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« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2009, 05:15:35 AM »

I leave on Friday for Wisconsin
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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2009, 05:17:32 AM »

Good morning, all! Back to the Raines' concert. That's the story of my life these days.
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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2009, 05:28:38 AM »

And the word of the day is: DIPTYCH!

And The Song Of The Day Is: LOVE LETTERS
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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2009, 05:33:25 AM »

I was 8-9 years old before we got a TV in our house, so my early years were spent listening to radio.

The first TV show I watched when we did get our set was THE LONE RANGER.  In fact it was the opening episode of the series.

I was also a big fan of Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers and, for a time, even Howdy Doody.

Back then, there was only one television station in Seattle, thus choices were limited.
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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2009, 05:45:45 AM »

TOD:

Philadelphia TV was a treasure trove of kiddie shows when I was a youngen.  We had:

Sally Starr (hotstess of Popeye Theatre)
Pixanne  (on whom I probably had my first crush)
Gene London (and his Cartoon Corners General Store)
Ranger Rex
Chief Halftown
Lorenzo
Dickory Doc
Wee Willie Weber
Captain Noah (who was actually for a much younger audience than me when I started watching him before I left for school, but he had Barry the Barometer to tell the weather and Barry the Barometer was NEVER WRONG!)

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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2009, 05:45:51 AM »

I leave on Friday for Wisconsin

And THAT'S what comes from men and women dancing!     :D
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« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2009, 05:56:55 AM »

The new house: waiting for landscaping:
The front room is my media room...for watching media.
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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2009, 06:00:14 AM »

We're also waiting for neighbors.

Ours will be the first house completed in this new section of the development.
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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2009, 06:04:55 AM »

re: last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS





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I was very impressed with chuck this week. I had been so disappointed in how little preparation julianne gave him the first 2 weeks. But last night he was actually really good!

Gilles (and cheryl) were excellent. And of course so was melissa (and tony). I also thought lil kim and derek were very good.

Ty and chelsie also did so much better than i expected. And my heart went out to Steve O.   Steve Wozniak was not great. But i thought the judges were way too hard on him. Obviously even if he was healthy he would not be great. But the fact that he was injured and still tried so hard to be on the show ... well i thought they should have at least respected that!

Lawrence (edyta) was also better to me than the marks they gave him. Yet david allan grier was worse than the good marks he got. I thought shawn was good. But not as good as the marks she got.





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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2009, 06:07:42 AM »

More TOD:

I also liked Captain Kangaroo.  I also remember a short lived spin-off that was on early Saturday mornings, Mr Mayor (who I think was also played by Bob Keeshan.)

On Saturday mornings there was also The Storybook Squares, which had most of the regulars from The Hollywood Squares sort of behaving themselves and dressing up like fairy tale or historical characters (except for Charlie Weaver.)

And on PBS (or NET as it was called back then), there was Hodgepodge Lodge, a nature educational show for kids.  The hostess was Miss Jean, a woman who was as dowdy and stern as your least favorite grade school teacher.  My friends and I would watch and laugh our butts off because she seemed intent on making sure that the children on the show had as little fun as possible.  It was just funny to watch--you had to be there.
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« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2009, 06:14:10 AM »

I also really liked last night's MEDIUM.

Because her dreams are constantly changing, there is always so much we don't know and so much unpredictability. I love it!
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« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2009, 06:14:56 AM »

No IDOL tonight. But I guess DWTS results will go on at 9pm (they might be delayed by a few minutes???).

But yeah, new MENTALIST and 10pm!
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« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2009, 06:15:26 AM »

Not surprisingly, I was able to find a clip of Hodgepodge Lodge on YouTube.  Here's a segment of a show which captured Miss Jean on one of her "up" days.
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« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2009, 06:15:42 AM »

I do remember watching Captain Kangeroo and Romper Room. And Mr. Rogers!
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« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2009, 06:20:01 AM »

Not surprisingly, I was able to find a clip of Hodgepodge Lodge on YouTube.  Here's a segment of a show which captured Miss Jean on one of her "up" days.

Ewww, she's spooky!!!
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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2009, 06:38:48 AM »

The Mickey Mouse Club
Rocky Jones
Superman
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« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2009, 06:40:59 AM »

One local station WTTV Channel 4 Bloomington/Indianapolis always had afternoon cartoons.  There were several hosts.....Sailor Herb, John Bee, and Janie.  My sister's favorite was Cowboy Bob who did the Noontime Cartoon show.

A couple of late night movie hosts - Sammy Terry for Horror/Sci Fi and Selwyn who did Tarzan and Bomba movies.
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« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2009, 06:42:17 AM »

Ah, yes, the MMC (Mickey Mouse Club)
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« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2009, 06:46:21 AM »

Sammy Terry - followed by a LOT of local Indiana commercials from the 1970's....scary!!!

http://www.youtube.com/sammyterrywttv4
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« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2009, 06:53:12 AM »

WTTV is now a CW station - used to be a WB station.  Most of the local shows now on all of the Indy affiliates are News, Political, or Business oriented, and I don't think there are any local Children's hosts.  This is the ad for a 50th anniversary WTTV DVD....Sammy is on the left, Cowboy Bob at the top left....and Janie and her puppets on the right second from the bottom.

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« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2009, 07:15:15 AM »

And of course there was this:

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« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2009, 07:15:56 AM »

Nice house, DR DRUXY....and you can watch the neighbors, too....when they get there....or see anyone coming to your front door!
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« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2009, 07:18:15 AM »

Tuesday morning greetings!  Today is the first in about 10 days that I haven't had to get up with the alarm and be someplace at an appointed time.  I'm enjoying a slow start with plenty of coffee.

Watching the Weather Channel and sending vibes to DR DakotaCelt!!!
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« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2009, 07:18:52 AM »

DR Druxy - looks like nice progress on your house.    :)
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« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2009, 07:21:16 AM »

I leave on Friday for Wisconsin

Hugs and kisses to you and Ant!
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« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2009, 07:25:03 AM »

TOD:

Here's Wallace!  aka Wallace and Ladmo a kiddie cartoon show with lots of sketches (written for adults and kids) making fun of local politics, celebrities, creating characters used at every shopping center opening, etc/

Romper Room

Captain Kangaroo
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« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2009, 07:26:36 AM »

Good morning!

A little cooler today with highs not expected much past 60. It's overcast, too, though the rain isn't supposed to arrive until Thursday.
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« Reply #58 on: March 24, 2009, 07:29:09 AM »

TOD - Detroit had a lot of local kids' programming in the '50s.  Of the ones linked on this page, I especially remember Sagebrush Shorty, Poopdeck Paul, Wixie, Milky the Clown, Jingles, Captain Jolly, and, of course, Soupy Sales.

I also fondly remember Romper Room, Ding-Dong School, and Kukla, Fran, and Ollie.  The Mickey Mouse Club was, in part, responsible for my father finally allowing a TV in our house in the first place.  He'd come home from work to find my sister at one neighbor's house watching American Bandstand and me at another watching MMC.  He decided to buy a TV to keep us home.  Guess who became the biggest television watcher of all?
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« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2009, 07:30:21 AM »

Not surprisingly, I was able to find a clip of Hodgepodge Lodge on YouTube.  Here's a segment of a show which captured Miss Jean on one of her "up" days.
I remember that show.  The theme always drove me crazy, and i would try to turn it off before the show started.  We must have watched whatever came on before that (Mister Rogers or Sesame Street or Electric Company which all started when my younger siblings were born, and so I'd watch the shows while taking care of them.

You could imagine this whole dark side to Miss Jean!
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