Sunday, October 15, 2006
As if there were not already googols of free videos available at YouTube, I found Like Television, which has hundreds of sitcoms and TV serials from the '50s and '60s, toy commercials, and feature-length theatrical and made-for-TV movies from the '50s, '60s and '70s...the kind you see sometimes late at night after Dave and Conan and Craig have signed off and you're channel-surfing and you go, "Oh yeah, that one." Pictured above is "Thursday's Game," a lost gem of a mid-life crisis comedy starring Gene Wilder, Bob Newhart and every major sitcom star of the early 1970's.
Also featured are cartoons and shorts from the '40s that were run on TV during the '60s, like "Hollywood Steps Out" which featured all the Hollywood stars of the era (identified for us by our parents during those '60s TV viewings.)
Also this, which manages to offend at least two ethnic groups. Hey, folks, it's history.
How do they give you all these things for free? Volume.
Also, because they have a bunch of ads to click on for sites where you have to pay for the movies.
You'll need Real Player to view, but how hard is that to get?