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(LA Times)   CBS network executive says we are entering a new golden age of broadcast TV, just like the last golden age when CBS proudly brought you "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Green Acres" and "Petticoat Junction"   (latimes.com) divider line 61
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2012-12-06 06:56:48 AM  
Actually, Subby, Beverly Hillbillies started out as kind of a smart show, before they dumbed it down during the color years.

And Green Acres... c'mon... surreal comedy at its finest.

Petticoat Junction? Well, hey, three sisters all naked and soapy in a water tower.

/Plus, CBS's last golden age was in the 70s, when MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, the Bob Newhart Show, and the Carol Burnett Show was their Saturday Night line-up. Just try and piss on that block of programs.
 
2012-12-06 07:19:31 AM  
TV has been dead for quite some time.

/those shows were good original entertainment
//when I was young I would have given anything to be naked in that water tower
 
2012-12-06 07:47:13 AM  
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Subby, you forgot the grand-daddy of them all.
 
2012-12-06 09:21:13 AM  
I had to double-check their current lineup to be sure, but appears there is not a single thing I watch on CBS; ABC has one. Excluding a few shows on Fox and NBC, cable almost entirely dominates my DVR these days.
 
2012-12-06 09:25:27 AM  
Those three shows were awesome, f*ckmitter. What is wrong with you?
 
2012-12-06 09:27:10 AM  

Sybarite: I had to double-check their current lineup to be sure, but appears there is not a single thing I watch on CBS; ABC has one. Excluding a few shows on Fox and NBC, cable almost entirely dominates my DVR these days.


CBS has NCIS, which is a fun show about what if Batman were a Navy cop.

I also watch Bones on Fox.

But, yeah, otherwise, Cable is where good drama migrated to.
 
2012-12-06 10:52:16 AM  
Green Acres was a very funny and innovative TV show, subdouche.
 
2012-12-06 10:54:17 AM  
"Golden Age" stuff like that is why Me-TV is so farking awesome, subby
 
2012-12-06 10:54:56 AM  
"The reason that younger adults view less TV than older adults is because they spend less time in the home and Nielsen measures viewing in the home," Poltrack said.

This glosses over a major issue: That when young people DO watch TV, they don't watch the commercials.

Nobody under the age of 30 allows TV to upset social plans. When TV is little more than a distraction, any other distraction can pull the viewer away.
 
2012-12-06 11:02:54 AM  
So, does that mean no more reality shows or television for morons?

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2012-12-06 12:47:52 PM  
The only show I watch on CBS is a remake from the 1970's.
 
2012-12-06 12:50:06 PM  

Wellon Dowd: The only show I watch on CBS is a remake from the 1970's.


Book 'em, Danno.
 
2012-12-06 12:53:13 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: /Plus, CBS's last golden age was in the 70s, when MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, the Bob Newhart Show, and the Carol Burnett Show was their Saturday Night line-up. Just try and piss on that block of programs.


And all of those shows came to be because CBS made a conscious decision to purge all of their rural programming in 1971 and "un-hillbilly" the network.
 
2012-12-06 12:57:40 PM  

RedPhoenix122: So, does that mean no more reality shows or television for morons?

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I'm pretty sure they mean the Golden Age of Reality television. And who knows, perhaps Duck Dynasty is ushering in a new age of hillbillies doing wacky things.
 
2012-12-06 01:00:07 PM  
I thought CBS's last Golden Age was when baby boomers got all worked up about CSI: weirdos, CSI: hot weather, and CSI: gritty place.
 
2012-12-06 01:00:59 PM  
Green Acres was one of the greatest half hour comedy shows ever. CBS can only dream of having something as creative and hilarious on their schedule now.
 
2012-12-06 01:03:03 PM  

Great_Milenko: FirstNationalBastard: /Plus, CBS's last golden age was in the 70s, when MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, the Bob Newhart Show, and the Carol Burnett Show was their Saturday Night line-up. Just try and piss on that block of programs.

And all of those shows came to be because CBS made a conscious decision to purge all of their rural programming in 1971 and "un-hillbilly" the network.


However, IIRC, that was mostly a demographics thing. The rural shows were still pulling in decent ratings, but they skewed old and country. I mean, Hee Haw got caught in the rural purge, went to Syndication, and survived for 20 more years. It wasn't a ratings loser (#16 in its final season on CBS), it just didn't have the image CBS wanted to present.
 
2012-12-06 01:06:26 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: /Plus, CBS's last golden age was in the 70s, when MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, the Bob Newhart Show, and the Carol Burnett Show was their Saturday Night line-up. Just try and piss on that block of programs.


These days, Saturday Night is the post-mortem slot to Friday Night's Death Slot. As long as 18-49 ratings reign supreme, Saturday Night will remain a wasteland.
 
