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TV Land To Celebrate 50 Years of Warner Bros. Television Hits
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TV Land salutes Warner Bros. 50th anniversary with a 50 hour
programming marathon featuring episodes from Warner Bros.
television library, including the iconic superhero Wonder Woman.
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NEW YORK, NY USA 06/07/2005
http://www.prnewswire.com/

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ - Prepare to relive some of
the funniest,
happiest and most emotional moments from the past 50 years of
television as TV
Land presents a special 50 hour programming marathon featuring
landmark
episodes from the Warner Bros. television library. Beginning
Saturday, June
11th at 6am (ET/PT) through - Monday, June 13th at 8am (ET/PT),
TV Land
viewers will be treated to a 50th anniversary salute to Warner Bros.
Television featuring milestone episodes of Dallas, Eight is
Enough, The
Waltons, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Full House, in addition to
the rarely
seen episodes of Sugarfoot, Love, Sidney, John Larroquette and
many more.
Warner Bros. television programming has helped define the medium
throughout
every decade with the best westerns (Cheyenne), classic soaps
(Knots Landing),
memorable dramas (China Beach), iconic superheroes (Wonder Woman)
and shows
that turned actors into stars (Welcome Back, Kotter).

"We're thrilled to present this momentous marathon to our
viewers," states
Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land Nick at Nite. "These special
episodes will
bring back a lot of memories for television fans and we're happy
that Warner
Bros. chose us as their television partner."

Warner Home Video is also celebrating the 50th anniversary
of Warner Bros.
television with a yearlong promotion. This campaign will feature
DVD debuts
of series from every decade of Warner Bros. Television's history
including
many of the shows featured in the Nick at Nite marathon.

Hand-picked by TV Land, episodes in the marathon include:

Saturday, June 11th

6:00am Cheyenne #7117 (Episode #75) - Dual at Judas
Basin
This lavishly produced series starring Clint
Walker was
Warner Bros. first foray into television and
one of three
rotating Western series presented under the
banner "Warner
Bros. Presents." Cheyenne Bodie, Tom
"Sugarfoot" Brewster
and Bronco Layne match wits and bullets with
trapper Pike
Hanson, suspected of selling guns to
Indians. One false
move could be the end of their friend as
they play the
dangerous game of pinning the crime of
murder and treason
on a clever crook.

7:00am Bronco #6857 (Episode #27) - Flight from an
Empire
A spin-off of Cheyenne, this second in the
Western line-up
under the title "Warner Bros. Presents,"
features ex-
Confederate Army Captain Bronco Layne
wandering the West
in search of adventure. In this episode,
Bronco hires
refugees from the fallen Maximillian empire,
but has to
contend with bandits who are convinced a
mother and son
know what happened to $5 million in missing
gold.

8:00am Sugarfoot #1 - Brannigan's Boots
Action rides shotgun with humor in the
adventures of Tom
"Sugarfoot" Brewster in this third series in
the Western
line-up of "Warner Bros. Presents." Crooked
politicians in
Bluerock appoint Tom sheriff after noting
his poor
shooting aim. Tom, however, takes the job
seriously. When
a pretty girl who is watching him says he's
not man enough
to fill her father's boots, Tom sets out to
prove her
wrong and find her father's killer.

9:00am Maverick #5 - Gun Shy
Mixing traditional Western adventure and
good-natured
humor, this series stars James Garner as
Bret Maverick,
the man TV Guide named the best dramatic
actor of the
1950s. This spoof of Gunsmoke focuses on
Marshal Mort
Dooley (Ben Gage), a grim man with a gun
aimed at all
gamblers in general - and Maverick in
particular.

10:00am Wonder Woman #15 - Anschluss '77 (SEASON TWO
PREMIERE)
A super heroine from a lost tribe of Amazon
women, Wonder
Woman is called upon to battle a new and
more terrifying
Nazi menace when she and Steve Trevor are
assigned to
investigate a reunion of expatriate Nazis on
a small
tropical island.

11:00am The Adventures of Superman #36 - The Face
and the Voice
Everyone's favorite superhero fights a
never-ending battle
for truth, justice and the American way.
Superman is so
popular that a new feature film is currently in
production. In this episode when a
gangster's face is
altered to look like Superman he perpetrates
crimes and
lays the blame on our hero.

11:30am F Troop #37 - The Great Troop Robbery
A phony medicine man tries to blame his
thefts on Agarn
when he suffers a temporary memory loss in
this classic
Western comedy that features a crew of
hilarious, bumbling
cavalrymen somewhere west of the Missouri in
post-Civil
War days. This series was so popular it
attracted comedic
guest stars such as Milton Berle, Paul
Lynde, Don Rickles
and other comedy greats.

12:00pm Mayberry RFD #1 - Andy and Helen Get Married
Andy and Helen get married and Aunt Bea
becomes Sam's
housekeeper in the spin-off of the
tremendously popular
The Andy Griffith Show.

12:30pm Chico and The Man #43 - Too Many Crooks
Freddie Prinze broke new ground for Latinos
on TV co-
starring with Emmy Award winner Jack
Albertson. They play
an unlikely duo that work in a repair garage
in East Los
Angeles. When Ed (Albertson), not knowing
that he gave a
handout to a crook, finds out that that
money is what they
are after, all kinds of crooks from the
neighborhood
coming to him for a handout as well.

1:00pm Welcome Back Kotter #2 - The Election
It's the instant comedy hit that made a star
out of John
Travolta and popularized the characters of
Horshack and
Mr. Kotter. In this episode, Barbarino
(Travolta) is
running for Student Body President but his
campaign turns
into a disaster.

1:30pm Alice #30 - Sixty Minutes Man
In this series starring Linda Lavin, Alice
(Lavin)
suspects that a diner regular is really an
incognito
mobster. This sassy show about a
hard-working single mom
lasted an astounding nine seasons and broke
the mold for
women in sitcoms.

2:00pm Waltons #1 - The Foundlings (FIRST EPISODE)
In this heartwarming family drama that won
10 Emmy Awards,
two Golden Globes and numerous other awards,
the Waltons
take a young, abandoned girl into their
home. After
seeing a doctor, they discover the girl is deaf.


3:00pm Scarecrow and Mrs. King - #1 The First Time
(PILOT)
Special Agent "Scarecrow" enlists the aide
of Amanda King
(everybody's favorite "Angel" Kate Jackson),
a divorced
mother of two, for assistance in finding a
leak in a D.C.
organization. Mrs. King is then offered a
job with IFF and
continues to assist Lee "Scarecrow" Stetson
(Bruce
Boxleitner).

4:00pm Sisters - #1 Moving In, Moving Out, Moving
On (PILOT)
Sela Ward won her first Emmy for this series
about four
very different sisters that received five
Emmy and two
Golden Globe nominations. Reed sisters Alex,
Georgie,
Teddy and Frankie are brought together by
the sale of
their family home, an event that disturbs
their recently
widowed mom.

5:00pm Life Goes On #1 - (PILOT)
Patti Lupone and Kelli Martin star in this
critically
acclaimed, heartfelt drama about the daily
struggles of a
family coping with Down Syndrome. When
Corky tries to
mainstream into the 9th grade, the same
grade as Becca,
she worries that her brother may stop her
from getting to
the boy she really wants, Tyler Benchfield,
a star on the
football team.

6:00pm Jack and Bobby Episode TBD
What if you could watch the next great
American president
grow up? Oscar and Emmy-winner Christine
Lahti stars in
this critically acclaimed series from master
storytellers
Greg Berlanti (Everwood) and Thomas Schlamme
(The West
Wing).

7:00pm John Larroquette #1 - (PILOT)
Five-time Emmy Award-winner John Larroquette
stars as a
recovering alcoholic who takes the job of
night manager in
a seedy bus station, where a robbery and a
missing bus
test his resolve to stay sober.

7:30pm Murphy Brown #1 - Respect (PILOT)
The classiest comedy about the world of
broadcast news
garnered 62 Emmy Award nominations and 18
wins including
Best Comedy. Series star, Candice Bergen
was nominated
for seven Emmy Awards and won five. When
Murphy returns
to FYI after "drying out" at the Betty Ford
Clinic, she
discovers the show underwent changes while
she was gone,
including the addition of a beauty queen to
the anchor
desk and a new young executive producer. In
her first week
back she isn't sure whether she still has
her edge.

8:00pm Fresh Prince of Bel Air #7 - Def Poet's Society
Will Smith became a household name in this
Emmy and Golden
Globe- nominated series about a streetwise
kid from
Philadelphia who moves in with relatives in
Bel-Air. Will
joins his prep school's poetry club at his
Uncle Philip's
insistence, but he must enlist Geoffrey's
help when he is
called on to present a poem at a reading.

8:30pm Full House #1 - Our Very First Show (PILOT)
One of ABC's biggest comedy hits for eight
years starring
Bob Saget and John Stamos, it features Danny
Tanner
(Saget), widowed father of three young and
rambunctious
girls, who recruits his two buddies to move
in and help
him raise his kids.

