Favorite TV shows of your childhood...

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    Greetings ladies and gentlemen.

    I have been talking with a friend of mine lately who now has a child. Through our... erhm... chit-chat, the conversation eventually ended up on the difference between the children shows of nowadays and the ones we had when we were kids.

    And I was wondering, just for fun, what was your favorite TV show(s) when you were a kid ?

    On my side, even though I liked Transformers, I must say my favorite one was certainly G.I. Joe... For some reasons my mother didn't want me to watch it... But I did anyways! :D

    An other show I enjoyed watching when I was a kid (even though it only lasted two seasons, and even though I generally hate Anime (I think most of Anime shows are made by some kind of weird-ass perverts in Japan)) was Sous le signe des Mousquetaires. But somehow I think that show never got translated into English.

    That last show was a special order by the gouvernment in the late 80s (story doesn't tell if it was the Japanese or French gouvernment) to introduce kids to French literature... And it worked out great for me ! It got me interrested in both French and English literature. (Alexandre Dumas was good but Shakespeare was better.) Although for the ones who read the book, there were a few differences between the TV show and the book. (I.E. In the book, Constance is Bonacieux's wife, while in the show she is his daughter... Guess the producers didn't want to put a love triangle affair in a show for kids. Or, in the TV show, Aramis is a girl who disguised herself into a man to accomplish a vengeance while in the book... Well, Aramis is a man.)

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    Anyway... What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid ?
     
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    Mine were Johhny Quest and the Thunderbirds...

    But I also really liked the Adventures of Superman (with George Reeves), Hogan's Heros, Bonanza and the Green Hornet (with Bruce Lee as Kato)
     
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    Tintin was a must see for me:

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    McCloud, too:

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    Ever notice how the Bordurian fighter aircraft looked remarkably like a Bf109?
     
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    Nope. :lol:
     
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    He-man and the Masters of the Universe (Filmation series aired in the late eighties in my country) fallowed by Ninja Turtles...
     
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    You guys and gals can look back..... when you were a child, and think about the TV shows you watched. When I grew
    up, through the '40's, TV was not around. We got our first TV in 1945. It was a black white, 13 inch round tube.
    It was a Bendix, and the only reason we got one was my mother worked for Bendix where they made the things.

    I lived in Baltimore, MD and the city didn't even have a TV station. We got TV from WashDC, and it didn't come on the
    air till 1800..... and went off at midnight !!! Everything was "live" they hadn't invented video recorders yet. We use
    to get the news, wrestling, quiz shows, some local sports, and live commercials. There were no shows like you have
    today !!

    So.... in a word.... I never had any favorite shows as a kid..... We use to listen to the radio, but that's fodder for
    a different thread......

    Charles
     
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    Chips, Transformers, Dukes of Hazzard. I loved Thundercats too NG! Riptide, Tour of Duty. Cheers was another one!
     
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    To go slightly OT:
    Ever listened to "The Mercury Theatre On The Air", "The Shadow" and "Campbell Playhouse" then?
    I know that those shows are from the 30's, but they must have been rerun somehow, as they were recorded.
     
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    Captain Video, Superman, The Honeymooners (my all time favorite), Crusader Rabbit, The Three Stooges

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    Diver Dan,Sea Hunt,Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney toones characters are some..
     
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    I remember the Shadow, it use to come on on Sunday, about 1800, and was sponsored by "Blue Coal".
    "Who knows...... what evil.... lurks in the hearts of men ....? "The Shadow knows......"

    The radio program that was my favorite was "Mr. District Attorney".... like I said, fodder for another
    thread.

    We now return to the subject at hand..... Favorite TV shows....

    Charles
     
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