companionThe King Kong Show – Original title card for the series
27. Match Game – Match Game is an American television panel game show that premiered on NBC in 1962 and was revived several times over the course of the next few decades. The game featured contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in-the-blank questions, the Match Game in its original version ran on NBCs daytime lineup from 1962 until 1969. The show returned with a changed format in 1973 on CBS and became a major success, with an expanded panel, larger cash payouts. Concurrently with the run, from 1975 to 1981, a five-night-a-week fringe time version. It returned to ABC in a prime time edition on June 26,2016. All of these used the 1970s format as their basis. The series was a production of Mark Goodson/Bill Todman Productions, along with its successor companies, in 2013, TV Guide ranked the 1973–79 version CBS version of Match Game as No.4 on its list of the 60 greatest game shows ever. The Match Game premiered on December 31,1962, Gene Rayburn was host and Johnny Olson served as announcer, for the series premiere, Arlene Francis and Skitch Henderson were the two celebrity panelists. The show was taped in Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, NBCs largest New York studio, a team scored 25 points if two teammates matched answers or 50 points if all three contestants matched. The first team to score 100 points won $100 and played the Audience Match, each contestant who agreed with the most popular answer to a question earned the team $50, for a possible total of $450. The questions used in the game were commonplace, Name a kind of muffin, Write down one of the words to ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ other than ‘Row, the humor in the original series came largely from the panelists reactions to the other answers. In 1963, NBC cancelled the series with six weeks left to be recorded, question writer Dick DeBartolo came up with a funnier set of questions, like Mary likes to pour gravy all over Johns _____, and submitted it to Mark Goodson. NBC also occasionally used special episodes of the series as a program in prime time if one of its movies had an irregular time slot. The Match Game continued through September 26,1969 on NBC for 1,760 episodes, airing at 4,00 pm Eastern, running 25 minutes due to a five-minute newscast. Since Olson split time between New York and Miami to announce The Jackie Gleason Show, one of the networks New York staff announcers filled-in for Olson when he could not attend a broadcast. A successful match won a jackpot, which started at $500, very few episodes of the 1960s The Match Game survive. In the early 1970s, CBS vice president Fred Silverman began overhauling the networks programming as part of what has become known as the rural purge. As part of overhaul, the network reintroduced game shows beginning in 1972Match Game – Match Game
28. Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor – Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor is a science fiction animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which ran on CBS from September 9,1967 to September 6,1969. Despite Mobys name coming first, he had one short per half-hour episode. The same structure was used the season for Frankenstein, Jr. One day, while on a trip, a teenage caveman named Tor, along with his winged pet dinosaur Tog, rescue an old man who, as a reward. Mightor protects his village from evil-doers, amongst the villagers are the chief, Pondo, and his daughter, the beautiful redhaired Sheera. Sheera has a brother named Little Rok, who loves pretending to be Mightor. The characters have several pets, including Little Roks dodo bird, Ork, Tor is voiced by Bobby Diamond, while Mightor is voiced by Paul Stewart. Pondo, Tog, Ork, and Bollo are voiced by John Stephenson, Sheera is voiced by Patsy Garrett. Little Rok is voiced by Norma MacMillan, teenage boys Tom and Tub are rescued by the great white whale Moby Dick after a shipwreck. Together with their pet seal, Scooby, they face the dangers of the undersea world, Tom is voiced by Bobby Resnick, Tub is voiced by Barry Balkin, and Moby and Scooby are voiced by Don Messick. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand release, available exclusively through Warners online store, along with other Hanna-Barbera heroes, Mightor and Moby Dick appear in a crossover with a time-traveling Space Ghost during the final six episodes of the latters original series. Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor and his friends appear in the Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes comic book, in 1972, Moby Dick appeared briefly in Yogis Ark Lark when Captain Noah and Yogi Bear accidentally landed their flying ark on Mobys back. Mighty Mightor makes some appearances in the Adult Swim show Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, as Judge Hiram Mightor, Moby Dick appears in the episode SPF voiced by Wally Wingert. Tom, Tubb, and Scooby the Seal appear in the Scooby-Doo, Mystery Incorporated episode The Midnight Zone with Tom and Tubb voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. Moby Dick is depicted as a submarine piloted by Tom and Tubb and they helped Mystery Incorporated and Cassidy Williams to reach the Midnight Zone when World War II Robots have been attacking Cassidy Williams. Mightor and Moby Dick have cameos in the film Scooby-Doo, a new incarnation of Mightor appears in the 2016 DC comic book series Future Quest, along with several other characters from Hanna-Barbaras action cartoons. This version is a black boy of modern times who discovers the originals club and is transformed into a new Mightor. This Mightor is mentored in his new role by BirdmanMoby Dick and Mighty Mightor – Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor title screen