9:00pm Eight is Enough - #11 Trial Marriage
Dick Van Patten stars as the father of eight
very
independent and different children in this
often comical,
always touching drama series. This episode
introduces
Betty Buckley as Sue "Abby" Abbott. Tommy
breaks his
ankles at a touch football game and will
miss school for
five weeks, while Mary moves in with her
boyfriend, a
young psychiatry student.

10:00pm Eight is Enough: Wedding
This made-for-television reunion film finds
eldest son
David on the brink of marriage to a
divorcee. However,
some of his sisters would prefer to see a
reunion with his
ex-wife Janet.

12:00am Falcon Crest - #68 Ashes to Ashes (SEASON
THREE FINALE)
In one of primetime's juiciest soaps, the
rich and greedy
fight for power and sex in this saga that
takes place the
winery Falcon Crest. At the charred
springhouse, the
coroner, after inspecting a ring and bone
fragments,
positively identifies the remains as
Julia's. In a note to
Lance, Julia's last request is to have her
ashes scattered
in Italy.

1:00am Scarecrow and Mrs. King - #1 The First Time
(PILOT)
Special Agent "Scarecrow" enlists the aide
of Amanda King
(everybody's favorite "Angel" Kate Jackson),
a divorced
mother of two, for assistance in finding a
leak in a D.C.
organization. Mrs. King is then offered a
job with IFF and
continues to assist Lee "Scarecrow" Stetson
(Bruce
Boxleitner).

2:00am Waltons #1 - The Foundlings (FIRST EPISODE)
In this heartwarming series, the Waltons
take a young,
abandoned girl into their home. After
seeing a doctor,
they discover the girl is deaf.

3:00am Wonder Woman #15 - Anschluss '77 (SEASON TWO
PREMIERE)
Wonder Woman is called upon to battle a new
and more
terrifying Nazi menace when she and Steve
Trevor are
assigned to investigate a reunion of
expatriate Nazis on a
small tropical island.

4:00am Valerie - #24 Bad Timing
This family-friendly series launched the
career of teen
heartthrob Jason Bateman (Arrested
Development). When
David prepares for a romantic tryst with an
old childhood
girlfriend, Valerie tries to prepare him for
manhood.

4:30am John Larroquette #1 - Pilot
John Larroquette, starring as a recovering
alcoholic,
takes the job of night manager in a seedy
bus station,
where a robbery and a missing bus test his
resolve to stay
sober.

5:00am Perfect Strangers #51 - The Lottery
It's a comedic clash of cultures when a
Mediterranean
immigrant comes to live with his
distantly-related
American cousin in this fish-out-of water
buddy comedy.
When Balki (Bronson Pinchot) insists on
buying a lottery
ticket, Larry thinks that it is just a waste
of money for
something he can't possibly win. But during
the draws,
Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) realizes that Balki
picked the
right numbers and won $28 million but Balki
can't remember
where he hid the ticket.

5:30am Head of the Class #22 - The Secret Life of
Arvid Engen
(SEASON ONE FINALE)
This popular comedy was the flip side of
Welcome Back
Kotter, with overachieving honor students
instead of
underachieving "sweathogs." In this episode,
Arvid starts
to daydream about Lori and it affects his
schoolwork.

Sunday, June 12th

6:00am 77 Sunset Strip #6615 (Episode #36) - The
Kookie Caper
The prototype glamour detective series made
Ed "Kookie"
Burns a teen idol. In this episode, Kookie
befriends a
pretty teenager who is kidnapped, making him
think that
she is a runaway heiress and causing Bailey
and Spencer to
become involved.

7:00am Surfside Six #7211 (Episode #3) - The Clown
Before Don Johnson made Miami "cool" in
Miami Vice, Troy
Donahue and friends were headquartered on a
houseboat
crusading to keep Miami crime-free. When a
hated
dictator, living in exile in Miami, is
murdered during a
birthday party for his son, Lt. Snedigar
thinks he has an
open-and-shut case against Pepe the Clown,
who performed
at the party. But Pepe insists he was not
at the party
and Dave has to prove to the skeptical
policeman someone
else went to the party in Pepe's costume.

8:00am Hawaiian Eye #1 - Total Eclipse
They called it "77 Sunset Strip of Hawaii"
as a trio of
detectives found intrigue and adventure on
the exotic
islands of Hawaii. In this episode Jean
Morgan hires
Tracy to find solid proof of her innocence
while her
stepson, Tony Morgan hires Tom to find
conclusive proof of
her guilt.

9:00am FBI #3 - The Monster
Based on actual F.B.I. cases and told with
full Bureau
cooperation, this exciting series focuses on
true stores
of counterfeiting, extortion and organized
crime. In this
episode, case file #76-3342-J- Francis
Jerome - Escaped
Federal Prisoner.

10:00am Harry O #38 - Past Imperfect
David Janssen stars as Harry Orwell, an
ex-policeman
pensioned from the force after an injury and
now solving
only cases that interest him. Harry's
girl-next-door is
none other than Farrah Fawcett. In this
episode, a
woman's former boyfriend returns from prison
and wants the
old suitcase he left with her, which he
claims is worth
$300,000.

11:00am Spenser For Hire - #18 In A Safe Place
Before Law & Order, before CSI, there was
Spenser for
Hire, starring TV favorite Robert Urich,
which spun off no
less than four made-for-TV movies. Spenser
and Susan look
for a Mexican labor organizer who has
suspiciously
disappeared.

12:00pm Love, Sidney #1 - Surprise Party (SERIES FINALE)
Tony Randall stars as a middle-aged
commercial artist who
helps raise his best friend's daughter. In
this episode,
an opera star agrees to perform at Patti's
birthday party,
mercifully replacing Sidney's terrible clown
act.

12:30pm The Hogan Family - #54 Animal House (SEASON
FOUR PREMIERE)
It's the family-friendly series that
launched the career
of teen heartthrob Jason Bateman (Arrested
Development).
When college freshman David steals a rival
school's
mascot, the fierce creature gets loose and
it's every
Hogan for himself. Meanwhile, Mark and
Willie enroll Sandy
in a computer dating club.

1:00pm Perfect Strangers #51 - The Lottery
When Balki (Bronson Pinchot) insists on
buying a lottery
ticket, Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) thinks that
it is just a
waste of money for something he can't
possibly win. But
during the draws, Larry realizes that Balki
picked the
right numbers and won $28 million but Balki
can't remember
where he hid the ticket.

1:30pm Head of the Class #22 - The Secret Life of
Arvid Engen
(SEASON ONE FINALE)
In this episode, Arvid starts to daydream
about Lori and
it affects his schoolwork.

2:00pm Waltons #12 - The Dust Bowl Cousins
The Walton's distant cousins arrive on the
mountain and
immediately upset everyone's lives with
their shiftless
dishonest ways.

3:00pm Scarecrow and Mrs. King #66 - All The
World's A Stage
Amanda takes a role in a play by an American
playwright to
find out why the Soviets want to back the
production.

4:00pm Sisters #49- Dear Georgie
Georgie is hired to write an advice column
for the local
newspaper; John thinks Teddy has fallen in
love with him;
Alex and Frankie accuse Truman of cheating
on their
mother.

5:00pm Life Goes On #22 - The Spring Fling
Becca finally gets asked to the dance by
Tyler, but she
has already accepted an invitation from
someone else. She
breaks it off with the first guy, but then
feels guilty
and dances with him.

6:00pm Third Watch #48 - After Time
From the creator of ER comes the
action-packed high energy
drama about New York City street cops,
paramedics and
firefighters. It's September 21, 2001 and
the squads
continue to battle through their emotions
and their
misgivings about their hero status, while
working double
shifts and spending every free moment at
"the pile"
searching for the missing. Kim returns to
work and teams
up with Doc, which allows an emotionally
frayed Alex to
return to paramedic duty; an exhausted Sully
attempts to
co-exist with his prospective in-laws while
he waits for
an opportunity to marry Tatiana.

7:00pm Eight is Enough #21 - The Return of Auntie V
Tom's eccentric sister, Auntie V, returns
for another
visit with the Bradfords and surprises Tom
and Abby with a
new house as a wedding present. The kids are
excited, but
as they fix up their old house for sale they
begin to fall
in love with it again. Nancy wants to expand
her horizons
by going on a cruise with Auntie V meanwhile
she falls for
the estate agent who is trying to sell the
Bradford house.

8:00pm Full House #45 - Tanner's Island
Danny takes the Tanners to Hawaii in honor
of their two
year anniversary of becoming a family.

8:30pm Fresh Prince #58 - A Night at the Oprah
When the Banks appear on Oprah's show and
fail to invite
Will on stage, it may cause Philip to lose
an election.

9:00pm Murphy Brown #84 - The Queen of Soul
In this episode Murphy has a chance to
interview the
"Queen of Soul". When Aretha's train is late, a
disappointed Murphy misses the opportunity
to meet her
idol. Guest starring: Aretha Franklin.

