Posts By: Anarchopussycat

Swinging with the Beverly Hillbillies

Someone in the prop department of the Beverly Hillbillies was having fun. In another case of what could be gotten away with in the days before VCRs and DVRs, I present you with this image, taken from “Something for the Queen,” which aired on October 2, 1968, the second episode of Season 7. In this… Read more »

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Tizzie Gets Confused

Holy crap, I’m confused! And apparently so was the team that assembled today’s featured comic. Taken from the pages of Polly Pigtails, another Parents’ Magazine publication from the late 1940s. “Tizzie Gets Beautiful” presents the story of a young lady who, like Dirinda from a previous post, bemoans the lack of attention paid upon her… Read more »

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The Golden Age of Bad TV

You often hear the complaint that modern television is terrible, followed up by the question: “Why can’t they make good programs like they used to in the old days?” Most often this lament is linked to the prevalence of reality programs. While I completely agree that there’s a great deal of bad TV on the… Read more »

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Dirinda’s Blind Date

In the late 1940s, Parents’ Magazine produced a variety of wholesome magazines and comics aimed at the youth market. These publications serve as good source material for the study of social expectations placed on young women in the post-war era. Girls in those days had many of the same problems that girls do now, namely… Read more »

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Lew Burdette’s Home Run

Ah, the good old days of television, back before the advent of the VCR. You could get away with a lot more in the 1950s than you can now. These days, every frame of a program can be easily analyzed by anyone with a DVR or a DVD player. Mistakes are quickly spotted, and goofs… Read more »

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Convergence

Having been rewatching old Star Trek original series episodes as well as reading old Archie Comics lately, I was happy to come across this. This was from early 1977, so it’s a little too soon to be riding the wave of the first motion picture, which was 1979. Star Trek had been making a bit… Read more »

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