Old School TV Shows

March 26th, 2013
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Wit all da reality, "real" drama and claim to fame shows on tv, it's just a sign of da times on how much "entertainment" has evolved.

Sitting at home today (amazingly today is a day off), my mother in law and I was watching "Happy Days" cause nothing else was on. It was a funny sight to see two totally different generations sit down, watch a "good ole-fashioned" sitcom and laugh. Surah there are some great ones today but wen you watch da oldies but goodies, da dialect, da moments, da mannerisms are soooooo much not today.

I still remembah shows like Full House, Family Matters, Roc, Family Ties and the Cosby Show. Those were shows dat showcased a mixture of humor and, at da time, serious issues to share wit da ohana as they were shows dat everybody could watch.

While those shows wouldn't last an episode in today's world, I still catch myself watching an "old school" sitcom now and then and really trip out dat I still enjoy watching them.... although truth be told, I would change da channel should I see a "current" show on.

Wat old school show did you always used to watch? You still remembah da characters? Da episodes? I'll admit I still do even though it's been wat, nearly 20 years since I seen 'em. Do you catch anyone doing any "trademark" moves or sayings from any of da old shows like Steve Urkel's "did I do thaaat?" or his dance? Who can forget da Fonz?

Boy do I feel old now. :cool:








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32 Responses to “Old School TV Shows”

  1. che:

    Taxi, Jim Ignatowski taking the written divers license test. What does a yellow light mean?


  2. Annoddah Dave:

    BL: Want to feel young, see what I remember watching on B&W TV:

    Father knows Best, The Nelsons, Peter Gunn, The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, Fearless Fosdick, Edger Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, What's My Line, Kini Popo show, Lucky Luck show, Cheyenne, Davy Crockett, Mickey Mouse Show, the Garry Moore show, American Bandstand, Hulabaloo, Your Hit Parade, etc. Now do you feel young again?


  3. lowtone123:

    Wow che, that is the one line from "Taxi" that I quote most often. I love to quote from TV shows and movies and now my son does it as well. Don't know if that's good or bad.


  4. lowtone123:

    My favorite old time TV show was "M*A*S*H". I pretty sure I've seen every episode (not sure, after all there are 11 seasons worth). Emergency!, Mork & Mindy, ALF, Cheers, Good Times and The Jeffersons were some of my favorites.


  5. che:

    Lowtone123, I wasn't sure if anyone would know what i was talking about.

    Annoddah Dave, the only shows on your list that I watched was The Lone Ranger, I Love Lucy and Davy Crockett. Yes I feel young.


  6. chawan_cut:

    Who's the Boss
    Perfect Strangers
    Mr. Belvedere


  7. GA Bows:

    Just to name a few;
    Leave it to Beaver
    MASH
    Quincy
    Kung Fu
    Lawrence Welk Show - parents forced us to watch it


  8. wafan:

    Couple good stations up here that show a lot of the oldies -- from the 50's and 60's. Another couple channels show the more recent one's from the 70's and 80's.


  9. Glenn D:

    Magnum PI, Adam 12, Swat, Ironside, Mission Impossible (Peter Graves one), Combat (both Black & White and in color), Stingray, and Thunderbirds (are go!). I don't remembah much but I have faint memories of watching Hawaiian Eye wit my family 'cause my uncle Mel Prestige played Lt Danny Quon on da show.


  10. dihudfan:

    Mitch Miller...
    Combat...
    Dick Van Dyke...
    Wonderful World of Disney...
    You Asked For It...
    Mickey Mouse Club...
    all the cartoons on Saturdays...
    One Step Beyond...
    Hawaiian Eye...
    77 Sunset Strip...
    Dragnet...
    Phil Silvers (? Sgt. Bilko)...


  11. hossana:

    BARNEY MILLER had certainly one of the best ensembles assembled and their story lines were hilarious and would definitely stand the test of time. CHEERS, PHIL SILVERS SHOW, BOB CUMMINGS, THE HONEYMOONERS, the JACKIE GLEASON VARIETY SHOW, ED SULLIVAN SHOW, ARCHIE BUNKER, THE COSBY SHOW, PETER GUNN, these were all shows that could stand the test of time and rival some of today's shows.........no questions about it......


  12. hossana:

    p.s. TWILIGHT ZONE was certainly one of the best science fiction shows that would compare to any of today's drama shows....hands down.


  13. Ocean Lover:

    My eyes getting worse yet I don't think I saw one of the BESTEST shows from "back then"..............GILLIGAN'S ISLAND! And THE THREE STOOGES, although had around 5 when you count dat guy Joe and Shemp............


