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The Classic TV Thread
« on: January 07, 2016, 02:49:50 pm »
Everything old is new again!  LOL

Well, this thread has been popular on DCF, and I couldn't find one here, so I thought, "Why not start one here?"

The purpose of this thread is for discussion of favorite TV series, from the 50s - 90s.  Shows may be soaps, cartoons, dramas, comedies, what have you.

Pics are permissable as well, as are stories about the actors/actresses who gave life to our favorite TV characters.





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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 02:50:55 pm »
and while this isn't the first type of posts I'd wanted here, it is a good way to remember those who entertained us on the  small screen.


Pat Harrington, Schneider on 'One Day at a Time,' dead at 86

By Todd Leopold, CNN




Pat Harrington, the popular comedian and voice-over talent who made a lasting impact as superintendent Dwayne Schneider on the hit sitcom "One Day at a Time," has died, according to his agent. Harrington was 86.

"We have all lost a gracious human being who will always be remembered for his portrayals of the human condition," Phil Brock of the Studio Talent Group said in a statement. "Pat had the ability to bring laughter and kindness to any role. The twinkle in his Irish eyes let you know that you were in on the joke. His was an extraordinarily impactful long lasting career."

He died Wednesday, according to a Facebook post from his daughter Tresa Harrington.

"Dear Friends, it is with the most unimaginable pain and sadness, that I tell you my father, Pat Harrington, Jr. passed away at 11:09 PM this evening," she wrote, accompanied by a picture of her father as Schneider. "We were all with him today and tonight: crying, laughing and loving him. This is the single most heart wrenching and physically painful thing, I've ever had to endure."

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/07/entertainment/pat-harrington-obit-dead-feat/index.html


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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 02:55:43 pm »


R.I.P. Wayne Rogers, M*A*S*H’s Trapper John

By Sam Barsanti




As reported by multiple outlets, actor Wayne Rogers, best known for his role as Trapper John McIntyre on M*A*S*H, died on December 31 due to complications from pneumonia. He was 82.

Rogers was born in Alabama in 1933, and before he became an actor, he earned a history degree from Princeton University and served in the Navy. He had many different roles in various TV shows throughout the ’50s and ’60s, including recurring appearances on Stagecoach West, The FBI, and Gunsmoke. In 1972, though, he was cast in his most famous role, Trapper John in M*A*S*H.

Supposedly, Rogers initially planned to audition for the role of Hawkeye Pierce, but he chose Trapper John instead when he decided that Pierce was too cynical of a character. Of course, Alan Alda eventually got the role of Hawkeye Pierce, and made the wisecracking doctor into the show’s breakout character. This inspired the show’s writers to focus on Pierce more than Trapper John, which frustrated Rogers and eventually drove him to quit the show.

http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-wayne-rogers-mshs-trapper-john-230305


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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 02:58:52 pm »
I hope this doesn't sound disrespectful, but Trapper John was  one of my TV crushes as a kid, it was weird, not being out, and not really understanding what these feelings were then.

I loved his smile and laugh!  LOL



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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 04:02:29 pm »
I don't think it's disrespectful. Wayne Rogers was a cutie, with that curly hair.

I'd read somewhere that he'd passed, but I hadn't heard about Pat Harrington.
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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 09:46:07 am »
Classic TV today.

I woke up earlier than I usually do on a weekend (but I went to bed earlier than usual on a Friday night) and was looking for something on TV to watch.

Currently watching The Flying Nun.  :laugh:

I haven't seen this show in years!


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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 10:06:42 am »
Now The Monkees are on!  LOL


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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 11:11:23 am »
You didn't watch the royal wedding?  :o
May 2019 be better for us all.

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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 11:19:32 am »
You didn't watch the royal wedding?  :o

Not me, either. But from a news clip I've seen, I'm sorry I missed Bishop Curry's sermon. Apparently it was quite something. Not you're run-of-the-mill Anglican preaching.
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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 12:54:26 pm »
You didn't watch the royal wedding?  :o


Nope.  I'm not into the Royals.  I don't wish them ill, but If I never heard about them again, I wouldn't feel like I'm missing something.


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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2018, 11:45:35 am »

I haven't seen a bit of the wedding. Maybe 2-3 still pix at most.

But Clarissa posted this on Facebook today -- not sure if you all saw her post -- and I gained more respect for Meghan Markle. Somehow I managed to watch the video without reading who it was, and I already liked it when I thought it was just some random girl!


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfaGleA4qYo[/youtube]


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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2018, 04:32:16 pm »
Yes, I've been seeing that making the rounds on FB.


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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2018, 09:59:22 am »
Never seen this video of Meghan before. That's pretty cool. I didn't know she was into the business from such a young age.

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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2018, 03:07:00 pm »
Never seen this video of Meghan before. That's pretty cool. I didn't know she was into the business from such a young age.

I must have missed the part about her being into the business. I took her to be some regular kid who was offended by the commercial and got the company to change it.

I'm offended by those commercials, too. That one's particularly bad, but all housekeeping commercials that focus on women -- i.e., roughly 100% of them -- offend me.



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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 10:08:52 pm »

Veteran Actor Georgia Engel Passes Away At Age 70

by BWW News Desk Apr. 15, 2019 

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of veteran stage and screen actor, Georgia Engel. She was 70 years old.  Georgia's Broadway roles included Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone; Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! with Ethel Merman, The Boys From Syracuse, and My One and Only with Tommy Tune.  Off-Broadway she was seen in Annie Baker's John at Signature Theatre for which she won an Obie Award, Uncle Vanya at Soho Rep, and, Will Eno's Middletown at Vineyard Theatre.

Her most recent stage role of note was appearing opposite Lillias White, Donna McKechnie, and Andre de Shields in the musical Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse.

She was best known for her work as Georgette Franklin Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, on which she appeared from 1972 until the show ended in 1977. The role won her two Emmy nominations.  After that series ended, she teamed up with former Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Betty White for The Betty White Show during its first and only (1977-1978) season.  Engel received consecutive Emmy nominations as outstanding guest actress in a comedy series in 2003, 2004, and 2005 for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's mother-in-law, Pat MacDougall.




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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 09:04:23 am »
Sad. But also, Betty White looks so young in that photo. I guess of course, that was 40+ years ago, so she would be. But for some reason I think of her as always looking the age she is now.




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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 10:31:42 am »
Sad. But also, Betty White looks so young in that photo. I guess of course, that was 40+ years ago, so she would be. But for some reason I think of her as always looking the age she is now.

It's shocking to think it was that long ago. It seems like the MTM show ended only a few years ago. I've noticed that about other TV shows, too, but then I also "feel" like the year can't be 2019, like it can't be any later than 2009 at the most. It's difficult for me to grasp that we are only six years from completing the first quarter of this century (not that we'll see the end of it).
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Re: The Classic TV Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 04:51:55 pm »
It's shocking to think it was that long ago. It seems like the MTM show ended only a few years ago. I've noticed that about other TV shows, too, but then I also "feel" like the year can't be 2019, like it can't be any later than 2009 at the most. It's difficult for me to grasp that we are only six years from completing the first quarter of this century (not that we'll see the end of it).

What, you don't plan on living to 140+?

We're lucky we won't be here until the end of the century. I feel sorry for my kids, who have at least a chance of it -- they'll be 104 and 106, but their great-grandmother lived to 105. By the end of the century, some scientists predict the earth will be uninhabitable 20 degrees on either side of the equator.