TV: In the old west, disputes were settled the old-fashioned way... Two cowboys, squared off in the middle of the main street... in a lively game of tag!
Garfield: I miss the old days of television.
December 07, 2018
June 19, 2018
That’s not how they squared off on “Gunsmoke”.
Sure it is, Llewellenbruce. Haven’t you seen the re-edited version?
Don’t we all miss the old days of TV?
BANG! “Tag, you’re hit!”
I wonder how many men old ‘Matt Dillon’ killed in the 20 years he was on the air?
Trapper, STOP IT!
Were there really good old days of television?
Sure, Tanya. But what made the old days good is that, when we remember them, we’re mostly remembering what it felt like to be young.
SCATTY you have a point there, I think!
It was the best of times,
It was the worst of times.
Become a Republican. They haven’t left the 50’s yet. Or the ‘30’s for that matter.
Heroes were good guys. They kissed their horse, played guitar to women, and the lights dimmed out in a love scene (not with the horses you perv). One shot killed the bad guy without a trace of blood (Mac). We didn’t need parental controls and Dad didn’t have to explain it. Good wins, evil loses. Period.
just as bad as the new edited Bugs Bunny cartons, whats wrong with a little cliff falling and acme mega launchers??
I think Gunsmoke was on for 25 years - making it one of the longest-running shows of all time…next to the soap operas, that is.
Matt Dillon only killed one man for all the years he opened on Gunsmoke–it was the same man over and over again. Matt never learned that it takes a head shot to kill a zombie
If Matt Dillon didn’t have the brains to learn that, then why was the zombie always after him?
Reductio ad absurdum. ;)
I’m not a member of any political party, but freeholder!’s comment begs the question whether the ‘50’s or the ‘30’s should ever have been left.
By comparison, a lot of Democrats and others act as if these were the last days before the fall of the Roman Empire. So who’s really behind the times?
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I don’t know about anyone else but, my favorite TV westerns were Zorro, Maverick, Wild Wild West and Big Valley.
I’m a Trekie, the only thing that ever justified TV!
Good zing, Johanan!
Today they do remakes of old TV shows and they are terrible. Leave the classics alone.
A lot of the stuff I’ve noticed have been edited from Bugs Bunny cartoons are mostly a lot of stuff that would be deemed “racist” by today’s audiences, including but not limited to allusions to “minstrel shows” and I do seem to remember a number of Japanese stereotypes (a lot of BB came out during WWII and served very handily for propaganda purposes).
One other thing about old Looney Tunes shorts is that they weren’t made with kids in mind, but somehow, in just 30 years, they went from “adult” fare to Saturday morning fodder.
The difference is that Repubs are longing to return the ‘30’s and ‘50’s out of nostalgia.
Demos (or about anyone with training in history) may be dreading this being the “last days of the Roman Empire” because, well, they’ve learned from history to recognize it’s happened before (repeatedly) and it seems to be happening again.
…aaand in the “Old West,” grudges were not necessarily settled in the romantic tradition of the public duel at high noon, but more frequently in an ambush or massacre in the dead of night.
The ‘50’s also had a thing for looking at the past though rose-colored lenses.
We sure would still be glued to a radio if Philo Taylor Farnsworth* (1906-1971) didn’t invent television.
*Like me, Farnsworth is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism).
@ИOMЯOM (comixavier) - also the Farnsworth fusion reactor. The reactor is not energy positive, but is used extensively as a reliable and controllable source of neutrons for medicine and research.
Final politicoism: Repubs live in the illusion of the 50’s sitcom mom and he-man with a gun. As we all testify here TV warps us with the watching. (Great old Movie made fun of the TV hero cowboy by shooting guns out of the hand of the villains and them going “That smarts! you could really injury a man like that.”) and Johan: how many repubs have lately shown up at that Roman orgy? The only difference is the depth of their hypocrisy.
Tag in the old west. Wow.
When did television become a large-scale version of PBS?