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50's and 60's Weird TV on Channel Three - Part 1

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50's and 60's Weird TV on Channel Three - Part 1

I think I must be seeing things
Before me stand the four of kings,
They shuffle when the Bishop brings
Annette upon nine raven wings

And Beanie rides a sea serpent
And wonders where the yellow went;
I go to pay the next day’s rent,
Where have they taken my new tent?

The bandstand kids look like Dick Clark,
Turn on the lights, I’m in the dark,
I’m standing in Grand Central Park,
A worm has caught a purple lark

And Kookie has run out of combs
So rents out rooms in old maid’s homes,
He has B.O. where ere he roams
So buys some spray and sells his tomes,

To your friend Ralph, yes you know who,
The one who should be in a zoo;
He sells used cars upon the tube
To each and every simple boob

And if he gives you stomach ache
Then Alkaseltzer’s what you take
And Bufferin too if you’re a rake,
Thus hath the Johnny Carson spake

Do I need a cigarette?
A camel says before me yet
‘yes, Luckys is the brand to get,
Be a he man, don’t you fret’
‘there must be worser ways to die
So buy brand X, give it a try’;

Just then another bird walks up
And asks me what I feed my pup
Then puts a nickel in my cup
And tells me I am full of crup

Of where I am, I’m unaware;
Why are the people all so square?
Who is standing over there?
He says he’s here to take my fare
But I’m not going anywhere,
Besides I feel my pockets bare
‘Well then I guess you must have paid’
At this I start to get afraid,
I think my mind will start to fade,
Then Hogen’s Heros make a raid,
Upon my sensibilities
And now it’s clear why each eye sees
So many people climbing trees;
It aint because of hungry fleas

As Tarzan swings upon a rope
I find I start to give up hope;
Jack Webb has started smoking dope
So now the crooks no longer mope

And Perry Mason kicks a judge
But finds the law will never budge
Unless big business gives a nudge
To Popeye selling ice cream fudge

At this I really have to rush
To our old john so I can flush
So far away this vacant mush
Before my teeth I start to brush

Then Josephine comes to my view
And says ‘I want to talk to you 
Have you scrubbed your sink anew?
Your mop I think needs some shampoo’

I said ‘I think you are the plumber
And no one else was ever dumber
You’ve put me on another bummer’
My feelings start to get much number

 Continued in Part 2 

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  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:11:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your work. It made me think.

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 2:16:00 PM
    This reminds me of my past..Oh how it has come,and gone so fast...On to #2.

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 9:02:00 AM
    Hi Terry all I can see is Genius to all three!!!!xx <3

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 9:03:00 AM
    Okay Terry. I'm moving on to 2. Will it top this? I don't know how.

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 8:37:00 PM
    Laughs and nostalgia together. We got our first TV in 1961 for Christmas. Where I grew up there were no TV stations. I get the idea I did not miss much.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 7:55:00 PM
    Just hilarious, you are master of rhyme and the humor nibbles away at my mind too!

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 10:58:00 PM
    Is this what they show on television in France these days? I have to see the other two parts.

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 7:19:00 PM
    T'his sure brings a wave of nostalgia to my Terry. Methinks someone was in a mood for remembering the old tv shows!! Will check out the others later. I am scrambling today with hubbie home between drives! trying to catch up with all my friends' poetry. Isn't it awesome all the differing styles of our Soup friends?