  14. keoni:

    How about da shows for really small keiki way before Sesame Street? Shows like Romper Room and Ding Dong school, which I think were broadcast nationwide? And ones mainly in the Philly area with stars like Pete Boyle, Gene London and Sally Starr (who recently passed away - :`( )


  15. Bigislandkurt:

    Good Times -- C'mon, everybody knew JJ's Dynomite!!!
    All in the family: This show was pure genius!
    Jeffersons: The All in the family spin off. Movin' on up.
    Sandford and Son: Fred, Aunt Ester, Grady. need I say more?
    What's Happening! Raj, Rerun, Dwayne, Dee, Shirtey, Mama.....Most classic episode was the one with the Doobie brothers.


  16. Glenn D:

    I gotta agree with hossana above...Twilight Zone is still da best. Wheneva they get Twilight Zone marathons, I always tune in. I still get episodes I still haven't watched aftah all this time. Oh how about Outer Limits? "There is nothing wrong with your television. We control da vertical and da horizontal..." I always watch it whenevah it's on.


  17. hemajang:

    che...slow...down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvn-tBeLpCk
    Taxi is my bestest favorite sitcom and watched reruns.


  18. M:

    Howzit BL!!!


  19. Da808:

    Checker's and Pogo in the afternoons and Gilligan's Island !!! Ginger and Maryann's Banana Cream Pies !!!


  20. KAN:

    BL, you getting all MLC on us!

    I agree with lowtone123 & GA Bows, M*A*S*H was one of the best. I'll watch any of those old episodes. "Frank Burns eats worms."

    I'll admit it, I was a huge fan of "Star Trek, Next Generation." Watched every single one episode and could watch 'em all again (except for the one where that thing crawled into their ears and took over their brains).

    Night Court, Cosby Show, Barney Miller - all had great ensemble casts. Loved "Love Boat" for the fluff.


  21. Fat Bastard:

    "Hello Mrs. Cleaver, how's the Beaver......"


  22. De:

    I hate to admit it....but I love to watch Brady Bunch.


  23. cojef:

    Probaly the best of the bunch mentioned above, we liked best was Sanford and Son for downright comical yet so real life in an ethnic community with its predicaments and humor. Makule like me has seen TV shows since its infancy to about the 1990's when the internet started to monopolize my time due to retirement. Hardly watch TV, only morning and evening news programs while having our meals. Of course, using i-Pad to look at KHON2, KITV, Hawaii Now news. Live on the mainland, so even now on the SA digital page.


  24. BowlingBuddy:

    Still watch the oldies on some of the channels. Watched Combat with Vic Morrow and Rick Jasen, Green Hornet with Van Williams and Bruce Lee, A-Team with George Peppard and MR. T, Superman with George Reeves, and Rin Tin Tin with James L. Brown, Lee Aaker, and Rinty.


  25. AllenK:

    I still have my DVR set to record episodes of Seinfeld. Seems like Jerry and the gang would always touch upon crazy topics that one thought about, but no one would really talk about. Kramer is still one of my all time favorite TV comedy characters.


  26. Braddah Lance:

    Holy Guacamole! You guys crack me up! And all these...... memories. :grin:

    che:
    Taxi

    For some reason, I could nevah get into dat... maybe was too young. Although I did get a trip out of Danny DeVito behind da ten foot counter. :lol:
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    Annoddah Dave:
    BL: Want to feel young, see what I remember watching on B&W TV:

    Awwww, mahalos. :lol:

    Ok, from your list I very briefly watched a few episodes of The Lone Ranger (yes, black & white) and I Love Lucy. I guess I am young again. :razz:
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    lowtone123:
    I love to quote from TV shows and movies and now my son does it as well. Don't know if that's good or bad.

    It's good if they laugh oddahwise you get "da look". :lol:
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    lowtone123:
    My favorite old time TV show was "M*A*S*H". I pretty sure I've seen every episode (not sure, after all there are 11 seasons worth). Emergency!, Mork & Mindy, ALF, Cheers, Good Times and The Jeffersons were some of my favorites.

    I love military type shows but for I could nevah get through a full episode of M*A*S*H. Mork & Mindy nano-nano (sp?) :lol: ALF! Da first (and only?) "primetime puppet"! And Cheers..... c'mon, everybody now........ *door opens* "NORM!". And Jeffersons... :grin:
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    chawan_cut:
    Who's the Boss
    Perfect Strangers
    Mr. Belvedere

    How da heck did I evah fo'get those shows! I used to watch WTB cause I thought Sam was sooooo hot! :lol: Balki Bartokomous! :lol: And Mr.Belvedere. :grin:

    E komo mai back chawan cut!
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    GA Bows:
    Leave it to Beaver

    Now I am totally shocked I fo'got one of da ALL time bestest shows!
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    wafan:
    Couple good stations up here that show a lot of the oldies -- from the 50's and 60's. Another couple channels show the more recent one's from the 70's and 80's.

