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Classic TV Show Sampler

The 1950s and early 1960s were a wonderful time for television, as this relatively new medium became  a part of people’s households. TV time was family time, with special programming for all of those young baby boomers. Here is a sampling of some classic TV from this golden age of television

The Ann Sothern Show Season 3 Episode 17 titled “The Royal Visit” first aired on February 2, 1961. The cast included Ann Sothern, as Katy O’Connor and Don Porter as James Devery. Other cast members for this episode were Eva Gabor, Ken Berry, Carol Veazie (as Princess Ilona), Charity Grace, and Arthur Hanson. Brought to you by Johnson’s Wax. Running time: 29:24.

The Abbott and Costello Show Season 1 Episode 13 titled “Peace and Quiet” first aired on  February 27, 1953. Lou is having trouble sleeping, so Bud takes him to a psychiatrist who gives him a sleep-inducing record. The cast included Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields, Marjorie Reynolds, Joe Besser, Veda Ann Borg, Eddie Parks, Lillian Bronson, and Murray Leonard.  Running time: 25:37.

Max Fleischer Color Classic cartoon “Somewhere in Dreamland” (1936). Animated shorts and films from earlier decades were often shown on TV in the 1950s, especially in programming for children. Running time:  8:52.

Vintage Jell-O Instant Pudding commercial circa 1957 for a Jell-O Ice Cream Pie  that needs no freezing. Johnny Carson presents. Running time: :55.

For More Classic TV Shows

You are always welcome to drop by The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room and click on the TV set to watch the selections there. The selections are updated about twice a week.

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