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(Do You Remember)   Not many people remember when the television show 'Bewitched' addressed race relations in 1970 with a very special episode named "Sisters At Heart"   (doyouremember.com) divider line
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2020-06-16 1:56:36 AM  
Just a few months after Mister Rogers' famous swimming pool episode.
 
2020-06-16 1:59:43 AM  
I remember that.
 
2020-06-16 2:08:48 AM  
In my defense, I wouldn't be born until well over a decade later.
 
2020-06-16 2:13:43 AM  
Dude, I was 3. Give me a break.
 
2020-06-16 2:14:10 AM  
I guess that episode never made it into the collection of re-runs that ran in syndication during my Gen-X youth.
 
2020-06-16 3:15:04 AM  
These days the snowflakes would freak out about Tabitha being in blackface, and miss the whole point of the episode.
 
2020-06-16 3:53:32 AM  

anuran: Just a few months after Mister Rogers' famous swimming pool episode.


and that just a few months after this 
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2020-06-16 5:31:23 AM  
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Starlog Magazine #5 May 1977

TLDR version: Christian backed TV station refuses to air some episodes because of their belief that the show promoted anti-christian values.

/thanks Internet Archive...
 
2020-06-16 5:50:41 AM  
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2020-06-16 5:52:57 AM  
I admit that I never watched Bewitched, but I wasn't born until 1971.
 
2020-06-16 6:40:35 AM  

fragMasterFlash: I guess that episode never made it into the collection of re-runs that ran in syndication during my Gen-X youth.


I don't seem to recall any of the later episodes being on Nick At Nite.  The latest episodes I can recall have Tabitha as a baby or toddler.  Not too many color episodes either.

Looking at the syndicated programming list for Nick At Nite is really a nostalgia trip, and I can pin down every era I watched it in.  Earliest I can remember is when Donna Reed, Dennis the Menace, My Three Sons, and Car 54 was on.  Really started getting good in the early 90s with stuff like Mork and Mindy and Get Smart and Bob Newhart.  I guess I stopped watching around 2000, and probably switched over to Comedy Central and then Cartoon Network/Adult Swim for late night viewing.
 
2020-06-16 7:10:10 AM  

Hobodeluxe: anuran: Just a few months after Mister Rogers' famous swimming pool episode.

and that just a few months after this 
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That's half blackface. Time for Twitter rage.
 
2020-06-16 7:20:36 AM  
Weren't people calling that episode "blackface-y" last year?
 
2020-06-16 7:27:44 AM  
 
2020-06-16 7:55:34 AM  

fragMasterFlash: I guess that episode never made it into the collection of re-runs that ran in syndication during my Gen-X youth.


You know it's strictly taboo
 
2020-06-16 8:03:45 AM  

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2020-06-16 8:20:02 AM  
I was born after this show ended, but as a kid in the 1980's, I recall Bewitched having short syndication runs in the afternoon like other random 1960's/70's shows - I dream of Jeannie, The Prisoner, Hogan's heroes, etc.  Often before or after the TV stations would run cartoons knowing that kids would be home around 3 or 4pm.

Pepperidge Farm remembers.
 
2020-06-16 8:45:44 AM  
I recall an episode of Bewitched where Darren's ad company had a client who was racist, so Samantha made him perceive everyone around him as black.

/including himself
//A lot of blackface toward the end of that episode
 
2020-06-16 8:49:35 AM  
No pics of Elizabeth Montgomery?
I am disappoint.

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2020-06-16 9:08:02 AM  

SirEattonHogg: I was born after this show ended, but as a kid in the 1980's, I recall Bewitched having short syndication runs in the afternoon like other random 1960's/70's shows - I dream of Jeannie, The Prisoner, Hogan's heroes, etc.  Often before or after the TV stations would run cartoons knowing that kids would be home around 3 or 4pm.

Pepperidge Farm remembers.


I don't feel like modern kids really understand just how much ancient stuff kids of the 70s and 80s watched. It was watch old Hanna Barbera cartoons, Leave it to Beaver/Lassie, or go do chores.