29. The Mothers-in-Law – The Mothers-in-Law is an American sitcom starring Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard as two matriarchs who were friends and next-door neighbors whose childrens elopement made them in-laws. The show aired on NBC from September 1967 to April 1969, executive produced by Desi Arnaz, the series was created by Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Davis. Eve and Herb Hubbard have lived next door to Kaye and Roger Buell for 15 years, Herb is a successful lawyer, while Roger is a television writer who works at home. The Hubbards are very straitlaced, the Buells off-the-wall and fun-loving, despite their differences, including an age disparity of about twenty years, they are best friends. In spite of their friendship, though, they do tend to get more than their share of squabbles. The Buells son Jerry and the Hubbards daughter Suzie fall in love while in college, marry, the two sets of parents have different ideas of how their children should live their lives, and the constant meddling of the mothers-in-law provides the premise for the series. One of the differences between the two couples is that Kaye allowed Suzie to call her Mother Buell, but Eve would not allow Jerry to call her Mother Hubbard without objecting. During the second season, the couple have a set of fraternal twins, a boy. Most of the episodes were written by Madelyn Pugh Davis and Bob Carroll, however, a laugh track was still used to fill any gaps in audience reactions or missed punchlines. Sothern was a good friend of Arnaz and his former wife Lucille Ball. In fact, in the late 1930s when Ball was under contract to RKO Pictures, when Ball and Sothern were both working for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1940s, Sothern continued as Queen of the Bs in the Maisie films. Eve Arden was also an old friend of Arnaz and Ball, however, NBC found Ann and Eves styles of comedy too similar for the way the show was written. Singer-comedian Kaye Ballard, another old friend, auditioned for and got the part of the neighbor that would have gone to Sothern, actress Kay Cole played Suzie Hubbard in the initial pilot, however, after the series was picked up, Cole was replaced by actress Deborah Walley. Only the scenes featuring Suzie were re-filmed for the version of the pilot. Walley would remain with the show for its entire two-year run, ironically, five years prior to The Mothers-in-Law, Walley had unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Lucy Carmichaels daughter, Chris, on The Lucy Show, losing the part to Candy Moore. As of 2016, Kaye Ballard and Jerry Fogel are the two surviving cast members. Eve Arden as Eve Hildegarde Hubbard, wife of attorney Herb Hubbard, a housewife, she and Kaye tend to meddle and interfere with the kids marriage and lives, which serves as the premise of the show. When she got annoyed with her husband, or her male in-laws, she would utter coldly and she also had a tendency to sarcastically mock in a high voice when she is shown something that she is in disbelief of, namely when it comes from Herb or KayeThe Mothers-in-Law – DVD cover, with Kaye Ballard (left) and Eve Arden
30. My Friend Tony – My Friend Tony is an American crime drama that aired on NBC in 1969. The pilot originally aired as My Pal Tony on The Danny Thomas Hour on March 4,1968, the series features Enzo Cerusico as the title character, Tony Novello, and James Whitmore as John Woodruff, a professor of criminology who served in Italy during World War II. As a child, Novello had been a street urchin who survived as a pickpocket, the premise of the series was that the adult Novello had emigrated to the United States to join Woodruff in a private investigation team. Novello handled the legwork and physical side of the investigations while Woodruff conducted painstaking analysis of the most obscure clues and my Friend Tony debuted on January 5,1969. NBC slotted the program in the 10 p. m. Eastern timeslot on Sundays, the network ended production of the series after 16 episodes but continued airing reruns of the show through that summer. The program aired for the last time on August 31,1969, despite having the highly successful Bonanza as its lead-in, Sheldon Leonard — who developed My Friend Tony and was its executive producer — attributed the programs low ratings to its timeslot. First, the 10-to-11 P. M. time spot didnt take advantage of Enzos youthful audience, as shown by his flood of fan mail. Second, because of the length and the networks commitment to 27 new projects all demanding air time. Critics had savaged My Friend Tony, calling the series hackneyed, the kind of minimal fare that has been ground out ad nauseam. My Friend Tony at the Internet Movie Database My Friend Tony at TV. comMy Friend Tony – My Friend Tony
