Hi neighbor, have a ‘Gansett

It’s a beer, and here’s the first radio jingle. Are there still radio and TV jingles and show intros? If so, they must be pretty rare. Gold doubloons. The professor and Mary Anne didn’t make into this until season 2. Talent roundup? We mention all this because we passed by a TV that had the Addams family movie on, and we recall that the TV show had a clever music theme (witch’s shawl on, a broom that you can crawl on, etc.). We can usually remember things well, but we must admit that from time to time we get Lurch confused with Kanamit.

No politics for now, but we note that the commie who so carefully (and so PC) pronounced Puerto Rico to get her 16K votes had a very different media persona just a few years ago.

3 Responses to “Hi neighbor, have a ‘Gansett”

  1. feeblemind Says:


    Back in the day, it was Falstaff beer for us. A couple of cowboys peddled Falstaff in the 70s. It was a clever campaign.


    Gilligan’s Island. Yeah . . . back in the day when it first aired, I never missed it. Haven’t really seen it since.

    Ah yes . . . the Talent Roundup. Back in the 50s when this first aired, my Mom would breathe a sigh of relief when the theme music played because she knew both of her toddlers would sit still for an hour and watch the show and she would get a much needed rest. I don’t remember that, but I do recall it being aired in reruns in St. Louis in the early 60s. My sister loved the Mickey Mouse Club . . . but . . . reruns of Sea Hunt and Whirleybirds were on opposite and that’s what I wanted to watch. After all, REAL MEN wanted to watch under water knife fights and men jumping from helicopters, not a bunch of sissy kids singing and dancing. This resulted in my sister and I having knock-down-drag-out fights for control of the TV. Mom finally solved the long running dispute by making us alternate days when we could watch our preferred programs.

    Loved the Addams family back in the day. The highlight of the show was always Gomez blowing up his Lionel Train. And Lurch was cool. I got Lurch confused with Kanamit as well.

  2. feeblemind Says:

    The other thing I recall about Talent Roundup was that it was the theme of the Friday show. Every day had a different theme and Friday was the western theme.

  3. feeblemind Says:

    Lifson makes a good point and asks the $64 question in his piece on Ocasio Cortez.

    Who sent her?

    Someone saw potential and picked her out of the crowd.

    I have thought the posters of her look right out of 1935 Republican Spain.

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