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iParkour
06-26-2010, 11:29 PM
What shows do you miss the most that have disappeared off the TV set?

I miss the old Hana-Barbera cartoons so much!! Oh and The Underdog Show, and those good family shows like Full House and, what was it, Family Matters? H.R. Puffnstuff and Bananas in Pajamas! haha those were good ones.

Wayne K
06-26-2010, 11:31 PM
Not anymore, but for a long time I missed Taxi. It was the number one show in the country when it was cancelled

Don Allen
06-26-2010, 11:31 PM
M.A.S.H

Hands down some of the best comedic writing ever....

Don Allen
06-26-2010, 11:32 PM
M.A.S.H

Hands down some of the best comedic writing ever....

Shadow_Ferret
06-27-2010, 12:37 AM
Don liked MASH so much, he said it twice. :D

I miss them all. Except that the majority of them are available on DVD, so I watch them that way. In fact, I'd rather pop in a DVD of Adam-12 or Dragnet 1967 or Have Gun, Will Travel or Wild, Wild West or Combat! or any of a dozen or more shows from the 50s and 60s.

But really, what I miss most is The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and all the old actors that used to make appearances. He was one of a kind, simply brilliant at what he did. And when he'd have Dom Delouise and Burt Reynolds on, it was always a guaranteed laugh riot.

I also, in that same vein, miss the old Dick Cavet show.

And did anyone ever remember seeing Steve Allen's Meeting of the Minds? I wish I could find that on DVD. Wonderful and intelligent. It was a talk show with Steve Allen interviewing, or discussing various topics, with characters from history such as Plato, Cleopatra, Thomas Jefferson, and so on. Probably the most intelligent program on television ever.

kuwisdelu
06-27-2010, 01:47 AM
I may be showing my youth, but I miss the old school Nickelodeon cartoons.

What sucks is most of them aren't available even on DVD.

kaitiepaige17
06-27-2010, 01:50 AM
Boy Meets World. What ever happened to these GOOD Disney shows? Now we have Hannah Montana... *gags*

Maryn
06-27-2010, 01:54 AM
Freaks and Geeks, please. Even though I own it. I wanted it to continue, with the same community, the same teachers, and new kids funneling into the school and social systems every four years.

Maryn, who thought it was damned good

robeiae
06-27-2010, 02:11 AM
The original Monday Night Football.

Oh, and Soap.

Shadow_Ferret
06-27-2010, 02:28 AM
Not Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman?

katiemac
06-27-2010, 02:30 AM
I miss the episodes of Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Get Smart, etc. that I used to watch on Nick at Nite.

alleycat
06-27-2010, 02:37 AM
And did anyone ever remember seeing Steve Allen's Meeting of the Minds? I wish I could find that on DVD. Wonderful and intelligent. It was a talk show with Steve Allen interviewing, or discussing various topics, with characters from history such as Plato, Cleopatra, Thomas Jefferson, and so on. Probably the most intelligent program on television ever.
I remember it. It was such a great idea, but somehow it didn't quite work for me as much as I might have thought it would have. I'm not exactly sure why. I wonder if it might have been better if Steve had just interviewed one character from the past on each show. When was that, the 1970s?

Shadow_Ferret
06-27-2010, 02:41 AM
76-77.

alleycat
06-27-2010, 02:43 AM
Here's an oddball one for me: My So-Called Life. I wouldn't have thought I would have enjoyed it as much as I did. I still remember one of the lines from the first episodes. Angela is talking to a teacher about joining the yearbook staff (or something like that). To paraphrase her quote (since it's been fifteen years or so): "Why do they even do yearbooks? If people really remembered what high school was like, the last thing they'd want is to remember it." Sort of summed up my opinion of high school.

triceretops
06-27-2010, 02:45 AM
Lost in Space.

tri

alleycat
06-27-2010, 02:49 AM
Here's one I liked so much I ended up buying the DVD set of the first year or two: the BBC production of All Creatures Great and Small (or I think it was the BBC, it could have been another English company). I still think this is a shining example of what TV could be.

Paul
06-27-2010, 03:48 AM
America: Hill St Blues. Taxi. Soap. Canon. Rich Man Poor Man (i know ,sorry) Dallas. (again, apologies) The Rockford Files. MASH

UK: The Boys from the Blackstuff. Porridge. I Cladius. some mothers do 've em. so many really

dgiharris
06-27-2010, 05:27 AM
M.A.S.H. will forever be part of the top ten best sitcoms ever. The writing was so sharp it cut.

Soap felt like magic becuase it was...

The Cosby Show. This show bottled that special family feeling and got us all addicted to it.

Cheers. One of the best ensemble casts ever. You really felt like you were hanging out with the fellas.

Married with Children. The show that helped put Fox on the map, too bad they screwed the cast (they were paid in peanut shells).

The Wire. The best crime drama ever. Nothing comes close

Mel...

