12-28-2004, 01:57 PM
~S~ ALL!
While surfing the Internet I came across this web site and bought back some good old memories.
I have the Movie and really enjoy watching it over and over again. I can remember watching the TV show and wish it was on again. How many of us old Farts remember this show?

12-28-2004, 01:57 PM
~S~ ALL!
While surfing the Internet I came across this web site and bought back some good old memories.
I have the Movie and really enjoy watching it over and over again. I can remember watching the TV show and wish it was on again. How many of us old Farts remember this show?

12-28-2004, 02:19 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Watched every Episode when it first aired.
Was realy upset back then... when Salvage gets killed and was replaced by Gallagher.
Great Show... along with Combat... with Vic Morrow.

12-28-2004, 02:25 PM
Yep... I've seen the movie many, many times. I've never seen the tv show but I've heard my dad talk alot about it.

12-28-2004, 02:29 PM
Hoping the TV-Series will one day be released as a DVD collection, but I'm not optimistic...Once again, WWII-related shows are a small niche in the market.

12-28-2004, 02:44 PM
Oh yeah... that was one of my favorites.... along with this (http://www.theratpatrolshow.com/).

12-28-2004, 03:18 PM
I rmember ALL those shows!!!

My GI Joes even had a Rat Patrol Jeep, it was better than the regular Joe Jeep because it had the .50, so after my friends and I watched our Saturday dose of Combat I'd kick thier rears with my Jeep. All they had was that searchlight on the back of their's. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

12-28-2004, 05:33 PM
Rat Patrol???!! Bearcat, I'm embarrassed for you, really I am. My Dad wouldn't let us watch it. "Buncha phony cr@p," he'd snort, "can't believe a real Englishman would take any part in it. Must be an Aussie," and change the channel to something edifying, like 'No Time For Sergeants', or 'Lost In Space'.

But the old Master Sergeant loved 'Twelve O'Clock High' and so did I. I was heartbroken when they killed off General Savage (my Mom cried). Monday nights just weren't the same.



12-28-2004, 06:10 PM
How sad is THIS?!!......I still remember the Rat Patrol Theme Song.
It was on Saturdays at about 4 or 5. I was inside waiting for mom to finish dinner, and watched it then.

12-28-2004, 06:17 PM
I remember them all when they were first aired. I've been watching Combat on satellite on the Action channel.

12-28-2004, 06:27 PM
Hope you all know we are really dating ourselves! I remember watching that show when I was a kid. I guess I was about 11 years old at the time. I thought the TV show had more action in it than the movie. I only came to appreciate the movie after I joined the real Air Force after college.

Can anybody tell me where I can get DVDs of this great TV show. They sure don't have good writing like this on the air today!

12-28-2004, 06:55 PM
Rat Patrol!?! That show made Hogan's Heroes look realistic. 4 guys defeated the Afrika with 2 jeeps and 2 .50 caliber machine guns - gimme a break. In real life the Gestapo would have shot Eric Braeden (the inept German the Rat Patrol battled every week) after the first time he lost to the Rat Patrol; after the second time for sure. To be fair, the show was so silly it was fun to watch.

P.S. I groaned every time the Germans drove around in US tanks, halftracks or SP gun.


12-28-2004, 08:24 PM
Up here in Canada, the history channel regularly plays 12 oclock high...the early B&W stuff and the later colour stuff

Hate how they always use the same stock footage all the time, but what can ya do?

I remember watching rat patrol in the 70s, and didnt know any better, hehe...thinking back, it really did suck..almost as bad as watching AT 6 s as zeros in baa baa black sheep...best part abotu that show was the closing credits, watching 4 or 5 corsairs in formation

Too bad they didnt make a series out of "catch 22"...nice collection of real b 25s for that movie

12-28-2004, 09:28 PM
I remember watching 12 o'clock Hi the series and the original movie. Loved 'em. And I used to like to watch Steve Canyon anyone remember that one? Thats makes me really old! Now where did I put the Ben Gay??