9:30pm John Larroquette #62 - Cosmetic Perjury
When Eggers consults a plastic surgeon for a
breast
reduction, John considers a nip-and-tuck
when fearing he
looks older than his 45 years.

10:00pm JR Returns: A Reunion Movie
Dallas was one of the longest-running
primetime soaps in
TV history. Years after J.R. Ewing lost
Ewing Oil and
apparently committed suicide, we learn that
he is alive
and well. He returns to Dallas, and plots
what could be
his greatest scheme: Bringing his family
back together and
regaining control of Ewing Oil from
arch-enemy Cliff
Barnes. Will he be successful?

12:00am Dallas #54 - A House Divided
This is the second highest-rated television
program of all
time, which posed the question, "Who shot
J.R.?" The
cartel members and J.R.'s banker are
financially ruined
after the nationalization of the Asian
fields. Seth Stone,
one of the cartel members, kills himself.
J.R. threatens
to drive Kristin and Alan Beam out of town
and he wants to
put Sue Ellen back into the sanitarium. Pam
and Bobby
leave Dallas when Bobby learns that J.R.
shut down an oil
field to stop Cliff from having his revenge
based on an
agreement between Digger and Jock which
Cliff has found
among Digger's papers. Then as the episode
draws to a
close, J.R. is shot.

1:00am Knots Landing #1 - (PILOT)
Running 14 years, Knots Landing is one of
the longest-
running dramas in television history. Gary
and Val move
to their new home in Knots Landing that Miss
Ellie Bought
for them, and then get acquainted with their new
neighbors. Sid's 18-year-old rebellious
daughter from a
previous marriage, Annie, is visiting the
Fairgates and is
causing havoc among the family. Val attempts
to fix
Annie's relationship with her father.

2:00am Falcon Crest #69 - Requiem
At first light, Melissa and Cole wait at the
rescue base
as the helicopters arrive with the survivors
of the
crashed plane. Angela disembarks, relaying
the news that
Philip Erikson is dead. The co-pilot and
Michael Ranson
were also killed in the crash. Richard
insists that the
cartel was responsible for the crash, while
Chase
maintains it was sabotage.

3:00am Scarecrow and Mrs. King #66 - All The
World's A
StageAmanda takes a role in a play by an
American
playwright to find out why the Soviets want
to back the
production.

4:00am Waltons #12 - The Dust Bowl Cousins
The Walton's distant cousins arrive on the
mountain and
immediately upset everyone's lives with
their shiftless
dishonest ways.

5:00am The Hogan Family - #54 Animal House (SEASON
FOUR PREMIERE)
When college freshman David steals a rival
school's
mascot, the fierce creature gets loose and
it's every
Hogan for himself. Meanwhile, Mark and
Willie enroll Sandy
in a computer dating club.

5:30am John Larroquette #62 - Cosmetic Perjury
When Eggers consults a plastic surgeon for a
breast
reduction, John considers a nip-and-tuck
when fearing he
looks older than his 45 years.

Sunday, June 13th

6:00am China Beach #24 - The Unquiet Earth
This riveting drama chronicling unsung
heroines of the
Vietnam War received 21 Emmy nominations and
four wins
including Best Supporting Actress for Marg
Helgenberger
(CSI) and Best Actress for Dana Delaney.
McMurphy and
K.C. are kidnapped by the Viet Cong and
taken underground
into a warren of tunnels, where their
captors expect
McMurphy to operate on their wounded leader.

7:00am La Femme Nikita #88 - Four Light Years Further
In this series based on the French film,
Peta Wilson stars
as a reluctant government assassin whose life is
controlled by a mysterious agency. Michael
and Nikita
have been traveling from place to place,
keeping one step
ahead of Section One's attempts to find
them. When George
is eliminated from the picture after leaking
intel to Red
Cell in order to discredit Section One, the
newly-
empowered Operations and Madeline finally
track down
Michael and Nikita.

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James Neibaur
2005-06-08 03:00:15 UTC
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Thanks for posting this schedule, Hoodoo. I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....

JN
Hoodoo
2005-06-08 09:09:30 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....
Ain't that the truth! I watched them during my alleged 'formative
years' and have seen little to nothing of them since. I hope I
get to see Kookie's T-Bucket and Poncie Ponce, among other
long-lost (to me) TV 'arty-facts'.
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Rob Petrie
2005-06-08 16:25:20 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
Thanks for posting this schedule, Hoodoo. I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....
I'm also astounded on able to see episodes once again of: "Sugarfoot"
(1957-1961) with Will Hutchins, "Bronco" (1958-1962) with Ty Hardin, and
esp. "Cheyenne" (1955-1963) with Clint Walker!
I probably haven't seen them for probably 40 years (mid-'60s) at least,
if not longer!
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958-1964) also shown, (Sun. June 12, 6am EDT).
"Surfside Six" (1960-1962, locale in Miami) I remember seeing in reruns
when living in Miami Beach in the mid-'60s. Hopefully the episode will show
the late Paul "Mousie" Garner, who played 'Mousie' on the show. Started 24
years before "Miami Vice" also centered in Miami.
Just for good measure a funny episode of "Maverick" and "Maverick" had
one of the greatest theme songs ever heard on television!
You don't hear theme songs (music *and* words) that catchy and memorable
these days as we did in the late '50s until the mid-'80s when theme songs
started not to be made to be remembered!!
I still can hum most of the themes and sing a few words from "Sugarfoot"
and "Cheyenne" and all of "Maverick."
Those days were the halcyon days of Westerns on television along with
"The Lone Ranger," and "Zorro" (a Spanish-type Western), which also had
memorable theme songs.
Throw in a "Superman" (with a side-splitting dual effort from George
Reeves as a 'double' for Superman), a "Welcome Back Kotter," an "Alice," two
episodes from "Eight Is Enough," and even an "F Troop," and you know I'll be
glued to the small screen come Saturday and early Sunday with "Strip", "Six"
and "Hawaiian Eye" (1959-1963 with the gorgeous Connie Stevens),
back-to-back-to-back!
Get those stack of blank videotapes and your VCR warmed up for recording
for posterity some of the rarest tv shows seen from the greatest era in
television history!
James Neibaur
2005-06-08 17:55:47 UTC
Permalink
Post by Rob Petrie
x-no-archive: yes
Post by James Neibaur
Thanks for posting this schedule, Hoodoo. I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....
I'm also astounded on able to see episodes once again of: "Sugarfoot"
(1957-1961) with Will Hutchins, "Bronco" (1958-1962) with Ty Hardin, and
esp. "Cheyenne" (1955-1963) with Clint Walker!
I probably haven't seen them for probably 40 years (mid-'60s) at least,
if not longer!
Yeah, I hope I can catch some of these
Post by Rob Petrie
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958-1964) also shown, (Sun. June 12, 6am EDT).
"Surfside Six" (1960-1962, locale in Miami) I remember seeing in reruns
when living in Miami Beach in the mid-'60s. Hopefully the episode will show
the late Paul "Mousie" Garner, who played 'Mousie' on the show. Started 24
years before "Miami Vice" also centered in Miami.
Just for good measure a funny episode of "Maverick" and "Maverick" had
one of the greatest theme songs ever heard on television!
You don't hear theme songs (music *and* words) that catchy and memorable
these days as we did in the late '50s until the mid-'80s when theme songs
started not to be made to be remembered!!
I still can hum most of the themes and sing a few words from "Sugarfoot"
and "Cheyenne" and all of "Maverick."
Those days were the halcyon days of Westerns on television along with
"The Lone Ranger," and "Zorro" (a Spanish-type Western), which also had
memorable theme songs.
Throw in a "Superman" (with a side-splitting dual effort from George
Reeves as a 'double' for Superman), a "Welcome Back Kotter," an "Alice," two
episodes from "Eight Is Enough," and even an "F Troop," and you know I'll be
glued to the small screen come Saturday and early Sunday with "Strip", "Six"
and "Hawaiian Eye" (1959-1963 with the gorgeous Connie Stevens),
back-to-back-to-back!
They could have forgotten Kotter, EIght is Enough (once is too much), and
Alice.
Post by Rob Petrie
Get those stack of blank videotapes and your VCR warmed up for recording
for posterity some of the rarest tv shows seen from the greatest era in
television history!
I might commit a few of these to DVD recording -- don't know if they will be
on again.

JN
TVC
2005-06-08 20:08:54 UTC
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It's a shame they undoubtedly won't even **think** of including "Hank".
Brad Ferguson
2005-06-08 20:41:58 UTC
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Post by TVC
It's a shame they undoubtedly won't even **think** of including "Hank".
"Hank" may no longer exist. The network didn't save the films and
AT&T, which sponsored the series, can't seem to find them.
TVC
2005-06-09 18:08:28 UTC
Permalink
Well, the prints do exist. I have two episodes on 16mm and once had in my
hands a third one, the pilot. It would never be likely all these years later
for a
network or a sponsor to have prints of a show. But Warner Brothers has the
syndication rights and should have the films in their vault.
Post by Brad Ferguson
Post by TVC
It's a shame they undoubtedly won't even **think** of including "Hank".
"Hank" may no longer exist. The network didn't save the films and
AT&T, which sponsored the series, can't seem to find them.
James Neibaur
2005-06-09 20:05:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by TVC
Well, the prints do exist. I have two episodes on 16mm and once had in my
hands a third one, the pilot. It would never be likely all these years later
for a
network or a sponsor to have prints of a show. But Warner Brothers has the
syndication rights and should have the films in their vault.
Wasn't the star of Hank named Dick Kallman or something like that? I seem
to recall he was murdered. My memory on this is really sketchy.

