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Let’s Binge Watch

As a child, I was definitely a Television addict, and I more often than not got to choose what was viewed. Many of the shows listed below I watched as first run episodes. I’m not so old that all were first run! But a good many were. I still enjoy watching them either on DVD or as television reruns to this day. These shows definitely have staying power.

While thinking about these television shows, I started remembering TV theme songs. In just remembering the title of the show, the theme song simply comes into my head. I wonder if this happens to you. Especially the songs of the classic shows. The Jetsons: Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, Daughter Judy, Jane his wife…,” or, “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky, The Addams Family,” or even, “They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning, No-one you see, is smarter than he, And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder, Flying there-under, under the sea!”[1] Once the theme song starts running through your head, it is hard to stop.

The library has many of these shows available for check out. We also have many in our library system that can be placed on hold; the other libraries will send them here for you to pick up and check out. Look over the list – I am sure like me you remember many of them.  

I am often asked why we don’t have a certain television series but another library does. The answer is that in order to provide more titles, we generally buy different television shows to increase what our consortium can offer. We share our catalog with 52 other libraries! You can see what we have and what they have using our online catalog.

These shows premiered during the week of September 17 thru 23.

September 17

Bewitched, 1964 (ran for 8 seasons). We have the entire run. Call No.: DVD TV BEWITCHED 1

The Fugitive, 1963 (ran for 4 Seasons). Season 1 is available in our library system. Call No.: DVD TV Fugitive

Home Improvement, 1991 (ran for 8 seasons). All seasons are in are our library system. Call No.: DVD TV HOME 1

M*A*S*H, 1972 (ran for 11 seasons). All seasons are in our library system. Call No.: DVD TV MASH 1

Mission Impossible, 1966 (ran for 7 seasons). All seasons are in our library system. Call No.: DVD TV MISSION 1

September 18

The Addams family, 1964 (ran for 2 seasons). Available in our library system. Call No.: DVD TV ADDAMS v.1-3

Get Smart, 1965 (ran for 5 seasons). Available in our library system Call No.: DVD GET

Wagon Train, 1957 (ran for 8 seasons). We don’t have the complete series, but do have some episodes on different DVDs with other western TV shows.

September 19

ER, 1994 (ran for 15 seasons). Available at our library and in our library system. Call No.:  DVD TV ER 1

Flipper, 1964 (ran for 3 seasons). Season 1 only; available in our library system. Call No.: DVD FLI

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1970 (ran for 7 seasons). Available at our library and in our library system. Call No.: DVD TV MARY 1

The Virginian, 1962 (ran for 9 season). Only 2 seasons are available in our library system. Call No.: DVD TV SERIES VIRGINIAN TWO

September 20

The Cosby Show, 1984 (ran for 8 seasons). Available in our consortium. Call No.: DVD Cosby show Season 1

The Phil Silvers Show, (Sgt. Bilko), 1955 (ran for 4 seasons). Season 1 available here and various episodes on other DVDs in the consortium. Call No.: DVD TV PHIL 1

September 21

Monday Night Football, 1970. Just because.

NYPD Blue, 1993 (ran for 12 seasons). Seasons 1 and 2 available at our library and in our consortium. Call No.: DVD TV NYPD 1

Perry Mason, 1957 (ran for 9 seasons). Available at our library and in our consortium. Call No.: DVD TV PERRY 1 v.1

Texaco Star Theater (Milton Berle show,) 1948 (ran for 6 seasons). We have some episodes in another DVD Family TV classics (DVD FAM) and Pioneers of Primetime (DVD Documentary Pioneers), with clips from show in our consortium.

September 22

Charlie’s Angels, 1976 (ran for 5 seasons). Available at our library and in our consortium. Call No.: DVD CHA

Family Ties, 1982 (ran for 7 seasons). Available at our library and in our consortium. Call No.: DVD TV FAMILY 1

Friends, 1994 (ran for 10 season). Available at our library and in our consortium. Call No.: DVD TV FRIENDS 1

Maverick, 1957 (ran for 5 seasons). We have seasons 1-3 available in our in consortium. Call No.: DVD Mav

September 23

The Jetsons, 1962 (ran for 3 seasons). We have seasons 1 and 2 available in our consortium, with episodes on other DVDS.  Call No.: J DVD JET

[1] http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/