Classic Television: 1970s
This is the first episode of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a satircial nighttime soap opera about an Ohio housewife attempting to cope with various bizarre and violent incidents occurring around her. The show, developed and produced by Norman Lear, was syndicated in 1976 and 1977.
Legendary 70s British comedy starring John Cleese as a frustrated, short-tempered hotel keeper and his bossy wife, played by Prunella Scales.
The Rockford Files was a highly successful detective series on NBC in the 1970s and starring James Garner as Jim Rockford. The opening title sequence featured an answering machine that played a different message each week.
Classic Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch that played after the closing credits of the show which aired November 22, 1972 on BBC1. It features Michael Palin, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones.
From the variety/sketch-comedy "The Carol Burnett Show", the recurring "oldest man" character frustrates his customer while running a hot-dog stand. This sketch features regular cast members Tim Conway and Harvey Korman.
Famous 1971 commercial "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)", performed by the Hillside Singers.
First episode of this coming-of-age series about a teen trying to adjust to life in a new part of the country. Originally aired on NBC October 27,1977, and starring Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, and Kim Richards.
The first episode from the 1970s British Comedy, based on a series of novels by David Nobbs, stars Leonard Rossiter as a middle-aged corporate manager who is driven to bizarre behaviour by the pointlessness of his job. This episode aired on BBC1 on September 8,1976.
A sneak-peek commercial for the 1975 ABC fall line-up, including Happy Days along with two new shows,Starsky and Hutch and Welcome Back Kotter!