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The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls logoDefying the TV-industry "rules" that A) no viewer is interested in watching a situation comedy with an all-female cast and B) no viewer wants to see anybody over the age of 34, The Golden Girls was one of the few sitcoms in which all of the regulars were women, and none was under the age of 50 -- and it turned out be NBC's biggest hit of the 1985-1986 season.

The Gong Show

The Gong Show logoAnd now, let us introduce, for your viewing pleasure: ¢ A bearded, demented-looking dentist taunts his hapless patient as he drills her teeth, flipping the drill's switch to the tune of "Stars and Stripes Forever." ¢ A petite homecoming queen, obviously nervous, is duped into singing the National Anthem after she and fellow members of the choir have been introduced as collectively performing "The Star Spangled Banner." ¢ A grossly overweight man tap-dances to music from "Swan Lake"; later his equally obese wife squeezes into a tiny tutu and, after fitting her head in a teacup, spins around while playing "Old Folks at Home" on the mandolin. ¢ An Elvis impersonator sings "Hound Dog," but his voice is a monotone. Who didn't live for acts such as those on The Gong Show, the classic parody ...

The Good Life (1971)

The Good Life (1971) logoBefore they were primetime soap stars, Larry Hagman and Donna Mills played millionaire couple Albert and Jane Miller who pretended to be butler and cook for the Dutton family - Charles, his teenage son Nick, and his sister Grace.

The Good Life (1994)

The Good Life (1994) logoWelcome to The Good Life guide at TV Tome. During its production, this series was known as The Bowmans. The Bowmans live in Chicago, probably the south side (John's office is near west, he is a White Sox fan). In episode 1 Drew Carey refuses to change allegiences and is seen wearing a Cleveland Indians hat. Tommy Barlett is named after Tommy Bartlett's Air and Water Show, a popular vacation destination in southern Wisconsin, a 2 hour drive from Chicago.
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The Gumby Show

The Gumby Show logoWelcome to The Gumby Show guide at TV Tome. Gumby first appeared in the 1953 film short Gumbasia, (believed to be one of the first music videos). In 1956 Gumby and his horse friend Pokey hit the airways on The Howdy Doody Show in their first shorts in 1956. It was so popular that it became its own show in 1957 called The Gumby Show. The show contained the 1956 shorts and new ones. Each episode contained 3 cartoons. In the 1960's Goo the blue mermaid, Prickle the yellow dinosaur, and Nopey the dog were introduced. The Blockheads sometimes chased after Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, and Goo with some scheme. Gumbo and Gumba were Gumby's Dad and Mother. The show stopped in 1967 due to problems in Art Clokey's family and another cartoon. In the 1970's Gumby was totally ignored. The 1980's brought bac...

The Guys Next Door

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The Hero

The Hero logoSam Garret was the star of his own Western TV show: Jed Clayton - U.S. Marshal but in real life he was anything but heroic. His wife, kids and neighbors all knew him as a nice gentle fellow who was afraid of horses, allergic to sagebrush, and lacked any coordination.

The High Chaparral

The High Chaparral logoHigh Chaparral was the name given to the ranch owned and operated by the Cannon family in the Arizona Territory during the 1870's. Stubborn, proud Big John Cannon (Leif Erickson) is unceasing in his determination to carve a life in the untamed land. Frequently at odds with Big John is his firebrand of a younger brother Buck (Cameron Mitchell) and John's sensitive son, Billy Blue (Mark Slade). After his first wife's death, Big John marries Victoria (Linda Cristal), daughter of wealthy Mexican Land-owner, Don Sebastian Montoya (Frank Silvera) as a political alliance. Her roguish brother Manolito (Henry Darrow) accompanies her to the Cannon ranch and becomes a permanent member of the household. Sam Butler (Don Collier) is hired as the ranch foreman, while his brother Joe (Bob Hoy) along wit...

The Hogan Family

The Hogan Family logoThe Hogan Family began in March of 1986 and was originally titled Valerie. Starring Valerie Harper as Valerie Hogan, Valerie was the wife to Michael Hogan, an airline pilot. His job took him away from home quite regularly so Valerie was left to raise their three sons, David, and the fraternal twins, Mark and Willie. David was the oldest and girl crazy, Mark was the brain and a perfectionist and Willie was the carefree clown who seemed to always be in trouble. At the beginning of the third season, a well publicized dispute between Valerie Harper and the producers led to her leaving the show. Despite the fact that two episodes had been produced for the third season, one including Valerie Harper, they were both shelved and the show changed titles to Valerie's Family. In the show, it was ex...

The Hollywood Squares (1966)

The Hollywood Squares (1966) logoWelcome to The Hollywood Squares guide at TV Tome. After 2 failed multi-star games (People Will Talk and The Celebrity Game), Game show executive producers Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley finally hit pay dirt with The Hollywood Squares. The centerpiece of this classic game show was essentially a huge tic-tac-toe board. In each of the nine squares that sat a star (or often, more than one), armed with bluffs and quips aplenty. The show made its debut on NBC's daytime schedule on October 17-21, 1966. Actor-Comedian Peter Marshall served as "The Master of The Hollywood Squares," acting both as straight man and an abettor in the fun. 2 contestants, including a returning champion competed in a best 2-out-of-3 match of Tic-Tac-Toe. The male contestant was "Mr. X" while the female was "Miss Circle...
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