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ABC 1969

Now that was a promo.

by Anonymousreply 6704/16/2013

Who are the actors @ 3:27 and 3:31?

by Anonymousreply 109/09/2010

R2: Lana Turner (briefly and in profile only), Ralph Bellamy (the old man), and a pre-tanned George Hamilton.%0D %0D Didn't "The New People" look exactly like a 60s version of LOST?%0D %0D I remember so many of those shows from my childhood - and "The Movie of the Week" !

by Anonymousreply 209/09/2010

When there were only three commercial networks, each new series really mattered. Especially the ones with Richard Hatch or Robert Urich.

by Anonymousreply 309/09/2010

I wish I could find the early 80's ABC fall promos-the one that had "Come on along with ABC, we're reaching out just you and me, come on along, come on along to ABC!" That was a great campaign.

by Anonymousreply 409/09/2010

and NOW for a breaking News bulletin!

by Anonymousreply 509/09/2010

Gosh, I LOVED Premiere week. No VCR's, Tivo, or multiple cable airings, you missed the pilot, you had to wait for the summer re-run. Getting TV guide with the new fall preview. It was exciting for me especially since it was back to school time.

by Anonymousreply 609/09/2010

God, Peter Jennings was so suave - sort of TV news version of Cary Grant.%0D %0D No wonder David Muir gave it up to him - repeatedly.

by Anonymousreply 709/09/2010

Remember "Jesus Christ everything I want to watch is on the same night." Before you could record or Tivo or internet it. The whole season of fall used to be so much more exciting.

by Anonymousreply 809/09/2010

Premiere Week made going back to school more tolerable.

by Anonymousreply 909/09/2010

Searching for my year of birth brings up this 1965 ABC promo, hosted by Darrin and Samantha Stevens:

by Anonymousreply 1009/09/2010

[quote] Who are the actors @ 3:27 and 3:31?

I thought the guy was Patrick Duffy at first. He looks familiar, like he was a regular on Movies of the Week, maybe Gidget and Beach Party movies, etc. Anyone have guesses?

by Anonymousreply 1109/09/2010

That movie of the week opening is surreal. Puts me in a trance and takes me back to my childhood. That song, those graphics, that imagery are SO potent and so much ingrained in my TV watching experience that it literally puts me in a trance. Oh, the nights in my jammies watching those cheesy but oh so good movies!

by Anonymousreply 1209/09/2010

ABC 1982 Matt Houston Dynasty Promo. Opens with crotch shots from Matt Houston star Lee Horsley.

by Anonymousreply 1309/09/2010

ABC Promos 1982 with Matt Houston meeting space aliens! Followed by the Sunday Movie, "Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land" with Lee Majors AND Lauren Hutton.

by Anonymousreply 1409/09/2010

ABC's Promo for 1970 had a better song, which I still sing:

Don't miss September,

This is the place to be!

Hey there, remember-

This is the place to be, with ABC!

by Anonymousreply 1509/09/2010

Lee Majors looks like Seann William Scott in OP's clip. @9:38

by Anonymousreply 1609/09/2010

Wow in r10's clip, Darren's teeth are really f'd up. He must have had them capped later.

by Anonymousreply 1709/09/2010

Jimmy Durante and the Lemmon Sisters? How could America stand so much entertainment packed into a single hour? No wonder it didn't last.

by Anonymousreply 1809/10/2010

It's "The Lennon Sisters". Maybe not together, but separately, both The Lennon Sisters and Jimmy Durante were HUGELY successful.

by Anonymousreply 1909/10/2010

I love watching clips of old TV promos and themes. I remember whenever the music for this came on it meant it was time for bed, and I'd have to get up for school the next day... RATS.

by Anonymousreply 2009/10/2010

September '69 "The Brady Bunch" and "Room 222". both hits but one would live on in syndication and become a classic and the other all but forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 2109/10/2010

Remember when the networks used to have promos that featured all their stars from the upcoming new fall season? How many do you remember from ABC 1979?