Jersey Chick
06-27-2010, 05:38 AM
M*A*S*H - my husband gave me the entire 11 year run, and the finale movie for Christmas last year.

Soap - I still think "Piece of Chaleef" whenever I hear the phrase "Chief of Police." Gordon Jump was so funny.

WKRP in Cincinnati - "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
"Greenpeace? It looks more like a PinkPeace to me" ~ 'Nuff said

Murphy Brown (prior to Lily Tomlin's arrival) - I loved Charles Kimbrough's character. Oh, and it pissed Dan Quayle off.

Coach - again, before they moved to Orlando.

katiemac
06-27-2010, 05:46 AM
Here's an oddball one for me: My So-Called Life. I wouldn't have thought I would have enjoyed it as much as I did. I still remember one of the lines from the first episodes. Angela is talking to a teacher about joining the yearbook staff (or something like that). To paraphrase her quote (since it's been fifteen years or so): "Why do they even do yearbooks? If people really remembered what high school was like, the last thing they'd want is to remember it." Sort of summed up my opinion of high school.

It's on Hulu!

Cranky
06-27-2010, 05:46 AM
Hmmm. I'd have to go with Firefly, The Wire and for nostalgic angst... The Wonder Years. Yeah, really. :D

backslashbaby
06-27-2010, 05:49 AM
Northern Exposure! The first seasons, not so much when Joel was really out there.

dgiharris
06-27-2010, 07:47 AM
Hmmm. I'd have to go with Firefly, The Wire and for nostalgic angst... The Wonder Years. Yeah, really. :D
I couldn't include Firefly because i'm in denail that it was cancelled.

I watch the entire series once a year.

THe coolest thing happened to me last year. It turns out that I had not seen one of the episodes. I kept skipping over episode #12 for some wierd reason and so it was like watching a NEW episode for me :D

Then I sat in the corner and cried after it was done...

To think so brilliant of a show was cut short...

Uh-oh, I better stop before I start one of my patented "Hate Fox Kill-em all" rants

Mel...

Wavy_Blue
06-27-2010, 08:26 AM
I may be showing my youth, but I miss the old school Nickelodeon cartoons.

What sucks is most of them aren't available even on DVD.

Dittooooo.

I loved Catdog, Rugrats, and the lot so much when I was younger.

Also,

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And shows like Guts, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and Figure It Out...man, we had it all!

plaidearthworm
06-27-2010, 08:42 AM
I miss WKRP, and wish they would release the original eps with intact music. Sigh.

Also miss Barney Miller, although I do get my fix every Sunday with WGN's retro night.

jvc
06-27-2010, 03:27 PM
Babylon 5, Get Smart, Only Fools and Horses, and of course, Stargate SG-1 (yeah, I know, Stargate Universe is on tele, but it isn't the same :D ).

Shadow Dragon
06-27-2010, 04:44 PM
I may be showing my youth, but I miss the old school Nickelodeon cartoons.

What sucks is most of them aren't available even on DVD.
Agreed. Their old shows like Angry Beaver, Rocko's Modern Life, Pelswick and Wiener Ville were just awesome. Nickelodeon needs to make a nick classic channel where they only show cartoons from the nineties and eighties.

Diane Amy
06-27-2010, 06:21 PM
Ok, I know its not that old and the reruns are everywhere but I miss new, continuing stories of my....

Friends.

Jersey Chick
06-27-2010, 06:35 PM
I also miss You Can't Do That on Television - The summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I worked as a nanny, and the kids used to watch it. Got me hooked. :D

dageezer
06-27-2010, 10:44 PM
Gilligan....Mary Ann was hotter
McHale's Navy....Still pop in the DVD's now and then.
Dark Shadows....Hated it...but miss the fights over the TV with my sister and her friend Amy. (She was as hot as Mary Ann)
Superman.....didn't really like when they changes Lois' and some of the color episodes were just plain hokey.
Dick Van Dyke...walnut episode was great.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 12 o'Clock High, Rat Patrol...hated to see them all go, but Hogans Hero's hang in there for a couple more seasons.

I guess I better stop before I really show my age.

dpaterso
06-27-2010, 10:55 PM
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

'Cause that's the way they wrote it... no one told 'em that acronyms don't need the periods.

Loved the series, loved the movies. Sad but true!

-Derek

heyjude
06-27-2010, 10:59 PM
Boomtown.

Pterofan
06-27-2010, 11:36 PM
Anyone remember a Nickelodeon show called Mysterious Cities of Gold? It had some of the best background music ever for a cartoon (though Jonny Quest is still #1 in that department).

Mariekeme
06-28-2010, 12:35 AM
I used to love Mysterious Cities of Gold! And I agree, the music was amazing. I still want to buy the series on dvd at some point! :)

Also, I loved the 90s cartoons, especially Prince Valiant and Dungeons and Dragons. :D

Also, I like NCIS, but I really want JAG back :D

Cranky
06-28-2010, 01:21 AM
I couldn't include Firefly because i'm in denail that it was cancelled.

