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Just so you know, “pops,” first run of Speed Racer’s two seasons were ‘67 and ‘68.
I don’t know why I didn’t watch it. Must’ve joined a gang or something. Truthfully, I’m trying to think and I don’t know what channel/network it came on. We only got CBS out of Tallahassee and sometimes Dothan and ABC and NBC out of Panama City (if the weather was good). Oh, and PBS, but not being ghey I never watched it. I wasn’t an all day cartoon watcher as a kid. Usually didn’t miss Loony Tunes as they came on first thing. Lots of Saturday mornings I’d get to go with my grandaddy after he finished coffee and we’d be gone until near lunchtime. I could usually pick up Johnny Quest then and if bored I think the Monkees had a later show as did the Banana Splits but the latter weren’t really cartoons. TMI, I know.
 

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I don’t know why I didn’t watch it. Must’ve joined a gang or something. Truthfully, I’m trying to think and I don’t know what channel/network it came on. We only got CBS out of Tallahassee and sometimes Dothan and ABC and NBC out of Panama City (if the weather was good). Oh, and PBS, but not being ghey I never watched it. I wasn’t an all day cartoon watcher as a kid. Usually didn’t miss Loony Tunes as they came on first thing. Lots of Saturday mornings I’d get to go with my grandaddy after he finished coffee and we’d be gone until near lunchtime. I could usually pick up Johnny Quest then and if bored I think the Monkees had a later show as did the Banana Splits but the latter weren’t really cartoons. TMI, I know.
The important thing was that you had an onion tied to your belt, which was the style at the time.... ;)
 

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@Detroitgator curiosity got the best of me so I searched and found that Speed Racer aired on ABC in 67-68 (I would have been 7-8 btw) CBS was our clearest channel back in those days and the NBC from Panama City preceded the ABC affiliate, so we watched NBC a little more. Also read where Speed Racer later aired on Nicktoons. I was on to bigger things by then. But you watched it on Nick didn’t you…Whipper Snapper :lol:
 

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You folks are just making me feel wise and mature. I watched Bob Keeshan on TV before he hung around with Mr. Green Jeans or Bunny Rabbit. Ox buck rewards for anyone who know what show and character.
 

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You folks are just making me feel wise and mature. I watched Bob Keeshan on TV before he hung around with Mr. Green Jeans or Bunny Rabbit. Ox buck rewards for anyone who know what show and character.


This was what I remembered of Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan. As Ghey as all this was (in hindsight) I‘d be afraid to know of what he was doing beforehand!

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@Detroitgator curiosity got the best of me so I searched and found that Speed Racer aired on ABC in 67-68 (I would have been 7-8 btw) CBS was our clearest channel back in those days and the NBC from Panama City preceded the ABC affiliate, so we watched NBC a little more. Also read where Speed Racer later aired on Nicktoons. I was on to bigger things by then. But you watched it on Nick didn’t you…Whipper Snapper :lol:
Yeah, I didn't see it until early to mid-70's, and it was an "afternoon cartoon," not a Saturday morning... In Detroit, on VHF, we had channels 2 (CBS), 4 (NBC), 7 (ABC), and 9 (CBC from Windsor). 2, 4, and 7 were "Saturday morning channels." On weekday afternoon (after school), channel 7 would run a "movie theme of the week" like "war week" or "Godzilla week." On UHF, we had 20 (WXON at the time) and 50 (WKBD) that were "syndicated" channels back then... they showed all the reruns of shows Mon-Fri afternoons after school like Speed Racer, Batman (the show, not cartoon), The Monkees, Gilligan's Island, Brady Bunch, The Banana Splits (Uh oh, Chongo! It's Danger Island, next!). Channel 56 was PBS, and Channel 62 was almost like an early version of local access cable for Detroit stuff.


Channel 50 also did Saturday movies with The Ghoul and Sir Graves Ghastly... other schit like Soupy Sales and stuff like that. Local ABC ran Abbot & Costello movies on Sunday mornings for us non-churchy people and I loved all those movies. Throw Bozo in there too.
 
