April 17, 2009

YouTube is adding a big page of full-length movies and TV shows.

Info about the new show.

To watch, go to Youtube dot com slash shows.

I check out the classic TV, hoping for my favorite show, "Dobie Gillis." It's not there (yet), but — check it out — here's the first episode of "I Spy." Not embeddable, but nice and sharp.

Very cool.

19 comments:

former law student said...

Zelda was termed out of the California Senate, but found a safe niche as a member of the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

I am glad that I didn't know she was gay when she was pursuing Dobie, because her obsession would have seemed ridiculous. I couldn't take T.R. Knight's pursuit of the Grey's Anatomy women seriously once his sexual orientation was revealed. But somehow Neil Patrick Harris plays a credible straight horndog.

hdhouse said...

I'm just hoping for an episode or two of Science Fiction Theater with Truman Bradley...a Saturday night staple when I was a kid..but only if we were brave enough to watch it back then.

Smadraji said...

Nice Posting
Gay

blake said...

Ooh! Navy Seals!

kynefski said...

Ah, but they have Sea Hunt.

Sheepman said...

Thanks for the alert. It's a comfort to know that when I'm old and senile I'll be able to watch the TV of my youth.

I just watched the pilot of a childhood favorite,The Dick Van Dyke show, and was impressed by how well it was written. Shame though that Dick and Laura couldn't sleep in the same bed.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Slate has a more in-depth look at the problems with Google (and Facebook, etc.) that were dismissed by the spokesperson in the article. Add that to the analysis in the YouTube is Doomed article and things don't look so good for the stars of Web 2.0.

rhhardin said...

Video ads that are too short for a trip to the kitchen are immoral.

michael farris said...

Clicked on a few buttons but most are not available in Poland (probably anywhere outside of the US).

Guess it's back to regular youtube and more accomodating sites.

Sheepman said...

Clicked on a few buttons but most are not available in Poland (probably anywhere outside of the US).They're available in Norway, so they should be in Poland as well.

peter hoh said...

I've only looked at one show, but the quality is excellent.

former law student said...

Shame though that Dick and Laura couldn't sleep in the same bed.

As I recall, the first show showing a husband and wife sharing the same bed was the 1965-66 sitcom, "Mona McCluskey," starring the delectable Juliet Prowse.

jdeeripper said...

former law student said...Zelda was termed out of the California Senate, but found a safe niche as a member of the California Integrated Waste Management Board.And "Arnold Strong" went on to become Governor.

MadisonMan said...

No wonder office productivity is dropping.

hdhouse said...

isn't it rather amazing that the 50's television that many remember - so technologically crude - are our best rememberances. perhaps we really don't have to have a life of special effects...youtube will be able to tell us with the views..

oh and zedzzed...you truly don't have the game for this blog. i'm sure you know that but you do seem in great need of reinforcement.

BJM said...

Rats! No Bob Cummings Show, George Gobel or Peter Gunn either.

@jdeeripper have you seen this Japanese Schwarzenegger ad? It's so wrong on so many levels that it's entertaining as hell.

Rick Lee said...

Cool! I just watched the first episode of Terry Jones' "Medieval Lives". The video quality was quite good... I'm excited to watch the whole series.

save_the_rustbelt said...

I wanted to grow up to look like Robert Culp.

Other than being short and homely I got close - not!

former law student said...

No Bob Cummings Show

Love That Bob

With Schultzie, who reappeared on the Brady Bunch.

I'd also like to see the Gale Storm show, The Millionaire, and Divorce Court, with its announcer speaking in the hushed tones of a golf commentator.