2012-12-06 01:11:14 PM  
Not until they learn a lot of lessons from cable. And from the BBC, for that matter. And by learning lessons I don't mean churning out half-baked rip-offs.
 
2012-12-06 01:11:31 PM  

IlGreven: FirstNationalBastard: /Plus, CBS's last golden age was in the 70s, when MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, the Bob Newhart Show, and the Carol Burnett Show was their Saturday Night line-up. Just try and piss on that block of programs.

These days, Saturday Night is the post-mortem slot to Friday Night's Death Slot. As long as 18-49 ratings reign supreme, Saturday Night will remain a wasteland.


Hell, in the early 70s, ABC had a successful Friday Night line-up...

Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Room 222, Love, American Style, and The Odd Couple.
 
2012-12-06 01:12:33 PM  
I'm just waiting until Watson and Sherlock get married on a very special episode of Elementary.
 
2012-12-06 01:23:21 PM  

gshepnyc: Not until they learn a lot of lessons from cable. And from the BBC, for that matter. And by learning lessons I don't mean churning out half-baked rip-offs.


That would be great if cable shows not named The Walking Dead pulled in more than 3 million viewers per episode. Broadcast networks just can't survive long term on those ratings.

There was actually a book written a decade or so ago called "TV's Second Golden Age" about St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues, ER, and the other shows that changed the content and quality of TV drama. Alan Sepinwall's book "The Revolution is Televised" is a pretty damn good read about the last 15 years and how it has been drama's new Golden Age (starting with Oz and running until now).
 
2012-12-06 01:28:49 PM  

RedPhoenix122: So, does that mean no more reality shows or television for morons?



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2012-12-06 01:39:03 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Actually, Subby, Beverly Hillbillies started out as kind of a smart show, before they dumbed it down during the color years.

And Green Acres... c'mon... surreal comedy at its finest.

Petticoat Junction? Well, hey, three sisters all naked and soapy in a water tower.

/Plus, CBS's last golden age was in the 70s, when MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, the Bob Newhart Show, and the Carol Burnett Show was their Saturday Night line-up. Just try and piss on that block of programs.


Early Green Acres will still make you laugh. It was pretty funny.
 
2012-12-06 01:43:35 PM  
My dad turned me onto old re-runs of this show and I have to say I really enjoy it. its just simple story telling. No blood and guts, no gratuitous sex scenes. For something so old it sure is refreshing.
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2012-12-06 01:45:09 PM  
Interesting comment about people watching Elementary (good show, would have been better is BBC's Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbund never happened) more than a week after the original airdate. Advertisers hate that - they want people to see their ads now, not a week (or more) from now.


Seriously, Elementary is not half bad, I like Jonny Lee Miller; horrible tattoos, but he banged a young Angelina Jolie so he's got that going for him.
 
2012-12-06 01:51:21 PM  
My mother-in-law has a 52 inch LCD HD TV, digital cable w/dvr, and at least 3 or more premium channels all to switch back and forth between CBS and The Weather Channel.
 
2012-12-06 01:57:23 PM  
CBS is fine as long as they keep Craig Ferguson on the air. Other than that, I hardly watch network programming.
 
2012-12-06 02:02:33 PM  
Subby, Imma gonna beat you about the head with some hotchcakes.

/Green Acres grew from the same root stock as the Harvard Lampoon, Animal House, Conan O'Brien...
 
2012-12-06 02:04:58 PM  

Onkel Buck: My dad turned me onto old re-runs of this show and I have to say I really enjoy it. its just simple story telling. No blood and guts, no gratuitous sex scenes. For something so old it sure is refreshing.
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I like me some Alfred Hitchcock Presents for those same reasons. 25 minutes and you're outta there with a decent story without wireless phones, dna or computer screens. Plus where else are you gonna see all those famous actors doing their MCA sweatshop work?
 
2012-12-06 02:08:09 PM  
I'd watch all those old shows before most of the crap broadcast today.

Anybody else think that Oliver must have dropped a HUGE hit of acid before moving to Hooterville, and the trip just kept going and going?

/Gotta go make out my shooping list...
 
2012-12-06 02:15:37 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: IlGreven: FirstNationalBastard: /Plus, CBS's last golden age was in the 70s, when MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, the Bob Newhart Show, and the Carol Burnett Show was their Saturday Night line-up. Just try and piss on that block of programs.

These days, Saturday Night is the post-mortem slot to Friday Night's Death Slot. As long as 18-49 ratings reign supreme, Saturday Night will remain a wasteland.

Hell, in the early 70s, ABC had a successful Friday Night line-up...

Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Room 222, Love, American Style, and The Odd Couple.


