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Shows that told you you were gay when you were a kid.

For me it was the episode of "Gilligan's Island" when Duke the Surfer visited.%0D %0D And "Tarzan" with Ron Eley.%0D %0D And Lyle Waggoner on "The Carol Burnett Show."

by Anonymousreply 22607/23/2015

I don't think there were any shows that told me I was gay when I was a kid, but I watched Shirley Temple movies every Saturday. I love The Wild, Wild West but my favorite character was Artimes Gorden, not Robert Conrad's tight pants.

by Anonymousreply 304/13/2011

Today is Lyle Waggoner's 76th birthday.%0D %0D Denny Miller also starred in "Tarzan," "Wagon Train," and "Meet Mona McClusky." The latter two often found reasons for him to be shirtless.

by Anonymousreply 504/13/2011

Batman

by Anonymousreply 604/13/2011

The Bold and the Beautiful / The Young and the Restless

by Anonymousreply 704/13/2011

Star Trek%0D %0D The Man From Atlantis%0D %0D The Magician

by Anonymousreply 804/13/2011

Cesar Romero

by Anonymousreply 904/13/2011

"Wyatt Earp" when Hugh O'Brian's black fur billowed out of his shirt collar.

by Anonymousreply 1004/13/2011

Of course The Wild Wild West. In Growing Up Gay, there's an essay on how James West turned hundreds of thousands of boys homo.... So did Mike Henry as Tarzan in movies that were repeated often late at night.

by Anonymousreply 1104/13/2011

Watching the Judy Garland Show from my crib.

by Anonymousreply 1204/13/2011

Oh, anything with earrings and caftans.

by Anonymousreply 1304/13/2011

Fabian shirtless in the movie HIGH TIME.%0D %0D Richard Beymer shirtless in the "Somewhere" scene in WEST SIDE STORY.%0D %0D James MacArthur shirtless and fucking Mimsy Farmer on that mountain in SPENCER'S MOUNTAIN.%0D %0D Tommy Kirk and James MacArthur shirtless in Disney's SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON.%0D %0D Judy Garland in her checkered gingham dress and those gayer Technicolor ruby reds in OZ.%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D Those movies and those actors (and many others) are what did it for me.

by Anonymousreply 1404/13/2011

The Hollywood Squares and Match Game. They both seemed like they were from worlds that were a lot more fun that lower-middle-class suburbia.

by Anonymousreply 1504/13/2011

"Combat" reruns (my older brother was in charge of the tv) featured nothing but sweaty men lounging around in muscle tees smoking cigarettes and emoting - sweatily emoting.

by Anonymousreply 1704/13/2011

Clint Walker

by Anonymousreply 1804/13/2011

Honey West.

by Anonymousreply 2004/13/2011

Watching the male dancers on Solid Gold.

by Anonymousreply 2104/13/2011

Flipper!

Sandy in wet cutoffs.... I spent many hours jacking off in front of the TV when they would show the reruns in the afternoons after school.

by Anonymousreply 2204/13/2011

The dad in Flipper turned me on when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 2404/13/2011

R22, that dude looks like Zac Efron.

by Anonymousreply 2504/13/2011

The interviews with male models on Fashion Television.

by Anonymousreply 2604/13/2011

The Virginia Graham Show

Demanding that my father switch from the ball game to "Stage Door"

by Anonymousreply 2704/13/2011

Magnum PI. I thought Tom Selleck was an absolute hottie pie.

by Anonymousreply 2804/13/2011

[quote]that dude looks like Zac Efron. Hmmmm. I'd say closer to Brent Corrigan - but better than either one.

by Anonymousreply 2904/13/2011

Frank Converse in the series "Dolphin Cove." Shirtless scenes every week. A total hunk with a mesmerizing voice. He also did some TV commercials. The only time I would have an interest in watching a commercial.

by Anonymousreply 3004/13/2011

Speed Racer--yeah, I wanted to do it with an animated character.

by Anonymousreply 3104/13/2011

Danger Island.%0D %0D Jan-Michael Vincent.%0D %0D I think it was the first time I'd ever seen a man who was masculine and beautiful.%0D

by Anonymousreply 3204/13/2011

Words can't do it justice.

by Anonymousreply 3304/13/2011

Ron Ely in Tarzan

The BRADY boys

Willie Aames shirtless on EIGHT IS ENOUGH (pecs!)

the CHIPs guys

by Anonymousreply 3404/14/2011

I thought Jo from the Facts of Life was badass.

by Anonymousreply 3504/14/2011

The Bugaloos.%0D %0D I even had a Bugaloo lunch box.%0D %0D Boy, did I get ripped for that at school.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3604/14/2011

I'm embarrassed to admit this but when CBS showed the pilot of Alice when I was about 9 there was a different actor playing Linda Lavin's son Tommy. When the next episode aired Philip McKeon had the role and I remember telling my mother that the other actor was "cuter". I don't remember her response.

by Anonymousreply 3704/14/2011

I also found myself having those feelings when I watched Flipper and had a crash on Mark Goddard and Guy Williams from Lost in Space

by Anonymousreply 3804/14/2011

Dallas, Dynasty, Knots Landing.

by Anonymousreply 3904/14/2011

Who was the object of your lust, r39? Christopher Atkins? Omri Katz?

by Anonymousreply 4004/14/2011

Man from Atlantis: Patrick Duffy.

James Franciscus in anything. I had vivid memories of him when I was 6.

For some reason, I had a crush on Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) from Planet of the Apes. I guess because he seemed so queeny and sensitive.

Land of the Lost: I had a crush on both Marshall and Will in Land of the Lost and always wanted to bitchslap Holly.