JN
Jim Beaver
2005-06-09 22:05:54 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
Post by TVC
Well, the prints do exist. I have two episodes on 16mm and once had in my
hands a third one, the pilot. It would never be likely all these years later
for a
network or a sponsor to have prints of a show. But Warner Brothers has the
syndication rights and should have the films in their vault.
Wasn't the star of Hank named Dick Kallman or something like that? I seem
to recall he was murdered. My memory on this is really sketchy.
Kallman, who had left show business and was working successfully as an art
and antiques dealer, was murdered along with his business partner during a
robbery at Kallman's apartment. (The killer was caught and imprisoned.)

Jim Beaver
Brad Ferguson
2005-06-09 22:10:13 UTC
Permalink
Post by James Neibaur
Post by TVC
Well, the prints do exist. I have two episodes on 16mm and once had in my
hands a third one, the pilot. It would never be likely all these years later
for a
network or a sponsor to have prints of a show. But Warner Brothers has the
syndication rights and should have the films in their vault.
Wasn't the star of Hank named Dick Kallman or something like that? I seem
to recall he was murdered. My memory on this is really sketchy.
Your memory's pretty good. Kallman had a minor career as a singer and
actor, but by 1975 he'd given it up, moved to New York, and had become
an antiques and silver dealer. On 22 February 1980 someone broke into
Kallman's apartment (which he shared with his life partner, Steven
Szladek), shot and killed the both of them, and stole paintings,
antiques and silver. Twenty-seven-year-old Charlie Grosso was
convicted, but none of the loot was ever recovered. It being New York
State in the early 1980s, Grosso received only the standard,
eligible-for-parole 25-to-life for the double murder.

Pic of Kallman in character as Hank:

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And here's his record album:

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Thanks to TVC for the word on where prints of "Hank" might be. I
suspect the show is not as good as I remember, but that's generally the
case with these things.
kaj
2005-06-08 19:26:08 UTC
Permalink
One of the cable channels has all these fun old shows as part of their
regular lineup.
You haven't lived a full life until you see Robert Conrad singing on an
episode of
"Hawaiian Eye."

They recently showed the pilot for "77 Sunset Strip." It had a very
serious theme
song and Kookie was a punk.

Their full lineup can be viewed at http://www.goodtv.com

K.
Post by Rob Petrie
x-no-archive: yes
Post by James Neibaur
Thanks for posting this schedule, Hoodoo. I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....
I'm also astounded on able to see episodes once again of: "Sugarfoot"
(1957-1961) with Will Hutchins, "Bronco" (1958-1962) with Ty Hardin, and
esp. "Cheyenne" (1955-1963) with Clint Walker!
I probably haven't seen them for probably 40 years (mid-'60s) at least,
if not longer!
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958-1964) also shown, (Sun. June 12, 6am EDT).
"Surfside Six" (1960-1962, locale in Miami) I remember seeing in reruns
when living in Miami Beach in the mid-'60s. Hopefully the episode will show
the late Paul "Mousie" Garner, who played 'Mousie' on the show. Started 24
years before "Miami Vice" also centered in Miami.
Just for good measure a funny episode of "Maverick" and "Maverick" had
one of the greatest theme songs ever heard on television!
You don't hear theme songs (music *and* words) that catchy and memorable
these days as we did in the late '50s until the mid-'80s when theme songs
started not to be made to be remembered!!
I still can hum most of the themes and sing a few words from "Sugarfoot"
and "Cheyenne" and all of "Maverick."
Those days were the halcyon days of Westerns on television along with
"The Lone Ranger," and "Zorro" (a Spanish-type Western), which also had
memorable theme songs.
Throw in a "Superman" (with a side-splitting dual effort from George
Reeves as a 'double' for Superman), a "Welcome Back Kotter," an "Alice," two
episodes from "Eight Is Enough," and even an "F Troop," and you know I'll be
glued to the small screen come Saturday and early Sunday with "Strip", "Six"
and "Hawaiian Eye" (1959-1963 with the gorgeous Connie Stevens),
back-to-back-to-back!
Get those stack of blank videotapes and your VCR warmed up for recording
for posterity some of the rarest tv shows seen from the greatest era in
television history!
Rob Petrie
2005-06-08 21:34:51 UTC
Permalink
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Post by kaj
One of the cable channels has all these fun old shows as part of their
regular lineup.
You haven't lived a full life until you see Robert Conrad singing on an
episode of "Hawaiian Eye."
All sorts of great stuff like that with those old shows.
Post by kaj
They recently showed the pilot for "77 Sunset Strip." It had a very
serious theme song and Kookie was a punk.
Did he lend his comb in those punk days?
Post by kaj
Their full lineup can be viewed at http://www.goodtv.com
I'm betting that was the network that used to call itself, 'The
Nostalgia Channel', and my cable company doesn't get it!
Why can't they get that one and drop The Food Channel?
Post by kaj
K.
Post by Rob Petrie
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Post by James Neibaur
Thanks for posting this schedule, Hoodoo. I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....
I'm also astounded on able to see episodes once again of: "Sugarfoot"
(1957-1961) with Will Hutchins, "Bronco" (1958-1962) with Ty Hardin, and
esp. "Cheyenne" (1955-1963) with Clint Walker!
I probably haven't seen them for probably 40 years (mid-'60s) at
least, if not longer!
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958-1964) also shown, (Sun. June 12, 6am EDT).
"Surfside Six" (1960-1962, locale in Miami) I remember seeing in
reruns when living in Miami Beach in the mid-'60s. Hopefully the episode
will show the late Paul "Mousie" Garner, who played 'Mousie' on the show.
Started 24 years before "Miami Vice" also centered in Miami.
Just for good measure a funny episode of "Maverick" and "Maverick"
had one of the greatest theme songs ever heard on television!
You don't hear theme songs (music *and* words) that catchy and
memorable these days as we did in the late '50s until the mid-'80s when
theme songs started not to be made to be remembered!!
I still can hum most of the themes and sing a few words from
"Sugarfoot" and "Cheyenne" and all of "Maverick."
Those days were the halcyon days of Westerns on television along with
"The Lone Ranger," and "Zorro" (a Spanish-type Western), which also had
memorable theme songs.
Throw in a "Superman" (with a side-splitting dual effort from George
Reeves as a 'double' for Superman), a "Welcome Back Kotter," an "Alice,"
two episodes from "Eight Is Enough," and even an "F Troop," and you know
I'll be glued to the small screen come Saturday and early Sunday with
"Strip", "Six" and "Hawaiian Eye" (1959-1963 with the gorgeous Connie
Stevens), back-to-back-to-back!
Get those stack of blank videotapes and your VCR warmed up for
recording for posterity some of the rarest tv shows seen from the
greatest era in television history!
James Neibaur
2005-06-08 21:48:59 UTC
Permalink
Post by Rob Petrie
I'm betting that was the network that used to call itself, 'The
Nostalgia Channel', and my cable company doesn't get it!
Yeah it is, Roy. And you would enjoy the old fifties and sixties shows they
run during the week, as well as the old B movies every weekend (East Side
Kids, some of the old time westerns, etc.).

JN
Rob Petrie
2005-06-08 23:49:56 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
Post by Rob Petrie
I'm betting that was the network that used to call itself, 'The
Nostalgia Channel', and my cable company doesn't get it!
Yeah it is, Roy. And you would enjoy the old fifties and sixties shows they
run during the week, as well as the old B movies every weekend (East Side
Kids, some of the old time westerns, etc.).
"The Adventures of Superman" on weekends.
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E."
"Lawman."
"Our Gang Comedies."
"Welcome Back Kotter."

and

"The Color Honeymooners" (1964-1970), with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney,
Sheila McRae, and Jane Kean. (filmed at Miami Beach, FL)


I just ordered from their candy-related web site:
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com
Located in Oak Creek, WI. Anywhere close to you, Jim?
They have: Pez candy and various dispensers, chocolate-coins (gold),
chocolate Nonpareils (the movie type only larger in size, they say), wax
lips, candy buttons (but no 'crummy buttons', blah! [1]), chocolate
cigarettes (I ordered it!), bubblegum cigars, bubblegum cigarettes, Chunky
Bar, Dum Dum Suckers, Grapeheads (who came in?), Milk Duds, Nestle Chocolate
Bar ["N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestle's makes the very best--chocolate!" <Farfel snaps
his jaws shut>], Red Hots, Root Beer Barrels, Slo-Poke Sucker (and Mini),
the Zero Bar, and the funniest-candy-bar-ever-named, U-NO [2]!


