·The old and the new...TV shows that have influenced our lives. Whoever thought that one day we could watch these shows on our wrist.....
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The Jack Benny Program (1950-1965). Benny brought his radio show to television (spending many years performing on both at the same time). Accompanied by Eddie Anderson‘s Rochester, pitchman Don Wilson, singer Dennis Day, Sadie Marks as Mary Livingston (Sadie was Jack’s wife and legally changed her name to her character’s), singer and bandleader Phil Harris and Mel Blanc, "the man of a thousand voices". The show is brilliant and Jack, master of the slow burn, is still amazing all these years late
The Red Skelton Show sketches were around one of Red's many characters; "Deadeye", an inept sheriff in the Old West; "San Fernando Red", a shady real estate agent; "Cauliflower McPugg", a punchdrunk boxer, "George Appleby", a hen-pecked husband, "Junior, the Mean Widdle Kid", "Clem Kadiddlehopper", a hick from Tennessee, and "Freddie the Freeloader". Freddie, is regarded as Skelton's signature character; a bum with a heart of gold, who wore clown makeup. Freddie was either speaking or pantomimed
The Red Skelton Show is an American television comedy/variety show that, from 1951 to 1971, was an entertainment staple and an institution to a generation of viewers. In the decade prior to hosting the show, Richard "Red" Skelton had a successful career as a radio and motion pictures star. Although his television series is largely associated with CBS, where it appeared for more than sixteen years, it actually began and ended on NBC.
Annette Funicello one of the first Walt Disney Mouseketeers. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio", "First Name Initial", "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful "Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s.