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The Big Surprise (1955-57)

Quiz show first hosted by Jack Barry and then Mike Wallace. Since “The $64,000 Question” was such a big hit the geniuses decided to rush out an imitation. At least they offered more money…a hundred thousand bucks..  Miss an easy … Continue reading

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What Do You Want? (Unaired Pilot 1961)

Forerunner of “Tell It To Groucho” (1962). The show only lasted five months,. Once again, George Fenneman was his announcer. Groucho interviews guests who want something. They’ll also get a chance to win some money. Groucho was his usual funny … Continue reading

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964-68)

MGM jumps into the secret service craze with this excellent show about the efforts of the United  Network Command for Law Enforcement to keep the bad guys from taking over the world. The group is headed by Alexander Waverly (Leo … Continue reading

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From The Files Of Jeffrey Jones (1952-53)

Syndicated show about a Hollywood P.I. He doesn’t have an office so he had to be contacted at the Golden Bubble Cafe. The show has been almost forgotten but it is fun to watch. Jones has a pal named Doyle … Continue reading

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The Arthur Haynes Show (1956-66)

During the show’s run Haynes was considered by many to be Britain’s top comedian. Almost all the major music and comedy stars of the era appeared on the show. This early 1960’s episode featured musical guest Aileen Cochrane.  It opens … Continue reading

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It’s About Time (1966-67)

Sherwood Schwartz proves he can create something even dumber that “Gilligan’s Island.” No wonder this lasted for only one season. It should have been cancelled after ten minutes of the first episode. Frank Aletter and Jack Mullaney are two astronauts … Continue reading

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Mason (1977) Failed TV Pilot

Not sure why this show wasn’t picked up. The 60’s and 70’s had more than their share of beyond lame sitcoms…not that things haven’t gotten much better. This show had some genuinely funny moments and should have been given a … Continue reading

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