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You can watch Tom Terrific! TEE RIFFIC!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by MikeAndrews, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    OK, I guess you gotta be as old as me to remember watching Tom Terrific on Captain Kangaroo. I do.

    I really, really, liked it and I'm sure I saw every minute of it.

    I was thinking that it was pretty primitive 2D animation.

    Look! It was!

    http://archive.org/details/TomTerrificGoWestYoungManfred

    What always amazes me is how slow-moving TV was in our day. The title sequence alone would have today's kids changing channels.

    This is why I almost get epileptic when I see just a minute of what's on the Disney channel.
     
  2. Gerryex

    Gerryex Member

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    I REMEMBER IT!!!!!

    Gerry
     
  3. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 15% off

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    I used to watch it too, but by 1963/64 I think they had dropped the musical intro theme song.

    Do you remember "Fred" who lived on channel 1 of the Captain's TV?
     
  4. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    I remember! I loved Captain Kanagroo. I had the biggest little girl crush on Mr. Green Jeans.
     
  5. Tivortex

    Tivortex Cherished Member

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    Never missed an episode of the Captain.

    Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose, where are they now?
     
  6. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    Watching the video, it's a hoot to see how they cheated and took tons of animation shortcuts. The backgrounds are usually empty.

    Tom (pointing off screen): "The wagons are being attacked by wild Indians."
    You barely see the wagons and they just disappear one by one. The power of the eraser - or running the cells backwards.
     
  7. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    I remember it well. I should, I was born in 1950.
     
  8. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    I guess the same place that Soupy Sales' lion and hippo puppets went.
     
  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I have a vague memory of Tom Terrific. Very vague, the funnel hat and the poof of hair is about all I remember.
     
  10. Gerryex

    Gerryex Member

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    Same year I was born!! Boy, we're getting old!!

    Gerry
     
  11. Alfer

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    Mr. Moose made a visit to Family Guy. :)

     

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