Sunday, October 11, 2009

Showing My Age

Important TV shows of my early youth:

What??!! Only one season?! What a rip-off! (Dig that Al Hirt trumpet!)

I always dug that Top Cat theme song. Hard to believe that cool Top Cat was voiced by nebisher Arnold Stang.

This was one of my favorites when I was six or seven years old.

I had to get up super-early in the morning to see Roger Ramjet. Only one station aired it, and they showed it at like six a.m.. Now I have them on DVD. The adult asides and innuendo are hilarious, but of course went right past me as a kid (and right past the censors, apparently).

This was another cool theme song. I guess I liked faux-jazz as a kid.


dogboy443 said...

Ahhh, the Green Hornet. I was a little young for them but I watched the episodes first run. I appreciated the show as I got older. Bruce Lee was amazing and when you watch his stunts, it sure looked like some stunt men got roughed up. Too bad the studio didn't have the insight to cast him in King-Fu. It could have been a completely different show.

HemlockMan said...

Wasn't he considered for Kung Fu? Oh, well...I even enjoyed that show for the first season or so.

But when I was a kid, me and all of my buddies thought that Kato was by far the coolest part of THE GREEN HORNET TV show.

dogboy443 said...

Bruce Lee was considered, and was a front runner, for Kung-Fu. It was too be his next gig after the Green Hornet was cancelled. However, ABC execs felt that they needed someone who looked a bit more American, so in walked David Carradine doing his best Fu-Manchu eye look, and he got the gig. Cain moved slowly and methodically. Lee's Cain would have kicked major ass!

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