I feel like our awareness of older stuff was greater despite them having every episode of everything available on streaming and YouTube.

Because seriously why else would an 8 year old watch Car 54 Where Are you?
 
2020-06-16 9:27:52 AM  

Fano: SirEattonHogg: I was born after this show ended, but as a kid in the 1980's, I recall Bewitched having short syndication runs in the afternoon like other random 1960's/70's shows - I dream of Jeannie, The Prisoner, Hogan's heroes, etc.  Often before or after the TV stations would run cartoons knowing that kids would be home around 3 or 4pm.

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

I don't feel like modern kids really understand just how much ancient stuff kids of the 70s and 80s watched. It was watch old Hanna Barbera cartoons, Leave it to Beaver/Lassie, or go do chores.

I feel like our awareness of older stuff was greater despite them having every episode of everything available on streaming and YouTube.

Because seriously why else would an 8 year old watch Car 54 Where Are you?


I used to watch black and white episodes of F-Troop..
 
2020-06-16 9:28:57 AM  

Alphax: Fano: SirEattonHogg: I was born after this show ended, but as a kid in the 1980's, I recall Bewitched having short syndication runs in the afternoon like other random 1960's/70's shows - I dream of Jeannie, The Prisoner, Hogan's heroes, etc.  Often before or after the TV stations would run cartoons knowing that kids would be home around 3 or 4pm.

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

I don't feel like modern kids really understand just how much ancient stuff kids of the 70s and 80s watched. It was watch old Hanna Barbera cartoons, Leave it to Beaver/Lassie, or go do chores.

I feel like our awareness of older stuff was greater despite them having every episode of everything available on streaming and YouTube.

Because seriously why else would an 8 year old watch Car 54 Where Are you?

I used to watch black and white episodes of F-Troop..


You know I almost used F troop as my example
 
2020-06-16 9:34:12 AM  

exparrot: No pics of Elizabeth Montgomery?
I am disappoint.

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Doof. That's not Elizabeth Montgomery.


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2020-06-16 9:52:15 AM  
I vaguely remember that episode. For the time, it was a clever idea and I could see how a high schooler (probably influenced by MAD magazine) would come up with it. It works because the makeup goes both ways, but honestly, it hasn't aged well.
 
2020-06-16 10:08:37 AM  
Yeah, I always wished someone had a hot mom like on Bewitched...

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2020-06-16 10:33:34 AM  

Fano: Because seriously why else would an 8 year old watch Car 54 Where Are you?


Fano: You know I almost used F troop as my example


At least Car 54 and F Troop were funny.  The real question is why else would an 8 year old watch Donna Reed.
 
2020-06-16 10:35:10 AM  
Actually, a lot of us remember. And this subject was huge in the zeitgeist at the time.
 
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2020-06-16 11:31:13 AM  

LrdPhoenix: The latest episodes I can recall have Tabitha as a baby or toddler.


How about the short-lived Tabitha spin-off?
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2020-06-16 6:04:55 PM  

exparrot: No pics of Elizabeth Montgomery?
I am disappoint.

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In Johnny Cool , 1963
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2020-06-16 7:23:52 PM  

Alphax: Fano: SirEattonHogg: I was born after this show ended, but as a kid in the 1980's, I recall Bewitched having short syndication runs in the afternoon like other random 1960's/70's shows - I dream of Jeannie, The Prisoner, Hogan's heroes, etc.  Often before or after the TV stations would run cartoons knowing that kids would be home around 3 or 4pm.

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

I don't feel like modern kids really understand just how much ancient stuff kids of the 70s and 80s watched. It was watch old Hanna Barbera cartoons, Leave it to Beaver/Lassie, or go do chores.

I feel like our awareness of older stuff was greater despite them having every episode of everything available on streaming and YouTube.

Because seriously why else would an 8 year old watch Car 54 Where Are you?

I used to watch black and white episodes of F-Troop..


Agarn!!
 
2020-06-17 12:56:43 AM  
Watching Elizabeth Montgomery is how I knew I liked girls
 
2020-06-17 11:04:42 AM  
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