Lost & Forgotten 70's & 80's TV Shows

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lost_tv.jpgI was reminded yesterday of a couple of old TV shows from my youth -- shows that never made it past a couple of seasons. These were the campy, the strange, and the just plain bad shows that were basically there to flesh out the networks' season opening weeks, and some didn't make it much past the pilot episode. In no particular order, some of the ones that I recall from my youth include (with links to their IMDB entries):

Automan (1983) - Desi Arnaz Jr. starred in this short-lived show about a cybernetic crime-fighter that could transform between a man and a car (and I think he could even change into a panther; actually, no, as EricS pointed out in his comment, that was 'Manimal'). Dumb, but you gotta love those 90-degree turns at speed.

Otherworld (1985) - IMDB describes this retarded show best when it says "Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home." My one clear memory is the two teenage kids defying the government and teaching the other native kids rock & roll. It was never clear what was worst: the acting, the plot, or the concept.

The Phoenix (1982) - In just 4 short episodes (that's all that was filmed), this show reached new depths of stupid. Plot summary: an archaeology expedition in Peru uncovers a casket with the body of a human-looking alien, Bennu, who must learn to live on Earth as a castaway who fights crimes and solves mysteries while avoiding US government agents who want to play "Alien Autopsy" with him. Who thinks up this stuff?

ark_2.jpgArk II (1976-1979) - OK, this wasn't really a "lost & forgotten" show, but it just hangs on the fringe of my memory, so I thought I'd include it here. This Saturday morning live-action show was the adventures of three young scientists in the 25th century after the planet has basically been polluted to death. They had this bitchun' RV-slash-science lab (called "Ark II") that they travelled around in. The best part, however, was the jet-packs -- I swear they were real. :-) And they had a chimpanzee (what was it with chimps on TV in the '70's?). Oh, and the lead scientist's name was Noah. Get it...Noah...driving the Ark...sigh. There's a really nice fan page here (source of the photo to the right).

The Man from Atlantis (1977-1978) - The sheer power of Patrick Duffy's acting skills carried this lame show into its second season. Duffy played the part of Mark Harris, lone surviving Atlantian, complete with gills and webbed hands and feet. Lots of underwater swimming shots while Duffy fights crime and solves mysteries. Perhaps it would have lasted longer had they brought The Phoenix onto the show...hmm...

Quark (1978) - This was a half-hour live-action comedy about the misadventures of Adam Quark, the captain of a United Galactic Sanitation Patrol ship (i.e., a space garbage scow). I remember only thinking that this was a damn funny show. Given that I was 8 or 9 years old when I saw the 9 episodes that were filmed, it may not have been.

Q.E.D. (1982) - IMDB summarizes it best: "The tales of Quentin E. Deverill, an eccentric expatriate American professor who uses his unique skills to solve mysteries in Edwardian London." And it didn't last the season?!?

The Max Headroom Show (1985) - Basically, this show was about a future where the TV had to stay turned on ('off' knobs were illegal) and the main personality on the tube was this virtual/CGI being named Max Headroom (who turned out to be a real person, if I recall correctly). Usually just referred to as "Max Headroom," this show was hilarious -- I never understood why they took it off. Probably the same reason they dumped 'Greg the Bunny' (a recent fave...that will be on this list as well in 15 years or so).

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980) - Two unlikely partners, an accountant-wanna-be-private-eye and a con artist, team up to fight crime and solve mysteries. It lasted a mere 14 episodes despite starring Jeff Goldblum and Ben Vereen (makes my head spin even thinking about that combination).

I'm sure you all remember more...what were your favorite shows that didn't make it?

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Rob T. - The show with the Texan was called Matt Houston and starred Lee Horsley I think.

I am looking for the name of a crime fighter type show where an obscure agency would bring in a group of different people each week that had varying ordinary talents(ie gymanst, card shark, great memory etc.) to help bring down criminals. Can't remember the name for the life of me.

im looking for a show, possibly Canadian from the late 80s early 90s.
all i remember is a girl with some necklace or watch that connected her to a different world or dimension. I think there may have been a puppet character.
I remember seeing the girl lying on the floor, like she had fainted or something, or just the necklace/watch thing left in the middle of the floor.
anyone???

I love this site! It reminds me of TV shows and movies I loved and now want to show my son.

Here's one my hubby and I have been talking about. It may have actually been in the 90's rather than 80's. There was some sort of office--maybe a news office???--where people worked along side rabbit-type puppets. It was a primetime show and was more for adults than kids. It was really funny!

I have been racking my brain trying to remember it...Anyone have a clue?

I love this site! It reminds me of TV shows and movies I loved and now want to show my son.

Here's one my hubby and I have been talking about. It may have actually been in the 90's rather than 80's. There was some sort of office--maybe a news office???--where people worked along side rabbit-type puppets. It was a primetime show and was more for adults than kids. It was really funny!

I have been racking my brain trying to remember it...Anyone have a clue?

Anyone remember a show from maybe the 90's where puppet-rabbits worked along with people in an office? It was prime time and not really a kids show.

Thanks!

Does anyone remember a 70's tv show with a puppet octopus and a creature with seawead on him. They lived in a cave on the beach that two children visited.

OK, this is an amazing site. But I THINK I have read through all of it, and can't find the show that I've been looking all over the WEB for for the last 2 weeks. It's really bugging me. It would have been in the late 80s or early 90s. It had a rich man (who used a cane) who sent his employees to solve different things. They always had amazing technology and rode in the jet so many times. There were 2 men and a woman. One man was blond and I think a lawyer, one man was dark and more of a tough guy, and the woman was blond and possibly had a criminal background. The rich man it seems like lived in France, and had a butler. If any of you can help me, I would appreciate it.

Maryah

On April 21, 2009 Brandi asked:

does any one know the name of an 80's tv show that was possibly on CBS in which the main character wore a medallion,was a traveler or alien, had platinum blond hair, could telepathicly speek to animals, and in the opening sequence of the show is shown sitting indian style while levitating? the answer IS NOT BEASTMASTER
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I have been struggling trying to remember the name of that show myself and came to this site looking for an answer. All I could remember was that the main character was blonde as Brandi mentioned, and this medallion he wore around his neck gave him special powers when he used it.

PLEASE HELP !!!! Thanks in advance.

Hey there, i have an old cartoon in my head i cant think of the name or find for the life of me. im twenty nine now, i think it was on in the late 80s or early nineties, very early in the morning. . like 5ish maybe even, but its not mysterious cities of gold, but something like that, it consisted of a group of people searching for this golden city i beleive or a golden phoneix, or they rode in a golden phoenix or something, i realllllly want to find it, because of what i remember, i think i watched like all the shows, except when they were getting cclose to finding the place or thing they were looking for, it either went off air, or i moved to another area and couldnt find it any more?? or something. Pleeeeeease help me.

I'm trying to remember a Saturday morning live-action series from the 70s. It was about a group of guys who travel around in a large truck or van to fight crime. One of them was the cool dude who got all the chicks. Another guy would go crazy whenever he heard the word "bananas."

Friends and I have been trying to think of this actor/comedian from the 70's maybe also the 80's. Kind of chunky, blonde hair that was long but combed back, bushy eyebrows, worked maybe on variety show, wore a colorful tacky tux. Funny laugh, pretended to cry, had scarves in his tux that he would pull out. Almost to the point of flamboyant. Anyone have any clues?

Does anyone know the children's show where a family lived on an estate (they rented) and their landlady was an uptight british woman, and she lived in a mansion? There was a girl and her brother and her horse would always eat the woman's garden, and sometimes the girl and her horse would go down to the beach to a store there.

I think it might be claymation
Thanks so much

One word, "Manimal" -- Simon MacCorkindale's finest hour as a guy who can turn into any animal. Some creepy (if not repeated ad naseum) animation as he turned into, say, a bird.

Here's the obligatory IMDB link:
http://imdb.com/title/tt0085898/

K

It doesn't technically fall in the 70's-80's category, but The Prisoner certainly had me riveted when I first saw it. And for the 80's, I loved Airwolf! I even met Jan-Michael Vincent. Twice!

Oh, yeah, Manimal! That was the show where the guy could turn into the panther (I somehow melded that with Automan in my description above). Boy, what stinkers...both of them!

Quark!!! Honestly, I think you just named the single most obscure memory of my childhood! All I remember is a garbage-ship drifting through space. Thinking how cool it was, but knowing I was only 4 years old at the time I simply couldn't handle it! I'm going to try and find it on eBay.

Anyway, to contribute, how about "Bring 'em Back Alive" with Bruce Boxleitner, where he protected endangered animals from poachers? Or "The Rubic's Cube / Menudo" hour? Basically an animated Rubic's Cube for the first half, the members of Menudo in the second! "Q-Bert" also had a cartoon, I believe. "The Great Spacecoaster" is a classic of course, as well as "The Bugaloos". But what about "Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors"??? Plant-vehicles sawing through evil! "Homeboys in outer-space" will be a classic in ten years, with its space-hoopty. Remember the phrase "The Rousters are gonna sink The Love Boat". Never saw the show, but it didn't sink any boats. Well, that's all I can think of for now. Thanks for the "Quark" heads-up!!!

Airwolf! Yeah, that was cool -- didn't they kill off both Jan-Michael and Earnest Borg-9 towards the end?

My personal 'way-back' ace-up-my-sleeve has to be the Nickelodeon classic, "Tomorrow People" with 'jaunting' British 'Homo-Superiors' -- a Doctor Who for teens, I guess.

k.

there was a short lived show called wishman i think it was about some little guy i think he was blue thay made him so he could work where people could not or some thing like that he ate some kind of past for food you know any thing about that show

Hi,

Question, does anyone have a recollection of a short-lived early 70's show with a chimpanzee? I seem to have an early recollection of a show which opened with a chimpanzee spraying the man of the house with a hose. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

I seem to remember a short lived show from some time in the early to mid 80's that had a Genie, who I believe was a black man, that lived in someones closet or something. When they would look in the closed it was all colorful and warped looking. The only other thing I remember was Roy Orbison was on an episode, or at least his song "Pretty Woman" was. Does anyone know what this show was called?

what about "out of the blue" that rip off of mork and mindy meets eight is enough?

I was wondering if anybody remembers a show about a girl who was a robot. All I remember is the day opening her back to rechage her or something, and that she wore a red dress with a white apron.

I think the show you're thinking of is 'Small Wonder'

"PARKER LEWIS CAN'T LOSE!" Remember that one???
It was a good one back then...
Didn't he have a hot sister or something?
Enjoy the memory trip!

Christine:

"BJ and the Bear" had a chimp. He was a truck driver, and he had a chimp partner.

There was a rash of movies around then that had the tough guy (say, Clint Eastwood), teamed up with a Simian.

k.

I recall a show where a man was like new to earth and had a small mercury bloob that flew threw the air with him, early memory was that the bloob could go into machines, such as an atm, the man got a trash bag and the bloob got the atm to spit out money, and the man put the money in the trash bag, the man commented this money going to burn a whole in my pocket, but the bloob commented, it's not in your poect, it's in the trash bag, anybody have a name for this show?

Does anyoen remember a show call rags to riches.
5 girls beeing adopted by a rich man Mr.Foly
Does anyone have the shows

quick question:
anyone remember a tv show about a couple "misfits" where one guy could manipulate electricity, one woman could stop time, i think there were four characters.....anyone?

Wasn't that "Misfits of Science"?

Can anyone help me with the name of a show from the 80's about a girl who's father was an alien (although you never saw him) and she spoke to him through a clear rubiks cube type thing that opened up. She was able to freeze time by putting her index fingers together and the song at the start of the show was ' Would you like to swing on a star' This name has been bugging me for years!!!

Does anyone know where i can find any archived info on a show called 'real people'.

anyone remember,bj and the bear? it was a show,about a guy driving his truck,and his best friend was a monkey,if i remember right,the cops were always after him for some reason or another. i remmeber in the opening credits,the big red truck,bursting through a billboard.

everyone i mention it to,never seems to remember it.but i remember watching it(possibly on a saturday morning)

please don't ask me to remember the cast,because i barely remember(it was mid to late 70's i think)

another show i used to love as a kid,was the reruns,of the 50's and 60's superman show. this is the best incarnation of superman(well smallville is pretty good) and i used to watch it 9am on a saturday morning,laying in front of the tv,with my legs and arms outstretched!

those were the days!

pam the show is called out of this world.ran in the late 80's early 90's i think(or maybe later)

the girl who played the main character,looked like tiffani from california dreams(i don't know if it's the same girl)

would you like to swing on a star
carry moonbeams off in a jar
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blah blah blah(fill in the blanks if you know)

or would you rather be on earth
(i think the original song might have been sung by ol'blue eyes,or someone who sounds like him

I know of one chimp show from the 70's called "Lance Link" or something like that. The chimps were secret agents of some sort, and one of them was named "Mata Hairy."

The main thing I remember about "Quark" were the two blondes in shorts who were at the controls. I was only about 6 at the time, but thought they were really pretty, sexy, and had a sort of a crush on them.

Some other shows of note:
Lucan: the boy raised by wolves now using his feral abilities to help people as he searches for his parents.
Wizards & Warriors: a live action version of Dungeons & Dragons starring the blonde guy from Taxi and a fat guy.
The Man With the Power: I think this is what its called but can't find any info on it. It was a guy with telekinesis and when he used it they would zoom in on his eyes as his pupils dilated. I remember an episode where he saved a turtle from some railroad tracks and then got his foot stuck and stopped the oncoming train.
The Fantastic Journey: same as Otherworld but they used a tuning fork to journey to parralel worlds, main guys name was Varian.
The show with the alien and the mercury bloob was the tv show of the movie Starman.
I have a ton more if anyone is interested. I'm a 70's-80's pop culture nut.

Dave,
Yeah, I remember "The Fantastic Journey" -- it had Roddy McDowall in it, didn't it? I remember them walking around with that damned tuning fork and me thinking "what the hell is going on?" I think it had like 5 episodes or something.

Heh...IMDB has a listing for it -- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075503/ -- 10 episodes were filmed. And yeah, McDowall was in it. And to think my wife says I have a crappy memory...pshaw!

There are sooo many of these lost 'gems'. It seemed that all the shows that held my bizarre youthful attention got cancelled in the 70s & 80s (same today: Tick, Jack of All Trades, Twin Peaks). Remember these:
Tales of the Gold Monkey: Indiana Jones rip off with the dad from 7th Heaven (Collins)
Bring 'Em Back Alive: similar to Tales of the Gold Monkey, but with Higgins from Magnum
Voyagers: time travel shenanigans with a kid

Do you know the name of a show about a man who rides a high tech black motorcycle and wears a high tech helmet to cover his identity so he can fight the bad guys? And do you know how I can get a copy of the show on VHS?

Let us not forget the 1988 classic "The Highwayman" with that annoying Australian, Jacko -- with the 18-wheeler that transforms into a helicopter.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0094479/

As for the high-tech motorcycle guy, that show was "Street Hawk"

http://imdb.com/title/tt0088618/

Not to mention the "Logan's Run" TV series.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0075527/

k.

Anyone remember a show whwere there were 2 societies, one was Utopian, the other had these bumpy headed pig like guys (called Gorts or something), and to get to one society from another there was this underground train...this may all have been an alcohol induced dream mind you...

Does anyone remember a show from either the late 70's or early 80's about a boy that accidently gets taken through time with a man (Finius Bogg?) that has a time "watch" that only the boy seems to be able to use properly? The kid's dad was a history professor (or something of the like), so the kid knew all about history... It has been driving me NUTS trying to remember the name.

Pharlan,

I was talking about this the other day (see post 01/21/04). It was called Voyagers. I believe the star committed suicide in real life

This is going to sound odd....but my best friend and I have memories of a children's science show from the 80's where the host wore a flesh toned body suit that had pictures of muscles and veins on it.He was on a set with a huge prop of a human heart.He kind of resembled the "greatest american hero".He had the same sort of curly afro hair.We have not been able to find out any info on this show.I think it was on PBS.Anyone remember this?

Melissa,

That would have been Body Man from the classic Canadian tv show 'Yes You Can', which spun off the Raccoons, and also featured Harry Hogg & Coach Cuddles.

Cant remember the name of a short lived kids show from 70's maybe early eighties? Was very claymation and had a character named Jeremy and a bird named Hector? Help, its driving me batty.

Carrie,

That was another taste of Canadian tv. This was simply called "Jeremy" (remember the song "I am a bear called Jeremy, I can do most anything..."), the bird was Mr Raven & Hector was the Rat

http://members.rogers.com/ambrozic/tvo/jeremy.html

Bless your little heart

Thanks Dave! It has been driving me nuts trying to remember the name. Definately something I wouldn't mind seeing on TVLAND!

Thanks Dave! It has been driving me nuts trying to remember the name. Definitely something I wouldn't mind seeing on TVLAND!

My pleasure all. Its good to finally put this useless knowledge of pop culture and misspent youth to a good cause. Keep 'em coming gang

Thanks Dave!

Does anyone remember a show about russian rebels living in the wild trying to save peasants and give them money.I remember seeing it but i do not remember what the hell it was.

thanks

Does anyone remember a show in the mid-80's that was about a midget professor or scientist? One episode he invented a machine for a disabled ballerina so she could "see" her self dance by projecting an image of herself and her mind would make it dance. It wasn't on very long (I wonder why).

Does anyone remember a show in the mid-80's that was about a midget professor or scientist? One episode he invented a machine for a disabled ballerina so she could "see" her self dance by projecting an image of herself and her mind would make it dance. It wasn't on very long (I wonder why). Thank you!

The midget show was 'The Wizard' on CBS...don't remember too much about it. Check the tvtome.com site for pictures.

ok
so the wizard show with the midget was the same gay from willow i think thay gave him the tv show as the movie did so well.
now i have two there was a show obout this group of guys that work in a scrap yard present day earth(70-80) and get the idea to salvage all the space junk around earth like satalites and the luner lander. i remember the rocket thay made had the drum of a cement mixer for the capsull and thay where also woried about the goverment stopping them, becouse it was not safe to go to space or sume thing like that now i think that it was fust a movie then there was a few episodes
one i think i remember where thay use the rocket engine to move a iceberg thet is gouing int San Francisco harbor. does this sound real to any one???
the outher i remember is about a gay that gets his hans on a magic bow and it acepts him some how leaving a mark on his hand now no one elts can use it a black bird follows him around(crow or raven) it would drop a feather that turned into arrows when ever our herow was about to run out i do remember the end that had him going quest and realy looking like a pilot epp. to a weekly cerial
also when it comes to campy saterday morning tv daes any one remeber "electro woman & dino girl"?
"school house rocks" and of cours "H.R Puff and stuff" about a boy that gets ship wrected on an island and his flute starts to talk an a witch is always truing ti steel it from "Jimmy" or how about "land of the lost" water fall to the center of the earth dinosors.
ok i will stop now.

I am looking for some way to find this tv show about a horse named Thunder. It would have been around 1976 or so, I believe there was a little girl who rode the horse and a family on a ranch??

david 136,
The shows you are talking about were:
Salvage 1 (with Andy Griffith) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078681/
and Archer: Fugitive of the Empire (which was a failed pilot for a regular series)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082027/. I have beebn trying to obtain a copy of this movie for years.
Alot of the old Sid & Marty Kroftt stuff (Dyna girl, HR Puff n' Stuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monster, Land of the Lost) is now available on DVD

david 136,
The shows you are talking about were:
Salvage 1 (with Andy Griffith) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078681/
and Archer: Fugitive From the Empire (which was a failed pilot for a regular series)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082027/. I have beebn trying to obtain a copy of this movie for years.
Alot of the old Sid & Marty Kroftt stuff (Dyna girl, HR Puff n' Stuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monster, Land of the Lost) is now available on DVD

Jennifer,

Your horse show was simply named Thunder and ran on NBC from 1977-78.

please help!! i've been looking for a childrens show similar to the H.R. Puffnstuff show. it had costumed characters like a Hippo with a tutu, a Frog, A Tiger who was a painter. there was a regular guy and girl in the mix. and i remember a gazebo in the background. it was musical mostly.

also, whats the show called with the Woozles?

When I was a kid in the late 70s early 80s there was a show on PBS here in TX where there were talking shoes. I remember them all saying "Goodbye" at the end of the show. Pretty vague - I know - but does anyone have a clue as to what I'm talking about!? :)

Jeremy -
As to your first question - I'm pretty sure thats New Zoo Review. My mom & dad hated that show. I loved it. Henrietta Hippo,etc. Good times :)

Hi,
I am desperately seeking the name of a tv show I think was from the late 80s, early 90s. It featured a young girl who was a ghost (she died when she was abducted off a swing). She befriends (i think) a young boy who lives in a house, i think she lives in the attic. Her name MAY have been Ally, Please help with any info!!!! Thanks

Jeremy i think it might be Zoobilie Zoo or something

I'm trying to remember the name of a kids show from the late 70's (I think) which started with a kid falling through a giant hat, I think maybe inside a magic store. Does anyone remember this? It is making me nuts.

Shawn,
That would be Lidsville brought to you by Sid & Marty Krofft, starring Butch Patrick, formerly known as Eddie Munster, and Charles nelson Reilly. Some episodes are avilable on dvd, definitely on the best of Sid & Marty Krofft (a must have for fans, has 1 ep from every show, like HR Pufnstuf, Elektra Woman & Dyna Girl, Sigmund & the Sea Monster). Follow the link for more: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066679/

Help! My husband recalls a tv show from the 70"s about people dressed as dogs that talked. The people walked around not talking but they acted like the pets of the dogs. Sounds strange, I don't remember it myself. Anyone?

automan was a great show, but he did not turn into a panther. The show you are thinking of is manimal. It was about a guy who solved crime by having the ability to turn into animals. another good one in the early 80's was Mr. Smith. The show centerd around a baboon or some type of ape that was rich and lived in a mansion and had a butler. Does anyone rmember that one?

I am trying to remember the name of a show from the 80's that had a regular guy (blond) that had super powers, but he lost his powers when he saw the color red?

Jamie
the show was called "the greatest american hero"
the suit was a gift from alians but he lost the instructions, so he has problems making his powes work

Does anyone remember Bixby and me? Are there any websites fir it?

Jeremy, That was Zoobily Zoo! I use to LOVE that show along with Heith Cliff/Snorkles/Rainbow Brite/Fraggle Rock/Stawberry Shortcake/Hugga Bunch & many many more. I am looking for pictures on the internet for that strange show: Body Man from the classic Canadian tv show 'Yes You Can'

Does anyone know about a short lived show which I think was namd "Old Joe"? I think it was in this time frame. It had a working class dad raising his kids. I think he was a painter. I can find nothing on this. It really cast workers badly, but was an interesting curiosity. I'm a union prez.

Do any of you remember a show where i think from the late 80's early 90's it was about a little shop i think it might have been a shoestore where there were two teens that worked there and a couple of puppet mice in one episode i remember the most the boy mouse got stuck in the wall in between some pipes and the girl mouse tried to help i think it was on pbs around the same time as a show about people dressed up as cats and there was a pink girl and a fat guy dressed up as an orange lion who played the tuba or trumpet or something if you can think of any of these shows please help me its driving me crazy.

Ryan, I think the 1st show you are referring to Today's Special, kids in a dept store, a mannequin that comes to life with a magic cap, and there was a rhyming mouse named Muffy, a muppet security gaurd too: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0198253/

Hey Dave thanks thats been bothering me for awhile and im pretty sure thats right
Hey theres another one thats been bothering me umm theres this cartoon where mice live in the capital building and i remember i thought it was funny but it was only on for a very short time it was on around the same time as scorch the dragon and fish police if you can think of it please tell me thanks.

So nice to see others remember these shows too! I thought nobody would remember "The Phoenix". I was so bummed when it didnt come on anymore. I guess it only had four episodes. Man that leaves alot of questions. Did he ever find his girl?

Automan was also a great one. Sort of a Tron for TV. The sidekick little glowy guy was cool too. His name was Cursor. There is a character in the Tron 2.0 game that looks/acts just like him. He is called Byte.

Max Headroom was so strange and intriguing, that I had to watch it. If a name like "20 minutes into the Future" didnt grab your attention, I dont know what will.

I have a few more old favorites for ya. How about the Shogun Warriors style shows? Ultraman with his magic "pen?" that could transform him into a hundred story giant monster stopper.

Or Giant Robot, the answer to every kids dreams who has ever been bullied. Whenever, oh lets say a giant monster, attacks this kids town he yells into his wristwatch... "Giant Robot LAUNCH!" Then this thing blasts off with as much flame as the space shuttle. It was cool too, the way the kid could fly in the robots hand.

Or Battle of the Planets. The one where all the characters could fly and wore bird suits, and the team jet could burst into flame and fly faster.

But how about this for an obscure reference. I remember seeing it only one halloween. All these kids go trick or treating at this creepy house, and this scary witch lady turns them into their respective costumes for real. In other words, the guy with a bed sheet over him suddenly becomes a real ghost. Yikes. I think it was called Halloween: Witches Night Out.

Great reading about these cool old shows.

Does anyone remember the name of the cop/detective show that starred a heavy set guy with mustache and slickly combed back black hair? He was nothing to look at but good at solving crimes. It was during the early/middle 70's. I think the show was the guy's name -- kinda like "Columbo." It's driving me nuts trying to remember it. I can't sleep. Help!!!
- sleepless in Santa Cruz

Does anyone remember the name of the cop/detective show that starred a heavy set guy with mustache and slickly combed back black hair? He was nothing to look at but good at solving crimes. It was during the early/middle 70's. I think the show was the guy's name -- kinda like "Columbo." It's driving me nuts trying to remember it. I can't sleep. Help!!!
- sleepless in Santa Cruz

Steve Hebel,

That kinda sounds like the mid 80s Private Eye show Mike Hammer (or Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer) starring Stacey Keach http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086760/, but if its a fat guy PI in the 70s my vote goes to Cannon (1971-76) starring William Conrad http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066636/.


This is actually a followup question to this previous post (listed below), but I am trying to find any website with pictures of this fella (Michael Magee is his name, right?) Can anyone help? Thanks!!

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This is going to sound odd....but my best friend and I have memories of a children's science show from the 80's where the host wore a flesh toned body suit that had pictures of muscles and veins on it.He was on a set with a huge prop of a human heart.He kind of resembled the "greatest american hero".He had the same sort of curly afro hair.We have not been able to find out any info on this show.I think it was on PBS.Anyone remember this?

Posted by melissa at February 2, 2004 07:54 PM
Melissa,

That would have been Body Man from the classic Canadian tv show 'Yes You Can', which spun off the Raccoons, and also featured Harry Hogg & Coach Cuddles.


Posted by Dave Cox at February 3, 2004 02:13 PM

Does anyone remember a tv series in the 80's. A male model who was a bit of a hero, theme tune I Need A Hero later sung by Bonnie Tyler. Can't remember the name and it's driving me potty.

Debs,

The show you are looking for was called "Cover Up", and the theme song was Bonnie Tyler's 'Holding Out For A Hero' (although it was sung by a Bonnie soundalike!), from 1984. For more info follow the link:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086690/

Hi. Does anyone remember a show called "Sebastian and the seven cities of gold"? all i remember is it was about this kid(sebastian)who had a part of a necklace and i think a girl on the oppisite side of the world had the other half. and the whole show was about trying to find one another and to find the city of gold. am i crazy?

MattGuy613@yahoo.com

Anyone remember this?:

A children's science show from the 80's (late 80's?), that consisted of two (or three) English kids doing just science experiments. There was also some sort of robot that helped out. It was on PBS.

Matt,
The animated show you are referring to was actually called "Esteban & the Seven Cities of Gold", and sometimes broadcast as "The Mysterious Cities of Gold". It was an amazing show based on a very old book. I remember the Golden Condor. They don't make 'em like that anymore, thats for sure. Check it out:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122356/

Hi, I am racking my brains trying to remember a TV show. I believe it was some time in the 70' s or 80's about a father who was a cartoonists and he would draw out different scenarios in his life and erase them and create others. If anyone remembers this name I would be very grateful if you would share it with me...thanks so much...Dawn

Hi...i was wondering if anyone remembers a show...it was a canadian kids show whichc featured a house where the windows were its eyes and the door was the mouth and there was a person dressed up as a record who played wooden spoons??? if anyone has any info please email me at starshine116@hotmail.com
thanx!

Hey ya'll.. im looking for a show about a castle, it was a puppet type show and it had a little, i think, she was a sorceress and she wore a i think purple hat with stars on it, there was a dragon and a other characters.. i have been racking my brain trying to figure it out but i cant find any sites with it on it or not i think it was in the Chicago area tv stationi think it was Eurikas Castle... or somthing like that.. please if you have any info or anything Email me at Bravewarrioress@aol.com Thanks ever so much Kay

This is obscure as any, and it may be a longshot...but does anybody remember the name of a sitcom in the mid to late 1980's about a detective/cop/pi type guy who slept with his gun under his pillow? A .44 magnum I think? This has been driving me nuts. Pretty sure it lasted less than one season.

I found some links to some of those old shows I mentioned in my earlier post. I hope they help some of you to find your old favorites too. Or mebbe even some new favz. ;)

Johhny Socko and his Giant Robot!(aka Giant Robo)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170962/

Ultraman (1972)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068145/

Battle of the Planets (1978)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076983/

Witches Night Out (1978)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078500/

Also here is one more obscure one. This wasn't really a series, but they replayed it so many times on HBO it could have been. The storys main hook is this flashy gun that makes YOUR sense of time stop while the world keeps going on around you. This guy is doing dishes, gets zapped, and now the water is overflowing the sink and several hours have passed. Ummm.. What happened? He has no idea. Its called Looker.

Looker (1981)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082677/

Sorry folks, but I really misspelled that one.

It should read:

Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot (aka Giant Robo)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170962/

I am wondering if anyone remembers a show that was about a bunch of troll like things that was on in the 80's.

addendum to previous question...... this show was on Saturdays and I think the "troll like" beings were able to travel through a portal of some sort. They were always after humans and if they bit them they were turned into them.
THis is the most that I can remember of it. I really hope that someone has seen this show and can help me out as it has bothered me and everyone around me (mostly because I keep bothering them with it) Thank you.

Carly,

The show with the talking house, as well as a talking boot, was a Canadian show called Readalong:
http://members.rogers.com/ambrozic/tvo/readalong.html

Kayleena,

You are close, the show you are looking for is called Eureeka's Castle:
http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-8816/

Johnny Vegas,

I'm pretty sure the sitcom you are looking for might have been "Sledgehammer". It was on from Sep 86 to June '88, and is soon coming to dvd. Check out there official site:
http://www.sledgehammeronline.com/

Hi! I've been trying to identify a show from the 70's or 80's. I think this was only ever a pilot. It was a variation on the "secret crime-fighting organization" concept and what I remember is that a young woman was recruited into them, but at the end they have a department that can erase all your memories up to a certain point (kind of the first hint of Men In Black!) and so she ends up not even knowing she's had all these adventures. I also remember their headquarters was reached by an elevator where an agent turned a special key that flipped over the normal floor descriptions to those of the secret departments. I think the Black Department was the one that could erase your memories. Help!

Didn't TVOntario have a short-lived series called "Dr.Whom and the Case of the English Language" that tied into their showing of Dr.Who?

No one I know remembers this show from the late 70's. It was short-lived but one of my favourites. It was the story of about 5-6 kids from different nationalities shipwrecked on an island. One was an American, another German, I think one Japanese. I seem to remember the theme song as >the lost island> or something like that. I'd appreciate if anyone can remember a little about this great show.

Does anyone know where i can find any information on Zoobily Zoo? Like a website or something?

Chris,

That was a great show! It was an Australian production called the Lost Islands, made in 1976. Check out the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072535/
A Hurricane nearly sinks the "United World", a ship holding 40 teenagers from all around the world. 35 flee the ship on time - 5 are left behind, and end up on 2 islands unknown to the outside world, inhabited by people who got there under similar circumstances 200 years ago. The islands are ruled by a supposedly 200 year old immortal tyrant called "The Que", who would very much like to see them dead, so while running for their lives they make friends among the locals, even local very close to the Que.

Does anyone remember the name of a show with puppets-I believe it was candian-it had a talking boot and a granny(who kind of creeped me out as a kid) and they would read and sound out words. Another show was the "giggle-snort hotel". It had real person who ran the front desk and puppets as occupants-one who resembled W.C. Fields and a guy called the "shusher" who would go around shushing people.

Shane-o,

This comes up alot over here. The series in question with Granny, Boot, Mr Bones, Pretty, and The Thing is Readalong:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212689/
Here is also a link to Giglesnort Hotel:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0370143/

Thanks Dave. I also want to find out what show had the guy who was a detective in a big kangaroo outfit and talked to Mr Big about math problems. Thought it was Square One TV:math-net, but not sure.

Does anyone remember a show from either the late 80s or early 90s that was about some kind of detectives? I think there was a man and a women who were the main characters. I only remember one episode..... they went to a house and there were several guests who each had a different room signified by a different color( red room , green room, etc)and one would disappear every night. The butler I think turned out to be behind it all and he was keeping them all locked in a room or something. But the theme music was like....... dum duh dum-dum. Please someone help me!!

Sarah-Anne: Hart to Hart? Just a wild guess, really.

What about the show that had the letters of the alphabet who could talk and they were puppets. The a was a girl and she would be like "achoo" because she was A, and the B liked buttons, and V liked vests... could anyone help me?

Sarah-Anne> THe show you're thinking of is Square One TV: Math Net. This is a good site:http://home.comcast.net/~nspil/sq1.htm

Does anybody know where I can or if I can buy all of the series of Magum P.I.?

I remember The City of Gold - very educational, with a little segment at the end of each episode explaining a bit about the Aztec culture. That show went on for ever...
I wonder if anyone can help me find a website containing info on these shows - show on Australian TV mid 80's: Metal Mickey (British, the robot sometimes did a dance and sang along 'boogie, boogie' in a robot voice, he lived with a family that were always doing the same thing - mother washing dishes, father talking to plants, son and daughter looking at themselves in the mirror and body building - had to take energy pills like Roger Ramjet)
This one's a bit more obscure - I think it was called Adventure Valley, and the theme song was Waltzing Matilda, but different words - a group of kids living in the bush together, having good clean fun, but continually sabotaged by the heinous Spider Gang, who had a spider drawn on their palms, and a grown-up helper who looked like Kevin Spacey - any one but me ever heard it?

how fun to laugh and remember all those shows! lol! okay, my brain is sprained from trying to remember two shows......could ya'll help me, pleez?
a.) does anyone remember a low-budget show on afternoon tv, made by and shown on WTBS, it was the show that aired right before their other original series (at that time), "ROCKY ROAD". (remember that one? the ice cream shop on the beach. lol!) anyway, my missing show: it was about a family being raised by a big brother or something? i remember the older brother guy and he went on to do car commercials. there was of course, a snotty lil' brother and the daughter was named LISSA. any info would be greatly appreciated! :) :)
b.) my other brain boggle is a short lived show on nbc that was basically homocide meets csi. the title was letter. like h.somthing.somthing? sound familiar? i remember they investiged crimes and crime scenes.

thanks for the trip down memory lane! i hope you can help my mental health by jogging my memory w/those titles! thanks in advance!

peace, luv, etc.
amnesia

I remember bits of a tv show (think it was late 70's) the thing i remember most is this amphibias vehicle with teeth painted down the side and people with muskets, it all seemed to take place in the jungle or woods, can anybody help please?

Im looking for the name of a show in the early to mid-eighties that had monkeys/chimpanzees in it and one of them was named Mr. Smith. That's all I remember but I now I loved it as a kid! any info would help.

Hi. Can someone please help me. Im trying to think of a certain show. It came out in the early to mid 80s and it was a cartoon. Like a japanese anime. And it had this kid with a huge white dog. and he traveled around. I believe he was trying to either get to his dying mother or find something for her. I anyone has any info please let me know. Thanks.

Hi. Can someone please help me. Im trying to think of a certain show. It came out in the early to mid 80s and it was a cartoon. Like a japanese anime. And it had this kid with a huge white dog. and he traveled around. I believe he was trying to either get to his dying mother or find something for her. If anyone has any info please let me know. Thanks.

Harriet's Magic hat? (Boy that Canadian public access TV). The 80s were the days of provincial public TV. I watch more American PBS than the Canadain public channels.

Then there were the music video programs (before the cable music video channel(s) overtook the market).

Now here's a tough one. I don't think this show ever went past the pilot, but it was about a couple of scientists who create this android guy. I remember it vaguely, but the parts that really stick to my head: him showing off his android skills by break dancing, and him coming back from surfing with his wet suit torn because a shark bit him and he was like "It's no big deal.." The android guy bore a remarkable resemblance to Buddy Lembeck of Charles in Charge.

Here's one for you. tv series didn't last long,
don't think. About a ship that sank with a 100
people traped inside. The people survive and make
a living, inside the ship, at the bottom of the ocean.
Then 80 yrs. later, some divers discover the ship.
And the story begins, of course it never had a
ending, so no closer for us.
Anybody remember that one?

Anyone remember an 80's show about a guy who always wore white suites, I think, and had a stopwatch that would stop time for everyone except him and his female friend? I think he acted proper, maybe like he was British or something. Also, there was a series about a cop who gained superpowers from observing an experimental missle exploding but temporaraly lost them when he saw the color red. This was not the "Greatest American Hero", as there were no aliens involved that I remember. The "Hero" didn't lose his powers; he just never learned how to fully use them because he lost the instruction manual.

I do remember the TV movie,"The Girl the gold watch and everything" he could stop time and it was Robert Hayes, and I can't remember the Girls name... I think there was a second TV movie made called "The Girl The Gold Watch and Dynamite"

Does anyone remember a tv show in the late 50's or early 60's about a family who moved form the city to the country to live on a ranch or a farm? It was very similar to a show called Apple's Way but it came on many years before Apple's Way. The husband seemed to be away a lot leaving the wife to "man the ranch" and keep up with the kids. I think there were only two kids. The rich family members and friends from the city would come to visit and were always surprised how good the wife looked even though she did most of the work on the ranch. What was the name of that show? I was only about 6 or 8 years old at the time, but it was my favorite.

Barbara...
Could it be "The Real McCoys"? Just a guess. I think that there was something odd about the show, maybe a character written off like they were never there or something. Anyway, about my two shows. It appears that I may have been thinking about two made-for-TV movies called "Super Fuzz (1981)" and "The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything (1980)". Could have swore that they were a series. Probably just watched them more times than I should have.

Thanks but no, it wasn't the Real McCoys. I well remember that show as well. The show I am thinking about was a man and his wife and I think just two kids, there were no grand parents. The were in their early teens ( a girl and a boy) I think the girls name was Kelly but not sure. The time frame was 50's because they had cars of that time frame. The husband had been an executive of some sort in the city. I don't know the reason they moved to the country to live on a ranch, but on one episode (I remember it as though it were just yesterday) the man's mother came to visit and the moment she got out of the car and saw the wife, she said "what has my son done to you". Upon closer inspection of her daughter-in-law, she realized the woman was just glowing, making her realize that that country life agreed with her.

