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Subject: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Cherie70 on 02/24/12 at 11:52 pm

Hawaii Five O (1968 - 1980)

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/27/12 at 1:37 pm

Wonder Woman
MASH
Scooby Doo Where are You?
Soul Train
The Muppet Show

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/27/12 at 4:26 pm

M*A*S*H

We own all season on DVD-and have watched them over & over again. Can never get sick of it.


Cat

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: whistledog on 02/27/12 at 7:11 pm

WKRP in Cincinnati
Barney Miller
Three's Company
Happy Days
Laverne and Shirley
Mork & Mindy
SOAP
Emergency!
Vega$
Taxi

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: robby76 on 02/27/12 at 8:07 pm

Mine are mostly from the late 70s...

Planet of the Apes tv series
Three's Company
Good Times
What's Happening
Love Boat
Eight is Enough
Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Cherie70 on 03/03/12 at 8:16 am

Fantasy Island
Trapper John MD
Alice
One Day At A Time

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: yelimsexa on 03/03/12 at 10:35 am

Game shows were at their peak in the '70s on daytime, and there were lots (some still around today in an updated form:)

-The Price is Right with a dark-haired Bob Barker, and only a half hour its first few years
-Match Game '7X
-Richard Dawson Family Feud
-The $10,000/$20,000 Pyramid
-Wheel of Fortune with Chuck Woolery and Susan Sarandon
-Tattletales

Soap Operas were also at their high point in the '70s:
-The Young and the Restless
-Love of Life
-Search for Tomorrow
-Another World

Others of Note:
-Marcus Welby, M.D. was huge early in the '70s
-The Waltons
-Sanford and Son
-Charlie's Angels, of course (until Farrah Fawcett left)
-Monday Night Football from this era had some really good commentators
-ABC's Wide World of Sports. Before ESPN, this was the place to see second-hand sports.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Cherie70 on 03/07/12 at 10:16 am

Bionic Woman
6 Million Dollar Man
Streets of San Francisco
All in the Family
Night Gallery w/ Rod Serling

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 03/10/12 at 2:28 pm

"Toma" was my favorite cop show of the 70s.  Tony Musante starred as the real-life detective Dave Toma (who did a cameo in almost every episode) known for wearing disguises on the job and trying to resolve situations without having to use his gun.  It had a great electric guitar score and was a forerunner to most of the gritty, realistic cop shows to follow.  Toma's boss was played by the great Simon Oakland and Susan Strasberg playe his wife.  When Musante left the show, he was replaced by Robert Blake and the character morphed into "Baretta."

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Lindee on 03/10/12 at 2:56 pm


"Toma" was my favorite cop show of the 70s.  Tony Musante starred as the real-life detective Dave Toma (who did a cameo in almost every episode) known for wearing disguises on the job and trying to resolve situations without having to use his gun.  It had a great electric guitar score and was a forerunner to most of the gritty, realistic cop shows to follow.  Toma's boss was played by the great Simon Oakland and Susan Strasberg playe his wife.  When Musante left the show, he was replaced by Robert Blake and the character morphed into "Baretta."


I always thought Toma ('73-'74) and Baretta ('75-'78) were two different shows. I guess you're correct. Found this on imdb:

When Tony Musante agreed to do the series, he refused to commit to more than one full season. He would continue in the role only if the second season was shortened to ten episodes or six 90-minute Movie of the Week episodes. The producers were sure that Musante would change his mind and return for a full second season. So they agreed to the unusual contract. But when the producers tried to renegotiate with Musante after the first season, he still refused and quit the series. The producers wanted Robert Blake to take over the role. But when Blake balked at taking over an established role, the series was retooled as Baretta.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/10/12 at 5:34 pm


"Toma" was my favorite cop show of the 70s.  Tony Musante starred as the real-life detective Dave Toma (who did a cameo in almost every episode) known for wearing disguises on the job and trying to resolve situations without having to use his gun.  It had a great electric guitar score and was a forerunner to most of the gritty, realistic cop shows to follow.  Toma's boss was played by the great Simon Oakland and Susan Strasberg playe his wife.  When Musante left the show, he was replaced by Robert Blake and the character morphed into "Baretta."



I remember Toma.


One of my favorite shows of the time was the Magician starring Bill Bixby. It wasn't long lived but man, did I love that show. And anyone who knows me will know why.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Cherie70 on 03/15/12 at 10:50 am

Bill Bixby played an alot of good shows including The Courtship of Eddies Father and Incredible Hulk.  But I loved the Courtship of Eddies Father

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Lindee on 03/15/12 at 11:26 am

The musical variety shows of the 70s:
Carol Burnett show
Sonny & Cher Show
Tony Orlando & Dawn

Quinn-Martin cop shows:
The FBI
Streets Of San Francisco
Barnaby Jones
Cannon

Aaron Spelling cop shows:
The Rookies
Starsky & Hutch
Vega$
SWAT




Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/15/12 at 11:49 am


Bill Bixby played an alot of good shows including The Courtship of Eddies Father and Incredible Hulk.  But I loved the Courtship of Eddies Father



He was my major hearttrob. Where every girl I knew went after David Cassidy or Donny Osmond, I went after Bill Bixby. I cried when I heard that he died.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

He hosted a short lived series on PBS called Once Upon A Classic.



