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Here are some of the memories we shared ... you are invited to suggest your favorites too - Web Master


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New Video of Things of Our Past link


New 1940s Video from Chuck Smith link (video advances automatically)


New 50s Video from Jim Douglas link


Thanks to Chuck Smith - here's more Burma Shave Stuff link



Does your husband misbehave

Grunt and grumble ...

 Rant and rave

 Shoot the brute some


The Original Burma Shave ...   Ed Sullivan

On curves ahead

Remember, sonny ...

That rabbit's foot

Didn't save the bunny

Burma-Shave ...


A whiskery kiss

For the one You adore ...

May not make her mad

But her face will be sore



  Fred Allen  

Was such a boom ...

They passed the bride

And kissed the groom


Fibber McGee and Mollie   Ozzie and Harriet

The whale put Jonah

Down the hatch ...

But coughed him up

Because he scratched



Violets are blue

Roses are pink ...

On graves of those

Who drive and drink



  Red Skelton  
  Red's Pledge of Allegiance - priceless  
When Super-shaved

Remember, pard ...

You'll still get slapped

But not so hard


George Burns and Gracie Allen   Cassalong Hoppity (William Boyd)
Candidate says

Campaign confusing ...

Babies kiss me

Since I've been using


The place to pass

On curves you know ...

Is only at a beauty show


  Stan and Ollie ...  
Don't stick your elbow 

Out so far ...

It may go home

in another car


Ernie Ford   Lou and Bud ... "Whose on First?"

She kissed the hairbrush

By mistake ...

She though it was

Her Husband Jake



Trains don't wander

All over the map ...

'Cause nobody sits

in the engineer's lap


  Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis  
Don't lose your head

to gain a minute ...

You need your head and

Your brains are in it


Gene Autry and Champion   Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
The one who drives

When he's been drinkin ...

Depends on you

to do his thinkin'



Cautious rider

to her reckless Dear ...

Let's have a little less Bull

and a little more steer



Don't take safety

To be mere chance ...

That's why the belts

Are sold with pants


Bing Crosby   Frank Sinatra
Passing School Zone

Take it slow ...

Let our little

Shavers grow


Jimmy Durante   Jimmy Stewart

When red lights flash

Don't be insane ...

It lets you know

Here comes the train



Car in ditch

Driver in tree ...

The moon was full

and so was he



  Jack Benny  
A Guy who drives

a car wide open ...

Is not thinkin'

He's just hopin


Humphrey Bogart   James Cagney
Both hands on the wheel

Eyes on the road ...

That's the skillful

Driver's code


The midnight ride

of Paul for beer ...

Led to a warmer



  Doris Day  
At intersections

Look each way ...

A harp sounds nice

But it's hard to play


Elvis Presley   Connie Francis
  and to Carol ...  
  "I'm so glad we had this time together,

Just to have a laugh, and sing a song.

Seems we just got started and before we knew it

Came the time we had to say, 'So long' ..."


"Thanks for the memory
Of candlelight and wine, castles on the Rhine
The Parthenon and moments on the Hudson River Line
How lovely it was!


Thanks for the memory
Of rainy afternoons, swingy Harlem tunes
And motor trips and burning lips and burning toast and prunes
How lovely it was! ..."

"Thanks for the Memory"   video clip here

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Here's a memory test for our generation, thanks to Classmate Chuck Smith

If you can recognize these ...

S&H Green Stamps Metal ice cube tray - before "Ice Cube" Skate key for strap-ons
  Fuller Brush Man Sky King and Penny
Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs Speedy The 'Chef"
TV test pattern Timmy and Lassie Brownie box camera
Ahhhhh ... Cigs for Christmas ... Just 15 cents ...
New fangled stuff and fads Navigation - a first skill Scouting - an American strength
For the hunt and peck crowd Portable entertainment 2 Colors - Black and White
The back row ... A classic mode of travel 'Want eggs with them hash browns?'
High tech music ... American Bandstand This was a bargain
Crusin' ... Drive-in movies ... Curbside service
  and then there's Al ...  

These Burma Shave items are courtesy of Classmate Bill Gaither

For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's and '40's. Before there were Interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields.

They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet......and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.

Burma Shave 
Burma Shave
Burma Shave
Burma Shave
Burma Shave

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And from Larry Siders ...

