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    Here's an age check, to see if you remember what TV show theme it is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    The Invaders--Me TV
    I had this book when I was a kid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    I had this book when I was a kid.

    Didn't the Invaders have a crooked finger or the like? Wasn't that the way you could identify them?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I don't see Barney Fife as the same type of character. More of a fool than just a clueless dummy.
    So does this mean I can now call Hal, a clueless dummy?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    Mannix--comes on late nights
    I've got the Mannix theme song in my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Was that like a Fugitive kind of set up?
    Ben Gazzarra plays Paul Bryan, a lawyer who learns he's terminally ill, with no more than 18 months to live, so he decides to do all the stuff he never had time for before. And much like Route 66 or other similar "travel" shows, he manages to get mixed in trouble every where he goes. The show ran for 3 years, even though Paul Bryan should have theoretically been dead in half that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Andy Griffith would be nothing without Don Knotts.
    Andy Griffith Show sucked w/o Knotts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Didn't the Invaders have a crooked finger or the like? Wasn't that the way you could identify them?
    They were able to take on human form, but they couldn't bend their pinkies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Here's an age check, to see if you remember what TV show theme it is.

    Got it, but I cheated. Someone here knows I'm sure.
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    They were able to take on human form, but they couldn't bend their pinkies.
    Luv sci-fi. What was their objective? Did they want the planet or were they like the aliens in "V"? Food and water?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Andy Griffith Show sucked w/o Knotts
    Not a Ken Berry or Howard Sprague fan, huh?

    Can't say I blame ya.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    Opening narration: "The Invaders, alien beings from a dying planet. Their destination: the Earth. Their purpose: to make it their world. David Vincent has seen them. For him, it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. It began with a closed deserted diner, and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy. Now David Vincent knows that the Invaders are here, that they have taken human form. Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun."

    An easy trivia question is what other TV show later had Roy Thinnes appearing as a similar character, i.e. someone resisting an alien invasion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Not a Ken Berry or Howard Sprague fan, huh?

    Can't say I blame ya.
    Wasn't there some other guy who replaced Don Knotts?
    Yeah.
    Huh?
    Yeah.
    Huh?
    Yeah.
    Huh?
    YEAH. JACK BURNS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Not a Ken Berry or Howard Sprague fan, huh?

    Can't say I blame ya.
    Didn't Howard have a hot girlfriend?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    They were able to take on human form, but they couldn't bend their pinkies.
    Which is where the band Stiff Little Fingers got their name from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Didn't Howard have a hot girlfriend?
    So did Aunt Bee.

    It was a lost episode.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    So I watched the first three episodes of F-Troop last week. I suspect character and plots have pretty much peaked and everything else is just a variation - anyone care to convince me keep going? --Peter

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    So I watched the first three episodes of F-Troop last week. I suspect character and plots have pretty much peaked and everything else is just a variation - anyone care to convince me keep going? --Peter
    Very weak show. It had its moments, but, aside from watching Wrangler Jane...

    I will say it's about the only thing that Ken Berry did that I ever cared for.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proglodite View Post
    Re: Buck Rogers - one of the reasons the second season was so bad was Gil Gerard insisted on toning down the sex; that just made Buck's character too bland.
    Then they should have dropped the Twiki character - his head was shaped like a dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Very weak show. It had its moments, but, aside from watching Wrangler Jane...
    Who was 16 years old for season one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proglodite View Post
    So I watched the first three episodes of F-Troop last week. I suspect character and plots have pretty much peaked and everything else is just a variation - anyone care to convince me keep going? --Peter
    Nope.
    When I used to hike regularly, it would be on at 5am when I was up getting ready. It got to where, rather than change channels, I didn't even turn the TV on in the kitchen before a hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Andy Griffith Show sucked w/o Knotts
    I dunno, I thought Salvage 1 was pretty good.

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    My grandkids have discovered the Munsters... That show is really entertaining - slapstick aside, Fred Gwynn was fabulous, and the whole show is fun to binge watch. My wife went and bought the entire series on DVD - I think we will enjoy having it all. Sometimes I swear I just cant watch it, because its just too moronic, but then - I do. And I laugh right along with the laugh track.

    Blaming the grandkids for this, but... I have to admit it...I'm hooked.
    I got nothin'

    ...avoiding any implication that I have ever entertained a cognizant thought.

    live samples:
    https://soundcloud.com/yodelgoat/yod...om-a-live-show
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Who was 16 years old for season one.
    Yikes! I almost feel guilty now.

    Almost.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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