I get a lot of e-mails from people asking me about television shows, made-for-TV movies or miniseries they remember from years or even decades past. I try to answer each question as best I can. Every now and then I like to pull out a few e-mails to answer here at Television Obscurities for everyone to enjoy. Keep reading for today’s questions and answers.
I was wondering if you could help me with a 40-something year old memory of mine. I recall seeing the Filmation “Superboy” shorts from the Sixties on NYC’s WPIX circa 1971 on a weekend afternoon. However, I can’t find anything to corroborate this in the TV listings of that time. Now, it’s possible that I’m actually mixing up WPIX with WCBS, the channel that aired CBS’ “The New Adventures of Superman” on early Sunday afternoons circa 1970, but my memory says otherwise. BTW, WNEW aired the Filmation superhero shorts, as well as Format Films’ “The Lone Ranger” animated shorts, as part of a program called “Super Heroes” starting in 1972. I mention this only because I have no recollection of “The Adventures of Superboy” as part of the show (it was added to it during the late ’70s, however), which reinforces my impression that it did air separately from the other Filmation shorts at that time.
Does anyone remember watching The Adventures of Superboy Filmation shorts on WPIX (Channel 11) in New York City on Saturday/Sunday afternoon in 1971? The shorts were originally aired by CBS between 1966 and 1969 as part of a variety of superhero cartoons, including The New Adventures of Superman and The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure . Were they aired by WPIX in 1971? Could they have been part of a WPIX cartoon program, like the one John mentions?