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« on: July 29, 2018, 07:23:09 AM »

A spin-off of this topic. Tell us about how you perceived shows aimed at adults when you were a kid. My dad was a regular viewer of M*A*S*H when I growing up. A memory that particularly sticks with me is that as a kid I was absolutely terrified of Hot Lips.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 09:08:33 AM »

For my whole life that ticking watch on 60 Minutes has has reminded me with dread of the weekend being over and school coming the next morning, so there's that, but I remember being really little and being sent to bed when Dallas came on, to spare me the, um,  corrupting salaciousness, but at the time I assumed I was being sent away because the show was scary.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 09:23:10 AM »

I got to watch Dallas. You weren't missing anything.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 07:33:04 PM »



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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 09:28:32 PM »

For my whole life that ticking watch on 60 Minutes has has reminded me with dread of the weekend being over and school coming the next morning, so there's that, but I remember being really little and being sent to bed when Dallas came on, to spare me the, um,  corrupting salaciousness, but at the time I assumed I was being sent away because the show was scary.

I watched 60 Minutes with my Dad since as long as it was on. My Dad was a Walter Cronkite fan. He watched him every night.
My Dad never sheilded me from anything- he wanted me to see it. In retrospect- I'm glad he did.
I watched Vietnam. I watched Manson and Ohio State. I watched it all.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 12:58:31 AM »

I watched GUNSMOKE with my Dad in the 60's and 70's.
I liked it. Still do.
I watched HEE HAW with my Dad. I still don't understand why he liked tha s**t. Good music, like ranpa Jones- but otherwise-mindless bulls**t.
My dad also watched SOUL TRAIN- which I DID like. Why he watched it-mystery to me.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 12:13:36 PM »

Talking about Hee Haw, when I was still a teenager and still in school, one of the smartest kids I ever knew, even smarter than myself, watched Hee Haw constantly. I couldn't understand it then, and I still can't understand it now, as Hee Haw was a show I wouldn't watch then, and I still won't watch it now.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 03:55:48 PM »

Kristi introduced my country and western loving little sister to Hee Haw. She watches it a lot.

Thanks hon. Really.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 09:51:04 PM »

MAUDE tackled pot laws, politics, race relations, police brutality, sex abuse, alcoholism, abortion, infidelity, mortality... all that was naughty 45 years ago when it's first season was new.  We'd sneak a look all those years ago, but we didn't understand it.  Now, I remark on the prescience of the scripts.  

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 10:39:39 PM »

Speaking of MAUDE, ALL IN THE FAMILY was pretty bold in the day.
As was, believe it or not- the SMOTHERS BROTHERS show.
That show was a "variety show"- such things don't exist any more.
And it talked about Vietnam, and social issues. It was ahead of it's time.
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 11:26:41 PM »

Speaking of MAUDE, ALL IN THE FAMILY was pretty bold in the day.
As was, believe it or not- the SMOTHERS BROTHERS show.
That show was a "variety show"- such things don't exist any more.
And it talked about Vietnam, and social issues. It was ahead of it's time.
Yeh, and back during JOHN LENNON's so-called "lost" period estranged from YOKO, he and HARRY NILSSON heckled The SMOTHERS BROTHERS in an LA club...  they might have gotten thrown out...
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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 11:29:29 PM »

Speaking of MAUDE, ALL IN THE FAMILY was pretty bold in the day.
As was, believe it or not- the SMOTHERS BROTHERS show.
That show was a "variety show"- such things don't exist any more.
And it talked about Vietnam, and social issues. It was ahead of it's time.
Yeh, and back during JOHN LENNON's so-called "lost" period estranged from YOKO, he and HARRY NILSSON heckled The SMOTHERS BROTHERS in an LA club...  they might have gotten thrown out...

You know more about it than I do. I never heard it
LAFF-IN was supposed to be for adults- but it was mindless garbage.
I hated LAFF-IN
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 06:00:35 AM »

How about LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE? Definitely aimed at adults, but very tame if you watch it now.

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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 10:19:59 AM »

For whatever reason my Mom forbade me to watch Three's Company when I was a kid in the late '70s. Maybe she thought it was too risque' for eight-year-old me, or she was afraid that seeing Suzanne Somers in short-shorts would corrupt me somehow. She would literally chase my brother and I out of the room when it came on.

So naturally we thought that meant it was the filthiest, nastiest show EVER, which only made us want to see it more!! Haha.

Eventually Mom relaxed her restrictions a little (I think my Dad may have stepped in on our behalf) but when I finally did get to see an episode of Three's Company, I was like "That's it? What was the big deal?"  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2018, 10:26:19 PM »

My Dad didn't watch a lot of grown-up shows when I was a kid. Besides the news, he watched the Glenn Cambell Show ,Flip Wilson, Sony and Cher- s**t that . He loved Ed Sullivan.
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