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TV In The 1970s

What Really Became Of Mikey, The Life Cereal Commercial...

February 25, 2019

In the 1970s, it was one of the most frequently-aired advertisements on TV: the Life cereal "Mikey Likes It" TV commercial. The spot starred a very cute youn...

Battle Of The Network Stars: This Is Celebrity Sparta!

January 12, 2019

'Battle of the Network Stars' - 11/13/76 on the ABC Television Network competition 'Battle of the Network Stars'. Source: (Photo by ABC via Getty Images) When fam...

Tonight Show Guest Hosts: Keeping Johnny Carson's Seat ...

January 5, 2019

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - Season 12 Pictured: (l-r) Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes, guest host Jerry Lewis on December 27, 1973. Sourc...

Military TV Shows From The Groovy Era

December 20, 2018

Stars of the television series 'MASH,' California, 1972. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) The groovy era was an iconic time in American history. So many things were going...

Christmas Episodes From The Groovy Era

November 23, 2018

With Christmas music starting the day after Halloween and retail giants having their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, it can be quite easy to become overwhelmed by the ma...

Catchphrases From Old Familiar Shows

November 17, 2018

TV actress Audrey Meadows and Jackie Gleason during rehearsal for The Honeymooners. (Photo by Leonard Mccombe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) A lot of the old shows we alw...

Nichelle Nichols As Lt. Uhura, 'Star Trek's Barrier-Bre...

November 15, 2018

Star Trek, with its brainy plots and serious sci-fi tone, was a groundbreaking TV series when it hit the air in 1966. But no character broke more ground than...

The Groovy Era Launched Penny Marshall to Stardom

November 13, 2018

Penny Marshall became a household name after staring in the sitcom, Laverne and Shirley, in the mid-seventies. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) The d...

Remember Romper Room?

November 6, 2018

Hostess Susan Gifford of the TV show 'Romper Room' instructing the children. (Photo by Carl Iwasaki/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) If you are a child of the sixties or seventies, you pr...

Dynamic Duos Of Television And Movies

October 28, 2018

Popular pairs (or duos) were very entertaining in movies and television shows that we loved to watch back in the 1960s and 1970s. Some of these we still watch today as reruns ...

Game Shows From the Early '60s and '70s

October 17, 2018

From the very beginning of television, game shows came out as popular entertainment. Contestants would jump at the chance to be on them for a chance to win valuable prizes a...

Farrah Fawcett TV Commercials – “If You’ve Got It, Flau...

September 21, 2018

Farrah Fawcett American actress Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009), USA, 4th May 1970. (Photo by Harry Benson/Daily Express/Getty Images) Hopefully, you weren...

Jimmy “JJ” Walker on the Subject of Good Times – It Was...

September 17, 2018

The Cast of 'Good Times' The Evans family and their neighbor Willona share a laugh in a scene from the hit sitcom 'Good Times,' 1974. (Photo by CBS Photo ...

Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Eight Facts You Never Knew Abou...

August 16, 2018

In a departure from the traditional family structure represented on other TV shows, ABC debuted a new television series in 1969 about a blended family called...

New 1973 Soap Opera Targeted The Young And Restless TV ...

August 9, 2018

The soap opera was a fast-growing television genre in the 1960s and 1970s and viewers, mostly housewives, were glued to their TV sets in the afternoons to wa...

57 Wild And Wonderful Late-Night Talk Show Moments

August 2, 2018

Late night talk shows are a wellspring of salacious discussions and witty banter. This is especially true when the show books a controversial or cutting-edge guest to ap...

Adam-12 – An Original Crime Fighting Series

July 18, 2018

'Clear with a Civilian' Episode 14 -- Aired 01/10/1973 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kent McCord as Officer Jim Reed, Martin Milner as Officer Peter J. Malloy. ( Photo by: Bob Nese/NBC...

Garrett Morris… He Was More Than Just a Funny Guy on SN...

July 11, 2018

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 15 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gilda Radner as the assistant, Garrett Morris as Dr. Mobius during 'The Island of Lost Luggage' skit on M...

Behind the Scenes of “Bewitched”

May 31, 2018

Elizabeth Montgomery In 'Bewitched' Sandra Gould, Marion Lorne, Lillian Hokum, and Elizabeth Montgomery off camera from the television series 'Bewitched', 1966. (Photo by Screen Gems...

Top WWF Professional Wrestlers from the 70s

May 2, 2018

Until the 1920’s, professional wrestling in the United States was viewed as a serious and legitimate sport showcasing true athletic competition. Moving forward into the 193...

Our Favorite TV Actresses Of The '70s

April 16, 2018

The 1970s was an extremely notable time in America. Times were changing. Some felt that it was for the better and some for the worse; but everybody agreed that things were changing. ...

The Magic of Lassie

February 6, 2018

Lassie was a beloved television dog that stole the hearts of America. In fact, Lassie was one of many television dogs that came to be just as recognizable, if not more so, than her human co-stars...

Sandy Duncan: An American Sweetheart

January 26, 2018

In 1970, Sandy Duncan was considered to be one of latest up and coming television stars. That year, Time magazine had named her one of the "most promising faces of tomorrow". ...

Bruce Jenner - When He Was a Man…

January 26, 2018

Bruce Jenner Holding His Gold Medal (Original Caption) USA's Bruce Jenner, San Jose, CA., displays the gold medal he won in the Olympic decathlon here 7/30. Jenner was one of the mo...