Laverne & Shirley


Mork & Mindy

Barney Miller


Eight is Enough

Three's Company

by Anonymousreply 2209/10/2010

Here's the extended version of COME ON ALONG (ABC). You can bet this didn't cost $1.98!

by Anonymousreply 2309/10/2010

Seeing all these uploaded promo and station idents makes me believe that there might be some value in the huge pile of VHS and Betamax tapes my father has stockpiled in his bedroom and in our garage. It'd be a tremendous amount of work cataloging it and ripping the videos, but I'm sure it'd be worth it in the end.

by Anonymousreply 2409/10/2010

Thanks to OP for starting this thread. I've been fascinated by these Fall promos since I was a tyke and one in particular comes to mind. I've tried searching for it for years on youtube, but have had no luck. It was for CBS sometime in the late 60's or early 70's, I believe and the lyrics went something like this:

This is the way, the eye's got it

This is to say, you've got it,

Here is the way, HEY, be-lieve it every day, in the Fall,

That's the way it goes-

Every-body knows-

That's the way it goes, in the Fall...

It's all to-gether now,


Can anyone help me track down this CBS promo?

by Anonymousreply 2509/10/2010

In comparison it makes today's broadcast networks look like they've just given up.

Here is possibly the best TV opening ever.

Who couldn't hum this at the time?

by Anonymousreply 2609/10/2010

They don't make 'em like that anymore, R23!

by Anonymousreply 2709/10/2010

r23 and r27, that promo was INFECTIOUS! Cheesy 80's TV stars, sure, but there was undeniably something so very uplifting about that whole production, that catchy song and all that "fake happiness" that really does lift one up. TV has really lost something in the digital age, sadly.

by Anonymousreply 2809/10/2010

Marcus Welby lived on Wisteria Lane!

by Anonymousreply 2909/10/2010

[quote]Cheesy 80's TV stars, sure, but there was undeniably something so very uplifting about that whole production, that catchy song and all that "fake happiness"

You could almost hear each actor screaming "Ive got a job! For at least 13 weeks!"

by Anonymousreply 3009/10/2010

Can people post some promos for when they originally premiered? For example, I'd love to see how ABC promoed "Dynasty".

"From the mid of Aaron Spelling comes a story of POWER! GREED! And SEDUCTION! All the way from Denver, Colorado."

by Anonymousreply 3109/10/2010

Only three networks. TV was so simple, so uncomplicated. It was SPECIAL back then.

by Anonymousreply 3209/10/2010

Oh r24 - if only one more Lauren Bacall High Point coffee commercial were unearthed and posted to YouTube, you would be a hero to all of DataLounge.

by Anonymousreply 3309/10/2010

Preview for the Paul Lynde show and what looks to be one of the lamest shows ever made. Check out the blond guy on Paul's show.

by Anonymousreply 3409/10/2010

[italic]Mayberry RFD[/italic] gets preempted by the draft lottery on CBS, 1969:

by Anonymousreply 3509/10/2010

I looked forward to Preview Week all summer! And yes, getting that big fat TV Guide issue was a thrill. I always bought my own copy so it wouldn't get all grunged up by the rest of the family and their greasy fingers.

by Anonymousreply 3609/10/2010

I loved Mad Magazine's version of the TV Guide Fall Preview.%0D %0D For Sandy Duncan's "Funny Face" they had Fatsy Pumpkin's "Ugly Face"

by Anonymousreply 3709/10/2010

I loved The New People. But it only lasted half a season.

by Anonymousreply 3809/10/2010

There was a lot more fun when it was just three networks and everybody watched the big events. Remember when everyone went gaga over this?

by Anonymousreply 3909/10/2010

Remember when they used to pull all of us semi-celebrities together to film promos for the new fall season?


