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Remembering the good old stuff

Mr.Peepers (1952-55)

Wally Cox stars as a shy high school science teacher. The show was a success and was a high point in his career. Opening episode July 3,1952: “Mr.Peepers Gets A Job” – Robinson Peepers arrives at Jefferson High School as … Continue reading

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The Adventures Of Hiram Holiday (1956-57)

Entertaining one season sitcom starring Wally Cox as a timid and skilled proof reader for a newspaper. The paper sends him on a trip around the world with a reporter to document his travels. January 9, 1957 episode “Moroccan Hawk … Continue reading

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The Rag Trade (1961-63)- revived (1977-78)

Very funny show that takes place in a clothing factory called Fenner’s Fashions. Reg Varney is foreman Reg Turner. The funniest of all is Miriam Karlin as shop steward Paddy Fleming. Shelia Hancock is the sexy Carol Taylor, Esma Cannon … Continue reading

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Skyport (1959-60)

Bland half hour drama that takes place at a small airport in England. George Moon is Ginger Smart from the World Wide Travel Agency. Lisa Gastoni is Pooch an airport official that helps passengers from overseas. September 10,1959 episode: “The … Continue reading

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The Rosemary Clooney Show (1956-57)

Half hour variety show with The Hi-Los as regulars. She had a lot of good guest stars along the way. This episode featured singer-songwriter-actor Matt Dennis along with Frances Bergen.  She’s the wife of Edgar Bergen. Rosemary opens with a … Continue reading

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The Jonathan Winters Show (1956-57)

February 26,1957 episode: Betty Johnson is the guest. Jonathan opens and says they only have fifteen minutes and mentions what you won’t be seeing. He introduces people in the audience that lost to Charles Van Doren on “Twenty-One.” Then he … Continue reading

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The Marriage Lines (1961-66)

Robert Briers is George Starling and Prunella Scales is his wife Kate. The show follows them from the time they return from their honeymoon. There were five series in all as the couple went through various changes. It’s a mildly … Continue reading

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