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Oct. 30, 2007
Dbax
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TV Trivia 6
Buck, you are up.
Oct. 30, 2007
Dbax
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Bump
Oct. 31, 2007
OLDBUCK23
Men's 60
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What TV host had the screen blacked out and was then banned from TV for a month for a remark that he made to a golfer's wife on live TV, Name the golfer, the remark, and the TV host.
Oct. 31, 2007
DoubleL10
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That would have been Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show speaking to Arnold Palmer's wife when he asked what good luck ritual they had before he played in tournaments. She answered that she "kissed his balls for good luck"! To which Johnny quipped: "I'll bet that makes his putter flutter" or something to that affect.
Oct. 31, 2007
BruceinGa
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maybe it was "I'll bet that makes his putter stand up".
Oct. 31, 2007
Ken
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Hell, it made mine stand up, lol.
Oct. 31, 2007
Dbax
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Sorry guys, but this one is an urban legend.
Check it out............

http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/kissballs.asp
Nov. 1, 2007
BruceinGa
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I could swear that I saw the Bloopers on this. Maybe I was dreaming.
Nov. 1, 2007
Dbax
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Throw out another one......you are still up.
Nov. 1, 2007
OLDBUCK23
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I actually watched the show The screen went black and fuzzy.The ' putter stand up' is the correct version.
Sorry, Snopes.... it happened..not an urban legend.
Next Batter !
Nov. 1, 2007
OLDBUCK23
Men's 60
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DBL10 is right. Just before Johhny Carson made his reply to Mrs. Palmer's comment, he shhepishly looked to his right then looked to his left... he just couldn't let her remark go. He had to " go for it" or he probably couldn't look at himself in the mirror in the morning. Within seconds of him saying it, the plug was pulled .
I looked at the Snopes site where the Plamer camp denied the whole thing. That's exactly what you'd expect them to do. Such things were not mentioned during that era, especially on TV.
Now, let me tell you about the UFO that I saw in Michigan...........
Nov. 1, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
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According to the Carson camp, Mrs. Arnold Palmer was never a guest on the show. Arnold himself also denied it. I believe snopes. But lets continue on.
Nov. 1, 2007
Dbax
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Double10, you are up.
Nov. 2, 2007
Dbax
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Ok, I will get this moving along............

On the Munsters, Herman shows his baseball skills to what Major league manager?
Nov. 2, 2007
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
Walt Alston?
Nov. 2, 2007
OLDBUCK23
Men's 60
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The legendary Leo Durocher.
Nov. 2, 2007
Ken
Men's 55
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Yeah, I think you're right Buck.
Nov. 2, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
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Oldbuck, you are right. It was Leo the LIp.
Hilarious!
Nov. 2, 2007
OLDBUCK23
Men's 60
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What was " White Fang ?" (not in a movie)
Nov. 2, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
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White Fang was an imaginary character on the Soupy Sales Show. Think it was a dog, but you never got to see it.
Nov. 4, 2007
DoubleL10
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Sorry I slowed the game down...I had no computer access for a couple of days...I'll try to get another question right and get back in!
Nov. 5, 2007
OLDBUCK23
Men's 60
62 posts
Right. White Fang was billed as the World's Largest Dog.
All you were able to see is what looked like a paw. It grunted in reply to questions
Nov. 5, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
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Who was George McMichael?

No Googling!!
Nov. 5, 2007
the wood
1079 posts
Brother of Florie... neighbor of Amos McCoy, The Real McCoys...
BW
Nov. 5, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
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Played by Andy Clyde. You are correct sir!
Nov. 5, 2007
the wood
1079 posts
Same show... what was the farm helper's full name (first and last)? his character name, not his real name.
BW
Nov. 5, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
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All I ever heard was "Pepino"
Nov. 5, 2007
docswear
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The Wood... first of all, congratulations on your move to 60's... After seeing your potential roster, I thought I was reading a Who's Who of old codgers... (<. that coment ought to bring on the insults...

I believe it was Garcia... Old Pepino Garcia helping out senor grandpa...

docswear
Nov. 5, 2007
the wood
1079 posts
Thanks, Doc, on the 60 comment... I know that 1) I do not usually get compliments from you... & 2) if I do, it is usually just a short term prop before you attempt tp cut my legs from under me... :-)
Senor Doc, you are so right .. it was Pepino Garcia...
it is your turn.
Nov. 6, 2007
docswear
Men's 55
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Ok... here's one for the ages. Back in the late 1950's there was a show about a company with a helicopter that was used for hire to help with "dire" situations. Name the show...

docswear
Nov. 6, 2007
4x4
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Whirlybirds was the name I do believe......
Nov. 6, 2007
docswear
Men's 55
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PeteD excellent.. You are up........
Nov. 6, 2007
4x4
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The first TV color animated cartoon featured the hero Colonel Bleep, an extraterrestrial space traveler.

