Post by rascalwatcher on Aug 2, 2011 13:11:11 GMT -5
Has anyone ever seen the King World Productions bumper that was used for the televised Little Rascals episodes used somewhere else?
I mean the EXACT same bumper, except likely without the "Good Old Days" theme - black background with Times New Roman font in white starting out with "King World Productions Presents", except then instead of saying "The Little Rascals In....", it said something else? There may have been no music at all with the bumper, so I possibly thought they were airing a silent episode.
I am almost positive I once saw something like that on TV, back when I was quite young - possibly even predating my Our Gang newsletter days. I am not sure exactly what was next, but I do remember being disappointed that it wasn't the Rascals. I am just wondering if I dreamed this, or if anyone else has seen something like that.
I usually watched the Rascals on WTBS Superstation Fun Time, if that makes a difference.
I wouldn't be surprised if King World used that same logo for other material they owned. I think that "The Little Rascals in..." logo was created around the 60s when the company first bought the rights to the series, so my guess is that a similar "King World Productions Presents" logo would have been inlcuded on whatever else King World owned during the 60s. The only other film (or series) that comes to mind that King World owned during the 60s was the East Side Kids series. It's possible that the company owned other material back then, but considering how new the company was, and how its popularity really didn't begin to rise until they started backing talk shows in the 80s, I doubt they had much in their libraries.
Slightly off topic, but WTBS Superstation Fun Time ran both the Roach shorts and the MGM shorts, correct? I know they also aired the Stooges, Warner Brothers cartoons, and a few other cartoons. And I remember hearing over on a Three Stooges message board that the Mickey McGuire shorts were also shown in the block at one time (can anyone confirm this?).
Post by rascalwatcher on Aug 4, 2011 9:36:52 GMT -5
Yes, they showed both the Roach and MGM shorts. When they ran the MGM shorts, they seemed to air almost in the exact order they were filmed, or at least the order in which they were released. They also ran a lot of MGM cartoons. Not sure on the McGuire shorts, though.