Film Roman produced a series of Richie Rich cartoons nearly two years after the release of "Richie Rich" feature film starring Macauley Culkin in the titular role. I have to mention that this version is more faithful to the source material than the early 80s version produced by Hanna-Barbera. Is it better than the H-B version? I'll leave that up to you to decide! NOTE: I do not claim ownership of this video!
Yes, believe it or not, the USA cable Network greenlighted this television pilot aimed at the younger set. Based on the Marvel Comics series launched in 1984 and created by writer Louise Simonson and artist June Brigman, this was an attempt to get Marvel properties back on the airwaves after TV series like "The Incredible Hulk" came to an end after a number of reunion movies had run its course. My apologies for the quality of the video; it's still an interesting look at the transition of Alex, Julie, Jack, and Katie Power from the comic pages to the small screen. NOTE: I do not claim ownership of this video.
Yes, you may have seen the original "High School USA" movie of the week with 60s TV icons teaming with early 80s TV stars teaming up to make this a ratings hit for NBC in 1983. Stars like Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Dawn Wells, and Tony Dow acting as educators to students played by the likes of Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover, Todd Bridges, and Crystal Bernard. But did you know there was a proposal for a regular TV series? A pilot was ordered and filmed but only broadcasted once! Several actors from the previous TV movie reprised their roles like Glover and Bernard plus we see several cast members from the Golden Age of Television assume roles primarily from "Ozzie and Harriet" and "Leave It To Beaver". Please enjoy this TV oddity! NOTE: I do not claim ownership!
Mr. Denton on Doomsday" is episode three of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It originally aired on October 16, 1959 on CBS. It was the first Twilight Zone episode to be rerun.
Al Denton was once known as the quickest draw in town, but riddled with increasing guilt over the losers in his gun duels (one of whom was a teenage boy), he became an alcoholic wreck and the laughingstock of the community. A mysterious salesman named Henry J. Fate causes Denton to inexplicably regain his expert shooting touch and once again inspire the respect and awe of the townsfolk; Denton explains to Liz, a saloon girl, that this will only cause reputation-hungry gunslingers from miles around to seek him out and, inevitably, kill him. He cleans himself up and goes sober but only, he says, so as to die with dignity. Just as Denton predicted, soon enough a challenge is delivered which Denton dares not refuse.
The still-weary and not-so-sure-handed Denton practices in the desert for his suicidal duel, but he misses his targets miserably and concludes that he must skip town. As he packs his things and tries to flee under the cover of night, he strikes up a conversation with Fate, who seems to know things about Denton and offers him a way out. Fate offers him a potion guaranteed to make the drinker the fastest gun in the West for exactly ten seconds. Denton is skeptical but Fate goads him into drinking a free sample, after which Denton immediately realizes its benefits.
At the appointed time, Denton faces his challenger, Pete Grant, a brash young gunfighter. Denton downs his potion only to find his opponent holding an identical empty bottle. Grant and Denton both realize that Fate tricked them, but it is too late to back out of the duel. Each man shoots the other in the hand, causing injuries which are minor but forever ruin both men's ability to pull a trigger.
Denton tells his young opponent that they have both been blessed because they will never again be able to fire a gun in anger. He tells Liz that Grant is lucky because he was given this lesson early. Henry J. Fate tips his hat to Denton and rides quietly out of town.
Originally aired January 31, 1965 as the second part of a mini-series on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in Season 11, starring Roger Mobley.
Broadcasting on the Wonderful World of Disney, it is the grand opening television special of Walt Disney World in 1971. Julie Andrews hosts this celebration of the new Disney destination along with celebrity appearances by Glen Campbell, Bob Hope, Buddy Hackett and Jonathan Winters. This archival footage is a true Disney treasure mostly because of the Disney music in its 1970's style. Some highlights are the musical arrangements of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "It's A Small World". Enjoy this Disney classic television event!
From Monty Python's Flying Circus, Season 3 Episode 6 titled "The War Against Pornography"...
Does your Brain Hurt? Call the best! Gumby M.D.
"The Golden Horseshoe Revue" is an episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color that takes place at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon. It originally aired on NBC on September 23, 1962. Cast features Walt Disney dressed up like a cowboy, also Annette Funicello, Gene Sheldon, Wally Boag, Betty Taylor, Ed Wynn, & Fulton Burley.
"Disney on Parade" is an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney that aired on December 19, 1971 with highlights from the first edition of of the popular arena show Disney on Parade, including acts based on the films Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, and Dumbo. The show was videotaped in Adelaide, South Australia during the show's 1971-72 Australasian tour.
Somebody at FOX Television had the not-so-brilliant idea of greenlighting a pilot based on the original film from 1984. Betcha didn't even know this existed, eh? Thankfully, this never made it to series. Perhaps because this was filmed about seven years after the movie premiered? Or maybe this just sucked! Anyway, I suggest you watch at your own risk! Noteworthy cast members include Rob Stone (Kevin Owens from "Mr. Belvedere") as Louis Skolnick and Robbie Rist (yep, Cousin Oliver himself!) as Dudley "Booger" Dawson. NOTE: I do not claim ownership nor am I responsible for any brain cells destroyed by watching this! You have been warned...
1950s television was a carefully set trap. To lure a mouse into the trap, you’ve got to insert some cheese. America society was prevailingly Christian then. To get television into those households required presenting it as a purveyor of Christian morals, however repugnant that may have been to studio heads’ true feelings.
An episode of the 1950s anthology series "Telephone Time".
In this episode, set shortly after WW2, a Polish man who fought against the nazis finds himself arrested by the Soviets. Zbigniew Stypułkowski (March 26, 1904 – March 30, 1979) was a Polish lawyer and politician, Member of the Council of National Unity. In 1944 he took part in the Warsaw Uprising. In March 1945 he was arrested by the NKVD and brought to Moscow. After 3 months of interrogations the Soviets fail to get a confession due to Stypułkowski's faith in God.