Bill Bixby, first in My Favorite Martian (even though the Martian was really queeny) and then when he was in the Incredible Hulk.

Gilligan's Island: the Professor.

On the campier side: Wonderwoman, Electrawoman and Dyna Girl, Isis, Bionic Woman.

by Anonymousreply 4104/14/2011

Chuck Connors in THE RIFLEMAN, and then, totally hot in BRANDED.

by Anonymousreply 4204/14/2011

the merv griffin show. i vowed that i'd grow up to be just like merv, and buy a ryan seacrest of my very own (i was also a very prescient child).

by Anonymousreply 4304/14/2011

Mario Lopez on saved by the bell. I dreamed of being Jessie spano so I could date ac slater. Oh yeah and take caffeine pills! Lol

by Anonymousreply 4404/14/2011

"Here Come The Brides" And I didn't watch for the brides :)

by Anonymousreply 4504/14/2011

I was in college, but when Jon-Erik Hexum came along in Voyagers!%0D %0D I think that's when I knew it wasn't a phase.%0D

by Anonymousreply 4604/14/2011

Ricky Schroeder AND Jason Bateman on Silver Spoons!

by Anonymousreply 4704/14/2011

Gilligan's Island - Ginger. I've had a love for them ever since.

The Avengers - Diana Rigg, those catsuits

by Anonymousreply 4804/14/2011

I got excited every time I saw Wally Cleaver.

by Anonymousreply 4904/14/2011

How did Madame, a puppet, have a human niece?

by Anonymousreply 5004/14/2011

The Carol Burnett show.

by Anonymousreply 5104/14/2011

[quote]How did Madame, a puppet, have a human niece?

She was a puppet? I thought it was an old lady with bad plastic surgery.

by Anonymousreply 5204/14/2011

>>For some reason, I had a crush on Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) from Planet of the Apes. I guess because he seemed so queeny and sensitive.

Me, too, r41 - I remember being thrilled to receive the, 'action figure', one Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 5304/14/2011

I remember seeing Willie Aames flex his bicep on a Bob Hope Christmas special and I almost fainted.

by Anonymousreply 5404/14/2011

Kent McCord on "Adam-12" had me mesmerized...even if I wasn't exactly sure why.

by Anonymousreply 5504/14/2011

Madame and Bea Arthur fighting over Rock Hudson.

by Anonymousreply 5604/14/2011

Yes, Adam 12 and Chad Everette on whatever show he was on. My sis professed her crushes on them and I realized I had one too and that I was different.

by Anonymousreply 5704/14/2011

Ron Ely in Tarzan and Jan Michael Vincent in The World's Greatest Athlete (a movie, but still on topic). I guess I had a thing for loin clothes & jungle love.

by Anonymousreply 5804/14/2011

R57, Chad was on Medical Center. Yes, he was hot!

by Anonymousreply 5904/14/2011

Robert Conrad on Wild Wild West

Jon Erik Hexum in Voyagers

Dan Vadis as Hercules

by Anonymousreply 6004/14/2011

Today's Special. Pinwheel.

by Anonymousreply 6104/14/2011

The CHiPs guys- I even got a poster of a shirtless Erik Estrada from my older female cousin. If that wasn't a clue to my parents!

I also remember some of the male Solid Gold dancers. There was one who had some light fur on his chest and I always liked him best.

by Anonymousreply 6204/14/2011

R50, what do you mean? Madame has a daughter, Melissa.

by Anonymousreply 6304/14/2011

What's with the posts picking all these old people? They were old even then.

by Anonymousreply 6504/14/2011

[quote]What's with the posts picking all these old people? They were old even then.

Unsupervised afternoon reruns? It's not as if children had control of the television during primetime, R65.

by Anonymousreply 6604/14/2011

Several of the ones mentioned earlier--only other ones that I look back on and realize I had a crush on them was Johnny Quest and The Hardy Boys--I think my Dad realized I was gay before I did-he didn't like me watching the Hardy Boys.

by Anonymousreply 6704/14/2011

For me I guess it was the part of the opening credits for [italic]Trapper John, MD[/italic] where Gregory Harrison stepped out of the shower dripping wet.

by Anonymousreply 6904/14/2011

"Batman".

I was dreaming about Burt Ward's cock at 5.

by Anonymousreply 7104/14/2011

r66 & r68, I think you misunderstood. I didn't mean the shows were old, I meant that the actors some here claim to have salivated over were old at the time they were supposedly attracted to them.

by Anonymousreply 7204/14/2011

Kevin Tighe in Emergency! ( only saw him on B&W television) much later realized he was sort of a redhead, which by that time had become a major fetish category for me(redheads).

by Anonymousreply 7304/14/2011

Robert Urich on Vegas.

by Anonymousreply 7404/14/2011

Buck Rogers. Gil Gerard in that tight silver outfit.

by Anonymousreply 7504/14/2011

Another vote for Batman and all the kinky bondage scenes.

by Anonymousreply 7604/14/2011

As a kid I was a fan of the 70's science fiction shows. %0D %0D Apollo (Richard Hatch) on Battlestar Galactica and Tony (Tony Anholt) on Space:1999 were the early crushes that I remember.%0D %0D I remember putting an Apollo & Starbuck (Dirk Benedict) poster on my wall right next to the Farrah Fawcett poster that my dad gave me. I mean I liked Charlie's Angels, but I didn't need to see her in her swimsuit every morning.

by Anonymousreply 7704/14/2011

I can't think of anyone that hasn't been mentioned already but I just had to pipe up and say that I love this thread. Thank you OP!

by Anonymousreply 7804/14/2011

How about James Brolin? There was an episode of Marcus Welby, M.D., in which he took his shirt off. I remember being surprised at how well built he was.

