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Old 04-10-2008, 11:00 PM
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Old TV's In Old TV Shows

Being interested in old TV's and Stereo's, do you all try to spot old TV"s in TV shows from the 50's/60's ?.


A few I have spotted recently :

I got the first Season (1961-1962) of the old Sitcom Hazel. There is one episode shot in color( the rest of season one is in black and white) to promote color TV. In the episode Hazel's old TV breaks down and Mr. Baxter offers to buy her a new one. They go shopping and look at several models. I couldn't make out the brand they were looking at, but Hazel con's Mr. B. into using what he was willing to pay for a b&w table TV and she sets the rest up in monthly payments and gets a Color set.

Another episode of Hazel from this season show their neighbors the Johnson's watching TV and they have a big nice dark wood console. Looked like a Zenith.

I also got season one of Love American Style (1969-1970). In one segment, a color set is featured with remote and sliding doors. Couldn't make out the name, but it looked like the Admiral crown logo down at the bottom of the control panel.

In the B&W episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies, the Clampetts have a roundie console.

In season one of The Brady Bunch (1969-1970), the Bradys have a portable on a stand with remote control.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:22 AM
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There is a screw up in "One who flew over the cuckoo's nest" movie with Jack Nicholeson.
The scene that shows the TV store has TV sets on display in the window that had the newer square V picture tubes. Those tubes were not even invented at the time the story line of the movie was to take place, which I think was 1965. The tubes shown were not in TV sets till after 1970.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:23 AM
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There is a screw up in "One who flew over the cuckoo's nest" movie with Jack Nicholeson.
IIRC, there was another scene in that movie with a TV mounted on the wall. Jack's character wanted to watch a baseball game scheduled to be on at the time, but the head nurse wouldn't put the game on. Something about messing up the viewing schedule of some of the patients.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:45 AM
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The HAZEL show you mentioned is show #6, titled "What Shall We Watch Tonight?"
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:31 PM
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"Hazel, The complete first season," is available from Amazon and other outlets. It includes episode 6, the only color episode in the '61-'62 season. RCA-NBC were promoting color tv and shot one or two episodes of various series in this period. Of course, Bonanza and Disney's Wonderful World of Color were telecast weekly in color and helped sell a lot of color tv's.

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Old 04-12-2008, 11:24 PM
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Nicholson was great in that movie. Nice tv-usage-error spotting, too!

One that i can think of is in an episode of "Seinfeld" they show Kramer's place has a little red late 70s Zenith B&W set... which might be accurate since the guy didn't have a job and was kinda quirky.
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:17 AM
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In the last season of The Patty Duke Show (1965-1966), there is an episode where Patty fakes being near sighted to avoid testifying in a court case involving a traffic accident. The lawyer comes to her house and tries to see if she's faking. He turns on the TV and it is a roundie in a danish modern design. Patty then tells him it's a color set and it needs adjustment. He thinks she's about to blow her scheme but she then gets up and starts adjusting the window air conditioner....Ironically, the Patty Duke show ended at the end of this season because United Artist didn't want to pay the expense of Color for the next season after the network mandated all programs would be in color the following season.

In the later seasons of the Donna Reed show, there is a built in TV in the Stone's den. I don't remember if they ever said if it was a color or b&w set. I read The show was cancelled in 1966 for the same reason as Patty Duke, they didn't switch to color.
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If I am not mistaken, and I MIGHT be, in the HAZEL show #6, the Baxters family TV was a B/W Zenith, until the end of the episode, when a quick shot of an RCA console is revealed.

Hazel's tiny B/W set is an Emerson, I think.


As for Donna Reed, I think that after 8 seasons, her show was getting a bit long in the tooth. The kids were growing up, and they were running out of ideas.

Donna is another old series that NEEDS to be seen to be believed. I loved these old sit-coms first run. HAZEL needs to make a come-back, too! SONY, are you listening?
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:15 AM
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In the last season of The Patty Duke Show (1965-1966), there is an episode where Patty fakes being near sighted to avoid testifying in a court case involving a traffic accident...
I never watched The Patty Duke Show, but I did catch that scene when I was flipping through the channels as a kid. It's actually what got me interested in roundies. Before I saw that show, I didn't know round screen color TVs were ever made. Then, a year or two later, when I saw one in the trash I HAD to have it. I managed to convince my dad to drive me to pick it up, even though I was pretty much banned from console TVs. I still have the set (a Zenith 24MC32) in a cheap cabinet.
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Although not a TV show, the movie "Pleasantville" with Don Knotts as a TV repairman(with special powers) has a bunch of old TVs in it.
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In those lame color Andy Griffith shows, they show a color roundie. It is shown several times in the episode where Howard Sprague goes on TV to do a stand up act. What strikes me odd about that set is that it looks like a early 1950's B&W set, but it was color.
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Another Movie with an old TV in it is "The Majestic". There is a Motorola console(just like one that I have) that appears to be playing. For once, the picture is B&W, proper for this TV. The scene is near the end of the movie.
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In the late, lamented "Crime Story", which was supposed to take place c.1963, one of the characters has an early roundie, which was even ON in a couple of scenes, IIRC.
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Another good movie with lots of old sets is "Forrest Gump" I watched it last night and thought wow, I never noticed those back in the '90s when I saw it in the theater.
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I can remember seeing a 60's RCA in the bar on Cheers. It looked like a CTC-38, or maybe a 27 on a wall mount. I can't remember if they showed the TV working. I thought it was odd that they would use such an old TV as a prop.
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