Cat

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: gumbypiz on 03/16/12 at 12:09 am


Hawaii Five O (1968 - 1980)

I love and still love Hawaii Five O.

Something about McGarrett and that show that was both fascinating and also soo campy/cheesy. Its the quintessential cop show of the '70's IMO.

Heres one that I love and think is sorely missed: WKRP In Cincinnati.

Great, funny show (who can forget the Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Bombing" episode?) that actually had the current music of the time playing in the background.

Too bad the DVD releases of the TV show have none of the original music on it, all dubbed over as they were too cheap to pay for the music rights to have it on the DVD's.  :(

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Cherie70 on 03/16/12 at 10:57 pm

McMillian & Wife, Kung Fu, Maude, Flip Wilson Show, Jokers Wild, Card Sharks, Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newheart Show, Rhoda

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Cherie70 on 03/16/12 at 11:07 pm

Ironsides

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Cherie70 on 03/19/12 at 2:57 pm

Love, Love, Love WKRP and Cincinnati.  I am sorry but comedies today can not touch the ones from the seventies.  Dallas, The Flip Wilson Show, The Waltons, Chico and the Man (The Late Freddie Prinze).

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: wm on 03/25/12 at 5:03 am

Hi;  The 70s had some really fabulous tv series.A Lot were named above but i think my top favorite of all was " Kojak" . Many  big actors and actresses such as  James woods,Armand Assante,Richard Gere,Linda Hamil,Harvey Keitel ect. Lots of really fine actors all had parts in different episodes when they were just starting out.And the filming all over NYC.Well written and great acting.A very great Police Detective and Drama show.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Mary Ann on 04/16/12 at 12:01 am

:)My favorites were:  McMillan & Wife, Price is Right, and Hee Haw.  In fact, when I find Hee Haw on youtube, I still laugh! 
      On date night, I remember my parents always watching the Lawrence Welk show, and how embarrased I was, by that. ::)
       

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Gold Guy on 04/17/12 at 3:58 pm

Absolutely, without a doubt it had to be M*A*S*H. In my opinion, the best sit-com ever made.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: nally on 04/17/12 at 5:38 pm


Absolutely, without a doubt it had to be M*A*S*H. In my opinion, the best sit-com ever made.

Yeah, it was a good program.

As for game shows, Match Game in its original run readily comes to mind, as well as Family Feud in its original incarnation with Richard Dawson. GSN used to run those shows regularly, but not so much these days.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/19/12 at 12:35 am

RIP, Dick Clark.

http://i.imgur.com/SMhLJ.jpg

And thanks for hosting the $10,000 and $20,000 Pyramid from 1973-1988, then Bill Cullen had a $25,000 syndicated show from 1974-1979, Dick Clark had the "New" $25,000 pyramid for a few more years, apparently there was a $50,000 Pyramid, by 1991 and John Davidson it was a $100,000 Pyramid, and it ended up as just "Pyramid" when Donny Osmond took over and even the TV executives couldn't keep track of four decades of slow but steady inflation.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Paul on 04/29/12 at 11:37 am

To balance things up, I'll give you a British slant on things...

Comedy:
Steptoe & Son
On The Buses
(The very controversial) Love Thy Neighbour
Are You Being Served
The Benny Hill Show

Variety:
Miss World (various years)
Royal Variety Performance (ditto)
Opportunity Knocks (talent show)
This Is Your Life (or as Eamonn would say 'Thass Is Yore Loife')

Police shows: (and here we go from one extreme to the other)
Dixon Of Dock Green (genteel as they come)
Starsky & Hutch (somewhere in the middle)
The Sweeney (shocked even the real police at the time!)

Drama:
Colditz
Edward & Mrs Simpson
Upstairs Downstairs

Game shows:
Sale Of The Century
Generation Game
Blankety Blank

However, note that there's no place for either Monty Python or Fawlty Towers, which are regularly installed at the top of TV critics' lists...they couldn't have had a fantastically huge audience at the time!

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/12 at 11:43 am


To balance things up, I'll give you a British slant on things...

Comedy:
Steptoe & Son
On The Buses
(The very controversial) Love Thy Neighbour
Are You Being Served
The Benny Hill Show

Variety:
Miss World (various years)
Royal Variety Performance (ditto)
Opportunity Knocks (talent show)
This Is Your Life (or as Eamonn would say 'Thass Is Yore Loife')

Police shows: (and here we go from one extreme to the other)
Dixon Of Dock Green (genteel as they come)
Starsky & Hutch (somewhere in the middle)
The Sweeney (shocked even the real police at the time!)