by Anonymousreply 7904/14/2011

Paul Michael Glaser wearing a teeny little towel in the opening of Starksy & Hutch.

by Anonymousreply 8004/14/2011

Gagney & Lacey (I had a crush on Sharon Gless), Charly's Angels (of course!) and every single one female ADA from Law & Order (huge crush on Abby Carmichael!). Strangely, as a teenager, I had posters of Andre Agassi, Doph Lundgren and other muscles men on my bedroom walls. I still wonder why, as everybody already knew I was gay, I'm not butch at all and like women like my fantasy crushes.

by Anonymousreply 8204/14/2011

Who could forget Joe Penny and Perry King in Riptide. There was even a scene where they chased the bad guys wearing nothing but white briefs on their hot tan bodies.

by Anonymousreply 8304/14/2011

Ricky Nelson singing%0D %0D Ty Hardin in Bronco%0D %0D Robert Conrad in WWW%0D %0D Ron Ely in Tarzan%0D %0D Tony Dow's ass!%0D %0D Bobby Vee or Bobby Rydell singing%0D %0D Vince Edwards in Ben Casey and Richard Chamberlain in Dr Kildare%0D %0D Yeah...I was pretty much yanking my chain to TV shows all the time!! One day it was five times!

by Anonymousreply 8404/14/2011

I wanted to be Joy in the Bugaloos.

by Anonymousreply 8504/14/2011

For your consideration:

The one and only Jet Screamer!!!

by Anonymousreply 8604/14/2011

My mother never understood why her 9 year old boy never missed an episode of Dr. Kildare had such a crush on Richard Chamberlain Even bought the single he recorded covering an Everly Brothers tune.

by Anonymousreply 8704/14/2011

Sherilyn Fenn in Twin Peaks - wasn't a kid, but that was the moment.

by Anonymousreply 8804/14/2011

Glee.

by Anonymousreply 8904/14/2011

I don't remember his name, but he was Lucy Ewing's boyfriend or husband on Dallas. His character's name was Alan and he had dark hair and the hairiest chest I have ever seen. It was mesmerizing.

by Anonymousreply 9004/15/2011

johnny quest. race bannon made me feel all tingly down there.

by Anonymousreply 9104/15/2011

R90, I think you mean Timothy Patrick Murphy. Sadly, he died of AIDS in real life in 1988. He was only 29.

by Anonymousreply 9204/15/2011

Joe Penny! (SWOON SWOON)%0D %0D and those adorable animal-loving Kratt brothers,%0D whose energy I loved.

by Anonymousreply 9304/15/2011

I loved watching Sisters and my dad was not happy about this.

by Anonymousreply 9404/15/2011

Actually, R92, it was Randolph Powell, who played Alan Beam.

by Anonymousreply 9504/15/2011

Wesley Eure on "Land of the Lost"... so HOT and so adorable.%0D %0D At the time, in the 70's, I couldn't imagine that such a hot & masculine man as Wesley Eure could be gay. We were lied to SO badly then. Had I known such hot guys could be gay, I would've come out far earlier! I was shocked when Wesley came out on AfterElton.com.

by Anonymousreply 9604/15/2011

Another one who loved all the swimming scenes with daddy Brian Keith and his sons in FLIPPER. It always made me warm and tingly.%0D And Flipper always seemed like a big wet friendly laughing penis who liked to get tickled and rubbed.%0D %0D "Girl Talk" with Virginia Graham.

by Anonymousreply 9704/15/2011

Kimberly Beck on Westwind, a saturday morning kid show from 1975%0D

by Anonymousreply 9804/15/2011

Reruns of Dobie Gillis. Milton = Warren Beaty.

by Anonymousreply 9904/15/2011

Benny Hill on UK TV. All the scantily clad ladies running around were quite thrilling to me. %0D

by Anonymousreply 10004/15/2011

Oh yeah, Warren Beatty on "Dobie Gillis"! He was so beautiful and sexy then it was INSANE!%0D Check him out at 2:20 in the clip.

by Anonymousreply 10104/15/2011

That clip made my dick hard R101.

by Anonymousreply 10204/15/2011

This is WAY off topic, but I had not idea the DOBIE GILLIS had such an amazing cast.

It is like everyone on that scene went on to good TV careers.

by Anonymousreply 10304/15/2011

Samantha on Bewitched was soooo beautiful. I remember trying to finagle watching it at my grandparents because there were a few years when my folks "didn't believe in TV." There was no one more beautiful than Samantha, unless it was Samantha playing one of her evil twin characters.

C3P0 - I was convinced I was destined to marry him. I remember feeling love for his sensitive soul.

Tony on the Escape from Witch Mountain sequel. He had beautiful freckles. I think he was two years older than me in real life.

Albert on Little House on the Prairie.

The beautiful blonde Scottish witch in the Disney movie "Thomasina". She was stunning and the reason I wanted to watch the movie again and again. Sigh...

by Anonymousreply 10404/15/2011

Gregory Harrison in the shower in the opening of TRAPPER JOHN MD

by Anonymousreply 10504/15/2011

For me it was Divorce Court.

by Anonymousreply 10604/15/2011

Lol!

by Anonymousreply 10704/15/2011

Bobby Sherman, David Soul, and Robert Brown on "Here Come the Brides"

Dennis Cole on "Bracken's World"

David Cassidy on "The Partridge Family"

The Hudson Brothers on "The Hudson Brothers Show"

John Phillpot on "The Bugaloos"

by Anonymousreply 10804/16/2011

[quote]Chuck Connors in THE RIFLEMAN, and then, totally hot in BRANDED.

