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Stuart G

(38,647 posts)
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 08:04 PM Sep 2014

Favorite Animal Show from the first 20 years of TV....

Mine is clearly............................My Name is Mr. ED.......
a ridiculous show about a talking horse, and the one person that can talk to him....a take off of Francis the talking mule movies of the 40s and 50s.........(with Donald O Connor of all actors)

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Favorite Animal Show from the first 20 years of TV.... (Original Post) Stuart G Sep 2014 OP
My Friend Flicka, Fury or the Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. El Supremo Sep 2014 #1
I liked Mr. Ed... though I remember it more from TVLand reruns... hlthe2b Sep 2014 #2
The original Lassie. Kingofalldems Sep 2014 #3
Lassie! elleng Sep 2014 #4
I think it was a show called "Peoples Choice that had a talking beagle rurallib Sep 2014 #5
I think Cleo may have been a bassett hound. Still Blue in PDX Sep 2014 #17
right you are - I always mix those two breeds rurallib Sep 2014 #18
Flipper Corgigal Sep 2014 #6
Those are my two favorites, too. GoCubsGo Sep 2014 #7
I agree. Growing up in Florida I could always relate to Flipper Lochloosa Sep 2014 #8
Wild Kingdom was regular viewing in my home. Joe Shlabotnik Sep 2014 #9
remember how Marlin would be droning on and on Skittles Sep 2014 #14
That's what I came to post OriginalGeek Sep 2014 #16
It just dawned on me recently, Art_from_Ark Sep 2014 #25
Bullwinkle? Sancho Sep 2014 #10
Yes! mucifer Sep 2014 #11
Peabody and Sherman! kentauros Sep 2014 #12
Peabody and Sherman and Mr. Ed Wolf Frankula Sep 2014 #13
Check out BoJack Horseman... Tom Ripley Sep 2014 #15
Underdog, voiced by that motorcycle madman whistler162 Sep 2014 #19
I loved Underdog; it was very cleverly done Tom Ripley Sep 2014 #20
Tennessee Tuxedo rocked. Don't remember Goo Goo Gophers. nt Still Blue in PDX Sep 2014 #22
Are Tennessee and Chumley the only example... Tom Ripley Sep 2014 #23
There's no need to fear... Underdog is here! nt Still Blue in PDX Sep 2014 #21
Honey West WovenGems Sep 2014 #24

hlthe2b

(103,319 posts)
2. I liked Mr. Ed... though I remember it more from TVLand reruns...
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 08:30 PM
Sep 2014

but I'd bet most old enough to have lived through the era might well pick Lassie.

rurallib

(62,667 posts)
5. I think it was a show called "Peoples Choice that had a talking beagle
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 09:04 PM
Sep 2014

named Cleo. Does that count? Cleo had all the funny lines.

GoCubsGo

(32,355 posts)
7. Those are my two favorites, too.
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 10:18 PM
Sep 2014

Same order, as well. It's been fun watching them from the perspective of an adult, and in my case, someone with a couple of biology degrees. Especially "Flipper." A lot of the underwater clips are from places like the South Pacific/Hawaii, and much of the terrestrial wildlife definitely isn't from the Florida Keys. Macaws? I know south Florida is full of introduced species, but I don't recall macaws being one of them. Sea snakes? And, where are all those limestone caves Bud always got trapped in? Not in the Keys. That kid was a dope.

As for Mr. Ed, I would love some of what those writers were smoking...

Speaking of "Flipper," I just saw the first episode today. Hilarious! The boys called Porter "Pa" instead of the usual "Dad." LOL!

Skittles

(154,452 posts)
14. remember how Marlin would be droning on and on
Sun Sep 7, 2014, 02:57 AM
Sep 2014

and Jim Fowler would be, like, wrestling bears or alligators in the background?

OriginalGeek

(12,132 posts)
16. That's what I came to post
Sun Sep 7, 2014, 03:37 AM
Sep 2014

but I wasn't sure if it fit the criteria, time-wise. Either way, I loved that show! I rarely got to watch it though as we usually had to go to church when it was on.

Art_from_Ark

(27,247 posts)
25. It just dawned on me recently,
Sun Sep 7, 2014, 03:56 PM
Sep 2014

while watching some Snagglepuss cartoons from the mid-60s, why Snagglepuss was often being transported to the St. Louis Zoo. Marlin Perkins was director of that zoo at the time, and it was an indirect reference to Wild Kingdom

Wolf Frankula

(3,625 posts)
13. Peabody and Sherman and Mr. Ed
Sun Sep 7, 2014, 02:24 AM
Sep 2014

The voice of Mr. Ed was Rocky Lane and not Chill Wills. Alan Young played Wilbur Post.

And as for Peabody and Sherman, can someone tell me the answer to Sherman's question, "How can he say things like that and keep a straight face?"


Wolf

 

Tom Ripley

(4,945 posts)
20. I loved Underdog; it was very cleverly done
Sun Sep 7, 2014, 03:31 PM
Sep 2014

I also loved Tennessee Tuxedo and Goo Goo Gophers (despite the incorrectness of the latter)

BTW: Wally Cox was rumored to be a member of the "endowed like Milton Berle club"

 

Tom Ripley

(4,945 posts)
23. Are Tennessee and Chumley the only example...
Sun Sep 7, 2014, 03:43 PM
Sep 2014

of cartoon natural predator and prey who are pals? The question has led to many sleepless nights for me

Goo Goo Gophers were two Native American gophers who always outwitted their cavalry adversaries. However, one spoke only gibberish while the other talked like a stereotypical Hollywood Indian.

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