Jackie recalls his early days as a night club comic in Newark , NJ (and the brawl);
also, Jackie receives a humanitarian award from Rocky and salutes sidekick Art Carney ( Du Mont )
Bloopers from The Honeymooners on OTV ch 11 also ch. 30; Marciano v. Wolcott fight on ch. 64 JAMES DEAN: HIS FINAL TV APPEARANCE (1954)
Rebellious trait obvious, James Dean talks about car racing and safety on Gig Young's show;
Walks off set a mention of speeding; eerily, Dean was killed days later in a tragic car collision. ( Du Mont ) ELVIS SINGS BLUE SUEDE SHOES (1956)
The King lives here! Elvis Presley debuts on "The Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Show." (CBS)
In the house: Elvis sings many more of his hits on our Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below! A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY, THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL (1959-62)
Clips of The King from his early days to induction into the Army, see The King's mom, dad & Col. Tom
Hear Elvis' first #1 1957 hit for RCA, Heartbreak Hotel. (clips from Movietone & AP News) THE EDSEL INTRODUCED ON NBC(1957)
Ford paid the network big dollars (in those days) to run this filmed The Edsel Show promotion.
Ford canned the car shortly after; it is today a revered automotive classic. (NBC) More 50s cars ch.63v BOBBY DARIN'S "MACK THE KNIFE" (1959)
Bobby opened his first of hour variety shows performing his biggest number one hit.
(and his label, Atco, didn't want him to record it!) (CBS)
*There's more Bobby below: hosting a beauty contest & on the OldiesTeleVision Video Juke Box. WESTINGHOUSE DEBUTS HI-TECH "ADVANCED TV" (1951)
Show the kids hi-tech video blossoming before anyone heard of cable, satellite or HDTV. They may chuckle,
The "one knob-no antenna-black matrix pix tube" had viewers in awe..but it was a technical disaster. (TVC) WILLIAM BENDIX AS LOVABLE CHESTER A. RILEY (1956)
The Life Of Riley with Marjorie Reynolds, Tom D'andrea, Lugene Sanders, Wesley Morgan
Once played by Groucho Marx & Jackie Gleason, Bendix's Riley was the definitive blue collar family guy.
Watch Riley, delirious over having his tonsils removed, drive family, Gillis, & hospital nurse (Honeybee) crazy!(CBS) ICONS I: WHAT MADE 50'S TV GOLDEN (COMPILATION, (1952-60)
Art Carney, Rod Serling, Manicurist Madge, Ted Mack, Annette & Frankie, The Champs, Don Adams.
It was Ted Mack's Amateur Hour that introduced Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Pat Boone. (UPI) THE PATTI PAGE SHOW (1958)
The Singin' Rage sings the immortal Tennessee Waltz, it doesn't get anny better than this.
Also from her show, Patti croons over that cute little Doggie In The Window. (syndicated) BLOOPERS FROM THE HONEYMOONERS (1957-58)
On live TV: Audrey misses her entrance cue, Jackie's fly is open (watch how brilliantly he improvs).
Jackie slips on the set (happened again at CBS, where he broke his leg) ( Du Mont ) see also ch.30 & 82, THE CENSORED JERRY LEE LEWIS HERE UNCENSORED! (1957-59)
Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire! The' "Killer" smooches his child bride cousin on a filmed news interview
on stage, he goes wild performing (looks like today's metal rockers). The networks nixed both. (UPI) A TRUE 50's DOO WOP TV CLASSIC(1958)
Rare Clip: The Del Vikings Perform Jitterbug Mary (taped at WOOK-TV Baltimore)
*There's many more classic Doo Wop Originals On The Classic Oldies Video Jukebox below. the original FAMILY AFFAIR (1966)
Brian Keith & Sebastian Cabot sin the last of the sentimental family sitcoms (despite failed 2004 remake_.
An affluent bachelor and his butler uddenly gain custody of adorable orphaned nieces and nephew (CBS) ALAN FREED'S BIG BEAT DANCE PARTY DANCERS (1959)
Local NYC Ch. 5 Freed show regulars dance and post-payola Alan Freed's parting statement (Metromedia);
plus Dick Clark's rigid payola statement to an angry Senate investigator (UPI) THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957)
Steverino's classic rock and roll poetic hate reading of Be Bop A Lula, no apology to Gene Vincent.
Steve snubbed rock, had no rock acts on his show, but then booked them on his shows to get ratings (NBC). The Inventor Of TV Sketch Comedy ERNIE KOVACS (1954)
Long before SNL, imitated by his contemporaries (Berle, Gleason, Skelton), he was the true inventor of TV sketch satire.
Ernie's Kovacs; vignettes could have been taped yesterday~still look contemporary, he was a TV comedy visionary
There are more Ernie Kovacs comedy innovation in our Oldies Television Trivia Quiz, link below. THE RED SKELTON SHOW (1959)
Red as Clem Kaddiddlehoffer going to college, with guests: Reed Haley ("Racket Squad") & Marvin Kaplan ("Meet Millie")
We included Red's traditional, eye candy June Taylor Dancers' sketch opening and Red laughing at his own jokes (CBS) ICONS: THE DELINQUENCY RAMPAGE! (COMPILATION, 1957-60)
Hoods, Dolls, Street Fights, Make Out Points & ...Barry Goldwater. "Cool man. Ya dig it? Like, Wow! Ya square'r sometin?"
This, kids, was how your parent's parents perceived the next out of control, immoral generation (AIP) FATHER KNOWS BEST (1953)
Full Episode of The definitive aspartame family sitcom: Betty & Kathy fued begin over a bathing suit
Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. (CBS) PETTICOAT JUNCTION (1962)
Bea Bernadette and Edgar Buchanan bring up three perky teenage countrypolitan girls in Hooterville,
at the Shady Rest Hotel; this show was the precursor to Green Acres Toot toot! (CBS) GOLD MEDALIST BOB MATTHIAS (1956)
1952 Olympic Triathalon Champ Discusses The games & movie debut with mild mannered Herb Sheldon.
Sheldon hosted several shows ranging from talk, to teen dance, to Ricky Tick Piano. ( Du Mont ) : DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE HAND JIVE (1957)
Teens perform the Hand Jive dance to Johnnie Otis' Willie & The Hand Jive adlib with Rockette precision ( DuMont )
What do Johnny Otis, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton & Grease have in common? Read how the Jive goes on today. GROUCHO MARX YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1959)
Contestants: Then 11 year old Candice Bergen appearing with dad, Edgar; also Groucho's daughter, Melinda.
Are the dads smarter than the 6th graders? In part 2, Dads join daughters in the quiz. Say the secret word! (NBC) the original DRAGNET(1959)
The grandaddy of all TV cop shows and the definitive police melodrama with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday,
Ben Alexa nder as Officer Frank Smith. Olan Soule as the lab tech. Just the facts, ma'am. (NBC) THE IMMORTAL MUSICAL COMEDY OF VICTOR BORGE 1951
Victor and the symphony orchestra give a new twist to Listz and it is a classic Borge, both a musical & comedy genius.
Victor Borge's precision piano and satiric talent are as natural as his warmth. (CBS) EDDIE FISHER SINGS A MEDLEY OF HIS BIGGEST HITS 1953
Eddie croons I'm Walking Behind You, Anytime, With These Hands, Oh My Papa on his TV show.
Like the era crooners, Fisher got 15 minutes a week to enthrall fans..and also Liz Taylor & Debbie Reynolds.. (NBC) ABBOTT & COSTELLO:L WHO'S ON FIRST? 1951
This is the signature Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedy routine that is often imitated, never duplicated.
The duo did hosting stints on The Colegate Comedy Hour and Hollywood Palace . (NBC) MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's THE JITTERBUG 1958
It started with Cab Calloway and ended up the most popular moves on American Bandstand, et al.
Here, it becomes the domain of Bill Haley & The Comets' ripping off Little Richards' "Gonna Rip It Up." (AIP). THE HONEYMOONERS ...IN COLOR! 1969
Ralph & Ed are jailed in Paris , accused of counterfeiting. Ed's escape plan backfires with hilarious results.
Gleason wanted the show taped by Wometco TV in Miami , Audrey Meadows & Joyce Randolph had NYC commitments
Shiela Macrae & Jane Kean played wives Alice & Trixie; TV audiences didn't accept the change. (CBS) THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL theatres-1939; TV-1960's
Before TJ's doo wop concerts, PBS used Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon cinema serials rattle the PBS tin cup.
From Captain Video to Captains Kirk, Picard & Janeway, scifi and space travel was always a TV niche. (PBS) Full Episode THE LONE RANGER 1955
Hi Ho, Silver! It's the grandaddy of weekly TV western series starring oft masked Clayton Moore.
The Lone Ranger was the top rated #1 of the many Saturday afternoon "thataway" exciting oaters
Here is the full version of the debut episode, Enter The Lone Ranger Hi, Ho Silver! (syndicated). THE ENDEARING GRIMACES OF EDDIE CANTOR 1952
Hosting The Colegate Comedy Hour, Eddie pantomines a sketch as the hapless victim of a vixen.
A forgotten legend, Cantor's expressive face and singing style warmed the cockles of viewer's hearts. (NBC) BOBBY DARIN NERVOUSLY HOSTS A BEAUTY CONTEST 1957
Long before having his own weekly show, Bobby's first TV emcee gig, hosting a product hyped beauty pageant
Uh oh, , what a disaster! The contestant names are mixed up and so are the sponsor's promo lines ( Du Mont ) MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE LINDY HOP 1959
From American Bandstand in Phillie, to a Dick Clark special in St. Louis to The Jersey Shore,
everybody was Lindy Hopping to Danny & The Juniors "At The Hop" You can swing it, you can do it (ABC)
...and there's more Danny & The Juniors, here to stay, on our Classic Oldies Video Jukebox (below) SHAKE, BABY, SHAKE! IT'S THE KILLER AGAIN! 1958
Jerry Lee Lewis brings down the house again for his rehearsed fan club prez on Dick Clark's show.
The fireball shooter misses the song cues and a camera catches a guy trying to jump on stage. (ABC) THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW 1958
"Make Room For Daddy" with rare Danny Thomas, Marjoriie Lord, Rusty Hammer, Angela Cartright.
The kids wreak havoc on daddy and mommy with a divide and concur tactic. (CBS)
Please support St. Jude's Children's Hospital founded by Danny. Help save lives of children with cancer. SID CAESAR: YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS 1957
Legendary sketch comedy with co-stars Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner & Howie Morris as "Uncle Goofy"
doing their classic takeoff on This Is Your Life, also a glimpse of The Timepiece (CBS) HERE COMES TOBOR! 1954
Before Captain Video got a hold of Tobor, little Robbie ran the prequel to "Tobor The Great."