You'll love this.

by Anonymousreply 10904/16/2011

[quote]Another one who loved all the swimming scenes with daddy Brian Keith and his sons in FLIPPER.

That was Brian Kelly. Brian Keith was on "Family Affair". Both were hot daddys!

by Anonymousreply 11004/16/2011

Another vote for Gregory Harrison, and the opening on Trapper John.

And all the speedos on Battle of the Network Stars!

by Anonymousreply 11104/16/2011

He Man (The Cartoon)%0D %0D Wonder Woman%0D %0D Space 1999%0D %0D The Incredible Hulk%0D %0D Six Million Dollar Man%0D %0D Remington Steele%0D %0D Moonlighting%0D %0D Silver Spoons

by Anonymousreply 11204/16/2011

Oh yeah, I had such a crush on Albert on "Little House on the Prairie" when I was little!

by Anonymousreply 11304/16/2011

Miss Sherri on "Romper Room" said she saw Jeffrey the Fairy through her magic mirror and I knew I'd been outed. She had a thalidomide abortion, you know.

by Anonymousreply 11404/16/2011

Simon Williams on UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS

by Anonymousreply 11504/16/2011

I don't know a single gay guy in his 30s who didn't love Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. That show is like a touchstone for my generation of queers.

by Anonymousreply 11604/16/2011

True, R116. I was also quite mad for Lindsay Wagner as the Bionic Woman.

by Anonymousreply 11704/16/2011

Was that Sandy Dennis with Warren Beatty in that Dobie Gillis clip at R101?

by Anonymousreply 11804/16/2011

Guiding Light with John Wesley Shipp as Kelly Nelson

by Anonymousreply 11904/16/2011

No, it was Tuesday Weld. A very good and underated actress.

by Anonymousreply 12004/16/2011

[quote]Oh yeah, I had such a crush on Albert on "Little House on the Prairie" when I was little!

Yes, Albert was hot. So was Willie.

by Anonymousreply 12104/17/2011

I completely forgot about Albert on Little House. He didn't really make much of an impression to me until he suddenly seemed very grown up in that 2 part episode called 'Sylvia' where he liked her but even though she was knocked up with someone elses baby. He took the public hit for it so that she didn't have to say that she was really raped. It was the town blacksmith that did it, but nobody knew until the end when he came back for more but got shot by Sylvia's dad.%0D %0D I think I was in love with Albert because he was such a mensch. He was the only one that believed Sylvia's story and wanted to do whatever he could to help her including dropping out of school and running away with her so they could marry and start a family in a town where nobody knew them.%0D %0D I wanted to be Sylvia, sort of, except that I've never wanted to be a ladyfish so I actually just wanted to be me and run away with Albert. Also Sylvia died which is another reason I didn't want to be her.

by Anonymousreply 12204/17/2011

Was Hugh O'Brian into guys? He only got married when he was in his 80's.

by Anonymousreply 12304/17/2011

I was very confused. I had the hots for Tuesday Weld on Dobie Gilles but when Ricky Nelson was on Ozzie and Harriet I dropped everything just to stare at him.%0D %0D BTW, I LOVE 70's shows and 70's fashions - amazing tight-jeans crotch shots in shows like Hunter etc. HUB just reran an episode of "Laverne & Shirley" with Ed Marinaro guesting as Laverne's visiting Italian cousin. In one extended scene, he is standing in his skintight jeans and there is a long bulge that stretches from his crotch almost to his outer leg - his jeans were so tight you can tell he is uncut.

by Anonymousreply 12404/17/2011

I was the same age as Albert on Little House and I had a huge crush on him. I was jealous of Willie Olsen because I was certain they were best friends in real life.

by Anonymousreply 12504/17/2011

Xena.

by Anonymousreply 12604/17/2011

I'm kind of embarrassed to confess what a HUGE crush I had on Eddie Mekka when he played Carmine Ragusa on "Laverne & Shirley"! I wanted to run off to Milwaukee with him and live happily ever after with him in a basement apartment.

by Anonymousreply 12704/17/2011

I did too, R127, and it persisted for decades. This cured me.

by Anonymousreply 12804/17/2011

Ha! Yes, poor Eddie Mekka didn't age too well! But I wish him well. %0D %0D That photo cured my old crush, too!

by Anonymousreply 12904/17/2011

Oh yea Ricky Nelson. Not much personality on camera but but boy was he hot.

by Anonymousreply 13004/17/2011

Another vote for the Trapper John opening credits.

Also, the Dukes of Hazzard. I remember lying in bed thinking, who do I like better, Luke or Bo? Wait, shouldn't I be liking Daisy? Hmmmmm....

by Anonymousreply 13104/17/2011

C..J from Matt Houston. I wanted to be Matt so that I could constantly rescue C.J. I was so in love with her.

Col. Wilma Deering from Buck Rogers. Good lord, those tight jumpsuits were mesmerizing.

Jamie, the Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, Laura Holt from Remington Steele, Linda Carter in the Big Valley and Dynasty, Dee Dee from Hunter, Ginger on Gilligan's Island, Lacey on Cagney and Lacey... I could go on.

I was fascinated by these women but had no idea that I was different from other little girls. My mother did. I can remember this look she used to give me, like she knew something about me. She was very close to her gay brother and he has told me they used to talk about me being a baby dyke.

In hindsight, I wanted to be the guy in all these shows because they always got the girl.

by Anonymousreply 13204/17/2011

Weekday afternoon reruns were a godsend!

"Lost In Space:" I wanted the father! "The Munsters:" Thought Lily was fabulous. "Please Don't Eat the Daisies:" The father was a hunk! "Petticoat Junction:" The cropduster husband was a stud! "Batman:" Loved it when he was tied up! "Gilligan's Island:" I wanted the Professor. "The Big Valley:"I still want Nick Barkley! "Bewitched:" Same as all the posters here! "Superman:" George Reeves was swoon worthy!

