Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Car 54 Where Are You/Mister Ed

I always enjoyed comedy TV of the early 1960s.  Today I went into my VHS tape storage area and pulled out a couple of my favorites.

Car 54 Where Are You - this show featured the antics of Patrolman Gunther Toody and Francis Muldoon of the 53rd precinct in the Bronx.  Back in the mid 1980s when the show was re-run on Nick at Night's TVLand I taped every episode that ran on the show's run in 1961-3.  Most people remember the show for it's theme.

There's a holup in the Bronx

Brooklyn's broken out in fights

There's a traffic jam in Harlem that's backed up to Jackson Heights

There's a scout troop short a child

Krushchev'e due at Idlewild

Car 54 Where are You?

Sometime in the 90's Karen taped Mister Ed, the show about a talking horse.  When Lee was a small child, he thought all horses talked.  We all had a lot of fun watching it.  It seems that TVLand has moved forward in time.  They no longer play re-runs of 50s and 60s show but they play most 80s shows.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your choice of Car 54 and Mr. Ed. are great. Most of my own personal favorites date back to the sixties.

At this time of the year, what with Top 10s, Best ofs, and Coundowns of the Top 77 songs, I took your lead and compiled my own favorites. The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978), Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971), Emergency! (1972-1977), The Partridge Family (1970-1974), The Munsters (1964-1966), My Three Sons (1969-1974), Get Smart (1965-1970), and The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978) are up there, but my Top 10 TV favorites?

10. All In the Family (1971-1979)
9. The Hollywood Palace (1964-1970)
8. Family Affair (1966-1971)
7. Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967)
6. Happy Days (1974-1984)
5. Alf (1986-1990)
4. The Monkees (1966-1968)
3. Adam-12 (1968-1975)
2. Love, American Style (1969-1974)
1. Green Acres (1965-1971)

The best Green Acres tribute site is Mark Maggiore's site at

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