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Part 4 – When We Were Young! [4]

Let me know below what your favourite TV shows were for you when you were young.

Here’s the next 10 from our list. 

Let me know below which were your favourites…

28 – Adventures of Superman – 1952 – 1958 – 6 Seasons –  104 Episodes

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a syndicated TV adaptation of the beloved DC Comics superhero! You know the drill: When he isn’t fighting for truth, justice and the American way, the man in tights dons a suit and glasses for his secret identity as Daily Planet newspaper reporter Clark Kent, who works alongside friends Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen for gruff boss Perry White.

29 – Flower Pot Men – 1952 – 1953+ – 3 Seasons –  78 Episodes

Flower Pot Men is a British children’s programme, produced by BBC television, first transmitted in 1952, and repeated regularly for more than twenty years. A reboot of the show called Bill and Ben was produced in 2001

30 – The Addams Family – 1964 – 1966 – 2 Seasons –  64 Episodes

Morticia and Gomez Addams head a perplexingly macabre family whose members include a giant named Lurch, who acts as doorman, a disembodied hand named Thing, not-quite-right son Pugsley and morose daughter Wednesday.

31 – The Munsters – 1964 – 1966 – 2 Seasons –  70 Episodes

The family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is a little… different. Dad Herman looks like Frankenstein’s monster; mom Lily and her dad, Grandpa, are vampires; and son Eddie is a werewolf. Poor Marilyn, their niece, is the odd one out — she’s just a normal girl. And the family doesn’t like to call attention to her unfortunate looks.

32 – The Dick Van Dyke Show – 1961 – 1966 – 5 Seasons –  159 Episodes

Rob Petrie, the head writer of a comedy show, tends to get into farcical situations with his fellow writers and his family.

33Here’s Lucy – 1968 – 1974 – 5 Seasons –  144 Episodes

Here’s Lucy is an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball. The series co-starred her long-time comedy partner Gale Gordon and her real-life children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.. It was broadcast on CBS from 1968 to 1974. It was Ball’s third network sitcom following I Love Lucy (1951–57) and The Lucy Show (1962–68).

34I Dream of Jeannie – 1965 – 1970 – 5 Seasons –  139 Episodes

An astronaut, Tony Nelson, finds a beautiful, blond 2000-year-old genie in a bottle after a flight. Jeannie turns out to be mischievous, a little innocent and very much in love with her master.

35 – Bewitched – 1964 – 1972 – 8 Seasons –  254 Episodes

Samantha falls in love with New York ad exec Darrin Stephens and marries him in the first episode of the sitcom. Then Darrin finds out that his new bride is one of a secret society of powerful witches and warlocks and that a twitch of her nose brings magic results. Thoroughly befuddled, Darrin makes her promise never to use her powers. She agrees and tries to settle into being the perfect suburban housewife. Her mother, Endora, however, has a different agenda. She hates that Samantha has married a mortal and continually tries to break them up. Sam’s other spellbinding friends and family pop in and out of the Stephens household as Sam tries (and most of the time fails) to live without magic.

36 – My Three Sons – 1960 – 1972 – 12 Seasons –  254 Episodes

Steven Douglas, a widower and aeronautical engineer, faces various problems while raising his sons Mike, Robbie and Chip.

37 – Dr Who – 1963 – 1989 – 26 Seasons –  857 Episodes

Steven Douglas, a widower and aeronautical engineer, faces various problems while raising his sons Mike, Robbie and Chip.


Well there we go, that’s part four of ten, now tell us, which are your favourites from this line up, or are these new to you …………. really??

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26 thoughts on “Theme Times – When We Were Young!

  1. Jeannie was my favorite & I bought the whole series a few years ago but didn’t enjoy it. As a kid, the sexism didn’t bother me, but it does now. All those shows were sexist, which is part of the reason why sexism is so hard to eradicate from culture ~ it’s soaked into everyone’s brain. I liked the Addams Family and the Munsters too, but again…

    1. Yes, that was the way things were back in time – not defending and l agree with you – as to how society moves on – an interesting comment that sexism is soaked into everyone’s brain – and one for provocative thought indeed.

    2. Ps: Strangely enough … l bought the Bewitched series for Suze at her request for one Christmas and we both agreed that we didn’t like it because of the way of difference – so valid point and the same as your experience with IDOJ 🙂

  2. Can you believe I’ve never seen Dr Who?!? I didnt watch Addams Family much, Flower Pot Men & Howdy Doody weren’t even on re-runs I dont think🤷🏼‍♀️

    I did like watching all the others though.

    Did you watch Leave It To Beaver?

    1. Hey Grandma, l watched the very early Dwho’s – scared the crap out of me especially the Daleks! I actually remember seeing those for the first time in B&W – must have been around 1968 we were still in Australia and l guess it was a rerun..

    1. Indeed, they were the favourites of many of us … as Paula and l were briefly discussing last night though – they had limited ‘millenium rerun’ capability though and sadly do appear very dated. Especially Bewitched – which was a favourite of mine when younger.

  3. I love several of these. Addams, Munsters, Dick van Dyke, Here’s Lucy (anything Lucy!) Jeannie, Bewitched, and My Three Sons. I read this when you first posted it and mentioned it to a friend. It’s sparked a thorough conversation, enjoyable and deep in the whys of shows and what they represent. Thank you 😊

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