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Rarest sitcoms of the 60s

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Neil Brock, Mar 16, 2018.

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  1. Neil Brock

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    Criteria is: no broadcast airings anywhere in the videotaping era and very few, if any, episodes circulating on 16mm film.

    The Tab Hunter Show, Bringing Up Buddy, My Sister Eileen, Harrigan and Son, Oh Those Bells, Father of the Bride, Our Man Higgins, Fair Exchange, Don't Call Me Charlie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Grindl, Glynis, Harry's Girls, The New Phil Silvers Show, The Bing Crosby Show, Many Happy Returns, 90 Bristol Court (Karen, Harris Against the World, Tom, Dick and Mary), The Tycoon, Mickey, The Cara Williams Show, Valentine's Day, The John Forsythe Show, The Double Life of Henry Phyfe, Mona McCluskey, The Jean Arthur Show, The Pruitts of Southampton, The Tammy Grimes Show, The Hero, Rango, The Ugliest Girl in Town, Blondie, The Queen and I, To Rome With Love, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, The Tim Conway Show.
     
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    Was "The Hero" a show with Juliet Prowse?

    I vaguely remember something about that one.
     
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    No "The Hero" starred Richard Mulligan playing the star of a TV western and Mariette Hartley as his wife. Prowse starred in "Mona McCluskey."
     
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    I remember Harrigan and Son. It aired one season in 1960 coming on right before The Flintstones. I've been wanting to see it again ever since then just to see if it's any good. The only thing I remember about the show is the theme song as it co-opted the chorus of George M. Cohan's "Harrigan," which is very catchy. James Cagney performs the song in the Cohan biopic "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
     
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    I have seen the one episode of "Mona McCluskey" that was circulating. I liked it a lot and would love to see more but it's not probable.

    Would also LOVE to see the entire series of "Grindl" with Imogene Coca. I have heard a few people say they didn't think this show was funny. I found it hilarious from the few episodes I have seen especially "She-Wolf Of Wall Street" and "Moon Killer". There was usually a creepy subtext in each episode involving a criminal or some misunderstanding on Grindl's part. Wish someone would resurrect this series. It would make a great addition to a vintage channel like DECADES. It is, at the very least, entertaining for 25 minutes, moreso than many shows that are repeated ad nauseum.
     
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    At one time, The British Phil Silvers Appreciation Society was pushing Shout! to do The New Phil Silvers Show. There was talk they would, but I don't guess anything came of it.
     
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    Off the top of my head, a couple I remember from the early 60s are The Hathaways and Room for One More. I don't remember seeing any reruns of either of these. I do not know about their availability on 16mm, so that might keep them off the list.
     
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    Guestward Ho?
     
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    No Time for Sergeants, The Baileys of Balboa
     
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    Margie? Hard to guess, since I don't know what is widely circulated in collector's circles.
     
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    Ichabod and Me?
     
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    Don't know if either of these aired on one of the smaller networks like Comedy Central or Ha! but I don't think they aired on CBN.

    Hey, Landlord
    Love on a Rooftop
     
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    Room for One More prints came out in collectors circles when Warner emptied their warehouses in the early 90s. It had been one of my top wants up until then. So those are around. Hathaways could be added to the list.
     
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    Copies of Margie, Hey Landlord, Love on a Rooftop, No Time for Sergeants, Ichabod and Me and Baileys of Balboa have circulated from 16mm transfers for many years. At least half the run or more of each series circulate.

    Not 100% sure on Guestward Ho. Not a big show for me but I thought there were a number of episodes that are around but if not, that can be added to the list as it has not aired anywhere.
     
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    If MY LITTLE MARGIE is what you're referencing, that show did air during the videotape era, and at least some episodes have seen DVD release.

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    Tony, My Little Margie is from the 50s, not the 60s.
    Here's some info about the 1-season 60s sitcom Margie:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margie_(TV_series)
     
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    I was aware of My Little Margie being from the '50s, but was thrown off by not having been aware of the '60s Margie sitcom.

    Thanks for the link! :)

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    I was collecting heavy in the 90s and was only able to find 2 eps of Baileys of Balboa in circulation with collectors and the quality was complete garbage. If half the run was around, they weren’t common with most collectors.
     
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    Ok Crackerby
     
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    Would love to have Our Man Higgins and Many Happt,Returns. WA has said Many Happy is a possibility and don’t know who owns Higgins but both will prob never come out
     

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