Welcome Dear Readers! News Flash! There’s something very strange happening in California. Now don’t panic, but when I got up this morning instead of the sky being its usual blue, it seems to have turned a murky, purgatory gray overnight! What could it mean?
I don’t know if it’s the end of the world, Dear Readers, but just to be on the safe side we’d better eat our dessert first today.
In the meantime, let’s flip through this old TV guide from 1967, shall we?
Remember Jack Cassidy? He was a pretty well-known actor. He guest starred on lots of TV shows in the 60’s and 70’s . He is also the father of David Cassidy and was married to Shirley Jones aka Mrs. Partridge. Jack Cassidy was tragically killed in a fire. Poor Jack Cassidy.
Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin were a married couple who starred in all kinds of things.
Here’s a clip I really love of Paul Prentiss and Peter O’Toole from the movie, What’s New Pussy Cat:
Richard Benjamin went on Johnny Carson once and told about how his wife, Paula, didn’t wash the pots and pans very thoroughly, and that he always had to rewash them after she went to bed. For some reason, Johnny Carson thought that was the most hilarious thing he had ever heard.
Here’s a 1967 ad for 7-up:
I remember 7up’s theme song during this time went like this: “Wet and wild, 7up is wet and wild. First against thirst, first to satisfy you — so wet and wild and cool! “
Well I thought it was pretty cool too. I even went to the trouble of picking out that song on the piano when I was a sophomore in high school. We had an orange piano that was down in the basement that had come with the house (both the basement and the piano).
It seems like 7up has never been as cool since. Now it’s just something you drink when you’re feeling sick to your stomach.
Hey Look! Talk about the perfect name for a rock band!
Unlike 7up, warts and corns were never cool, not even back in 1967 — though Two Corns and a Wart would have made a great name for a rock band.
As you can see from the ad, apparently warts and corns were much more cruel in the 60’s than they are today. Of course, the remedies available to help with wart/corn cruelty never completely cured the problem because why should any company purposely put itself out of the lucrative corn/wart removal industry?
Richard Basehart was an actor who starred in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and who sometimes wore his pants like Fred Mertz. He and his crew bombed around underwater in their submarine having underwater adventures left and right.
I remember really liking that show, though now the only thing I remember about it was the pinging of the submarine noise they played every ten seconds lest you forget they were underwater on a submarine!
A ping that sounded not unlike this one:
Caution: Do not listen to this if you hate submarine pinging! (But it’s not really all that bad, Dear Readers, I just wanted an excuse to use a different colored font.)
And finally, there’s this:
What’s this? Dr. Alfred Kidder has been inhabiting the North American continent for more than 15,000 years? And I’ve never even run into him once! Could Dr. Kidder might be pulling our legs?
Well, Dear Reader, this concludes our 1967 TV-guide-flipping session for today. And it looks like the sky’s still a murky gray. So I think it best if we get started eating dessert, just to be on the safe side in case the world’s coming to an end.
Until next time (if there is one) . . . I love you
54 thoughts on “Flipping Through a 1967 TV Guide”
Where did you find this?!
I got it at this really cool antique mall. And it’s one of the only places around anymore where I can find any old magazines.
An MRI machine makes a noise sort of like that submarine, only it’s calculating how much to charge your insurance company for the procedure. You’re right about 7-up. It appears to have lost its fizz over the decades.
LOL!! I wondered what all the pinging was about the last time I had an MRI on my brain, Peanuts, and the results came back that there was nothing wrong with my brain except that my frontal lobes were abnormally small. I’m totally serious! Gosh I got such a kick out of that!
Are you complaining about a gray sky? Seriously? Australia bakes in record heat. NYC is buried in snow. Don’t make me come out there…
Didn’t Jack Cassidy used to punch-out poor Shirley? Do I have that right? Or was that Marty Engals? Or neither?
I used to get Paula Prentiss and Stephanie Powers mixed-up all the time. I was just a kid! The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
Who has an orange piano!? That’s fantastic! Did the basement have wood paneling as well? God, I hope so.
Best name for a band I ever heard was a local band here in New York called Jiggle The Handle.
Don’t forget shag carpeting. I bet the basement had shag carpeting too.
It didn’t. We were too poor for shag carpeting. We could barely afford orange paint. It had cement floor painted gray because apparently the people who lived in the house before us thought cement gray just wasn’t gray enough.
In that case, I’m both sad and relieved that you had an incomplete late 60s experience.
I remember Rosanne Galloway’s house had blue and green shag carpet. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I ever beheld. I think I was a little high on 7up at the time though. She also had guppies that kept jumping out of the bowl. I was only over at her house once but it was quite memorable.
Suicidal guppies. It must have been the carpet.
Ha!! And that would explain the smell!
Yeah come on out here, Exile, because the sky’s blue again and all is right in our California world! (You do realize that the sun evolves around California, don’t you? — but don’t say anything about it to Copernicus, he’s got such a temper!)
