Here is a web site like no other. If you are over 50 – you will love this. You can scroll down the list below and click and watch anything. Or you can view the same things at the web site in the link below.) TV shows (we sure had some good ones), songs (you’ll be singing along) – oh my – what a collection. Just love this. I think you will too……..
20 full episode FATHER KNOWS BEST (1953)
The definitive aspartame family sitcom: Betty & Kathy feud begin over a bathing suit
Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Eleanor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. (CBS)
21 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (1962)
Bea Bernadette and Edgar Buchanan bring up three perky teenage girls in Hooterville,
at the Shady Rest Hotel; this show was the precursor to “Green Acres” (CBS).
22OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST BOB MATTHIAS (1956)
1952 Olympic Triathlon Champ Discusses the games & his movie debut with Herb Sheldon.
Sheldon hosted several shows ranging from talk, to teen dance, to Ricky Tick Piano. ( DuMont )
23 DANCES OF THE 1950’s: THE HAND JIVE (1957)
Herb Sheldon’s dancing Teens do their spin Johnnie Otis’ “Willie & The Hand Jive,”
Then see Otis’ original performance of his “Hand Jive.” (Dumont/RKO)
24 GROUCHO MARX YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1959)
Contestants: 11 year old Candice Bergen with dad, Edgar sans Charlie Mc Carthy,
& Groucho’s daughter, Melinda. Are the dads smarter than the 6th graders? (NBC)
25 the original DRAGNET(1959)
Granddaddy of TV cop shows, the definitive police melodrama with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday,
Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith. Cliff Arquette appears as a nut (NBC)
26 THE MAGNIFICENT MUSICAL COMEDY GENIUS OF VICTOR BORGE 1951
Victor performs a new twist to Listz and it is a classic Borge, musical & comedy genius.
Victor Borge’s precision piano and satiric talent are as natural as his warmth. (CBS)
27 EDDIE FISHER SINGS A MEDLEY OF HIS BIGGEST HITS 1953
Eddie croons I’m Walking Behind You, Anytime, With These Hands, Oh My Papa on his TV show.
Like the era crooners, Fisher got 15 minutes week ly to enthrall his swooning fans.(NBC)
28 ABBOTT & COSTELLO: WHO’S ON FIRST? 1951
The signature Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedy routine often imitated, never duplicated.
The duo did hosting stints on The Colegate Comedy Hour & Hollywood Palace. (NBC)
29 DANCES OF THE 1950’s THE JITTERBUG 1958
It started with Cab Calloway and ended up the most popular moves on American Bandstand.
Here the dancers jitterbug jive to Little Richards’ “Rip It Up.” (AIP).
Kids 8 to 80: Enter your 40s-60s dance video @ Oldies Television & win cash & prizes!
30 THE HONEYMOONERS …IN COLOR! 1969
Ralph & Ed are jailed in Paris , Ed’s plan backfires with hilarious results.
Jackie wanted the show taped in Miami , Audrey Meadows & Joyce Randolph nixed moving.
Shiela Macrae & Jane Kean played Alice & Trixie; audiences didn’t accept the change. (CBS)
31 THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL theatres-1939; TV-1960’s
Before oldies concerts, PBS used Flash Gordon cinema serials to rattle the tin cup.
Buster Crabbe introduced Flash Gordon fighting evil Ming The Merciless~Charles Middleton/
From Captain Video to Captain Kirk, find your TV galactic faves here @ Oldies Television
32 Full Episode THE LONE RANGER 1955
Hi Ho, Silver! Starring Clayton Moore, it was the top rated of all weekly TV western series.
The Lone Ranger was the top rated #1 of the many Saturday afternoon “thataway” oaters
See the debut episode, Enter The Lone Ranger Hi, Ho Silver! (synd.).
33 THE ENDEARING GRIMACES OF EDDIE CANTOR 1952
From the “lost” The Colegate Comedy Hour kinescopes (off the TV screen made film copies):
Eddie Cantor pantomimes a sketch as the hapless victim of a vixen. (NBC)
34 BOBBY DARIN HOSTS A BEAUTY CONTEST 1957
Long before having his own network show Bobby’s first TV gig: hosting a NYC beauty pageant
what a disaster! The contestant names are mixed up as are the sponsor’s promos ( DuMont )
35 DANCES OF THE 50’s: AT THE HOP LINDY HOP-BOP STYLE 1959
In ’59, they bopped the Lindy Hop to “At The Hop” and it was Top!
