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Bosom Buddies - Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari and Wendie Jo Sperber

Tom Hanks gives thanks for Bosom Buddies (1981)

For two years, Tom Hanks pounded the streets of the city searching for a job. Then he was flown to LA, screen tested, and finally selected for the role of Kip Wilson in 'Bosom Buddies.' And so a star was born.
The Monkees - Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz

The Monkees make us Daydream Believers (1960s)

We knew, even in the beginning, that the Monkees' song 'Last Train to Clarksville' was a good record, and that this new musical group was going to go places whether we liked it or not.
Actor Michael Landon and family at home - 1975

Michael Landon and his family at home (1975)

Michael Landon's 'Big House in Beverly Hills' is a far cry from the 'Little House on the Prairie' featured in his hit TV series. But, says the former Bonanza star, he and Lynn and their six lively children "really live in this house -- we don't just look at it."
WKRP in Cincinnati TV show cast

WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982)

His style at WKRP finds him falling asleep at the turntable as he puts a needle to the station’s current playlist. But then everything changes, and as creatures trapped at a station in transition, the WKRP folk are quite funny.
Mister Rogers - Fred Rogers - 1971

Who is Mister Rogers? (1968)

Parents across the country are asking, 'Who is this Fred Rogers that the children call their friend? What is he really like?' Meet Mister Rogers here!
Larry Wilcox Erik Estrada in CHiPs TV show

Ponch & John hit the roads in LA on CHiPs (1977-1983)

CHiPS, a light-hearted one-hour action-adventure series, follows the exploits of a pair of young California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers on the busy Los Angeles freeways, and their encounters with the infinite variety of people who drive there.
Facts of Life cast members

The Facts of Life theme song & lyrics (1979-1988)

Charlotte Rae, the lovable and comical housekeeper on 'Diff'rent Strokes,' brings the same characterization to 'The Facts of Life' as Mrs Garrett, housemother to five teenage girls at Eastlake, a college preparatory school.
Diff'rent Strokes

Diff’rent Strokes theme song & lyrics (1978-1986)

Gary Coleman stars as Arnold, a street-wise youth from Harlem, who is adopted by a white millionaire and becomes confused and suspicious about his sudden change of fortune on the comedy series, Diff'rent Strokes.
Growing Pains cast

Growing Pains theme song & lyrics (1985-1992)

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 1985 TV season is the success of ABC's "Growing Pains," a family sitcom starring former talk-show host Alan Thicke as psychiatrist Jason Seaver.
Full House TV show cast

Full House ends its iconic run on ABC TV (1987-1995)

In 'Full House,' Bob Saget portrayed a widowed talk-show host whose brother-in-law, a rock musician played by John Stamos, and best friend, a comic played by David Coulier, help him raise his three young girls.
St Elsewhere cast

St Elsewhere has a long and healthy run (1982-1988)

For six years, the NBC series St Elsewhere literally set the standard for network programming, offering a consistently high level of realistic writing, ensemble acting, narrative experimentation and outrageous humor.
Steve Martin performs King Tut on SNL (1978)

See Steve Martin perform “King Tut” on SNL (1978)

Playing off the popularity of the traveling exhibit of the Treasures of Tutankhamen, actor and comedian Steve Martin debuted his parody song "King Tut" on an episode of Saturday Night Live in the spring of 1978.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father TV show

Courtship Of Eddie’s Father theme song & lyrics (1969-1972)

The Courtship of Eddie's Father was a TV sitcom about a widower, Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby) and his son, Eddie (Brandon Cruz), that debuted on September 1969 and lasted for 73 episodes. The memorable theme song, 'Best Friend, was written and performed by singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.
Cheers TV show logo

Cheers TV show theme song & lyrics (1982-1993)

The television sitcom Cheers ran on NBC from September 30, 1982 until May 20, 1993 -- that's 11 seasons, and a total of 275 half-hour episodes. Here, see the Cheers theme song from the opening credits, plus the song lyrics, along with a little look back to 1993, at the end of the show's run.
Beverly Hillbillies - Family in the car

The Beverly Hillbillies: Theme song & lyrics (1962-1971)

The new comedy series is a story of a mountain family who suddenly finds itself with $25 million after oil is found on its property, and then moves to Beverly Hills, California. See the opening credits, hear the theme song, and get the lyrics here!
Bewitched - Samantha, Darrin and Endora

Bewitched makes its magical television debut (1964)

Bewitched 'is for viewers who want to have the fun of losing themselves in fantasy. Our witches, Samantha and Endora, are believable. The audience can identify with them. They are treated as much as possible as humans with special gifts.'
Cast of The Munsters 1960s

The Munsters are ready for more (1965)

Sweet Lily Munster is prepared to look up with love at her Herman, cook dinner for Grandpa, hand son Eddie his lunchbox, and play the noble retiring housewife on CBS' "The Munsters" next season.

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