Things you miss from old tv shows that you don’t see anymore?

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  1. analog74

    analog74 Forum Resident

    I really enjoy the 60s/70s era detective/crime shows where the use of phones is strategic, like finding a pay phone. I especially enjoy the suspense of someone looking through files rather than clicking a mouse. Like Rockford with a small flashlight combing through a cabinet and the whole time thinking "Hurry up Rockford!" All the tactile, "analog" ways of living are much more interesting.
     
  2. j_rocker

    j_rocker Forum Resident

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    So many plots wouldn’t work/are ruined by cell phones. That’s why you see many shows and movies now being set in the recent past for no other reason than to avoid the prevalence of smartphones.
     
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  3. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    The TV Guide "Fall Preview" issue, I always looked forward to reading about the new shows.
    Now? The real TV Guide is gone. Most programs on network TV are garbage. I can't even name one new show debuting this season.
     
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  4. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    I miss ernie anderson
    wednesday on eight is enough nicholas falls in love with music and joni falls in love with a guy dad can't stand."

    "the mob wants dan tanna bad, but dan gets the mob good on vegaS
     
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  5. Michael

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

    ...piecing it out...still boils down to...EVERYTHING!
     
  6. Michael

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

    because they are agenda driven...truth be told...I loved getting TV Guide every week!
     
  7. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    TV Guide still exists-I know because in the last few months, I've received offers in the mail to subscribe to them.
     
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  8. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    Other than "The Wonder Years", I don't know of any shows debuting this TV season, and that's mainly because nowadays TV doesn't seem to follow the old rule of debuting your new shows in the Fall (September to early October) and then running them until about the end of March of the next year.

    Nowadays, a season can start in the middle of December and run for 10-13weeks and then that's it until they have another "season's worth" of shows to run again for about 10-13 weeks in about 6 months time...
     
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  9. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Sounds like something that would fit in My Little Pony - Friendship Is Magic.

    One of the things that prevented me from buying TV Guide is that my hometown didn't have cable till the 1980s, while the Suburbs did. Due to this, a majority of the listings in TV Guide were for programs that I don't watch. It was frustrating to come across show after show that looked interesting...and then discover I can't see it because it's not a program on my local channel.

    I must mention the great Ernie Anderson, who was THE voice of ABC in the 1970s ("The Love Boat...").

    Plus, the shows in the Hartnell Era was done live, so the mistakes just went out as is.

    This was a great thing about Babylon 5, where all of the characters changed and grew as the series progressed. As an example one character, Londo Molari, started out as a comic relief but by the end of the series he became the living example of the warning: "Be careful what you wish for...you might just get it."

    Archie developed as a character of the course of All In The Family, becoming far more than he was in the beginning. With Al Bundy, he was basically a static character...the same in the last episode as in the first. With Homer Simpson, he became less intelligent as the series progressed.
     
  10. Michael

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

    they are like People magazine now and the listings end early??? like 11PM? it's horrible...
     
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  11. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    Wow, I didn't realize they didn't run the listings all night like they did when I subscribed back in the 80s/early 90s...

    'Late night' TV is when I watch it the most, not knowing what will be on then wouldn't do me any good. The way I do it now is I look at the DVR's program guide on the networks I like and see what they have coming up over the next few days and set the DVR to record them...
     
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  12. Michael

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

    yea, it was literally a different world.
     
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  13. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

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    The mystery of other TV channels in other towns. The white channels, such as above.
     
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  14. Scowl

    Scowl Forum Resident

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    My parents wrote things like doctor's appointments on their TV Guide. It was their calendar.
     
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  15. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Spontaneous stuff
     
  16. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

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    I'm getting real tired of people throwing up on TV/movies. I'm beyond tired of sophomoric and toilet humor.
     
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  17. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

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    I also hate shows where the writers and producers want to preach their personal sick social values to the audience. If I'm gonna be preached to, I'll watch Leave it to Beaver, thanks. I don't watch much TV anymore...
     
  18. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

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    Hate those shows of yesteryear with the married couple in separate beds. How the hell did Rob & Laura create Little Richie?
     
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  19. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

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    Didn't you know that The Stork brought people children until 1970?
     
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  20. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

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    Wilkins coffee ads!
     
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  21. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    Local programing. You could tell if a person is from Chicago if he/she knew about GARFIELD GOOSE, and that another person is from Cleveland if he/she knew about Ghoulari.
     
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  22. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    saturday morning cartoons
     
  23. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    The Wonderful World of Disney
    Omaha's Wild Kingdom
     
  24. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    While it's not the same as when the three major networks aired cartoons on Saturday mornings, Me-TV has picked up the torch and is airing animated shows during its morning schedule.

    If you are able to receive RFD-TV thru cable (or satellite or streaming), they're airing 'Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom'.
     
  25. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

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    Never underestimate the power of a good puke or poo poo joke.
     

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