Kids 8 to 80: Enter your 40s-60s dance video to Oldies Television & win cash prizes!
There’s more Danny & The Juniors here to stay on our Classic Oldies Video Jukebox (below)
36 Full Episode THE GEORGE BURNS & GRACIE ALLEN SHOW 1953
starring George Burns, Gracie Allen, with Bea Bearnedette, Harry Von Zell, Fred Clark
Gracie’s crazy whims get George, Harry Von Zell and Harry Morton arrested! (CBS)
Can you guess how many actors played Harry Morton before & after Clark, or who they were?
37 THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW: MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY 1958
co-starring Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hammer, Angela Cartright; Jane Withers guests
Kids wreak havoc on dad, mom divide & conquer +Danny’s stand-up comedy. (CBS)
Please support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital founded by Danny. Help save children with cancer.
38 3 Full Length Sketches SID CAESAR’S YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS 1952-57
Legendary pre-SNL skit comedy, co-stars Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howie Morris
Sketches: “Flippity” (musical spoof, 1955), “Sicillian Marriage Contract” (1957)
co-written by a very young Woody Allen & hilarious “This Is Your Life” parody (1952). (CBS)
39 HERE COMES TOBOR! 1954
Before Captain Video got a hold of Tobor, little Robbie donned the prequel.
Madison Ave jumped on ship with a cardboard Tobor mask. Don’t laugh, they sold. ( DuMont )
40 THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 1954
After TV animation came a live Superman series starred George Reeves, Noel Neill as Lois Lane
Lois is abducted by gangsters, Superman sans Clark Kent saves the damsel in distress. (CBS)
41 full episode THE ADVENTURES OF FLIPPER 1964
Let’s get our minds off killer whales and go back to this beloved, adorable dolphin.
Each week this amazing mammal fascinated kids and adults by solving mysteries! (synd.)
42 SPIKE JONES: COCKTAILS FOR TWO 1951
Spike & the gang of hilarious musical zanies perform their signature musical blowout!
As you see this wild musical circus, know Spike Jones choreographed the wild antics. ( DuMont )
43 CAPTAIN VIDEO & HIS VI DEO RANGERS 1950
Long before Kirk, there was Captain Video chasing those bad guys around the galaxy.
It was the “Star Trek” of it’s time, network directors made the same cancel blunder. ( DuMont )
44. THE ELEGANT STYLE OF LIBERACE 1952
Liberace brought style to candlelight piano music, with brother George on violin.
This rare clip captures the musical heart and soul of the flamboyant pianist. ( DuMont )
45 MEDIC 1954
The first and still best medical drama series, Richard Boone hosts as Konrad Steiner MD.
Still as relevant: up and coming boxer is befelled by Diabetes. As relevant today as then. (NBC)
46 full episode THE BIG VALLEY 1965
An outstanding Western series with Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors & Linda Evans
Local town fanatics threaten to blow up the Bartley Mine (NBC)
47 A TRIBUTE TO THE ROOTS OF TV BASEBALL 1950-57
Visual newsreel memories of baseball’s early years: Jackie Robinson~Joe Di Maggio~Yogi Barra
This was the very beginning of baseball gaining more fans via television. (Movietone)
48 full episode Mc HALE’S NAVY 1962
Before Harvey Korman, Tim Conway was sidekick to Ernest Borgnine on this military sitcom
View a full half hour episode and watch Tim fall (literally) for a Lt. Commander Nurse. (NBC)
49 clips HOPALONG CASSIDY 1952
The Saturday afternoon TV Western staple starring William Boyd as frontier vigilante Hoppy.
Of the many Saturday TV matinee oaters, this ranked #2 in ratings. Giddyap! (syndicated)
50 DARK SHADOWS 1966
The first Weekday afternoon TV gothic drama with Jonathan Fred as Vampyr Barnabas Collins.
For a time, this Dan Curtis produced breakthrough out-ranked established soaps in ratings.
Come back to Collinsport as Barnabas takes his bride, Carolyn (Nancy Barett) (ABC)
51 FUN FADS OF THE 50s & 60s
The Hula Hoop, Twist, Palisades Park Bikini Fest, Rock-Ola Juke Box, Ford Thunderbird,
set to the music of The Olympics’ “Dance By The Light Of The Moon” What a gas!!!