I remember watching it one night of the week and the very next night, The Real McCoys came on. That was also one of my favorites.

Up until about 2 years ago, I could remember the name of the show I am looking for. somehow, it now escapes me. I even found it on the internet a year or so ago.

Thanks , Barbara

ok, mego and gam?

ring a bell?

two asian kids with matching red sweater vests and, i think, um space type hats? they like fought monsters and stuff...

figured it's worth i shot, thanks!

ok, i think i may have been referring to giant robo. i just blocked out the giant robo, and remembered sweater vests. go figure...

thanks, i wouldn't have made the connection if i hadn't found this.

Back to the tv show I'm trying to remember. I believe it came on about the same time frame that The Hathaways (show with 3 chimps starring Peggy Cass) came on. You wouldn't really call it a western but it was not a situation comedy either, though it had some very funny stuff in it. I wish I could remember the actors who starred in it, but I can't. Does this ring any bells for any one? The boy had dark hair and I think he was the oldest child. The girl was blonde I think and wore her hair in a pony tail. I think the woman's name was Kate or Katie.

"no two kids are quite the same, growing up's a learning game, but if you use your head you'll always win, just like the edison twins"-I really enjoyed this show when I was a kid- does anyone know a good web site for this show?

i was going crazy asking everyone i know about a tv show from the 80's people thought i was insane....all i could remember was the ice cream shop on the beach.. and then i stumble across it on this site in parenthasis no less...how great is that my only problem is i can't find anything about anywhere except tvtome and i would love to see some pics from the show please if anyone knows any good links for it please post them so i can enjoy more pieces from my past...thanks so much...wheres dave when you need him

i was going crazy asking everyone i know about a tv show from the 80's people thought i was insane....all i could remember was the ice cream shop on the beach.. and then i stumble across it on this site in parenthasis no less...how great is that my only problem is i can't find anything about anywhere except tvtome and i would love to see some pics from the show please if anyone knows any good links for it please post them so i can enjoy more pieces from my past...thanks so much...wheres dave when you need him

i was going crazy asking everyone i know about a tv show from the 80's people thought i was insane....all i could remember was the ice cream shop on the beach.. and then i stumble across it on this site in parenthasis no less...how great is that my only problem is i can't find anything about anywhere except tvtome and i would love to see some pics from the show please if anyone knows any good links for it please post them so i can enjoy more pieces from my past...thanks so much...wheres dave when you need him

i was going crazy asking everyone i know about a tv show from the 80's people thought i was insane....all i could remember was the ice cream shop on the beach.. and then i stumble across it on this site in parenthasis no less...how great is that my only problem is i can't find anything about anywhere except tvtome and i would love to see some pics from the show please if anyone knows any good links for it please post them so i can enjoy more pieces from my past...thanks so much...wheres dave when you need him

I am trying to remember the name of a show that came on in the late 70s, early 80s. A gang of kids that solved puzzles?? I remember 2 girls that were sisters of some of the boys in the gang, they were always playing with their dolls.
Does this ring any bells with anyone?
I think it came on on Sunday mornings?

Thanks

Anyone know of a show that screened in New Zealand in the 80s. The theme music was "A Haunting We Will Go" and it had a guy dressed in white called "Count Homogenised" and he used to drink milk, and was set in a haunted house or something.

please help , i am trying to figure out a childrens tv show , with someone i belive was called commander or something like it , captain maybe ( not captain kangaroo ) , anyway he would draw on this hugh board and it was like a small city and shapes everywhere , and in the show he would show kids also how to draw , and he had some characters as well to help him along in it , it was really cool , and i would love to know what it was called , and possibly how to get a copy of some of the shows . thanks

OK gang, sorry, I've been swamped, but I'll try and catch up...
Joy: The monkey show with an ape named Mr Smith was simply titled Mr Smith (1983). Try these links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/m/mrsmith_1299002214.shtml

Shane-O: Ah the Edison Twins, classic Canadiana again starring Marnie McPhail & Andrew Sabiston. These are available on VHS. Theres not much but for links try these:
http://www.jessicasteen.com/edison.html
http://epguides.com/EdisonTwins/

Shaylene: Rocky Road, eh. Not much out there but the cast listing here might help you find some pics:
http://epguides.com/RockyRoad/

Angus: not only was the theme song A Haunting We Will Go, but that was the title of the show as well, from 1976. Not much out there on this one, sorry, but it starred Russell Smith as Count Homogenised....

Okay. This one has had me puzzled for a long time(over 15 years.) When I was about 3 or 4('81-'82),they showed Screen Gems "Partridge Family" and "Brady Bunch" on a certain network. Between the segments(commercials),there was a show(not sure whether it was an actual show or commercial),but there were like 5 teenagers and a dog(and a big blue puppet which looked like the skipper on "Gilligan's Island",)and they were in this cool-looking '50s dragster(you know,the shark fins and everything),and they would fly through space and fight crime. It was really cool,and the name was something like the "Morning Bunch" or the "Breakfast Bunch." My brother and I both thought it was pretty rad. Well,if anybody has any information on this program, I would be much obliged,and I would definitely love to see it again(for old time's sake.) Well,thanks. Bye. BTW-Speaking of old & forgotten,I do remember "Automan." Thought it was cool back then,now probably wouldn't admit to have seen it(you know,to my friends and stuff.)How about this one:how many people do you think honestly remember a little-known Disney Channel show with George Plimpton called "Mousterpiece Theater?" Well,I certainly do!

Okay. This one has had me puzzled for a long time(over 15 years.) When I was about 3 or 4('81-'82),they showed Screen Gems "Partridge Family" and "Brady Bunch" on a certain network. Between the segments(commercials),there was a show(not sure whether it was an actual show or commercial),but there were like 5 teenagers and a dog(and a big blue puppet which looked like the skipper on "Gilligan's Island",)and they were in this cool-looking '50s dragster(you know,the shark fins and everything),and they would fly through space and fight crime. It was really cool,and the name was something like the "Morning Bunch" or the "Breakfast Bunch." My brother and I both thought it was pretty rad. Well,if anybody has any information on this program, I would be much obliged,and I would definitely love to see it again(for old time's sake.) Well,thanks. Bye. BTW-Speaking of old & forgotten,I do remember "Automan." Thought it was cool back then,now probably wouldn't admit to have seen it(you know,to my friends and stuff.)How about this one:how many people do you think honestly remember a little-known Disney Channel show with George Plimpton called "Mousterpiece Theater?" Well,I certainly do!

In the early to mid-80’s there was a anime type show. More of a Japanese, Godzilla type show. It had a guy, that was a superhero and fought bad guys and moths and things. And he work a suit like iron man, or the rocketteer or something of that nature...And he was gold, maybe silver...Does anyone know what I’m talking about?
It wasn't a cartoon though...

Ted,

Sounds like you are referring to Ultraman, which has popped up on tv in many different names and forms, but was most popular in the 70s. Also had a bunch of movies, and went head to head with Godzilla. There is a lot out there on, here's a good start:
http://www.ultraman.com.br/

http://www.japanhero.com/ultraman%20images/ultra_gallery.htm

Late 70's or early 80's-more 80's now that I think about it-there was a show, possibly only the pilot or movie of the week, about this super-mult-sectioned-oversized luxury coach bus ala 'love boat' plot, or some kind of dramedy-ish deal. Any clue, or did I dream this in some drug induced nightmare!?!?!?

Kim,

You just described about a dozen shows of the same ilk, can you remember any more....was it British, if so it might be Enid Blyton's 'The Famous Five'.

Dave,

Wow! Thats an obscure one. It was a movie called 'The Big Bus' about a giant nuclear-powered bus complete with a bowling alley and pool. It was a disaster movie spoof like Airplane, but predates it (1976). Starring Ned Beatty, Ruth Gordon, Richard Mulligan, Larry Hagman, Lynn Redgrave, Stockard Channing, and tons more. Everything that could go wrong on the bus does. Check it out:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074205/

Thanks Dave,
I knew that one was a curve ball-heck it was a screwball-but you hit it right outta the park! That movie had been bugging myself and a few others for nigh on 7 years! Of course, I've since lost touch with the other 'wonderers', and hadn't seriously gone searching until the other day when I stumbled on your site. Ya know, for years people have been insisting that the movie I was refering to was 'Ark'. I knew they were waaaay wrong.
Thanks again and keep up the good work!
Dave

ok dave help me out again...in 84 or 85 there was a program, probably on nova...or pbs, about two kids i remember them sliding down a huge tunnel that took them to another land or world or something.. the slide was like a water park slide i think it was black and white.. maybe had something to do with aliens.. ring any bells.. i remember watching it in class in fith grade would've been 1984... they had to try to find there way back.. it might have been an actual series but i don't remember enough i think the kids were maybe 9-12 years old...please help...thanks

I am trying to remember a tv show- it may be a false memory. It was a family or group of crime fighting carnival people and Ernest (Know what I mean?) was in it.

Vicki (April 24,2004),
It took awhile but I remebered the neame of the boat and thus the title of this made-for-tv flick about a luxury liner that sinks in WWII and their are survivors trapped in an air pocket inside for decades...it was called Goliath Awaits:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082461/

Dave,
It was a US show, I think on public television.A lot like the little raskels but a 70's version. Driving me nuts because that's about all I can remember about the show.
Thanks for your help,
Kim

hello again... does anyone recall the name of a show about some highschool or college kids and possibly a father or both parents set in a loft apartment.. they had a big red velvet couch and a round table they always sat at.... it was a sitcom may 86 or 87... i remember one of the lead girls in the show had long blond hair.. she later went on to star in other sitcoms and made for tv movies... including one from the same time frame about a girl whose mom remarries a man with a son her same age... and they all live together but the two kids fall in love and try to hide it from the parents who eventually find out anyway... i believe the two kids were friends or seeing eachother first. anyway now ive gone off on a tangent.. but if you remember either of these two shows...names, web links....please post.. thanks for your help.. i love this site

hello again... does anyone recall the name of a show about some highschool or college kids and possibly a father or both parents set in a loft apartment.. they had a big red velvet couch and a round table they always sat at.... it was a sitcom may 86 or 87... i remember one of the lead girls in the show had long blond hair.. she later went on to star in other sitcoms and made for tv movies... including one from the same time frame about a girl whose mom remarries a man with a son her same age... and they all live together but the two kids fall in love and try to hide it from the parents who eventually find out anyway... i believe the two kids were friends or seeing eachother first. anyway now ive gone off on a tangent.. but if you remember either of these two shows...names, web links....please post.. thanks for your help.. i love this site

Jason,

That is no false memory that was a show from 1983 called "The Rousters" which started as a made for tv movie. Also stars Mimi Rogers & Hoyt Axton:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086211/

dave ,

thanks for overlooking my question all together , it seems like everyone else gets a reply why not me ? is there any way to figure out the show i have been scrambling my brain to figure out ? it was a childrens show with a person i think called commander , where he drew and taught kids how to draw shapes and shading , and he had different characters to help him out in the show , he drew on a hugh board , of a world that was mostly like cartoon aliens and so fourth , in thier own space cities , it was really cool , and i would really like to know what it was called if you can find out for me , it is most appreciated . thanks

Can anyone remember a show were a man probaly
a vicar and had a boy in a suitcase
this is driving a friend mad for more info on it
so please help

Perhaps you could try typing with capital letters, proper punctuations, and correct spellings. Your attempt to turn babbling into a literary style is quite disconcerting to those of us with at least a semblance of an education. Even so, I would name your show if I had the answer.

PV2 Dave B,

Sorry I didn't answer your question, I have been trying to research it as I personally don't have a clue on this one. I will keep looking, but as it stands right now: no clue.

Terry,
This is a little vague, and sounds more like an episode or movie than a syndicated show. If you could get more info that would definitely help.

Darren,
Thanks man, this comment was directed at me, even though I don't run this site.

Do you know of an early 80's kids sci-fi show with Japanese actors where there was a little boy who would blow a whistle to enlist the help of his 3 friends? 1 blow of the whistle called a little boy rocket, 2 blows of the whistle called the larger mother rocket, and 3 blows of the whistle called the largest father rocket person.

This is driving me nuts. I used to watch it every day after school.

HELP!!! ok heres a good one, i need help with a show from around late 70's to 80's (i think)
it was about an old bloke who had a scrapyard and built a rocket to go to the moon, oh i hope someone can help its realy bugging me now!!
thx :)

I am trying to recall a show that the main actor killed himself on the set. All I can remember is the theme song being "I need a Hero" Any thoughts?

please.. ive been checking this site faithfully every day and still no response... if you have any info on the two shows i mentioned i would be forever greatfull...i know , dave, your not the official on this site.. but you definately have the answers...if you know nothing of these two shows please make mention so i can stop buggin everyone.. untill then keep up the good work and as always i LOVE this site

Organgrinder,

You are looking for Salvage 1 (the old guy being Andy Griffith) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078681/

Rebecca,
The show was "Cover Up", the song was "Holding Out For A Hero", the year was 1984, and the actor was "Jon-Erik Hexum". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086690/

If you have a second, skim through the previous posts; both these questions have been posted and answered b4, plus lots of other shows from your past that will trigger memories and nostalgia.

Shaylene,

I'm still looking and racking my brain bud

Art Klugh,

You are looking for a show from 1967 (showing your age) called "The Space Giants", and it kicked ass! It was a cross between Godzilla, Johnny Sokko & Ultraman, a precursor to Power Rangers. Beware the LUGOMEN!
Check it out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061299/

Thx!!!!! i can sleep now (",)

Organgrinder:
You may also be interested in the 1967 movie "The Reluctant Astronaut." This movie starred Don Knotts with pretty much the same overall plot but without Andy Griffith in it.

KARINA,
this may be a little info too late but the rags to riches you mentioned was a miniseries or movie in 87.. i remember my sister and i had recorded it and watched it over and over again.. we have since taped over that and lost the movie to our memories but how nice of you to reignite it.. i believe they sang or the movie was a musical....but i know it wasnt an actual tv series.. i know you probably won't read this info but for anybody else there you go...and enjoy...p.s...the name of the movie was infact "rags to riches"

wow, these messages really bring back memories!
a few shows i remember vaguely, was wondering if anyone had any info on them.
first, "tales of the gold monkey" i remember it was in the jungle and at the beginning of the show there was a plane landing on water
a couple of shows on nickelodeon--- turkey t.v.... it had the "gnu news" and some prank phone calls if i remember correctly.
Pinwheel... I can still sing the theme in my head
there was one episode where a puppet buys all the raffle tickets except one and lost.
Automan was pretty cool... was that a delorean he drove?!?
What was the name of the cartoon where the toys would hang from strings and slide from one side to the other? i think it was on around 1988.
Lastly, remember when wheel of fortune had that prize thing at the end of each round, and there was always that crappy ceramic dalmation to buy? you could carry over your money at the end of each round too. "once you buy a prize...its yours to keep"

After reading all these postings, its funny what you remember. Anyways, if anyone has any info, i'd greatly appreciate it.

Shaylene,

It wouldn't be 'My Two Dads' wold it? I remember a red couch in the shape of a corvetter front. A young giovanni Ribisi starred in this also along with Paul Reiser as one of the dads.

Could someone help please.
All i remember of my 80's (possibly 70's) show is the beginning opened with a young man with very bright eyes in the back of a car leaving (or maybe arriving) at a huge house (possibly a castle). He looked very sad, i think he lost his parents?? He may've had special powers, or maybe had an anger problem (not the hulk) His eyes may've turned yellow??

the opening theme was a very slow and sad tune.

...and i think the name of it was one word like 'passion' or something.

Okay, surely some of you folks in your 50's and 60's remember this show. It came on in the late 50's or early 60's. A wealthy, successful businessman decides to leave the city and his sophistcated job and move his family to the country to live on a ranch or farm. I think it was a ranch. It was a real adjustment for the family (two kids I think, a boy and a girl). The husband seemed to be away a lot leaving the wife at the ranch to take care of things. She was often trying to repair things on the ranch and of course always mastered the job. The husbands snooty mother often visited from the city and was appalled at how her son and his wife were living. The family however, seemed to be thriving in their new surroundings. I can't remember who starred in it or the name of the show. It was very similar to a show that came on many years later called Apple's Way. Can anyone remember this show besides me? I was about 8 years old at the time, but it was my favorite.

Thanks,
Babs

thanks trina,,
but my two dads was not the show i was thinking of although i did like that show....the one im thinking of was 2 or 3 kids late teens early twenties...maybe 2 girls and one boy...it was a lot like too close for comfort and came on around the same time frame..still trying to figure this one out.. or even the lifetime like movie.. if anyone knew this girls name that i spoke of then maybe i could look her up and find the name of the old series but until then thanks for all...and keep it up

Correction on Automan: He was a Program that could only manifest at night (due to power needed), named aptly enough "Automan". He had a sidekick named "Bit" that could transform into what ever Automan needed at the time, be it a car, plane, what ever. Remember, the car could only turn at 90 degree angles.

Okay late 70's early 80's Saturday morning kids TV show about a young prince and his guardian alien that was from another planet and he was hiding on earth because he parents were overthrown on their world. Anyone have a clue...the title was Little Prince(not the book) or something of that nature.

Steve1001, that was called The Powers Of Matthew Starr I believe.

Now here's one I'd like solved please: It was a kid's show, possibly preschool, and it had a guy in a black bowler's hat and he came out of a closet at night and played with the toys in the kid's room. He was short, wore a nightshirt thing and had no legs but had polished oxfords or something. I also don't think he had arms, just hands. This was somewhere around the early 80's in Vancouver, Canada. Anyone? Thanks!

OH God. I just got off of a nine hour bus ride, trying in vain to find someone who could remember the show with the car that turned at 90 degree angles. Thank you for reminding me that it was automan. Does anyone remember a show about a a little girl? who get trapped in a house and there was a scary red room behind a firepace. Might have been an afterschool special.
Anyone remember a show with Jack Klugman and John Stamos being father and son who were reunited after some years for some reason. Pretty sure it was called "You, Again?' What I can't remember was wether it was a drama or comedy or what?

Chad,
If you know the name of an actor, it's easy to find the show/movie -- check IMDB. You Again? was indeed the name of the show with Klugman: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090550/

Hey, gosh I LOVE this site, brings back some memories. I was reading a few comments and one mentioned a bookstore w/ two teens and puppet mice, that was a Canadian show called Bookmice, and another comment mentioned a house w/ windows as eyes and a door as a mouth, I believe that was called Size Small Island (another Canadian show). Does anyone remember any other late 80's- early 90's Canadian children's shows?

Does anyone remember a show that was about undersea creatures or crabs or something like that. I just vaguely remember people dressed in orange colored costumes and some dark caves as part of the set. I thinkg it ran only a couple of times in the After School Specials. I think it ran about the same time as The Land of the Lost.

We are being driven crazy searching for the name of an obscure television show. The lead character becomes a puppet by twisting his ring when crossing over into the forest. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! We can't sleep until we find out the name of the show!!!

Thanks!!!!!!!!

Where can I buy "Bear called Jeremy on VHS"? or find it on the net?

There is one animation I'm desperate to find out more about. I don't know why, I've seen it on TV twice, and was captivated by it each time. It seemed to be about a bear and a crow (With striped black trousers) who were on some kind of adventure. It was stop-frame animation, and the crow had a suitcase that would transform into different things, like a boat and a helicopter.

And it had the most swetest tune running through it that still goes through my head! ...do be do be doo... ... do do be do be ...

Does anyone remember this? What was the name of it? Also, The secret of ISIS is one series I just about remember, seems to be long forgotten, hardly ever see references to it! It was about an foxy archeologist who discovered the amulet of ISIS. When she put it on, lo and behond she would be transformed into the Goddess complete with godlike superpowers!