    We got MeTV now which showcases ALL da ole' time classics now.
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    Glenn D:
    Magnum PI

    Do you know da dogs names? Hmmm......
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    dihudfan:

    I really feel young now aftah reading your list. :razz:
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    hossana:
    ....these were all shows that could stand the test of time and rival some of today's shows.........no questions about it......

    No doubt.

    p.s. TWILIGHT ZONE was certainly one of the best science fiction shows that would compare to any of today's drama shows....hands down.

    It was freaky watching some episodes cause it seemed like it could "really" happen!

    E Komo Mai back to WWD! hossana!
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    Ocean Lover:
    My eyes getting worse yet I don't think I saw one of the BESTEST shows from "back then"..............GILLIGAN'S ISLAND! And THE THREE STOOGES, although had around 5 when you count dat guy Joe and Shemp............

    Ha ha ha! Rogah dat! No mattah how "pupule" those people on da island was or how zany da Stooges got, could always watch da show.
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    keoni:
    How about da shows for really small keiki way before Sesame Street?

    You can't evah beat dat..... especially since it's still going strong!

    Shows like Romper Room and Ding Dong school, which I think were broadcast nationwide?

    Sorry...... not in my time. :lol: :razz:
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    Bigislandkurt:
    Good Times -- C'mon, everybody knew JJ's Dynomite!!!

    I still say dat occasionally. :lol:

    Jeffersons: The All in the family spin off. Movin' on up.

    I still say dat too..... I loved da "strut".

    What's Happening! Raj, Rerun, Dwayne, Dee, Shirtey, Mama.....Most classic episode was the one with the Doobie brothers.

    Ha ha ha! I can't say I remembah any episodes but for some reason I remembah da names! :lol:


  27. Braddah Lance:

    OH MY GUSHNESS!!! Guess wat I just thought of? How's about........

    Silver Spoons, Knight Rider, MacGyver and how's about going local........ Professor Fun (dunno wat da actual show's name was)????


  28. Glenn D:

    Aloha BL. I could only remembah Zeus so I had to look up da oddah one...Apollo. They were Higgins' dobermans.


  29. BonDancr:

    I remember Captain Honolulu and Sgt. Sacto.


  30. CoconutWilly:

    Aww, you guys too guud.
    I dream of Jeannie
    CPO Sharkey
    Wild Wild West
    The Munsters


  31. M:

    Guud morning BL!
    This is like Rodney's blog.


  32. Braddah Lance:

    Glenn D:
    Oh how about Outer Limits? "There is nothing wrong with your television. We control da vertical and da horizontal..."

    Oh yeah!
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    hemajang:

    E komo mai back hemajang!
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    M:
    Howzit BL!!!

    Howzit back!
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    Da808:
    Ginger and Maryann's Banana Cream Pies !!!

    Or just Ginger and Maryann doing anything? :razz:
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    KAN:
    BL, you getting all MLC on us!

    Well, I am an honorary membah. :grin:

    I'll admit it, I was a huge fan of "Star Trek, Next Generation."

    Fo'got about dat one - I watched it everytime too!

    Night Court

    Bull! :lol:
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    Fat Bastard:
    "Hello Mrs. Cleaver, how's the Beaver......"

    Classic line..... now used da wrong way. :lol:
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    De:
    I hate to admit it....but I love to watch Brady Bunch.

    No shame, I'm surah get choke oddahs too.
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    cojef:
    Probaly the best of the bunch mentioned above, we liked best was Sanford and Son for downright comical yet so real life in an ethnic community with its predicaments and humor.

    It certainly was.
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    BowlingBuddy:
    A-Team

    I pity da fool!
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    AllenK:
    I still have my DVR set to record episodes of Seinfeld.

    I tink I got all da episodes too........ in my coconut shell! I probably can recite of da lines while watching! Not surah if das a good thing or not.

    E Komo Mai to WWD! AllenK! Glad you could drop in and share. :grin:
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    Glenn D:
    Aloha BL. I could only remembah Zeus so I had to look up da oddah one...Apollo.

    I already knew their names..... just testing you. :razz:
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    BonDancr:
    I remember Captain Honolulu and Sgt. Sacto.

    Wow! I nevah heard of dat show..... not dat I'm holding it against you. :grin:

    E Komo Mai to WWD! BonDancr! I understand you enjoy Bon Dances? :wink:
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    CoconutWilly:
    I dream of Jeannie

    How could I fo'get da only show dat was acceptable to wear see through clothing! :lol:
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    M:
    This is like Rodney's blog.

    But da younger version right? :lol: :razz: