Saturday, September 3, 2011

June Lockhart & Micky Dolenz in These Are the Days (1974)

This series about the lives of the Day family living at the turn of the last century in a small rural town could be considered a mashup of The Waltons and The Flintstones. The animated series had a more somber tone than the usual animated fare, with thought given to realistic circumstances and interpersonal interactions. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and was one of the few dramatic series the studio tackled.

Above is the opening sequence of the show, which only aired for one season - 1974 - '75 before being canceled after only 16 episodes. The sequence was uploaded to YouTube by muttley16.

Obscurity factor: 9 (fondly remembered by some fans, hard to find, not available on DVD)

3 comments:

  1. I'd half-forgotten this show; I remember watching it but really don't remember anything much about it. I don't think it was one of my regular shows and if my memory is right it wasn't to my tastes at the time. Looking back it was probably a result of pre-bicentennial nostalgia; I remember another show about "The Spirit of '76" in which a colonial-era ghost helps groovy modern teens solve mysteries....

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  2. I think it also had a lot to do with the success of The Waltons.

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  3. Oh yeah, "The Waltons." Good grief, how could I have forgotten about THAT?!?!? Although I never watched it, to be honest. Maybe a mix of Waltons with pre-Bicentennial nostalgia, then?

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