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I emailed ME-TV and called COMCAST- last night my beloved ROUTE 66 and THE NAKED CITY were bumped and 2 moronic Informercials were shown in their place. So watch out guys and keep your fingers crossed that ME-TV does NOT go that route into the dreaded Informercial land :angry:

I haven't heard about that kind of BS since my days with Cablevision, where one station was broadcast in the day and another at night. Too bad if you liked what either had at differing hours.

 

FIOS, however, charges up the wazoo, so it shows all of ME tv and all of GET tv. I think. I don't know what any of them show in the wee hours of the night. Cinemax, which has made an attempt to clean up its act with The Knick, is still showing soft core porn at night, the idiots. MEANwhile, I think CBS owns Cinemax, so tsk tsk on CBS's squeaky clean image.

 

As Fred said, liars and crooks.

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COMCAST also charges plenty. TCM, ME-TV, THIS, ANTENNA are in the 2nd tier and I pay extra for that. Unfortunately we don't get GET-TV, MOVIES and some of the other stations that have been mentioned on the bds.lately. Last night was the first time that the 2 hours were replaced by those horrible informercials. I'm very tired but I'll force myself to tune in tonight to ME-TV, RT 66 and Naked City are on @ 3 and 4 am, and yes there will be hell to pay if those idiotic commercials are on instead.

In the meantime I did get COMCAST to credit me for a day of tv programming, came out to a $4.00 credit and I'll keep calling until they do something about this

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COMCAST also charges plenty. TCM, ME-TV, THIS, ANTENNA are in the 2nd tier and I pay extra for that. Unfortunately we don't get GET-TV, MOVIES and some of the other stations that have been mentioned on the bds.lately. Last night was the first time that the 2 hours were replaced by those horrible informercials. I'm very tired but I'll force myself to tune in tonight to ME-TV, RT 66 and Naked City are on @ 3 and 4 am, and yes there will be hell to pay if those idiotic commercials are on instead.

In the meantime I did get COMCAST to credit me for a day of tv programming, came out to a $4.00 credit and I'll keep calling until they do something about this

Isn't it a shame, lavenderblue? Remember all the hoopla about the end of the cable monopolies and deregulation, when everything was supposed to be better for us the consumer?

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MEANwhile, I think CBS owns Cinemax, so tsk tsk on CBS's squeaky clean image.

 

 

Not quite sure if the so-called "Tiffany Network" has been known to have had a "squeaky clean image" for many years now, primos.

 

Especially considering that they've broadcast what has evolved into one of the raunchiest sitcoms ever on TV, and one I used to like quite a lot..."Two and a Half Men".

 

(...though maybe you meant something else by this, and if so, please elaborate)

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Apparently the individual stations that carry MeTV (and I'm sure this may apply to other stations like THIS , ANTENNA , etc)  have the right to substitute their own programming for the network scheduled shows.  In my area , Philadelphia,  the local MeTV station runs local programming on Saturday evenings in place of BATMAN.  I'm sure this upsets a lot of viewers, but for me they  just better not screw around with ADAM 12,  then there's gonna'  be hell to pay from yours truly.

yeah, same here, no batman. I doan care just so long as I get to see star trek, svengoolie, lost in space and vttbots. :)

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Not quite sure if the so-called "Tiffany Network" has been known to have had a "squeaky clean image" for many years now, primos.

 

Especially considering that they've broadcast what has evolved into one of the raunchiest sitcoms ever on TV, and one I used to like quite a lot..."Two and a Half Men".

 

(...though maybe you meant something else by this, and if so, please elaborate)

Nope, you kenn'ed (sp) correctly, and you're right, I gave up on 2-1/2 Men a long time ago for its filth and innuendo.

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Nope, you kenn'ed (sp) correctly, and you're right, I gave up on 2-1/2 Men a long time ago for its filth and innuendo.

 

So then I don't quite understand that whole "CBS squeaky clean image" thing you mentioned. And so once again, please elaborate upon that if you would.

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Isn't it a shame, lavenderblue? Remember all the hoopla about the end of the cable monopolies and deregulation, when everything was supposed to be better for us the consumer?

Yeah, just like when the airline industry was deregulated in 1978.  I enjoy flying, but the way flights are packed with people nowadays, I sometimes feel like a steer bound for the stockyards  :o

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Yeah, just like when the airline industry was deregulated in 1978.  I enjoy flying, but the way flights are packed with people nowadays, I sometimes feel like a steer bound for the stockyards  :o

 

And as a retired airline employee who started his career in 1971 and thus witnessed firsthand the effects upon that industry due to it, I THANK YOU for mentioning that Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, midwestan my man!

