Old TV Shows



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in RIP 2019:

    @sparky said in RIP 2019:

    Airwolf TV star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 73

    https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/airwolf-tv-star-jan-michael-vincent-dies-at-73

    Tbh I thought he was already dead.

    Airwolf was farking cool. Shit I loved the 80s. CHIPs, Ateam, Magnum, Knightrider, Airwolf. So good.

    Duke of Hazard, Logan's Run, Riptide, Greatest American Hero. Great back then, most are almost unwatchable now


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    @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in RIP 2019:

    @sparky said in RIP 2019:

    Airwolf TV star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 73

    https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/airwolf-tv-star-jan-michael-vincent-dies-at-73

    Tbh I thought he was already dead.

    Airwolf was farking cool. Shit I loved the 80s. CHIPs, Ateam, Magnum, Knightrider, Airwolf. So good.

    Duke of Hazard, Logan's Run, Riptide, Greatest American Hero. Great back then, most are almost unwatchable now

    Side Kicks is another one!

    What was the one with the guy who had special powers. He could like move shit around. Think his name was Danny or something.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in RIP 2019:

    @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in RIP 2019:

    @sparky said in RIP 2019:

    Airwolf TV star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 73

    https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/airwolf-tv-star-jan-michael-vincent-dies-at-73

    Tbh I thought he was already dead.

    Airwolf was farking cool. Shit I loved the 80s. CHIPs, Ateam, Magnum, Knightrider, Airwolf. So good.

    Duke of Hazard, Logan's Run, Riptide, Greatest American Hero. Great back then, most are almost unwatchable now

    Side Kicks is another one!

    What was the one with the guy who had special powers. He could like move shit around. Think his name was Danny or something.

    There were lots of crime solving shows then too, Simon and Simon, Hart to Hart. I used to really enjoy this show call Whiz kids. It was about these kids who solved crimes using computers. They always had to dial up LOL

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    Made nerds cool



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel

    Definitely time for an AirWolf remake IMHO......



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel

    The best of the lot.....



  • @sparky said in RIP 2019:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel

    The best of the lot.....

    That opening and Magnum's were brilliant



  • There was a weird as fuck show called Sapphire and Steel around then. I think it was a bit ahead of its time



  • @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    There was a weird as fuck show called Sapphire and Steel around then. I think it was a bit ahead of its time

    British show. Was very bizarre and low budget in the classic BBC style. Joanna Lumley and David McCallum. I used to enjoy it but didn't know what the hell I was watching



  • @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    There was a weird as fuck show called Sapphire and Steel around then. I think it was a bit ahead of its time

    British show. Was very bizarre and low budget in the classic BBC style. Joanna Lumley and David McCallum. I used to enjoy it but didn't know what the hell I was watching

    That was exactly what I thought



  • @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    There was a weird as fuck show called Sapphire and Steel around then. I think it was a bit ahead of its time

    British show. Was very bizarre and low budget in the classic BBC style. Joanna Lumley and David McCallum. I used to enjoy it but didn't know what the hell I was watching

    That was exactly what I thought

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    All the guys were metals and all the chicks were gems. The beeb made great sci fi back then. Tom Baker's Dr Who and Blake's 7 were unmissable



  • Totally forgot about the most stylish action show of the era



  • @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    Blake's 7

    I remember being devastated when Blake disappeared, no idea what was going on.



  • If I win enough money to have a classic car collection, a Ferrari 308 is first in there.



  • @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    There was a weird as fuck show called Sapphire and Steel around then. I think it was a bit ahead of its time

    Bit prior to the 80s I thought. Loved that. Was British.

    Joanna Lumley and David McCullum.

    Who was The Invisible Man, youse fullas forgot that one).

    Oh yeah, which reminds me of The Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferigno. "Don't make me angry... you won't like me when I'm angry ..."



  • @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    There was a weird as fuck show called Sapphire and Steel around then. I think it was a bit ahead of its time

    British show. Was very bizarre and low budget in the classic BBC style. Joanna Lumley and David McCallum. I used to enjoy it but didn't know what the hell I was watching

    I see it's been said.

    Quite spooky.



  • @mariner4life said in RIP 2019:

    If I win enough money to have a classic car collection, a Ferrari 308 is first in there.

    Because of Magnum PI? A Hyundai i30 is a faster car, that's what happened to performance.



  • @antipodean said in RIP 2019:

    @mariner4life said in RIP 2019:

    If I win enough money to have a classic car collection, a Ferrari 308 is first in there.

    Because of Magnum PI? A Hyundai i30 is a faster car, that's what happened to performance.

    This post makes you sound like a hoot.



