Sep 17

Sitcoms of the 60’s

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

Driving home last evening I started thinking about the old TV sitcoms that I loved to watch as a child, the ones that made me rush through dinner so I could lay in front of the television set until bedtime.  We didn’t have a lot of homework so the only thing that might have cut into our TV watching time was Bible Study and/or Prayer Service at Church.

retro tv

Now thanks to online websites like Retro Cafe, Hulu and YouTube as well as over the air stations like AntennaTV and Cozi TV, I can watch them anytime I want.   Having only 3 stations and broadcasting ended at midnight with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner these were my top ten favorites.

  1. I Love Lucy
  2. Julia
  3. The Beverly Hillbillies
  4. Bewitched
  5. Leave it to Beaver
  6. Family Affair
  7. Gilligan’s Island
  8. The Patty Duke Show
  9. Hazel
  10. The Honeymooners

i love lucy

What wasn’t there to love about that zany redhead and her antics with Ethel – loved when they moved to Connecticut


The first time we ever saw a black woman not playing a maid and we loved her son

beverly hillbillies

Come on Granny, you know you could have whomped Mrs. Drysdale – I always wanted to swim in the “cement pond”


Nosy Mrs. Kravitz and oh how I wished I could wiggle my nose to make magic

leave it to beaver

Wally and Beaver…really…come on June and Ward – I did like they had a bathroom in their bedroom

family affair

Something about Mr. Bill and Mr. French raising those kids it was such a sweet and innocent sitcom


Gotta love a feisty maid like Hazel, I often wondered if my grandmother acted the same way with the families she worked for

gilligans island

Really people…you could make a radio out of a coconut but couldn’t make a boat out of trees!  Poor Gilligan

patty duke show

I could never figure out how Patty and Cathy could be in the same scene…but it was obvious they weren’t

the honeymooers

Ralphie Boy…And away we go!  I loved watching the “shadow” on the wall – and everything fit into that one dresser drawer

What were some of your favorite sitcoms as a child and why?



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  1. imagesbytdashfield

    Some of those I barely remember (like Hazel and Honeymooners) while I was a fan of some of the others like Bewitched (and their two Darrins) and Gilligan.

    1. DelBlogger

      There were so many others that I enjoyed and still watch today like Gidget and Dennis The Menance.

      1. imagesbytdashfield

        Didn’t care for those two but did like Flying Nun

        1. DelBlogger

          Yes, that comes on every Saturday afternoon on AntennaTV.

  2. Missy Homemaker

    I grew up in the late 70s early 80s so my shows were a little different. But we watched most of these on channel 39 after school. We always loved Gilligans Island and The Beverly Hillbillies especially.

    1. DelBlogger

      What were some of your favorite 70’s sitcoms – I still watch Sanford and Son, Barney Miller, Good Times and Maude!

  3. Sheila

    Oh My! TV when it was real unlike today’s television full of garbage and self gaining antics also known as ratings.

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, tv that everyone could watch together and not offend!

  4. Robin Hardeman (robincharmagne)

    Oh so many memories. I adore Lucille Ball. She was a true pioneer in television. My favorite episode was when they were in Paris and her and Ethel made those burlap dresses which Ricky and Fred laughed at, then the “famous” designer made the same thing. Toooo funny! And really loved the fashion of the show, the gowns were amazing. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    1. DelBlogger

      oh yes, the burlap dress and horse’s feedbag hats – I remember Fred laughing like a hyena in that episode.

  5. FreeUrCloset

    I Love Lucy is my all-time favorite! The other show I remember watching religiously after school was Three’s Company – made me laugh every time. Hulu is a great site.

    1. DelBlogger

      oh yes, Jack Tripper was a trip – may he rest in Peace!

  6. Pride in Photos Photography

    Oh so many oldies but goodies…loved them all…you lucky girl.

    1. DelBlogger

      What is ‘lil man’s favorite snack?

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