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Seems to me that Room 222 and Love American Style ran back to back in the evening... I used to love watching Brady Bunch, then Monkees, then Partridge Family back to back. Those were the days :grin:

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I watched those same exact shows Shawna!! Friday nights, I would always make sure I was home to see them. And David Cassidy was the one, I always bought Tigerbeat magazine and his picture was plastered all over my walls, until I found my love for hard rock and roll at about 12 1/2 and then Zeppelin and Floyd covered my walls.

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Shawna and Jane....I too was sitting in front of the TV set on Friday evenings as a kid watching the Bradys and the Partridges. If I am not mistaken wasn't there also some Disney show in that mix? I do not recall the Monkees on Fridays though.

Just aa couple of months ago I purchased the first season of the Partridge Family. It is still in it's shrink wrap but I do plan to watch them soon.

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Anyone here old enough to remember the wonderfully hokey Pinky Lee? He spoke with something of a lisp. Very wet speech. Pinky had to have been a huge influence on Pee Wee Herman. As I recall, this was actually a week-day afternoon variety program. This guy danced and bounced around the stage and promoted himself shamelessly. I watched it daily though. LOL!

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Pinky and Lily Chrysanthemum (Betty Jane Howarth)

The Pinky Lee Show

Synopsis

"Yoo hoo! It's me!"

This zany, half-hour children's variety show left such an indelible impression on its young audience that its after effects still resonate in much of today's modern programming.

Pinky Lee, a brash, uninhibited performer, clicked with the kids by bringing a frenzied circus clown type of slapstick to daytime TV, the likes of which had not been seen before.

The show was set in the Happy Town Circus, and featured a checkered-suited Pinky clowning his way through comedy sketches, songs, dance numbers, and special features like "Game Time." The latter segment, which featured bizarre and unusual competitions, was a clear forerunner to the wacky children's game shows that populated Nickelodeon in later decades. But Pinky's most obvious heir apparent was Pee-Wee Herman, whose 1980's Pee-Wee's Playhouse was heavily influenced by The Pinky Lee Show.

Perhaps the most famous incident on The Pinky Lee Show occurred in 1955, when Pinky clutched his throat, shouted, "Somebody help me!," and passed out. The press reported a heart attack, but it turned out to be a sinus condition. In the end, it was not poor health that did Pinky in, but rising powerhouse The Mickey Mouse Club, which debuted near the end of 1955 and soon eclipsed Pinky's show.

Release History

1/4/54 - 6/9/56 NBC

Studio

Public Domain

Cast

Pinky Lee/Himself

Lily Chrysanthemum/Betty Jane Howarth

Regulars-Jimmy Brown Molly Bee Jack McCoy

Mel Koontz Cindy Sue Susabelle Ken Mayer Isabel Dwan Sid Fields (remember Mr.Fields, the landlord on the Abbot & Costello Show? same guy.) Margie Lizst Milton Newberger and Jymme Shore.

NOTE: Most of the info above was garnered by me from the now defunct Yesterdayland.com.

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Laurie...how did you know....I own so many porn soundtracks...oh guess that would go in the strangest music thread!

:laughing: :laughing:

I can already hear it:

"Yes, that's good, but I really liked that guitar solo on track #2 from "Turbo Tits from Space OST""

:jester: :jester:

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Anyone here old enough to remember the wonderfully hokey Pinky Lee?

Just barely.

My Dad sold televisions when I was a toddler, so I can't remember ever not having TV.

Some of the earliest shows I remember are Winky Dink ( primitive interactive entertainment - I wonder how many kids caught hell for coloring on the tube without benefit of the approved overlay) and the puppet show version of Beany and Cecil .

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