Thursday, October 12, 2006


Here's some more fun YouTube TV stuff.

Remember The Six Million Dollar Man? The great opening? Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, we have the technology. We have the ability to make the world's first bionic man!" Better. Stronger. Faster.

Well, here's a different opening that was being cooked up for this show- and it features a theme song sung by Dusty Springfield! "He's the Man... Six Million Dollar Man! Catch him if you can, beat him if you can, love him if you can!" Yecch. General consensus is the folks who ran the show really changed the theme credits for the better.

Other fun stuff... the rare open from Danger Man, an 60s spy show from Britain, better known in North America as Secret Agent.
The opening to Mannix, a 1960s-70s detective show.
Also, the theme from The Doris Day Show in 1968. Apparently the opening theme for the show kept on changing every year.

Random commercial stuff: Here's an absolutely hilarious ad for Winston cigarettes from The Flintstones television series. That's right. Fred and Barney pushing smokes on TV. Actually, back then The Flintstones were not a kids show, it was billed as the world's first adult cartoon in prime time. They were aiming for an adult audience, that's why it was sponsored by Winston! Which makes it even funnier.

Other stuff: here's a Virginia Slims ad reel from the late 1960s. Talk about bad ads; all these women who exercised their "right to smoke" are probably all in the grave by now.
A Viceroy ad featuring Steve McQueen. They say smoking killed him but actually lots of things killed him.

Some music video stuff: Here's Nancy Sinatra again from 1968 singing Sugar Town.This was from her Movin' with Nancy special.
And here's French singer Sylvie Vartan singing Irresistiblement.
And finally, Russian girl group Blestyashchie. A ya vse letala. Dig the stewardesses. I saw this video on OMNI TV one time and thought these babes were great.

There's some more good stuff out there that I'll get to later.

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