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Do you remember these classic TV shows?
Do you remember the genius of 1960s television?
Some of these programs were so well written and acted, that they are still funny to this day.
As a confirmed Baby Boomer of 60, I'm proud to say that some of these shows when I catch them today trigger a flood of memories and nostalgia.
Here's my top 5:
While the screen was monochrome and the sets were poor at best, every night Jed, Grandma, Elly-May, Jethro, the Drysdales and all of their The Beverley Hillbillies friends always delivered.
This spin-off of the highly successful The Beverley Hillbillies featured Lisa, Oliver, Eb, Mr Hanley, Sam and the team gracing our sets with simple but effective dialogue.
This spin-off of the highly successful Green Acres featured a host of stars (many of them from Green Acres) entertaining us royally, in spite of the lame costumes and very small production budget.
F-Troop is one of my all-time favourites. This unique look at the 1800s in the United States featured Argarn, Wrangler Jane, Captain Parmenter, Chief Wild Eagle, Hannibal Dobbs, Sergeant O’Rourke and their team, all of who were unique characters in themselves.
There was also The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Initially monochrome and later colourised, this show included Dobie, Maynard, Yvette, and a cast of actors, many of whom went onto bigger and better things. Some are still entertaining us today.
None of these shows ever won any awards, but they entertained millions with well-written dialogue and stories we related to.
What were your favourite programs from the 1960s?