The monumentally-successful 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke' ad campaign was heard all over the world back in 1971. See the commercial here!
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.
Ask Bea Arthur how much she resembles 'Maude,' the female chauvinist she plays each week on the tube, and the stately, gray-haired actress lays it on the line -- just like Maude.
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 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.
In her first special, "Diana!" on ABC. Sunday. April 18th, Diana Ross displays not only her exciting singing talent, but a flair for comedy and impersonation. And in her choice of guest stars -- Danny Thomas, Bill Cosby and the Jackson Five -- she demonstrates sound judgment as well,
"The Odd Couple" TV show recounted the madcap experiences of Felix Unger (Tony Randall) and Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman), two of Neil Simon's most endearing and enduring characters.
Willy's Chocolate Factory is for all "With his wavy orange mane and glazed fish-green eyes, Gene Wilder conveys a beguiling look of incipient madne... Click to read more...
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have lived a century ago, or to have wandered the streets of a much younger Manhattan, you will be amazed by this footage from New York in 1911!
"Safety Last!" was one of the best-known movies of the silent film era -- not only because people found it hilarious, but also because of the iconic image of the Harold Lloyd, dangling off the edge of a building -- his grip on a clock hand the only thing keeping him from falling.
Nouns & the launch of Grammar Rock The parts of speech, which traditionally let others do the talking for them, will become the stars of a series... Click to read more...
The original Gilligan's Island pilot, 'Marooned,' was filmed in 1963, and featured three actors who were cut before the series began. The show also had a completely different Calypso-style theme song, written by the legendary John Williams. See it here!
The first 'children's liberation' album, 'Free To Be... You And Me' - featuring stars like Marlo Thomas, Mel Brooks, Harry Belafonte, Alan Alda, Diana Ross and Shirley Jones - was catchy, upbeat, and like nothing else, and by 1976, had sold half a million copies.
A Louisiana boy with the fervor of a music with-the-modern-beat is burning up the radio, television and film industries. He is 21-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis, of Ferriday, Louisiana.
This widely-beloved cartoon music video for 'I'm Just A Bill' came out in 1975 as part of Schoolhouse Rock, a memorable series of animated shorts that ran with the Saturday morning cartoons.
The music, a blend of '80s pop rock and '40s big-band sound, is grand; the choreography is chrome-plated tackiness (just right) and there is enough glitz and glitter to give you a cornea burn.
"All in the Family" aired on CBS from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979, and was number 1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.
From the late 1970s: Bumble Bee. You can tell it's the freshest-tasting tuna. And you know something? Kids can tell, too.
MTV, an around-the-clock television channel aimed at the viewer who grew up on rock 'n' roll, is starting with a library of 400 rock videos -- film or tape clips of bands performing their latest recordings.
On The Andy Griffith Show in 1964, Nabors let loose with his deep natural voice, and stunned America. Here's Gomer Pyle astonishing the citizens of Mayberry with his voice.
Let's hear a "Ho, ho, ho" for two of the most memorable characters from the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the seventies: Heat Miser &... Click to read more...
Look! Up in the sky! It's The Last Starfighter's Lance Guest! Picture yourself playing your favorite video game then suddenly watching it come to ... Click to read more...
Laverne & Shirley ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. The comedy starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio, Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, as well as Michael McKean and David L Lander as Lenny & Squiggy.
If you took an informal survey, you’d probably be hard-pressed to find anyone between the ages of 20 and 50 who didn’t watch Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood at some point while growing up.
The Andy Griffith Show ran for eight seasons on CBS between 1960 and 1968 -- more than enough time to establish itself as an American icon, generate a spin-off and a sequel series, and introduced the world to Jim Nabors' singin
The Flintstones was a half-hour animated sitcom that ran for six seasons, from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966. See the opening credits, hear the theme song and get the theme lyrics here!
Here's one of the most unforgettable songs from Schoolhouse Rock -- Conjunction Junction. One of the first in the "Grammar Rock" series, it made its debut on televisions nationwide in 1973.
Where Did Our Love Go? The first #1 hit for The Supremes, "Where Did Our Love Go" was originally written for fellow Motown group The Marvelettes, w... Click to read more...
Alan Young plays a man who moves into a house where the previous owner left Mister Ed, the horse, behind. Ed talks - but only to Alan, and this leaves him trying to explain all sorts of odd things to his wife and acquaintances.
Here Come The Brides was an hour-long comedy/Western TV series set in Seattle in the 1870s about a family of loggers in the new West who had to bring in 100 women as potential brides. While the show was set in the past, it impacted the present -- like launching Bobby Sherman and David Soul as teen idols.
Say, kids, what time is it? Kids: It's Howdy Doody Time! First gracing the airwaves on December 27, 1947, marionette Howdy Doody was a true pioneer of American television programming.
Gilligan's Island ran for a total of 98 episodes over three seasons -- from September 26, 1964, to September 4, 1967. Sing along to the theme song here!
Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, Little House on the Prairie told the story of the Ingalls family and their life on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
Annie Oakley - The wonderful female wing shot photographed Some of her notable feats -- Shooting an apple from a man's head with only a mirror for ... Click to read more...
Bald, Tootsie Pop-snacking Kojak was the king of the police procedural on TV, from 1973 through 1978.