 

'Cause I always get SUCH a kick out of explaining to people who complain about modern American air travel that we can all "thank" that Act for the relatively inexpensive air travel prices we enjoy today as compared to pre-Act prices, and factoring in inflation.

 

THOUGH of course, the BIGGEST kick I always get is when I ALSO get to explain to them that this is ALSO why those seat backs ahead of us come AAAAALLLLL the back and hit your knees AND why you will never EVER again hear a coach flight attendant say to you, "Would you like chicken or steak tonight with your inflight meal, sir or madam?" Nope, evidently the public wanted the "Walmart" airline industry and not the "Neiman Marcus" airline industry, and when only the somewhat well-heeled could afford to fly to their destination of choice instead of having to take the bus there.

 

(...aaah, but ain't it grand when people get what they ask for?!) LOL

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Svengoolie on Me-TV

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October 25th: ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)

The Wolfman tries to help foil Dracula's attempts to transfer Lou's brain into the ailing Frankenstein monster.

 

November 1st: BLACK FRIDAY (1940)

A college professor turns into a rabid killer after a mad scientist attempts to save his life with a brain transplant. Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi star.

 

November 8th: THE MUMMY (1932)

Karloff solidifies his status as one of the greatest horror stars in film history with his terrifying yet surprisingly poignant performance as high priest Imhotep.

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And as a retired airline employee who started his career in 1971 and thus witnessed firsthand the effects upon that industry due to it, I THANK YOU for mentioning that Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, midwestan my man!

 

'Cause I always get SUCH a kick out of explaining to people who complain about modern American air travel that we can all "thank" that Act for the relatively inexpensive air travel prices we enjoy today as compared to pre-Act prices, and factoring in inflation.

 

THOUGH of course, the BIGGEST kick I always get is when I ALSO get to explain to them that this is ALSO why those seat backs ahead of us come AAAAALLLLL the back and hit your knees AND why you will never EVER again hear a coach flight attendant say to you, "Would you like chicken or steak tonight with your inflight meal, sir or madam?" Nope, evidently the public wanted the "Walmart" airline industry and not the "Neiman Marcus" airline industry, and when only the somewhat well-heeled could afford to fly to their destination of choice instead of having to take the bus there.

 

(...aaah, but ain't it grand when people get what they ask for?!) LOL

I haven't flown in a while. Do they now have straphangers on flights just like on city buses and subways?

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I haven't flown in a while. Do they now have straphangers on flights just like on city buses and subways?

 

LOL

 

Nah, it hasn't devolved to THAT point......yet.

 

However, that DOES remind me of this classic and very funny Southern Airways(now defunct) commercial here...

 

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And as a retired airline employee who started his career in 1971 and thus witnessed firsthand the effects upon that industry due to it, I THANK YOU for mentioning that Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, midwestan my man!

 

'Cause I always get SUCH a kick out of explaining to people who complain about modern American air travel that we can all "thank" that Act for the relatively inexpensive air travel prices we enjoy today as compared to pre-Act prices, and factoring in inflation.

 

THOUGH of course, the BIGGEST kick I always get is when I ALSO get to explain to them that this is ALSO why those seat backs ahead of us come AAAAALLLLL the back and hit your knees AND why you will never EVER again hear a coach flight attendant say to you, "Would you like chicken or steak tonight with your inflight meal, sir or madam?" Nope, evidently the public wanted the "Walmart" airline industry and not the "Neiman Marcus" airline industry, and when only the somewhat well-heeled could afford to fly to their destination of choice instead of having to take the bus there.

 

(...aaah, but ain't it grand when people get what they ask for?!) LOL

are they makin' passenger jets yet with them new plastic skins? :)

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am gonna watch The Haunting until nine then it's Bud & Lou meet Frankie on Me TV. will record about an hours worth of the haunting then star trek ep "mudd's women" on Me TV. can ya blame me? :)

 

 

 

That episode would have been better if they had the gals wrestle. 

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two good sunday offerings today, planet of the apes and that perennial favorite jason and the argonauts. beyond those two, nuthin' as usual. really enjoyed that vttbots ep last nite on me tv. why the leather-lunged albert salmi had to spend so much time yelling and urging on his fellow pirates like that I doan know. were they tryin' to scare somebody? :huh: really like the political incorrectness of that vintage irwin allen fodder. there's ol' richard basehart as the great brain admiral harriman nelson sittin' at a conference table aboard seaview with an ash tray in plain site puffin' on a cigarette sizin' up the situation. all today's network tv show actors hafta do is come off lookin' secondary to the actresses. :lol:

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