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Part 10 – When You Were Young Too! [10]

Here’s the very last episode of the Mini Series – which began as a list that Suze and l created concerning the TV shows that we watched as children between the ages of 4 – 10 – original showings from the 60’s and re-runs of originals from the 50’s and the 60’s.

Below are some of your favourites – there are only a few – but hopefully you’ll enjoy them too. Thanks for reading.

01 – The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis – 1959 – 1963 – 4 Seasons –  147 Episodes

Grace of Broadway Matron

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (also known as simply Dobie Gillis or Max Shulman’s Dobie Gillis in later seasons and in syndication) is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1959, to June 5, 1963. The series and several episode scripts were adapted from the “Dobie Gillis” short stories written by Max Shulman since 1945, and first collected in 1951 under the same title as the subsequent TV series. Shulman also wrote a feature film adaptation of his “Dobie Gillis” stories for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1953, entitled The Affairs of Dobie Gillis which featured Bobby Van in the title role.

02 – Captain Kangaroo – 1955 – 1984 – 29 Seasons –  6090 Episodes

Angie of King Ben’s Grandma

Captain Kangaroo was an American children’s television series that aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS from 1955 to 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of its day.

03 – Gidget – 1965 – 1966 – 1 Seasons –  32 Episodes

Suzanne of Ellie894

Gidget is an American sitcom by Screen Gems about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called “Gidget” and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence. The series was first broadcast on ABC from September 15, 1965 to April 21, 1966. Reruns were aired until September 1, 1966.

04 – Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales – 1963 – 1966 – 3 Seasons –  72 Episodes

Paula of Light Motifs II

Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales is an animated cartoon TV series that originally aired on CBS from 1963 to 1966. It was produced by Total Television, the same company that produced the earlier King Leonardo and the later Underdog, and primarily sponsored by General Mills. (Tennessee Tuxedo debuted on CBS on the same day that King Leonardo last ran on NBC.) The title is a play on the “tuxedo” dinner jacket worn as formal wear.

05 – Leave it to Beaver – 1963 – 1966 – 6 Seasons –  234 Episodes

Angie of King Ben’s Grandma

Theodore, a young and inquisitive boy, lives with his parents June and Ward Cleaver and brother Wally. His father gives him advice when he gets into trouble at school, home and in the neighbourhood.

06 – Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – 1967 – 1968 – 1 Seasons –  32 Episodes

Gary of Bereaved Single Dad

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, often shortened to Captain Scarlet, is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and filmed by their production company Century 21 Productions for distributor ITC Entertainment. Running to thirty-two 25-minute episodes, it was first broadcast on ITV regional franchises between 1967 and 1968 and has since been transmitted in more than 40 other countries, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. It is one of several Anderson series that were filmed using a form of electronic marionette puppetry dubbed “Supermarionation” combined with scale model special effects sequences.

07 – Felix the Cat – 1959 – 1962 – 5 Seasons –  260 Episodes

Betty of Guideline’s Web

Felix the Cat is a television series featuring the cartoon character Felix the Cat.

In 1954, Otto Messmer retired from the Felix daily newspaper strips, and his assistant Joe Oriolo (the co-creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost) took over. Oriolo struck a deal with Felix’s new owner to begin a new series of Felix cartoons for television. Oriolo starred Felix in 260 television cartoons produced by Paramount Cartoon Studios, and distributed by Trans-Lux.

08 – Casper the Friendly Ghost – 1945 – UnK– 1 Seasons –  UnK Episodes

Tazzie of Echidna Home

“Casper the Friendly Ghost” is a classic U.S. animated character that was first created in the late 1930s by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo for a 1939 children’s storybook. The Friendly Ghost is a Famous Studios cartoon released on 16 November 1945 as part of its Noveltoons series of animated short movies. It is the first cartoon to feature the character Casper the Friendly Ghost

09 – The Flashing Blade – 1967 – 1967– 1 Seasons –  12 Episodes

Gary of Bereaved Single Dad

The Flashing Blade is a French television serial made in the late 1960s. It was first broadcast in the UK on BBC children’s television during the 1960s, with several re-runs throughout the 1970s. The British version of twelve 22 minutes episodes was created from the original four French 75-minute episodes




Well there we go folks, the last of this particular series …. my thanks for tuning in! My thanks also to my friends who this post is dedicated to for their choices – have yourselves a lovely day!

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12 thoughts on “Theme Times – When You Were Young Too!

  1. I was so busy scrolling along I never noticed that you mentioned me! I did think, when I saw Dobie Gillis, “Huh, I mentioned that one…”

  2. Those commercials 😂😂 I was shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, to see the Flinstones hawkin smokes🙊 That was a different era.

    Great series Rory! Lots of fun going down memory lane.

  3. Absolutely wonderful series, Rory! And, as we have discovered to be a standard for your work, the selection and compilation of each has been so well planned as to be remarkable. Thank you for all your time and effort. I have enjoyed it immensely! 😀

    1. It would indeed be interesting Gary to see what your Son’s age would think of them – l mean l loved making this series and stepping back into yesterday and smiling, singing and dancing along – but even l could see some were dated and yet some still look great – the likes of Scarlet and Thunderbirds are still brilliant – some of the commericlas not so, but they are now in some cases 50-60 years of age – it was the time.

      Have fun 🙂

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