12-28-2004, 09:44 PM
You guys are old. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

12-28-2004, 09:48 PM
Sigh!! 12 O'Clock High; Combat; Gallant Men; Navy Log; Run Silent, Run Deep; a misspent youth http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

12-28-2004, 10:30 PM
Navy Log?! Ok, I saw a few episodes. I've had a number of old jeeps and am a bit embarrassed by Rat Patrol. 12 O'Clock High was pretty good though they were getting rather tight on material toward the end. I read the book and the movie follows it very closely, can't imagine anyone else playing Savage. I took a Supervisor class that used it as part of the training material. Got paid to watch!

12-28-2004, 10:34 PM
Ah yes, a Quinn\Martin Production. They used the 4 acts and epilog. Trying to remember the other Q\M Prod... yeah, The F.B.I. I think. Anyway, loved that show and have seen the movie a couple times, but not in a long while. Combat is on one of the channels here. Watched the Rat Patrol, too. That's on sometimes.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I remember in junior high I wanted the number 918 on my gym bag and got it. You know, the 918th Bomb Group. LOL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

12-28-2004, 10:50 PM
Adam-12, Dragnet, Police Story....all Q/M Productions. Ah the glory days of TV. Oh, another one was Highway Patrol.

12-28-2004, 10:51 PM
The early 70's, woot!

12-28-2004, 10:54 PM
Old? Heck I'm so old I remember The Beatles cartoons and grew up on Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and The Prisoner. Watched The Thunderbirds while eating my Capt. Crunch before school every morning.

Back then if someone was shot on Johnny Quest they actually showed blood. In a kid's cartoon! I loved (and still do - as do my daughters..11/9/5 yo's) those old shows.

12-28-2004, 11:02 PM
Geeze, I go back to Cecil & Beanie, Couragous Cat, Ultra Man and The Real McCoys... Ah just remembered one when you said The Thunderbirds, Fireball XL-5. Have the theme song for that one!

12-28-2004, 11:12 PM
I remember Cecil the seasick sea serpent! And Captain Kangaroo. We also had a guy called "Sheriff John" who hosted a noontime cartoon show and ate his lunch "with you" while you watched.

I have the theme to Fireball, too. And the mp3's for all versions of The Prisoner and UFO. And I still have my Matchbox Thunderbird 1 toy.

I'm getting so nostalgic and weepy-eyed for my lost youth now I thik I need to get online soon and kill something!

12-28-2004, 11:12 PM
Have a Quesion for you all out there. What was the name of the WW2 Spy Series... Staring Robert Goulet? 1966

Wasn't a bad show either... but short lived.

12-28-2004, 11:15 PM
Dunno, I watched Secret Agent and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

12-28-2004, 11:27 PM
The Avengers? No, that was Patrick MaGee. Man From U. N. C. L. E. was Robert Vaughn. Robert Goulet, can't think of it right now. I think he played a villian on Batman.

12-28-2004, 11:33 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Blue Light...
Episode Guide

Rogo production
in association with
Twentieth Century-Fox Television
ABC (Wednesdays)
Produced by Buck Houghton
Created by Walter Grauman and Larry Cohen

US WWII Spy Adventure series 1966 17 episodes x 30 min color
Robert Goulet as David March, codename "Blue Light"
Christine Carere as Suzanne Duchard, his confidante

Adventures of David March, a double agent working for the U.S.A.
in the intelligence unit of the Third Reich.

I don't think it caught on well and lasted only one season. And Robert Goulet had to go back to singing MacAurther's Park

12-28-2004, 11:40 PM
Ahhh, the delicious Mrs. Emma Peel! And just in time for budding adolescense....



12-29-2004, 12:12 AM
Thanks for the pics! And yes, just in time!

12-29-2004, 01:16 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifThe Avenger's... Great Show!
And Diana Rigg.... WOW!

12-29-2004, 02:11 AM
70's tv shows oh boy. With regards to that there was one thing I watched when I was younger.



unfortunately, I've never been able to trace that on DVD.