31. N.Y.P.D. (TV series) – N. Y. P. D. is the title of a half-hour American television crime drama of the 1960s set in the context of the New York City Police Department. The program appeared on the ABC network during the 1967-68 and 1968-69 television seasons, in both seasons, the program appeared in the evening,9,30 p. m. time slot. During the second season, N. Y. P. D was joined by The Mod Squad, the cast included Jack Warden as Lt. Mike Haines, Robert Hooks as Detective Jeff Ward, and Frank Converse as Detective Johnny Corso. The show was a production of Talent Associates, Ltd. a company founded by Alfred Levy, Talent Associates had produced 14 years of the anthology program Armstrong Circle Theatre and The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, both highly respected shows. Television producer, movie producer, and talk show host Susskind created N. Y. P. D, producer Susskind and actor Harvey Keitel would work together again on Martin Scorseses Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. The Screaming Woman, and Deadly Circle of Violence, in 1967, N. Y. P. D. was the first television series in America to air an episode with a gay theme. The police track down a man blackmailing gay men, prompting several suicides. and subsequent moviesN.Y.P.D. (TV series) – The cast from left: Frank Converse, Jack Warden and Robert Hooks, 1969.
32. The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an American live-action and animated television series that originally aired on NBC from September 15,1968 through February 23,1969. After the shows run, the series continued to air in reruns as part of The Banana Splits. In February 1967, Hanna-Barbera Productions announced it was in the process of developing a number of six new animated television series. It was a big success and so NBC went forward with our series, at the time of production, The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was the first weekly television series to combine live-action performers and animation. During development of the series, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera also stated the show was to be the most expensive half hour ever put on television. We think combining the action with the animation will give our company a special identification, with Joseph Barbera adding. The kids are wearing the same high-gaiter shoes now that Huck, after NBC green-lit the series, preparations began to find the youngsters to portray the series three leads. In 2005, Haslam recalled the process, saying he show was produced by both Hanna-Barbera and NBC. As a result there were a lot of people to make happy when it came to choosing the cast, as I understand it, Hanna-Barbera cast the show and sent some kind of screen test/pilot to the NBC executives in New York. NBC didnt like the choices that had been made and they decided that they wanted the cast to be younger. So Hanna-Barbera had to all over again. In casting their lead, Hanna-Barbera and NBC eventually found their ideal Huck in 14-year-old veteran child actor Michael Shea, 14-year-old newcomer LuAnn Haslam was chosen to play Becky. In recounting how she landed the role, Haslam stated, I got a call from my agent to go to Hanna-Barbera for an interview, carmen Sanchez was the casting director. As I walked into her office she was on the telephone and she turned, looked at me and said to the person on the telephone, I have to go, Becky just walked in. Rounding out the series live-action cast was 13-year-old Kevin Schultz who was cast as Tom, and finally, character actor Ted Cassidy was cast to voice the role of the animated antagonist Injun Joe. With the series three young stars in place, the complicated filming process began. During the months the series was in production, each day of filming began at 9,00 a. m. Under California law at the time, child actors were required to attend school for three hours a day and periods of instruction had to last at least 20 minutes at a timeThe New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
33. The Outcasts (TV series) – The Outcasts is an American Western genre television series, appearing on ABC in the 1968-69 season. The series stars Don Murray and Otis Young and it is most notable for being the first television Western with an African American co-star. One black, one white, one soldier, one ex-Confederate officer, one ex-slave. Those words opened a series telling the story of bounty hunter Earl Corey who teams up with newly released slave Jemal David in the 1860s, several dynamics ran through the show. For one, the two heroes were not friends - Corey would frequently to call David Boy and David would call him Boss, each had something the other wanted. And David was a realist, knowing there were places Corey could enter that he, there were times when Corey had to ponder whether to side with other Whites or back up his new partner. And David had to learn to trust a man who, a few years before, had held the whip hand - literally -, but, as they moved through their new situation, a grudging respect came into being. We ride together Corey said, when asked, but there were hints along the way. A rich - poor dichotomy was very subtle, with the Union army and the carpetbaggers now in charge, Corey found himself with nothing. Jemal David, on the hand, had been a slave who had never owned anything. Even his name was manufactured from a bottle of hair tonic, but he was now fairly prosperous, at least by his own standards. Earl tended to be tense in this new environment, but Jemal took things in stride, having come up, as he said, both men lived only for today. The show was criticized for violence, and was canceled after 26 episodes. In 1973, several episodes of the series were compiled together as a theatrical release entitled Call Me By My Rightful Name. The Outcasts at the Internet Movie Database The Outcasts at TV. comThe Outcasts (TV series) – From left: Otis Young as Jemal David, and Don Murray as Earl Corey.