EXCELLENT RECOLLECTIONS. I enjoyed both of those lineups myself. (A little channel called FamilyNet continues to air the old MTM and Bob Newhart episodes, by the way.)

I also loves me some rebooted "Hawaii 5-0" and "Dallas."
 
2012-12-06 02:22:34 PM  
I see that subtardmitter is properly getting raked over the coals. Good work, carry on.
 
2012-12-06 02:30:10 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Interesting comment about people watching Elementary (good show, would have been better is BBC's Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbund never happened) more than a week after the original airdate. Advertisers hate that - they want people to see their ads now, not a week (or more) from now.


Seriously, Elementary is not half bad, I like Jonny Lee Miller; horrible tattoos, but he banged a young Angelina Jolie so he's got that going for him.


Plus Lucy lui is amazingly beautiful.

The show isn't any more pedantic than most of the other half assed crime procedurals on TV, it's house with crime instead of medicine.

Or csi with house.
 
2012-12-06 02:39:41 PM  

relaxitsjustme: I see that subtardmitter is properly getting raked over the coals. Good work, carry on.


Yes I came for this and pics of the Petticoat Junction ladies.

/Leaving half satisfied.
 
2012-12-06 02:43:54 PM  
 
2012-12-06 02:46:51 PM  

boom: relaxitsjustme: I see that subtardmitter is properly getting raked over the coals. Good work, carry on.

Yes I came for this and pics of the Petticoat Junction ladies.

/Leaving half satisfied.


Why does this town's drinking water always taste like soap and fish?

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2012-12-06 02:47:11 PM  

FirstNationalBastard:

And Green Acres... c'mon... surreal comedy at its finest.




Oh, this is so true. At the time us kids thought Green Acres was stupid, but now I realize just how amusing and subtle it was.
 
2012-12-06 02:50:31 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Interesting comment about people watching Elementary (good show, would have been better is BBC's Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbund never happened) more than a week after the original airdate. Advertisers hate that - they want people to see their ads now, not a week (or more) from now.


Seriously, Elementary is not half bad, I like Jonny Lee Miller; horrible tattoos, but he banged a young Angelina Jolie so he's got that going for him.


My wife and I are like that. We enjoy the show, but it's not appointment television. There's enough other shows already on Thursday night, we don't usually watch much on the weekend and then there are other shows on the rest of the week. We usually don't get around to it until some random Saturday or Sunday afternoon when we can watch two or three episodes in a row.

And I too think the show would be far better received were there not another amazing version of the same characters on another show.
 
2012-12-06 02:56:46 PM  
Subby, you're a fool. Green Acres was a smart, funny, subversive show. Go watch 2 Men and a Whiner or whatever that crap is called.
 
2012-12-06 02:58:23 PM  
Golden Years = hey remember that 20 year period where 7 good shows aired?!


Not saying I don't love old television, I do, but people seem to forget the loads and loads of crap from then just like any other era.
 
2012-12-06 03:15:26 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Green Acres


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If I had a time machine, you'd bet I would
 
2012-12-06 03:18:11 PM  
C'mon, subby...how can a pig dressed in a suit NOT be funny?

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2012-12-06 03:28:58 PM  
I have only antenna TV and I can say with certainty that No, no we are not entering a new golden age of broadcast TV.
 
2012-12-06 04:05:33 PM  
The theme songs alone make those three shows ageless.

FaaaAAAAAaarm livin' is the life for me!
 
2012-12-06 05:11:36 PM  
Green Acres was and still is the best show EVER!
 
2012-12-06 05:16:23 PM  

Wellon Dowd:
Why does this town's drinking water always taste like soap and fish?


That wasn't drinking water. It was water for the boiler on the Hooterville Cannonball. Hooterville residents had wells on their property for water.

/The more you know.
 
2012-12-06 05:33:28 PM  
Best TV show...ever....

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2012-12-06 05:56:13 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Actually, Subby, Beverly Hillbillies started out as kind of a smart show, before they dumbed it down during the color years.

And Green Acres... c'mon... surreal comedy at its finest.

Petticoat Junction? Well, hey, three sisters all naked and soapy in a water tower.

/Plus, CBS's last golden age was in the 70s, when MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, the Bob Newhart Show, and the Carol Burnett Show was their Saturday Night line-up. Just try and piss on that block of programs.


Yes, CBS went to hell when they cancelled Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies and to a lesser extent, Petticoat Junction. There's a very interesting history behind all those shows too, but I'm not going to get into it here.

//Green Acres on LSD ftw
 
2012-12-06 06:00:51 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: This is the radio version of Green Acres written by Jay Sommers.


bookmarked


Of course I joke about watching Green Acres on LSD (or do I) But there is a lot of television and movies that were clearly made with psychedelics in mind.
 
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