My Favorite Childhood TV Shows

sitcoms comedy action drama variety shows.some of these shows were broadcast in the 50's and 60's but became very popular reruns in the 70s and 1980's-my era
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1.
Captain Kangaroo (1955 TV Series)
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo. (60 mins.)
Director: Peter Birch
 
2.
Sanford and Son (1972 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son. (30 mins.)
 
3.
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974 TV Series)
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After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent. (60 mins.)
 
4.
Good Times (1974 TV Series)
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. (30 mins.)
 
5.
What's Happening!! (1976 TV Series)
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A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city. (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
 
8.
Batman (1966 TV Series)
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The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits. (25 mins.)
 
9.
Gilligan's Island (1964 TV Series)
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. (30 mins.)
 
10.
The White Shadow (1978 TV Series)
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A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school. (60 mins.)
Director: Jackie Cooper
 
11.
Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 TV Series)
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids. (30 mins.)
 
13.
The Munsters (1964 TV Series)
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. (30 mins.)
 
14.
Get Smart (1965 TV Series)
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99. (25 mins.)
 
15.
Lost in Space (1965 TV Series)
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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course. (60 mins.)
 
16.
Baretta (1975 TV Series)
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The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta. (60 mins.)
 
17.
Kojak (1973 TV Series)
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city. (60 mins.)
 
18.
All in the Family (1971 TV Series)
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. (30 mins.)
 
19.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965 TV Series)
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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Flip (1970 TV Series)
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille... (60 mins.)
 
21.
Donny and Marie (1975 TV Series)
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Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first... (60 mins.)
 
22.
Three's Company (1976 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. (30 mins.)
 
23.
S.W.A.T. (1975 TV Series)
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The missions of a major city's police department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit. (60 mins.)
 
24.
The Benny Hill Show (1969 TV Series)
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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour. (30 mins.)
 
25.
The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV Series)
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. (60 mins.)
 
26.
Starsky and Hutch (1975 TV Series)
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear. (60 mins.)
 
27.
I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
28.
The Bionic Woman (1976 TV Series)
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After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Wonder Woman (1975 TV Series)
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes. (60 mins.)
 
30.
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV Series)
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. (50 mins.)
 
31.
Laverne & Shirley (1976 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s. (30 mins.)
Director: Cindy Williams
 
32.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
 
33.
The Little Rascals (1955 TV Series)
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Television syndication package of the classic 1929-1938 shorts from the "Our Gang Comedies" movie series. (30 mins.)
 
34.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
35.
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971 TV Series)
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After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm... (60 mins.)
 
36.
Silver Spoons (1982 TV Series)
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Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Gidget (1965 TV Series)
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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne... (30 mins.)
 
38.
Hee Haw (1969 TV Series)
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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent. (60 mins.)
 
39.
My Three Sons (1960 TV Series)
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Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons. (30 mins.)
 
40.
Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series)
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest. (60 mins.)
 
41.
The Honeymooners (1955 TV Series)
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A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience. (30 mins.)
 
42.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
43.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
 
44.
That's My Mama (1974 TV Series)
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Clifton likes being a barber in Washington DC where he works in the business started by his father.... (30 mins.)
 
45.
Webster (1983 TV Series)
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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode. (30 mins.)
 
46.
Fantasy Island (1977 TV Series)
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected. (60 mins.)
 
47.
Gimme a Break! (1981 TV Series)
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend... (30 mins.)
 
48.
The Love Boat (1977 TV Series)
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Benson (1979 TV Series)
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion. (30 mins.)
 
50.
Maude (1972 TV Series)
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe... (30 mins.)
 
51.
Alice (1976 TV Series)
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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character... (30 mins.)
 
52.
Gidget (1965 TV Series)
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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne... (30 mins.)
 
53.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
54.
227 (1985 TV Series)
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This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line. (30 mins.)
 
55.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
56.
Dallas (1978 TV Series)
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family. (60 mins.)
 
57.
Moonlighting (1985 TV Series)
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency. (60 mins.)