34. Peyton Place (TV series) – Peyton Place is an American prime-time soap opera which aired on ABC in half-hour episodes from September 15,1964, to June 2,1969. Based upon the 1956 novel of the name by Grace Metalious. A total of 514 episodes were broadcast, in black-and-white from 1964 to 1966, at the shows peak, ABC ran three new episodes a week. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series served as the springboard for such performers as Mia Farrow, Ryan ONeal, Barbara Parkins, Christopher Connelly, David Canary, Mariette Hartley, and Lana Wood. With Peyton Place, ABC hoped to bring the success of the English soap opera, Coronation Street, inspired by that soap opera, it was decided that it should be aired in prime time. Producer Paul Monash wanted to launch a revival of Grace Metalious novel of the same name and he refused to acknowledge it as a soap opera, calling it a high-class anthology drama. An hour-long pilot was shot in 1962, originally, the Cross family from the novel was included, but when Irna Phillips was contacted to change the pilot, she decided to scrap it. Various disagreements between the makers ensued, and the pilot was not aired until September 15,1964. When the series premiered in late 1964, it marked the birth of the primetime American soap opera, the early stories were adapted from the 1956 book and 1957 film of the same name, although some principal character names, backstories and occupations were changed or simply eliminated. Some sensational plot lines from the novel were replaced with less controversial themes, the series, nevertheless, immediately was criticized for the sexual themes with which it dealt. Peyton Place was an instant hit, especially in the early years, originally, it was aired twice a week, but because of its success, it was increased to three airings a week in June 1965. Lola Albright was hired to take over the role and continued in the series until Malone returned, the shows downfall began in September 1966. Ratings dropped after Mia Farrows departure, Farrow never expected the show to become a success and immediately tried to get out of her contract when the show started its airing. On the urging of her then-husband, Frank Sinatra, the decided to write her off the show in the summer of 1966. The character Rachel Welles, portrayed by Leigh Taylor-Young, was written into the show as her replacement, the addition of Taylor-Youngs character, however, was not successful in increasing the ratings. The show was cut back to two airings a week, by 1968, most of the original characters had been written out of the show, in many cases at their own request. Critics agreed the show had become dated and, because of the constant change in characters, the writers, already beginning work on what would be the final season, announced several new characters would be written into the show. They would deal with electrifying subjects, the war, the draft, riots, music, God, although several well-known actors were added to the cast, including Ruby Dee, it was cancelled on June 2,1969Peyton Place (TV series) – Original title card (1964–1966)
35. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was an American comedy and variety show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers and initially airing on CBS from 1967 to 1969. Despite this success, continual conflicts with network executives over content led to the show being abruptly pulled from the schedule in violation of the Smothers contract in 1969, the evolution of The Comedy Hour was unique to a medium that was fearful of change. The show debuted in the winter of 1967 as a hip version of the typical comedy-variety show of its era. But within weeks it rapidly evolved into a program that extended the boundaries of what was considered permissible in television satire, the show also introduced audiences to pop singer Jennifer Warnes, who was a regular on the series. The television premiere of Mason Williams hit record, Classical Gas, took place on the show, the series showcased new musical artists that other comedy-variety shows rarely gave airtime to, due to the nature of their music or their political affiliations. Seegers appearance on the two premiere which aired on September 10,1967 was his first on network commercial television in 17 years since being blacklisted in 1950. His performance of Waist Deep in the Big Muddy was dropped from the broadcast after his refusal to comply with CBSs request to remove the sixth verse. The song, its related to the present by the controversial stanza, was a metaphor for President Lyndon B. Johnson. Seeger was eventually allowed to reappear on the show to perform the song again on Episode 24 later that season, in 1968, the show broadcast several promotional films for The Beatles songs Hey Jude and Revolution and Bee Gees. Before a rowdy crowd at the Los Angeles Forum, Jimi Hendrix dedicated I Dont Live Today to the Smothers Brothers, the show became both popular and controversial for those same references to youth culture and the issues that both interested and affected this particular target audience. The brothers soon found themselves in conflicts with CBS network censors. At the start of the 1968–69 season, the ordered that the Smothers deliver