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memories of the ’70s – Bill Murray & SNL

In 1977, Saturday Night Live’s second season on NBC was Bill Murray’s first and he started a three year stint of creating some memorable characters. One of the favourite recurring characters of Saturday Night Live’s late ’70s era with Murray … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ellery Queen

Viewers of the ’70s detectives shows were watching Columbo, Kojak, Barney Miller, McMillan and were soon tempted by a new series: Ellery Queen. Ellery Queen was a fictional character from a series of mystery novels created by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Witch’s Night Out

Kids of the 1970s were treated to several Halloween specials, including this made in Canada gem: Witch’s Night Out.  Produced, directed and written by John Leach, this animated kids’ Halloween special featured eight unique voices, including Gilda Radner, Catherine O’Hara … Continue reading

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memories of the’ 70s – Nichols

In the early 1970s, tv star James Garner tried to reinvent the TV western with the series Nichols. Created by Frank Pierson, the series decided to take a different view of a typical western. Starring James Garner as the lead … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Hobbit

In the 1970s, a favourite novel from the 1920s first hit the small screen: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Created by Rankin/Bass, who were best known for their holiday animation specials, the tv special closely followed the Tolkien story, but compressing … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Golden Girls

Despite the fixation on youth culture, 1980s tv featured four women who were seniors – and certainly unabashedly living their lives to their fullest: The Golden Girls. Created by Susan Harris in 1985, the girls were Dorothy (Bea Arthur), an … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ironside

For those who don’t know, there was a series that started in the late 1960s and featured a former police detective who becomes a consultant despite the fact that he’s in a wheelchair – he’s Robert T. Ironside. Even with the … Continue reading

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