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Old 03-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Originally Posted by YAZ View Post
A lot of Detroit stuff there, but Michigan nevertheless.

Sonny Elliot, the greatest weatherman ever.

Al Kaline & George Kell broadcasting Tigers games on channel 4.

Eli Zaret.

Remember when the Red Wings were called the Dead Wings?
I remember getting Al Kaline's name mixed up with alkaline batteries

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Old 03-29-2011, 09:19 PM
Location: Michigan
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What about Sir Graves Ghastly on Saturday mornings and the Ghoul late at night?
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:38 AM
Location: Findlay, OH
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I'm 38 and remember a lot of those things!!!

I was talking about Oopsie the clown just yesterday!

Was Sir Graves Ghastly a Metro Detroit thing? Remember, he showed scary movies on Saturday afternoons after the SOOOOOOOOOOUL Train?

Who was the guy that came out around Halloween? Capt. someone or Dr. someone??? Seems I remember going to the Allen Park Show and the 3D glasses were courtesy of him for the Blob or something of that ilk....

Dick Purtan is classic Detroit.

Bill Bonds with that dumbass toupee and all of his legal troubles...

Here's a cool site, haven't read all of them yet, but look like some good memories:

Detroit Memories
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:00 AM
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Originally Posted by AlohaHuey View Post
Oopsey the Clown.

Harold Peary singing the Faygo song.

The Tigers playing in flannels, with the way-cool gray road uniforms with the numbers on the sleeves.

Gordie Howe in Olympia, Alex Karras in Tiger Stadium.

Candy for a dime.

The Highland Appliance/Ollie Fretter appliance TV ad wars.

It bears repeating: A Sander's store.
Both in Detroit...

Night Train Lane..

The Snorris Division in the NHL..

Sanders BBQ (sloppy joe) sandwich.

The dolk-a-dot door..(CBC)

The Friendly Giant (CBC)

Canadian televison!!

Woodsy the Woodsman...was he local??
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:34 AM
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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Rita Bell's Prize Movie was fine.

Bill Kennedy's Show Time became truly weird..........
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:54 PM
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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JJ and the morning crew.

Richard T. Bruiser

Al Foul-line

George Swell
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:41 PM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Originally Posted by wagonman76 View Post

These days it seems everything looks like a jellybean.

But also back then I had a couple barium enemas which looked too much like that bag of milk and I never looked at it the same again.

Seems like I do not get to laugh a lot lately.

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:51 PM
Location: America
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Did anyone mention Brewster the Rooster panning Goebel's beer in ads ?

I always pronounced it JoeBells to make it sound fancy lol

I believe Stroh's took over that label

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:24 PM
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I remember most of this stuff including when the local lansing dairy stopped delivering milk in a horse drawn wagon.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:21 PM
Location: At the end of the road, where the trail begins.
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Wow, I was born in '76 and I don't know of hardly anything mentioned!

I remember when seatbelts were not necessary (loved my grandpa's station wagon) and I remember having an old black and white tv with the knob channels (we were poor). Most of the other things I've never even heard of?
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