Madison Ave jumped on ship with a cardboard Tobor mask. Don't laugh, they sold. ( Du Mont ) THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 1954
After the animation came TV's live Superman series starring George Reeves and Noel Neill as Lois Lane
Lois gets is abducted by a gangster, Superman sans Clark Kent saves the damsel in distress. (CBS) THE ADVENTURES OF FLIPPER 1964
Let's get our minds off killer whales and go back to this beloved, adorable dolphin.
Each week this amazing mammal fascinated kids and adults by solving mysteries! (synd.) SPIKE JONES 1951
Spike & the gang of hilarious musical whackies perform their signature "Cocktails For Two."
As you see this wild musical circus, know Spike Jones choreographed the zany antics. (Du Mont) CAPTAIN VIDEO & HIS VIDEO RANGERS 1950
Before Captain Kirk, there was Captain Video chasing those bad guys around the galaxy.
The "Star Trek" of it's time, network program directors made the very same mistake. (Du Mont) THE LIBERACE SHOW 1952
Walter Liberace brought style to candlelight piano music, with, of course, brother George on violin.
This rare clip captures the musical heart and soul of the flamboyant pianist. (Du Mont) MEDIC 1954
First and still best medical drama series. Richard Boone as Konrad Steiner MD.
Still as relevant: prizeighter befelled by Diabetes. This is pioneer medical TV drama. (NBC) THE BIG VALLEY 1965
Outstanding Western series with Barb ara Stanwyck, Lee Majors and Linda Evans
Full episode: "Heritage" Fanatics threaten to blow up the Bartley mine (NBC) THE ROOTS OF TV BASEBALL 1950-57
Visual newsreel memories of baseball's great early years, featuring a tribute to Jackie Robinson
So relevant now: Robinson broke the color line in baseball, Obama in the US presidency. (Movietone) Mc HALE'S NAVY 1962
Before cracking up Harvey Korman, Tim Conway was sidekick to Ernest Borgnine on this military sitcom
View a full half hour episode and watch Tim fall (literally) for a Lt. Commander Nurse. (NBC) HOPALONG CASSIDY 1952
The Saturday afternoon TV Western staple starring William Boyd as frontier vigilante Hoppy.
Of the many Saturday TV matinee oaters, this ranked #2 in ratings. Giddyap! (syndicated) DARK SHADOWS 1966
The first Weekday afternoon TV gothic soap opera, Jonathan Frid as the Vampire Barnaby Collins.
For a brief time, this breakthrough gothic drama out-ranked established serial dramas in ratings. (ABC) FADS & FANCIES OF THE 50s & 60s
The Hula Hoop, Twist, Palisades Park Beauty Contests, Rock-Ola Juke Box, Ford Thunderbird, more
set to the music of The Olympics' "Dance By The Light Of The Moon" (edited by CI) I LOVE LUCY 1952
Highlights from TV episodes involving the coming of "Little Ricky" that captured viewer's hearts.
Ricky gets the news during his club performances, he and the Mertzes go frenetic when "it's time".
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley. (CBS) full episode THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW 1962
You asked for it, here it is, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore with guest Bob Crane (Hogan's Heros .
Dick is directing a community theatre show, Mary sings & dances a vampy Calypso song Ohhh, Rob! (CBS) THE BEATLES FIRST TELEVISION APPEARANCE 1963
Not yet on Sullivan or in the U.S., the Fab Four debuted "She Loves You" On The Mersey Sound (BBC)
*There's more Beatles & other British Invasion classics on the Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below. BAT MASTERSON 1958
Gene Barry stars as the debonair Bat Masterson, this episode "The Stampete In Tent City
Guest stars Robert Conrad as the vigilante out to avenge his brother's killer (NBC) MARTY ROBBINS ON THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW 1964
Back in the 60's, Holiday Inn funded half hour shows for Dolly Parton, Bobby Vinton & Marty Robbins
Before his own show aired, Marty sang "El Paso" on Johnny Cash's short lived TV gig (syndicated) FRANK SINATRA SPEAKS CANDIDLY 1954
Would you believe, a humble Frank Sinatra? He speaks openly about the bad years,
gratitude to Bob Hope & his all time favorite movie role (can you guess which one?). (CBS) PASSWORD 1962
Allen Ludden hosted this enormously popular game show 1962 to 1971 on all 3 networks & syndication
Allen vies celebs Carol Burnett and Gary Moore against contestants to win $250-big prize then (CBS) The Phenomenon STAR TREK TV ON DEMAND 1966-present
Now you don;'t have to sit up and wait until 3AM when stations run Star Trek episodes. Get them here right now!.
Watch Full Episodes of Star Trek, Star Trek:The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, Enterprise (synd Paramount)
Also a clip of Trek's post cancellation UK placebo, SPACE:1999 w Martin Landau, Batbara Bain (ITV). MORE DANCES OF THE 50's: THE SWINGBACK 1958
New York teens dance The Swingback (also called The Sway) to Duane Eddy's "Forty Miles Of Bad Road"
The hips swayed and the preachers prayed rock & roll would go away. It didn't. (MGM) THE LIVE TV FRIDGE COMMERCIAL CATASTROPHE 1954
Poor Westinghouse. If their built in antenna TV fiasco wasn't enough, more flawed, chagrin causing infamy:
