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Retro-Schlock, or TV Shows I Cringe With Shame For Ever Having To Admit I Watched!

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It has become a ritual of mine to watch my favorite sit-com of all-time, Frasier almost religiously when it comes on. Unfortunately, it plays on Lifetime right now and as anyone knows, this channel has original movies. It was an advert for one such Academy Award winner, that I saw Greg Evigan running hell-bent for leather after a car that was speeding away. Evigan, as you may or may not remember was the titular character for the 70's TV show BJ and The Bear, a program about a trucker with a chimp. If that fails to grab you the prospect about a man and his monkey, then I guess that nothing will. For me, I am totally mortified that this show was recalled to mind. Now, I am forced to create a thread to ask some of you what are shows you once revered now revile and are embarrased to admit you even gave it a second of your time? I'll post some more later, right now, I feel a strong sense of needing to go take a nice, long steaming shower to wash away the taint that has been left on me. Yet another sad case of a man being left alone with his monkey...
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Hauntiholik said:
OMG! I'm going to have nightmares tonight! Here's the worst.....Manimal.
You know what's bad, Haunt? I was too ashamed to own up to watching Manimal myself. That's actually pretty funny...we were two out of the dozens of people who watched that show.
grapegrl said:
...we were two out of the dozens of people who watched that show.
Yeah, well back then I thought the Simon MacCorkindale was hot LOL!
But what about that all-time medial schlock show starring Chad Everett.

Medical Center

Or was that in the 70s?

Oh well - so many of the shows listed are a mixed bag of 70s and 80s shows does it really matter any more?
What's wrong with Time Bandits? That movie is awesome - riotously funny! Great Python-esque rip on creation.
DeathTouch said:
You guys didn't see this one, because it was done in Chicago. But they had their own Elvria host. It was Son of Svengoolie in the 80's. It is now in Chicago again but only called Svengoolie. I was planning on buying another T-shirt from him again. He is on the right getting hit by a light ray by a giant rubber chicken. At the end of the show, he goes back into his coffin and everyone hits him with rubber chickens. And then they play the song, "You maybe right, I maybe cray..Oh, but it must be a Lunatic your are looking for."

http://www.wciu.com/whatsNewItem.asp?pub_id=788
I watched Son of Svengoolie every Saturday... well every cloudy Saturday when the aerial would pick up Chicago :D
roadkill said:
What's wrong with Time Bandits? That movie is awesome - riotously funny! Great Python-esque rip on creation.
I screwed up the show wasn't called time bandits. That was movie. But I can't remember for the life of me what this show was called. It had a boy and a guy in the tv show. Certain parts of time were screwed up so they had to figure out what happend and fix it before the end of the show. Damn it, I don't remember the name of the show.
HibLaGrande said:
I watched Son of Svengoolie every Saturday... well every cloudy Saturday when the aerial would pick up Chicago :D
My favorite was a skit they did on the dukes of Berwin. Now that was funny.
DeathTouch said:
I screwed up the show wasn't called time bandits. That was movie. But I can't remember for the life of me what this show was called. It had a boy and a guy in the tv show. Certain parts of time were screwed up so they had to figure out what happend and fix it before the end of the show. Damn it, I don't remember the name of the show.
That show was Voyagers! - Wikipedia, the free [email protected]@[email protected]@/wiki/File:Hexum_Peluce.jpg" class="image"><img alt="Hexum Peluce.jpg" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ab/Hexum_Peluce.jpg/275px-Hexum_Peluce.jpg"@@[email protected]@en/thumb/a/ab/Hexum_Peluce.jpg/275px-Hexum_Peluce.jpg, DT. It was actually a pretty cute little show. Jon-Erik Hexum, who played the time-traveling lead died in a tragic accident on the set of another TV series the year after this series aired.
Another one I loved to watch was "The Benny Hill Show"
grapegrl said:
That show was Voyagers!, DT. It was actually a pretty cute little show. Jon-Erik Hexum, who played the time-traveling lead died in a tragic accident on the set of another TV series the year after this series aired.
Yea, that was it grapegrl. Thank you. I couldn't think of it.

I think I have gone in a different direction of where Sinister wanted this thread to go. I think I have brought out names of series that I enjoyed more than hated.
Indeed you did, my friend, that's why I'm thinking about doing some moderatin' a little later on and make a new thread dedicating it to the shows we all like and moving some of the posts here to over there. No harm, no foul. :D
hmmm what about V?
Oh no! I have the theme song suck in my head now.
What about Buck Rogers and Battlestar Gallaticia. Wait..I like those, but maybe you didn't.
Sinister said:
Indeed you did, my friend, that's why I'm thinking about doing some moderatin' a little later on and make a new thread dedicating it to the shows we all like and moving some of the posts here to over there. No harm, no foul. :D
I kind of saw this thread as a place to reveal our television viewing "guilty pleasures" since we watched these shows, but don't really want to own up to it. :p
Dr Morbius said:
H.R Puff-n-Stuff. Need I say more?
Wasn't that done in the 70's. You are a little off. Don't you mean Pee Wees Playhouse or New Zoo Review?
HR Puff N Stuff (at least the movie I saw) was a TV classic!

Anyway... I cringe a little at having watched Dawson's Creek, but every now and then I still do it. I'm a masochist, I guess.
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