52 I LOVE LUCY 1952
Highlights from TV episodes involving the coming of “Little Ricky;”
Ricky gets the news during club performance; he, the Mertzes go frenetic when the time comes
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnez, Vivian Vance, William Frawley. (CBS)
53 full episode THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW 1962
Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore with guest Bob Crane (“Hogan’s Heroes”)
Dick is directs local Stage play, Mary sings & dances vampy Calypso! Ohhh, Rob! (CBS)
54 THE BEATLES FIRST TELEVISION APPEARANCE 1963
Not yet on seen in the U.S. , the Fab Four debuted “She Loves You” On The Mersey Sound (BBC)
*More Beatles, British Invasion classics on the Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below this menu.
55 BAT MASTERS ON 1958
Gene Barry stars as debonair Masterson, this episode “The Stampede In Tent City”
Guest star William Conrad (“Cannon”) as a vigilante out to avenge his brother’s killer (NBC)
56 MARTY ROBBINS ON THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW 1964
Back in the 60’s, Holiday Inn funded shows for Dolly Parton, Bobby Vinton & Marty Robbins
Before his own show aired, Marty sang ” El Paso ” on Johnny Cash’s short lived series (synd)
*A very young Johnny Cash performs two early hits on the Classic Oldies Video Juke Box.
57 A CANDID FRANK SINATRA SPEAKS FROM THE HEART 1954
Would you believe, a humble Frank Sinatra? He talks openly about the bad years,
gratitude to Bob Hope & his all time favorite movie role (can you guess which one?). (CBS)
58 PASSWORD 1962
Allen Ludden hosted this popular game show 1962 to 1971 on all 3 networks & syndication
Allen vies celebs Carol Burnett and Gary Moore against contestants to win $250. (CBS)
59 full episodes STAR TREK TV ON DEMAND 1966-2005
Now you don’t have to sit up until 3AM to see Star Trek episodes get them here & now!.
Full Episodes: Star Trek, ST: Next Generation, DS 9, Voyager, Enterprise . Go Boldly Again.
60 TED STEELE’S BANDSTAND 1956
Who introduced Hillbilly Rockers Bill Haley & The Comets To New York?
No, wasn’t Alan Freed, Clay Cole. nor Dick Clark in PA, It was lesser known Ted Steele.(RKO)
61 THE LIVE REFRIGERATOR COMMERCIAL CATASTROPHE 1954
Poor Westinghouse. If their built in antenna TV fiasco wasn’t enough, came this chagrin
the automatic refrigerator door that jammed on live national broadcast promo. (CBS)
62 ARTHUR GODFREY: HIS WAY OR NO WAY 1957
He ridiculed sponsors, fired staff on air, fixed talent contests & made Godlike demands at CBS.
Yet, he still garnered big ratings, got a share of the network’s revenue & plays the uke.(CBS)
63 BUILDING THE 1958 DODGE: INSIDE THE FACTORY
An automotive retrospect! A TV industrial film goes inside the Dodge automotive plant.
Plus a gallery of Classic Cars including Jaguar, Porter, Nash-Rambler, Packard & more!
64 BOXING CLASSIC: ROCKY MARCIANO vs. JERSEY JOE WALCOTT 1952
Highlights from that historic championship boxing match in Philadelphia September 12, 1952
You’ll see that boffo KO comeback in the 13th round~this is the true Rocky. ( DuMont ).
*Check out Dynamite Joe Rindone’s fights, too, on Oldies Television Ch 79!
FUTURE ATTRACTIONS: Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Graziano, Joe Louis, Max Baer
65 THE SMALL SCREEN’S BIGGER THAN LIFE ICONS 1952-59
Nixon’s ’54 scandal, John Wayne’s PSA, Marilyn Monroe’s Motor Oil, Jimmy Durante’s Schnozz,
Jack Benny & Dennis Day, Laurel & Hardy, Jackie & Art’s “Hello, Ball!”
66 full episode ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS 1959
“Good evening,& quot; then came the thriller from the Master Of Suspense, Alfred Hitchccock
The man whose big screen flix had us on seat edges brought same to small screens (NBC).
67 THE SATURDAY NIGHTLIVE~~ BEFORE SNL 1954-58
All Broadcast Live Sat Eves: The Bob Hope Show, The Liberace Show, The Ken Murray Show,
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Steve Allen Show, Pat Harrington Show, Jackie Gleason Show
Watch many surprises with shows’ regulars & guests. (ABC-CBS-DuMont-NBC).