[1] 'When A Bowling Pin Talks, Listen' ("The Dick Van Dyke Show"), #62 May
8, 1963


[2] ("U-NO candy bars are a real old-fashioned treat...from the folks who
bring you Abba-Zaba bars and Rocky Road candy bars!

A 2-ounce chocolate bar with a rich creamy center.

$1.00 each

Hot Weather Warning: Be careful when ordering in summer and when shipping to
states with warm climates. While we take precautions to safeguard against
melting, we cannot issue refunds or credits on melted chocolate.

We recommend ordering an ice pack or two to help keep your order cool.)"
James Neibaur
2005-06-09 02:10:55 UTC
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Post by Rob Petrie
"The Adventures of Superman" on weekends.
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E."
"Lawman."
"Our Gang Comedies."
"Welcome Back Kotter."
and
"The Color Honeymooners" (1964-1970), with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney,
Sheila McRae, and Jane Kean. (filmed at Miami Beach, FL)
The color Honeymooners are nowhere near the Classic 39, but they are fun on
occasion, even if only for nostalgia's sake.
Post by Rob Petrie
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com
Located in Oak Creek, WI. Anywhere close to you, Jim?
Very
Post by Rob Petrie
They have: Pez candy and various dispensers, chocolate-coins (gold),
chocolate Nonpareils (the movie type only larger in size, they say), wax
lips, candy buttons (but no 'crummy buttons', blah! [1]), chocolate
cigarettes (I ordered it!), bubblegum cigars, bubblegum cigarettes, Chunky
Bar, Dum Dum Suckers, Grapeheads (who came in?), Milk Duds, Nestle Chocolate
Bar ["N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestle's makes the very best--chocolate!" <Farfel snaps
his jaws shut>], Red Hots, Root Beer Barrels, Slo-Poke Sucker (and Mini),
the Zero Bar, and the funniest-candy-bar-ever-named, U-NO [2]!
Yep

JN
Hoodoo
2005-06-09 18:12:18 UTC
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Post by Rob Petrie
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com
Located in Oak Creek, WI. Anywhere close to you, Jim?
Very
A 'suburb' of my birthplace, and, the birthplace of the infamous
John "Tooz" Matuszak* whom I hope to see again next week if I
remember to watch 'Caveman' (one of my favorite stoopid
movies.... "Atouk!!!!") on FLIX:

Caveman

(1981) 1:32 PG A,N

Comedy

A prehistoric wimp fights a dinosaur, invents rock music and
lusts for a big guy's girlfriend.

Actors
Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, John Matuszak, Dennis Quaid, Shelley
Long, Jack Gilford

Director
Carl Gottlieb

Mon June 13th 3:30 PM FLXe

- - -

* A Sports Illustrated article in January 2005 named him one of
the top five all-time "bad boys" of the NFL.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/01/14/top.five/
--
It's a big old goofy world. - John Prine
kaj
2005-06-08 19:38:04 UTC
Permalink
These shows are part of the regular lineup on the AmericanLife cable
network (formerly Good Time TV).
http://www.goodtv.com

My personal favorite is "Hawaiian Eye." You haven't lived a full life
until you see Robert Conrad singing
with Connie Stevens. His eyelashes fluttered so much that we thought he
was batting out some sort of
Morse Code message to a loved one.

They recently ran the pilot for "77 Sunset Strip." No snappy theme
song, just serious-type police drama
music. Kookie was a mean punk, too.

I also like seeing the rotating roster of actors -- one week they might
be on "Surfside 6" and on "Sunset Strip"
a week later.


K.
Post by Rob Petrie
x-no-archive: yes
Post by James Neibaur
Thanks for posting this schedule, Hoodoo. I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....
I'm also astounded on able to see episodes once again of: "Sugarfoot"
(1957-1961) with Will Hutchins, "Bronco" (1958-1962) with Ty Hardin, and
esp. "Cheyenne" (1955-1963) with Clint Walker!
I probably haven't seen them for probably 40 years (mid-'60s) at least,
if not longer!
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958-1964) also shown, (Sun. June 12, 6am EDT).
"Surfside Six" (1960-1962, locale in Miami) I remember seeing in reruns
when living in Miami Beach in the mid-'60s. Hopefully the episode will show
the late Paul "Mousie" Garner, who played 'Mousie' on the show. Started 24
years before "Miami Vice" also centered in Miami.
Just for good measure a funny episode of "Maverick" and "Maverick" had
one of the greatest theme songs ever heard on television!
You don't hear theme songs (music *and* words) that catchy and memorable
these days as we did in the late '50s until the mid-'80s when theme songs
started not to be made to be remembered!!
I still can hum most of the themes and sing a few words from "Sugarfoot"
and "Cheyenne" and all of "Maverick."
Those days were the halcyon days of Westerns on television along with
"The Lone Ranger," and "Zorro" (a Spanish-type Western), which also had
memorable theme songs.
Throw in a "Superman" (with a side-splitting dual effort from George
Reeves as a 'double' for Superman), a "Welcome Back Kotter," an "Alice," two
episodes from "Eight Is Enough," and even an "F Troop," and you know I'll be
glued to the small screen come Saturday and early Sunday with "Strip", "Six"
and "Hawaiian Eye" (1959-1963 with the gorgeous Connie Stevens),
back-to-back-to-back!
Get those stack of blank videotapes and your VCR warmed up for recording
for posterity some of the rarest tv shows seen from the greatest era in
television history!
Brad Ferguson
2005-06-08 20:40:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by kaj
I also like seeing the rotating roster of actors -- one week they
might be on "Surfside 6" and on "Sunset Strip" a week later.
Back in the day, the Warner shows were notorious not only for rotating
actors, but scripts. Scripts for "Surfside Six" would get a light
rewrite and be reused a week or two later on "Hawaiian Eye."

Despite all that, I'd like to see "The Roaring Twenties" again. The
Warner detective shows may not have been much, but they all had
terrific theme songs.
K.F. Raizor
2005-06-09 00:22:37 UTC
Permalink
Dear Kaj,

There was a two-part episode of "77 Sunset Strip" ("The Hot Tamale Caper")
that featured the male cast of "SurfSide 6". In "SurfSide"'s second season,
Kookie and Jeff showed up in an episode of "SurfSide 6" ("Love Song for a
Deadly Redhead", which featured Bobby Troup singing).
--
Things get complicated when you get past 18.
--Statler Brothers
Post by kaj
These shows are part of the regular lineup on the AmericanLife cable
network (formerly Good Time TV).
http://www.goodtv.com
My personal favorite is "Hawaiian Eye." You haven't lived a full life
until you see Robert Conrad singing
with Connie Stevens. His eyelashes fluttered so much that we thought he
was batting out some sort of
Morse Code message to a loved one.
They recently ran the pilot for "77 Sunset Strip." No snappy theme
song, just serious-type police drama
music. Kookie was a mean punk, too.
I also like seeing the rotating roster of actors -- one week they might
be on "Surfside 6" and on "Sunset Strip"
a week later.
K.
Post by Rob Petrie
x-no-archive: yes
Post by James Neibaur
Thanks for posting this schedule, Hoodoo. I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....
I'm also astounded on able to see episodes once again of: "Sugarfoot"
(1957-1961) with Will Hutchins, "Bronco" (1958-1962) with Ty Hardin, and
esp. "Cheyenne" (1955-1963) with Clint Walker!
I probably haven't seen them for probably 40 years (mid-'60s) at least,
if not longer!
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958-1964) also shown, (Sun. June 12, 6am EDT).
"Surfside Six" (1960-1962, locale in Miami) I remember seeing in reruns
when living in Miami Beach in the mid-'60s. Hopefully the episode will show
the late Paul "Mousie" Garner, who played 'Mousie' on the show. Started 24
years before "Miami Vice" also centered in Miami.
Just for good measure a funny episode of "Maverick" and "Maverick" had
one of the greatest theme songs ever heard on television!
You don't hear theme songs (music *and* words) that catchy and memorable
these days as we did in the late '50s until the mid-'80s when theme songs
started not to be made to be remembered!!
I still can hum most of the themes and sing a few words from "Sugarfoot"
and "Cheyenne" and all of "Maverick."
Those days were the halcyon days of Westerns on television along with
"The Lone Ranger," and "Zorro" (a Spanish-type Western), which also had
memorable theme songs.
Throw in a "Superman" (with a side-splitting dual effort from George
Reeves as a 'double' for Superman), a "Welcome Back Kotter," an "Alice," two
episodes from "Eight Is Enough," and even an "F Troop," and you know I'll be
glued to the small screen come Saturday and early Sunday with "Strip", "Six"
and "Hawaiian Eye" (1959-1963 with the gorgeous Connie Stevens),
back-to-back-to-back!
Get those stack of blank videotapes and your VCR warmed up for recording
for posterity some of the rarest tv shows seen from the greatest era in
television history!
kaj
2005-06-09 16:20:50 UTC
Permalink
Not to mention the crossover between "Hawaiian Eye" and "77 Sunset Strip"
where Jeff Spencer goes to Hawaii to help Steele and Lopaka with a case.
Jeff sang to Cricket on the airplane ride from L.A. to Honolulu.