their shows finished. As the year progressed, battles over content continued, including a David Steinberg sermon about Moses and the Burning Bush. With some local stations making their own deletions of controversial sketches or comments, the network explained the decision by stating that because that weeks episode did not arrive in time to be previewed, it would not be shown. In that program, Joan Baez paid tribute to her then-husband David Harris, when the show finally did air, three weeks later, the network allowed Baez to state that her husband was in prison, but edited out the reason. Despite the conflict, the show was picked up for the 1969–70 season on March 14, however, the episode was aired in Canada on CTV on a pre-release which was a common occurrence at that time. Another of the presidents, Robert Wood, stated that it became evident that the brothers were unwilling to accept the criteria of taste established by CBS. This cancellation led the brothers to file a breach of contract suit against the network, despite this cancellation, the show won the Emmy Award that year for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy, Variety or MusicThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – Tom and Dick as Romans in a 1967 skit
36. Star Trek: The Original Series – Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek, The Original Series to distinguish the show within the franchise that it began. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s, the ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk, first officer and science officer Spock, and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy. Shatners voice-over introduction during each episodes opening credits stated the purpose, Space. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise and its five-year mission, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. The series was produced from September 1966 to December 1967 by Norway Productions and Desilu Productions, Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8,1966 to June 3,1969 and was actually seen first on September 6,1966, on Canadas CTV network. Star Treks Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network cancelled it after three seasons and 79 episodes. Several years later, the became a bona fide hit in broadcast syndication, remaining so throughout the 1970s, achieving cult classic status. The series contains significant elements of Space Western, as described by Gene Roddenberry, on March 11,1964, Gene Roddenberry, a long-time fan of science fiction, drafted a short treatment for a science-fiction television series that he called Star Trek. This was to be set on board a large interstellar spaceship S. S. Yorktown in the 23rd century, whose crew was dedicated to exploring a small portion of our galaxy. Some of the influences on his idea that Roddenberry noted included A. E. van Vogts tales of the spaceship Space Beagle, Eric Frank Russells Marathon series of stories, and the film Forbidden Planet. Roddenberry also drew heavily from C. S. Foresters Horatio Hornblower novels that depict a sea captain who exercises broad discretionary authority on distant sea missions of noble purpose. Roddenberry often humorously referred to Captain Kirk as Horatio Hornblower in Space, Roddenberry had extensive experience in writing for series about the Old West that had been popular television fare earlier in the 1960s and the 1950s. Armed with this background, the first draft deliberately characterizes the new show as Wagon Train to the stars. Like the familiar Wagon Train, each episode was to be an adventure story, set within the overarching structure of a continuing journey. With the notable exception of Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, all future television, in Roddenberrys original concept, the protagonist was Captain Robert April of the starship S. S. Yorktown. This character was developed into Captain Christopher Pike, first portrayed by Jeffrey Hunter, in April 1964, Roddenberry presented the Star Trek draft to Desilu Productions, a leading independent television production company. He met with Herb Solow, Desilus Director of Production, Solow saw promise in the idea and signed a three-year program-development contract with RoddenberryStar Trek: The Original Series – The original starship Enterprise
37. Storybook Squares – Storybook Squares was the name given to a special series of episodes of the NBC game show Hollywood Squares. The series featured celebrities dressed up as people and characters from history. Peter Marshall served as host of these episodes, the panelists were introduced by The Guardian of the Gate, who announced their characters presence by reading their names from a scroll. The Guardian was played by regular Hollywood Squares announcer Kenny Williams, the series ran on NBC on Saturday mornings from January 4 to April 19,1969, with repeats airing until August 30. The concept was revived during the 1976-77 season as a series of special theme weeks on the daytime Hollywood Squares, on the original edition of Storybook Squares, the game was played in the same manner as the regular game. Two children competed, always boy vs. girl with the boy as X and they played as many games as time permitted, with