Schoolhouse Rock!: Saturday Morning Schooling We Didn't...

January 12, 2018

1/28/97.Painted production cell of 'I'm just a Bill' from the America Rock series. (Getty Images) Schoolhouse Rock!, the Saturday-morning cartoon series of ed...

Why Did Andy Kaufman Wrestle 400 Women?

January 12, 2018

1983: Caitlin Clarke inflicts pain on Andy Kaufman while Debbie Harry looks on. The three were involved in a wrestling-themed play called 'Teaneck Tansi.' (Photo by The LIFE Pictu...

Dawn Wells as Mary Ann

January 3, 2018

It's hard to believe that it has been over 50 years since Dawn Wells appeared in the last original episode of Gilligan’s Island. Wells portrayed Mary Ann Summers on the, then popular, show abou...

'The Brady Bunch:' Little Known Facts About the Family ...

December 26, 2017

Few TV shows are as beloved as this quirky ABC family-oriented sitcom that ran for five seasons, from 1969-74: The Brady Bunch. Facts and trivia about the sh...

The Beauties of Hee Haw!

December 19, 2017

Hee Haw was a variety show featuring country music and cornpone-humor. Although it only aired from 1969 to 1971, it remained popular in syndication until 1997. Despite the fact that the premi...

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe…

December 18, 2017

In 1975, The Legend of Lizzie Borden, a historical, mystery television film, was released that chronicled the Borden murders in 1892. The beautiful Elizabeth Montgomery portrayed Lizzie ...

Charlene Tilton… a.k.a., Lucy Ewing

December 4, 2017

From the American television series 'Dallas' shows Charlene Tilton (as Lucy Ewing) as she leans across the arm of a chair, September 1978. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) ...

Even if You Weren’t a Country Music Fan, You May Rememb...

November 21, 2017

Hee Haw was a variety show featuring country music and cornpone-humor set in the fictional, rural, "Kornfield Kounty." Although it only aired (on CBS) fro...

“The Mod Squad," Cool Cops!

November 3, 2017

The Mod Squad was a crime/drama television series that ran from 1968 to 1973. At the time, the show pushed the limits on what we, as a society, were willing to accept and buy into. Ame...

I Dream of Jeannie – Didn’t Every Man?

October 31, 2017

Jeannie (Barbara Eden), a Genie, was the Lady in the Bottle that every man dreamed of. Although, for fictional, handsome astronaut, Captain Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman), she ...

Maureen McCormick – The Curse of Marcia Brady!

October 30, 2017

The blond bombshell actress, Maureen McCormick, is probably best known for her role on the hit television show, The Brady Bunch. McCormick played Marcia, the oldest d...

Live From New York, It's Saturday Night!

October 23, 2017

Saturday Night Live, a sketch comedy/variety show, first aired in 1975. The show was the brainchild of genius producer, Lorne Michaels, and was originally titled, NBC’s Satur...

Welcome Back, Kotter – Up Your Nose With A Rubber Hose!

October 19, 2017

Television sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, first aired in 1975. The show portrayed a group of students, fondly referred to as “Sweathogs.” This was the name g...

Catherine Bach As Daisy Duke: How The Jean Shorts Got T...

October 17, 2017

Catherine Bach on the set of the television show, 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' July 1980. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images); IMDB Catherine Bach as Daisy...

Freddie Prinze - Chico and the Man

September 29, 2017

Television sitcom, Chico and the Man, created by James Komak, first aired on NBC in 1974 and ran for 4 seasons. Actor, Freddie Prinze (Frederick Karl Pruetzel), was cast as Chico ...

How Ginger Grant Marooned Tina Louise On 'Gilligan's Is...

September 28, 2017

Tina Louise, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) She'll never be forgotten as Gilligan's Island's Ginger, but Tina Louise is a multi-...

The Old and New Adventures of Wonder Woman

September 22, 2017

Wonder Woman made the leap from DC Comics to television in 1975, starring Lynda Carter (who was Miss World America 1972) as the Amazon super heroine for three seasons. With ...

"Jiggle TV" Definition: Scantily Clad Women Jumping Aro...

September 20, 2017

“Jiggle, or "T&A TV," as it has also been called, refers to the marvel of scantily clad women depicted, in television sitcoms, who capitalize on their curvy,...

You’re Gonna Make It After All!

September 18, 2017

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Richards, that’s who! Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) was the beautiful, fresh-faced, single, career woman on the hit television sit...

What Happened To The Variety Shows Of The '60s And '70s...

September 15, 2017

Back in the 60’s and 70’s almost every well-known celebrity had their own variety show. They were goofy, groovy and sometimes great! With comedy, music acts,...

Bewitching Facts About Bewitched

September 11, 2017

Here are some bewitching facts about “Bewitched”:Sol Saks, who created the series Bewitched, admitted in several interviews that his script for the pilot episode was inspired by the f...

Vietnam The First Televised War

November 29, 2016

In 1955 a long and drawn out conflict began between the Communist North and the anti-communist South in Vietnam. While countless people fought and died, this entire conflict served as just...

Evel Knievel's Most Daring Stunt You Never Knew About

November 29, 2016

The most legendary daredevil the world has ever seen, Evel Knievel, can rightly receive this accolade not just for his daring jumps but for his amazing foresight,...