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Tune in Tuesday: Still hope for TV ... The Beav!

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Good Afternoon Ginchers,

It's Tune in Tuesday ... still hope for TV ... The Beav!  It's a miracle, it's the biggest find of the year ... what is it you ask?  Well, as the boredom set in watching the same political TV, Gloom and Doom TV, mordern day anything goes TV, I did some serching last night and found out that I had Hi-Def Filter on my TV's ... when I changed it to ALL TV ... it was like my house landed in OZ, the door opened and there was a colorful world of fun, beauty, old school entertainment ... there are channels called ME TV, COZI TV, Antena TV ... a plethora of good old, all ages acceptable TV!!!  I now get to watch, real TV again ... "Leave It To Beaver", "The Rifleman", "Green Acres", "i Dream Of Jeanie", "Highway Patrol", "The Honeymooners"  and the list goes on ... and most of it is in beautiful black and white ... ahhhh comfort zone once again.  No need to get up and turn my rabbit ears or put tin foil on them to pick up my favorite programs ... it's cable, it's clear, it's, it's ... it's BEAUTIFUL!   I watched several episodes of Leave It To Beaver ... The Beav and Wally, and who could forget Eddie Haskell?  Many of my older friends tell me Eddie Haskell reminded them of me ... nice to my elders but a hood on the street.  Jerry Mathers, the boy genious back on the air, wholesome, friend to all!  Jerry was born in Sioux City, Iowa in 1948.  After playing the role of the Beav from 1957 trhru 1963, he started a band called Beaver and the Trappers.  In 1962 Jerry recorded two songs for a 45rpm record called "Don't 'cha Cry" and "Wind Up Toy".  He was a child star who later joined the Air Force Reserve serving his country and became a Sergeant.  Hell, they even had a game out in the early days of the Beav.  I met the Beav (Jerry Mathers) while part of the morning Zoo on 3WS radio.  He was fun to work with on the radio but the best part of the day was talking to him about the good old days of Leave it to Beaver.  Today is a new day for me ... instead of watching DREAD TV everynight and those senseless commercials that run every 10 minutes about things that kids shouldn't be watching, I can now go back to the days of the "Flintstones", "Wagon Train", "Johnny Carson", "The Carol Burnett Show"  and I'm sure many more great programs through the week ... I mean it's only been two days for me so far.  I'm going to Gyant Igle and buy a whole bunch of popcorn!  There is still hope for TV ... the Beav!  Till tomorrow, stay safe, stay healthy, help a neighbor when you can ... and, GOD Bless!


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