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Old 08-06-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Does anyone remember the "Kwik Brothers" from the King Kwik commercials? "Ice is nice". Mike Tangi played both the brothers.

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OMG! Yes, the Kwik Brothers. I always thought they were twins and when I found out it was one guy I was sooooo disappointed. I was so young and naive.
I believed everything back then even the wrestling. What qa guppy I was!
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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remember the old Royals point guard, he was like 5ft tall...
Nate "Tiny" Archibald!
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Does anyone remember the "Kwik Brothers" from the King Kwik commercials? "Ice is nice". Mike Tangi played both the brothers.

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Gawd...I had a job at King Kwik which my folks forced me to quit after an armed robbery. Not that I needed much convincing, since a Saturday Night Special had been held against my lower left ribcage

Awesome King Kwik joke, a take-off on one of their ad slogans:

Q: "Why do King Kwiks get held up so often?"
A: Because it's "Kwik in, Kwik out!"

"Slush" has never tasted quite as good as an Icee used to.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: In the Buckeye State
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The Kwik Brothers! We used to go to the King Kwik on Madison Road in between Oakley Drive In and Rainbow Car Wash (came later). While I loved Icee's I loved their "Push-A-Malts" even more! Remember those cardboard cylanders on a stick? They tasted like chocolate malts. Yummo! I went by that strip center a couple of days ago and it has been torn down. There were a lot of different shops in that strip after King Kwik closed but I most remember the bait shop. My dad used to love to go fishing at Twin Lakes and Lake Isabella. Before the bait shop, we used to go outside, after my dad soaked the grass, and dig up our own night crawlers. Thank goodness for the old bait shop.

Someone mentioned Little Kings earlier on. My husband just found an old drive through pony keg where he can get those little green devils!
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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OK, let's see how hardcore you guys are with the local TV . . . I remember when WXIX went on the air in the late 1960s . . . for the first few months, they didn't have much programming to fill the evenings, so they ran this thing they called "Music Connection." They would play hit songs of the day and broadcast vaguely-related still pictures as accompaniments. (Imagine a very prehistoric MTV.) Does anybody remember this at all?

The station would also air these weird parodies of public service ads . . . or, to be more accurate, they would show the actual ad, but splice in some goofy bit . . . I recall an anti-smoking ad that ended with the line "Like that guy over there, coughing his fool head off." But the jokesters at WXIX substituted a clip of the Frankenstein Monster smoking a cigar (taken from "Bride of Frankenstein") instead of the actual ending. Wotta laff riot!

They also showed these extended Larry Smith skits between movies . . . not involving Hattie the Witch and company, but other puppets acting out songs. I remember one where a female puppet would say "John!" and then a male puppet would say "Marsha!" over and over. Or another one where two puppets were drinking champagne and laughing.

Finally, does anyone recall a Saturday Morning kids show on WLWT called Mr. Hop? (Early 1960s.) It starred a guy called Dave Manning, in a rabbit suit. He played cartoons. Gripping stuff, if you're three. . . .

It's truly frightening that I can remember this kind of nonsense with crystal clarity, but have trouble getting my own kids' names right most of the time. . . .
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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They also showed these extended Larry Smith skits between movies . . . not involving Hattie the Witch and company, but other puppets acting out songs. I remember one where a female puppet would say "John!" and then a male puppet would say "Marsha!" over and over. Or another one where two puppets were drinking champagne and laughing.

Finally, does anyone recall a Saturday Morning kids show on WLWT called Mr. Hop? (Early 1960s.) It starred a guy called Dave Manning, in a rabbit suit. He played cartoons. Gripping stuff, if you're three. . . .
I remember the John and Marsha skit on WXIX, but cannot remember the
MTV prototype. The Larry Smith puppet skits were similar to what he did on
his show, "The Contemporaries". That show ran in the early 1960's - I
believe on Channel 9.

Mr. Hop! That was a strange one. I could never figure out whether he was
local or syndicated. Can you remember what kinds of cartoons he used to
show?
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Mr. Hop! That was a strange one. I could never figure out whether he waslocal or syndicated. Can you remember what kinds of cartoons he used toshow?
Oh, it was definitely local. Dave Manning (aka Mr. Hop -- especially to Mrs. Manning, I'll bet!) was a staff announcer at WLWT. The cartoons? Standard Beanie & Cecil-type stuff, as I recall.

How about this one: WLWT used to broadcast the Reds games, and on the weekend -- about 15 minutes before game time -- they'd air a little show called "Dugout Dope" (player interviews, etc.)

Heh. It'd kinda have a different meaning today, wouldn't it?

I also remember the games were sponsored in part by Brewer Cote -- I recall a crudely animated dog in their ads . . . .
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:58 AM
 
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Bob Shreve was awsome. He would get drunk at the early morning hours proceeded to a drunken stupor by 5am. The channel eventually stopped ole Bob from indulging and the show wasn't as entertaining.

The Cool Ghoul was great for us young kids at the time; definitely cool!

It's confirmed that Uncle Al didn't like kids. He was taped calling kids "little bastards" when he thought the cameras were off. He and his wife Wendy were noted swingers in Cincinnati at that time as well. Could you imagine a key party and picking up Uncle Al's key? God, I'm going to throw-up!
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Hear the Cool Ghoul sing his smash hit, "You Can't Ghoul Me" at:

The Cool Ghoul - You Cant Ghoul Me MP3 Download @ KOHit.net

And Glenn "Skipper" Ryle's titanic tune, "Wolf Gal," can be heard at:

Glen Ryle - Wolf Gal MP3 Download @ KOHit.net

Enjoy, all you cool cats!
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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They also showed these extended Larry Smith skits between movies . . . not involving Hattie the Witch and company, but other puppets acting out songs. I remember one where a female puppet would say "John!" and then a male puppet would say "Marsha!" over and over. Or another one where two puppets were drinking champagne and laughing.
I remember the John and Marsha bits. When I was a kid I thought they were hysterical!
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