Monday, December 26, 2016

Got Your Own Double D's?

Friday, November 4, 2016

All In The Family

Originally Broadcast on the CBS television network for a total of nine years. from
                                             January 1971 to April 1979.

The show broke ground in its depiction of issues previously considered unsuitable for U.S. network television comedy, such as racism, homosexuality,  rape, religion, miscarriage, abortion, breast cancer, the Vietnam War, menopause, women rights, and impotence. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Xena: Warrior Princess

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia....... 

 Xena: Warrior Princess is an American fantasy television series filmed on location in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001.
 It has been praised by critics for its strong female protagonist and has since acquired a strong cult following, attention in fandom, parody, and academia, and has influenced the direction of other television series.
The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his production tag, Renaissance Pictures with later executive producers being R. J. Stewart (who developed the series along with Tapert) and Sam Raimi.

The series narrative follows Xena (played by Lucy Lawless), an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent by using her formidable fighting skills to now help those who are unable to defend themselves. Xena is accompanied by  Gabrielle with formidable fighting skills (played by Renee O'Connor), who during the series changes from a simple farm girl into an Amazon warrior and Xena's comrade-in-arms.

The show is a spin-off of the television series Hercules.......  where Xena was a recurring character originally scheduled to die in her third appearance. Aware that the character of Xena had been very successful among the public, the producers of the series decided to create a spin-off series based on her adventures. Xena was a successful show which has aired in more than 108 countries around the world since 1998.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Beverly Hillbillies

 The Beverly Hillbillies was originally broadcast on CBS for nine seasons..... from September 26, 1962, to March 23, 1971. It was a well loved program and always placed high in the Neilsen Ratings with in the top 20 for 8 of its 9 year 274 episode run.
 Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr, Raymond Bailey, Nancy Kulp, Bea Benaderet, Harriet E. MacGibbon and a host of others brought the show to life.
I among many others..... love it to this day.
 It is still in syndication and seen on a daily basis around the world.
I grew up watching the reruns, as many of you did also.

 The episode below has a copy right dispute with the opening song "The Ballad of Jed Clampett and it has been changed so it could be included in The Public Domain.

 There is a very funny song after the opening, about those feuding and fighting Clampett and Drysdale kin folks, that is not in dispute.
It is very-very funny and makes one smile. I
 hope you enjoy it.... as much as we do.
 To me..... it brings back the simpler times of our lives.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Laurel & Hardy The Essential Collection

Laurel & Hardy were one of the most critically acclaimed comedy teams of early American cinema.
Many of us grew up watching re runs on television. Many young people do not have clue who they were.
Stan Laurel and  Oliver Hardy  can still bring a smile to this face! Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rice Krispies History

According to........  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rice Krispies (also known as Rice Bubbles in Australia and New Zealand) is a breakfast cereal marketed by Kellogg's in 1927 and released to the public in 1928. 
Rice Krispies are made of crisped rice (rice and sugar paste that is formed into rice shapes or "berries", cookeddried and toasted), and expand forming very thin and hollowed out walls that are crunchy and crisp.
 When milk is added to the cereal the walls tend to collapse, creating the famous....
 "Snap, crackle and pop" sounds.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dinah Shore Was An Early Television Queen

As Quoted: From Wikipedia {The Free Encyclopedia}

  The Dinah Shore Show is an American variety show which was broadcast by NBC from November 1951 to July 1957, sponsored by General Motors' Chevrolet division.
For most of the program's run, it aired from 7:30 to 7:45 Eastern Time on Tuesday and Thursday nights, rounding out the time slot which featured the network's regular evening newscast (John Cameron Swayze's Camel News Caravan), which, like all such programs of the era, was then only 15 minutes in length.

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show was broadcast on NBC from October 1956 to May 1963. The series was also sponsored by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and its theme song, sung by Shore, was "See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet", which continued to be used in Chevrolet advertising for several more years after the cancellation of the show.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Private Snafu

A bit before my time! Wow!!!!
The things you can find while surfing  the Public Domain!
"Spies" is a classic wartime propaganda cartoon shown only to soldiers as part of their training.
Private Snafu sure sounds alot like Bugs Bunny!


Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Great Feud

Many of us grew up watching The Beverly Hillbillies. The sitcom was originally broadcast on CBS for nine seasons, from September 26, 1962, to March 23, 1971. It has graced the television screen since then although as reruns, to the delight of many that missed the show.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


 I love to eat snickers bars when I watch Yesterday Television. The price has went up, a bit, but they are the the same as when I was a kid! YUM!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Pink Panther

Between December 18, 1964 to December 31, 1978 a total of 124 cartoons were released. Ninety-two of the cartoons were...

Posted by Yesterday Television on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rest In Peace Patty!

Just the day before yesterday we lost Patty Duke. This is a snap shot from the vintage 1959 Remco toy commercial she...

Posted by Yesterday Television on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Patty Duke

Just the day before yesterday we lost Anna Marie "Patty Duke"
"Rest in peace Patty!"
Patty Duke, who won fame with her stage and screen portrayals of Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," died Tuesday 3/29/2016, according to her agent. She was 69. 
                                                           This commercial is from 1959.

YTV-Patty Duke
Just yesterday we lost Anna Marie "Patty Duke""Rest in peace Patty!"This commercial is from 1959.
Posted by Yesterday Television on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Name That Tune

"Name That Tune" is an Yesterday Television game show that tested contestants on their knowledge of songs.
Premiering in the United States Of America on NBC Radio in 1952..... it transitioned to television in 1953.
In this episode, which aired on CBS, we have George DeWitt as host to contestants who think they can...."Name That Tune."
This embedded program is complete with commercials and aired on July 27,1959.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Make Mine Freedom

This Cold War-era cartoon from 1948 uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
 I am not old enough to have seen this film in a public school as part of.... "Social Studies."
But, I'm sure back in school the 1950s, this seemed a little bit.... out there.
 What do you think?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This One Is Out Of This World

Anyone who is nostalgic for 1964 needs to sit down and watch this.
To download your very own free copy just click on the Internet Archive Icon and go to the site.
This presentation has good color photography. Please enjoy.
They just don't make commercials like this one...... anymore.
 The Frigidaire Corporation out done itself and I'm sure increased their profits enormously.

 Who was the target audience? You got it!
The adult children of parents who had lived through the Great Depression and WWII. With prosperity on their minds, or just, merely wanting to replace Mom's old wringer washer or washboard with something a we bit more modern.
 I don't know why.....but the appliance manufacturers seem to never disappoint us here at .....
Yesterday Television.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Our Gang

Our Gang notably put boys, girls, whites and blacks together as equals, something that broke new ground, according to...
Posted by Yesterday Television on Monday, March 14, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Quaker Oats

This Yesterday Television classic commercial trim is from 1959.Did you know, the iconic round box made its first...

Posted by Yesterday Television on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The DeSoto Jingle

This Yesterday Television classic commercial is from 1955 and features the "Delightful, De Lovely, DeSoto" jingle for...
Posted by Yesterday Television on Monday, February 22, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Rocky & Bullwinkle Story

"The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" was also known as "Rocky and His Friends" during the first two seasons and as "The...

Posted by Yesterday Television on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Rapunzel.....Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair


Fractured Fairy Tales Presents.....RAPUNZEL

Posted by Yesterday Television on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mister Ed

YTV-Mister Ed
This rare Yesterday Television lost episode of Mister Ed is only one of two episodes that are in the Public Domain.Watch "Wilbur Gets The Message... About Payroll Savings!" from1964.........HERE.........
Posted by Yesterday Television on Friday, February 5, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Superman Cartoon 1941

Superman -The Mechanical Monsters

This Yesterday Television Superman cartoon is from 1941...Enjoy!

Posted by Yesterday Television on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Popeye The Sailor

YTV-Private Eye Popeye

This Yesterday Television Popeye cartoon is from 1954"Private Eye Popeye"

Posted by Yesterday Television on Saturday, January 30, 2016