Does anyone remember Alphabet Soup? I can't find anything on the net about it.

Hi ,
i am looking for a show from the early 80's ,
it was an animated show about bikers , a good group and a gang of bad mutants or something like this ( i remember the bad guys had a red sign on their faces ) .
if you know the name of this show , it will be great to know .
thanks

I have been trying to remember a show from my childhood, and this looks like the place to ask. I think the show used to be on Nickelodeon. It was a puppet show, not Spitting Image, and I believe was set in a hotel. The Janitor was a dragon named Stanley Steamer, I believe. The clearest memeory I have is from the final episode where aliens land on the roof of the hotel. The show had to be from the late 70's early 80's cause I remember watching it at my Grandparents house. Any help would be appreciated.

It finally came to me. THe name of the show was Gigglesnort Hotel. The dragon's name wasn't Stanley it was Dirty Dragon. And it was the hotel that was the ship. Man that had been bugging me for years tyring to remember the name.

I,m 43 years old and still remember watching black and white television. Somewhere in my childhood I remember seeing an after school speacial of a boy who finds a dinosaur egg and a triceratops hatches from this egg after which he names it "uncle beasley". Please tell me I'm not dreaming this. Is it a book? This was not a pilot or series.

Hey, I was wondering if anyone could tell me the name of this loopy show.... it took place mostly in the main characters' living room and back yard, where he could talk to the animals and hear them (but it was not Dr. Doolittle)There was a gorilla (a man dressed up in a scary gorilla costume) and a Tucan bird, both of which had very distinct voices. His family was not aware of his ability to talk to them. The gorilla would always show up at his window to have him help them out. The theme song was was "In the Jungle" but no one seems to remember this show...and I dont think it lasted more than one season. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

Ralle, your comment got deleted...sorry. :-( Please resubmit it if you would. Thanks.

Shaylene,
Could the movie be 'Sins of Innocence' with Megan Follows...? I'm not familiar with the TV series you speak of, but I remember that movie.

I have been trying to remember the name of "Misfits of Science" for over a year. I finally found it here. Thanks to whoever posted it. Also I went and looked up the stars of it and Courtney Cox was in it. Crazy!!!

I'm looking for a show from my childhood. In 1972-73 my family lived in Chicago. My brother and I used to watch a show everyday after school that consisted solely of puppets and was quite scary to us at the time. It was not "Eureeka's Castle" nor "Giggle-Snort Hotel". Any help?

I am also looking for the claymation show "Jeremy" Does anyone know where to find it on VHS or DVD? Or even a website? There was one at the top but the link wasn't working...

The show about the guy in the body suit was not Body Man, it was "Slim Goodbody". He had curly blonde hair and wore a leotard airbrushed with bones/veins/internal organs on it.

The drawing show DaveB was asking about was "Mark Kistler's Imagination Station" where the guy would draw on a huge board and usually drew other planet landscape/cityscape type stuff with weird creatures and intricate buildings and such.

Thanks to the rest of you for reminding me of Voyagers, Real People, Out of this World, Small Wonder, etc. I had completely forgotten that these shows even existed until reading this.

This is to Mike, I believe the show that you are talking about was "Belle and Sebastian". It was on Nickelodeon in "85 or "86. It was also one of my faves!!

i remember an 80's show where there was a team of vigilatnes? maybe swat team members off duty that did drug busts and go to keep the cars, jewelry etc that they got from the bust. Anyone?

I remember a show from the 70's that featured a gorilla (someone in costume, not a real animal) teamed up with a dark-haired man. The man was definitely on other shows in small supporting roles, but I haven't seen him since. He was easily in his forties back then. One of them wore one of those propeller hats. What I remember most is that these two had missions to accomplish that they were given via cassette-taped messages that would "self-destruct" in so many seconds. Sound familiar?

I was wondering if anyone remembers a cartoon that I think was from the 80's. In it there was a girl, a princess with long blonde hair who had these animals that kind of resembled little squirrels or chipmunks, something cute and furry like that, and instead of tails made from fur they had long hair that was blue or pink or yellow. And they would clip in her hair whenever she performed whatever power that she had. I also remember that she had a dog named Prince, who was actually a prince and of course, in love with her. If anyone can remember anything about this, I would really appreciate this. I've told this to everyone I know and they all look at me like I'm crazy, so if would be nice if I could tell them a name.
Thanks

Hello,

I remember watching a TV show from the 60's or early 70's about a group of young people stranded on a deserted island. No one knows they're there, there are plenty of furnished uninhabited houses on the island, and the stranded people find out the island is going to be used for nuclear testing.

I can't remember the name of the show, I don't remember what channel it was on, and no one I talk to remembers this show. Am I crazy?

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

Regards,

Kenny from New Jersey

Hey does any one remember the show called That's Cat I used to watch it when I was a kid, it was always on about 6 a.m. normally followed by Godzilla. I have been trying to find it on the web, but I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know where I can look, if some one can tell me I would truely appreciate it Thank You Very Much!!! :)
~*.'AngelWinks'.*~

Help! I am trying to remember the name of a show from the 70's or 80's. A group of outlaws are escaping from a posse when they go through a timewarp transporting them to modern day Texas? Even though they still have the money from the robbery they have to start up a security company. It only lasted one season. Does this sound familiar to anyone??

Hello and and a gigantic thank you to whoever can help me.

The premise was a couple of dating teenagers had to take three younger kids to an amusement park. Two of the kids were 7 or 8. The other was a boy around 11-13. He whined the whole time and the two teenagers were always disgusted with him. At any rate, they were driving home from the amusement park when a billboard magically sucked them into another dimension by a wizard. I remember that people saw them disappear into the board and looked behind it, seeing nothing but the back of the board. I don't know if the entire thing was cartoon, or just the part in the magic dimension - that part is hazy.

They had to fight, if my memory serves me right, in mideaval times (sorry, can't spell), and were trying to get home while fighting these bad guys.

Someone having heard my description thought this was a serial on The Banana Splits, but I couldn't find anything about it. It had to be on either ABC, NBC or CBS because we only got those three stations.

My little brother says this must be a dream I had. I remember crazy dreams from my childhood, but I have never dreamed in cartoon.

Hmmm...the show Ann was asking about sounds like "The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park" which was a Saturday morning movie from 1972. It started out as live action in King's Island Amusement Park with a little girl named Susie who chases a magic balloon through a billboard. The Banana Splits follow her. Everything is animated from that point on. They fight a witch, two wizards named Hocus and Pocus, a dragon, they cross a moat by submarine to get into a castle, they have a joust, and eventually make it back to the amusement park at the end.

The outlaws through time show that Vicki was asking about was called "Outlaws". It was a 1-hour live action show from 1986 about outlaws transported from 1886 to 1986 and they fight crime. Richard Roundtree was in it. Only lasted one season.

sorry if I missed this answer already. My sister and I are going crazy. There was this show when we were little, took place on a ship. All we really remember is there was a buff dude who wore a ponytail in front of his face, and maybe a hotish main character. I was a cartoon, and there could have been some kind of monkey. Any ideas? Also, an animated movie that involved dragons and maybe a board game. Haha, not much to go on, but i'd appreciate any help. thanks!

Tom,
Thanks for the answer on the Outlaws show. I have been trying to remember that show name for several years. Sort of like a tune stuck in your head. Thank you once again.
Vicki

To Angelwinks (Ash): "THAT'S CAT" is truly a lost show of the 70's. I couldn't find any websites dedicated to it and I'm sure it's not out on DVD or VHS.

This is all I could find out: The show got it's title because the characters would say "That's cat" instead of "That's cool." It starred Alice Playten who played Alice and a mime character called "Me". Alice would hold up a picture saying "Can you find me in this picture?" but she wouldn't be in it, Me would be in the picture. The show also featured Whitman Mayo, better known as Grady from Sanford and Son. He played Alice's grandfather. John Sebastian from the Lovin' Spoonful did the theme song.

Alice Playten was also on the Lost Saucer show playing a character, once again, named Alice. (She wasn't the lead -- that was Ruth Buzzi). She was also in the movie Legend with Tom Cruise. I could only find this one picture of her: www.amrep.org/people/playten.html

Wow thank you so much Tom for what you were able to find out maybe it could be a little bit easier to find something about that show with that information. I am just really glad that some one remembers that show I knew I wasn't the only one but it took forever for someone to tell me. So thank you very much for helping me I truely appreciate it! Now I can get some rest lol. If there is anyone else out there with more inforamtion I could still use it I'll be more than happy to hear it. Once again Tom thanks now I'm gonna go post some more and see if I could find a website. If I do find one about it I'll be sure to let you know if you want. TTYL

~*.'AngelWinks'.*~ Ash

Hello please help me find this tv show from either the 80's or early 90's not entirely sure.
It's based around 2 children brother and his older sister. they found this amulet or a madallion or a necklace that is magic it either takes them through time or to a different place. by turing the necklace once they hold hands and then theres a portal that is green i think. where they make a friend that is a dragon. There is an evil witch trying to steal the necklace from them and the witch lives in a castle with a servent that is just a head I think hanging on the wall. (the dragon and witch and serevant are puppets). They come back home each time saying they will never go back because of the witch, but they always do go back either after school or before school. I think that the necklace belongs to their mother and will get in trouble if they get causght using it. Also when they leave time at home says they have been gone for only 5 minutes. it is a live action and with puppets. PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME FIND THE NAME OF THIS TV SHOW. THANKS SHERI

macfixer, yes the show was called "Wishman" aka "The Genetic Wonder" and IMDB has an entry:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424569/

I think the show "The Best TV Shows That Never Were" had a clip of it:

http://www.stomptokyo.com/scott/blog/C748430211/E1720544415/

Dave Cox, you may be thinking of Super Force:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098917/

lori, sounds to me like you are describing "The Ghost Busters".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072505/

I have a very short video clip, I think, of the opening intro I got from somewhere. Email me if you want to see it.

"Misfits Of Science," "Hard Time On Planet Earth," "Kindred: The Embraced" (oops, that's 90s), "Forever Knight" (also 90s), "Punky Brewster," "Soap," "WKRP In Cincinnati," "Fernwood 2Night," "Starman," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Amazing Stories," "Tales From The Darkside," "Tales From The Crypt," "Small Wonder," "Wizards & Warriors," "The Max Headroom Show," "Freddy's Nightmares," "Friday The 13th: The Series," "Friday Night Videos" *laughs*, "Silver Spoons," "The Ron & Nancy Show" (and the "spin-off," if it can be called that)... gods! That's all I can think of right now that I used to watch, most TV nowadays I abhor!

gods! I had almost forgotten about "Sledgehammer," I loved that show!

This place is awesome! Helped me finally recall enough to search and find "Battle of the Planets". I was like three when I watched it and could barely recall anything useful...except the swirling pyramid they formed when they were in trouble!

Tom71:
I think the show with the guy on a ship with a ponytail (Ren) and the monkey like thing (Niddler) was "Dark Water". I enjoyed it as a kid myself!
Found a nice website http://dukenostalgia.com/Kscope/PDW/DW_index.html

that was Chelsea that was looking for that show. THE PIRATES OF DARK WATER. Is that the one you were looking for Chelsea?

I've been trying to figure this out for a long time, and I was hoping someone could help me. When I was in elementary school in the 70s, we used to have to watch these films about good nutrition. It centered around this group of kids (I'm thinking they played instruments or were in a group of some kind), and the whole idea was to teach you the basic food groups. These kids were not cartoon characters, but actual teenage actors. They even had the typical bumbling adult who looked after them. Perhaps he was their manager? Does anyone remember this?

Does anyone one remember a show from the 70's where there was a green furry puppet who sat in a hole of a tree and played a banjo? I thought I was the only one who still racked their brains trying to remember a childhood show. This site rocks!

One of my co-workers remembers a children's show in New York (possibly Channel 13) where a lady with long brown hair would sit on a swing outside and play gutair and sing? This was one maybe 10-15 years ago. Does anyone else remember this?

Ann, I think you're describing the cartoon "Dungeons and Dragons." There are quite a few fan pages out ther if you just type Dungeons and Dragons cartoon into a search engine. Here are some links, hopefully this is the one you're thinking of:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085011/

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=dungeons+and+dragons+cartoon&num=10&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&safe=images

There was a Saturday morning cartoon in the 70"s that featured a shark that would come out of the water and walk around. What was it called?

Anyone Remember A shoe called "RIPTIDE. It stared Joe Penny(Jake and the fat Man), Perry King, and one other "Geeky" Guy, Theu worked on a oboat, and had a BIG Pink Helicopter, and old Vette, I believe they were PI's

This is the greatest website I have ever visited. I would like to share my favorite T.V. show from the 80's that took me several years to track down the name. Who rememebers Probe with Parker Stevens, about a scientist in a wearhouse who solves crime, wiht an sarcastic edge.

I am trying to remember a short lived show from the 80's, sci- fi, about a guy that was struck by lightning and had superpowers, but had a watch he had to recharge to keep his powers and stay alive? Driving me crazy! Anybody know this one? Thanks!

I am looking for a show perhaps 80's or 90's starring an actor who looks like Marc Singer. There was a man and boy I think called Jacob who was special. That's about all we can remember.

I'm searching for some older stuff that no one else seems to know. Does anyone know where to find clips from the marianette TV shows Super- Car or Stingray? How about the classic Beanie & Cecil?

beanie and cecil was about a boy with a propeller hat and a shark. i think staplebox is talking about "The powers of Matthew Starr".
Wolfox, Battle of the Planets was about a crew of 5 wearing birdsuits; Mark, Jason, Tiny, Kyeop and Princess. They flew in the Phoenix, which sometimes turned into the FIERY PHOENIX when they were under heavy enemy fire, it would burn through anything. Voltron 5 was cooler, though. Who remembers the 80s Saturday morning cartoon called "The Littles"? I wish Droopy reruns would still come on TV. Quantum Leap was the coolest show of the late 80s, early 90s.

Canadians might remember the early 80s waking up (around 6am?) watching "Les Superheroes" in french. I've never seen Iron Man cartoons anywhere else. Rocket Robin Hood followed, then the old Spiderman cartoons from the 60s and then "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein" which was originally an ABC afterschool show back in 1975, starring Billy Van, Vincent Price.

I also remember KIDS ARE PEOPLE TOO, THAT'S INCREDIBLE (JOHN DAVIDSON, CATHY LEE CROSBY), YOU ASKED FOR IT (WITH RICH LITTLE), FIGHT BACK WITH DAVID HOROWITZ.....

What about DANCE FEVER!!

does anyone remember the great space coaster or kid video

Trying to remember a show..... maybe from the 70's.

Sort of a rogue squad troop action show where they ride in dune buggies. Not sci-fi.

I really can't remember all the details.

Think I found my answer.

Rat Patrol

http://www.crazyabouttv.com/ratpatrol.html

Hi! What was the show, I think from the 70's, that had a puppet named Casey who always opened his trunk full of play clothes, etc. ??!!

Hi. Does anyone remember a late 80's cable show about a canadian tv station where the main camera man was having an affair with the anchorwoman? I know the name of it was just the intials of the station

Please, please, let there be someone else out there that remembers a kids show in the late 70's
that was hosted by a girl w/ brown pigtales. and baseball cap or a cap w/ a propellar. And she flew around in a teacup, looking through a magnifying glass. Maybe it was a hot air balloon. The songs that run through my head when I think about it are " Thats Cat, That's Cat..." and " We're in the land of Frooze.." I remember liking it more than Romper Room. Remember the backwards jacket trick. Also I thank romper room for the best trick to keep my kid busy in a restaraunt, I make a scribble and he makes a picture from it.

Sandra, the puppet show you were asking about was "Mr. Dressup". It was a Canadian kids show that started in the 60's and had a puppet boy Casey and a puppet dog Finnegan.

There was a puppet tv show in US called "Hallo Spencer". Used to love the music from that one.

Anyone else remember "It's Your Move" with Jason Bateman and the guy from "Married With Children"?

lori-
i think have been looking for the same show forever, and there were maybe three princess sisters (blonde, red, ?) and the black haired evil princess who wore purple. thats all i remember. and when the dog looked at his reflection in the water he was a prince .same show? any info would be greatly appreciated...

Ok, was just lookin at halloween costumes and coincidentally happened upon "Lady Lovely Locks" THATS IT! The mystery has been solved, you should check it out lori

Does anyone remember a show that was on pretty early in the morning in the late 80's with a young woman as the host who I believe was Russian or something to that effect. The show was a variety type show with big mascot pandas and such... I believe the name began with an x or a z but was pronounced something like "Sousha"?? This has been making me and my best friend crazy!

Hi there! For years now, the title of a certain childrens tv program has been haunting me and I must find out the name of it before I go INSANE!!! It was a puppet like show from the 80's set in an underwater setting. A few of the characters that I remember was a clam that was supposed to portray a wrinkley old lady, a shark, I think there was a lobster and an octopus as well. I also recall 2-3 other characters, at least one boy and one girl, but I don't know if they were supposed to portray human children or other underwater sea creatures! There was a lot of soft singing and I think the show focused on morals. I hope that I have given you enough info because this is driving me absolutely batty! I'm also wondering if there is a web-site that I can visit. This tv show brings back some pretty wild memories!

Does anyone remember a show that aired in the late 80's (I think) about a dinosaur family. The dad was a construction worker, mom,teenage son, teenage daughter and a baby that would say "Not the mama"?

I am looking for a cartoon type comedy show. ( Along the lines of the Simpsons ) not sure when abouts it was on ... ( mid / late 90s? )

Just one funny line I remember from this short lived show ...
One guy was in the bathroom. Someone in the next stall peeked in on him and said something like

"Psst ... Are ya poopin'"

Can someone, if anyone remembers this show, e-mail me the name??

Thanks

anybody remember the gimini man, v series and night stalker...? Gimini man was about a guy who can turned invisible by pressing his watch, V series (i think) about a race of aliens that came to earth on the pretends of peace but actually stocking people as food...aliens where somewhat like a lizards. At that time i found that the series had the coolest shades ever. Nightstalker about a reporter who investigate strange murders (which were later to be of done by vampires, werewolf, etc). What about a group of people investigating strange events where the leader was david souls...really like that series.

BJ: that show was called XUXA. She was from Brazil.

Kimberly: the dinosaur show was called DINOSAURS. But I thought the baby said "Gotta love me."

Bink29: that wasn't a tv show, that happened to you in 1993

I remember a saturday morning show, it was live action about a famuly of cave people. It showed them living and fighting dinosaurs.

Are my parents and I the only people who remember this one show from the late 80's called "Philby" that did not make it past the pilot? The only reason we remember it is because it was so horrible, and I think it was about a gym teacher. I was only like 7 or 8 at the time so the details are fuzzy. I just remember it was the worst show I think I've seen to this day.

Bruce, was the show you are talking about, "Land of the Lost" with Rick, Will, and Holly Marshall?

i'm trying to remember a tv show from the late 70's or early 80's. it may have been a kid's morning show. it was a mix of western and scifi. it was about an advanced secret society living in a mountain who would have dealings with the people in the western town (era mid to late 1800s). the sheriff of the town found out about a plot against the town then starts working with people from the advance society to stop the plot. the western part of the show was in sepia tone while the scifi part was in color. any ideas?

There was a show called "Open All Night," and the theme song sounded kinda like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. I remember they ran a convenience store and their son was this goofy teenager who did things like keep his fishing worms in a can of Pennzoil in the ice cream case. Just want to be sure I'm not the only one who remembers this (or did I dream this whole thing?).

Also, if someone can answer the "Pssst! Are ya poopin'?" question above, I'd like to know, too. Sounds freakin' hilarious.

