|To illustrate how important TV was to me even as young as 4-years-old, |
here's a picture I drew then of a happy kid watching a happy TV
with a happy workman on the roof setting up the antenna.
Not impressed with contemporary TV shows, I’ve collected DVD sets of vintage TV programs to watch in my retirement (which began April 1, 2011). Now, when so inclined, I can kick back and enjoy any of the following:
The Addams Family*, Alf, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Andy Griffith Show, The Avengers, Bat Masterson, Beany and Cecil, Burke’s Law, Cheers, Cimarron City, Clutch Cargo*, Columbo*, Dennis the Menace, Dobie Gillis, The Donna Reed Show, The Ed Wynn Show, Father Knows Best, Francis the Talking Mule, The Fugitive*, Gang Busters serial, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Gilligan’s Island, Gomer Pyle, Green Acres, The Hardy Boys--Applegate Treasure serial, Have Gun--Will Travel, Here Come the Brides, Highway Patrol, Howdy Doody, I Love Lucy, I Married Joan, I Spy, Jack Benny, Leave It to Beaver*, The Life of Riley, The Lone Ranger, Ma and Pa Kettle*, Mister Peepers, My Little Margie, Newhart, The Outer Limits, Ozzie and Harriet, Password, Rawhide, The Real McCoys, Richard Diamond, The Rifleman, Robin Hood*, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon*, The Smothers Brothers, The Adventures of Superman*, This is Your Life, The Three Stooges, Time for Beany, Top Cat*, Topper, The Untouchables, Wild Wild West, Wodehouse Playhouse*, Wyatt Earp, You Bet Your Life.
Now that’s TV.
*Have entire series.
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