the automatic referigerator door that jammed on this live nationally broadcast commercial. Bet heads rolled! (CBS) THE ARTHUR GODFREY SHOW 1957
He ridiculed sponsors, fired staff on the air, fixed talent contests and made Godlike demands on execs, crew;,
yet still got big ratings, ruled corporate airwaves and network, sort of like Oprah does now, sans chicanery (CBS) BUILDING THE 1958 DODGE 1957
What a retrospect! A TV industrial film goes inside the Dodge automotive plant foundry to finish<.br> In 1979, Chrysler received a government bailout to make new Dodge cars. Sound familiar? (commercial). FIGHT CLASSIC: ROCKY MARCIANO vs. JERSEY JOE WALCOTT 1952
Highlights from that historic championship boxing match in Philadelphia September 12, 1952<.br> Of course you'll see that boffo KO comeback in the 13th round~this is the true Rocky, Sly. (DuMont).
Check out Dynamite Joe Rindone's fights, too, on Oldies Television Ch 79! AND MORE GREAT ICONS OF THE 50's VOL III 1952-59
Richard Nixon's first scandal, John Wayne 's PSA, Marilyn Monroe's Motor Oil, Jimmy Durante's Schnozz,
George Burns & Gracie Allen, Jack Benny & Dennis Day, Laurel & Hardy, Jackie & Art's "Hello, Ball!" ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS 1959
With a "good evening," came melodramatic thrillers from the Master Of Suspense, Alfred Hitchccock
The man whose big screen movies kept us on the edge of our seats brought the same to small screens (CBS). SATURDAY NIGHTLIVE~~ BEFORE SNL 1954-58
All Broadcast Live Sat Eves: The Bob Hope Show, The Liberace Show, The Ken Murray Show,
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, The Steve Allen Show, The Pat Harrington Show, The Jackie Gleason Show
Sid Cesar's Your Show Of Shows. Watch many surprises with regulars & guests. (ABC-CBS-DuMont-NBC). FELIX THE CAT 1959
In 1928, RCA testing Vladimir Zworkyn's iconoscope , Felix The Cat was the first image ever on TV;
Oldies Television's roster would not be complete without Otto Mesmer's historic cartoon icon.
Here is his 1959 Saturday cartoon show with a new, hip updated opening that we can just ignore.(NBC). THE DONNA REED SHOW 1958
Donna mugs nervously to the camera when daughter, Mary (Shelley Fabares) sings at a school dance.
The song she sings? "Johnny Angel," of course. Dad (Dr. Stone, Carl Betz) allays Mom's fears.
Full episode soon and check out the Donna Reed Christmas Show below on ch 79 (NBC) full episode THE GOLDBERGS 1952
Gertrude Berg served as executive producer and co-writer as well as star
of this beloved sitcom about the matriarch (Molly) of a middle class Jewish family.
Frank Sutton, who would later be Gomer Pyle's Sarge, guest stars in this episode. (synd.) LUCILLE BALL & CAROL BURNETT 1965
Two queens of comedy together with Gale Gordon as straight man on "The Lucy Show".
Lucy wants to join Carol on a trip to Palm Springs, they scheme to fool Boss Mooney. (CBS) THE LITTLE RASCALS 1955
The top Saturday morning TV attraction in the 50's was the re-worked MGM "Our Gang Comedies"
This favorite classic episode has Darla wooing Alfalfa rather than vice versa on Valentine Day.
Of course, the other guys would throw a hilarious gremlin in Alfalfa's romantic ballad crooning. (synd.) full episode HIGHWAY PATROL 1956
Before there was "Book 'em, Dano" in Hawaii, there was "Ten.Four" in California. Brodericj Crawford starred,
If you think dope smuggling was a thing of the 70's, wait 'til you see this narc bust in the 50's. (ZIV/MGM synd.). full episode LOST IN SPACE 1966
Danger Will Robinson! The world's first and last outer space sitcom; today, like "Trek," has fan conventions.
This episode guest stars Mercedes Mc Cambridge (The Exorcist), here as matriarch of alien hillbillies
who grow a "Little Shop of Horrors" intruded upon by Dr Snith (Jonathan Harris) and Will (Bill Muny) (ABC) BEWITCHED 1966
Wriggle your nose, it's Elizabeth Montgomery as that saucy, sassy, beautiful, bedazzling witch
and Dick York as her befuddled hubbie, Darren (or as Agnes Moorehead would say, "Durwood" (NBC) I DREAM OF JEANIE 1966
Out of the bottle comes that lusciously capricious Jeanie, Barb ara Eden (blink-blink).
Larry Hagman is her adopted master, Bill Daly is the bewildered buddy (CBS). SEA HUNT 1957
The "Dragnet" of the ocean floor, Lloyd Bridges fights underwater crime with only a snorkle.
This syndicated show, along with "Flipper" (coming soon), got high tide ratings in it's era (ZIV) DYNAMITE JOE RINDONE 1954
Like Rocky Marciano, Joe Rindone was the son of Italian immigrants who rose to boxing glory.
Here is Dynamite Joe in action from the era when boxing was true sportsmanship.
produced by Andrew Bertino. (Vimeo). THE MILTON BERLE SHOW 1957
Featuring Arnold Stang & guest Mickey Rooney; Berle's swan song after 8 Tues. Nite Years.
Bit: Berle wants Gleason like publicity, so he feigns a broken leg for a press conference (NBC) MIKE WALLACE & EDWARD R. MURROW 1952-54
If you thought Mike Wallace was tough on "60 Minutes," wait 'til you see him on the fifties!.
You won't believe what he said to Steve Allen (neither did Allen, most likely), but Kirk Douglas got his say)
Legendary Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy go at calling the other "un-American"..(CBS)
Howdy Doody, Junior Frolics, Winky Dink, Willie Wonderful, Rocky & Bullwinkle