What planet was the good Colonel from and who were his 2 pals that helped him in his adventures fighting evil?
Nov. 7, 2007
OLDBUCK23
Men's 60
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The first color broadcast here in Columbus was in 1954, when I was 5. No one in our neighborhood had a color TV yet, that was for rich people. Around 1957 or 1958, my best friends Dad bought a color TV. The color was just awful. People also bought some kind of rip-off plastic screens that you could stick on a TV screen. It was supposed to make a B&W Tv look like a color TV. Dodn't work very well.
Colonel Bleep's arrival filled our neighbor's living room. The color wasn't much, but it was still exciting to me as a young kid. Colonel Bleep's Buddies were Squeek, a puppet kid with hinged joints, and Scratch, a caveman with a big club. Bleep was from the planet Future or Futura.
Those cartoons were on TV for a long time. The Yankees dominated baseball during that period.
Nov. 7, 2007
4x4
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Yeah - my Dad had an old round TV screen that he had a kind of round blue "fish eye" on a hinge that was supposed to enlarge the picture. He used to keep a ladder against the house so he could go up and change the antenna direction so he could pick up the San Jose stations. That round screen was the first glimpse I had of television but it quickly got better.

OldBuck - you nailed the question and it's your turn. Good job.
Nov. 9, 2007
Dbax
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Oldbuck where are you????????
Nov. 9, 2007
OLDBUCK23
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Sorry, out of town.

What is/was the longest running TV show: how long ?
Nov. 9, 2007
4x4
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I believe the Ed Sullivan Show had a long run of 20+ years - but I think the Price is Right has actually run longer.
Nov. 9, 2007
Lecak
Men's 55
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Monday Nite football or 60 Minutes
Nov. 9, 2007
4x4
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From a different direction - As The World Turns
Nov. 9, 2007
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
The Tonight Show
Nov. 10, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
If you are talking actual TV shows, not game shows,or news shows, I would say Gunsmoke

Rabbit
Nov. 11, 2007
J3
208 posts
Today Show January 1952
Nov. 11, 2007
J3
208 posts
I'm taking back my answer. Meet the Press. Came on right about the end of WWII. I' d say it came on after WWII somewhere around Late 1945 or early 1946. I don't think it has been interrupted since then
Nov. 11, 2007
OLDBUCK23
Men's 60
62 posts
Meet the Press was first aired 11-06-47 and just passsed the 60 year mark.It has had 4750+ episodes.

Batter up !
Nov. 11, 2007
OLDBUCK23
Men's 60
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Go to the following site for a surprising list TV shows and the length that they ran or are still running:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_running_U.S._
television_series.

Rabbit...Gunsmoke seemed lke a pretty good choice to me until you see this list.
Nov. 12, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
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J3 has the floor.
Nov. 12, 2007
J3
208 posts
In the Many Loves of Dobbie Gillis, Dobbie' s best buddy was the original TV beatnik Maynard G. Krebs. What did the G. stand for?
Nov. 12, 2007
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
Gilligan?
Nov. 12, 2007
the wood
1079 posts
Walter!
Nov. 13, 2007
J3
208 posts
The Wood got it. His mother was a bad speller. Your up Wood
Nov. 13, 2007
the wood
1079 posts
In the same series... who played Thalia Menninger? She went on to have a successful film career...
You can find the answer to this via Google but it does defeat the purpose... we are on the honor system here.
BW
Nov. 13, 2007
4x4
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Tuesday Weld
Nov. 13, 2007
the wood
1079 posts
Bingo!
The really good news is that doc Swear didn't get it... but I know that he's tied up, with the new Krispy Kreme Grand Opening and all.
Pete, you're up as they say...
BW
Nov. 13, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
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There's not a lot I remembered about Dobie Gillis - I knew the stature & Maynard's lack of love for WORK and his ever growing aluminum ball - but there is no way I'd have forgotten Tuesday Weld.

New question - one of my Dad's favorite TV xhows to watch was the Ernie Kovacs Show. This guy was one of the original wild men to hit TV. On these shows there was a re-occurring musical act with 3 members. One member, the drummer, really had an unusual style. Name this group.

Wood - you going to LV?
Nov. 13, 2007
the wood
1079 posts
Yes, it's a little tough to forget Tuesday Weld. She was one of my early favorites... and Donna Douglas... and Amanda Blake... and several others including Annette Funicello.
Pete, we are not going to LV. We are a new 60 team and, as such, it was short notice for everyone. We are trying to go to Tucson in December but we have yet to hear from any other 60 or high end 55 teams. We want to go but not if there is no one there to play.
Failing this, our first event will be Menifee, Ca, in January. We will be called, oddly enough, GSF. :-)
How about your team... are you going?
BW
Nov. 13, 2007
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
I don't remember the name of the group, but I think they were gorillas or chimps.
Nov. 14, 2007
J3
208 posts
Nairobi Trio three gorillas I think they used one of there heads as the drum
Nov. 14, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
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J3 - you got it! Nice job. Sorry for the delay if there was one. Just got into my room in LV.

You nailed it. The drummer would turn and hit the head and hat of the (unsuspecting?) band leader every time he turned away from the band. The hat would get knocked around and bashed up on his head and he could never figure it out. Howling good stuff for a kid watching TV with his Dad. I guess the drummer was never identified but the rumor was it was Ernie Kovacs himself.

Anyone taking BP Thursday @ Lorenzi Park?
Nov. 14, 2007
4x4
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Might want to be considerate and start another thread with the next question.
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