a prize being awarded for each win. The only panelist from the show who played as he normally would was Cliff Arquette. The other panelists played characters from fairy tales and books, historical figures, some of the celebrities who appeared were, Jim Backus as Mr. Magoo and Thurston Howell III Ted Cassidy as Tarzan. Kirk When the daytime series brought back Storybook Squares, its format was changed slightly, instead of a two-player match featuring boys playing girls, the matches used a team format with the boys playing with their fathers and grandfathers and the girls with their mothers and grandmothers. The children played the first game of the match, with the playing the second. $300 was awarded for each game won, with $50 awarded per square if time was called during a game, the team with the most money at the end of the game won a large prize, such as a car or exotic vacation. The 1970s sets extended the medieval theme to the entire set, the 1969 versions status is unknown. While NBC kept most of its Saturday morning programming, they were known to wipe episodes of game shows. One episode was uploaded to YouTube in December 2016, the 1970s episodes were also threatened by NBCs continued wiping and their fate is also largely unresolved. Game Show Network aired a December 1977 episode as part of a Halloween-themed marathon in 2002, another episode that originally aired on July 4th,1977 is available on YouTube. Storybook Squares at the Internet Movie DatabaseStorybook Squares – Storybook Squares
38. Turn-On – Sexual arousal is the arousal of sexual desire, during or in anticipation of sexual activity. A number of responses occur in the body and mind as preparation for sexual intercourse. Genital responses are not the changes, but noticeable and necessary for consensual. Male arousal will lead to an erection, and in female arousal the bodys response is engorged sexual tissues such as nipples, vulva, clitoris, vaginal walls, mental stimuli and physical stimuli such as touch, and the internal fluctuation of hormones, can influence sexual arousal. Sexual arousal has several stages and may not lead to any sexual activity, beyond a mental arousal. Given sufficient sexual stimulation, sexual arousal in humans reaches its climax during an orgasm and it may also be pursued for its own sake, even in the absence of an orgasm. There are several informalities, terms and phrases to describe sexual arousal including horny, turned on, randy, steamy, things that precipitate human sexual arousal are called erotic stimuli and colloquially known as turn-ons. Depending on the situation, a person can be aroused by a variety of factors. A person may be aroused by another person or by particular aspects of that person. The welcome physical stimulation of a zone or acts of foreplay can result in arousal. Sexual arousal may be assisted by a setting, music or other soothing situation. The potential stimuli for sexual arousal vary from person to person, stimuli can be classified according to the sense involved, somatosensory, visual, and olfactory. Auditory stimuli are also possible, though they are considered secondary in role to the other three. Erotic stimuli which can result in sexual arousal can include conversation, reading, films or images, or a smell or setting, any of which can generate erotic thoughts and memories in a person. Given the right context, these may lead to the person desiring physical contact, including kissing, cuddling and this may in turn make the person desire direct sexual stimulation of the breasts, nipples, buttocks and/or genitals, and further sexual activity. Erotic stimuli may originate from a source unrelated to the object of subsequent sexual interest, for example, many people may find nudity, erotica or pornography sexually arousing. This may generate a general sexual interest that is satisfied by sexual activity, when sexual arousal is achieved by or dependent on the use of objects, it is referred to as sexual fetishism, or in some instances a paraphilia. There is a belief that women need more time to achieve arousalTurn-On – Martin van Maële 's print Francion 15
39. The Ugliest Girl in Town – The Ugliest Girl in Town is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC. It ran from September 26,1968 to January 30,1969, Timothy Blair is a Hollywood talent agent. He falls in love with Julie Renfield, a British actress who is visiting the United States to do a movie, after that movie is finished, she returns to England. To help his brother Gene complete an assignment, Timothy dresses as a hippie. The photos are sent to an agent in England who assumes that they are of a woman. Knowing that this would be the chance to go to Great Britain and be with Julie, Tim accepts. Tim has two weeks of vacation to spend as much time with Julie as he can, but when he is about to leave with his brother, unless he pays him back, Tim has to continue being Timmie for a while longer. In 2002, TV Guide ranked the series number 18 on its 50 Worst TV Shows of All Time list, although the series was bought by ITV for British airings, it was never screened in the London area despite the series being both set and filmed thereThe Ugliest Girl in Town – Kastner as Timothy, left and as "Timmie", right.