With the earliest TV production and animation techniques, these popular programs
were the father of children's television, long before PBS and Nickelodeon. This was the "kiddievTV" 50's
Full episodes of these Golden Age first generation shows for tots on separate submenu~click title link









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Was rough
His chick vamoosed
And now she won't
Come home to roost

On curves ahead
Remember, sonny
That rabbit's foot
Didn't save
The bunny

Twinkle, twinkle
One-eyed car
We all wonder
WHERE you are

These signs
We gladly
To men who've had
No date of late

A whiskery kiss
For the one
You adore
May not make her mad
But her face will be sore

His brush is gone
So what'll we do
Said Mike Robe I
To Mike Robe II

If your peach
Keeps out
Of reach
Better practice
What we preach

To kiss
A mug
That's like a cactus
Takes more nerve
Than it does practice

My job is
Keeping faces clean
And nobody knows
De stubble
I've seen

Kiss you
Like she useter?
Perhaps she's seen
A smoother rooster!!

No use
How to pick 'em
If your half-shaved Whiskers stick 'em

He tried
To cross
As fast train neared
Death didn't draft him
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Her chariot
Raced 80 per
They hauled away
What had
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She will
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Train wrecks few
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Whistle squealing
Avoid that
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To him was bunk
They pulled him out
Of some guy's trunk

My cheek
Says she
Feels smooth as satin
Ha! Ha! Says he
That's mine you're pattin'

She eyed
His beard
And said no dice
The wedding's off--
I'll COOK the rice

Your face
Is stinger free
You'd better let
Your honey be

Red skin
Bit the dust
When Pa tried
What these signs discussed

The band
For which
The grand stand roots
Is not made up of

Can do
More harm
Than city fellers
On a farm

Pat's bristles
Bridget's nose
That's when
Her wild Irish rose

A beard
That's rough
And overgrown
Is better than
A chaperone

The hobo
Lets his
Whiskers sprout
It's trains--not girls
That he takes out

Drinking drivers
Don't you know
Great bangs
From little
Binges grow?

I know
He's a wolf
Said riding hood
But Grandma dear,
He smells so good

The wife
Who keeps on
Being kissed
Always heads
Her shopping list

Is he
Or just blind--
This guy who drives
So close behind?

Back home by golly
His bristly chin
Was hot-to-Molly

Missin' Kissin'?
Perhaps your thrush
Can't get thru
The underbrush--try

Tickle Nancy
Nancy lowered the boom
On Clancy!

