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Sexual innuendoes on 1960s TV shows

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Joel1963, May 13, 2013.

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  1. Joel1963

    Joel1963 Senior Member Thread Starter

    A while ago, Steve commented regarding the show Bewitched that Darrin and Samantha must have been "doing it" a lot in terms of the romantic atmosphere on the show. But in watching all of the DVDs in a sort of marathon, I was a bit surprised how many sexual innuendoes I detected.

    Some examples, going from memory:
    Darrin (Dick York) is preparing to go on a second honeymoon with Samantha, only it's cousin Serena who changed herself to look like Samantha. Darrin, who looks especially horn-doggish, looks forward to the motel, with a nice view of the birds "and the bees," he says with an evil grin.

    As I mentioned in another thread, Darrin denies to Samantha he was "fooling around" with another woman.

    Darrin (Dick Sargent this time) to potential maid Esmerelda: Do you have much experience?
    Esmerelda: I'm not even married!
    Samanatha: As a maid...

    Maurice, Samantha's father, introduces Endora and Samantha to his two comely female karate instructors.
    Endora: So you can take them on two at a time?

    Samantha, who is soon to give birth to son Adam, at her doctor's office.
    Samantha: I've run out of my pills.
    Doctor: Isn't it a little late to worry about that now?
    Samantha: My iron pills...

    And for extra added measure, a quite direct drug innunendo.
    Endora is offered brownies.
    Endora: Are they from an Alice B. Toklas recipe?
    She is told "no."
    Endora: I think I'll pass.

    And of course there's the two from Star Trek, which are pretty well known.

    Sulu: Ah, fair maiden!
    Uhura: Sorry, neither.

    And Kirk putting on his boots while sitting on a bed after an encounter with a beautiful female humanoid alien.

    Any other innuendoes from normally fairly innocent 1960s shows?
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  2. MikeM

    MikeM Senior Member

    Youngstown, Ohio
    Not meant as an innuendo, I'm sure, but we hear it with different ears today when June Cleaver says "Ward, don't you think you're being a little hard on the Beaver?"
  3. Joel1963

    Joel1963 Senior Member Thread Starter

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  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Elizabeth Montgomery had both Dick Sargent and Dick York. ...nope, no double entendre possibilities, there...! :shh:

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  6. BobT

    BobT Resident Monkeeman

    Lot of inuendo and sexual tension between Rob and Laura on the Dick Van Dyke show.:whistle:
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  7. drmark7

    drmark7 Forum Resident

    I'll share this document from my archives of POP CULTURE:

    PASSWORD- The “BUTT” Episode- revisited by Dr. Mark. R. Hill- c.05-2004

    This is a favorite moment in the history of my television viewing life. I first saw this black
    and white episode re-broadcast one late night, c. 2000, on The Game Show Network.

    The episode year is 1964. The Network is CBS. (This was a night time episode.) Our host is Allen Ludden. The celebrity panelists are: Florence Henderson, later to be mother Carol Brady on THE BRADY BUNCH, who is expecting a child. And her celebrity opponent is actor Tony Randall, who is about to start filming THE 7 FACES OF DR. LAO and later starred as fussy Felix Unger on THE ODD COUPLE.

    This verbal exchange comes about midway. After the 2nd set of contestants appear. (A stockbroker trainee in NYC, who looks to be about 15. And a woman of about 40 in an elegant black dress.) The mood seems to be… “Now we’re really gonna pick things up…”

    Ludden distributes the Password folders to Florence and Tony as the password appears onscreen.

    AL: (Speaking to the viewer) Florence and Tony and you, of course…

    Announcer: (With a slight smirk in his voice) The password is, “butt.”

    Florence laughs. Takes a long pause. The look on her face is sheer disbelief.
    As if, “They can’t *possibly* expect us to say *this word* on television!”

    FH: (Starts to give clue, but stops…) I think we shouldn’t have this word. I’m sorry.

    FH: (laughing) “bot-tom”
    CO(ntestant): “top?”

    AL: Bottom, top and thank you. All right 9 points. (Lots of smirky looks to the camera throughout.)

    TR: “goat” (AL: goat)
    CO: “animal” (AL: animal. 8 pts)

    FH: “Montana” (AL; Ha ha ha, Montana.)
    CO: “coyote?”

    AL: No but that’s very interesting… 7 points… Tony.

    TR: “cigarette”
    CO: (Pausing a long time… she can’t get it) (AL: 5 seconds… That’s a good clue…)
    CO: (softly) Oh my… “lighter?”

    FH: “cigarette”
    CO: “cancer?”
    (Wild audience laughter. What will the SPONSORS [likely tobacco sellers] think!!!???)

    FH: I told you… (Tony tries to stay composed.)
    AL: You know we get into trouble when… (wild audience laughter)
    AL: Tony 5 points

    FH: Oh… Mother!

    TR: “gore”
    CO: “horns?”
    AL: Horns. No. 4 points. Florence…

    FH: “goat”
    CO: “canyon?”

    AL: Goat Canyon! I know it well…

    TR: I’ve gotta say it… “rump” (Florence laughs in disbelief.)
    CO: (Smile on face/laughs) “rear?” (Even WILDER audience laugher.)

    FL: All right, *I’ve * gotta say it.

    AL: All right. OH, wait a minute- don’t you DARE!

    FH: I better not. I’m so confused now I don’t know what to say…

    FH: (Begins…) No I can’t say that. (Audience laughter.)

    AL: (Warns) Your *children* are watching!

