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SHAZAM! Cheesy 70's television at its finest

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  1. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    I've been watching the 1973-76 SHAZAM! Television series with my grand kids who are 5 and 9 years old. When I was 4 or 5 years old, I used to watch it when it was new TV. My parents had just bought our first color television set, a Zenith, The same year I started watching it. I was in kindergarten.

    If anyone cares to notice, I changed my Avatar to Jackson Bostwick as Captain Marvel. We were watching the last episode of Jackson Bostwick as CM, and then the first episode with actor John Davey as CM. When the John Davey episode started, the 9 year old commented, "Looks like Captain Marvel put on a little weight.."
    I laughed so hard I nearly shat myself.

    The other funny thing is the 9 year old's comment about the vehicles shown in the episodes. "Why do the cars all look so funny?" I told him that is what cars looked like nearly 50 years ago.

    Anyway, I would love to hear from any of you that watched this series. And who do you think was the better Captain Marvel, Bostwick or Davey?
     
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  2. jack mccarthy

    jack mccarthy Strat-Talk Member

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    I used to watch the show at the same age as you. I never admitted that to anyone outside my family until now.

    Maybe it was the fact I needed a rain poncho for keeping my hockey uniform dry when I was in mighty mites/mites hockey and my parents bought me a Shazam poncho. I dunno.

    All I know is that it traumatized me when the older kids would walk by and yell "Shazam!" lolol

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    I liked Isis.

     
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  4. 3bolt79

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    Joanna Cameron was a cutie. I even noticed that as a little kid!
     
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    My only connection with these characters
    Is
    Funny books....
    ( Maybe)1950
    To
    1957(Navy enlistment)
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Never saw Shazam or Isis. I do remember the Six Million Dollar man, and Kung Fu.
     
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    They were morning shows on The Saturday Morning CBS Cartooniverse.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ah! That explains it. I was probably watching Bugs Bunny.


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    ABC.



    Good times.
     
  10. 3bolt79

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    I have some of those comic books. My oldest is from 1946.
     
  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Saturday morning TV here consisted of



    or



    before that there was nothing...
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They had to be 'puffin stuff' to come up with that.

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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They came up with much worse.
     
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    No never saw it - I was too busy dreaming of buying a stratocaster !!
     
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  15. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    Well, I didn't start dreaming of strats till I was ten. That was 1079. Then at 13, I started dreaming about Brian May's guitar.

    Took till I was 45, to get a real deal Brian May., and till I was 50 to get a 79 strat. Here are some pics.
     

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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I was ten and dreaming of Strats in 1969...

    Saturday mornings we went down to the Abbeydale Cinema, to the Saturday Morning Club, for Flash Gordon and Zorro...
     
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    IIRC, Jabberjaw and Hong Kong Phooey were unique to the 70s only.

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    There was a whole run of mass-produced shows that, thankfully, are no longer around.

    My house? Saturday morning was Looney Tunes. Weekday mornings before school was Yogi Bear.
     
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    One of my class mates in middle school was named Isis. Naturally, decades later, I think about her from time to time and wonder if she changed her name. What an unlucky choice that turned out to be. I'm sure she prefers to refer to the renegade Islamists as "ISIL"
     
  20. montemerrick

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    the best part of Shazam was the pantheon.

    all the rest was O mighty Isis. (which by the way was a gift that keeps on giving, because Isis and Osiris are important mythological archetypes... the Saturday show may not have been accurate, but at least it whet the appetite... i was smitten with Joanna Cameron then too... still am i guess...
     
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