Primetime TV: "Six Million Dollar Man:" Heath Barkley all grown up! "Wonder Woman:" I wanted to rescue Steve Trevor! "SWAT:" Loved those guys! "Starsky and Hutch:" Those tight jeans! "Vegas:" RIP Robert Urich! "Buck Rogers:" Tight uniform and shirtless. Hawk was mighty fine too! "Matt Huston:" Por Man's tom Selleck. But hell, I lusted after Lee Horsley! "MNF:" I love sports, but I love guys in tight pants too! "Battle of the Network Stars:" Chance to see your favorite TV actors in speedos! "Eight Is Enough:" Loved David the older brother!

Movies: "The Wizard of Oz:' Springtime special once a year. They should have known I was gay, when I wanted the soundtrack at age 5!

by Anonymousreply 13304/17/2011

Oh yea David from Eight is Enough was another hot one.

by Anonymousreply 13404/17/2011

David from "Eight is Enough"!! Yes! I felt like I was watching gay porn when he was on because he got me so turned on just standing there! Grant Goodeve was his name. HOT!!

by Anonymousreply 13504/18/2011

James Franciscus as Mr. Novak, could keep me in erotic fantasy detention. Confirmed gay, fulfilled by Eric Stryker (porn actor) who seemed to look very similar to James. Pity! Both are deceased.

by Anonymousreply 13604/20/2011

[quote][R66] & [R68], I think you misunderstood. I didn't mean the shows were old, I meant that the actors some here claim to have salivated over were old at the time they were supposedly attracted to them.

R65, not everybody is into twinkies who've barely finished puberty. Some of us are attracted to MEN in their 30's and 40's.

I loved Hogan's Heroes, and used to kiss the tv when Bob Crane was on the screen. I was 5.

by Anonymousreply 13704/20/2011

[quote]I loved Hogan's Heroes, and used to kiss the tv when Bob Crane was on the screen. %0D %0D You get today's "MARY!" award.

by Anonymousreply 13804/23/2011

Space: 1999!

Just what kind of downers was Barbara Bain on? Except in the episode with Billie Whitelaw where Helena and sourpuss Tony were clearly on X.

Maya, powered by Catherine Schell's screwball-comedy acting, is a truly fabulous 70's space alien. Too bad there was only one season with Maya.

Alan (Nick Tate) has a fantastic Aussie chest rug -- see photo at link.

Sandra (Zienia Merton) is the "emotional barometer," and we can enjoy the camp non-actress Yasuko whenever Zienia isn't working. Zienia's autobiography is pretty amazing reading.

And how about that episode where they followed the bouncing ball all around a rock cavern? Trippy stuff.

by Anonymousreply 13904/24/2011

Wiseguy. Ken Wahl nearly drove me insane with those tight jeans.

by Anonymousreply 14004/24/2011

Better link to Nick Tate

by Anonymousreply 14104/24/2011

Ken Wahl's package

by Anonymousreply 14204/24/2011

Here's an old one: %0D %0D Bob Cummings as sexy playboy/cheesecake photographer Bob Collins on 1950s' Love That Bob! I'm old, but not THAT old....watched the show in afternoon reruns for years in the 60s.

by Anonymousreply 14404/24/2011

Lets see: Greg and Peter Brady James Franciscus - esp. Beneath the Planet of the Apes The Professor - Gilligans Island Lyle Wagonner (or however you spell it) Paul Michael Glaser - still think he's incredibly sexy Ken Wahl James Naughton - Planet of the Apes series - woof! Roddy McDowell - something about him just clicked with me Richard Dawson in Hogans Heroes

by Anonymousreply 14504/24/2011

I don't know about shows, but when I saw the movie 'Breaking Away' on TV in 1982 when I was 11, I knew I was going to marry either Dennis Quaid or Hart Bochner.

by Anonymousreply 14604/24/2011

No love for Max Baer Jr.'s Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies?!?

by Anonymousreply 14704/24/2011

I had a crush on Maryann from Gilligan when I was a kid. Never thought about the short-shorts and tiny shirt, just that she was so pretty. Also liked the girls from Petticoat Junction, especially Bobbie Joe (I think she was the dark haired one). To this day, I prefer dark haired women.

by Anonymousreply 14804/24/2011

Paula Prentiss in "He and She" really did it for me back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 14904/24/2011

Pro wrestling esp if they were barefoot -... Hugh O'Brian and another vote for Brian Keith from Flipper

by Anonymousreply 15004/24/2011

Ken Wahl had a hot ass.

by Anonymousreply 15104/25/2011

American Gladiators.

Also, Hercules and Xena were great since my mom could think I was watching it for the ladies.

by Anonymousreply 15204/25/2011

Mickey Mouse Club, especially Spin & Marty. Well, Spin anyway, and Ambitious. Fantasies about Ambitious and me back at the bunkhouse while the others rode off to their own adventure. Later, American Bandstand. Watching for the hot ones dancing. (Not many actually, and not that hot.)

by Anonymousreply 15304/25/2011

[quote]another vote for Brian Keith from Flipper

Again, that was Brian Kelly. Brian Keith was on "Family Affair".

David Soul-

by Anonymousreply 15404/25/2011

Today is the birthday of blond hunk Denny Miller mentioned previously from Tarzan, Wagon Train and Meet Mona McClusky. Born April 25, 1934.%E2%80%8F

by Anonymousreply 15504/25/2011

Seeing The Village People on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" doing Macho Man as David Hodo (the construction worker) pulled open his shirt and FELT UP HIS NIPPLES! And damn, I wanted to touch his tits AND suck them!

by Anonymousreply 15604/26/2011

[quote]not everybody is into twinkies who've barely finished puberty. Some of us are attracted to MEN in their 30's and 40's.