I love the opening of "Surfside 6" with the male leads all sucking in
their guts. Priceless!

K.
Post by K.F. Raizor
Dear Kaj,
There was a two-part episode of "77 Sunset Strip" ("The Hot Tamale Caper")
that featured the male cast of "SurfSide 6". In "SurfSide"'s second season,
Kookie and Jeff showed up in an episode of "SurfSide 6" ("Love Song for a
Deadly Redhead", which featured Bobby Troup singing).
K.F. Raizor
2005-06-09 00:20:02 UTC
Permalink
I'd suggest watching SurfSide 6 on American Life (formerly Good Life). The
way TV Land edits their shows for commercials, they'll edit everything out
of that episode "The Clown" except the opening and closing credits. There's
some terrific physical comedy from Margarita Sierra in that episode that is
not to be missed (hear me, TV Land? DON'T CUT IT FOR COMMERCIALS!)

Maybe one day they'll release SS6 on DVD...hopefully while the three living
stars are still alive and can provide commentary.
--
Things get complicated when you get past 18.
--Statler Brothers

PS - I'm editor for "SurfSide 6" at TV Tome. Come on over and see my work
(which was quoted in the article).
http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-1117/
Post by James Neibaur
Thanks for posting this schedule, Hoodoo. I hope I have a chance to see
some of those old timers like Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six. Been a long,
long time....
JN
Jack Bagley
2005-06-12 18:11:12 UTC
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I just wish they'd pried an episode or two of 1972's "Search" out of the
Warner vaults. I have the eps on low- to medium-quality video, but would
love to see the show again.

Jack
Rob Petrie
2005-06-12 18:46:56 UTC
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Post by Jack Bagley
I just wish they'd pried an episode or two of 1972's "Search" out of the
Warner vaults. I have the eps on low- to medium-quality video, but would
love to see the show again.
If TV Land still owns the full rights to show these old great series,
I'm flabbergasted by what reason they don't run them regularly unless they
don't have a current license agreement but they did so this weekend with the
old great WB series!

Ex: "Hawaiian Eye" "Surfside Six" "77 Sunset Strip" "Maverick"
"Cheyenne" "Sugarfoot" "Bronco" "Superman" or even "Eight is Enough."

They're just sitting there gathering dust (or becoming dust) in the
buried vaults.

Time to blizzard TV Land with e-mails, tel.'s, faxes, protesting persons
in the street with signs, etc.!


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Empty Nest

Gilligan's Island

Gimme A Break

The Golden Girls

Good Times

The Honeymooners

The Jeffersons

Kate & Allie

Knight Rider

Laugh In

Little House on the Prarie

Mad About You

Newsradio

Night Court

One Day At A Time

Saturday Night Live

Star Trek (original)

Unsolved Mysteries

What's Happening
Colonel Buckshot
2005-06-12 19:14:27 UTC
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Post by Rob Petrie
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Ex: "Hawaiian Eye" "Surfside Six" "77 Sunset Strip" "Maverick"
"Cheyenne" "Sugarfoot" "Bronco" "Superman" or even "Eight is Enough."
They're just sitting there gathering dust (or becoming dust) in the
buried vaults.
Many of the above mentioned shows do air regularly on the Goodlife aka
American Life Network. Unfortunately this network is not carried by
very many cable systems and is not on either of the main 2 satellite
services. That's a shame because this network has shown some pretty
ecletic programming over the past several years. I've also seen the
likes of "The Jimmy Stewart Show", "The New Dick Van Dyke Show",
"Man/Girl From UNCLE", and "Lone Wolf" being shown (although some of
these have been dropped).

Goodlife apparently has a deal with Warners which is why they also show
things like "Chico and the Man" and "Kotter".

And you gotta love the Color Honeymooners where Ralph and Ed have been
known to break into song at the drop of a hat while wearing some of the
most garish clothing ever seen on TV.
Colonel Buckshot
2005-06-12 19:15:42 UTC
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Post by Rob Petrie
Ex: "Hawaiian Eye" "Surfside Six" "77 Sunset Strip" "Maverick"
"Cheyenne" "Sugarfoot" "Bronco" "Superman" or even "Eight is Enough."
They're just sitting there gathering dust (or becoming dust) in the
buried vaults.
Many of the above mentioned shows do air regularly on the Goodlife aka
American Life Network. Unfortunately this network is not carried by
very many cable systems and is not on either of the main 2 satellite
services. That's a shame because this network has shown some pretty
ecletic programming over the past several years. I've also seen the
likes of "The Jimmy Stewart Show", "The New Dick Van Dyke Show",
"Man/Girl From UNCLE", and "Lone Wolf" being shown (although some of
these have been dropped).

Goodlife apparently has a deal with Warners which is why they also show
things like "Chico and the Man" and "Kotter".

And you gotta love the Color Honeymooners where Ralph and Ed have been
known to break into song at the drop of a hat while wearing some of the
most garish clothing ever seen on TV.
James Neibaur
2005-06-12 19:45:58 UTC
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Rob Petrie 6/12/05 1:46 PM
Post by Rob Petrie
If TV Land still owns the full rights to show these old great series,
I'm flabbergasted by what reason they don't run them regularly unless they
don't have a current license agreement but they did so this weekend with the
old great WB series!
Ex: "Hawaiian Eye" "Surfside Six" "77 Sunset Strip" "Maverick"
"Cheyenne" "Sugarfoot" "Bronco" "Superman" or even "Eight is Enough."
They're just sitting there gathering dust (or becoming dust) in the
buried vaults.
People in their 30s think The Brady Bunch is Year Zero in television. They
don't account for us older people who might enjoy some of the black and
white programs.

I want to see The Phil Silvers Show, dammit!!

And I would settle for a few runs of Barney Miller.

JN
Rob Petrie
2005-06-12 19:58:48 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
Rob Petrie 6/12/05 1:46 PM
Post by Rob Petrie
If TV Land still owns the full rights to show these old great series,
I'm flabbergasted by what reason they don't run them regularly unless they
don't have a current license agreement but they did so this weekend with the
old great WB series!
Ex: "Hawaiian Eye" "Surfside Six" "77 Sunset Strip" "Maverick"
"Cheyenne" "Sugarfoot" "Bronco" "Superman" or even "Eight is Enough."
They're just sitting there gathering dust (or becoming dust) in the
buried vaults.
People in their 30s think The Brady Bunch is Year Zero in television.
They
don't account for us older people who might enjoy some of the black and
white programs.
I want to see The Phil Silvers Show, dammit!!
Write or e-mail them at the link I posted and see if you get a reply!
Post by James Neibaur
And I would settle for a few runs of Barney Miller.
I'd settle for a couple of those good old shows even weekly, if we
couldn't get them daily.
Have TV Land take out some of the crud building up such as 'Mr. Ed' and
'Hunter' to make room for 'Surfside Six' and 'Cheyenne'!


"Surfside Six" (theme, partial)

"Surfside Six.
Where is it?
In Miami Beach!" [me, Jun 1965- Oct. 1967]
K.F. Raizor
2005-06-12 23:46:39 UTC
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Dear Rob,

WB is allegedly committed to releasing TV series from each decade on DVD.
I'd much prefer to see SS6, 77 Sunset Strip, etc. released on DVD
(especially with commentary from the likes of Van Williams [I'd LOVE to hear
him discuss the episode "The Affairs at Hotel Delight"], Lee Patterson &
Diane McBain for SS6 and Edd Byrnes and Roger Smith for 77SS) rather than on
TV Land with their 40-minutes-of-commercials-for-every-10-minutes-of-program
mentality.

But I will admit: it WAS nice to actually TURN ON THE TV and see "SurfSide
6" this morning instead of having to pop in a DVD taped from GoodLife to
watch it.