  • @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in RIP 2019:

    @sparky said in RIP 2019:

    Airwolf TV star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 73

    https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/airwolf-tv-star-jan-michael-vincent-dies-at-73

    Tbh I thought he was already dead.

    Airwolf was farking cool. Shit I loved the 80s. CHIPs, Ateam, Magnum, Knightrider, Airwolf. So good.

    Duke of Hazard, Logan's Run, Riptide, Greatest American Hero. Great back then, most are almost unwatchable now

    Tried rewatching Ateam some years ago, first thing that struck me was there was a female character who appeared in a lot of the easier episodes. Completely unable to recall that from my childhood memories.
    Other thing was how hammy it was, couldn’t get through more then an episode or 2 before I gave up.
    The 80’s was still a golden age of tv as a kid to watch though.



  • @Virgil said in RIP 2019:

    @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in RIP 2019:

    @sparky said in RIP 2019:

    Airwolf TV star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 73

    https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/airwolf-tv-star-jan-michael-vincent-dies-at-73

    Tbh I thought he was already dead.

    Airwolf was farking cool. Shit I loved the 80s. CHIPs, Ateam, Magnum, Knightrider, Airwolf. So good.

    Duke of Hazard, Logan's Run, Riptide, Greatest American Hero. Great back then, most are almost unwatchable now

    Tried rewatching Ateam some years ago, first thing that struck me was there was a female character who appeared in a lot of the easier episodes. Completely unable to recall that from my childhood memories.
    Other thing was how hammy it was, couldn’t get through more then an episode or 2 before I gave up.
    The 80’s was still a golden age of tv as a kid to watch though.

    Agreed , all that shooting and they never hit anyone.



  • @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    @Virgil said in RIP 2019:

    @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in RIP 2019:

    @sparky said in RIP 2019:

    Airwolf TV star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 73

    https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/airwolf-tv-star-jan-michael-vincent-dies-at-73

    Tbh I thought he was already dead.

    Airwolf was farking cool. Shit I loved the 80s. CHIPs, Ateam, Magnum, Knightrider, Airwolf. So good.

    Duke of Hazard, Logan's Run, Riptide, Greatest American Hero. Great back then, most are almost unwatchable now

    Tried rewatching Ateam some years ago, first thing that struck me was there was a female character who appeared in a lot of the easier episodes. Completely unable to recall that from my childhood memories.
    Other thing was how hammy it was, couldn’t get through more then an episode or 2 before I gave up.
    The 80’s was still a golden age of tv as a kid to watch though.

    Agreed , all that shooting and they never hit anyone.

    80s action shows were lots of fun but light on realism. Another 2 sci fi series I really enjoyed were Buck Rogers in the 25th century and the original Battlestar Galactica



  • Fuck yes!!
    It’s like a repressed memory but in a good way, not a Catholic Church molested me way, when these old shows are mentioned.

    List to date.

    A team
    Knight Rider
    Dukes of Hazzard
    Greatest American Hero
    Battlestar Galactica
    Buck Rogers
    Robin of Sherwood
    Magnum PI
    Rip Tide
    Simon and Simon
    The littlest Hobo
    The Incredible Hulk
    Air Wolf
    CHiPs
    Blake’s 7
    Six Million Dollar Man
    McGyver

    Not exactly 80’s but a lot of re runs of Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet.

    Late 80’s you had comedy classics like
    Mr Bean
    Married with Children
    Black Adder
    Father Ted

    Edit: Mods this post probably belongs in the tv thread (or perhaps it’s own classics tv thread?)



  • @antipodean said in RIP 2019:

    @mariner4life said in RIP 2019:

    If I win enough money to have a classic car collection, a Ferrari 308 is first in there.

    Because of Magnum PI? A Hyundai i30 is a faster car, that's what happened to performance.

    Pretty much. I just love the way they look



  • @mariner4life said in RIP 2019:

    @antipodean said in RIP 2019:

    @mariner4life said in RIP 2019:

    If I win enough money to have a classic car collection, a Ferrari 308 is first in there.

    Because of Magnum PI? A Hyundai i30 is a faster car, that's what happened to performance.

    Pretty much. I just love the way they look

    T'was a thing of beauty, almost on a par with the 246 that preceded it.

    Edit: Here you go.

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  • I still love that car despite finding out the interior was full of poverty spec Fiat handles and switches and even after the head of MacLaren replied when asked if their first road car was going to be like a Ferrari “ oh no, we wouldn’t employ anyone that welds that badly”.