I have a question that so badly needs an answer! Does anyone remember a show from the 80's (it was real people, not cartoon) that was about a werewolf, a vampire and possibly a scientist that took place in a castle? Sometimes the werewolf (I think it was him) would be in front of this weird psychadelic screen with lots of colours? I was really young when this was on, but a bunch of my friends and I were talking about it the other day and NO ONE could remember what it was called!! If anyone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks! :)

Okay, so here's my submisson for forgotten 80's show. This show was about 3 (or 4) stewardess' and their whacky adventures around the globe. I think one of the girls in particular was Australian. I think they were trying to capitalize on the whole Olivia Newton John phenomemon at the time. If you remember or can answer this, you will be solving a questiont that has plagued me for almost 12 years.
Rich

Does anyone remember a muppet/puppet show from the seventies or early eighties about a rat like creature that lived in a swamp but was in constant danger from these life sized human like puppets? they lived in a cabin in the swamp had huge mouths which in my young age terrified me to no end,,been looking for name of the show so i can look for them on e-bay..any ideas would be great,thnks

Hi. Great site. In england we only seem to get the successful u.s t.v shows now butin the past we got some stinkers. For Bink29 Gemini Man starred Ben Murphy as Sam Casey and Katherine Crawford as Dr. Abby Lawrence. There were 11 eps and a pilot. It premiered in the U.S on 23 sept 1976. Sam became an agent for a govt. agency called Intersect when an underwater explosion changes his molecular structure. He can become invisible at will but for only 15 mins a day. Now can anyonne help me with a 70s kids show called Camp Runamock. We only got 5 shows here. Can anyone remember who was in it?

To Rich, that Stewardess show you're talking about is probably "Flying High" from 1978-79.

If Kenny from NJ is still monitoring this, you're NOT crazy. There was a show in the 1970's about a group of young people stranded on an island that had been used for nuclear testing. This one has bothered me for years. Years ago I finally ran across a little info. in TV guide about it, because somebody else wrote to them asking about it. Unfortunately, I have forgotten the title! One fact that may help that I recall is that the show had a very unusual running time, I think 45min. (Including commercials.) I think it was on ABC. I'll keep looking.

Hey Kenny, or anyone else interested....I should have kept researching before my last post. The show about people stranded on an island used for nuclear testing was called "The New People". Here's a web site about it.

http://www.snowcrest.net/fox/TNP/

Charles

Susan-

The show you mentioned about the teenagers in the 70's who learned about nutrition has been on my mind lately. I'm glad you asked about it. I was in grade school in the mid 80's and I remember them showing that to us too. I think there were a few different episodes. I wish someone would come up with the name for this one. It seemed like something that would have been shown on PBS.

My sister and I are pretty sure that there was a tv/show in the 80's (could have been a movie on tv) that featured a stray dog that vistied families and people in trouble, and then left when everything was better. I'm pretty sure that it wasn't Benji because I remember the dog being black and white - possibly a border collie??? In the credits I recall the dog walking down some railroad tracks. I think it was on Saturdays around the same era as Kidsongs.

Does anyone recall a Saturday Morning Cartoon in the late 70's/early 80's that had five(or was it seven?) robots each with a "special power". I think there were two girl robots that had some magical or elemental powers (they had a crush on the leader strong guy robot) and there was a robot that ate space junk/garbage. I want to say in times of danger they were able to form a large robot like the Transformers (the girls were the arms I think).

This has been bugging me for a while now! Thanks!

Does anybody know the name of the kids show with a robot and a kid that lived in a very decorated basement. The boy reminds me of Jerry Supiran that played Adam on the show Small Wonder.

The show I have been looking for for years, I finally found the name of it, by scrolling each letter on jumptheshark.com. Mine was about the television station. It was early nineties, called WIOU.

Does anyone remember a puppet program with a villain with a patch over his eye that had a face on it and could talk also there was a huge robot in it. It was kinda sci-fi. It had big battles and something to do with an 'X'. I dont think I imagined it....

First of all, I also want info on THAT'S CAT, and i wonder why on earth it's not listed on IMDB... i mean, EVERYTHING is listed on there.

Okay, I have an opposite sitch here...

Instead of describing a show and needing a title, I have a title and I need to know if anyone remembers this...

A cartoon called "TOFSI"...

did this exist???

i rememeber always seeing it playing when i went to the doctor's office for some reason for my allergy shots, and the music was very, very annoying.

so if anyone knows if there was any cartoon for kids (girls mostly) called "TOFSI", let me know...

And anything current on THAT'S CAT too?

im trying to remember an old show that was on nickelodeon sometime in the early 80's. it was either british or australian. all i can remember is this old guy turns into this crazy looking monster and chases these two kids down this long tube or tunnel. it would have been on around the same time when children of the stones was shown.

Did a cartoon ever exist called "TOFSI". It was in the early eighties I believe, and had an annoying theme. I can't find it on IMDB (as well as THAT'S CAT) and I wanted to know if anyone remembers this cartoon called "TOFSI". It was aimed at girls mostly, I don't recall what the show was about, I only remember the title.

Sorry I posted twice, I didn't know my first post made it so I did it again.

Another question. This is for people who lived in California in the mid to early eighties.

I used to watch the FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL, hosted by Tom Hatten, where they showed Popeye cartoons in the morning, and old movies during the afternoon. It was on channel 5 KTLA.

There was a certain very old pre disney cartoon version of Pinnochio that was incredible. It had killer dogs in the end leading them over into the sea, and it was brilliant and edgy and even frightening unlike the Disney version.

I was wondering if anyone would be familiar with this older cartoon version of Pinnichio and if it can be found on IMDB?

I've been searching for this show for a long time, and I finally found a reference to it here...but unfortunatly it was another person (Sheri) looking for the name of the show, and no one had replied! The show featured a brother and sister who would go into the basement and use this amulet to go to another world, where there were puppets (one was an evil witch). It was live action (not a cartoon).

This was Sheri's post:
Hello please help me find this tv show from either the 80's or early 90's not entirely sure.
It's based around 2 children brother and his older sister. they found this amulet or a madallion or a necklace that is magic it either takes them through time or to a different place. by turing the necklace once they hold hands and then theres a portal that is green i think. where they make a friend that is a dragon. There is an evil witch trying to steal the necklace from them and the witch lives in a castle with a servent that is just a head I think hanging on the wall. (the dragon and witch and serevant are puppets). They come back home each time saying they will never go back because of the witch, but they always do go back either after school or before school. I think that the necklace belongs to their mother and will get in trouble if they get causght using it. Also when they leave time at home says they have been gone for only 5 minutes. it is a live action and with puppets

Please help!

All I can remember about this show was a bunch of kids in a old warehouse or something and they made music videos of really crappy songs....anyone have any idea?

My wife remembers a show from the late 80's early 90's it featured a girl robot. I don't think this show ever existed, but of course she does. Please let me know.

I actually liked Ten Speed and Brown Shoe. I thought it was funny while also being serious, while being unrealistic, or is it?

The "Great Space Coaster" had "Gary the gnu" doing the news. Remember "NO GNEWS IS GOOD GNEWS"

Does anyone remeber a late 70's early 80's TV show about a crime fighting team made up of a vampire, frankenstein, a wolfman, and a mummy? NOT MONSTER SQUAD the 80's movie.

Fox had a cool show in the 80's, prior to having their multiple networks, doe anyone remember WEREWOLF?

Charles:

I guess we will both continue to be stumped about the show featuring the singing teenagers who performed as a band and taught nutrition to kids in the 70s. This is driving me crazy!!

Jennifer I dont know if anyone answered but do you mean The Magic garden? withSherlock the squirreland the 2 girls that sang and the chuckling flowers they picked jokes from?

whats that show with a dog that was done in the same style as Inspector Gadget ans Heathcliff. All i remember is i think IG made a cameo on the tv and a cat would annoy the main dog character? And that maybe the title had like Wowzer or Yowzer or Bowzer something like that. I believe it came on the Family Channel in the mornings in the early 90's between the Littles and Gerbert. And also what was the one show where i had kids and this yellow creature thing that kinda looked like a cat without hair, had antenna's and was animated?

anyone remember MULLIGAN'S STEW?

does anyone remember the comedy "Emergency" the theme song was sung by Lou Rawls. It was very racy and with much sutble comedy for it's time and did not last more than a season. I would like to know who the lead actor was. I think George Clooney and Conchatta Ferrell were on the show but their bios skip this show. To obscure I suppose. It was during the late 70's or early 80's. Thank you

hey Babs, do you mean the comedy show "ER" with George Clooney that came out in the mid eighties?

George Clooney was in a sitcom called "ER" before he was in the serious "ER" (two entirely different shows with just the titles in common by coincidence) and it starred Elliot Gould, Mary McDonnell, Bruce A. Young, and George Clooney as a male nurse who wears headphones and sports a pretty mean mullet...

Is this the show you're refering to?

I thought it might be since it's a comedy, and since "Emergency" is somewhat in the title, as in, that's what "ER" stands for, "Emergency Room"...?

heheh Tofsi was actually "Tofsy". I remember that cartoon very well. That was some really wacky artowkr they had going on in that one. "Blow on the magic feather and everything will be A-OK." That's Cat, I remember that one as well. I know I have some footage of that on a video in my collection somewhere. They would have a terrible cartoon mouth singing classic songs that no kid would ever have heard of. I remember one time the mouth sang The Beatles "I'll Follow The Sun". Grady from Sanford And Son was "Grandpa" in the show. Both Me ands Alice wore the exact same clothes. Every once in a long while, they would actually go out somewhere and do a field-trip to some museum or something like that. And of course, who can forget the "Cajn You Find Me In This Picture?" thingy. eheheh I remember one episode where JOhn Sebastian and his sone were actually on the show, explaining how he created the That's Cat them song. I seem to reacll a couple other shows that came on after it entitled.. Dusty's Treehouse and BIg Blue Marble. This was of course, the 70's in Los Angeles.

Tiger,

That show your wife is talking about was SMALL WONDER. The girl robot' name was Vikki.

That was a bit of an odd one.

- Ken

Anyone remember that terrible, terrible Tv Show. The San Pedro Beach Bums. Ither really late 70's or very early 80's.

- Ken

What was the name of the show (possibly late 60's/early 70's), where they said "see you at tea time" and also which family did 'spotty dog' belong to? Ta.

Great sit! Does anyone remember a show in the mid 80's called "the big show"? I think it featured a dancer called Shabadoo, or something like that.A show that I remember from when I was a kid, was Supercar. It was with string puppets.

Hey everyone! I have been struggling to remember a Halloween movie that I had seen when I was just a young child. I remember that I liked it a lot but the problem is that I can't really remember much about it. I remember it was animated and it looked like it was made in the 70's because at least one of the characters had an afro and I think one had bellbottoms. I remember that each character was only one color from head to toe. Their hair, skin, clothes, everything about each character was only one color but each character was a different color. The storyline is where it's all cloudy. I think the kids were some how turned into monsters for Halloween night while they trick or treated. I think it aired on the Disney Channel back in the 80's. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

o.k. how about the Isis and Shazaam hour on saturday mornings, and what a bout the one with the singing hippo and her other friends that centered aroung a gazebo in a little neiborhood.

What about the one with the caveman that walked around with his big friend that resembled the one from star wars - chewy. with his caveman horse that looked like one of the budweizer horses. he also carried a club. who fought for good - i think it was called thundar the barbarian

hey the one posted about isis and shazaam wwere by jackie also

I have been looking for this show which both a user named Sean and Sherilynn have BOTH been looking for. I couldn't see a response to either of their questions and I am wondering if anyone has some insight as to what the name of this should could be? It is extremely important to me :o)


Sean Wrote:
I've been searching for this show for a long time, and I finally found a reference to it here...but unfortunatly it was another person (Sheri) looking for the name of the show, and no one had replied! The show featured a brother and sister who would go into the basement and use this amulet to go to another world, where there were puppets (one was an evil witch). It was live action (not a cartoon).

This was Sheri's post:
Hello please help me find this tv show from either the 80's or early 90's not entirely sure.
It's based around 2 children brother and his older sister. they found this amulet or a madallion or a necklace that is magic it either takes them through time or to a different place. by turing the necklace once they hold hands and then theres a portal that is green i think. where they make a friend that is a dragon. There is an evil witch trying to steal the necklace from them and the witch lives in a castle with a servent that is just a head I think hanging on the wall. (the dragon and witch and serevant are puppets). They come back home each time saying they will never go back because of the witch, but they always do go back either after school or before school. I think that the necklace belongs to their mother and will get in trouble if they get causght using it. Also when they leave time at home says they have been gone for only 5 minutes. it is a live action and with puppets

Please help!

I'm trying to remember a show that stared a young teen boy who daydreamed about a girl in his school all the time she had long dark hair and he had curly dark hair. It was on weekly before it went into sitcom mode then it was on everynight. I think it was on in the late 80's to early 90's. The name of the program is driving both my husband and me crazy. Please help if you can. Thank you

Kathy:
That sounds like THE WONDER YEARS. The boy was Kevin and the girl was Winnie. They had a best friend named Paul.

I am looking for the show that has a man hanging from a helicopter, and the song that played said something like " I wanna hang from a plane like robert redford. Please Help.

THE LAND OF FROOZE.....I loved that it was on PBS...and I heard someone on here talk about todays speacial with that mouse muffy....I love these shows!

Still looking the name of the show.

"I am looking for the show that has a man hanging from a helicopter, and the song that played said something like " I wanna hang from a plane like robert redford. Please Help"....

That sounds like The Fall Guy with Lee Majors from 6 Million Dollar Man.

You are awsome thanks.....

I'm racking my brain about a sixties/seventies family sitcom with a newly married couple who had six kids between them, three each, and they also had a maid who had the hots for a butcher and a cousin who resembled a young John Denver and a dog named Lion, please help

Sean: ha ha...how droll

um....... the brady bunch???????? sean

i was joking, of course we all know the BRADY BUNCH, but what's that show that was a spinoff from the BRADY BUCH, and Mike Lookinland (Bobby) had a real life brother who co-starred in this show, and there was a family in this show and it was really kind of a slow paced sitcom and didn't last long, anyone know what I'm talking about??

Does anyone know a british show about a girl and her horse? it was claymation, I think.. kind of like david and goliath. Her brother and her lived on a farm that their parents rented. Their landlady was an uptight british woman, and she lived in a mansion. The horse would always eat the woman's garden, and the girl and her horse would go to the beach together. thats all I remember.
thanks
-c

I think this is the place to be for my question. I have been asking a couple retro friends I know and they can't figure it out. I'm trying to remember the name of a cartoon, which wasn't fully animated, just like frame here, frame there, and audio with it. The story was about 2 siblings, I can't remember how old, and there was also a mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather. Something with the story involves a witch and a castle, poison berries (I think) and something where it ends happy in the end and I think the witch dies, melts, vanishes somehow. Oh I remember more now, she wanted to stay young forever from the berries and at the end she gets very old and...the end. I don't remember how many episodes there were or what year it was out, but I remember watching it on VHS in the mid 80s, when i was about 4 or 5. Please help. Thank you so much!

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T Brooke at November 1, 2005 12:41 PM


Brooke,
I think you're describing highfeather from the vegetable soup series. When I was trying to remember that one, it took me a few years and a coincedince. All I had remembered was the theme song w/o the words, and I hummed it randomly in a class of mine, and some girl shreaked "High feather! I loved that show!" what a sweet relief that was.
It was about a camp, and all they talked about was proper nutrition. Never forgot the shy heavy kid out of breath, with the candy bar and sloppy tube socks. Because the show implied that if you eat a candy bar you will be constantly out of breath, withdrawn, fat and sloppy.

baud:
sounds like "The HuggaBunch" movie.
(1985) Made for TV. A girl and her brother travel through a mirror into HuggaLand to find a way to keep her grandmother young. "youthful berries"?

They go to this strange land, beat the witch with the help of their fairytale friends, and get the berries. Tragically as the girl is stepping back through the mirror she trips and spills the berries and they are gone forever.

I loved The Great Space Coaster! It also had a Puppet named Goriddle Gorilla. Singer Emily Bindiger play Frannie, The Beautiful 16 year old female lead/guitar player/female lead of the show. Does anyone remember when Frannie once as a practical joke made Puppet Goriddle Gorilla into a fake Scarecrow in Puppet Edison Elephant's Garden to scare off the crows! Frannie also used to tickle Goriddle Gorilla! Does anyone remember the time Frannie found Goriddle on top of The Coasterville Ampitheater pretending to be King Kong? Another time, Goriddle was trying to do a talk show. Frannie kept hitting the bell on the table as a practical joke to distract him. Goriddle yelled, "Don't ring the bell, Frannie!" But she kept on doing it to annoy him! This show had many other exciting Puppet characters like Baxter The Clown, Knock Knock ,The Bird, Gary Gnu and The No Gnus Is Good Gnus Show, Baffle,The Caterpillar Magician from The Planet Blimp, The Huggles, Rory, M.T. Promises, a human regular named Speedreader, and 2 other human male teenagers playing in TGSC band along with Frannie named Danny and Roy. Please sign the bring back the great space coaster petition @ www.petitiononline.com/TGSC because it already has 1,883 signatures! This educational childrens t.v. show had many guest stars including Sally Struthers, Bess Armstrong, Aileen Quinn AKA "Annie", "Mary" Kathleen Turner, Linda Gray, Mark Hamill, Valerie Harper, Carol Channing ,Charlotte Rae, Gerri Jewell, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Henry Winkler, Marvin Hamlisch, Rock Steady Crew Dancers, Richard Kiel, and many others.Lets get this 1980's classic children's t.v. show back in rerun syndication for another generation to enjoy! TGSC also won many peabody and emmy awards as an outstanding children's daytime t.v. educational series for grade school children. It aired syndicated 7 seasons from 1981 to 1986.It was produced by Sunbow Productions and Claster Television.

OMG, I can't believe it's taken me YEARS to remember "The Tomorrow People" and only because I saw another Brit program that was on around the same time called "Timeslip" has just been released onto DVD. I had been trying to, for ages, remember that show where I saw an evil robot, which was a shape-shifting robot and terrified me when I was a kid.

Now, going out of my mind over this one from the 70's. it's with a boy or a girl that accesses another world or time or just plain escapes a room by drawing a door onto a wall...LOL, that's all I can remember of that one.

Thanks!

Please help. It was a made for TV movie as far as I can recall. It was in the early to mid 80's. About all I can remember is this kid packing canned food into his backpack. They he sat indian style inside a little "Pyramid" in his bedroom. Soomehow he was warped to ancient egypt inside the "real" pyramid. I think he made a freind there too, and of course they were being chased. I hope someone else remembers this?

seti

Tomorrow People was a great show. I wish it was on DVD!!

Land of the lost scared the bejesus out of me!! Slestacks were scary.

Riot - Tomorrow People is available on DVD, check on amazon.

About the 70's (or even 60's?) show where the boy or girl accesses another world or time or just plain escapes a room by drawing a door onto a wall...I seem to remember them drawing a door at the top of a fire escape as well and getting INTO a building. Or it could all just be a false memory.

Craig "Achoo is from the LETTER PEOPLE puppet show"

Way Cool Site! "Makin'it" disco crap from the 70's staring the guy from the dr pepper ads and "american werewolf in london"-I remember "open all nite" as well. the son said "It tastes Blue"-Anyone Remember a show w/Jim Balousie, before John died, where he was a house painter? What about a early FOX show called "OoppS!" a comedy about the end of the world. My fav show of all time-"Get A Life" What a great oddball show-made me laugh till I wet myself!

"All I can remember about this show was a bunch of kids in a old warehouse or something and they made music videos of really crappy songs....anyone have any idea?"


Maggie: You might be talking about KIDD VIDEO. A bunch of kids in a band being taken by an evil guy to another dimension called "The Flip Side". Half live action, half cartoon.

