Hmmm, maybe I DO live in the past! Anyway, if you are not a baby-boomer this post will be vague and meaningless to you, unless your upbringing caused you to skip a generation ot two.
TIME: Any Saturday A.M. circa; 1953 to 1963
SETTING: Your living room, sitting in front of your B/W TV that only gets 3 stations... You turn the set on, and while it is warming up( it has tubes not circuit boards)a voice bellows from the kitchen,"no TV until your chores are done." Ma! ..."don't sass me, you need to burn the papers". (in those days you had a 50 gal drum in your back yard where everything was burned except tin cans) " You know when I was growing up, we would have had to milk the cows and feed the chickens before 8 o'clock.." But Ma, we don't live on a farm! "..and we had to walk 5 miles to school every day....(blah blah blah...) When that was finally done I snuck back in the front door and settled in in front of......' A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi Ho Silver! The Lone Ranger'..... What great TV shows.
commercial 1.) " Ohhh N.E.S.T.L.E.S. Nestles makes the very best, Choooooclut!"(w/ Farful)
Then came Sgt. Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police....'on King, on you Huskies' and every show ended with..'well King, this case is closed'.
commercial 2.) " Double your pleasure, double your fun, with Double-Mint Double-mint Double-mint gum"....Then came an array of viewing that boggled the mind.......
Wild Bill Hickock....with Andy Devine as Jingles
Sky King.....with his niece Penny...and his plane the Songbird
Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans.....Happy Trails To You
My Friend Flicka
commercial 3.) "Heres Buster Brown, he lives in a shoe, heres his dog Tag, he lives in there too.
Then the array of cartoons........
Heckel and Jeckel...The talking Magpies
Mighty Mouse.....' Here I come to save the day, that means that Mighty Mouse is on the way'.
Beany and Cecil....With Nya uh uhh..Dishonest John
Bugs Bunny and Friends..." Overture curtain lights, this is it, the night of nights, no more more rehearsin and nursin of parts, we know every part by heart. Overture curtain lights, this is it, we'll hit the heights, and oh what heights we'll hit...on with the show this is it!
commercial 4.) " I love Bosco, Bosco's good for me. Chocolate flavored Bosco, is rich and chocolaty.. Mother puts it in my milk for extra energy, Bosco gives me Iron, and sunshine vitamine C. Oh I love Bosco, thats the drink for me!....and the topper before you had to go somewhere.
American Bandstand...'Well Dick I rate this record an 8. It had a good beat and it's easy to dance to.'
God, I feel like I just came out of a time warp.....And this is only Saturday morning..Stay tuned.