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2007-06-12 11:53:49 PM  
Sit UBU, sit.

Good dog

2007-06-12 11:59:38 PM  
I remember getting excited to see the ITC logo because that meant the Muppet Show was on next!
2007-06-13 12:02:29 AM  
Worthless without this:

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* CLANG !! *

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2007-06-13 12:04:15 AM  
Yeah, glad they got UBU in there. That was oddly fun. Some others I was hoping to see (all pop)...

The Mark VII Ltd. hammer, from Dragnet, Adam-12, Emergency, etc.

We can has MTM kitty?

And "Goodnight, Mr. Charles" from Taxi. "....hnnnnggggghhh."

And it's scary I was able to find them all on YouTube.
2007-06-13 12:05:05 AM  
rocinante721: Worthless without this:

Beat me by... well, too long. I'm a slow coder.
2007-06-13 12:13:33 AM  
I always liked the WGBH Boston logo because it reminds me of the PBS program Nova. Nova was one of the only interesting science programs I could watch as a young person growing up in the intellectual and social wasteland of central Kansas. Luckily I eventually got out of there.

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Aunt Em:
Hate you. Hate Kansas.
Taking the dog.
-- Dorothy

2007-06-13 12:15:05 AM  
My personal favorite: Rysher Entertainment. God, that little tune would stick in my head for weeks. Cool, tho.
2007-06-13 12:43:21 AM  
i remember the stephen j. cannell productions closing, but i don't remember what shows they did

or LBS?
or embassy communications?

and it almost sounds like cartoon network sampled the audio from The Mark VII Ltd. hammer for the end-credit logo for Space Ghost Coast to Coast
2007-06-13 12:46:15 AM  
Nothing gets worse than WGBH Boston (pops) made me hate watching This Ole House as a kid.
2007-06-13 12:46:29 AM  
I always found a lot of those kinda creepy. The black background, neon colored letters, weird keyboard music...I dunno, something about it.
2007-06-13 12:46:40 AM  

Damn straight! That was the one logo I wanted to see.
2007-06-13 12:46:56 AM  
Cannell did The A-Team. That's all you need to remember.

LBS said it was Lexington - I guess local. Embassy was national but you got me on their shows.

This is the one that came roaring back for me:
CBS Special.
2007-06-13 12:47:11 AM  
swirling hanna-barbera star at about 1:07 wins
2007-06-13 12:48:48 AM  
detatched_sr: I always found a lot of those kinda creepy. The black background, neon colored letters, weird keyboard music...I dunno, something about it.

Oh, and I'm with you on this. It's the eerie synth tones I think. That and the fact that in those days TV would actually end at some point. The end of the broadcast day National Anthem and subsequent static was always creepy for me, and I don't think it's just because of Poltergeist.
2007-06-13 12:50:50 AM  
rocinante721: Worthless without this:

I am such a dirty old man....
I thought this was a Glory Hole

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2007-06-13 12:54:12 AM  
nerf herder: swirling hanna-barbera star at about 1:07 wins

Heck yeah! That, and the Children's Television Workshop ones. Oh man, I haven't heard the sound effects for that in years, and instantly I went "oh yay" about it.

Crazy how stuff can do that to you.
2007-06-13 1:02:04 AM  
The ones that triggered the most nostalgia for me were Ubu, the swirling star Hanna-Barbera, and Dic. As for WGBH Boston, the most indelible ident for me was the one just prior to "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" I can still hear Lynne Thigpen's inflection...

/very sad when The Chief died. =(
//Greg, let's go to the map!
2007-06-13 1:06:00 AM  
wow. memories.
2007-06-13 1:13:38 AM  
Does anyone from the Philly area remember one from the early 80's, it went something like "17, 17 the great entertaiiiinerrrr." I've been trying to find that one for a while.

And after typing that last sentence, I realize that I have many, many problems.
2007-06-13 1:35:06 AM  
i knew i was going to regret looking those up on wiki...

LBS did the following (among other things)
21 Jump Street
Beakman's World
Family Feud
Inspector Gadget
Punky Brewster
The Monkees
The Snorks

embassy did
The Jeffersons
Diff'rent Strokes
The Facts of Life
Who's The Boss?
Married... with Children
2007-06-13 1:39:35 AM  
I only recognized 10.....

//I'll get off yer lawn now
2007-06-13 1:48:24 AM  
The worst? Whatever the ending to Lou Grant. Why? That's because it was 10 pm on Sunday and it was time to go to bed and back to school in the morning.

/Off the lawn, sparky
2007-06-13 1:52:29 AM  
Er, uh, rather it was 11 pm. Time for bed
2007-06-13 2:02:57 AM  
Needs more DIC.

Also, the WGBH logo looks familiar...

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and on display...

