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The closing song in the "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show was always the same.  It was a popular instrumental piece that had words added long after it had been written.  Can you name the original instrumental piece and, to show that you really know your stuff, can you tell us the words? 

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Be kind to your web footed friends,
For that duck may be somebody's mother 
She lives in a hole in a swamp
Where the weather is always damp 
You may think that this is the end: 
Well it is, but to prove that we're all liars 
We're going to sing it again, 
But only this time we will sing a little higher
 
Be kind to your web footed friends, 
For that duck may be somebody's mother 
She lives in a hole in a swamp
Where the weather is always damp 
You may think that this is the end:
Well, it is!
 
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Yes, but they only sang the last half.  If you watch this clip, you'll hear it near the end.  By the way, Johnny Carson is in the chorus in one of the songs.  The show also featured Leslie Uggams, who went on to have a solo career, and tenor Bob McGrath, who became a regular on "Sesame Street".  One other member of the chorus was an older gentleman named Thurl Ravenscroft, who was the voice of Tony the Tiger in the Frosted Flakes commercials.  

 

 

 

OK, Kid, it's your turn.

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Thank you, Miles.

 

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This television detective series had as it's title an address which was the Boston residence of the lead character. This was a summer replacement consisting of 11 - 30 minute episodes.

 

The current real-time location appears to be a Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar (per Google Earth)

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That would be "21 Beacon Street" which starred Dennis Morgan. That was the address of his office. Did you know that "The Bull And Finch Pub", which was used for the exterior shots of "Cheers" is located at 84 Beacon Street? It's now called "Cheers-Beacon Hill".

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doesn't take a high forehead to know that Phoebe B Beebee was J Fred Muggs girlfriend. Doesn't take a high forehead to look that up either. That info is easily found

NBC originated the "Tonight" show (late night), and "Today" show (mornings) in the '50s. In the same decade, it also originated an after- noon show of the same general type. What was it called, and who was the host?

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Yes, the doll was a big money maker for the Mattell company.

 

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My brother and a friend went to New York for a few days during that time period.  They attended a taping of the syndicated version of "What's My Line" that featured a fellow named Wally Bruner as the host.  Anissa Jones, who played Buffy on "Family Affair" was the mystery guest.  A few years later, she died of a drug overdose.  She was only eighteen.  . 

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I actually preferred Double Bubble gum.  

 

Lark cigarettes had a series of commercials where a sign on the back of a truck asked people to show their Lark pack.  What famous theme music was played throughout the commercial?

 

Now for the tough question.  Another product spoofed the Lark commercials with the same music theme for their product.  What was that product?

 

While you're trying to remember, here are few old commercial jingles that you may enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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