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Old 10-23-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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The Electric Company, in the early 70's. What is strange is that to this day, I can still remember one of the commercials that used to play during it - both the company name and the phone number! (But I have always remembered series of numbers easily).
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Lying on the floor, watching I don't know what, with my father sitting behind me in a chair. Between my toes, I was wiggling a loose piece of the mahogany latticework over the speaker. My father kept telling me to stop, but I couldn't. So he made me sit on the sofa with him. It was a Sunday. Only he and I were home. I was under five years old.

I also remember watching soap operas with my grandmother around that same time. I learned to read by age three, and my family always attributed it to my watching ATWT and GL, etc.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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The JFK assassination coverage that went on for a week and shut down all the good cartoons.

That and Sept 11 were the only days the world stopped for a few days.

Last edited by Rakin; 10-23-2014 at 02:47 PM..
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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Kukla, Fran and Ollie on my grandmother's TV. I thought they must be very rich to have a TV.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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The JFK assignation coverage
...with Judith Exner, or Marilyn Monroe? lol

Sorry, couldn't resist. I know what you really meant.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:46 PM
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Location: Cushing OK
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Either Romper room or Sherrif John. I loved both of them Sherry Lewis and her puppets started there too. And I love Roy Rogers, or maybe I really loved his horse. We got our firs tv in 54. Dad had a business reparing TV's. Often the chief problem was they were unplugged.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Leave It To Beaver, Batman, I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies as well as Tom & Jerry cartoons are shows that I remember from my childhood.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Dennis the menace and inspector gadget before catching the bus to grade school
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Captain Kangaroo. Probably 1956.
Me too. The Captain and, let's not forget, Mr Green Jeans. I thought I remembered the Captain having bad hair and I was right; I did an image search on Google and have to say there wasn't worse hair on TV until Mark Harmon's early years on CSI. (And remember in Pulp Fiction where Bruce Willis is humming a line from the Statler Bros. song "smoking cigarettes and watching captain kangaroo"?)

Also, and maybe this was only a New York area show - Wonderama, hosted by Sonny Fox. It consumed most of Sunday morning (not competing w/ Sat. morning cartoons). Cartoons, live studio stuff. And I think that was the show where there was a treasure box and maybe 4 or 5 kids from the audience would be selected to try to open it. And to do that they were plopped in the middle of what looked like a mountain of keys. Pick a key, try the lock, discard key, try next key, etc. etc. Which basically meant that for the treasure chest kids their entire experience being in the studio was filled with "key fail" (Sonny would go over to them from time to time and ask them how they were doing, so on the plus side the kids would get some TV air time to brag about at school on Monday).
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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The Electric Company, in the early 70's. What is strange is that to this day, I can still remember one of the commercials that used to play during it - both the company name and the phone number! (But I have always remembered series of numbers easily).
Funny, I thought I was going to be the only one.
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