68 full episode FELIX THE CAT 1959
In 1928, RCA testing Vladimir Zworkyn’s iconoscope, Felix The Cat was the first image on TV;
Oldies Television’s roster would not be complete without Otto Mesmer’s historic cartoon icon.
Here the ’59 Saturday cartoon show with updated opening.(NBC).
Apr 20 Sky King comes to OTV ch.68 by request. Felix moves to kidvid channel 100.
69 THE DONNA REED SHOW: ‘JOHNNY ANGEL’ DEBUTS 1958
Donna mugs nervously when daughter, Mary (Shelley Fabares) sings at a school dance.
It’s Shelley’s first new vinyl 45 release, “Johnny Angel.” Dad (Carl Betz) gleams proudly (NBC)
70 full episode THE GOLDBERGS 1952
Gertrude Berg served as executive producer and co-writer as well as star
of this beloved sitcom about the matriarch (Molly) of a middle class Jewish family.
Frank Sutton, who would later be Gomer Pyle’s Sarge, guest stars in this episode. (synd.)
71 LUCILLE BALL & CAROL BURNETT 1965
Two queens of comedy together with Gale Gordon as straight man on “The Lucy Show”.
Lucy wants to join Carol on a trip to Palm Springs , they scheme to fool Boss Mooney. (CBS)
72 full episode THE LITTLE RASCALS 1955
A top Saturday morning TV attraction of the 50’s was re-worked MGM “Our Gang Comedies”
This favorite classic episode has Darla wooing Alfalfa on Valentine Day.
The other guys throw a hilarious gremlin in Alfalfa’s romantic ballad crooning. (synd.)
73 full episode HIGHWAY PATROL 1956
Stars Broderic Crawford. Think global dope smuggling recent? Here’s a bust in the 50s!
The popular, syndicated series was considered the “Dragnet of the highways.”(MGM).
74 full episode LOST I N SPACE 1966
Danger Will Robinson! The world’s first and last outer space sitcom OMG!.
Episode guest stars Mercedes Mc Cambridge (“The Exorcist”), as matriarch of alien hillbillies
Her shop of horrors is intruded by Dr Snith (Jonathan Harris) & Will (Bill Muny) (ABC)
75 full episode ETHEL WATERS AS BEULAH 1951
Long before The Jeffersons and Sanford & Son even before Amos & Andy on TV.
there was the talented Ethel Waters as supermaid Beaulah & Butterfly Mc Queen as Orio
Sadly, Proctor & Gamble canceled the highly rated, popular show after only two seasons. (CBS)
76 full episode BEWITCHED 1966
Wriggle your nose, it’s Elizabeth Montgomery as that saucy, sassy, beautiful, bedazzling witch
& Dick York as befuddled hubbie, Darren (or as Agnes Moorehead said,”Durwood” (NBC)
77 full episode I DREAM OF JEANIE 1966
Out of the bottle comes that ravishingly capricious Jeanie, Barbara Eden (blink-blink).
Larry Hagman is her adopted master, Bill Daly is the bewildered buddy (CBS).
78 full episode SEA HUNT 1957
The “Dragnet” of the ocean floor, Lloyd Bridges fights underwater crime with only a snorkel.
This syndicated show got high tide ratings in it’s era (ZIV)
79 full documentary DYNAMITE JOE RINDONE 1954
Like Rocky Marciano, Joe Rindone was the son of Italian immigrants who rose to boxing glory.
Dynamite Joe in action from the era when boxing was true sport (Producer: Andrew Bertino).
80 THE MILTON BERLE SHOW 1957
Featuring Arnold Stang & guest Mickey Rooney; Berle’s swan song after 8 Tues. Nite Years.
Bit: Berle wants Gleason like publicity, so he feigns a broken leg for a press conference (NBC)
81 DOO WOP BOULEVARD: 50s-60s STREET CORNER HARMONY (1949-69)
DJ Gus Gossett called it Doo Wop, the group harmony that will never die,
Back Seat Love Ballads, Jive Jumpin’ Group Vocals, your vote names the top 20!
Here are video specials which tribute the unforgettable part of R&R and R&B
Plus REMEMBERING SUNDAY NIGHT DOO WOP RADIO “
video documentary hosted by “Doo Wop Shop’s” Don K. Reed, The Crests, Frankie Lymon, more.