A chin
Where barbed wire
Bristles stand
Is bound to be
A no ma'ams land

Face soft
As woman's touch
Yet doesn't cost you
Near as much

We can't
Provide you
With a date
But we do supply
The best darn bait

The wolf
Is shaved
So neat and trim
Red Riding Hood
Is chasing him

For faces
Chapped and sore
Keeps 'em comin'
Back for more

Was the mushy type
Until his beard
Grew over-ripe

Signalled left
Then turned right

Better try
Less speed per mile
That car
May have to
Last a while

To steal
A kiss
He had the knack
But lacked the cheek
To get one back

We've made
Look so trim
The local
Draft board's after him

Why is it
When you
Try to pass
The guy in front
Goes twice as fast?

His rose
Is wed
His violet blew
But his sugar is sweet
Since he took this cue

She put
A bullet
Thru his hat
But he's had
Closer shaves than that

Privates 1st class
Show equal rank
In the looking-glass

When you lay
Those few cents down You've bought
The smoothest
Shave in town

Are like a girdle
They find some jobs
They just
Can't hurdle

We're widely read
And often quoted
But it's shaves
Not signs
For which we're noted

Men who
Have to
Travel light
Find the 35 cent tube
Just right

It gave
That needed charm
Hello Hollywood
Good-by farm

A shave
That's real
No cuts to heal
A soothing
Velvet after-feel

The curve
It's a beautiful car
Wasn't it?

Our fortune
Is your
Shaven face
It's our best
Advertising space

If Crusoe'd
Kept his chin
More tidy
He might have found
A lady Friday

Feel your face
As you ride by
Now don't
You think
It's time to try

If anything
Will please
Your Jill
A little jack
For this jar will

That barefoot
With cheeks of tan
Won't let 'em chap
When he's a man

If harmony
Is what
You crave
Then get
A tuba

The bearded devil
Is forced
To dwell
In the only place
Where they don't sell

"No, no,"
She said
To her bristly beau
"I'd rather
Eat the mistletoe"

No matter
The price
No matter how new
The best safety device
In your car is you

He asked
His kitten
To pet and purr
She eyed his puss
And screamed
"What fur!"

This cream
Makes the
Gardener's daughter
Plant her tu-lips
Where she oughter

In the town
We hold 'em up
You mow 'em down

These signs
Are not
For laughs alone
The face they save
May be your own

The hero
Was brave and strong
And willin'
She felt his chin--
Then wed the villain

The safest rule
No ifs or buts
Just drive
Like every one else
Is nuts!

