Monday, December 21, 2009

But Why Is This Important

Many of you have written in asking what TV shows I was watching in 1967, and why? Well, we were really an ABC kind of family. What does that mean? Well... remember how differently your buddy's mom made up tuna sandwiches from how your own mom made up tuna sandwiches, and how you liked your mom's much more. I think it mostly had to do with the pickle relish.
And it was like that with channels 3, 8 and 13. It wasn't good or bad, there was just something different about a family who didn't predominantly tune into ABC.

That said, I offer you a list of shows that ran in the Fall of 1967 with, of course, the occasional remark.

Sunday Nights:
ABC - Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea, FBI, ABC Sunday Night Movie - YES to all
CBS - Lassie, Gentle Ben, Ed Sullivan, Smothers Brothers, Mission Impossible - only ES and SB
NBC - Walt Disney, Mothers In Law, Bonanza, High Chaparral -Nah

Monday Nights:
ABC - Cowboy In Africa, Rat Patrol, Felony Squad, Peyton Place, Big Valley - ABC had it all
CBS - Gunsmoke, Lucy, Andy Griffith, Family Affair, Carol Burnett - Okay, Carol Burnett
NBC - The Monkees, Man From Uncle, Danny Thomas, I Spy - Monkees over Cowboy in Africa. Rat Patrol over Man from Uncle and I Spy over Big Valley ( even though the girl who played Barbara Stanwyck's daughter was a looker, the Coz still ruled).

Tuesday Nights:
ABC - Garrison's Gorilla's, The Invaders, NYPD, Hollywood Palace
CBS - Daktari, Red Skelton, Good Morning World, CBS News
NBC - I Dream Of Jeanne, Jerry Lewis Show, NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies C'MON!

Wednesday Night:
ABC - Custer, 2nd Hundred Years, ABC Wednesday Night Movie
CBS - Lost In Space, Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, He and She, Dundee and the Culhane
NBC - The Virginian, Kraft Music Hall, Run For Your Life - must have worked on homework...yeah, probably not.

Thursday Night:
ABC - Batman, Flying Nun, Bewitched, That Girl, Peyton Place, Good Company
CBS - Cimarron Strip, CBS Thursday Night Movies
NBC - Daniel Boone , Ironside, Dragnet, Dean Martin - pretty fluffy for ABC, CBS is moot and Raymond Burr was killin it

Friday Night:
ABC - Off To See The Wizard, Hondo, The Guns of Will Sonnett, Judd for the Defense
CBS - Wild Wild West, Gomer pyle, CBS Friday Night Movies
NBC - Tarzan, Star Trek, Accidental Family - My man James and his man Artimus, they don't mess around

Saturday Night:
ABC - Dating game, Newlywed Game, Lawrence Welk, Iron Horse
CBS - Jackie Gleason, My Three Sons, Hogan's Heroes, Petticoat Junction, Mannix
NBC - Maya, Get Smart, NBC Saturday Night at the Movies - Out drinkin and dronin'
(just kiddin, I wasn't really dronin)

The Flying Nun Courtesy of,, and wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. It took me a few hours to realize, I posted a photo of a nun after a photo of a leering Sophia Loren. The subconscious is funny sometimes.