An interesting post script: GoodLife/AmericanLife had this episode of SS6
("The Clown) rated at "TV-G". TVLand rated the same episode at "TV-PG".
Wonder want caused that discrepancy?
--
Things get complicated when you get past 18.
--Statler Brothers

PS - wish TVLand had added "Bourbon Street Beat" to the line-up instead of
showing 2-3 episodes of the same show. If they were that fond of a
particular show (e.g., "The John Larroquette Show") they should air them
all.
Post by Rob Petrie
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Post by Jack Bagley
I just wish they'd pried an episode or two of 1972's "Search" out of the
Warner vaults. I have the eps on low- to medium-quality video, but would
love to see the show again.
If TV Land still owns the full rights to show these old great series,
I'm flabbergasted by what reason they don't run them regularly unless they
don't have a current license agreement but they did so this weekend with the
old great WB series!
Ex: "Hawaiian Eye" "Surfside Six" "77 Sunset Strip" "Maverick"
"Cheyenne" "Sugarfoot" "Bronco" "Superman" or even "Eight is Enough."
They're just sitting there gathering dust (or becoming dust) in the
buried vaults.
Time to blizzard TV Land with e-mails, tel.'s, faxes, protesting persons
in the street with signs, etc.!
http://www.tvland.com/switchboard
Q: "Why do shows leave the TV Land and Nick at Nite line-up?"
A: "Most of the shows on TV Land and Nick at Nite are acquired programs.
These programs are owned by various distributors who license them to us for
a limited amount of time. Once a show's license expires, TV Land and Nick at
Nite are no longer permitted to air that program."
TV Land and Nick at Nite
Viewer Services
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
(212) 258-7579
e-mail: http://www.tvland.com/switchboard/switchform.jhtml
---
http://www.tvland.com/switchboard/suggest_show.jhtml
'Suggest shows'
"Are you in mourning for a show long cancelled? We can't make any
promises, but we can try to help. Tell us which shows you'd like to see on
TV Land and Nick at Nite, and we'll look into adding them to our lineup.
We've compiled a list of the most frequently requested shows below, just
click to select your top five 'I wish they were on TV Land or Nick at Nite
choices!'."
227
7th Heaven
Amen
Benson
Blossom
Designing Women
Diagnosis Murder
The Dukes of Hazzard
Empty Nest
Gilligan's Island
Gimme A Break
The Golden Girls
Good Times
The Honeymooners
The Jeffersons
Kate & Allie
Knight Rider
Laugh In
Little House on the Prarie
Mad About You
Newsradio
Night Court
One Day At A Time
Saturday Night Live
Star Trek (original)
Unsolved Mysteries
What's Happening
R H Draney
2005-06-13 01:11:06 UTC
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Post by K.F. Raizor
An interesting post script: GoodLife/AmericanLife had this episode of SS6
("The Clown) rated at "TV-G". TVLand rated the same episode at "TV-PG".
Wonder want caused that discrepancy?
The "down-the-blouse" shot of Cha Cha as she's hiding under the bed?...
Post by K.F. Raizor
Post by Rob Petrie
"Are you in mourning for a show long cancelled? We can't make any
promises, but we can try to help. Tell us which shows you'd like to see
on
Post by Rob Petrie
TV Land and Nick at Nite, and we'll look into adding them to our lineup.
We've compiled a list of the most frequently requested shows below, just
click to select your top five 'I wish they were on TV Land or Nick at Nite
choices!'."
227
7th Heaven
Amen
Benson
Blossom
Designing Women
Diagnosis Murder
The Dukes of Hazzard
Empty Nest
Gilligan's Island
Gimme A Break
The Golden Girls
Good Times
The Honeymooners
The Jeffersons
Kate & Allie
Knight Rider
Laugh In
Little House on the Prarie
Mad About You
Newsradio
Night Court
One Day At A Time
Saturday Night Live
Star Trek (original)
Unsolved Mysteries
What's Happening
You can't tell me this list isn't doctored...in what alternate universe can
"WKRP in Cincinnati" not be more requested than at least half of those?...r
James Neibaur
2005-06-13 03:42:03 UTC
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Post by Rob Petrie
227
7th Heaven
Amen
Benson
Blossom
Designing Women
Diagnosis Murder
The Dukes of Hazzard
Empty Nest
Gilligan's Island
Gimme A Break
The Golden Girls
Good Times
The Honeymooners
The Jeffersons
Kate & Allie
Knight Rider
Laugh In
Little House on the Prarie
Mad About You
Newsradio
Night Court
One Day At A Time
Saturday Night Live
Star Trek (original)
Unsolved Mysteries
What's Happening
The only shows from the sixties are Laugh-In, Star Trek, and Gilligan?? The
only show from the 50s is The Honeymooners??

Stuff that is readily available in reruns like 7th Heaven, etc??

This proves their demographic and makes me realize just why genuine TV
classics of real vintage are not being shown.

TV Land is to television what AMC is to films. If only they were more like
TCM.

There is no place for vintage TV classics on TV. So instead of Sid Caesar,
Phil Silvers, and Ernie Kovacs, we can look forward to Rerun or Blossom.

JN
Rob Petrie
2005-06-13 07:27:21 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
Post by Rob Petrie
227
7th Heaven
Amen
Benson
Blossom
Designing Women
Diagnosis Murder
The Dukes of Hazzard
Empty Nest
Gilligan's Island
Gimme A Break
The Golden Girls
Good Times
The Honeymooners
The Jeffersons
Kate & Allie
Knight Rider
Laugh In
Little House on the Prarie
Mad About You
Newsradio
Night Court
One Day At A Time
Saturday Night Live
Star Trek (original)
Unsolved Mysteries
What's Happening
The only shows from the sixties are Laugh-In, Star Trek, and Gilligan??
The
only show from the 50s is The Honeymooners??
Stuff that is readily available in reruns like 7th Heaven, etc??
This proves their demographic and makes me realize just why genuine TV
classics of real vintage are not being shown.
TV Land is to television what AMC is to films.
Must be a conspiracy. <g>
Post by James Neibaur
If only they were more like TCM.
What do you want to bet TCM will go-the-way of AMC / TV Land within
another couple of years?
Post by James Neibaur
There is no place for vintage TV classics on TV. So instead of Sid Caesar,
Phil Silvers, and Ernie Kovacs, we can look forward to Rerun or Blossom.
"What's Happening!!" was the title. LOL! [not 'Rerun', the character
name, played by the late Fred Berry--a St. Louis native, btw.]
Post by James Neibaur
JN
James Neibaur
2005-06-13 07:33:46 UTC
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Rob Petrie 6/13/05 2:27 AM
Post by Rob Petrie
What do you want to bet TCM will go-the-way of AMC / TV Land within
another couple of years?
You're wrong, quiz kid. Different situation there all together. They own
most of their films, so they do not need the commercial interruptions. The
pride themselves on showing uncut. And they mix older and more recent
titles without short shrifting on either.
Post by Rob Petrie
Post by James Neibaur
There is no place for vintage TV classics on TV. So instead of Sid Caesar,
Phil Silvers, and Ernie Kovacs, we can look forward to Rerun or Blossom.
"What's Happening!!" was the title. LOL! [not 'Rerun', the character
name, played by the late Fred Berry--a St. Louis native, btw.]
I am perfectly aware of that, and was referring to those completely
meaningless characters who are being sought by TVLand's viewers rather than
three of the most important, creative minds ever to appear on television.

TVLand sucks, Roy.

JN
Rob Petrie
2005-06-13 08:41:39 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
Rob Petrie 6/13/05 2:27 AM
Post by Rob Petrie
What do you want to bet TCM will go-the-way of AMC / TV Land within
another couple of years?
You're wrong, quiz kid.
Ok, so I'm wrong. I like being a "quiz kid!"
Post by James Neibaur
Different situation there all together. They own
most of their films, so they do not need the commercial interruptions.
The
pride themselves on showing uncut. And they mix older and more recent
titles without short shrifting on either.
Post by Rob Petrie
Post by James Neibaur
There is no place for vintage TV classics on TV. So instead of Sid Caesar,
Phil Silvers, and Ernie Kovacs, we can look forward to Rerun or Blossom.
"What's Happening!!" was the title. LOL! [not 'Rerun', the character
name, played by the late Fred Berry--a St. Louis native, btw.]
I am perfectly aware of that, and was referring to those completely
meaningless characters who are being sought by TVLand's viewers rather than
three of the most important, creative minds ever to appear on television.
You may not get Sid Caesar or Phil Silvers, but maybe we can get Clint
Walker or James Garner, or Will Hutchins, or Ty Hardin, or Anthony Eisley
and Connie Stevens!
Post by James Neibaur
TVLand sucks, Roy.
E-mail/write/tel. them demanding those old, better programs, and let's
make them suck less!
LOL, but I'm not kidding!

http://www.tvland.com/switchboard

Q: "Why do shows leave the TV Land and Nick at Nite line-up?"

A: "Most of the shows on TV Land and Nick at Nite are acquired programs.
These programs are owned by various distributors who license them to us for
a limited amount of time. Once a show's license expires, TV Land and Nick at
Nite are no longer permitted to air that program."


TV Land and Nick at Nite
Viewer Services
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

(212) 258-7579

e-mail: http://www.tvland.com/switchboard/switchform.jhtml

---

http://www.tvland.com/switchboard/suggest_show.jhtml

---


"Maverick" theme song (most of it)
[1957-1962]

"Who is the tall, dark stranger there,
Maverick is his name.
Wild as the wind in Oregon
Blowin' up a canyon,
Easier to tame.

Riverboat ring your bell!
Farethewell, Annabelle!
Luck is the Lady that he loves the best!
Natchez to New Orleans,
Livin' on jacks and queens,
Maverick is the legend of the West.

