Pioneers of Television - Local Kids' TV

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DeDondeEs, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. kmcorbett

    kmcorbett Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Newton MA


    Those were great shows!

    My sister and I had a few minutes of TV glory on Gene London's show in 1966. We sat in a group of kids listening to him tell a story, I think about Quigley Mansion. The experience was bewildering and exhilarating.
  2. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    OK, the Wikipedia says that "Some sources state that the gaming consoles sent to the stations were modified for voice activation.[2] However, a 2008 WPIX station retrospective claimed that for the station's version, an employee in the control room manually hit the fire button when the caller indicated a shot."
  3. alansh

    alansh Active Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    We had a Romper Room in Phoenix, but the real ticket was The Wallace & Ladmo Show. They showed the old Warner Bros cartoons, and a lot of the humor in their sketches was in the same style, which appealed to a lot of viewers technically out of their demographic.

    The show also hung on a lot later than most kids shows; it ran 1954-1989 with the same hosts.

    I never did win a Ladmo Bag. :(
  4. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    You do remember correctly; there were one-player and two-player versions of that game. There was also another game played once per day IIRC; I can't remember the one with the one-player version, but the two-player game was basketball (where each "POW" either passed or shot the ball). (I vaguely remember another one-player game with simpler graphics - I think a target scrolled vertically, and each "shot" ricocheted off the bottom and top of the screen before getting to the target - but that might have been on the KTXL version, which also had bowling.)

    -- Don
  5. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001


    Sounds like you missed the PBS show this thread is about, which actually did talk a lot about "Wallace & Ladmo."
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
  7. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    No, none of those were mentioned. "Peppermint Place" was actually syndicated nationwide (but it may well have originated from DFW) -- I've seen it listed in a number of old TV Guides in my collection.

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