It's good to hear that so many of you are open-minded to the intergenerational sex thing, but honestly I don't see what's attractive about the old guys that are listed. They might have liked YOU at the time, but the other way around doesn't make much sense. I mean a hot horny 14-year old who can get anything he wants lusting after some 35-year old has-been? To each his own though.

by Anonymousreply 15704/26/2011

David Soul on Starsky & Hutch

The blond guy on CHiPs (or however you spell it)

Meeno Peluce and Jon-Erik Hexum on Voyagers

Kate Jackson and Tanya Roberts on Charlie's Angels

I always knew that Jodie F. was a lez, and was fascinated by Jo on FoL and Kristy McNichol in anything.

by Anonymousreply 15804/26/2011

Another vote for James Franciscus. I was addicted to watching reruns of Mr. Novak - an incredibly boring show about my least favorite thing... school! - because I thought he was the best looking man I'd ever seen. And they never had him take off his shirt! I was so thankful when I discovered Planet of the Apes, where he was half naked the whole movie and fought apes and mutants and stuff.%0D %0D Robert Conrad in Wild Wild West of course.%0D %0D And Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap. Like Wild Wild West, they always seemed to come up with some excuse for Bakula to strip to the waist.

by Anonymousreply 15905/03/2011

When I was a kid and old movies ran on TV, I knew I was gay when I saw Steve Reeves as Hercules. Jeeezus!

by Anonymousreply 16005/04/2011

R11 And if all those boys ever knew .. why, would they ever be shocked and pleased.

by Anonymousreply 16105/25/2011

I might need to spend a little less time on DL. Just about agreed with an earlier post - one that I wrote.

by Anonymousreply 16205/25/2011

Divorce Court%0D %0D TJ Hooker

by Anonymousreply 16305/25/2011

Calamity Jane

by Anonymousreply 16405/25/2011

Family Affair.

No one turned me on or still does more than Brian Keith. Check out the vids on YouTube, specifically Season 3, when some smart wardrobe person dressed him on muscle-fitting orlon sportshirts. Yum. And, the tight pants provided nice showcase to incredible buns. Double yum.

Also, in the Doris Day flick, "With 6 You Get Eggroll", Brian can be seen shirtless in his underwear wandering around a suburban neighborhood. Triple yum!!

by Anonymousreply 16506/17/2011

How could someone visit Gilligan's Island if the cast was stranded?

by Anonymousreply 16606/17/2011

Dianne Kay on eight is enough, lynda carter as wonderwoman. Michelle pheiffer in grease 2 and Willie Aames on eie( somewhat bi)

by Anonymousreply 16706/17/2011

Actually most shows didn't tell me I was gay. They just told me I was a huge voyeur. I was turned on by horny guys getting turned on by women.%0D %0D Star Trek

by Anonymousreply 16806/17/2011

Flipper! Loved the dorsal fin.

by Anonymousreply 16906/17/2011

wrestling

by Anonymousreply 17006/17/2011

Bruce Boxleitner's pecs on "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"

by Anonymousreply 17106/20/2011

[quote]She had a thalidomide abortion, you know.

That's gonna make me laugh for the rest of the day and I have no idea why.

by Anonymousreply 17206/20/2011

For R171, although the pic isn't from S&MK. I was also a fan of Mr. Boxleitner's smooth, muscular bod.

by Anonymousreply 17306/20/2011

"Mr. Novak." Oh God! Now I am showing my age.%0D %0D Loved it. Watched the program every week. I was 8 or 9. My grandmother was delighted and predicted I would become a teacher. She was right. %0D %0D 60's tv was so gay: "Bewitched," "Lost in Space," "The Willd Wild West," "Flipper," all of the talk shows (e.g, Merv). Then of course the reruns of "I Love Lucy" and "Dick Van Dyke" (so gay--I mean, Rose Marie?). There also was "Green Acres," mandatory for any gay in training. One more program.%0D %0D "The Pruitts of Southampton." Not for the flesh, but the sheer over the top campiness with Phyllis Diller. What were they thinking?

by Anonymousreply 17406/20/2011

Someone mentioned Kimberly Beck. I watched her in a 1976 movie called "Massacre at Central High." She was nude with two guys, Derrel Maury and Andrew Stevens, and was glad to see nudity from the former but disappointed with the latter. But 15 years later, Stevens flashed plenty in "Night Eyes," while he was still in his 30s, and I was grateful.

by Anonymousreply 17506/21/2011

R175, here's a clip.......

by Anonymousreply 17606/21/2011

I already mentioned Jack Wild in another thread (the one that "dates" us) so won't repeat here. And, indeed, Luke Halpin as Sandy in "Flipper" was a major player -- one of those that bonds many my age. Just the perfect all-American kid. %0D But the one that sealed the deal once I got a bit older: %0D "Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn" with Leigh J. McCloskey. %0D Sheer perfection circa 1978 and I was fascinated with him on the streets. Would a network devote a movie of the week to a gay hustler these days? I kinda doubt it.%0D Loved it, loved it, loved it. Cool what gets us to where we are and when... good memories on this board.

by Anonymousreply 17706/21/2011

Wonder Woman, Sonny & Cher, Charlie's Angels.

by Anonymousreply 17806/21/2011

Rock hudson on McMillan and wide. I wanted to br Susan st James and married to rock.

