When I was a wee lad there were a few shows I remember coming on erratically on the weekends, I would always search the newspaper TV listings on the weekends to see if they would pop up. These were shows that had basically run their course in syndication and were now relegated to TV's remainder bin.
Highway Patrol, Whirlybirds, Ripcord, Robin Hood, and Sea Hunt come to mind as examples. Not that these shows were anything extra special, standard 1950's TV fare, but they were often the only thing on other than fishing shows and bowling.
In that spirit here's the Christmas episode of Highway Patrol starring Broderick Crawford. If you're wondering why Broderick Crawford was chosen to be a host for Saturday Night Live so early in the series' run it's because of the indelible mark he made on our generation because of endless reruns of Highway Patrol on local stations.
Now Sea Hunt, the third episode in the first season of the Lloyd Bridges classic.
Commercial time - how about this nifty Skylark radio under the tree this year?
Dragnet's holiday offering: A Gun for Christmas
Betty White starred in the 1950s sitcom Date With the Angels, this is Santa's Helper.
A sampling of Coca-Cola commercials from the 1950s.
You Asked For It! A weekly show that fullfilled viewer's requests to see how things are done.
Next up an episode of Ripcord starring Larry Pernell & Ken Curtis.
Finally, the theme song from Robin Hood as it was released as a single for kids.
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