Here is a sampling of what was seen on TV during the 1950s and early 1960s. There were sitcoms, including I Love Lucy and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Popeye the Sailor cartoons have been a perennial favorite. And there’s Vincent Price presenting special Peter Paul candy. Enjoy!
Here are the selections:
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Season 7 Episode 12 titled “Helpful Neighbor” first aired on December 17, 1958. Ozzie’s good deeds as a helpful neighbor become one disaster after another. The cast included Ozzie Nelson, Harried Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Parley Baer, Frank Cady, Mary Jane Croft, Sally Hughes, Constance Harper, Penny Edwards, Ray Montgomery, Tom Keene, June Fenley, and Cheerio Meredith. Uncredited is James Burton on guitar. Running time: 29:22.
A clip from I Love Lucy where “Little Ricky Learns to Play the Drums.” It is from Season 6, Episode 2, which first aired on October 8, 1956. Everybody gets into da act…Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz do some funny ensemble work. Running time: 2:33.
Popeye the Sailor cartoon “Fright to the Finish” (1954). Both Popeye and Bluto vie for Olive Oyl. Running time: 6:20.
Vincent Price promotes a Peanut Butter with No Jelly Candy Bar from the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company in this vintage commercial. Running time: 31.
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