Oops! Sorry, Maggie. I was responding to tiger's question.

I AM LOOKING FOR AN 80'S SHOW ABOUT A GROUP OF GIRLS WHO WERE WAITRESSES IN A LOUNGE. IT HAD A PIANO PLAYER IN THE CORNER OF THE LOUNGE AND I CAN REMEMBER IT ALWAYS BEING DARK WHEN THEY WERE AT WORK. I ALSO CAN REMEMBER THE GIRLS IN THE BACK WHERE THEIR LOCKERS WERE AND A TABLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM. I CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME REMEMBER ANYTHING ELSE. I DO REMEMBER THOUGH THAT I USED TO WATCH IT AT NIGHT WITH MY GRANDPARENTS. IT WAS A COMEDY. FOR SOME REASON IT IS IN MY HEAD THAT IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SET IN MANHATTAN, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE I GOT THAT IDEA! ANYHOW, I HAVE BEEN RACKING MY BRAIN-SO IF ANYONE HAPPENS TO REMEMBER I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT. THANKS!

Just checking but does everybody know of this website.
http://www.retrojunk.com/

70/80/90s stuff.

long live "thats cat" used to watch it on (channel 4) NBC at 5am every saturday with my older brother, in the 80s.. (big Smile on his face)...!

It drives me crazy as im trying to remember one tv series,70-80.It was for 3-4 teenagers (1 fat,1 thin,1 handsome,1 clever)and was showing them from the time of school to the summer holidays,when they went to the army,when they were in love with some girls and basically a typical period of time of the teenagers.In every episode you could listen to some songs like : bobby vinton-sealed with a kiss,bobby vinton-blue velvet and other songs like these.I think it was an american-israeli co-production.If anyone has any info i would appreciate it.

Can anyone remember a tv show done back in the late 70's early 80's, i think it was called THE LOST WORLD. it was about a family who got stuck in another time with dinosaurs. i think in the opening theme the family goes down some rapids and ends up in another time and the kids end up having a baby pet dinosaur. thats all i remember and its driving me mental.

Does anyone know a british show about a girl and her horse? it was claymation, I think.. kind of like david and goliath. Her brother and her lived on a farm that their parents rented. Their landlady was an uptight british woman, and she lived in a mansion. The horse would always eat the woman's garden, and the girl and her horse would go to the beach together. thats all I remember.
thanks
-c

DCG:
Sounds like LAND OF THE LOST. The pet dinosaur was Dopey. If you haven't seen it recently, I definitely recommend getting the DVD's. It was really well made and holds up over time, in my opinion. All 3 seasons are out on DVD. (Well, get seasons 1 & 2 anyway.)

Dear DCG,

Do you remembered Ghostbusters from 1986?

Signed, Jen

Does anyone recall a live action type show that played in the 70s that featured a young boy (white??) who was friends with a young asian boy who could turn into some sort of jet? The asian boy's parents could turn into jets too I believe and they would fight evildoers. I know I'm not making it up but I can't find it anywhere. thanks.

There was this show I watched in school, as a kid. It was either PBS or from an educational program. It was set in the future. There were few books left on the earth. There were humans who were looking for any books left over, however, there was an evil race that was looking for these humans.

Has anyone seen this show, and if so, how did it end?

Does anyone remember the show with the little girl that was part alien and could stop time by touching her fingers together? I think she lived on earth with her father and talked to her mother who was far away.

I was trying to remember a show or movie from the late seventies or early eighties. It featured a female PI that seemed tomboyish and drove a beat-up red car that somewhat resembled a volkswagen rabbit or something like that. I don't lose a whole lot of sleep, but it keeps me thinking. Please help.

EST:
That was called OUT OF THIS WORLD.

ANDREA:

The show was originally called IT'S A LIVING, then retooled as MAKING A LIVING. Ann Jillian is the most recognizable name from it, but I can't remember if she was in both versions or just the first.

Hope this helps.

Lee

Does anyone remember a show that had 3 different shows in the same program each week. One show was about western, then a vampire and 3rd was futuristic with a glass tube elevator. I can not remember what it was called. I think it was on in the 70's??? Help

Hi, this site sounds great. Remembering a lot of different show that have been on. I have however read through all the listing hoping to find the show I am looking for. Oh it is about an all girls' school of withcraft. Some of the names I remeber are Maude, I think Matilda, the main girl wasn't good at magic. One episode they were praticing fire drills and she didn't know this, she flew out her window and dropped the bucket of water on top of the head witches head. Another one is where they had to fly through an course of challenges and she made it through. THere are several things I remember but not the name of the show, please help. THanks in advance. Nite

there is an old tv show i think it is called mud puddle lane. but it is about a wizzard story teller and his coldron says pom pom pom pom pom. can any one tell me what 9it is.

i remember 2 shows from when i was a kid. childrens show : One show was of 2 girls singing and playing guitars saying goodbye from a swing set, theses girls also talked to flowers and had a magic trunk.
My second memory is of a a am show with animal characters henrrieta hippo freddie the frog, it was a cool show and was wondering if i could find additionaql information

I THINK THE CHARACTER YOUR LOOKING FOR IN THE FLESH COLORED SUIT WITH BODY ORGANS IS SLIM GOODBODY A PBS OR CAPTAIN KANGAROO SNIPPET

BJ AND THE BEAR STARRED GREG EVAGIAN WHO ALSO STARRED WITH PAUL RISER IN MY TWO DADS I ENJOYED BOTH SHOWS

SORRY TO POST SO MANY TIMES I SHOULD HAVE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH BEFORE I DID THE FIRST ONE. THE SHOW ABOUT THE DOG THAT IS NOT BENJI. I THINK THAT YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT BOOMER. CUTE THEME SONG REAL FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW!

Laurie:

I think the show that you are thinking of is Cliffhangers. I always loved the vampire storyline. I hope this helps!!

Maria:

The show you are looking for with the Hippo, the Frog, and the Owl is The New Zoo Revue. It is now out on DVD.

Thanks so much, I was begining to think I had a new plot for tv.

Just like Lee, I am trying to remember that show about the waitesses that worked in the lounge. I remember the same exact details and remember loving the show and always watching it, but cannot, for the life of me, remember the name of the show. I would appreciate any insight.

Was wondering anyone remembered a cop TV show back in the early 80s or late 70s with 5 main cast, one of them male Latin, title i think FBI or sumting.Got nice tv theme.

IT'S A LIVING is the show about the waitresses and the lounge and the lounge singer, Paul Grepple, who resembles the lead singer for the band eighties metal band KROKUS

here's the IT'S A LIVING, the waitresses in the lounge, pic

http://www.donnareedshow.com/ItsLiving/pics1980/cast80.jpg

Does anyone remember Bixby and Me? Can someone give me a website to find it?

There was a show on in the eighties, I think, about a family of oceanographers and they had a living room that had a pool in it and pet dolphin. I can't remember if they lived in the ocean or just near it, but the 'ocean/pool' was right in their living room. Anyone remember anything like that?

This series was around in the late 80's and was played in school. The show involved a librarian who drove around in a bookmobile and was constantly trying to avoid some sort of enemy that was trying to destroy all books and or knowledge on the planet. The enemies were named the watchers? or somthing along those lines. It was sort of an educational series play for a school library class. Any clues?

Regarding Ark II. Uh, that was Noah who "drove" the ark, not Jonah.

Jonah was the guy who had to deal with the whale. :)

LOL! [smacks forehead] Thanks Drew...fixed that.

pre-apologies for the vagueness of my memory.

i am trying to remember a show...maybe only a pilot, maybe a series, potentially even an after school special. it may have been disney distributed(?). not sure why i'd remember that.

here's what i can remember: the story revolves around a team of younger people in an futuristic academy(?). lots of white hallways, clean. space academy? there may be a shuttle involved? they are all in in dark uniforms. i seem to remember some group missions/tactics/problems to be solved by the team.

the main guy/leader is brown haired, clean cut, naive(?) i remember 1 scene very well...it's very blade runner. it's a nighttime urban environment, raining heavily, umbrellas might have neon sticks, i believe they are on earth. the young leader, cleancut guy is helping an old woman put on a respirator (there are public respiration stations), as the oxygen content in the air has decreased, and there is acid rain(?).

i might be able to remember more later. i think "earth" may be in the title. jog anyone's memory?
it's pretty obscure, but i remember loving it for it's ideas of what earth might be like in future.





thanks!

mike

I am trying to remember the name of a show from the 80's that had a regular guy (blond) that had super powers, but he lost his powers when he saw the color red?
Posted by: Jaime at March 19, 2004

Someone else mentioned the "regular blonde guy" part is Greatest American Hero, but the "losing powers when he sees red" is from the movie Super Fuzz
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082924/


Eric H: Does anyone remeber a late 70's early 80's TV show about a crime fighting team made up of a vampire, frankenstein, a wolfman, and a mummy? NOT MONSTER SQUAD the 80's movie.

Actually, it was Monster Squad, but not the 80's movie, but the 1976 TV series. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128000/

You might also be thinking about the cartoon Drak Pack, which had teen monststers fighting older evil monsters.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220892/


As for me, anyone remeber a show..it was a variety show, but it had a frog as the MC and bear that told really bad jokes.

Hi, I'm trying to figure out what cartoon I'm thinking of, and I was hoping you would be able to help me.

In the mid-eighties there was a show on Nickelodeon about an alien from a world whose sun was dying in search of more advanced worlds that have scientists who may know how to fix it.

He had a few other aliens who stowed away with him, and there were some re-occurring bad guys who would chase him.

It may not have been a Nickelodeon production, may have just been a syndicated cartoon on their network.

The main character I think I remember having a very "dark and quite" persona about him, while his cohorts in contrast were mischievous.

I think it had two or three episode arcs, but I could be wrong... but the plots were usually that he would go to a planet, have some adventures, and then move on in hopes of finding a planet that has the technology to save his sun.

Thanks for your help! if you don't know, do you know of any good forums to post on to find an answer?

Thanks!
Andrew

Please help!!! This is driving me nuts. there use to be a show in the late 70's or mid 80's. ruty buzzi was the main character along w/ another guy(who looked like captin kangaroo w/ a mustache that curled up on each side) they were in a space ship and had a big giant dog as a pet (it almost looked as if a human was in the dog costume). any ideas??? much appreciated

the variety show was the Muppet Show, Kermit the frog was the MC and Fozzy the bear told the bad jokes

Does anyone remeber a show late 70's to mid 80's it was a show like Benny Hill. But it was a guy who would do skits. But the cartoon he would show was I remeber the most. It was a rocket that looked like a male part. He was a captain of this ship and the blonde partner was drawn in a red dress with knee high boots like a Pamula lee Anderson look a like of today with her nipples showing thru and it would be a different episodes. But the cartoon would some how inner twine with another. I believe it was a bbc show but could be mistaken. I want to say dave something or dick something was the host of the show. Please help thanks.

I'm searching for the name of a childhood show that was produced in the U.K. It's most likely from the early or mid 1970's. It's some sort of claymation. The only vivid memories I have of it are a frog who's always driving through the countryside in old fashioned sporty u.k. convertable speedy car. I saw it once again a long time ago late at night on PBS but didn't catch the name. I remember it being very vivid and intense and really well done. Very fantastical and even as an adult I liked it. Perhaps the frog's name was Froggy? Please e-mail me if you remember the name at confuser_friendly@hotmail.com I'd seriously appreciate it as I'd love to watch again. It would probably bring back lots of memories, etc.

I really want to know if anyone out there remembers this kids show from the 70s i used to whats=ch.It was about these to little mice who traveled in an hot air balloon.......all my friends say they dont remember it and they say im making the show up>........but i remember it sooo well...i think thier names where nick & pick.if you could ley me know if you remember or know where i could find proof of this shows existence i would be forever greatful...thanx soo much

I am looking for copies of the 1974 tv version of "Paper Moon" that lasted only 13 episodes, since it was in the days before home vcr's they are hard to find, can anyone help me?? (end my 30 year search please!!)
Anyone remember the "Childrens International film Festival" (With Kukla, fran and Ollie)? I would like to get those tapes too.
Julia

I am trying to find out the name of two shows. One was a puppet show that took place in a news room of a newspaper. Sorry I can't remember more. The other has been driving me crazy for years every time I think of it and can't find any details. It stars a young boy and a girl. The girl is in outer space and the boy is on earth (or maybe it's the other way around). They talk to each other on computers. I kind of remember them having to hide the fact that they are talking. Also I feel as if there was a puppet show in the middle with two bert and ernie like astronauts. Hopefully you have some info, thanks.

I am trying to find the name of an old tv show that I watched when I was a kid. I remember what it was about and why it drew such an interest in me. If anybody can help me with this I would really appreciate it.
It was on in the early 1990's on Global.
Here is a description of the show (as I said I cannot remember the name of it): ( I first describe the pilot)
There was a man, who had an orange and white fluffy cat, who -lived in an apartment- one morning when he went to get his newspaper he found that it was the next days newspaper. He, at first, thought that it might have been a mistake but then he saw the things in the newspaper happening around him. They made a series from it.
Each day after that when he got this newspaper he would go out and try and stop the things that were written in the newspaper from happening. I can't remember where he worked, but his work partner and his best friend was an old blind black woman. I've been searching for this all over but cannot find any trace of it anywhere, people remember it but not what the name of it was.
If anybody can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you.
Please, email me if you think that you can help me (chained_twilight@hotmail.com), and agin my name is William Hanes (just so you know who to address the e-mail to).

This show is really driving me crazy.. but it was nice to see one show on here.. that brought back some memories.. damn readalong.. that was a classic.Now this show.. I recall watching it in grade 8 so i don't know if it was ever a tv show.. but it was about a few kids.. that were always trying to solve a mystery.. I remember they had a talking ro-bot called Speedreader and he would read some clues.. and help them solve the mystery.. I belive it had a typerwriter.. and a newspaper about a town called Duneden.. this is driving me crazy -- HELP ME OUT -- THANKS!

William Hanes:

The show you're thinking of is EARLY EDITION. It IS available on DVD (check Amazon.com) and a search on Google will yield various websites regarding it.

Great show, by the way. Went off way too soon.

Hope this helps.

Lee

chelle:

I believe you're actually mixing two different shows.

Ruth Buzzi co-starred with Jim Nabors in a Sid & Marty Krofft show called LOST SAUCER. They played robots from the future who came back to the present to observe society, accidentally picked up two kids and then got lost in time. They had a pet which was called a "dorse": half dog, half horse.

Where I think you may be getting the guy with the curled mustache is from LIDSVILLE, also a Krofft production. Charles Nelson Reilly played the villain on that, and I believe he had a handlebar mustache. Freaky, trippy show.

Hope this helps.

Lee

There was a TV show that was about time traveling. The main character used some type of hand held device that allowed him to travel through time. He did not have any control were the device would take him.

hi i am looking from a show from the 80's or early 90's , 2 detectives, one has black hair, the other brown-blonde hair, mustach, they live or work in some kind of boat. There is a silly looking robot living there too

i saw the dark haired guy in some SF show too a few years later. He was some sort of space police man
thanks
d

I only vaguely remember this show. It had a family lost in the fog in the ocean/sea, and when the fog would clear they would be in a different time or dimension. I think it was in the early to mid 70's. I actually think I saw it berformed as a Disney on Ice show.

there was a syndicated show on in the early 90s about this guy in the future(i think) who wore this armored suit that enhanced him and i think he rode a motorcycle too. does anybody have any idea which show im talking about?

Look maybe it's just me, but when I became a parent and was forced to watch the tv shows for kids on today, I miss the "good" stuff. Sponge Bob! are you serious? Thundercats that is a cartoon. Voltron! G.I.Joe that was quality. Kids today have no idea that "Knowing is haf\lf the battle!" I hated Strawberry Shortcake, but would much prefer that to anything that Nickaloden shows. Does anyone else in the free world remember the show The Poka Dot Door or Mr. Dress Up? I watched them back east and no one in California has ever hurd of them. Please someone tell me that they really did exist.

William Hanes,
Early Edition is currently running on I channel. It use to be Pax. My family and I really enjoy it, I think it's currently towards the end of the series. I have my TIVO set to record it.

I don't suppose anyone knows where I can get a copy of a short on Captain Kangaroo ( I think the 1985 edition) The animated short was the Toothbrush Family. I'm dying to get a hold of the theme song!!!

Thanks

Sarge, are you thinking of Street Hawk? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088618/) Someone way up the list asked about this show. Sort of a Knight Rider on a Motorcycle, starring Rex Smith of Solid Gold fame.


A Note: Max Headroom, the 'electronic being' from the show, got created in the first episode, when the main human character got scanned by a computer. This starred Matt Frewer, who has since done a LOT of stuff.

Note about Voyagers! and Cover Up: The star, Jon-Erik Hexum, didn't kill himself on purpose, although he did kill himself on the set. He was joking around between shots, put a gun with blanks in it up to his head, and pulled the trigger. The wadding from the blank hit him in the head and killed him.

Need some obscure help: I'm looking for the name of a hispanic kids' show from the 70s. I was living outside of L.A. at the time, so it might have been local only. Main image I have in my head is of a street carnival of some kind. Title of the show was in Spanish. Any thoughts?

Oh, and this is probably much too late to help the person asking, as it was now a few years ago that this post above was asked, but I do know the answer...

The show about the fat detective with the slicked-back hair, with a one-word title?

Cannon.

Okay, just answered my own question about the hispanic kids show.

Villa Alegre!

ok theres two shows i've been trying to remeber for ages...one of them is set in a library and theres i think 3 mice and some porthole thingy they go through theres people in it as well, the mice also live somewhere in the libary...and some which thingy i dono...the other is set in a house? they also show the front yard and theres a big tree in the middle of it...then theres this big rock wall with two arches in it...and a house type thing in the middle of the two where one of the characters live...after the rock wall...theres another garden where i think another of the characters live...there all puppets and i think theres only three of them..actually there might have been and old man ( who was real ) come into it a couple of times i dono, they never really left there house area...i think you might have seen the street a couple of time, but yea anyone have any clue at all about what i'm talking about lol.

i dont know why is says it was posted by tom j but just so you know he didnt post it lol steph did

i saw a question u wrote on here (at keast i thing it was on here) asking about a tv show where the girls dad was an alien and that she could stop time with her two index fingers well did u ever find out the name of the show because that has been bothering me for years as well. i only remember some of the song and the woman who played her mom on that show also playes the mom on Even Stevens on disney(if that still comes on)

Anyone remember a children's show that had a bunch of college kids who landed in a spaceship? There also was a guy who had a tiny movie player.

I am looking for an OLD tv show for kids.....

There was a show on TV in the 70's/80's...it was kinda weird with a witch and werewolf and other characters (not animated) It was a kids show,funny and spooky at the same time.... and I don't remember a whole lot about it, but it was shot in scenes and not continuous. Any help would be great...thanks

Sheree

Hi everbody, I was wondering if any one could re-
member an old late 1979-1980's science program called "space academy". If my memorie serves me
well it was about a floating astroid that had a
mission to make contact with other worlds and
possiably a colinization of a new world.The main
character that I best recall was a small robot
named "PEOLPE".Let me know if anyone remebers this
old sci-fi!
Jesse

"DC Follies", now that was a great short lived t.v. show, does anyone remember that show? It was about a bunch of celebrity puppets who used to hang out at a bar. God, i loved that show and cant wait for the "Best of" Dvd to be released sometime in the near future. And that show that had the girl who could freeze time was "Out of this World".

