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Re: Really, REALLY OLD Children's TV

Years and I mean years ago there was one TV in the neighbor. It was owned by a boy whose parents were separated. I believe his father was a doctor in Pittsburgh. (Don't know if this is true.) Anyway we would go to his house to watch Howdy D. I believe it opened the network maybe around 4 or 5 PM.

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Remember at 11:00 or 12:00 the Flag came on I forget which song played and then everything went off of the TV?

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@Pearlee wrote:

Sky King, Fury (the story of a horse and the boy who loved it), Corky and White Shadow, The Hardy Boys The Mickey Mouse Club of course

 

To another poster: The Flintstones came much later...in the 60s.


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I loved Sky King and Fury.  My Friend Flicka, too.  And no matter whose house we ended up at after school, The Mickey Mouse Club would be turned on!  

 

"Today is Tuesday, you know what that means.

We're gonna have a special guest!

Brush off your new duds, straighten your tie!

Brush off the mat so the "welcome" can be seen."

 

That's all I remember about that song.

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@Annabellethecat66 wrote:

Remember at 11:00 or 12:00 the Flag came on I forget which song played and then everything went off of the TV?


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Remember at the end of the evening there would be a test pattern on the TV ?     

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In the San Francisco Bay Area, tv stations signed off at midnight.  They showed a jet fighter flying high and a poem was read.  Some of the lines were "escaping the surly bonds of Earth . . . and I touched the face of God."  It was rather magnificent.  

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I loved "Winky Dink." My mom actually gave into my pleas to order the plastic piece to cover the TV screen. (My drawing efforts, however, were not very good.)

 

I also liked "Captain Kangaroo." I adored Mr. Green Jeans.

 

I watched Miss Frances on "Ding Dong School," but thought she was quite boring.

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@violann, this has been fun, thanks for starting it.

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I told here how my late husband always talked about seeing Pinky Lee have a heart attack while dancing on TV.

 

I just googled it and it's amazing at how well I remembered those words!  I watched some of the show.  Little girls (mostly girls) ran down to him and were hugging him and he was squeezing them affectionately.

 

These days you could never do that.  I did notice that the whole audience was filled with little white girls with ribbons in their hair and immaculately dressed, as were their moms sitting next to them!  This was the early mid-50's.

 

 

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@violann wrote:

Delighted to see so many mentions of different shows.

Is there ANYONE here who remembers The Great Foodini (Earlier referred to as "Lucky Pup)?

Or Magic Cottage? (may have been local). Or The Mary Hartline Show? Or Smilin' Ed's Gang? 

 


No one ever remembers Pat Michaels and the Magic Cottage!!! I thought maybe I made it up!  I had the Magic Cottage pin when I was younger...loved the show