    FH: Oh!… Oh!… Oh!… “bottom”
    CO: “base” (WILD laughter.)

    FH: (In passing) “Is this trip really necessary?” (Dr. M; Popular saying of the day from ???)

    TR: “ex-cept”

    CO: “accept?”

    AL: “Except”

    TR: Except… e-x-e…

    AL: Oops. Don’t spell.

    TR: But she thought I said…

    AL: We don’t spell in any case…

    CO: (Has no answer.)
    AL: I must tell you the word… It is that very famous town in Montana called “Butt.”

    AL: BUTT Montana. Butte, Montana it is. Butte, Montana.

    AL: But as in except. You see… A goat butts and so forth

    AL: No more explanation to that word. I’m glad it’s gone.
    AL: Here we go.. try it again…

    TR: (Sighing) I’m glad that one is over….

    Later in the same episode…

    AN: (Laughing) The password is “garter”
    (Wild audience laughter. Looks and raised eyebrows from Florence and Tony.)
    AL: (Hems and haws as if to infer… “here we go again.”)
    AL: We start with you Florence, ten points… first.
    FH: Thanks a lot!
    The contestant get the word in two clues: Stocking, supporter… Garter.


    Incredible how hot under the collar they got over one WORD.

    We’ve come a long way, baby.

    I was there 10 years later c.1973… the first time they said “BOOB” on The Match Game.
    It was one weekday after school. Match Game followed The Price Is Right. After that, I started watching TV on my own bedroom TV. And it only got worse!
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  8. Nobby

    Nobby Forum Resident

    Birmingham, UK
    Over here we had one or two double entendres...

    I was far too young for the "Round The Horne" radio programme in the 1960s, but it featured a couple of gay characters Julian and Sandy at a time when homosexuality was illegal in the UK.

    When listening to the repeats my favourite gag was:

    Sandy: “Don’t mention Malaga to Julian, he got very badly stung."
    Kenneth Horne: "Portuguese man o' war?”
    Julian “Well I never saw him in uniform…”
  9. OldSoul

    OldSoul Shattered

    Vallejo, CA
    I can't remember exactly what the exchange was, but there was an episode in season six of The Lucy Show where Lucy either bought or was taking care of two goldfish. Mary Jane was asking what sex the goldfish were. I think I'm skipping a part here, but at some point she asked, "what if it's two boys?" Then Lucy said, "If it's two boys, they'll figure out sooner or later." Half the audience and I gasped. I was cracking up that they said that.
    P.S. I'm pretty sure I fudged this quite a bit, but you get the point.
  10. Dell Webb

    Dell Webb New Member

    I think the furthest I Love Lucy went was the episode were Lucy knocked on this woman's apartment door because she thought Ricky was fooling around with her or some thing and turns out it is this much older woman and Lucy pretends she is taking a survey and the woman says, "You're name isn't Kinsey, is it?"
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  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    back in the 50's one would think a married TV couple were just friends! separate beds and other non married gestures...one had to use their imagination to find any sexual suggestions. IMO...
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  12. VU Master

    VU Master Senior Member

    Joel1963, loved your OP and it made me laugh out loud. Of course, watching these shows as kids these lines went right over our heads, but now they're priceless! Kudos to the writers for being brave and injecting some adult wit into those sitcoms.

    BTW, is that Brian Wilson in your avatar? Am on vacation and just finished reading "Wouldn't It Be Nice". I realize that the book is bogus in many ways but still...wow...
  13. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host

    I have a bunch of BBC 'Round The Horne" transcriptions, great show.
  14. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

    That was a real LOL.
  15. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Big Chungus

    New Zealand
    All the brit classics are full of them. Mr. Hill being a prime example.
  16. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    I thought this might fit the occasion...one of my favorite sketches from That Mitchell & Webb Look. The Sexual Innuendo Hospital.

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  17. Strummergas

    Strummergas Senior Member

    Queens, NY
    Hilarious stuff! One of their best bits. Fellow Americans, look up the "Carry On..." movie franchise and "Are You Being Served?" as the basis for this skit.
  18. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

    Warwickshire, UK
  19. robertawillisjr

    robertawillisjr Music Lover

    Hampton, VA
    I don't know that today's young audience would appreciate a subtle innuendo or double entendre.
  20. throbbin tower

    throbbin tower Forum Resident

  21. T'mershi Duween

    T'mershi Duween Forum Resident

    How about that Newlywed game where the woman contestant was asked: "Where is the strangest place you've ever had sex?" and she responds: "In the butt." Lolz.

    How in the hell did that get on the air? :D

    I've noticed that there is a lot innuendo in old movies and tv shows that just would have went right over my head when I was a child. There has never been a truly "innocent" time has there?
  22. dead of night

    dead of night Forum Resident

    Northern Va, usa
    Does anyone remember the Dick Van Dyke episode in which a male teenage babysitter had a crush on Laura? The two are alone together in the house late at night and Laura begins to sing, "It's a quarter to three, there's no one here, but you and me."
  23. FredC

    FredC Forum Resident

    Meyersville, NJ
    I have to wonder if she ever actually made such a comment on the show. Can anyone provide proof, as in which episode with actual footage to back it up....?

    I'll wait...

    Fred Clemens
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  24. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    The Village
    Apparently people have been having sex for longer than we suspected.
  25. OldSoul

    OldSoul Shattered

    Vallejo, CA
    It's a bit of a big of a stretch, but I like it. I still feel like I remember a scene in I Love Lucy where Lucy asked Fred if he found a girl in Ricky's show sexy, but I can't find it.
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