There are lots of ways to get to see shows from the 1950s and early 1960s. These include the likes of MeTV and TV Land as well as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. However, as part of presenting the doo wop era, here are some things people saw on TV back in the day: Wagon Train, Father Knows Best, a Yogi Bear cartoon, and a vintage commercial for Borden’s Milk with a space theme.
Wagon Train Season 5 Episode 18 titled “The Dr. Denker Story” first aired on January 31, 1962. The wagon train finds a boy who has just witnessed his father’s murder by a gang of bandits. Bill and Flint help him record. The cast included: John McIntire, Robert Horton, Theodore Bikel, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath, Michael Burns, George Keymas, Kathleen O’Malley, Jimmy Lydon, Peter Mamakos, William Tannen, and Eric Barnes. Running time: 50:18.
Father Knows Best Season 1 Episode 1 titled “Bud Takes Up the Dance” first aired on October 3, 1954. Bud has his first dance and his first date. He tries to learn from an old book, but it isn’t working well. The family helps out. The cast included Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin, Claire Meade, and Susan Whitney. Running time: 22:31.
Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound in the cartoon “The Echo.” It was written and voiced by Daws Butler. Running time: 6:00.
A vintage commercial for Borden’s milk with a space theme (that race to space was on people’s minds). Running time: :59.
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