12-29-2004, 05:19 AM
Yep "THOSE WERE THE DAYS"!!! I think I have most of you guys beat, I can remember watching SKY KING, FLASH GORDON,SPACE RANGERS, AMERICAN BANDSTAND when it 1st came on the air. Also in the 60's not sure when there was another short lived War one called CONVOY, then there was McHale's Navy,lol. Also there was one called FIGHTER PILOTS or FIGHTER SQAUDRON starring Edmond O'Brain with Robert Stack, then The McConnell Story, then another Korean War one called "THE HUNTERS" starring Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner, The Bridges AT TOKO-RI with William Holden, FLATTOP with Sterling Hayden,Richard Carlson and then the Classic THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN. Of couse there are many more good WW2 Air Combat Flims out there, Also a lot of good Korean War ones and VietNam ones, like BAT 21. Still I miss those days of my youth. I guess we all do lol

12-29-2004, 06:19 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifRedhawk1... Yes those were Good day's. Buy a 4yr old car for $1000 or less.
A Fisherman's Platter with Coffee and Desert... $2.50
Pizza.Large $1.00
Coffee & Dounut .15$
Candy Bars .05$
Cokes .10$
Pac of butts .30$ in a machine
On Sun Nights we watched Bonaza and The Wonderful World of Color with Disney himself.
Sky King was on just after Boom Town in our area on Sat morning.
And don't forget Mighty Mouse will Save the Day!
Yep... Great Memory's

12-29-2004, 02:10 PM
After reading the responses on this thread, I would have to say the average age of this crew is about 55 years old. Sheesh! I didn't realize so many old guys were playing this game. I thought I was being shot down by a bunch of 15 year olds for the last two years! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-29-2004, 02:25 PM
Our Secrect... Weasel53! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

12-29-2004, 02:35 PM
The younger crowd is into other games these days, although there are a few flying IL2. But my guess is the majority here are between 30 and 60 yrs of age. Myself, I am 40.

12-29-2004, 02:42 PM
Boomtown! Rex Trailer with Sgt. Billy, Cactus Pete, or Pablo. Iggy the unseen Dinosaur under the Bunkhouse. The western themed kids show emminating from Boston of all places.

12-29-2004, 02:48 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Are you from the area peashooter03? Oh yes Boomtown, Big Brother during the week day's[toasting the President with your cup of milk].
I saw Rex and Pablo at Indian Ranch Webster Mass back then. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Here's a little piece I found you might like to read peashooter.

Major Mudd was one of my favorites in the early sixties. He was the source
of much of my "Stooge" watching. I remember a personal appearance, probably
in 1962, where he came to the Stoneham Theatre and tossed out Tootsie Rolls
to the kids before the "Three Stooges" movie. I blogged about some of the
Boston personalities last year and found a great response. There
unfortunately are no web resources dedicated to the memory of Major Mudd. I
also wrote about Rex Trailer and Pablo, Captain Bob, Bob Emery, Willy
Whistle, the appearance of Santa Claus on WMUR (with snowy reception from
Stoneham, I must have thought Channel 9 was close to the North Pole.)

www.southstation.org (http://www.southstation.org)

12-29-2004, 06:18 PM
Re: Twelve O'Clock High...whenever the movie shows up on T.V., my wife knows where I'll be.
It's just that she gets confused about the title..."Oh God Kev...you're not gonna watch that "Midnight Bombers" show again are ya?...
And Woofie, I don't know how many folks I've asked about "Blue Light" over the years...no one else has ever remembered it. Ah...memories....

12-29-2004, 08:29 PM
F-Troop! Branded! Maverick! Cisco Kid!

Zorro! .....if it wasn't for Zorro I'd probably never started fencing! Always loved it when he sliced the buttons off Sgt Garcia.

That's it: from now on when I "S" someone online I'll instead "Z" them!

12-29-2004, 10:55 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifKupper... Blue Light it wasn't a bad Show... but it never caught on. To many Spy Shows to go up againest at that time... I guess.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifCivilDog... Branded... with Chuck Conners/ ExRifleman.
{Sing with Branded Theme Song Music}
Stranded on the bowl without a roll!
What do you do when your Stranded...
on the bowl without a roll!
When ever you go for the rest of your life you must choose... to use your hand!