  • @Virgil Not to forget probably the most influential comedy show of the early to mid 80s,

    As a youngster I found it hilarious, even if I didn't get all the subtle jokes. Apart from the spinoff shows of the main cast (Alexei Sayle's stuff, Filthy Rich and Catflap, The New Statesman) the show was like a who's who of comics who would loom large in british comedy for the next 20 years. Off the top of my head, future prominent actors or comics that guest starred on the show included
    French and Saunders
    Frye and Lawrie
    Smith and Jones
    Hale and Pace
    Emma Thompson
    Robbie Coltrane
    Lenny Henry
    Ben Elton



  • @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @Virgil Not to forget probably the most influential comedy show of the early to mid 80s,

    As a youngster I found it hilarious, even if I didn't get all the subtle jokes. Apart from the spinoff shows of the main cast (Alexei Sayle's stuff, Filthy Rich and Catflap, The New Statesman) the show was like a who's who of comics who would loom large in british comedy for the next 20 years. Off the top of my head, future prominent actors or comics that guest starred on the show included
    French and Saunders
    Frye and Lawrie
    Smith and Jones
    Hale and Pace
    Emma Thompson
    Robbie Coltrane
    Lenny Henry
    Ben Elton

    I also loved the completely gratuitous and pointless musical cameos in the show, Motorhead and Madness being the ones I most remember.



  • @Virgil said in RIP 2019:

    Fuck yes!!
    It’s like a repressed memory but in a good way, not a Catholic Church molested me way, when these old shows are mentioned.

    List to date.

    A team
    Knight Rider
    Dukes of Hazzard
    Greatest American Hero
    Battlestar Galactica
    Buck Rogers
    Robin of Sherwood
    Magnum PI
    Rip Tide
    Simon and Simon
    The littlest Hobo
    The Incredible Hulk
    Air Wolf
    CHiPs
    Blake’s 7

    Not exactly 80’s but a lot of re runs of Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet.

    Late 80’s you had comedy classics like
    Mr Bean
    Married with Children
    Black Adder
    Father Ted

    Edit: Mods this post probably belongs in the tv thread (or perhaps it’s own classics tv thread?)

    The PC World we live in makes this in particular so fucken good these days and even better than when I watched in the 90s. Bundys sexism and fatism must absolutely trigger the shit out of the far left some of whom find "Friends" offensive.....


  • Banned

    @MN5 said in Old TV Shows:

    @Virgil said in RIP 2019:

    Fuck yes!!
    It’s like a repressed memory but in a good way, not a Catholic Church molested me way, when these old shows are mentioned.

    List to date.

    A team
    Knight Rider
    Dukes of Hazzard
    Greatest American Hero
    Battlestar Galactica
    Buck Rogers
    Robin of Sherwood
    Magnum PI
    Rip Tide
    Simon and Simon
    The littlest Hobo
    The Incredible Hulk
    Air Wolf
    CHiPs
    Blake’s 7

    Not exactly 80’s but a lot of re runs of Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet.

    Late 80’s you had comedy classics like
    Mr Bean
    Married with Children
    Black Adder
    Father Ted

    Edit: Mods this post probably belongs in the tv thread (or perhaps it’s own classics tv thread?)

    The PC World we live in makes this in particular so fucken good these days and even better than when I watched in the 90s. Bundys sexism and fatism must absolutely trigger the shit out of the far left some of whom find "Friends" offensive.....

    Bundy did trigger people though 😂. I remember the show was AO in NZ and my parents in particular were appalled. I loved it. It smashed the mould of a typical sitcom which was that Full House/Growing Pains soppy crap.



  • @MN5 although Bundy didnt fit the usual male stereotype either...Peggy wanted a piece of him all the time, was always a chore for him!



  • Married with children was almost cancelled until a woman started a campaign to get it off the air because it was so offensive. That gave it a shit ton of publicity and ratings and stopped it being cancelled.
    Legend has it the cast sent her flowers every Xmas.



  • @taniwharugby said in Old TV Shows:

    @MN5 although Bundy didnt fit the usual male stereotype either...Peggy wanted a piece of him all the time, was always a chore for him!

    I'm pretty sure Roseanne was initially gonna be cast as Peggy which woulda made the not wanting sex thing extremely understandable.

    Also the Marcy actress was one of the writers so she obviously had a great sense of humour as some of Bundys put downs of her were legendary. Getting Jefferson in instead of Steve was genius too.


  • Banned

    @MN5 said in Old TV Shows:

    @taniwharugby said in Old TV Shows:

    @MN5 although Bundy didnt fit the usual male stereotype either...Peggy wanted a piece of him all the time, was always a chore for him!

    I'm pretty sure Roseanne was initially gonna be cast as Peggy which woulda made the not wanting sex thing extremely understandable.

    Also the Marcy actress was one of the writers so she obviously had a great sense of humour as some of Bundys put downs of her were legendary. Getting Jefferson in instead of Steve was genius too.

    Those chicken jokes!



  • @MN5 said in Old TV Shows:

    the not wanting sex thing extremely understandable.

