Your favorite black and white TV shows?

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  1. zipper

    zipper Maha Guru

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    As we got colour not until 1980 many of those already mentioned - but let's add Peyton Place, Bonanza, Leave It to Beaver, Rin Tin Tin, My Three Sons, Huckleberry Hound, and Jetsons...
     
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    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    The man from uncle was very cool, as were the avengers

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    Airbud Ancient Guru

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    I Dream of Jeannie

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    I had a crush on Barbara Eden when I was a kid....

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    She was on an episode of Andy Griffith to

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  4. Size_Mick

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    The Honeymooners -- I've never seen the Jackie Gleason show, just the honeymooners.
    I Love Lucy
    The Addams Family
    Leave it to Beaver -- the complete series is available on archive.org, by the way.
    Webitched -- I mean, Bewitched
    The Jack Benny Program
     
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    Ah she was the manicurist. That show had a lot of guest stars
     
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    I didn't have a color teevee until the late 80's...so it was ALL monochrome
     
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    My favourite black and white tv shows are the ones that arent black and white...
     
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    I bought my first TV in the mid-80s at a pawn shop...$250 for a used 19" Lol...TVs were expensive back then.
    looked like this and I swear it weigh 125 lb
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    My 36" Sony did weigh 200 Lb ;) Pretty heavy to deliver to the trash...It was costing FMK 22000 meaning £ 4300 at current rates.
     
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    Half colour, half black & white :)



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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    We had color TV in the living room, but if I wanted to play Nintendo in my room I had to use the 13 inch black and white.
     
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    I'll do you one better: I had two televisions at one point, both broken - one had sound but no picture or channel memory, and the other had picture, channel memory but no sound. So, little me had to watch as we changed the channel by finding something worth watching, then tuning the other television until the sound matched the image on the other television!

    All this in winter with no central heating, sat in the living room...wearing coats, all trying to decide whose turn it was to 'tune the television, AND do not get me started in the aerials, or, the fact that when a car drove past, it altered the quality of the television picture :)
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Good god, that can't be a true story.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    I wish it wasn't, I truly do.
     
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    I'm totally OK with modern flat panel TVs and monitors, thank you very much!

    Edit: I do miss the way you could switch channels instantly on old televisions. Now software and data are all involved and that extra time, though short, makes me want to destroy the planet.
     

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    Perhaps somewhat related, I would much rather have the old analog broadcasts than today's digital. (I acknowledge in advance that I'm probably alone in this conviction.)

    Even a broadcast with a bit of analog static was often watchable. And, you could generally at least hear what was going on when that happened. Now, it seems any digital over-the-air transmission is prone to become a frozen, pixelated mess. And, always at the worst possible moments.
     
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    Yeah, I use a cheap antenna and still get around 25 channels on a good day but weather, and even vehicular and air traffic like @Loobyluggs said can affect the signal. Even out in the middle of nowhere it's still better than satellite TV which will be dead very soon.
     
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