I think you might be right about Jack punching out Shirley. But I think the reason she divorced him was because he went through a phase where he thought he was Jesus Christ plus he wouldn’t wear any clothes.
Stephanie Powers and Paul Prentiss do look alike, you’re right. I don’t think I ever watched the Girl from U.N.C.L.E. was it good?
Oh that orange piano was so cool! That was a weird house but I loved it. The entire basement was painted gray and it had hardwood floors but they were all painted gray too. It also had an entirely pink kitchen with a pink stove and fridge. Oh I would love to live in that house now! I could go down and play the orange piano and drink 7up and maybe have Girl From Uncle on in the background. Good times . . .
I love Jiggle The Handle. I may have to see if they have anything on Youtube! My son is in a band and the other night they played with another band named Temporary Girlfriend.
That’s not what I read on elevator TV on the way up to my floor this morning! CA is in for a real treat. Torrential rains. The likes of which you’ve not seen for many a year. Mmmmwwaaa ha ha ha. Enjoy the deluge.
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. was excellent for a child, as I was. I can’t speak for whether or not it’s stood the test of time.
You can call me Mark. Because that’s my name. Exiled is what I am. Not who I am.
Yes I definitely spoke too soon, Mark. That blue sky only lasted an hour. I don’t like watching the news so I try to stay out of elevators. But a deluge is really good news for our seriously drought-stricken state! Plus I love swimming so it’s all good. 😀
You’re a regular Mary Poppins.
I remember Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea…and that pinging drove me nuts.
Me too! Gosh it’s gratifying knowing someone else was also driven nuts! 😀
I flew to Madagascar to see the reunion concert of Two Corns and a Wart.
The opening acts were Bunion fever and Achilles Heel (Swedish death Metal).
Oddly, it was sponsored by 7-Up, not Dr Scholl…
LOL!! I love living in a world where I get to read a comment like this! LIfe just doesn’t get any better!
Well, how could I not love this… except for the scary dark cloud part… what are those, anyway? Is this the end of the world?
I know! I’m so freaked out. I don’t want to panic you but I thought I saw a drop of water falling out of the sky today and one of my lawn chairs almost blew over . . . Should we start stockpiling food?
I am building an arc…
Can I thumb a ride?
sure… wait, is that arc or ark??? I don’t want us to get electrocuted…
Uh . . on second thought maybe I’ll just swim . . .
But I was just getting ready to do a post about the new ark…
New ark? I lived there 14 years!
Well, we all know the end of the world was coming with the so called fashion statements of the day, everyone would panic 😛 I caught the tail end of the 7-up glory days and vaguely remember the jingle 🙂
Oh I know, Andy! If those bell bottoms and curled back bangs weren’t a sign of the end days, I can’t imagine what will be! I really loved that 7up jingle. I should see if I can find it on YouTube.
It went away with cabbage patch dolls and furbies I think lol dang!
Hey did you ever notice Cabbage Patch dolls and Furbies had the same bugged out eyes?
Yeah..the heck were they thinking huh? Was scary enough when Furby’s also started moving *shiver*
Furby was so creepy! Why did kids like them? I think they were really expensive too.
Very! i remember they also repeated back what you said, gah!!
Haha! Is that what they did? Why would anybody pay money for that? My little brother used to repeat everything I’d say to annoy me!
you should of poured glue and dropped blue fur all over and called him Furby 😛
Oh why didn’t I do that! I would have been a millionaire by now!
Heck yeah!! so much $ even tickle me elmo Wouldn’t have had a chance 😛
Ha ha! That is so true. Wait . . . what about tickle me Furby?
So… it’ll roll it’s eyes, repeat what you say and giggle.. oof frreeakkyy!
Andy! That is such a cool idea!! I love it!
~Runs for the hills~!!
‘Purgatory’ grey…. I never thought about what color purgatory is….now I know… Diane
Ha! Well that’s how I always pictured it anyway Diane! 😀
WAAAAAA Ha ha… Loved the last bit — where you got a bit grammar fascist on poor Dr. Kidder. What a kidder.
And I wonder if his dad put the ‘II” on the end of his name as a joke. Since he was born a Kidder . . . Okay. I’ll stop now . .
Yep, Jack popped Shirley a few times. I think she was one of the first ‘famous’ people to admit to something like that.
Great find, and,now I have the 7UP jingle in my head.
Did he really? She can really pick ’em can’t she?
A friend of mine would date guys that were always being taken off to jail when her car was stopped for a traffic violation, and they checked licenses. Every one had an outstanding warrant.
I finally suggested she stop using the Post Office as her personal dating site.
We never spoke again.
LOL!! Well that would certainly make it hard to find a lasting relationship. But some of those guys do look pretty fetching in their mug shots
Holy crow, that’s going back… can’t say I knew much about this stuff, but that video of Lawrence of Arabia dancing shirtless and going in for the kiss… that was kind of mesmerizing.
I love that clip. It’s hard to believe Peter O’toole was only 33, but I guess that was back in the day when 33 was the new 53.