And our own Doo Wop Boulevard D J hosted web radio show on demand (audio)!
82 MIKE WALLACE & EDWARD R. MURROW 1952-54
If you thought Mike Wallace was tough on “60 Minutes,” wait ’til you see him in the fifties!.
You won’t believe what he said to Steve Allen, but Kirk Douglas got his say)
+Edward R. Murrow & Sen. Joseph McCarthy go at calling the other “un-American.” (CBS)
83 full documentary A TRIBUTE TO AMOS & ANDY 2004, TV clips 1949-53
Profile & clips from this hilarious, enormously popular television sitcom.
Spencer Williams & Tim Moore starred in the series axed in secrecy by CBS despite high ratings
TV Historian Bob Greenberg provides perspective and commentary. (CBS)
84 THE ROCKIN’ CHARLESTON 1959
“Rock & Roll Rebellion” was no Oscar prize, but it did bring back the 30’s Charleston craze.
The flapper dance was put to rock and roll music. (American International)
85 full episode THE FUGITIVE 1963
David Janssen had us on the edge of our seat as Richard Kimble, escaped convict
in search of that one armed man who could prove his innocence,
Barry Morse played Lt. Gerard close at hand to bring Kimble back to jail (ABC)
86 full episode OUR MISS BROOKS 1952
Eve Arden and Gale Gordon starred in this sitcom set in a not so typical suburban high school.
Brooks falls for teacher colleague Boynton, but off the roof of the school building? (Synd)
87 full episode VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA 1962
Richard Basehart is the captain of the futuristic submarine and was the Capt Kirk of the sea,
The crew must infiltrate a spy network to save a kidnapped scientist (syndicated)
88 full episode IRONSIDE 1967
starring Raymond Burr and Barbara Anderson in the classic crime fighter
Ironside’s old flame is accused of murder. Is she guilty? Ironside finds out! (NBC).
89 the original HOLLYWOOD SQUARES 1965
Red Foxx, Demond Wilson, Eva Gabor, Tony Randall join regular center square Paul Lynde
The classic Squares hosted by the most personable Peter Marshall (syndicated)
90 HOGAN’S HEROES 1 964
Hilarious segments from the pilot and first season opener: there’s a breakout at Camp 13!
starring Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner Ivan Dixon and Richard Dawson. (CBS)
91 POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN VS. SINBAD 1950
Popeye, Olive Oil, and Wimpy meet Sinbad who bears a strange resemblance to Bluto
Enjoy Max Fleischer’s classic seaman in an animated venture not for small children. (synd.)
92 I MARRIED JOAN 1952
Tagged as the “Queen Of Comedy,” Joan Davis stars with Jim Backus in this early sitcom
Joan falls for a movie casting scam and winds up doing a screen test with a monkey. (NBC)
93 full episode THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE 1955
Child star Jackie Cooper, all grown up, headed the sitcom with Patricia Breslin
Socrates Miller (Cooper) in the doghouse with talking dog Cleo for ignoring fiance'(NBC)
94 full episode MY LITTLE MARGIE 1954
Charles Farrel as Vern Albright was single father to Margie, played by Gale Storm
in this ahead of it’s time sitcom. Margie can create havoc even when she sleeps! (CBS)
95 full episode ANNIE OAKLEY 1954
Gail Davis as the legendary woman gunslinger (and single mom), Annie Oakley
A masked gunman steals Annie’s charity money ~ but Annie’s got her gun! (synd.)
96 THE BO DIDDLEY BBC REVUE 1958
Shunned by American TV Networks, legendary Bo Diddley brought the house down
with this dynamite stage revue shown in the U.K. and Canada (BBC)
97 full episode THE RIFLEMAN 1958
Chuck Connors stars as sharpshooter Lucas McCain out in the wild west.
A crazed frontiersman kidnaps Lucas’ son to lure The Rifleman to a shootout.(synd.)
98 uncensored full episode TOPPER 1953
starring Leo G. Carroll, Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Lee Patrick, Kathleen Freeman
Banker Cosmo Topper has his refined life turned topsy turvy by two sensual ghosts.
George & Marion expose cheating taboo at a posh bistro. We leave in the cur scenes.(CBS)
99 Full Episode THE ROY ROGERS-DALE EVANS SHOW 1954
Happy Trails! Roy Rogers and wife Dale Evans star in this endearing TV western Roy and Dale intercede in a deadly battle between landowners & ranchers. (synd)