Dinah doesn't
Treat him right
But if he'd

To change that
Shaving job
To joy
You gotta use
The real McCoy

The blackened forest
Smoulders yet
He flipped
A cigarette

Slow down, Pa
Sakes alive
Ma missed signs
Four And five

Grandpa knows
It ain't too late
He's gone
To git
Some widder bait

A trip
To Mars
For 900
Empty jars

A Christmas hug
A birthday kiss
The woman
Who gives this

The big blue tube's
Just like Louise
You get
A thrill
From every squeeze

The monkey took
One look at Jim
And threw the peanuts
Back at him
He needed

Can let you down
Than a
Strapless gown

For shaving comfort
A sting
That big blue tube
Has everything

6 million housewives
Can't be wrong
Who keep
Their husbands
Right along in

Jar so big
Cost so small
Shave of all

Try a tube
Its cooling
Refreshes like
An April shower

One shave lasts
All day through
Face feels
Cool and
Smoother too

Within this vale
Of toil
And sin
Your head grows bald
But not your chin

Your life

Cattle crossing
Means go slow
That old bull
Is some
Cow's beau

Does your husband
Grunt and grumble
Rant and rave?
Shoot the brute some

The draftee
Tried a tube
And purred
Well whaddya know
I've been defurred

Tho stiff
The beard
That Nature gave
It shaves
Like down with

His crop of
Needed reaping
That's what kept
His Lena leaping

This cooling shave
Will never fail
To stamp
Its user
First class male

Drinking drivers--
Nothing worse
They put
The quart
Before the hearse

Said farmer Brown
Who's bald
On top
Wish I could
Rotate the crop

With whiskers
'Neath their noses
Oughta have to kiss
Like eskimoses

Try passing
On a slope
Unless you have
A periscope

Passing cars
When you can't see
May get you
A glimpse
Of eternity

Don't leave safety
To mere chance
That's why
Belts are
Sold with pants

At a quiz
Pa ain't
No whiz
But he knows how
To keep Ma his

Many a forest
Used to stand
Where a
Lighted match
Got out of hand

Baby your skin
Keep it fitter
Or "baby"
Will get
Another sitter

Use this cream
A day
Or two
Then don't call her--
She'll call you

If daisies
Are your
Favorite flower
Keep pushin' up those

He lit a match
To check gas tank
That's why
They call him
Skinless frank

The poorest guy
In the
Human race
Can have a
Million dollar face

The one who
Drives when
He's been drinking
Depends on you
To do his thinking

Hardy men
Were the Caesars
Instead of razors
They used tweezers
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The midnight
Ride of Paul
For beer
Led to a warmer
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Henry VIII
Sure Had Trouble
Short Term Wives
Long Term Stubble
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Don't stick your elbow
Out too far
Or it may
Go home
In another car!
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When passing
Through school zones
Please drive slow.
Let's let our
Little shavers
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A Man A Miss
A Car A Curve
He kissed the Miss
And missed the Curve
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Prickley Pears
Are Picked for Pickles
But no Peach Picks
A Face that Prickles
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Listen birds
These signs cost money
You can rest awhile
But don't get Funny
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Thirty days
Hath September
April, June,
an the Speed Offender.
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Don't lose your head
To save a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it
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Cattle Crossing
Means Go Slow.
That old bull
Is some cow's beau.
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Round the curve
Beautiful car
Wasn't it?
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Dim your lights
Behind a car
Let folks see
How bright you are
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The bearded lady
Tried a jar
Now she's a famous
Movie star
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If you don't know
Whose signs these are
You haven't driven
Very far!
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Ben met Anna
Made a hit
Neglected beard
Ben-Anna split.
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Around the corner
Beautiful car
Wasn't it?
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They missed the turn
The car went whizzin'
The fault was hern
The FUNERAL hisn
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A nut at the wheel
A peach on his right
A curve in the road
Fruit salad that night
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Angels who guard you
When you drive
Usually retire
At sixty-five
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He had the ring,
He had the flat,
She felt his chin,
And that was that.
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Ben met Anna,
Made a hit.
She felt his chin.
Ben - Anna split.
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Shaving brush,
Was like old Rover.
When he died,
He died all over.
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For painting cowshed,
Barn or fence,
Shaving brush
Is just immense.
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Pity all the mighty Caesars.
They pulled each whisker
Out with tweezers.
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He played the sax,
Had no B.O.
But his whiskers scratched,
So she let him go.
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Snake rail fences
And old log houses
Both were built,
To keep out the cowses
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Bristly beard or silky fuzz,
Shave 'em back,
To where they was
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Pink toothbrush
Is a curse.
Pink shaving brush
Is a darn sight worse.
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College boys,
Your courage muster.
Shave off that fuzz
And cookie duster.
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Farewell O verse,
Along the road.
How sad to see,
You're out of mode.
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You can drive
A mile a minute
But there is no
Future in it.
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Free !
Free !
A trip to Mars
For 500 empty jars

Car in ditch
Man in tree
Moon was full
So was he!
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Dinah doesn't
Treat him right
But if he'd shave
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Will let you down
Quicker than
A strapless gown
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Don't take
A curve at
Sixty per
We hate to lose
A customer

In this vale
Of toil and sin
Your head grows bald
But not your chin.
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If hugging on Highways
Is your sport
Trade in your car
For a davenport.
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My cheek
Said she
Is smooth as satin
Ha Ha Said he
That's mine your're pattin'
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She kissed the hairbrush
By mistake;
She thought it was
Her husband, Jake
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Don't put your arm out
Quite so far;
It might go home
In another car
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Proper distance
To him was bunk
He ended up
In some guy's trunk.
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A man who passes
On hills and curves
Is not a man of iron nerves
He's crazy
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Famous words
About lights that shine
If he won't dim his
I won't dim mine
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Are your whiskers
When you wake
Tougher than
A two bit steak?
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This shave
Is like
A parachute
There isn't
Any substitute
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The salesman
Taught the
Farmer's daughter
To plant
Her tu-lips
Where she otter
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Be a Noble
Not a Knave
Caesar Uses
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Henry the 8th
Sure had trouble
Short term wives
Long term stubble
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If you must test
Her pucker paint
Be sure to drive
Where traffic ain't
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To shave it dry
You shouldn't risk it
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The Midnight Ride
Of Paul for beer
Led to a warmer
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His tenor voice
She thought divine
'Til whiskers scratched
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He's the guy
The girls forgot
Tho' he was smooth
His face was not
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If You Wake In Haste
Then Brush Your Teeth With Paste
You'll Get
A Funny Taste
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A peach
Looks Good
With lots of fuzz
Man's no peach
And never was
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The Sun Does Riz
The Sun Done Set
And We Ain't Out
Of Texas Yet
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The Spring Has Sprung
The Grass Has Riz
Where Last Years
Car e Less Driver Is
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I proposed to Ida
Ida refused
I'da won my Ida
If I'da used
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If your mad pull over
Or you'll be even madder
When they lay you out
On a marble platter
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In This Time
Of Toil and Sin
Your Head Grows Bald
But Not Your Chin
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