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Funshine Friday: ‘Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show’ (1975)

Hanna-Barbera’s Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show originally ran Saturday mornings on ABC from September, 1975 to September, 1976. Grape Ape was a hot new property and a large batch of Tom & Jerry cartoons were also produced for the series. … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘Animals, Animals, Animals’ (1976)

Here’s one you may not have seen in many a year, but the melody of the opening theme will come roaring back into your mind immediately after pressing play. It’s Hal Linden starring in the Emmy Award-winning documentary TV series, … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Rankin/Bass – ‘Festival Of Family Classics’ (1973)

A glorious Funshine Friday to you, my Bionic pals! Here’s the intro to syndicated series, Festival of Family Classics produced by Rankin/Bass. Festival of Family Classics made its debut in September of 1972 and ran through November of 1973. The … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie, ‘Gratifaction’ Song (1973)

A most pleasant Funshine Friday to all! Here’s a clip from a movie you might have watched on a lazy Sunday morning in 1973. It’s Johnny Whitaker and friends singing “Gratifaction” from the movie Tom Sawyer. ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie: ‘Gratifaction’ … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Little Ronald McDonald Doll (1977)

Happy Funshine Friday, Bionic pals! Here’s an early morning commercial for McDonald’s you may have caught in 1976 or ’77 featuring the Little Ronald McDonald doll. Only $1.00! That’s a cheap gift. Somehow though, the whole clown thing seems slightly … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘Sesame Street’ – Ernie & Bert ‘Emotions’ (1975)

Happy Funshine Friday (the 13th)! Let’s join Ernie, Bert and Shola as they come to our emotional rescue, demonstrating their best happy, sad and frightened faces. The segment below aired during season six of Sesame Street on March 13, 1975. … Continue reading

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