Saturday Matinee: 1967


Classic scene from1967’s  “The Flim Flam Man,” starring George C. Scott, Michael Sarrazin, and the irascible Slim Pickens. Scott was only 40, and Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. was 48 when this was made.

Where do we go from here? Patton? No. Too obvious, so let’s find something Y’all haven’t heard in a while, also from 1967.

Mannix. What kinda name was that? A very cool one.

Ironsides rocked the courtroom, even before handicapped parking was invented.

The 2nd greatest TV theme song ever. Book ‘im, Danno.

Inane sitcom with a great intro.  Very loosely based upon the great movie “Stalag 17.”

1965’s “Wild Wild West” intro.  So what if it’s not from 1967. The animation, updated during the program, counts big time.  Forget Robert Conrad. The real star was Ross Martin, aka Artemus Gordon.

Best TV theme song ever? This.

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33 Responses to “Saturday Matinee: 1967”

  1. nursemyra Says:

    You picked some great themes!

  2. Leeuna Says:

    The wild wild west was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Thanks for the memories.

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    nursem– It was a quick pick as Bunkessa needed the computer last night.

    Leeuna– The TV show was great, but the movie was a great disappointment.

  4. Apple Says:

    Wild Wild West IS my favorite tv show. I have all four seasons on DVD…TWICE! And Ross Martin is my personal favorite, though I have spoken to Robert Conrad over the phone twice during his radio program. Hey, I am now separated by just ONE degree (and death, unfortunately) from Mr. Martin. Goofy, I know. Sorry.

  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Apple– Just proves that there’s a website for everything! The comments over there are funny, i.e., the Ross/Gordon vs. Conrad/West popularity contest. There seems to be some suspicion among your commenters regarding my posted absurdity. I visit sites that link here just to see who’s watching, and there’s a lot of, um, diversity… Rock on.

  6. Artiespet Says:

    Nooooo you saw a popularity contest over there? LOL only all the time 🙂 I like this site and I think I will be back often.

  7. cbullitt Says:

    Yeah, I’ll go with Peter Gunn, since Henry was from the Burgh. As for Wild, Wild West, you can’t do a proper tribute without this guy:

  8. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Artiespet– Nice to have you here. Lotta stuff to see, but if you break it, you buy it.

    cbull– That scene is way too Batman. Sometimes memories are better left untouched… 😉

  9. Apple Says:

    Henry Mancini…my band director in middle school went to school with him in Aliquippa so we played A LOT of his music, and I still love it! I had never seen Peter Gunn until a year ago 😮 although I played it on the sax at Highland Middle School all three years. And Baby Elephant Walk, and The 38th (59th??) Street Bridge Song, et cetera.

  10. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Apple– Although I played trumpet in HiSkool, we also had a “band” called The Buffoons, a doowop/R&R group. One guy played two saxes at once with the assistance of rubber bands. Never made any money as it all went to renting sound equipment and buying fuses, but it was fun.

  11. cbullitt Says:

    Great Gak…Aliquippa, that’s right across the river, or what’s left of it is. Nice fan forum you have there. I hadn’t thought about Victor Buono in ages. He was great in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and of course, The Strangler.

  12. Artiespet Says:

    GULP if I break it I buy it uh oh I’m a bull in a china shop sometimes LOL Love the Lovess clip. It’s almost enough to turn me from an Artie’s Angel to a Loveless Lackey…NAH lol

  13. Apple Says:

    cbulliltt, where are you, Ambridge? I’m in Beaver Falls…well, Chippewa.

  14. planetross Says:

    “The 2nd greatest TV theme song ever.”

    What is the 1st? … or did I miss something.

    I’d have to go for “The Rockford Files” or “Mission Impossible” without putting too much thought into it.

  15. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Artiespet– No worries. Most everything here was lifted from elsewhere.

    Apple– If you’re a stalker, I can assure you that cbullitt is heavily armed, but not dangerous as far as you know.

    plane– You missed the link to the 1st greatest theme song at the end of the post. Ooh– Mission Impossible is right up there, too. Next to Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five,” it’s prolly the greatest song in 5/4 time ever.

  16. planetross Says:

    I checked out the link just now.
    I never knew there was a TV series attached to that piece of music … I just thought the music title was a bit funny.

  17. cbullitt Says:

    Sorry I didn’t check back, Apple. I’ve been having fun punking some deserving fools over at the Weblog Awards site.
    I’m in Leetsdale.

    And, Bunk I voted, a few times, for you while I was over there doing my devilry.

  18. Bunk Strutts Says:

    plane– Yep. The age of innocence.

    cbull– Lotta chicanery going on over there. =)

  19. Apple Says:

    Haha, no I’m not a stalker, I just think it’s great that someone from Beaver County is wreaking havoc on blogs and forums…besides me!

  20. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Apple– All stalkers say that.

  21. Apple Says:

    LOL! Really, I’m not a stalker…it doesn’t fit into my schedule ;P

  22. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Apple– Celery Stalker then.

  23. Apple Says:

    Ok, Celery Stalker. I love the big bands! Thanks for the link.

  24. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Apple– Beat me Daddy. Who’s your favorite Big Band? The one that’s too hot to handle and too cold to hold? Talk to me deb o’ de gams! I gotta gamble on a ramble, got some shavin’ in the bramble. Hep dis hep cat chop some wood.

    I don’t know what the hell that meant, but it sure was hep.

  25. Apple Says:

    Glenn Miller is one of my favorites. I love all of them, the sound was amazing.

  26. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Apple– I was more partial to Tommy Dorsey (with Ziggy Ellman.) “Well Git It!”

  27. Apple Says:

    Tommy Dorsey…with the clarinet? I don’t know Ziggy Ellman…

  28. cbullitt Says:

    Nah, go back further to the 20s. Paul Whiteman, George Olsen, Fletcher Henderson, they were playing hot jazz with orchestras–even the record labels had house orchestras; The Columbians and the RCA Victor Orchestra. Guys like Bix Beiderbecke, Bunny Berigan, Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti, Bing and the Rhythm Boys. Great Stuff, like this:

  29. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Apple– NOOO! Tommy Dorsey on trombone, Ziggy on trumpet!

    cbull– You sussed me! 1920s-30s jazz is my favorite big band era. Benny Moten, Red Nichols, King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, even Nat Shilkret are some of my favorites. Whiteman, well okay.

  30. cbullitt Says:

    Yeah, Nat was great. There was a series of albums put out in the 70s called the RCA Vintage series–had everybody. I had one album called “Jugs, Washboards and Kazoos.” It was like the 1920s crossroads where jazz, bluegrass and country music met for a second. Jugband players playing smoking hot 20s jazz like “House Rent Rag.” fantastic stuff.

  31. Bunk Strutts Says:

    cbull– “Down in Nagasaki Where the Men Chew Tabacky and the Women Wicky Wacky Woo.” You just can’t make up stuff like that anymore. We need to compare lists, dude. Email me. =)

  32. Apple Says:

    Benny Goodman was clarinet, wasn’t he? Oops. Im just a youngin’ who saw these boys in movies and heard them on a local radio station when I was a teen in the 80’s! I don’t remember much of my music history, even though Mrs. Green beat it into us!

  33. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Apple– “Sing Sing Sing” was Goodman’s classic. Aside from Stan Kenton, the most talented group of musicians was assembled by conductor and arranger Carl Stalling. Go google.

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