Fame can be so fleeting.

by Anonymousreply 4005/08/2011

It isn't much talked about these days but Roots was huge when it first came on. It wasn't like anything anyone had ever seen, I don't think we even knew what a mini-series was back then. Everyone watched it, and talked about it.

by Anonymousreply 4105/08/2011

One advantage of being old (but not too old) and senile is living long enough for youtube to be created and let me relive the past.

by Anonymousreply 4205/08/2011

1979-80 ABC "Still the One" Fall Promos

Robert Urich... *swoon*. And I have to say Henry Winkler looked hot with the beard.

by Anonymousreply 4305/08/2011

Danny Devito really young

by Anonymousreply 4405/08/2011

"The Survivors"%0D %0D "People who have it all but want more!"%0D %0D What, no republicans in 1969?

by Anonymousreply 4505/08/2011

OP's clips from 1969 only really have nostalgic value, otherwise I wouldn't cross the street to see any of that stuff.%0D %0D Brady Bunch, Mrs Muir & The Ghost...for goodness sake!

by Anonymousreply 4605/08/2011

Cool thread. That's all.

by Anonymousreply 4705/08/2011

Who's the blonde in the ABC videos? I recognize all the other faces/shows but not her..

by Anonymousreply 4805/08/2011

A smart cable channel could buy these programs for pennies and launch a very fun nostalgia channel. What TV Land is not.

by Anonymousreply 4905/08/2011

Laud the crap back then and hate the crap of today. I have question for the people in this thread. Did you ever think you would be the old people who reminisce about "back in my day" and complain about "kids these days?"

by Anonymousreply 5005/08/2011

I've been complaining about kids these days since I was eight.

by Anonymousreply 5105/08/2011

It was amazing how many of ABC's new shows that season would go on to be hits. ABC development would love that kind of record today.

by Anonymousreply 5205/08/2011

We're still havin' fun... and we're still the one!

by Anonymousreply 5305/08/2011

I used to love those promos, R53.

by Anonymousreply 5405/08/2011

Picture it: Albany, 1980:

I can still Smell Coast soap watching those promo's, LOL.

by Anonymousreply 5505/08/2011

Shows weren't canceled after two or three airings. They went the whole season and if a total disaster, maybe half a season with a mid season replacement. And sometimes no re-runs in the summer which was replaced with a summer series. Sonny & Cher and Hee Haw started as summer series.

by Anonymousreply 5605/08/2011

We! Are! Still the One!

by Anonymousreply 5705/08/2011

R56, I'm pretty sure PINK LADY & JEFF didn't last up to a half-season.

by Anonymousreply 5805/08/2011

PINK LADY & JEFF lasted five episodes but that 1980, we are talking 60'& 70's.

by Anonymousreply 5905/09/2011

LOL R51! I can identify with you. I think I was born an old man.

by Anonymousreply 6005/09/2011

This is a CBS 1973-74 season intro. It's Lucy's last year as a star on CBS and she's all but buried in this one. Her brief clips are noticeably out-of-date in their newly hip surroundings, Matt Dillon and GUNSMOKE being her only archaic peer.

P.S. anyone in 1982 who let Fonzie and Chachi lure them into watching the sinking ship that was HAPPY DAYS got what they deserved.

by Anonymousreply 6105/09/2011

As a child I found second Darren much more appealing. Only now do I realize it was incipient gaydar.

by Anonymousreply 6205/09/2011

[quote]When there were only three commercial networks, each new series really mattered. Especially the ones with Richard Hatch or Robert Urich.


by Anonymousreply 6305/09/2011

It is all great fun.

by Anonymousreply 6405/09/2011

That groovy MOTW theme music was by Burt Bacharach, of course.

Tom Jones and Lee Majors were really hot stuff in 1969.

by Anonymousreply 6505/09/2011

Haha, loved Dr. Steve Kiley/James Brolin telling Marcus Welby/Robert Young, "You need help and I need 9600 dollars!"

How much is $9600 in 2011 dollars? And would it tempt a hot young motorcycle-riding doctor into working with fuddy-duddy Dr. Welby?

by Anonymousreply 6605/09/2011

Big ol' bump.

So the old local news thread made me remember this post from a couple of years ago.

Remember when all the TV stars would film those three minute fall preview commercial sing-a-longs?

by Anonymousreply 6704/16/2013
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