I think I can answer two questions. Chris.cy the German/Isreali production was a series of films in the Popsicle line inc. Lemon Popsicle, Private Popsicle, Private Manouevres, Baby Love and Up Your Anchor. Try ebay FOR u.k. SELLERS. To Joel who asked about the cartoon It was a feature called Captain Kremen from The Kenny Everett Show. Everett was a British D.J who moved to T.V on both BBC and ITV. His show featured wild characters and weird comedy. Everett died a few years back of AIDS. He was originally sacked by the BBC for making a joke about the wife of a Government minister in charge of transport.

Also trying to think of the name of the show with the witch and the "wolf man" who danced with disco type backround behind him. There was also a huge foot and the mosquito would come down and talk and then bite the foot. Also remember a small frankenstien and a big one. drivin me crazy i can't remember.
thanks Jen

There was an anime cartoon in the 70's I used to watch before school and I can't for the life of me remember what it was called!

I think it started off with a nuclear bomb or something destroying the earth and it was about a boy who then lived in space. Much of it was surrounding a princess that had to be rescued. She had long, flowing hair and cried a lot. Lots of whimsical music playing whenever they showed her...any ideas?

Thanks!

I am looking for a tv show 80's or 90's. It was like knight Rider but a silver car I think and more modern. Had a shell that would form over it with the push of a button?

Grant, the name of the show you're looking for is Nic et Pic. The end of the show always showed them floating away in their air balloon. I use to watch it in French so I don't know if they even had an English version. You can purchase Nic et Pic on VHS.

http://www.afy.ca/catalog/i1-815.html
&
http://www.afy.ca/catalog/i1-814.html

Jen,

You are thinking of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. One of the best shows I can remember.

www.frightenstein.com

Shannon,

You are thinking of Quantum Leap.

Laurie,

I believe you are referring to a MOVIE that aired on HBO (I think) for a few years around Halloween in the mid-80s. It is called "The Worst Witch". It eventually turned into a series. It starred Tim Curry, Charlotte Rae, and Fairuza Balk. Look here for more info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092239/
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Original Post:
Posted by: laurie at January 8, 2006 08:27 PM

Hi, this site sounds great. Remembering a lot of different show that have been on. I have however read through all the listing hoping to find the show I am looking for. Oh it is about an all girls' school of withcraft. Some of the names I remeber are Maude, I think Matilda, the main girl wasn't good at magic. One episode they were praticing fire drills and she didn't know this, she flew out her window and dropped the bucket of water on top of the head witches head. Another one is where they had to fly through an course of challenges and she made it through. THere are several things I remember but not the name of the show, please help. THanks in advance. Nite

RE: Two earlier posts by Tony (12/30/05) and Kellie (1/14/06)

I also remember this show and it is killing me to remember more about it and especially the name of the show! I remember watching it in the library in elementary school (around '83-'85 or so). Didn't the people wear weird headbands?

My friend's mother is a school librarian (has been for 30 years now) and SHE can't even remember the show!

does anybody remember a show from the late 70's early 80's.it was about 4 or 5 teenagers and they drove a old green military jeep.but as soon they got into trouble the old jeep turned into a brand new red buggy and helped them get out of trouble.it was really cool!even the buggy could talk in a wierd language that only the kids could understand.it wasn't a cartoon it was w/real people.can't remember the name of the show but i used to watch it every morning.

Early 80's cartoon. A boy and a girl go through a door or hole in the ground and go down a slide or stairs. Seems like they were following some troll or small green man when he went down into the hole. They find some underground world and something happens and they have to find their way home. Could be an after school special or a regular cartoon series. Please help with the name.

Dave or Shaylene or Craig or Anyone!!!

could somebody/anybody help me.. I Have for the past 20 years being annoying people by asking if they remember a childrens daytime cartoon that was on around 1984-86 (ish) it used to be on a lunchtimes when I went home for my dinner from infants. All I can remember is a boy maybe a red indian, jumping onto a horse called lightning which i think was white and then leaping over a fence to have some sort of adventure, I think I recall his parents shouting at him as they leapt over the fence. sadly that is all the information I have.. if somebody could please help me its been driving me insane for an unhealthy amount of time. THANK YOU!!!!!

I liked this 80's t.v. show I saw when I was a little Girl back in the 80's but I can't think of the name of it. I also liked the theme song from it alot. but I can't remember the name of it. I can picture the charactor so vividly. He Had short blond curly hair and wor a super hero outfit with cape. It was not superman it was something els totally different. the charactor worked for a crime agency. and when somone was in truble he'd change into the super hero. But it wasn't superman at all I'd like to find the CD that has this t.v shows theme song on it. But I just can't think of the T.V. show. Can you please e-mail a respons back to me on this matter
Thank you.
Sincerely:

Heather

Heather, I think you're thinking of the show titled "Greatest American Hero" and the theme song went "Believe it or not, I'm flyin on air" or something like that.

Do you happen to know about this cartoon from the 80's?:
Early 80's cartoon. A boy and a girl go through a door or hole in the ground and go down a slide or stairs. Seems like they were following some troll or small green man when he went down into the hole. They find some underground world and something happens and they have to find their way home. Could be an after school special or a regular cartoon series. Please help with the name.

I found another post on this site that sounded similar, but noone has answered that post either. Please help. Thanks.

kids from caper?

Nope. It's not kids from caper. It was a cartoon and it was 1 or 2 kids around the age of 10. The rest of the info is in my post above. Thanks for the guess though.

Does anyone remember this show about a father, son, and daughter that fall into a prehistoric world during an earthquake? It was in the nineties.??????????????

the super hero who lost his powers when he saw red is from the MOVIE SUPER FUZ .
And ThX for naming PHOENIX for me that shows names been driving me nuts for YEARS !

Shanon,

That was riptide. Pink helicopter, the 'screaming mimi'

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086789/

Cool show, filmed at Pier 56 in CA.

Does anyone remember a kids show on in the 80's, and the only memory I have of it was a man dressed in a black leotard and dressed up like a giant black record. Oh and he also had wooden spoons in his hands, and he danced. It was probably a preschool show.

DINOSAURS, that was the show that the father dinosaur was a construction worker. I remember the teenage boy dinosaur had huge bangs that stuck out.

HALARIOUS HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN- is on the "scream" network channel if anyone has bell express-vu, ALL the time. I don't let my children watch it, gee I can't believe mom used to let me watch that. Vincent Price is on it.

GOOD MORNING MISS BLISS- was the original SAVED BY THE BELL. Does anyone remember that show, with Mikey, and Miss Bliss.

Kara:

The show you're thinking of was probably the 90s update of LAND OF THE LOST, which was originally broadcast in the 70s. Far inferior to the first version, IMHO.

Hope this helps.

Lee

Shark1:

The show you're thinking about was WONDERBUG. It was part of the SID & MARTY KROFT block of shows on Saturday mornings.

Hope this helps.

Lee

R8R13:

The show you're thinking of was VIPER. It was basically an hour-long Dodge commerical.

Hope this helps.

Lee

Hey there, a co-worker and mine remember this tv show from the 80's where the dad was an undercover wrestler and had a manager named Bernie. He had two kids , a boy and a girl and was a single parent. We have been wracking our brains trying to remember the name and nobody else seems to know what we are talking about. Help us Please!

Who remebers the show "SIDEKICK" about a white cop who has a little oriental partner, I think he adopted him or something realy obscure TV show

There is also a show about a BLOND lady who was a ghost and she would help some teenager out. Damn I think she got breast cancer in real life, I remeber the show but not the name.

Dave Cox, I may be late, but the guy with the muscle suit, I think he was just a between shows kind of thing. Like yuck-mouth, or timer, or schoolhouse rock.

I also am looking for info on the show with the robot family and the boy with the whistle.

Dave Cox,
please help!! i've been looking for a childrens show similar to the H.R. Puffnstuff show.

This was The Zoo Revue

Did anyone answer Julia's question from Jan. 22nd 2006 about the brother and sister talking on computers in space?? Can't find the answer and I was talking about it with a coworker, but couldn't remember the name of the show.

Hi I have a question. I was wondering if anyone could remember a show from either 1997 or 1998 about a Jr. high class and their teacher.. I believe his name was "Mr. Ferrano".. I cannot remember the title for the life of me, nor can i find anything on the web. Any help would be great.. Thanks! :-)

hey therem i'm having trouble figuring out a show i used to watch as a child. i remember it being similar to Visionaries, where the characters had hologram plates on their chests with certain animals or insects or whatever that related to their 'team' or 'powers' or something along those lines. another thing i remember about it(this is where i get confused) is that my neighbor had a gun that he could use to shoot the characters on teh tv show and have somethign happen. that part might just be me remembering a strange dream, but the show itself was a live action thing where they had sort of armour looking outfits and they had these hologram things on their chests. anyone have any ideas?

Who remebers the show "SIDEKICK" about a white cop who has a little oriental partner,
John: "Sidekicks" starring a post-Buck Rogers, and post-girdle Gil Gerard and Ernie Reyes, Jr.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090519/

There was a TV show that was about time traveling. The main character used some type of hand held device that allowed him to travel through time. He did not have any control were the device would take him.
Sean: I suspect Shannon was referring to "Voyagers", not "Quantum Leap", as Phineas, the Voyager, carried a pocketwatch-like device that gave him inforamation about where he went. Sam, in QL, had no such device...though Al, who was in the future, had a hand held computer.

another thing i remember about it(this is where i get confused) is that my neighbor had a gun that he could use to shoot the characters on teh tv show and have somethign happen
Jesse: You might be thinking of "Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future", which was a mix of live action and CGI, and had a toy tie in, where the toys could be shot by laser blasts on the show. It was largely written by J. Michael Straczynski, and many references to things that would later show up in his Babylon 5 series can be found in it.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092329/
I don't recall the animal/insects teams..which sounds like Visonaries or Beast Wars.

Does anyone remember this show about a father, son, and daughter that fall into a prehistoric world during an earthquake? It was in the nineties.??????????????
Kara: I'm guessing you're thinking of the 90's remake of "Land of the Lost"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101130/

THIS HAS BEEN HAUNTING ME FOR YEARS...does anyone recall that cartoon with robots--well, there were a set of twins, one fat one that ate rocks and junk, a big strong one, one whose arms stretched far (& more...). There were also these little furries "things" that got brainwashed to be evil (their eyes turned red, so that's how you knew). & the robots had to save them. This is all that I can get out of my memory. Help!

I am trying to remember a short lived show (might have even been a TV movie)from the 80's, sci- fi, about a guy that was struck by lightning and had superpowers, but had a watch he had to recharge to keep his powers and stay alive? Driving me crazy! Anybody know this one? Thanks! I posted this originally a while back and didn't see an answer anywhere. for some reason I'm almost positive it was on NBC. Thanks!

Someone may have already asked about this one but does anyone remember a show from the 80's where there was a giant talking hot-air balloon? I think there might have also been a woman on the show- it wasn't animated, more like a PBS type show- everyone I know thinks I imagined it!

Thx

~~Emily

Hello, could you tell me the name of the show that had different monsters - comedy for kids, like Frankenstein, wolfman, etc. The witch always said "Time for Tasters" and would always bang her head on a pan or pot hanging up.

Thankyou.
Rich Mueller

I've been pretty impressed with the way everyone's finding the answers to their questions. So I'm gonna ask one now.

I'm looking for the name of a show that was shown when I was really little, probably mid to late 80s. The main character was a kid, and once in a while these bad guys would appear in a flash of really bad 80s special effects. The main bad guy had sunglasses on. They'd do something bad and the kid would use his reading skills or something to foil them.

I remember a motorcycle with a sidecar.

:[ I'm no help.

Hey this has really been bothering me for the past few weeks...does anyone remember an old tv show like back in the early 90s i want to say i saw a few episodes but it was really really sketchy about some kids or group of people who were attacked my like MOSQUITOS or some kind of fly...NOT ANIMATED...i think it was on nickelodeon but I am not 100% sure...in the show there was some diseace or some kind of strange thing going around...and they used to give people shots...i have this weird memory of this show didnt know if someone could help me out who kind of remembers this

i was wondering if anyone remembered a tv show early 80's with a pilote with a dog i believe it was a jack russel that had a patch over one eye they would fly an amphibious airplane on their adventures

Do anyone remember a cartoon movie about a mermaid. It was a lot the "Dinesy little mermaid movie"-the mermaid wants to be human and goes to the sea witch and trades her voice for legs because she is in love with a man. The man/prince however is in love with another girl and does not return the mermaids love so she will die unless she stabs the prince in the heart and lets his blood touch her feet.But she loves him and cannot do it so she dies and turns into seafoam. I saw it on TV when I was little, perhaps early 80's. The anaimation was a lot like "the last unicorn". Hope someone can help me... i am going nuts trying to find it!!!

How in response to the guy/girl wanting to know about an 80s cartoon show about a boy and a big white dog.... the show was called Belle and Sebastian. It came out of the same studios as The Mysterious Cities of Gold.

WOuld anyone know of a 80s showabout a gypsy boy an a black horse. It goes someting like this: the horse is abused by its mean farmer owner. the boy makes friends with the horse and steals the horse away. The farmer is irrate and goes after the boy and horse. the boy also makes friend with a girl along the way. Its an english show and Iam pretty sure it would have been shown on the weekend before worzel grumage (cant spell) came on. The title went something like the boys name and then the horses??????

Rudy Asks: i was wondering if anyone remembered a tv show early 80's with a pilote with a dog i believe it was a jack russel that had a patch over one eye they would fly an amphibious airplane on their adventures

Tales From The Gold Monkey Starring Steven Collins of 7th Heaven fame. Check out http://www.goldmonkey.com/ for lots of info.

Does anyone remember a kids show from the 70s (possibly early 80s)that a man had a secret laboratory behind a bookcase? I kind of remember something called "Merlin and the Magical Green Machine" but I can't find it on any search.

Does anyone remember a TV show or maybe it was a miniseries where a father got special powers like rapid healing and then after a train wreck with chemicals I believe so did his son?

Does anyone remember the show which was in the 70s and 80s on a Saturday morning which included the banana splits and the arabian nights it has been rattling my brian it had around 5 kids on a bus and I cant think of the name of the show maybe something......Gang. Can anyone out there help?

Anyone remember a show called "Jennifer slept here."?? I think someone was asking about what the title was. (Theme: Teen boy had a "girl" ghost who lived in his room & appeared to give advice, etc..)....something like that.

does anyone remember an episode of a tv show called That's Incredible, about a 16" man and his wife?? if so please get in touch.
Jmp244@aol.com Thanks

there was a show that came on the late 70's. it was about a bunch of super heroes. i was in the military and never got a chance to see it. i'm looking for some info on it.

so i searched for a show on google, and this website came up with what looked like the show i'm looking for...scrolled through the ENTIRE thing and either missed it or its not here...HELP.
the name of the show...with the kid that lives in the basement with a robot...and his mean older sister that would come down and visit...
help...

that super heroe show came on at night. i know that it didn't last long. i think it had something to do with the justice league of america. appreciate any info.

for the person who wanted to know about the show with the dog in it helping people in neeed it think the dogs name was smoke looked like a german shepard

does anybody rember a show from the late 70's or 80's tha had a robot in it with a guy who wore rainbow suspenders and glasses show mostly took place in a living room of a house i think it was a morning show for kids

ok. there was this show from the late 70's early 80's that was really like 4 shows in one and one part of it had a dracula like character, another was a western theme it was like a soap opera but at night and there was a portal that seemed things together. if anyone has a clue what this was called PLEASE leave info. I have been looking for this show for years . oh I think it was on NBC.

anyone remember a childrens programme, it was presented by an older lady dressed in full scottish wear. mostly standing outside?

also the programme where there were 3 funny kinda of monkies--i think this was called banana split?? is that right? thanks

WHAT ABOUT THAT CARTOON FROM I THINK THE 70'S,ABOUT TIME TRAVEL ,IT WAS A DIFFERENT YEAR EACH EPISODE,I REMEMEMBER ONE ABOUT CAVEMEN IN THE TITLE SEQUENCE,AND SPACEMEN ALSO,WOT THE FU#K WAS IT CALLED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's an obscure one I have searched to identify in vain: it started out live-action starring a real cat and the next door neighbor bulldog -- his nemesis. Then it switched to a cartoon and the cat was an anthropomorphic superhero... the cartoons were the real cat's day dreams perhaps. Anyone remember this?
~Doug

Ok so, I was pretty young when I watched this show but it's stuck in my head and I have this memory of it but they took it off the air and now I NEED to know what it's called. It was people dreed up like animals and they lived in like a community together and they like sang and stuff and there was like a cockatoo.

it was the zooblie zoo

i think the show with kids in the warehouse making stupid songs was "kids incorporated"

I have one for you. I honestly don't know if this is real or not, but I seem to remember watching this in the mornings before I went to school. Early eighties maybe. The only things I remember were a girl with a rose birthmark on her foot and the guy that was searching for her.
The birthmark only showed up with heat, because I think they made her walk across coals during one episode.
Also I'm pretty sure that she was a long-lost princess of some kind.
If anyone can help me please reply.

I'm trying to find the name of a show probably from the 80's. All I remember was there was a lady in a basement (I don't know if she was locked away down there or not.) and she had a machine in there with her. She would put in certain items like a red shoe and a basket and turn the machine on. A book would come out with those items in the story. Does anyone else remember this?? Please help me if you do!

I need help remembering the name of a show or possibly a movie from I think around the 70's. It took place in Japan I think. There was a little boy who controlled a robot through a wrist comunicator of some type. Not much information but that's all I can remember. Thanks!!! Lisa

hey therem i'm having trouble figuring out a show i used to watch as a child. i remember it being similar to Visionaries, where the characters had hologram plates on their chests with certain animals or insects or whatever that related to their 'team' or 'powers' or something along those lines. another thing i remember about it(this is where i get confused) is that my neighbor had a gun that he could use to shoot the characters on teh tv show and have somethign happen. that part might just be me remembering a strange dream, but the show itself was a live action thing where they had sort of armour looking outfits and they had these hologram things on their chests. anyone have any ideas?

Posted by: Jesse Wade at March 4, 2006 08:27 AM

If that wasn't Captain Power, it might have been Photon, which was a Lazer Tag rip-off. I used to have one of the Photon sets, which came with 2 guns, and a 'training target.' The cool thing about this set, compared to Lazer Tag, was that you didn't need to have any sensors on you, the guns registered hits. It was like 4 hits, and you were dead.

I am trying to track down a show I loved as a kid called "Ark Lost". It was a sci-fi
show about a huge space ship carrying the last remnants of the human race. The
ship was so big and had been in flight for so long that those on it did not know they
were on a ship except for three people that got exiled from their community.
Fortunately or perhaps unfortunately they discover that the ship is way off course.
The show had the look of being filmed on video tape. Does anyone else remember
this show?

Hey Lisa! I remember that show! The robot would fight monsters sent be evil aliens. I was
a bigger fan of Ultraman though.

TO the person who wanted to know about the show about a dog who went around helping people. It may be the one called the littlest hobo. the dog looked like a germen shepard cross husky and had a different name each week as it travelled around from place to place and was a stray so to speak and make new friends. Had a great theme song too!

Hi. If anyone knows this please email me the answer. I remember just some basic points. There was a costumed witch.( i think she had a big head and body like h.r.puffnstuff)There was a castle with a spiral staircase and a band of real people would play songs. I have thought all a long it was witchie poo but I know it was a witch. It was sorta like a childrens sitcom styled show with these characters. Was there a spin off of H.R. Puffnstuff? I just can't be sure. It has been driving me crazy for years. The lead singer of the rock band had 70's styled long layered hair and I remember his name being Leslie or some name which I thought was a girls name at the time.(I was young.)I thought the symbol on the drums was similiar to the mouth and tongue symbol of the rolling stones.Please help. To the best of my memory it was a mix of real people, costumed people, puppets.Everyone thinks I am crazy. Also, A game show with lots and lots of pretty boxes(presents) of all sizes and shapes on the stage and he would pick someone out of the audience and they would pick a numbered box. It would range up to like 99. Then those people would either get their box with the gift inside or he would give them money or something. Not Lets make a deal. They only had 3 curtains and no boxes everwhere with numbers. Thanks so much. Please email me any responses at sherryappraisal@yahoo.com

I FINALLY FINALLY figured out the show. It was the Bay City Roller show. It only took years to figure it out. I still need to find out the name of that gameshow. Please email me the name. Thanks.


