November 28, 2016

What's on TV? Friday, December 1, 1967

We're now in the week after Thanksgiving, and there's not a holiday special stirring anywhere. Nowadays, you can't start the Christmas season too early - I've seen Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in November, for crying out loud - but back in the late '60s it seems as if they at least waited until December started. Next week's issue would tell us for sure, but we're not worried about that - we want to know what's on now!

The listings come from Minneapolis-St. Paul.




KTCA, Channel 2 (Educ.)

Morning


09:00a
Classroom

11:15a
British Calendar

11:30a
Your Dollar’s Worth

Afternoon


12:00p
To Be Announced

12:35p
Classroom

03:00p
Managers in Action

03:30p
Teaching English

04:00p
Your Right to Say It (color)

04:30p
Smart Sewing

05:00p
Kindergarten

05:30p
Big Easel

Evening


06:00p
Experiment (color)

06:30p
Communication Skills

07:00p
Folk Guitar

07:30p
Continental Comment

08:00p
Your World This Week

08:30p
The Creative Person

09:00p
You Too Can Write

10:00p
NET Playhouse

As I mentioned on Saturday, NET has a number of very interesting programs this week. Just not tonight.



WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Sunrise Semester

06:30a
Siegfried and His Flying Saucer (color)

07:00a
Clancy & Carmen

07:30a
Clancy & Willie

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (color)

09:00a
Dr. Reuben K. Youngdahl (color)

09:05a
Merv Griffin (guests George Jessel, Betsy Palmer, Pat Cooper) (color)

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life (color) 

11:25a
CBS News (Joseph Benti) (color)

11:30a
Search for Tomorrow (color)   

11:45a
The Guiding Light (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (Dean Montgomery) (color)

12:20p
Something Special (color)

12:30p
As the World Turns (color)

01:00p
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (color)

01:30p
House Party (guest Tennessee Ernie Ford) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)  

02:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards) (color)

02:30p
The Edge of Night (color)

03:00p
The Secret Storm (color)

03:30p
The Beverly Hillbillies

04:00p
Mike Douglas

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (Dave Moore) (color)

06:15p
Weather (Bud Kraehling) (color)

06:20p
Sports (Hal Scott) (color)

06:30p
The Wild Wild West (color)

07:30p
Gomer Pyle, USMC (color)

08:00p
Movie – “The Horizontal Lieutenant” (color)

10:00p
News (Dave Moore) (color)

10:15p
Weather (Bud Kraehling) (color)

10:20p
Sports (Hal Scott) (color)

10:30p
Bud Grant (color)

10:40p
Movie – “Town Without Pity”

12:40a
Sports (Jack Lavalier (color)

12:50a
Movie – “Fury of Apache” (color)

I like how The Merv Griffin Show is followed by The Andy Griffith Show. Always reminds me of this bit:




KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning


06:15a
David Stone (color)

06:30a
City and Country (color)

06:55a
Doctor’s House Call (color)

07:00a
Today (guests Judith Crist, Alec McCowen, Chuck Eisenmann and the Hobos) (color)

09:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Soupy Sales, Jane Withers) (color)  

09:25a
NBC News (Nancy Dickerson) (color)

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (guest Alan King) (color)

10:30a
The Hollywood Squares (guests Frankie Avalon, Barbara Bain, Buddy Hackett, Martin Landau, Shari Lewis, Jan Murray, Wally Cox, Abby Dalton, Charley Weaver) (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess (color)

11:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (Gene Berry) (color)

12:10p
Weather (Morris) (color)

12:15p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors (color)

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Rod Serling, Rose Marie) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Allen Ludden, Betty White) (color)

03:25p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber) (color)

03:30p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

04:30p
Of Lands and Seas (color)

05:25p
News (Gene Berry) (color)

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (Bob Ryan) (color)

06:15p
Weather (Johnny Morris) (color)

06:20p
Sports (Al Tighe) (color)

06:30p
Tarzan (color)

07:30p
Star Trek (color)

08:30p
Accidental Family (color)

09:00p
NBC News Special – “Same Mud, Same Blood” (special) (color)

10:00p
News (John MacDougall) (color)

10:15p
Weather (Johnny Morris) (color)

10:20p
Sports (Al Tighe) (color)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest Peggy Cass) (color)

12:00a
Alan Burke (guest Milton Waldor) (color)

There was an article in this week's issue about Lois Nettleton, one of the stars of Accidental Family. The gist was that she was the thinking man's actress, a serious actress appearing in a comedy, someone whose name is more familiar to the industry than viewers. Of course we have the benefit of hindsight, but you see her in so many classic television episodes, it's hard to imagine that people didn't know who she was. One thing that's right - George Roy Hill describes her as "a rare example of a woman who grows sexier as she grows older."



KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning


07:30a
Dateline: Hollywood

08:00a
Gypsy Rose Lee (color)

08:30a
Morning Show (color)

09:00a
Romper Room (color)

09:30a
Dobie Gillis

10:00a
The Honeymoon Race (last show of the series) (color)

10:30a
The Family Game

11:00a
Everybody’s Talking (celebrities Pat Carroll, Paul Lynde, Peter Falk)

11:30a
Donna Reed

Afternoon


12:00p
The Fugitive

01:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

01:30p
Dream Girl (guests Polly Bergen, Ted Bessell, Ron Harper, Rich Little) (color)

01:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders) (color)

02:00p
General Hospital (color)

02:30p
Dark Shadows (color)

03:00p
The Dating Game (color)

03:30p
Movie – “Hollow Triumph”

04:55p
News (Jerry Smith)

05:00p
Peter Jennings with the News (color)

05:30p
Leave it to Beaver

Evening


06:00p
McHale’s Navy

06:30p
Off to See the Wizard  (color)

07:30p
Hondo (color)

08:30p
The Guns of Will Sonnett (color)

09:00p
Judd, for the Defense (color)

10:00p
News (Bill Fahan, Jim Steer) (color)

10:25p
Sports (Tony Parker) (color)

10:30p
Movie – “Inherit the Wind”

Off to See the Wizard is an anthology series, similar to Walt Disney's, showcasing MGM's library of movies. This week's presentation is part one of the 1963 movie Flipper, which spawned the TV series of the same name that ended its three-season run earlier this year - on NBC.



WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning


08:55a
News (Gil Amundson)

09:00a
Cartoon Carnival (color)

09:30a
Ed Allen (color)

10:00a
Mr. Blackwell (color)

10:30a
Virginia Graham (guests Patricia Routledge, Muriel Davidson, Dorothy Sara)

11:00a
Brunch Bunch

11:30a
Cooking with Hank

11:45a
News (Gil Amundson)

Afternoon


12:00p
Lunch with Casey

01:00p
Movie – “Her First Romance”

02:30p
Woody Woodbury (guests Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill, Teddy Neeley, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band) (color)

04:00p
Popeye and Pete

04:30p
Casey and Roundhouse

05:30p
The Flintstones (color)

Evening


06:00p
Gilligan’s Island (color)

06:30p
Perry Mason

07:30p
Freedom’s Finest Hour (special) (color)

08:30p
Belafonte Premiere (special) (color)

09:30p
News (Stuart A. Lindman)

09:45p
Weather (Rodger Kent)

09:50p
Sports (Frank Beutel)

10:00p
Movie – “Boots Malone”

Following Freedom's Finest Hour, about which I wrote on Saturday, is a special with highlights of Harry Belafonte's opening night at "a Las Vegas hotel," which a casual Google search suggests was Caesar's Palace. Even though it's just highlights, with interviews and rehearsal clips interspersed, it's the kind of concert you don't see on television anymore.

6 comments:

  1. Mitchell, one of my all-time favorite SCTV bits!

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  2. One of my favorite SCTV bits as well. ;)

    Great choices for a late night movie. I guess I'd have to watch INHERIT THE WIND, but BOOTS MALONE and TOWN WITHOUT PITY make it a tough choice.

    The HONDO episode that aired on Dec. 1, 1967 is one of the show's best, "Hondo and the Death Drive". Alan Hale Jr. guest stars in a very un-Skipper like role, and J. Pat O'Malley, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez and L.Q. Jones also guest star, with William Witney directing.

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  3. You're right, that SCTV bit is epically surrealistic, especially when the Fred Travalena angle is introduced. And every time I see it, it's still funny.

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  4. One of my all time favorite SCTV bits! Everyone's great, especially Eugene Levy as Floyd the barber (Howard McNear). This is Levy's first of two times playing Floyd. On SCTV's great Godfather sketch Levy plays Floyd spoofing the pre wedding meeting between Vito & the mortician at the beginning of the film.

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  5. Was Ch.5's "Dialing for Dollars" tied to a movie or just a guy dialing up viewers? Seems odd if the latter were true.
    "Dream Girl" (or properly "Dream Girl of 1967") was one of the more unique daytime shows; a year long beauty contest.

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  6. "The Merv Griffith Show" is one of the all-time classic sketches from SCTV. I noticed that Bud Grant's coach's show aired on Friday on WCCO. I know that for a long time the coaches' shows in Nebraska always aired on Sunday night going back to Devaney. Maybe the University of Minnesota's coach's show aired on Sunday too, so Bud has his for the Vikings on Friday.

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