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/the FHE bumper scared me because it reminded me of all the old Care Bear videos my sister used to watch
//no love for the old, creepy PBS ident?
///Stephen J. Cannell had the best and most pretentious one of all
2007-06-13 2:06:19 AM  
Thatguy: Oh, and I'm with you on this. It's the eerie synth tones I think. That and the fact that in those days TV would actually end at some point. The end of the broadcast day National Anthem and subsequent static was always creepy for me, and I don't think it's just because of Poltergeist.

WFAA-8 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas had a really scary ident they'd show at the end of the day (before all the scary "Poltergeist" static) that was a bunch of slowly spinning "8"s accompanied by some even creepier music.

It made me scared of the number 8 for many years after that (no shiat), and I'm still creeped out to think of it now.
2007-06-13 2:42:13 AM  
This is the one that came roaring back for me:
CBS Special.

That's still on the tape from when we recorded Star Wars off TV from back in the day. And the Hanna-Barbera ones brought back the giddiness of Saturday morning cartoons.

I dunno about anyone else, but I've been on a nostalgia kick this evening via YouTube and everywhere else on the internet since I heard of Mr. Wizard's passing. Watching old shows and cartoon intros. Man, it's like 1987 all over again...
2007-06-13 3:04:28 AM  
Stephen J. Cannell, the CBS Special Presentation, the CTW ones, oh those bring back fond memories.
2007-06-13 3:26:32 AM  
I am actually mortified how many of those I recognise. That's enough telly for ... well actually Mythbusters is tomorrow so I'll start my personal improvement crusade Thursday. And I might make it to Saturday when Doctor Who is on.
2007-06-13 3:28:19 AM  
The ITV logo brings back memories: the heavy base &
horns always got my anticipation up for coolness like
2007-06-13 4:20:55 AM  
why dont i know any of these?! im sure i watched as much tv, if not more than most of you growing up. obviously i knew the pbs one, the only other one i kinda knew was the one with the guy throwing the paper, and thats only from family guy.

the swirling hanna barbara star a bit too. but really, i watched tons of tv... was i just so ADD that i always changed the channel?
2007-06-13 4:30:02 AM  
Wow, I should not have recognized as many of those as I did. And now I have the sudden urge to watch Cosby and Bill Nye, and deny that I had some cookies before bed.

Why do those silly things haunt me so.

/continues to munch on cookies
2007-06-13 4:37:07 AM  
Missing the
2007-06-13 4:38:17 AM  
Bah...that'll teach me to blow off the previewing...

The montage is missing the THAMES TV logo...

That meant DangerMouse and Count Duckula!
2007-06-13 6:08:15 AM  

yes, I'm originally from central PA, and I remember that "17" jingle from our cable
2007-06-13 8:25:30 AM  

I also remember the 17 jingle.. i really doubt i have it on vhs anywhere.. who knows.
2007-06-13 9:04:10 AM  
Awesome HBO intro

and when looking for that... I found this
How they made it

(both pop)
2007-06-13 10:13:04 AM  
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looks like a small penis with giant balls and one has a hole in it. coincidence? i think not.
2007-06-13 11:09:30 AM  
This is a testament to the awesomeness of YouTube. If you asked me 5 years ago if something like this would EVER be viewed by man, I would have laughed my ass all the way to the bank.

Kudos to the creator of this vid - you truly have more time than money. And access to a wealth of old-ass videos.
2007-06-13 11:47:07 AM  
2007-06-13 12:13:25 PM  
Grrrrr. Aaargh.
2007-06-13 12:18:13 PM  
MmmBadEggs: "VIACOM"

More like...

2007-06-13 1:07:41 PM  
Things brought back to my head from these: (and not otherwise mentioned in this thread, I think)

Zoom (WGBH Boston... 021...34)
Thunderbirds (are go!)
The Prisoner
The Electric Company. (Spiderman, nobody knows who you arrrrre....)
Any "Peanuts" special.
The Banana Splits

/What I'd like to see is "In the News" with Christopher Glen...
2007-06-13 1:53:44 PM  
HBO (pops)
2007-06-13 5:02:34 PM  
EMPulse_of_KC: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/...VIACOM!

Was that Don LaFontaine?
2007-06-14 12:26:20 AM  
The "eleven..eleven..eleven...." outro was Channel 11 in the twin cities, before I was born.
2007-06-14 1:22:23 AM  
like Bob Newhart actually saying the word 'meow'. (This has been a Filmways presentation.)


Loves me Eva Gabor!
2007-06-16 3:46:09 PM  
I love the old cbs special presention theme.I knew a peanuts special was coming on.
2007-06-17 12:40:27 AM  
I'm getting a new dog soon and I think I'll name her Ubu. I'm sure everyone will say dude I've heard that from somewhere.
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