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Hi. If anyone knows this please email me the answer. I remember just some basic points. There was a costumed witch.( i think she had a big head and body like h.r.puffnstuff)There was a castle with a spiral staircase and a band of real people would play songs. I have thought all a long it was witchie poo but I know it was a witch. It was sorta like a childrens sitcom styled show with these characters. Was there a spin off of H.R. Puffnstuff? I just can't be sure. It has been driving me crazy for years. The lead singer of the rock band had 70's styled long layered hair and I remember his name being Leslie or some name which I thought was a girls name at the time.(I was young.)I thought the symbol on the drums was similiar to the mouth and tongue symbol of the rolling stones.Please help. To the best of my memory it was a mix of real people, costumed people, puppets.Everyone thinks I am crazy. Also, A game show with lots and lots of pretty boxes(presents) of all sizes and shapes on the stage and he would pick someone out of the audience and they would pick a numbered box. It would range up to like 99. Then those people would either get their box with the gift inside or he would give them money or something. Not Lets make a deal. They only had 3 curtains and no boxes everwhere with numbers. Thanks so much. Please email me any responses at sherryappraisal@yahoo.com

Posted by: Sherry at April 1, 2006 12:55 PM

"Posted by: kevin at March 29, 2006 10:51 PM

I have one for you. I honestly don't know if this is real or not, but I seem to remember watching this in the mornings before I went to school. Early eighties maybe. The only things I remember were a girl with a rose birthmark on her foot and the guy that was searching for her.
The birthmark only showed up with heat, because I think they made her walk across coals during one episode.
Also I'm pretty sure that she was a long-lost princess of some kind.
If anyone can help me please reply."

I came to this site looking for the cartoon mentioned above as well, and the things mentioned above are the only details I can recall too. It was along the same lines (and Nickelodeon programming timeline) as Belle and Sebastian and Mysterious Cities of Gold...Help!

I remember The Lost World. -And I was trying to remember more from it too. The only specific episode I remember is when they return to their old neighborhood, and it's all deserted, but the phone rings in their old house. And that's all I know.

What will kids these days do? They don't have anything like the weirdo local shoes WE grew-up on. I thought all hope was lost until I caught a few minutes of a show called "It's Curtoon Time". It hits it right on the mark. It's locally produced, shot live with an in-studio audience of small children (dressed in 50's garb), stupid songs, odd sidekick characters (Heebie and Jeebie), and almost no pesky redeeming qualities like professional production, decent scripts or important messages.

Not much web presence I am afraid.

http://www.cox.com/oc/cox3/curtoon.asp

Hi,
I have been looking everywhere for clues to a show I remember from the 80's ( I THINK it was the 80's). What I recall is a shop (The Curiosity Shoppe or The Olde Curiosity Shoppe, etc). This was a TV series based on the occult, and starred a young redheaded woman by the name of Robie (she also did a cover of Murray Head's One Night in Bangkok, if that helps) along with a young dark-haired man and an older man (the shop owner) who was older, balding with a beard, and British, I believe. This is driving me nuts, so if anyone can help, I'm grateful. Thanks!

John, the series I think you are referring to (if no one answered this already) was "Jennifer Slept Here" with Ann Jillian ..I know cause I LOVED that show, and ok had a serious crush on Ann Jillian

Ray I think the show you are talking about is Cliffhangers each one was a mini cliffhanger and each week it would pick up from the previous cliffhanger

I was mistake on the title of the show I remember from when I was a Kid. It was
called The Starlost. I found a website with info about the show. What a walk down
memory lane that was! Wish I could find it on DVD.
And...speaking of "the weirdo local shoes WE grew-up on", Wonderama with Bob
McAllister lives on in my earliest memories.
Dave

That should read: I was mistaken...

The 'body suit guy' was Slim Goodbody.
http://www.slimgoodbody.com/

Hello,Pleaaassseee dose anyone out there remember a childrens show from the late 70s or very early 80s about a sick girl in a lighthouse. The lighthouse was surrounded by stones that used to slowly move closer and closer to her and they used to mumbel??? all my friends remember the show but we cant remember what it was called. Cheers for any help :-)

I FOUND IT! In a post posted by me in Feb. 2006 and in other posts by by Tony (12/30/05) and Kellie (1/14/06)we discussed "a weird show about books and people from the future and a lady in a bookmobile." My inability to remember the name of that show (or much about it) had been killing me for nearly a year before I found this site in February. Today, I finally found the name of the show (A random memory from the show popped up in my head and was enough for me to do a productive Google search.) The name of the show is Tomes and Talismans. Kellie - the enemies were called the "wipers" (that is what popped into my head today and allowed me to find the name of the show.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomes_&_Talismans

Anybody remember a kids show from the 70's (I think) where the narrator was a kindly old guy dressed like a farmer, and the set was this little model town or farm or something, so he was a giant compared to the set. I remember at the end of the show he would say "Look up... Waaaay up", and the camera would pan up to the guy. The theme song was a classical piece - Bach, I think. "The Friendly Giant" maybe?

Lisa,

It was Gigantor

Song:
"Gigantor the space age robot,
He's at your command!"

Hi, I was reminded of a kids show I used to watch everyday after school around 4pm. I believe it was a Japanese made show because all of the characters were Japanese or Chinese. Anyway, the show was about this young boy who had a whistle and everytime he needed help, he blew the whistle and it called this "super family" to come and help him. There was a dad (who was a giant) who transformed into a gold ship when he was called, a mom who did the same, and a boy who also changed into a ship. It seemed to be the typical Japanese type show of the day, kinda like Godzilla. I remember the bad guy was a monster type creature and he had these little black people that were so tiny they could crawl up people's pants legs and control them somehow. Me and my friends use to watch this everyday after school. It would have been in the mid to late 70's when we watched it. I sure would like to see those shows again for memory's sake. Anybody remember the name of this show?? Please email me at chaznabby@aol.com Thanks!!!

anyone remember a really old show? its about these 2 kids and their dad who are driving and then theres an earthquake, which causes the car to fall into a chasm and they get transported back through time.

i cant remember much more about it, but i remember it used to be my favorite show as a kid and it was probably on nickelodeon.

Rudy,

the movie you're talking about is probably just the ACTUAL Little Mermaid Story by Hans Christian Andersen. Disney took some liberties and gave it a happy ending. I don't know who did your version and there are probably countless ones. Sorry, that probably doesn't help too much.

I'm looking for the name of a cartoon it was an ABC after school special I in the 80's about these two kids and there teacher who was a witch but I think she was nice she even had a black cat
There is also one about the sock trolls that is all I remember about that one and does anyone know if I can get the Giggle Snort Hotel on DVD
Thanks

if anyone ever saw an old cartoon of PINOCCHIO that was violent and old and before the Disney one and there were killer dogs and it was dark and surreal and very cool, let me know via email

i am trying to remember the name of a tv show in the early 80's ofcourse where a psychic would look into her cat's eye to sovle crimes it was really good can u get the name for me..

I'm trying to remember a show in the 70s or 80s which had a young boy (8-12 yrs old) who was an alien with some sort of powers, but he didn't know who he was. I think his ship had crashed on Earth. I think he also found a dog. I also vaguly remember that someone was trying to catch him. Any clues? Please address your answer to me. Thanks.

TO Lori who posted at March 15, 2006 05:23 PM

You asked "Does anyone remember a TV show or maybe it was a miniseries where a father got special powers like rapid healing and then after a train wreck with chemicals I believe so did his son?"

I believe you are thinking of I-Man, staring Scott Backula and Joey Cramer (who also stared in Flight of the Navigato). It was a Sunday Nigh Movie which came out in 1986.

ahhh! can ANYONE throw out the name of the show about the boy and the robot in the basement!!! i seriously CANNOT sleep until I get it (two other people are similarly stumped!)

please!!

regarding the boy and his robot...
there was a similar show that was a cartoon:
Wake, Rattle & Roll was a daily syndicated morning entry produced by Hanna-Barbera. RJ Williams portrayed Sam, a kid who had his own basement hangout. His friend is his robot named DECKS, built by his grandfather. He also has a friend named KC & an annoying older sister named Debbie. There were two cartoon segments in the series.

I need help. When I was Younger in the early to mid 70's there was a horror show on, I think it was called "Frankenstien's Castle" Dracula lived in the castle and there were 4 to 5 segments of the show, Dracula would always try to invent something new, some old witch would hit her head on a hanging pot every time she would go over to her couldren to cook something, there was an old man who would tell you a story but fall asleep during it, then dracula again would try to feed a monster down in the basement by throwing stuff down a shute with bars on it, and last Dracula, at the end of the show, would always try to revive frankenstien, who was on a slab, with electricity.
Someone please tell me where I can find this show, and that I'm not imagining it.

"Does anyone recall a live action type show that played in the 70s that featured a young boy (white??) who was friends with a young asian boy who could turn into some sort of jet? The asian boy's parents could turn into jets too I believe and they would fight evildoers. I know I'm not making it up but I can't find it anywhere. thanks."

Did you find the answer to this? I have been wondering for years

Salvage 1 starring Andy Griffith and the father from Silver Spoons. All I remmeber is they were junk collectors and had a spaceship (I'm not lying). I used to love this show. Also, Supertrain. Again, a show that I loved, but don't remember anything except the title because I haven't seen it since it went off the air.
Also, does anyone remember a TV movie from the 70's about a man who got struck by lightning and developed the power to conduct electricity?

What was the tv show about a asian family that lived in a volcano and they could turn into jets by falling to the ground?

To Jamahl, yes! I've posted on here a couple times about the guy that got struck by lightning. I thought it was a short lived TV series, because I seem to remember watching it more than once. Didn't he have a watch or something similar that showed how much "charge" he had left and he would get really weak, or possibly die if he got too low without recharging? I can't remember the name of it for anything, I've looked everywhere! If anyone knows it, please post! Thanks!

Anyone remember a live action kids show (with puppets as well I believe) that aired in the mid-80s. All I can remember is the intro. A bearded guy with a red backpack hikes through the woods and along a river, until he gets to a hollow log, puts his bag in in front of him, and crawls into it himself. He came out into an obviously fake set which they tried their best to make look like a forest clearing. The puppets lived in tree houses I think and he talked to them for about 30 minutes and left... It's killing me that I can't remember the name. For some reason, I want to say "Fred" is part of it. Any help??? Thanks.

anyone know the name of a cartoon from the 80's where a group of kids go through a port hole to another time and they're stuck and they have to go through all sorts of adventures to find their way back? even I can't remember it too well to describe it but I wanna see this again. nobody know's I've asked everyone. it was viewed for me in Minneapolis in the 80's.

I NEED HELP..!! All i can remember from this mid 90's kids nickelodeon tv series is that it featured a very beautiful lookin blonde haired girl.! I dont think it was Saved By The Bell and i know it was'nt the two girls from Sweet Valley High.!! I think it was mainly filmed at a diner.!! She had a very specific caracter name like Angel or Peaches.!! HELP..??

I'm trying to find the name of a tv show from the 80's maybe late 70's. It had characters dressed in blue spandex, but then they pressed a power button on their suit it gave them gold plated armor?? It would have fallen under a sci-fi genre.

what was the tv show with the guy on the couch

We are looking desperately for this show. We remember the sparkly effects and I think the villain was overweight and had a beard. He had sunglasses for sure and rode a motorcycle. It had a magic glove involved, and I think it was a math or reading show. It was on PBS for sure. This skinny weasely guy rode in the sidecar to the villains motorcycle. I think there was a guy kid and a girl kid, both around 12 years old. They rode a regular bicycle. It was prolly from around 1985-87. Any info would be mondo.

Hi, got a real head-scratcher here, there was a show, early 80's, where a little kid talked to what appeared to be a blue orb or void, may have been an alien, anyways as the show progressed his parents thought he was crazy took him to a child shrink who had a record with spinning lines on it to hypnotize him into not believing in the void/alien – sorry it seems so vague! ANY help would be fantastic!

to Denise from April 6:
the show you were looking for was the Friday the 13th TV series.
It was about an old antique store where everything in the store was cursed, so they had to go back and try to recover all the items that had been sold.
I loved that show.

i know you may have said this before but i couldn't keep reading.. anyone remember 'that's cat' i know i'm not crazy.. none of my friends remember
also anyone remember seeing a movie in school maybe about a witch... she had grandkids or something and they made blueberry pancakes... i know it's vague, but it's all i remember! it was on a film reel from the library i think.
and how about santa conquers the martians with pia zadora! classic!

Hi Tom,
That's Cat was a show I remember. Starred Alice Playen. Had an infectious little theme song too, I still hear it in my head,lol. "What may be 'cat' in one place; ain't cat somewhere else... That's Cat, That's Cat."
Garry.

I wish that these 'retro' tv channels would show something different. Many of the shows mentioned here would make nice replacements for the common stuff we see on TV Land etc. Some may like Andy Griffith or Van Dyke, and that;s OK But you know, some of us get burned out on something that has been shown for years on end. There were more shows out there than what are being shown now.
I guess my age is showing when I see those of you mentioning "old show" way back in the 1990's lol. I remember some good shows that I'd like to see again. "The Immortal" about Ben Richards (Christopher George) who has a rare type of blood that makes him live forever. His brother has the same type of blood, and Ben searches for his brother to warn him of the guy who wants to capture Ben.
Some good episodes.
What about NYPD? NO not NYPD "Blue" the original NYPD show made in New York and starred Jack Warden, Robert Hooks and Frank Converse. Give us a break from the "Blue" and get that original show on.Original locations in NY from actual cases from NYPD files.

Speaking of Frank Converse, he also starred in a cool show with Claude Atkins called Movin' On! About 2 truckers on the road, and the adventures they had.

"Then Came Bronson" Michaeal Parks a cool show also. Motorcycle guy's travels thru the US.
So, I think that TVLand should get some new old shows on for a variety. Why limit shows to a certain few, then play the heck out of them?
Thanks for reading.....

I have been trying to remember the name of a 80's Sci-fi show. I think it came on after otherworld (USA 1985). The main charachter falls asleep in a big city while heating milk, only to wake up in the future. It may not have lasted past the pilot. Any help would be appreciated.

ok, im searching for a show, late 70's early 80's i think, about a teenage male with piercing blue eyes ( i thought it was robby benson but i dont think so ) this actor was very cute, white male with dark hair. i think his partner was an older male, maybe dealing in some kind of investigation work, i know its not much, but any help will be aprrecitated. thanks.

Regaridng this post -
Posted by: manuel at April 30, 2006 01:58 PM

"Does anyone recall a live action type show that played in the 70s that featured a young boy (white??) who was friends with a young asian boy who could turn into some sort of jet? The asian boy's parents could turn into jets too I believe and they would fight evildoers. I know I'm not making it up but I can't find it anywhere. thanks."

The show was called Space Giants. Somebody had a whistle that was used to call the robots. They were Goldar, Silvar and Gam. Their old benfactor was named methuselah. the boy with the whistle was named miko mura, his father was a reporter named tom mura. miko would whistle once for gam, twice for silvar and three times for goldar. these robots made their home beneath a volcano, mt. olympus

You have no idea the amount of time it took me to identify the show "Gigglesnort Hotel." LOL!!!!!!!

the person who is looking for the Frankenstein sitcom...it was called "The Hillarious House of Frightenstine". There were only a couple of actors. Billy Van (Canadian) played most of the parts. The Frankenstein's name was Bruce. As a kid I loved the show when I could see it. I remember during a very bad thunder and lightning storm (a real one) I asked my parents if the lightening was red like on the tv show. Funny what you remember when you were 5 or six years old

The Hillarious House of Frightenstine still plays on satalite TV. Sometimes on the comedy network.

There was a animated show in the early 80's I recall watching. Possibly on TVO (TV Ontario).

The show taught history lessons of different time periods, and was actually rather boring. However, the beginning intro was pretty cool when I was a kid.

It starts off showing this neandrathal man (or maybe a caveman), with a simple red or orange or something background.

Music plays and the man (who is walking on the spot) has his clothes morph around him, switching through the different time periods, greek/roman, rennaisance, victorian, modern etc. At the end his clothes become an all white space suit, at this moment the plain background fades into a scene at a launch pad. Immediately the man has a look of shock, and turns and runs towards a large rocket. Soon behind are four or 5 guys giving chase, also in similar jumpsuits.

The man runs on board the rocket and blasts off from earth, moments later the earth exploades.

I have seen this in english and in french, and the animation reminds me of a european style.

Anyone have any idea what the heck I'm talking about? Please email me at pferg@hotmail.com

I've talked to others about this, most do not remember it, but I have met some that do (so I'm not crazy).

There was a tv show that came on before spider man i believe it was a boy that had a helmet and would say something and melt his enemies like applesause does anyone know what that show was called?

really late, but Dave B on 5/3/04 was describing Commander Mark from his show "the secret city adventures." It was on PBS.


http://www.drawsquad.com/ds_story.html

I was hoping someone from this discussion could name the 80's show that had a MALE high school aged robot.... Probably same story lines as Small Wonder, except with a guy? Scientist dad builds robot son, who struggles in high school to find "himself" because he doesn't know he's a robot. In fact, I think his dad works at the school? Am I going nuts? Thanks

I was wondering if anyone remembers the 80's show with the MALE robot son? Probably same storyline as Small Wonder, only this robot son is in high school, struggling to fit in, finding how difficult it is to fit in when you're a robot (even though he thought he was real)??? Am I going nuts?

Does anyone remember a show around the late 80's in which a boy traveled to different points in time by pedaling (I want to say an exercise bike in his garage). He also wore some kind of magic glove I think. I believe it was on PBS. Anyone???? Thanks in advance.

Kerrie -

The series you're looking for - about the girl who was abducted off the swing and is now a ghost etc - is "Elly and Jools".

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0218762/

Clare.

If youre in california there is a christian network that shows the new zoo review on weekend mornings they show like six to eight episodes im not sure what day form those interested its Doug and Emijo Fredddie the frog Henrieta hippo ans my fav Charlie the olw claims to be Woodsy the owls cousin and always making jokes about Henrietea being fat and they live in Los angeles where the show was filmed.

Im tring to find out about a show early 70s it had a man not sure if it was in space in think a planet maybe earth but he had a liitle box robot looked like a 70s intercom for a phone with a little orage lite and had walking legs like a wind up toy.

Also any one know how to find any pics or anything about Thats cat

Ozdep

Its the Hardy boys starig Parker Stevens the older guy and Shaun Cassidy big time 70s teen idol they also teamed up with Nacy Drew dont rember much about that by the way the new tv show invasion is wrinten by Shaun

70's kids show where they sang a song inky dinky do i love you

Anyone remember an 80's show, maybe only a pilot where a father, daughter and son go the the Great Pyramid and are transported somewhere? I remember the Title scene or something had to do with the "All seeing eye" like on the dollar bill. I have been looking for info on this for years. Thanks

I am trying to remember a show about a coach I think. I believe the main actor was ( Daphne Coleman) but I can't get any thing on this name when I search it. It was a 30 min sitcom and I think it was placed in Buffulo NY and was loosely, about the Buffulo Bills Team.. am I going crazy or do I really remember this.