I watch the entire series once a year.

THe coolest thing happened to me last year. It turns out that I had not seen one of the episodes. I kept skipping over episode #12 for some wierd reason and so it was like watching a NEW episode for me :D

Then I sat in the corner and cried after it was done...

To think so brilliant of a show was cut short...

Uh-oh, I better stop before I start one of my patented "Hate Fox Kill-em all" rants

Mel...

I think if the esteemed Mr. Whedon gets another show with Fox, I'm going to refuse to watch it until I know it's getting a second season for just that reason. :D

Oh! And another show -- The Dresden Files! I liked it quite a bit, even though it's different from the books, etc. It's a ripping good fun time to watch those. Too bad they didn't get more, either. :(

Starhorsepax
06-28-2010, 01:41 AM
Boy Meets World. What ever happened to these GOOD Disney shows? Now we have Hannah Montana... *gags*

I have a soft spot for the old Disney cartoons: Gummi Bears, Tailspin, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers..., then the old Droids and the first season of Ewoks. The DVD version doesn't have the catchy theme song. I like the new Star Wars stuff but it's not as 'carefree' (for want of a better word.)

Macgyver. I miss shows where the hero was a hero and there was action but he was smart too. Made one curious about science, even if the science wasn't always right. Caught some on DVD and online and I was thrilled to catch the one and only episode I'd missed.

Mr Unstable
06-28-2010, 06:22 AM
Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Rocket Power, Catdog, the first few years of Spongebob (before it was stupified), Even Stevens, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boy Meets World, etc.

poetinahat
06-28-2010, 06:29 AM
I'm with Plaid - Barney Miller especially.

I have fond memories of watching Sanford and Son, then Chico and the Man - probably best left as memories. But the Sunday Mystery Movie series was always great - Columbo, Macmillan and Wife, McCloud, Hec Ramsey. Dug them.

Oh, and the English will hate me for this, but I still cackle at Are You Being Served?

heyjude
06-28-2010, 02:23 PM
Oh, and the English will hate me for this, but I still cackle at Are You Being Served?

Oh this show is fun! (Why will the English hate us?)

Don Allen
06-29-2010, 01:14 AM
Don liked MASH so much, he said it twice. :D

.



I'm not sure how that happened, but I'm sticking with it...

kaitiepaige17
06-29-2010, 01:27 AM
Oh, Rugrats :( I used to despise Angelica...when I was three...

Shadow_Ferret
06-29-2010, 01:32 AM
The Whirlybirds!

Jersey Chick
06-29-2010, 03:03 AM
Yes, definitely Barney Miller - every now and again, I stumble across a rerun and they still make me laugh. Same with All in the Family. Pure comedy genius.

gracemichael
06-29-2010, 05:44 PM
Bugs Bunny/Looney Toons. The best cartoons ever!! Occasionally, Cartoon Network runs a Bugs Bunny marathon, but other than that, they aren't on anymore.

Does anyone remember the old radio mysteries? I can't remember what they were called, but in the summer when I was a kid we would go for a drive with the windows rolled down and listen to these radio mysteries. I loved that!!

BenPanced
06-29-2010, 07:08 PM
Are you talking about CBS Radio Mystery Theater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cbs_radio_mystery)? I LOVED that show! It came on something like 11:00 at night in my area, so I rarely got to listen to it.

regdog
06-29-2010, 07:13 PM
Roar


Comcast has OnDemand and in the OnDemand section under Kids they have Nick Rewind which has Hey Arnold, Angry Beaver, Rugrats

Chris P
06-29-2010, 07:18 PM
I forgot all about Boy Meets World! Great show.

I never got into any shows once Picket Fences and Northern Exposure went off the air. Combination of not liking Ally McBeal and deciding I'd rather spend my evenings reading, at the gym, or with friends.

Gracemichael: I've recently discovered Jack Benny radio shows, nearly every episode is in mp3 for free somewhere on the internet. The comedy and the music have stood the test of time.

Lavern08
06-29-2010, 08:05 PM
* Homicide: Life on the Streets

* Hill Street Blues

* Rockford Files

* Absolutely Fabulous (from the UK)

Diana Hignutt
06-29-2010, 09:14 PM
Here's one I liked so much I ended up buying the DVD set of the first year or two: the BBC production of All Creatures Great and Small (or I think it was the BBC, it could have been another English company). I still think this is a shining example of what TV could be.

I would watch that and only that for the rest of my life if I had to. I loved All Creatures. Robert Hardy. Peter Davidson. That guy who played James Herriot. OMG. What a rush of beloved memories...

Thank you, alleycat. I owe you one...

gracemichael
06-30-2010, 12:53 AM
Are you talking about CBS Radio Mystery Theater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cbs_radio_mystery)? I LOVED that show! It came on something like 11:00 at night in my area, so I rarely got to listen to it.

Ben - that's it! I never could remember what the name was. The sign-off was "Until next time, pleasant... dreams?" I loved it also!