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Gunsmoke's Doc actually grew up in an authentic tiny Old Western town in Kansas Milburn Stone's authentic upbringing helped set the tone for Gunsmoke. Posted: November 13, 2018, 12:19PM
In defense of Lost in Space's ''The Great Vegetable Rebellion,'' giant carrot man and all Vegetables are good for you, even when they talk. Posted: November 13, 2018, 10:34AM
Here's a map of the most highly sought Thanksgiving recipes, by state At least two states seem stuck in the 1970s. Posted: November 12, 2018, 2:52PM
R.I.P. comic book legend Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk The Marvel icon dies at 95. Posted: November 12, 2018, 1:59PM
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California wildfire burns the historic set where Gunsmoke and M*A*S*H were filmed The Paramount Ranch has served as a film setting since 1927. Posted: November 12, 2018, 10:08AM
The Twilight Zone stars describe their memorable characters in their own words Enter The Twilight Zone with Carol, Shatner, Klugman and more. Posted: November 8, 2018, 4:39PM
Partners in Crime featured two of the biggest pin-ups of the 1970s… but flopped A former Wonder Woman and WKRP star teamed up to solve crimes. Posted: November 8, 2018, 3:07PM
R.I.P. Eddie Foy III, actor turned casting director on all your favorite shows He helped cast the Monkees, Mork, Gidget and Jeannie. Posted: November 7, 2018, 5:00PM
The Andy Griffith Show creator wanted to take Andy’s name off the series title And in hindsight, Andy agreed! Posted: November 7, 2018, 3:05PM
11 forgotten cop shows of the 1970s Police were everywhere on TV, ranging from steely to silly. Posted: November 7, 2018, 10:01AM
The next Perry Mason could be The Americans star Matthew Rhys Perry Mason continues to be irreplaceable. Posted: November 7, 2018, 9:17AM
M*A*S*H stars describe their famous characters in their own words Character notes from Hawkeye, Hot Lips and more. Posted: November 5, 2018, 3:50PM
10 times kids weren't really selling it in vintage advertisements Sometimes your first big break is a pretty boring gig. Posted: November 5, 2018, 3:13PM
R.I.P. Kitty O'Neil, Wonder Woman stunt double once dubbed ''the fastest woman in the world'' The widely admired stunt performer passed away at the age of 72. Posted: November 5, 2018, 1:48PM
Celebrate the holiday season with A Very Merry MeTV from November 11 through Christmas See which Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes are on tap this season! Posted: November 5, 2018, 11:19AM
R.I.P. Ken Swofford, actor who appeared on Gunsmoke, Columbo, Fame & more The prolific character actor passed away at the age of 85. Posted: November 5, 2018, 11:08AM
Frances Bavier is in the pilot of The Andy Griffith Show, but she did not play Aunt Bee Her first Mayberry character was Henrietta Perkins. Posted: November 2, 2018, 4:54PM
The Brady Bunch kids reunited in front of their TV house The six actors are home again. Posted: November 2, 2018, 10:23AM
There's more to know about the origin story of Columbo's raincoat The original Columbo wore a top coat, not a trench coat. Posted: November 1, 2018, 4:44PM
Loads of incredible TV show costumes and props are up for auction Iconic costumes from Batman, Star Trek, Buck Rogers and more can be yours. Posted: November 1, 2018, 4:04PM
10 classic TV stars who got their acting start later in life Whether you're a dentist or a car salesman, it's never too late to get famous. Posted: November 1, 2018, 12:47PM
Joan Crawford made her final performance in the eerie TV tale ''Dear Joan: We're Going to Scare You to Death'' The Hollywood legend wrapped up her career in a psychic tale, now part of Night Gallery. Posted: October 31, 2018, 4:46PM
Of course Rod Serling came up with the weirdest way to pitch the pilot of The Twilight Zone This is what he wrote, word for word. Posted: October 31, 2018, 2:03PM
See the castaways of Gilligan's Island in their earliest screen roles Fittingly, Bob Denver got his start on a boat. Posted: October 30, 2018, 10:41AM
Leonard Nimoy's directorial debut was this vampire story on Night Gallery Fortunately, a Star Trek cameraman was on hand to help! Posted: October 29, 2018, 4:45PM
5 spooky urban legends you definitely heard as a kid Did your older sibling scare you with these tales? Posted: October 29, 2018, 4:32PM
Barney's bloodhound Blue was the hardest working actor on The Andy Griffith Show Pluto the dog appeared on a bunch of classic shows. Posted: October 26, 2018, 11:30AM
Celebrate Halloween with spooky special episodes this Wednesday on MeTV Tune in for Halloween stories from Andy Griffith, M*A*S*H and more! Posted: October 25, 2018, 4:13PM
The most haunting episodes of classic TV Westerns Lightning strikes twice on Bonanza. Posted: October 25, 2018, 3:52PM
Peter Falk's real wife appeared on Columbo more than any other actress The real Mrs. Columbo was hiding in plain sight. Posted: October 24, 2018, 3:02PM
R.I.P. Dorcas Reilly, Thanksgiving pioneer who created the green bean casserole The original recipe card is in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Posted: October 24, 2018, 2:23PM
See the cast of M*A*S*H in their first ever screen roles Before they served in the 4077th, they were sculptors, bartenders, gunners and geeks. Posted: October 24, 2018, 10:51AM
10 frightening, forgotten horror TV shows of the '60s, '70s and '80s Digging through the crypt of cult TV. Posted: October 23, 2018, 1:53PM
Tab fanatics are stocking up on the diet cola as it disappears from shelves Stock up on cans while you still can. Posted: October 23, 2018, 10:11AM
8 fast, fascinating facts about The Fugitive Run, Richard, run! Posted: October 22, 2018, 1:10PM
This delightful Andy Griffith scene was a nod to Paul Hartman's early career The handyman had a heap of dancing experience in those shoes. Posted: October 19, 2018, 4:13PM
Barry Williams chats about The Brady Bunch and his upcoming TV celebrity cruise The Greg Brady actor talks to us about the Brady Bunch, cruises, surfing and tiki curses. Posted: October 18, 2018, 9:08AM
After 50 years, the original Big Bird puppeteer Caroll Spinney is retiring Like Big Bird says, "I guess it's better to be who you are." Posted: October 17, 2018, 3:20PM
7 friendly facts about Casper the Ghost There's more to the little ghost than you think. Posted: October 17, 2018, 2:05PM
Your favorite black and white TV shows look far different in bright, beautiful color Salute the red skies of The Twilight Zone, the blue walls of I Love Lucy. Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:32AM
The groovy, goofy Paul Lynde Halloween Special could only have existed in the 1970s KISS and Betty White, together at last. Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:16PM
10 kooky and spooky animated Halloween specials from the 1970s

Images: The Everett Collection

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown remains the gold standard of animated Halloween specials. That 1966 production has aired annually for more than half a century.

But it is hardly alone when it comes to trick-or-treating animated treats.

The 1970s churned out dozens of Halloween specials, both live-action and animated. Here are some forgotten and overlooked cartoon television specials from the era.

Posted: October 15, 2018, 4:40PM
The last episode of Perry Mason put as many crew members onscreen as possible Crew member on Raymond Burr: "He could be a warm, fuzzy kind of a guy." Posted: October 15, 2018, 4:26PM
20 smells that will zap you right back to the 1980s Take a whiff of the decade. Posted: October 15, 2018, 12:35PM
The Svengoolie Pumpkin Carving Template Will you be too chicken to try this out? Posted: October 12, 2018, 1:48PM