Drama:
Colditz
Edward & Mrs Simpson
Upstairs Downstairs

Game shows:
Sale Of The Century
Generation Game
Blankety Blank

However, note that there's no place for either Monty Python or Fawlty Towers, which are regularly installed at the top of TV critics' lists...they couldn't have had a fantastically huge audience at the time!
The last two series of Steptoe and Son (the one that were recorded in colour) are in my opinion the best comedy from the writers Galton and Simpson.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: robby76 on 04/29/12 at 8:06 pm


Comedy:

Are You Being Served
The Benny Hill Show



Two of my staples growing up. I'd also add George & Mildred, Mind Your Language and Only When I Laugh for stuff I loved.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/29/12 at 9:33 pm

The Waltons
The Brady Bunch
Little House On The Prairie

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Gustav on 05/08/12 at 9:41 am

Mary Tyler Moore, MASH,  Little houise on the prairie, Baretta.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: zcrito on 05/09/12 at 9:49 pm

Best TV shows of the '70s. This is all I have,

WKRP in Cincinnati,
Mary Tyler Moore,
Taxi,
The Odd Couple,
Sanford and Son (just the ones with Lamont and Rollo, and maybe Julio),
Barney Miller,
MASH,
Are You Being Served?,
Good Times (just those with James and JJ, and maybe Bookman),
Arnie.

Lou Grant,
The Rockford Files,
Saturday Night Live,
Soul Train,
American Bandstand.

And I think that's all of them.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Cherie70 on 05/16/12 at 9:49 pm


Best TV shows of the '70s. This is all I have,

WKRP in Cincinnati,
Mary Tyler Moore,
Taxi,
The Odd Couple,
Sanford and Son (just the ones with Lamont and Rollo, and maybe Julio),
Barney Miller,
MASH,
Are You Being Served?,
Good Times (just those with James and JJ, and maybe Bookman),
Arnie.

Lou Grant,
The Rockford Files,
Saturday Night Live,
Soul Train,
American Bandstand.

And I think that's all of them.


That is crazy I am watching the Rockford Files on Netflix and just finished the Quincy M.E. Series. I also love Barnaby Jones, Cannon. 

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: sargentphilco on 05/18/12 at 2:27 pm


I love and still love Hawaii Five O.

Something about McGarrett and that show that was both fascinating and also soo campy/cheesy. Its the quintessential cop show of the '70's IMO.

Heres one that I love and think is sorely missed: WKRP In Cincinnati.

Great, funny show (who can forget the Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Bombing" episode?) that actually had the current music of the time playing in the background.

Too bad the DVD releases of the TV show have none of the original music on it, all dubbed over as they were too cheap to pay for the music rights to have it on the DVD's.  :(
WKRP is one of my favorites. The scripts were funny by themselves, but the actors made them even funnier. The one where Johnny Fever took an on the air sobriety test from a cop was my favorite. The more vodka Johnny drank, the better his reaction time was; and the drunker Venus became.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: meesa on 05/19/12 at 11:48 am

WKRP, Mash, Night Gallery(although I was a young 'un and some of those scared me), Scooby, Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days,
My favorite: Mr Rogers. Because he always liked me just the way I was.  ;D

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/22/12 at 9:03 pm


WKRP is one of my favorites. The scripts were funny by themselves, but the actors made them even funnier. The one where Johnny Fever took an on the air sobriety test from a cop was my favorite. The more vodka Johnny drank, the better his reaction time was; and the drunker Venus became.


God as my witness...

cTPzTG1Lx60

...those phone cops play hardball.

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/22/12 at 10:02 pm

S.W.A.T.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sss51tFfsW4

The pop single version of this theme hit #1 on the Hot 100 in 1976.

The Six Million Dollar Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxPaOBnuSMo&feature=related

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: meesa on 05/23/12 at 9:04 am


M*A*S*H

We own all season on DVD-and have watched them over & over again. Can never get sick of it.


Cat


MASH was my comfort in college. It would come on late at night and I would study and it would keep me company. Still try to catch it on TV when I can. Love it! :)

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/23/12 at 11:37 pm

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
(ABC, 1978-1979 -- Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHD1uPVkyk0

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: crabitha on 06/17/12 at 3:47 pm

I still watch 70's tv shows on DVD, Netflix and when they come on in re-runs.
My favorites:

Emergency!
Waltons
Match Game
All in the Family
Brady Bunch
Quincy

THey just don't make em like they used to!



Hawaii Five O (1968 - 1980)

Subject: Re: What are some of the best TV shows of the 1970's?

Written By: warped on 06/17/12 at 4:30 pm

My list:

MASH
All in the family
SOAP
Three's company
Night Gallery
Scooby Doo
Brady Bunch
Columbo
Fawlty Towers
The Gong Show
The Waltons
The Odd Couple
Barney Miller
One day at a time ( A Valerie Bertinelli crush helps )

And I'm sure I missed some here.

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