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memories of the ’80s – Newhart

Comedian Bob Newhart returned to the small screen in the 1980s to welcome back his old audience and bring in a new fanbase with his sitcom Newhart. Newhart’s new show debuted on CBS in October 1982, paired with actress Mary … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bob Newhart Show

A well-known comedian in the 1960s, Bob Newhart took his low-key brand of laughs and created a sitcom for the 1970s: The Bob Newhart Show. Newhart played psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley, with his wife Emily played by Suzanne Pleshette and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Waltons

In the early 1970s, there was one family we spent time with weekly: The Waltons. Based on the book Spencer’s Mountain written by Earl Hamner Jr, the series (also created by Hamner) focused on the life of a rural Virginia … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Josie and the Pussycats

From the colourful pages of a comic book, the characters Josie and the Pussycats jumped into the world of television animation in the early 1970s. Created by Dan DeCarlo, the characters were transformed for the small screen by Hanna Barbera … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Vinnie Barbarino

In the mid 1970s, a tv character became a household name: Vinnie Barbarino. Debuting in September 1975, Welcome Back Kotter was an ABC-TV sitcom about a highschool teacher, played by Gabe Kaplan, who dealt with a bunch of unruly unique … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Hart to Hart

In the early 1980s, a wealthy couple decides they want to help others as they investigate crimes in the series Hart to Hart. Starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, the duo were created by author Sidney Sheldon, who worked with … 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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