(via @tomwaits, via @GreatDismal on Twitter)
Grinning all the way through! Discovered this on Facebook recently, but apparently the fellow (a Scot!) has been doing these video mashups for at least 3 years. Link to his YouTube page below, along with links to other great mashups.
Many more at Go Home Productions’ YouTube Channel.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a glimpse into my childhood.
In the 1960s and early 70s, television was limited to black-and-white and 3 channels. One of those channels, CBXT, an outlet of the CBC, carried many shows that became iconic for me.
One such show was The Forest Rangers. Here’s a video of the opening credits:
Although it was shot in colour, we never saw it that way, so the red serge of the Mountie’s uniform and the verdant green of the woods were supplied by our fertile imaginations. It’s odd to see these in colour now.
Here’s a clip from an episode. It’s a shot of a television screen, so the quality is poor, but I think it gives a feel for watching the series back in the 60s. More clips available from the same account, if you’re interested.
Although a friend’s posting of the video reminded me of the show (thanks, Larry!) I’m happy to report that the show is far from forgotten. There’s a fan page, a Facebook group, and best of all, the series is being re-released on DVD.
Now, I’m going back to turn down the colour on my monitor and watch some more…
Sometimes it’s tempting to think of the employees who work in music stores as either elitist snobs or headbangers trying to pay the bills. But if you look at things from their perspective…
More, um, examples at the link below, and on YouTube. (Thanks, Spence!)