Pompano’s Potpourri: Saturday Programming Of My Youth

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Live action Saturday children’s TV programming was weird in the ’60s. With one exception I watched these in syndication in the ’70s.

I don’t recall if I liked cheesy Japanese Sci-Fi movies or this show first.

A nice short article about The Giant Robot’s demise, I cried too.

https://www.tor.com/2009/03/04/giant-robot-megaton-punch/#:~:text=The%20robot%20originally%20meant%20to,Earth%20from%20the%20terrible%20Guillotine.

A masterclass in cheap ’70s special effects. The Japanese do cheesy Sci-Fi better.

This was a fun show.

The writers / producers say there were no intentional drug references, but I’m pretty sure they were high.

I’ll just slide this in.

I did not include Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom since it was more “family entertainment” rather than produced for kids. Which ones did I miss?

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zulu trader
zulu trader
04/03/2021 9:06 pm

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  pompano
04/04/2021 1:57 am

Will never forget the Lizard King. He has the route skills of a WR but becomes a RB after the catch. It was fun watching him play when available.

Snafu
Snafu
04/03/2021 8:47 pm

Speed Racer

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Snafu
Snafu
Reply to  pompano
04/03/2021 9:07 pm

Oh yeah

Snafu
Snafu
Reply to  Snafu
04/03/2021 9:08 pm

Totally forgot about The Space Giants. Goldar? Whoa

GD_Chiefs
GD_Chiefs
04/03/2021 5:15 pm
GD_Chiefs
GD_Chiefs
04/03/2021 5:14 pm
probablyamistake
probablyamistake
04/03/2021 4:13 pm

As we found out later, Puff was a pothead ?

Snafu
Snafu
04/03/2021 3:52 pm

Nice collection, man.

Nasrani
Nasrani
04/03/2021 3:27 pm

This was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid, which probably explains a lot.

Nasrani
Nasrani
04/03/2021 3:26 pm

No words to this song, but it’s a nice little instrumental groove.

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
04/03/2021 2:45 pm

Only on Sundays were we allowed to eat and watch tv at the same time.We would watch Disney and then right after it Mutual of Omaha.

Snafu
Snafu
Reply to  rip58lovealways
04/03/2021 3:49 pm

Look familiar?

Snafu
Snafu
Reply to  rip58lovealways
04/03/2021 3:50 pm

Robin Williams as Marlin Perkins: And now my assistant Tom will attempt to circumcise a water buffalo!

Mahomesisgreat
Mahomesisgreat
Reply to  rip58lovealways
04/03/2021 3:51 pm

Loved Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Watched it every week.

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  rip58lovealways
04/03/2021 9:41 pm

Long Live The Big Hershey’s Bar ! … ; )

BleedingRedAndGold
04/03/2021 2:37 pm

It may still be collections of videos, but at least it’s different sorts of collections. Kudos to Pomp, once again.

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