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Message: Noticed how there's been some good old TV shows on offer from the digital TV stations lately? Gee, they've brought back some great memories from days long gone. There is a down side to these shows though, it's that they remind us just how old we are all getting, at least those of us who remember these shows when they were prime-time viewing back in the 60s and 70s.
I was enjoying an episode of Hogan's Heroes the other day when it suddenly hit me that both Colonel Hogan and Colonel Klink are dead, and old Sergeant Schultz who knew 'NUTHINK' knows even less now coz he's dead too. Get Smart was on next, and you guessed it, Maxwell Smart and the Chief, both gone, so who's gunna save the world from KAOS and Siegfried now? Agent 99? Hardly. Thankfully those two agents from U.N.C.L.E. Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are still alive and kicking, so, I guess it's up to them, with maybe a little help from Honey West. There might be hope for the world yet.
Not much left of the Hawaii Five O team either, Steve McGarrett, Chin Ho and Kono all pushing up daisies, Danno putting in heaps of overtime trying single-handedly to keep crime under control on the island state. The old Western heroes don't fare any better, the death of Adam Cartwright early this year means that all the Cartwright boys are gone. So who's running the Ponderosa? It can't be Hop Sing coz he's dead too. Remember the Cisco Kid and Pancho, with their 'Adios Amigo, see you soon' after every episode? Well, they haven't seen anyone soon for a long time, coz they're dead too. The Lawman and The Texan are both dead as is Casey Jones and Bat Masterson, even the greatest western hero of them all, the Rifleman, Lucas McCain, is no more, if there's ever been one person on this planet that you didn't dare f**k with, it was Lucas McCain, he'd give you that stare while loading his Winchester and you were as good as dead. Hey! This is getting depressing!
Remember crazy Gilligan? Yep, dead, and the skipper too, so is Thurston and Lovey Howell, and if Thurston Howell is dead then so is Mr Magoo. Ginger and Mary-Anne are both still alive but they're so old now they're not worth rescuing, might as well leave them on the island. Speaking of never being rescued, My Favourite Martian never did make it back to Mars either, he died on earth, along with Tim O'Hara, Mrs Brown and Bill Brennan. How about the Fugitive, Richard Kimble, he's no longer running and Inspector Gerard is no longer chasing him, they're both dead. Many of the scary characters are also dead, Morticia Addams, Uncle Fester and Lurch, Herman, Lily and Grandpa Munster.
Remember Fantasy Island? Mr Roarke and his little mate, Tattoo 'Da Plaaane, da plaaane' you guessed it, deaaad. McCloud, Amos Burke, Cannon and Kojak, dead, dead, dead, dead. Perry Mason and Ironside, birds of a feather, dead together. That's enough!!! All the favourites of my youth, dead.
I'll leave you with one piece of good news, Jeannie still resides in the land of the living and as long as she does, I can still keep dreaming of Jeannie.
Message: Count Chivas ...I am with you on this one .. We can shed a few cry drops together ... AHHHH yes the memories ... I am on the last of 30 episodes of ALLO ALLO my son gave me for Xmas.....What a great comedy ...One of the best of all time ... I suppose Tigerrish has had me laugh almost as much but he falls just short. Yep , good one Count.
Message: Granted that the delights of Melody, Jeannie, Ginger Grant and even 99 caused some early pubescent tremors on this [then] impressionable young lad during the early 70's, they (for me at least) paled into insignificance with the often unwanted arousal caused by Julie Newmar as Catwoman and Yvonne Craig as Batgirl.
Unfortunately this phenomenon usually occurred just as Mum said 'Dinner' or Dad went with 'Answer the door, son'. Contrary to urban myth and second rate comedy shows, a strategically placed cushion was never going to work, especially with two hawkeyed little brothers and a horribly curious big mouthed little sister keeping constant vigil. Those flannellette pyjamas with the near-useless drawstring and the open fly were no help whatsoever either.
Author: Da G Show Timestamp:- 11/2/2010 12:05:44 AM Subject: Re: Not 'Live' TV- 'Dead' TV.
Message: 1. where did you plagiarise this from? 2. if you did write it, why? and finally 3. so some people who were in TV shows when they were 40yo, over 40 years ago are now dead - who'd have thought it.
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