    In the early episodes this wasn't the case, they developed it as an ongoing storyline later (maybe mid 1st season or even 2nd season).

    Another awesome late 80s and 90s show was Red Dwarf. I always assumed the Lenny herny show Chef was an 80s show but wiki tells me it was the 90s.



  • @canefan said in Old TV Shows:

    @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    @canefan said in RIP 2019:

    @jegga said in RIP 2019:

    There was a weird as fuck show called Sapphire and Steel around then. I think it was a bit ahead of its time

    British show. Was very bizarre and low budget in the classic BBC style. Joanna Lumley and David McCallum. I used to enjoy it but didn't know what the hell I was watching

    That was exactly what I thought

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    All the guys were metals and all the chicks were gems. The beeb made great sci fi back then. Tom Baker's Dr Who and Blake's 7 were unmissable

    Not made by BBC - was ITV's response to the popularity of Dr Who by pairing Ilya Kuryakin (McCullum - Man from UNCLE) and Purdey (Joanna Lumley - New Avengers).

    Must be time for me to (again) mention Joanna Lumley opening her front door to me wearing only her chemise 😜 😈



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Old TV Shows:

    @MN5 said in Old TV Shows:

    @taniwharugby said in Old TV Shows:

    @MN5 although Bundy didnt fit the usual male stereotype either...Peggy wanted a piece of him all the time, was always a chore for him!

    I'm pretty sure Roseanne was initially gonna be cast as Peggy which woulda made the not wanting sex thing extremely understandable.

    Also the Marcy actress was one of the writers so she obviously had a great sense of humour as some of Bundys put downs of her were legendary. Getting Jefferson in instead of Steve was genius too.

    Those chicken jokes!

    Haven’t watched MWC for years but easily recall great moments like when Al’s car went over 1 million miles, coming home to catch Kelly with a guy and showing him the door (repeatedly banging his head into the door frame as he kept missing the opening)
    Always showing Peggy’s mom off camera as some giant scary she-beast ( what was Peggy’s maiden name again?)
    Married with children was certainly a pioneer show, when it came out people were used to shows like Cosby where it was a more loving supportive family.
    Not the mess the Bundys were.



  • @Virgil said in Old TV Shows:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Old TV Shows:

    @MN5 said in Old TV Shows:

    @taniwharugby said in Old TV Shows:

    @MN5 although Bundy didnt fit the usual male stereotype either...Peggy wanted a piece of him all the time, was always a chore for him!

    I'm pretty sure Roseanne was initially gonna be cast as Peggy which woulda made the not wanting sex thing extremely understandable.

    Also the Marcy actress was one of the writers so she obviously had a great sense of humour as some of Bundys put downs of her were legendary. Getting Jefferson in instead of Steve was genius too.

    Those chicken jokes!

    Haven’t watched MWC for years but easily recall great moments like when Al’s car went over 1 million miles, coming home to catch Kelly with a guy and showing him the door (repeatedly banging his head into the door frame as he kept missing the opening)
    Always showing Peggy’s mom off camera as some giant scary she-beast ( what was Peggy’s maiden name again?)
    Married with children was certainly a pioneer show, when it came out people were used to shows like Cosby where it was a more loving supportive family.
    Not the mess the Bundys were.

    piston wristed gibbon

    touchdown Bundy they used to call him....



  • as a teen watching MWC, I always wondered where the Kelly's of the world were! 😍



  • @taniwharugby said in Old TV Shows:

    as a teen watching MWC, I always wondered where the Kelly's of the world were! 😍

    Yeah as a teenager she wasnt bad to watch on tv....

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  • Mostly British series for me

    The Professionals with Brody and Doyle
    The Sweeney
    Minder
    Inspector Morse

    and Comedy

    The Two Ronnies

    Didn't really get into American shows until the X Files



  • @Rocky-Rockbottom said in Old TV Shows:

    re:MWC, "...dayy old, dayyyy old. Uncle Henry eat a day old bread" was just about the funniest thing my 80's teen self had ever heard in his short dopey life. In fact moronically I STILL say it to myself around the kitchen.

    some other 80's sitcoms i was rooting:

    Get a life: Chris Elliot the bald paperboy? This show was godhead
    Family Ties: this was pretty great for a while there, once you got past the saccarine shit to MJFox and his $$ shtick
    Sledgehammer: the blonde cop guy? anyone else rememebr this one?
    Moonlighting: loved this. they kept lookign at the camera and talkign to it
    Garry Shandling Show so awesome. just mindbending shit.

    Yup great show, from memory it was one of those comedies that was buried late on tv 2 growing up.
    Back in the day where recording your favourite that was too late to watch live wasnt easy.


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