I was blog posting back and forth with my friend and fellow pop culture fan, Malcolm, about reruns on television and it got me to thinking (yeah, yeah, I know, thinking is a dangerous activity for me), where have all the great and classic reruns gone?

Once upon a time TVLand and Nick at Nite aired the really classic old tv shows - you know, the ones that were filmed in black and white. TCM and others aired the great old films. Now it seems "old" reruns are what was an original airing in the last year or even the last week.

I miss being able to see "The Egg and I", "An Affair to Remember", "Philadelphia Story" and old tv episodes of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "Make Room for Daddy", and others. I really miss the old Marx brothers movies and the Three Stooges, nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!

Many of these great old films and shows were the inspiration for today's hottest actors and comics. Listen to today's greats talk about yesterdays icons as Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Spacey and Michael Keaton talk about Chico, Harpo, Groucho and Zeppo Marx.

Maybe one of those teenage network suits will see this post and finally bring back some of the classics - I'm sick to death of reruns of reality shows and "Walker, Texas Ranger".


  1. I would love to see some the original films they showed on the Mickey Mouse Club. Remember Spin and Marty? I think someone should come up with a boomer channel that plays the old black and white series from our youth. I'm sure we'd all tune in. I wonder... do they do black and white in high def?

  2. My dear diva sister, the Feisty Eileen:

    Tomorrow I shall post a special video just for you right here on this blog! Get your Mouse Ears or your Coon Skin Cap ready - You're going for a virtual visit to the Triple-R Ranch with a side trip to Disneyland!

  3. Spike TV was showing reruns of "The Three Stooges", but I don't know if they still are. I remember when the Disney Channel used to air the orig. "Mickey Mouse Club", but those days are long gone. Disney should start a secondary channel (maybe call it Disney Classic) and show the orig. MMC, plus movies that they used to air on "The Wonderful World of Disney".

    As a heads up, I believe that TCM does show "The Philadelphia Story" and "An Affair To Remember" from time to time. They also show some of the Marx Bros. films, but I don't believe they have access to their early efforts with Zeppo (Duck Soup, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, etc.).

  4. I actually did get to see the original "An Affair to Remember" this last February, I took the whole day off to enjoy it and memories of my Mom who loved Cary Grant - here's the post including a link to the theme of An Affair To Remember.

    Did I read somewhere that the copyright to some of those old films had expired???? Or did Ted Turned buy them all up and colorize them?

    Stop by tomorrow, Sunday, I'm posting a really cool video on the Mickey Mouse Club!!

    BTW - Dear Disney - I'd pay extra for a "Classic Disney" Channel!!!


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