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Truth in Advertising



Caution: many, many swears.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 04, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Television, 1960's, Cars, Swears

The Good Old Days of Electronics



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Sure, it's only 25 inches on the diagonal, with the resolution of an Etch-a-sketch. But look at that wood cabinet!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 03, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Money, Technology, Television, 1970's

Zovello, The Bonomo Magic Clown



Given fezzes to wear, and a supply of taffy to eat, the children in the audience were still at a loss for having to watch the sub-Krusty antics of Zovello the Magic Clown.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 20, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Clowns, Television, Children, 1940's, 1950's

COKE TIME with Eddie Fisher



"Product placement? What product placement?"

The lowdown from Wikipedia.

LONGINES CHRONOSCOPE:  UFOs



A show on space exploration and UFOs, from the1950s, when such things seemed very weird indeed.

It's amazing to see what they get right, and what they get wrong. "Space telescope? Nah, never happen!"

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 27, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Science, Television, 1950's

Cigarette Karaoke



Plus, millions of free cigarettes for our hospitalized fighting men!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Dec 26, 2013 | Comments (14)
Category: Addictions, Business, Advertising, Hospitals, Television, Smoking and Tobacco, 1950's

The Day Today



A UK comedy show from 20 years ago, still offering laughs in this era of THE ONION and Borat. Once non-UK listeners get past a few very local allusions.

Full story here.

More episodes on YouTube.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 24, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Television, 1990's, Europe

Major Mudd





Major Mudd, one of the TV heroes of my youth.

Any WU-vies want to share memories of their own lesser-known regional TV icons?


Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 20, 2013 | Comments (11)
Category: Regionalism, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Television, Children, 1960's, 1970's

It Pays to Be Ignorant





We could use such a satirical show today.

Full history here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 24, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Radio, Stupidity, Television, 1940's, 1950's
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