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Yeah, I didn't see it until early to mid-70's, and it was an "afternoon cartoon," not a Saturday morning... In Detroit, on VHF, we had channels 2 (CBS), 4 (NBC), 7 (ABC), and 9 (CBC from Windsor). 2, 4, and 7 were "Saturday morning channels." On weekday afternoon (after school), channel 7 would run a "movie theme of the week" like "war week" or "Godzilla week." On UHF, we had 20 (WXON at the time) and 50 (WKBD) that were "syndicated" channels back then... they showed all the reruns of shows Mon-Fri afternoons after school like Speed Racer, Batman (the show, not cartoon), The Monkees, Gilligan's Island, Brady Bunch, The Banana Splits (Uh oh, Chongo! It's Danger Island, next!). Channel 56 was PBS, and Channel 62 was almost like an early version of local access cable for Detroit stuff.

I recall watching several of the after school shows you listed. The Batman show with Adam West (who I believe passed fairly recently) and Bert Ward (now hawking dog food) was pretty entertaining with the famous villains (Riddler - Frank Gorshin, Penguin - Burgess Meredith, Joker - Caesar Romero). Then there was also the decision of whether the Munsters was better than the Adams Family. I always liked the cowboy stuff and we could watch The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, and a favorite Wanted: Dead or Alive with Steve McQueen. My mom worked in Tallahassee and didn’t get home until 6 most days, so I got to do quite a bit of the after school watching, so long as I got my chores done.

Btw don’t know that I ever saw Chongo but it was neat to see Jan Michael Vincent in that clip. Even at an early age we recognized the appeal he carried!
 

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I recall watching several of the after school shows you listed. The Batman show with Adam West (who I believe passed fairly recently) and Bert Ward (now hawking dog food) was pretty entertaining with the famous villains (Riddler - Frank Gorshin, Penguin - Burgess Meredith, Joker - Caesar Romero). Then there was also the decision of whether the Munsters was better than the Adams Family. I always liked the cowboy stuff and we could watch The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, and a favorite Wanted: Dead or Alive with Steve McQueen. My mom worked in Tallahassee and didn’t get home until 6 most days, so I got to do quite a bit of the after school watching, so long as I got my chores done.

Btw don’t know that I ever saw Chongo but it was neat to see Jan Michael Vincent in that clip. Even at an early age we recognized the appeal he carried!
Chongo was one of the shorts on The Banana Splits... all the other shows you mentioned plus Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, Bonanza, The Rifleman, Space 1999, Star Trek, Land of the Giants (the show with the tiny people that fought off a cat with a sewing needle)... and a zillion others also ran on channels 20 and 50... it was kind of a seasonal thing.

As for your JMV "appeal" comment... ghey.
 

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As for your JMV "appeal" comment... ghey.
It may seem that way now, but as an early teen male, we all knew JMV was scoring some MAJOR skirt, to which we all aspired (but were still mostly drinking Icees and flipping through the lingerie section of the Sears catalog). Yeah, he was a little bit of an idol :lol:
 

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It may seem that way now, but as an early teen male, we all knew JMV was scoring some MAJOR skirt, to which we all aspired (but were still mostly drinking Icees and flipping through the lingerie section of the Sears catalog). Yeah, he was a little bit of an idol :lol:
annnnnnnd CONFIRMED!!! :lol:
 

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It may seem that way now, but as an early teen male, we all knew JMV was scoring some MAJOR skirt, to which we all aspired (but were still mostly drinking Icees and flipping through the lingerie section of the Sears catalog). Yeah, he was a little bit of an idol :lol:
I've admitted to this before, but will again... I got a LOT of mileage out of this ad back in the day. :lol:
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This was what I remembered of Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan. As Ghey as all this was (in hindsight) I‘d be afraid to know of what he was doing beforehand!

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Well, he was a Marine. Just sayin'. But he started on TV as Clarabelle the Clown on the Howdy Doody show.
 

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Well, he was a Marine. Just sayin'. But he started on TV as Clarabelle the Clown on the Howdy Doody show.
I do remember that now though I never watched it. Howdy Doody was a little ahead of me.
 

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Grammy's after party last night.
Looks more like he rolled off Grammy's couch from the 70's.
Guess I should have help on to ours and I'd be in style!
 

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