40. Wacky Races – Wacky Races is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The cartoon had a number of regular characters, with 23 people. Wacky Races ran on CBS from September 14,1968, to January 4,1969,17 episodes were produced, with each episode featuring two different races. The villains of the drive a purple, rocket-powered car with an abundance of concealed weapons. Dick Dastardly is an archetypal mustache-twirling villain, Muttley is his wheezily snickering dog henchman, although the game show concept was eventually scrapped, the series still retained a Hanna-Barbera/Heatter-Quigley dual production credit. In 1988, a movie, Around the World with the Wacky Racers, was planned as part of Hanna-Barberas Superstars 10 series of TV movies. In the same year, Dick Dastardly and Muttley were given a series titled Dastardly. The series is sometimes known as Stop the Pigeon, after the shows working title. Both series ran for two seasons, in 2006, the pilot for a spin-off series titled Wacky Races Forever was produced for Cartoon Network. The series depicted a roster of both new and returning racers competing against each other, penelope Pitstop and Peter Perfect had married and created Perfect Industries, the corporate sponsor of the new Wacky Races, whereas their children Parker and Piper competed in the race. Other characters included the Slag Brothers, Professor Pat Pending, a version of the Gruesome Twosome. The series was not picked up by Cartoon Network, a new Wacky Races series will be released on Boomerangs SVOD service in Spring 2017. It will also aired on the Boomerang channel in June 2017, various video games based on the series have been produced. In Britain Warner released a set with no extra features. The complete box set of Wacky Races was released on July 31,2006 as an HMV exclusive but is essentially the standard Volumes 1–3 with no extras, the Australian release of Volume 1 and 2 was made available in 2005 and Volume 3 released in 2007. Warner Home Video released the series, with commentaries and other extras. A two and a half-hour VHS video was available in the 1996. All 34 episodes can be purchased on the iTunes StoreWacky Races – Wacky Races
41. The Wild Wild West – The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on the CBS television network for four seasons from September 17,1965 to April 4,1969. Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, developed at a time when the television western was losing ground to the spy genre, this show was conceived by its creator, Michael Garrison, as James Bond on horseback. The show featured a number of elements, such as the technologically advanced devices used by the agents. The combination of the Victorian era time-frame and the use of Verne-esque technology has inspired some to give the credit as being one of the more visible origins of the steampunk subculture. These elements were accentuated even more in the 1999 movie adaptation, despite high ratings, the series was cancelled near the end of its fourth season as a concession to Congress over television violence. The Wild Wild West told the story of two Secret Service agents, the fearless and handsome James T. West, and Artemus Gordon and their unending mission was to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from all manner of dangerous threats. The agents traveled in luxury aboard their own train, the Wanderer, thereafter, however, there is no pretense, and his reputation as the foremost Secret Service agent often precedes him. According to the TV movies, West retires from the Service by 1880, Gordon, who was a captain in the Civil War, had also been in show business. When he retires in 1880 he returns to performing as the head of a Shakespeare traveling players troupe, the show incorporated classic Western elements with an espionage thriller, science fiction/alternate history ideas, in one case horror and plenty of humor. In the tradition of James Bond, there were beautiful women, clever gadgets. The title of each episode begins with The Night and this followed other idiosyncratic naming conventions established by shows like Rawhide, where each episode title began with Incident at or Incident of, and The Man from U. N. C. L. E. Where episodes were titled The Affair, in 1954, Michael Garrison and Gregory Ratoff purchased the film rights to Ian Flemings first Bond novel, Casino Royale, for $600. CBS bought the TV rights for $1,000, and on October 21,1954 broadcast an adaptation on its Climax. Series, with Barry Nelson playing American agent ‘Jimmy Bond’ and Peter Lorre playing the villain, CBS also approached Fleming about developing a Bond TV series. In 1955 Ratoff and Garrison bought the rights to the novel in perpetuity for an additional $6,000 and they pitched the idea for a film to 20th Century Fox, but studio turned them down. After Ratoff died in 1960, his widow and Garrison sold the rights to Charles K. Feldman for $75,000. Feldman eventually produced the spoof Casino Royale in 1967, by then, Garrison and CBS had brought a James Bond to television in a unique way. The pilot episode, The Night of the Inferno, was produced by Garrison and, according to Robert Conrad, the episode was scripted by Gilbert Ralston, who had written for numerous episodic TV series in the 1950s and 1960sThe Wild Wild West – Ross Martin and Robert Conrad.