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Part 7 – When We Were Young! [7]

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

Here’s the next 11 from our joint list. 

57 – The Hillbilly Bears– 1965 – 1966 – 2 Seasons –  26 Episodes

The adventures of Paw, Maw, Floral and Shag Rugg, a family of bears in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

58 – The Banana Splits– 1968 – 1970 – 2 Seasons –  31+ Episodes

Before hitting the big time with “H.R. Pufnstuf,” puppeteers Sid and Marty Krofft lent their psychedelic touch to the costume design and sets of this late ’60s Hanna-Barbera children’s series, a laugh track-laden collection of live-action buffoonery and animated segments for undiscerning young minds. Whether in their crazy clubhouse or out cavorting among the public, costumed animal hosts Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky would engage in all manner of harmless nonsense, and even strap on musical instruments to perform hippie-dippie rock numbers. The show remains firmly lodged in the memories of baby boomers, as well as its theme tune, “The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana).”

59 – Vision On– 1964 – 1976 – 15 Seasons –  168 Episodes

Vision On was a British children’s television programme, shown on BBC1 from 1964 to 1976 and designed specifically for children with hearing impairment.

60 – The Bugs Bunny Show – 1960 – 2000 – 2 Seasons –  UnK Episodes

The Bugs Bunny Show is an animated anthology television series hosted by Bugs Bunny that was mainly composed of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros. between August 1, 1948 and the end of 1969. The show originally debuted as a primetime half-hour program on ABC in 1960, featuring three theatrical Looney Tunes cartoons with new linking sequences produced by the Warner Bros. Cartoons staff.

After two seasons, The Bugs Bunny Show moved to Saturday mornings, where it remained in one format or another for nearly four decades. The show’s title and length changed regularly over the years, as did the network: both ABC and CBS broadcast versions of The Bugs Bunny Show. In 2000, the series, by then known as The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show, was canceled after the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies libraries became the exclusive property of the Cartoon Network family of cable TV networks in the United States. Reruns of The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show were aired on the Canadian channels Teletoon and Teletoons sister channel, Teletoon Retro.

61 –The Porky Pig Show– 1964 – 1965 – 1 Season –  26 Episodes

The stuttering pig deals with harassment from Daffy Duck and other characters.

62 – The Road Runner Show– 1966 – 1972 – 4 Seasons –  UnK Episodes

The Road Runner Show is an animated anthology series which compiled theatrical Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoons from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, which were produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons between 1949 and 1964. Several of the shorts, especially the ones produced from 1965 onward, were produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises after Warner Bros. closed their animation studio. The Road Runner Show also ran for two seasons on CBS (1966–68), and then on ABC for two seasons (1971–73). Each show would feature one Road Runner/Coyote cartoon, with a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon in the middle segment, and other WB animated character(s) in the third segment (usually Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales, Pepe Le Pew and Hippety Hopper).

63 – The Woody Woodpecker Show– 1957 – 1958 – 1 Season –  50 Episodes

The Woody Woodpecker Show is a long-running 30-minute American television series mainly composed of the film series in animated cartoon escapades of Woody Woodpecker and other Walter Lantz characters including Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, and Inspector Willoughby released by Walter Lantz Productions.

64 – Wacky Races – 1968 – 1969 – 1 Season –  17 Episodes

This 1968 Hanna-Barbera cartoon series remains a favorite of viewers due to its large ensemble of assorted competitors and the uniquely designed vehicles that matched their personalities. Each episode would find these 11 colorful race cars (some driven solo, others manned in teams) zipping through two different locales in the United States, with a narrator providing play-by-play of the high-speed high jinks and ensuing results. Incorrigible cheaters Dick Dastardly and his snickering canine partner, Muttley, proved popular enough to be spun off into their own series the following year, as did the only female member of the cast, the always-primping Penelope Pitstop.

65 – Trumpton– 1967 – 1967 – 1 Season –  13 Episodes

A sequel, of sorts, to Camberwick Green but set in the larger, nearby town of Trumpton. Each episode opens with the town hall clock and ends with the fire brigade band playing. Every show tells the story of one of the townsfolk.

66 –Space Patrol – 1963 – 1964 – 3 Seasons –  39 Episodes

Captain Larry Dart and his crew patrol the solar system as part of the United Galactic Organization in the year 2100.

67 – Andy Pandy – 1950 – 1970 – 4 Seasons –  91 Episodes

Andy Pandy and his friends Looby Loo and Teddy have endless fun in their candy-coloured world. British children’s television series that premiered on BBC TV in summer 1950. Originally live, a series of 26 filmed programmes was shown until 1970, when a new series of 13 episodes was made. A revival of the show was made in 2001. The show was the basis for a comic strip of the same name in the children’s magazines Robin and Pippin.

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“When they just NEVER Knew about ‘sugar … or anything else!”

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

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

  1. Those commercials 🤣 Wicked Wives, dancing cigarettes, Ovaltine and Tang… great stuff! I’m glad they got rid of the creepy clown by the time I was eating sugar smacks. Also, I think ‘plop plop, fizz fizz’ is a better Alka Setlzer jingle.

    The Warner Bros cartoons and the Wacky Races, I watched, but I’ve not seen the others.

  2. Oh yes wacky races, no wonder I could not get enough of them with so few episodes. Banana splits, and andy pandy. I was not a huge fan of bugs bunny or road runner. Pepe le pew more my cup of tea.

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