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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. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Big Chungus

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    I wish there was more, instead of out and out saying stuff.
     
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  2. His Masters Vice

    His Masters Vice W.C. Fields Forever

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    Season 2, Episode 7, "Beaver's Ring". I don't have the clip ... but you can watch the episode yourself if you doubt me:

    http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Leave_It_to_Beaver_Season_2_Beaver_s_Ring/70087820

    Beaver is given a ring by Aunt Martha. June warns Beaver not to take it to school. Beaver gets in trouble for taking Aunt Martha's ring to school... where it gets stuck on his finger. The exact quote is "Don't you think you're being a bit hard on the Beaver?" but it is often misquoted to make it sound more risqué (by changing it to the past tense and adding "last night"). When your show's main character is called "Beaver" it's amazing it didn't occur more often.
     
  3. MikeM

    MikeM Senior Member

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    Thank you!

    To be honest, this was one of these "So good it should be true, even if it isn't" bits.

    I do specifically remember June saying "Ward, don't you think you're being a little hard on the boys?" (referring to both Wally and Beaver). So I extrapolated from there for the sake of a good joke. I'm glad to know it's not just a fantasy on my part!
     
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  4. His Masters Vice

    His Masters Vice W.C. Fields Forever

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    You're welcome MikeM! Would you believe, I've already found a second example, from Season 6, Episode 18, "More Blessed to Give?". In this one June says to Ward, "I hope you weren't too hard on the Beaver?" to which he replies he replies "No, not at all".

    I'll see if I can just grab the relevant parts of each episode - it would only be a few seconds from each, so I'm sure that should be ok.
     
  5. OldSoul

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    Have you been going through every episode looking for that one line?!
     
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  6. houston

    houston Forum Resident

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    best line was in the Batman series....one show had Catwoman (Julie Newmar) attempting to seduce Batman, she kisses him, and purrs...he blushes, stammers, and with a straight face says, "Catwoman, I'm getting a curious stirring in my utility belt" :D
     
  7. His Masters Vice

    His Masters Vice W.C. Fields Forever

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    That would be too hard - there's a lot of episodes! 234, I think. I'm just trying to home in on the likely ones. There may be other episodes with similar lines...
     
  8. His Masters Vice

    His Masters Vice W.C. Fields Forever

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    This occurs about 21 minutes, 20 seconds into the episode - on the copy I have - at the beginning of the last scene.
     
  9. FredC

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    Thanks.

    I was afraid it was going to turn out to be something like what many Impressionists did of Jimmy Cagney, using standard lines that he never actually said, like "You dirty Rat!", and "You're the dirty Rat that killed my brother!" They sound like something he could likely have said, but didn't.

    Fred
     
  10. FredC

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    Just found this clip on Youtube after typing in a search for "hard on the beaver". Actually this is one of at least two separate examples:



    Fred
     
  11. His Masters Vice

    His Masters Vice W.C. Fields Forever

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    That's from the second episode I mentioned - Season 6, Episode 18, "More Blessed to Give?"
     
  12. His Masters Vice

    His Masters Vice W.C. Fields Forever

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    Also at 21 minutes, 50 seconds in Season 2, Episode 7, "Beaver's Ring" - just after Ward tells Beaver to write a long letter of apology.

    June: "Ward..." (pause) "Don't you think you're being a bit hard on the Beaver? He's been through a great deal today.'"

    Ward: "What's the sense of going through a great deal dear, if you don't learn something from it?"
     
  13. JohnB

    JohnB Forum Resident

    This scene from Gilligan's Island comes to mind:

     
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  14. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    ^---that was awesome.
     
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  15. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

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    It kind of didn't. She said "in the ass" and ass was bleeped.
     
  16. rockclassics

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    And for years the host - Bob Eubanks - swore it never happened. However, someone finally came up with a copy of the tape and sure enough.....it was there.
     
  17. Joel1963

    Joel1963 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    Yes, It's Brian and myself in 2005 backstage at his Montreal Smile tour concert. My most cherished picture, of course...
     
  18. Joel1963

    Joel1963 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    Saw another slightly risque Bewitched sequence. Darrin and Samantha are on a tour of an old house in Salem, Massachussetts, and an amorous centuries-old bed warmer keeps flinging itself into Elizabeth Montgomery's behind.
     
  19. Joel1963

    Joel1963 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    In another Bewitched episode, an amorous under-a-spell Charles Lane (playing a client of McMann and Tate) is accused by his wife of being a "sex maniac."
     
  20. OldSoul

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    It's from the 70s, but it's too funny.
    I just saw an episode of Maude where Victoria's (the maid's) father comes by while Victoria's off camping with her boyfriend. He doesn't approve of this and wants to take her back home when she returns on Sunday. Maude finds him cheating at a hotel, and confronts him about it. So here's part of their exchange (to paraphrase):
    V's dad: "Occasionly my back gets itchy and I need someone to scratch it."
    Maude: "Arthur just rubs his back against the doorknob."
     
  21. OldSoul

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    Whoa! What season was that?
     
  22. milankey

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    I think a lot of the references may have been unintentional but when Rowan & Martins Laugh-In hit tv in January 1968 everything changed.
     
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  23. Michelle66

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    Y'know, I think this might be one of those misremembered quotes that never actually occurred.

    Adam West uses the line in interviews all the time, but I don't think it was uttered in the series. (Just like Kirk never really said "beam me up, Scotty'.)

    Do you know which episode it's supposed to be from?
     
  24. lugnut2099

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    I can't think of any specific line or anything that was nearly as overt as, say, those Bewitched examples, but I've been surprised on recent rewatches of the fairly plentiful, very subtle hints at Barney's sex life on The Andy Griffith Show (and sometimes Andy too, particularly in the pre-Helen Crump years). Nothing anyone would ever bat an eye at, but sort of surprising given the show's squeaky-clean reputation and all.
     
  25. houston

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    I don't know, exactly... but I definitely saw it with my own eyes... Batman and Catwoman are on the ledge of a building in New York, IIRC, Catwoman's gang had tried to push Batman off the ledge, and Catwoman had a last-second change of heart, and saved him herself. that led to a episode-ending discussion between the two, that got sentimental, they seemed to re-evaluate what they thought of each other, Catwoman became sensual, Batman blushed, before stammering that line
     
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