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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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memories of the ’70s – Quincy M.E.

Long before CSI glamourized the world of forensic sciences, in the mid 1970s it was all about one coroner – Quincy M.E. Starring Jack Klugman as the smart-witted and irascible Dr. Quincy, the show debuted on NBC in October 1976, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Alf

Aliens returned as a humourous theme to 1980s sitcoms with the debut of Alf. Short for alien life form, the series Alf was created by Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett. The series revolved around Alf, who had landed on Earth … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Facts of Life

The 1980s started with the view of teen life according to girls at a private school: The Facts of Life. A spinoff of sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, the show initially was the move of The Drummond Family housekeeper Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Chico and the Man

Sitcoms can have some odd premises – like one that focuses on the relationship of a cantankerous old man and a young Hispanic man living in a Mexican-American neighbourhood of Los Angeles in Chico and the Man. The man was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Smurfs

For kids of the 1980s, Saturday mornings were filled with little blue creatures – The Smurfs. Based on a Belgian comic strip by Peyo, The Smurfs was animated and debuted on NBC TV in 1981, thanks to production by Hanna … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – H.R. Pufnstuf

Mixing humans, life-size puppets and a good dose of fairytales, Sid and Marty Kroff captivated kids with their television series H.R. Pufnstuf. Debuting on NBC in Fall 1969, H.R. Pufnstuf was a series focused on a dragon, the Mayor of … Continue reading

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