Monday, March 1, 2010

Counterculture as seen by1960's and 70's Mainstream Television

Television shows aimed at older audiences have a love affair with caricaturing youth culture and the avant garde. They love doing a "kids these days" grumpy old grandfather kind of thing. But history usually shines a not-too-favorable spotlight on those shows. It only serves to show how completely out of touch the producers are with actual counterculture and ends up getting laughed at like campy old wallpaper.

One of my favorites is the Quincy punk rock episode.

Even better is the old Dragnet Blue Boy episode.

Completely bizarre is the Ironsides Tiny Tim episode.

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