Another vote for mark Goddard on lost space

Bruce bickered from scarecrow and mrs king

The guy from greatest American hero

by Anonymousreply 17906/21/2011

I knew when I saw Wally Cleaver with his shirt off. I heard that when he got older he had been with a couple of guys

I used to want to sleep in the same room with the Brady boys, especially to catch them coming out of the shower.

by Anonymousreply 18006/21/2011

Robin tied up on a conveyer belt on Batman

by Anonymousreply 18106/21/2011

JEM & The Holograms

by Anonymousreply 18206/21/2011

My childhood fascination with "Hollywood Wives," "Scruples," and "I'll Take Manhattan" didn't make since until the first time I bottomed.

by Anonymousreply 18306/21/2011

Another vote for the Judy Garland Show. I would not countenance missing a single episode.

by Anonymousreply 18406/21/2011

Anyone remember Robert Tyler, who played Trucker on the long-forgotten soap Loving? I don't think the character owned a shirt. He was absolute perfection. He had such a hot face and body. I would tape the stupid show just to see him, and freeze frame his image and JO endlessly to it.

by Anonymousreply 18506/21/2011

DR.Stone,Carl Betz, on Donna Reed.I'd turn my head & cough for him anytime!GLENN CORBETT on route 66 SUPER HOT!I wanted to marry him when I was 4 years old! Mike Minor -Steve Elliot on Petticoat Junction. Wanted him & that cute cottage they lived in! Brian Kelly-the father on Flipper.Ricky Nelson-had a picture sleeve of "Hello mary lou".Mother got me a frame for it. There was a picture of Jesus hanging over my bed. Took it down & put Ricky there!

by Anonymousreply 18610/24/2012

John Schneider (sp?) on Dukes of Hazzard gave me a funny feeling. Daisy Duke did nothing for me. I thought she dressed like a whore.

by Anonymousreply 18710/24/2012

[quote] Gilligan's Island: the Professor.

I think every little American gay boy was hot for the Professor.

by Anonymousreply 18810/24/2012

Doug McClure in the Virginian - especially the early series. His pants were tight, his gun belt was low and my eyes were all over him.

by Anonymousreply 18912/29/2012

Who the fuck keeps bumping up this ancient shit?

by Anonymousreply 19012/29/2012

Tony Orlando. And Dawn. Laugh all you want, but Tony wore tight slacks and had that cool mustache. Telma Hopkins was spunky and gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 19112/29/2012

[R181] - Batman and Robin were tied up A LOT! I recall being especially fascinated by one cliffhanger where The Joker was going to cut open Batman's(?) head with a scalpel. Even at that age I had a reaction of, "Whoa! Tha's some SERIOUS kink going on there!"

[R188] - another vote for the Professor.

I can recall being jealous of Eddie on "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" as *I* wanted to be part of a two guy household with Bill Bixby!

by Anonymousreply 19212/29/2012

"Sea Hunt" was a must for me because of Lloyd Bridges.

Ralph Taeger, in "Hondo".

Michael Callan in anything, but he was funny in that comedy about young marrieds.

Had numerous crushes; most of them have been mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 19312/29/2012

Gary Conway in LAND OF THE GIANTS.

Of course, now it's hard to watch them b/c I read Alison Arngrim's autobiography (brilliant read) and her brother abused her.

He played the little boy in LOTG.

by Anonymousreply 19412/29/2012

Robert Conrad Michael Landon Gary Conway Lyle Waggoner Denny Miller Joel Crothers Don Briscoe Robert Brown

by Anonymousreply 19512/29/2012

Duke the Surfer on Gilligan's Island! I LIVED to see that episode on reruns!!!

by Anonymousreply 19612/29/2012

ranger ricks the dad on flipper. mike brady from the brady bunch. OH DDAADDDYYY

by Anonymousreply 19701/08/2013

lee majors on six million dollar man, alan thicke on growing pains, robert fuller on emergency, jethro on beverly hillbillies

by Anonymousreply 19801/08/2013

lyle waggoner on carol burnett and john ritter on threes company

by Anonymousreply 19901/08/2013

I'll add to the lust for Flipper dad, Gregory Harrison, Bo Duke, and Peter Brady..

Also, Jameson Parker.

by Anonymousreply 20001/08/2013

How can forget Scott Baio on Happy Days. Used to wait for a shirtless scene. He had the best muscles and chest. Then there was Kirk Cameron. Handsomest face and the best butt. Never went shirtless, but you could tell he had a great body.

by Anonymousreply 20101/10/2013

Lindsay Wagner in The Bionic Woman. I could not resist going to my room and start imitating her slow motion bionic arm movements. In fact, I loved the role so much that this behavior continued well into adulthood.

by Anonymousreply 20201/10/2013

I second Doug McClure (The Virginian, Barbary Coast, etc.). I did some work at his home and dragged it out for a few hours. Of dozens of celebrities I've met, he was by far the most down to earth and the funniest...but definately straight.

by Anonymousreply 20302/18/2013

Elvis on his 1968 TV Special. I was 13 and I fell head over fucking heels for the man. I still think he's the sexiest man ever.

by Anonymousreply 20402/18/2013

Every time Tom Wopat had his shirt off on THE DUKES OF HAZZARD (usually once per episode). Such a six (eight?) pack (though I had yet to hear that phrase).

by Anonymousreply 20502/18/2013

Frank Converse went shirtless in one episode of "Coronet Blue." Anytime on "Land of the Giants" that Gary Conway took off his outer uniform shirt so he was in a t-shirt that showed off his pecs and biceps. A local show in L.A. that featured Steve Reeves movies (and other Hercules-type films) hosted by bodybuilder Dave Draper appearing as "David the Gladiator." Every episode of "Dr. Kildare" with Richard Chamberlain in the title role. (James Franciscus in "Mr. Novak" ran a close second.) Just about anytime there was a shirtless man with muscles who flexed his biceps gave me an immediate erection, even when I was six or eight or ten.