12-29-2004, 11:13 PM
I remember the original Avengers -- with Honor Blackman as Steed's female partner. As I recall, she went on to become one of the earlier 'Bond girls' with one of those horribly suggestive names, possibly the first of a line of ***** Galores...

In Tucson, we had the redoubtable Marshall KGUN on Channel 7, and when we visited my grandparents in Phoenix (pronounced Fa-hone-nicks in Boston, no doubt), there was Wallace and Ladmo on Channel 5 (Phoenix was bigtime-they had 4 channels of TV!). I do remember Blue Light-my Mom had a big crush on Goulet (and Parnell Roberts-Adam on Bonanza).



12-29-2004, 11:24 PM
I always preferred the Diana Rigg/ Mrs Peel sidekick to Honor Blackman. Peel was the best, sexiest, most capable of the female leads...and classy, too.

The last season bit, though. Once Rigg left the show it all downhill from there. It jumped the shark when Mrs. Peel's husband was found and the character left to reunite with him.

After that it was more of a satire (and a very poor one) of itself than a spy show that didn't take itself too seriously.

Honor Blackman did go on to be a Bond girl...the original ***** Galore in Goldfinger and the same character in a bad made for TV movie called "In search of James Bond."

Oh jeez, Woofiedog, you're killing me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

12-29-2004, 11:52 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Just find this bit of info.
Several major actors in the series went on to appear in James Bond films: 'MacNee, Patrick' (View to a Kill), Honor Blackman (Goldfinger) and Diana Rigg (On Her Majesty's Secret Service).


The 1966 episode "A Touch of Brimstone" was banned in the US because of Diana Rigg's Queen of Sin outfit (corset, spiked dog collar and thigh high boots), which Rigg designed herself

12-30-2004, 01:47 AM
Some more old shows. Rin Tin Tin, Have Gun Will Travel, King of the Royal Mounted. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

12-30-2004, 05:36 AM
I used to have a "Paladin" cowboy set, guns, black hat, the works...even "Have gun,will travel" business cards. Here's an old cartoon that no one remembers..."Tudor the Turtle". He had a friend, Mr. Wizard, who could make Tudor anything he wanted to be; race car driver, fighter pilot etc. The little guy would get into a jam, and then call out in a panic, " Hellllp me Mr. Wizard...I don't wanna be a race car driver anymore....."

12-30-2004, 11:49 AM
Then there was Tom Terrific, the cartoon kid who wore a funnel on his head.
Horseback, the first states I could recognize on a map were California and Texas, and I grew up in New Hampshire. Feeniks remained undiscovered by most of us until much later in grade school.
Woofiedog, I was a little north of WMUR and reception was snowy there too. Didn't we see Rex meet Santa flying in to an airport in a helicopter? Stretched the western theme just a bit. I saw the good Major when he made an appearance at our towns Bicentenial celebration. He told some bad jokes, took the obligatory pie in the face and removed his helmet to show us his hair. It was a really bad wig with a too-obvious elastic band that he explained was his 'hair line'. We loved it. Parents didn't understand. With an I and a B and a B and a U means I'll Be Blasting You!

12-30-2004, 02:04 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifPeashooter03... I still have my 2 grade Hop Along Cassity Bank Book and the Cert that came with it.
I'm just North of Wormtown{Worcester} and I use to watch Uncle Gus playing Santa up in the N. Pole on Channel 9 at Christmas time because of all the New toy's he use to show on the program.
I saw Rex Trailer and Pablo at Indian Ranch in Webster Mass. I use to have the Autograph Photo but that is long gone.
and Old Rex

12-30-2004, 10:10 PM
woofiedog, we have a shop in Hudson and I go there maybe twice a year. Anyway, our last line to the Stranded ditty was "What do you do to prove you're a man?
Use your hand." I'm 46, but do remember my folks taking me to see the Stooges' movies at the drive-in in 1962. Cool Courageous Cat still!

ps The Battle of Britain was the first movie I went to see by myself. I was eleven and walked 14 blocks to see it.

12-31-2004, 02:12 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifwayno7777... what kind of shop do you have. I don't get out through that area to much.
It been a few years since Branded... you might be correct with that ending.
And the Stooge's... went to a couple of them, great Flick's.