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

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  1. Michael

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

  2. Michael

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

    It's About Time...
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  3. Michael

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

    no thanks!
  4. Michael

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

  5. Lassie and other collies.
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  6. MartyTem

    MartyTem Forum Resident

    Don’t forget The Beverly Hillbillies!
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  7. Benjamin Edge

    Benjamin Edge Forum Resident

    Milwaukie, OR, US
    Shows whose theme songs change almost every season, or even halfway through each season...

    (Hunter, NBC 1984-1990)

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  8. Pangurban

    Pangurban Forum Resident

    United States
    Off the top of my head, I believe Simon and Simon, Magnum PI, and McCloud changed there theme music after the first or second seasons.
  9. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    I miss when TV shows used obvious stock footage; like in Hogan’s Heroes there might be a character parachuting and the footage is immediately noticeably grainy and different looking. From somewhere else.

    Nature footage too.

    Also: sped up footage to make car chase scenes more exciting. I know Batman did it, but I think they did it on purpose, poking fun at the technique?

    Anyhow, it was always funny to notice.
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  10. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Paul Gase wrote the following as part of a post:

    Benny Hill used sped up footage to make sketches even funnier.

    See the following:

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  11. maccafan

    maccafan Senior Member

    Overall good writing, STORYTELLING, and DIALOGUE!
    That goes for MOVIES too. These days they just throw in a bunch of TOTALLY UNNECESSARY VULGARITY and it's considered good enough.
  12. j_rocker

    j_rocker Forum Resident

    They are referring to more of a teaser than a cold open. The cold open in the shows you mentioned is a unique scene to set up the story before the theme song. However in these cases, the intro was a preview of a scene that would be repeated later in the episode. The Fugitive did this. The first season of Leave it to Beaver did this with a voice over from Ward (“and that’s our story tonight”).
  13. Benjamin Edge

    Benjamin Edge Forum Resident

    Milwaukie, OR, US
    TV shows on Saturday nights.

    Gunsmoke, from 1955 to 1967 (seasons 1 to 12)
    Have Gun - Will Travel
    Perry Mason, from 1957 to 1962 (seasons 1 to 5)
    Bonanza, from 1959 to 1961 (seasons 1 and 2)
    My Three Sons, from 1967 to 1971 (seasons 8 to 11)
    Petticoat Junction, from 1967 to 1970 (seasons 5 to 7)
    Hogan's Heroes, from 1967 to 1969 (seasons 3 and 4)
    Mission: Impossible, from 1966 to 1967 and 1970 to 1972 (seasons 1, 5, 6 and early season 7)
    Mannix, from 1967 to 1971 (seasons 1 to 4)
    Hawaii Five-O, 1980 (late season 12)
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    The Bob Newhart Show (CBS)
    The Streets of San Francisco (season 1)
    M*A*S*H, from 1973 to 1974 (season 2)
    The Jeffersons, from 1975 to 1976 and 1977 to 1978 (seasons 1 to early season 3, and season 4)
    The Love Boat
    CHiPs, from 1978 to 1980 (late season 1, all season 2 and most season 3)
    Taxi (three season 5 episodes in early 1983)
    Angie (three season 2 episodes in April 1980)
    The Ropers, from 1979 to 1980 (most season 2 episodes)
    The Bad News Bears
    Working Stiffs
    Goodtime Girls (three episodes in April 1980)
    Hunter, from 1985 to 1990 (late season 1, all season 2-5, and most season 6)
    The Golden Girls

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  14. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia

    dr quinn medicine woman
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  15. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore.

    Victoria, Canada
    The thing I miss most is there used to be more show and fewer commercials! I wish they'd never been allowed to add so many but just charged more. Yes, you can fast-forward on PVR/Tivo, but you still get less show because of all the ads.
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  16. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Forum Resident

    Fountain Inn, SC
    And Wanted Dead or Alive, and even T.J. Hooker (when the latter was on ABC).
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  17. A Grain of Sand

    A Grain of Sand Forum Resident

    Riverside, CA
    Shows without commercials occupying the bottom of the screen.
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