by Anonymousreply 20607/05/2013

Seconds to Clint Walker, Ty Hardin, Brian Keith. Also DAVID Nelson( you can keep Ricky) Vince Edwards, Peter Lupus, Sebastian Cabot. And now for the ULTIMATE Daddy, and I'm aiming this especially at men of a "certain age", ahem..... "Sgt. Preston of the Yukon". Oh baby, I'd have followed him thru the worst blizzards, hoping to get snowed in somewhere. Tie up the dog outside though.

by Anonymousreply 20707/05/2013

Ricky Nelson

Paul Peterson

Frankie Avalon

Troy Donahue

Tony Dow

by Anonymousreply 20807/05/2013

In the early 80's there was a commercial for Milk (I think) where a hurdler is running toward the camera in slow motion and jumping the hurdles.

This athlete is in dolphin running shorts and his HUGE balls and dick are slamming left and right against his thighs as jumps over each bar! The camera is centered and zoomed in on his crotch. OMG. it was so homoerotic, it was basically porn! I would sit mesmerized by his jiggling bulge every time it came on.

Anyone remember this commercial?

(Oh, and Dukes of Hazzard clinched it for me)

by Anonymousreply 20907/05/2013

Helmskringla on channel 13. Nobody else was home and I watched it. Avant garde and naked men dancing. I was 13 and I was mesmerized.

by Anonymousreply 21007/05/2013

Well Luke and Bo Duke were prerty easy on the eyes growing up, and also Will on Land Of The Lost, and I also felt that certain feeling after seeing Michael Forest as the god Apollo on Star Trek.

by Anonymousreply 21104/19/2014

Quantum Leap.

I lusted over Scott Bakula in every episode & hoped he'd be shirtless. The episode where he "leaps" into a monkey was like a fucking christmas present. He's practically naked in all of it. There were other shows too, but that was the most definitive proof.

by Anonymousreply 21204/19/2014

Mr Sulu (George Takei) on Star Trek reruns (early gaydar) Dark haired guy on Alias Smith & Jones (Peter Duel, I think) Rsndolph Mantooth on Emergency Erik Estrada on CHiPs

by Anonymousreply 21304/20/2014

There was an episode of Dukes of Hazzard where Bo and Luke get their clothes stolen and are driving around naked. Roscoe catches them and seems to take a longer than necessary look at their nakedness. I was too young to understand it, but I knew something about that scene made me feel funny inside.

That, and a Leave it to Beaver where Wally and Beaver are sitting on a bed and Wally puts his arm around Beaver to comfort him about something, and Beaver leans in against him. I was about Beaver's age, and seeing that, man I was wishing I was Beaver. I didn't have a brother and I think for as long as I could I lied to myself and chalked stuff like that up to wishing I had a brother.

by Anonymousreply 21404/20/2014

No TV shows, but the first indication probably was my devotion to Keith Hernandez. At six I thought he was dreamy.

by Anonymousreply 21504/20/2014

I realized it when I viewed actor Clint Walker in the 1950s show 'Cheyenne'. He was the epitome of a tall, rugged, hairy, well built man. And, his baritone voice added to the attraction. When he would remove his shirt, it was amazing, with his bulding muscles and this body hair.

by Anonymousreply 21605/01/2015

I watched "Little House On The Prairie" because I wanted to be as cunty as Nellie Olsen.

I was also in love with Butch Patrick from "Lidsville"

by Anonymousreply 21705/01/2015

I loved Charlie's Angels I wanted to be all three Jill, Kelly, and Sabrina. I used to sneak into my sibling's empty bedrooms using a bobby pin to "pick" the lock on the unlocked doorknob so I could slip inside to photograph incriminating files. The "camera" I used was really a pen to make the click click click noises. I was "afraid" a muscular villain would catch me in his office. I also wanted to Escape To Witch Mountain with Tony and Tia. I loved her little purse box with the star on it. I also enjoyed Sarah T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic. I loved the way Linda Blair drank the forbidden booze, licking her lips. I'll stop now, there's so damn many.

by Anonymousreply 21805/01/2015

Blanksy's Beauties - the Nancy Walker sit-com that ran for about 8 minutes in the mid-70s. There was a scene where Eddie Mekka and Scott Baio entered shirtless and I just about died. I was ten and didn't even know what gay was but I knew that nothing in that show full of Las Vegas showgirls interested me the way those guys did.

by Anonymousreply 21905/01/2015

Easy- Dolly, I lived for and loved that show, LOL.

by Anonymousreply 22005/01/2015

Barman and Robin Albert,Willie and Andy on Little House on the Prairie.

by Anonymousreply 22105/01/2015

Watching the swim meets on "Wild World of Sports."

by Anonymousreply 22205/01/2015

[quote]Watching the swim meets on "Wild World of Sports."

WIDE World...kill me now...

by Anonymousreply 22305/01/2015

"Adam-12" was a major influence on me as a young boy. I think, at various times, I had crushes on Kent McCord, Martin Milner and even William Boyett.

by Anonymousreply 22405/02/2015

Chris Atkins on Dallas,Gregory Harrison,Bo Duke,Tom Selleck,Steve Bond.The usual cavalcade of 80's gay boy lust objects!

by Anonymousreply 22507/23/2015

The episode of WKRP where Jennifer (Loni Anderson) and Andy (Gary Sandy) model for a beach ad. Gary Sandy in a speedo gave me a boner for days. Loni, not so much.

by Anonymousreply 22607/23/2015
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