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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2019, 06:34:41 PM »

There was a commercial I saw on the AFN network while living in Germany (I was six or seven). Later on, I only remembered three things about it: it was an Air Force commercial, there was a tanker-size jet landing vertically on something, and the VTOL jet turned into a current Air Force plane at the end. This memory assisted in my creation of a superhero fantasy with VTOL cargo jets, laser guns, infinite dimensions, giant space battleships, etc. all with me as the "superhero." (It's kind of like Iron Man though- without the technology, I'm just a normal person.) Eight years after leaving Germany, Youtube randomly threw the full commercial video in my recommended after a few Google searches of "VTOL cargo jet."
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2019, 09:27:48 PM »

The movie that ended with the Eifel Tower collapsing from a dim wit who accidentally fired a bazooka that was positioned under it.  It was meant to be fired away from the tower, but it got aimed up into it like a Coyote mistake in the road runner cartoon.  Do not know what movie that was but NBC aired it many times when I was very young.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2019, 10:13:04 PM »

There was a 1970s drama, slightly futuristic, that showed a car with a dash-mounted screen with an artificial map and the current location on it.  I knew this was just a TV show, but as soon as they come out, I WANT ONE!
Knight Rider?  Though that was early '80s.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2019, 10:14:31 PM »

There was a 1970s drama, slightly futuristic, that showed a car with a dash-mounted screen with an artificial map and the current location on it.  I knew this was just a TV show, but as soon as they come out, I WANT ONE!
Knight Rider?  Though that was early '80s.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2019, 10:19:18 PM »

another show that had a bunch of people in full size animal costumes (EDIT: I think this may have been a show called Amigos, because it's logo looks familiar & it does have one person in a full body animal costume.).
The New Zoo Revue?  The 3 animals were a hippo, a frog, and an owl.

Some other things that I remember seeing were some Made-for-TV disaster movies in the mid-90s' on ABC that were presented as live TV news reports,
One famous example was titled "Special Bulletin" from 1983, which had a news crew interviewing a terrorist in Charleston, SC.  The show was videotaped in the same manner as TV news.  Worried people called into the TV stations when it aired, despite it being a fictitious news network (RBS), and at least one disclaimer with a commercial.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2019, 11:49:36 PM »

another show that had a bunch of people in full size animal costumes (EDIT: I think this may have been a show called Amigos, because it's logo looks familiar & it does have one person in a full body animal costume.).
The New Zoo Revue?  The 3 animals were a hippo, a frog, and an owl.

Some other things that I remember seeing were some Made-for-TV disaster movies in the mid-90s' on ABC that were presented as live TV news reports,
One famous example was titled "Special Bulletin" from 1983, which had a news crew interviewing a terrorist in Charleston, SC.  The show was videotaped in the same manner as TV news.  Worried people called into the TV stations when it aired, despite it being a fictitious news network (RBS), and at least one disclaimer with a commercial.
There was also that miniseries that ABC aired about a widespread ICBM attack.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2019, 11:10:05 AM »

The movie that ended with the Eifel Tower collapsing from a dim wit who accidentally fired a bazooka that was positioned under it.  It was meant to be fired away from the tower, but it got aimed up into it like a Coyote mistake in the road runner cartoon.  Do not know what movie that was but NBC aired it many times when I was very young.

The Great Race, with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Natalie Wood.  The cannon misfiring and causing a structure to collapse was a running gag throughout the movie.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2019, 11:12:11 AM »

The Great Race, with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Natalie Wood.  The cannon misfiring and causing a structure to collapse was a running gag throughout the movie.

This is the movie that had a huge pie fight that took days to film, causing the pies to spoil and stink up the whole room.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2019, 12:25:49 PM »

The Great Race, with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Natalie Wood.  The cannon misfiring and causing a structure to collapse was a running gag throughout the movie.

This is the movie that had a huge pie fight that took days to film, causing the pies to spoil and stink up the whole room.

It also had what in my opinion was one of the best Western saloon fight scenes ever filmed.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2019, 03:57:52 PM »

I know I mentioned this before, but I remember back around 1983 when I was about 10, I saw a movie on cable that had a hilarious scene, but I can't identify the movie. I think it was a "horror comedy", but I don't think it was 'Creepshow'. In this movie, a family's house burned down, so they went to a hotel. We see them eating at the hotel restaurant, and the kid puts a piece of food into his mouth and lets it drop out of his mouth onto his plate.

I burst out laughing when I saw this, but I have no idea what movie this was.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2019, 01:19:04 PM »

There was one on Carson where a man comes on and says "Hi, I'd like to talk to you about diarrhea."  He is promptly booed for bringing up such a perverse topic, and several pies are thrown in his face.  This was a shout-out to an actual, infamous Pepto-Bismol commercial that began that way.
Found a video clip for that one while replying on another thread.

Pardon the grainy quality:
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2019, 01:24:50 PM »

I remember something else weird I saw on TV in the early '80s. There was a segment where people did the "hot fork trick." They were at a diner, and they heated the forks with a flame, so customers burned themselves when they used them.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2019, 05:52:07 PM »

There was a 1970s drama, slightly futuristic, that showed a car with a dash-mounted screen with an artificial map and the current location on it.  I knew this was just a TV show, but as soon as they come out, I WANT ONE!
It could be "Automan", but that was late 83 into 1984.
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Re: Early memories of TV where you can't identify the program
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2019, 12:23:15 AM »

* cartoon with a swarm of mosquitoes tormenting a dog. Outside the house, they form a fist and knock on the door. The dog answers, and it's mosquitoes.
I believe such was from an old Huckleberry Hound cartoon.

I recall that the gag, with variations (usually substituting bees for mosquitos), appeared in some Warner Brothers and MGM cartoons as well.

I was going to mention "The Pink Tail Fly" a William Lava (also known as Bill Lava) theatrical animated short film of Pink Panther.

It is not a swarm of mosquitoes. It is only one Mosquito. However, one scene had Pink ignoring the knocks on the door. The mosquito (again only the one mosquito) threw a brick through the window.
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