Riverboat ring your bell!
Farethewell, Annabelle!
Luck is the Lady that he loves the best!
Natchez to New Orleans,
Livin' on jacks and queens,
Maverick is the legend of the West.
Maverick is the legend of the West!"
James Neibaur
2005-06-13 13:20:48 UTC
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Rob Petrie 6/13/05 3:41 AM
Post by Rob Petrie
E-mail/write/tel. them demanding those old, better programs, and let's
make them suck less!
Yeah, they are the one place that is going after the middle aged white male
demographic.

JN
James Neibaur
2005-06-13 14:10:36 UTC
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Rob Petrie 6/13/05 3:41 AM
Post by Rob Petrie
maybe we can get Clint
Walker or James Garner, or Will Hutchins, or Ty Hardin, or Anthony Eisley
and Connie Stevens!
I get them on the former Nostalgia channel, which actually does cater to an
older viewership.

I just wish TVLand would realize that classics go back to the fifties, just
as TCM realizes classics go back to the silent era -- and not just two or
three titles.

JN
MGW
2005-06-13 04:32:39 UTC
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Post by R H Draney
You can't tell me this list isn't doctored...in what alternate universe can
"WKRP in Cincinnati" not be more requested than at least half of those?...r
WKRP, Taxi, Barney Miller...

--

MGW
Rob Petrie
2005-06-13 07:16:09 UTC
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Post by R H Draney
Post by K.F. Raizor
An interesting post script: GoodLife/AmericanLife had this episode of SS6
("The Clown) rated at "TV-G". TVLand rated the same episode at "TV-PG".
Wonder want caused that discrepancy?
The "down-the-blouse" shot of Cha Cha as she's hiding under the bed?...
LOL!

I was shocked to find out Margarita Sierra ("Cha Cha O'Brien") died at
only 27 (no cause given), the year after "Surfside 6" (1960-1962, 74
episodes) ended. [b. Jan. 5, 1936 Madrid, Spain; d. Sept. 6, 1963 no
location or cause shown]
"Surfside 6" was her only professional work on television.
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0797286
Post by R H Draney
Post by K.F. Raizor
Post by Rob Petrie
"Are you in mourning for a show long cancelled? We can't make any
promises, but we can try to help. Tell us which shows you'd like to see
on
Post by Rob Petrie
TV Land and Nick at Nite, and we'll look into adding them to our lineup.
We've compiled a list of the most frequently requested shows below, just
click to select your top five 'I wish they were on TV Land or Nick at Nite
choices!'."
227
7th Heaven
Amen
Benson
Blossom
Designing Women
Diagnosis Murder
The Dukes of Hazzard
Empty Nest
Gilligan's Island
Gimme A Break
The Golden Girls
Good Times
The Honeymooners
The Jeffersons
Kate & Allie
Knight Rider
Laugh In
Little House on the Prarie
Mad About You
Newsradio
Night Court
One Day At A Time
Saturday Night Live
Star Trek (original)
Unsolved Mysteries
What's Happening
You can't tell me this list isn't doctored...in what alternate universe can
"WKRP in Cincinnati" not be more requested than at least half of those?...r
I have no idea if any "doctoring" occurred.
I just reported what the list says.
James Neibaur
2005-06-13 07:26:42 UTC
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Rob Petrie 6/13/05 2:16 AM
Post by Rob Petrie
I was shocked to find out Margarita Sierra ("Cha Cha O'Brien") died at
only 27 (no cause given), the year after "Surfside 6" (1960-1962, 74
episodes) ended. [b. Jan. 5, 1936 Madrid, Spain; d. Sept. 6, 1963 no
location or cause shown]
"Surfside 6" was her only professional work on television.
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0797286
She had a heart ailment, and died due to complications from heart surgery.

The imdb sucks, Roy.

JN
Rob Petrie
2005-06-13 08:32:43 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
Rob Petrie 6/13/05 2:16 AM
Post by Rob Petrie
I was shocked to find out Margarita Sierra ("Cha Cha O'Brien") died at
only 27 (no cause given), the year after "Surfside 6" (1960-1962, 74
episodes) ended. [b. Jan. 5, 1936 Madrid, Spain; d. Sept. 6, 1963 no
location or cause shown]
"Surfside 6" was her only professional work on television.
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0797286
She had a heart ailment, and died due to complications from heart surgery.
Thanks for the news on what happened to her.
Post by James Neibaur
The imdb sucks, Roy.
It's better than nothing at all on a central database for tv/films,
Jim!
Since it is you, and I, and hundreds of thousands of others who
contribute to keep it updated, it is you, and I, and hundreds of thousands
who 'suck', To Tell The Truth (pun).
IMDb.com doesn't do it by themselves on every (tv) show and episode
ever shown since 1947, and the same for films since the early 1900s.
I've contributed quite a lot of updates to specific episodes on who
(and exact date) appears on "What's My Line? (1950) in the last few months,
to name just one series I'm especially fond of.
Judy Holliday made an appearance as the special Mystery Guest (3/17/57)
I just told IMDb.com which did not have that episode listed. Same for the
episode 20 min. earlier with Dr. Norman Vincent Peale when the panel was
also blindfolded.
If we don't do it (keep IMDb.com updated), who will?
Jim Beaver
2005-06-13 22:44:11 UTC
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Post by Rob Petrie
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Post by James Neibaur
Rob Petrie 6/13/05 2:16 AM
Post by Rob Petrie
I was shocked to find out Margarita Sierra ("Cha Cha O'Brien") died at
only 27 (no cause given), the year after "Surfside 6" (1960-1962, 74
episodes) ended. [b. Jan. 5, 1936 Madrid, Spain; d. Sept. 6, 1963 no
location or cause shown]
"Surfside 6" was her only professional work on television.
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0797286
She had a heart ailment, and died due to complications from heart surgery.
Thanks for the news on what happened to her.
Post by James Neibaur
The imdb sucks, Roy.
It's better than nothing at all on a central database for tv/films,
Jim!
Since it is you, and I, and hundreds of thousands of others who
contribute to keep it updated, it is you, and I, and hundreds of thousands
who 'suck', To Tell The Truth (pun).
IMDb.com doesn't do it by themselves on every (tv) show and episode
ever shown since 1947, and the same for films since the early 1900s.
I've contributed quite a lot of updates to specific episodes on who
(and exact date) appears on "What's My Line? (1950) in the last few
months, to name just one series I'm especially fond of.
Judy Holliday made an appearance as the special Mystery Guest
(3/17/57) I just told IMDb.com which did not have that episode listed.
Same for the episode 20 min. earlier with Dr. Norman Vincent Peale when
the panel was also blindfolded.
If we don't do it (keep IMDb.com updated), who will?
Here's the bio on Sierra I just submitted to the IMDb a few minutes ago.:

Spanish actress-dancer-singer who starred in one U.S. television series
before her early death. A native of Madrid, Sierra was an accomplished tap
dancer at the age of four. She appeared throughout her childhood in
children's shows and later in nightclubs as a dancer and singer,
touring Spain and Central and South America. At the age of 20, she arrived
in the U.S. on a nightclub tour. She was a hit appearing on the 'Jack Paar'
(qv) show, but got her big break in
television when Warner Bros. executive 'William Orr' (qv) spotted her in
performance at the Persian Room in New York. He signed her to a contract and
gave her the starring role of "Cha Cha O'Brien" in the series _"Surfside 6"
(1960)_ (qv). The show ran two seasons, and Sierra returned to nightclub
performances. In the spring of 1963, Sierra was overcome by a heart ailment
and had heart surgery. After several months, she was hospitalized again in
Hollywood, where she died on September 6, at the age of 27.

Jim Beaver
K.F. Raizor
2005-06-14 02:22:40 UTC
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Dear JN and Rob,
Post by James Neibaur
Rob Petrie 6/13/05 2:16 AM
Post by Rob Petrie
I was shocked to find out Margarita Sierra ("Cha Cha O'Brien") died at
only 27 (no cause given), the year after "Surfside 6" (1960-1962, 74
episodes) ended. [b. Jan. 5, 1936 Madrid, Spain; d. Sept. 6, 1963 no
location or cause shown]
"Surfside 6" was her only professional work on television.
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0797286
She had a heart ailment, and died due to complications from heart surgery.
The imdb sucks, Roy.
Gotta agree with you on the IMDB. The TV Guide article on Margarita had her
birthday as December 31, not January 5. In the series, Mousie asked Cha Cha
when her birthday was and she said January (I think it was January 2, but
she may have said January 5). Her cause of death was complications from
heart surgery, they should've been able to find that out without any
problem.

I have a biography of her posted at TVTome.com.
--
Things get complicated when you get past 18.
--Statler Brothers
James Neibaur
2005-06-14 03:19:01 UTC
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K.F. Raizor 6/13/05 9:22 PM
Post by K.F. Raizor
Gotta agree with you on the IMDB. The TV Guide article on Margarita had her
birthday as December 31, not January 5. In the series, Mousie asked Cha Cha
when her birthday was and she said January (I think it was January 2, but
she may have said January 5). Her cause of death was complications from
heart surgery, they should've been able to find that out without any
problem.
I just checked your TV Tome piece, and it jibes with the info I have. Thank
you for the accuracy that imdb just doesn't have.

JN

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