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Betty White (born January, 1922) is an American actress, comedian, author, and animal rights advocate. White is known for her role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland. Regarded as a pioneer of television, with a career lasting over 90 years, she is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth). A staple panelist of American game shows White has been dubbed "the first lady of game shows". Her awards on and off camera are numerous.
Family Matters is an American television sitcom. It started on ABC from 1989-1997, before moving to CBS from 1997-1998. The series revolves around the Winslow family, a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago, Illinois. The show introduced the nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (Jaleel White). He was scripted to appear as a one-time character but he quickly became the main character. Episodes began to center on Urkel.
Full House is an American television sitcom that chronicles the events of widowed father (Bob Saget) who enlists his brother-in-law (Dave Coulter), and best friend (John Stamos) to help raise his three daughters (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as Michelle) in his San Francisco home. It aired from 1987 to 1995, broadcasting 8 seasons and 192 episodes. The series was consistently in the Nielsen Top 30 nd continues to gain even more popularity in syndicated reruns, and is also aired internationally.
Roseanne is an American sitcom television series which aired from 1988, to 1997 and revived March-May 2018. It stars Roseanne Barr and was lauded for its realistic portrayal of a working-class American family with financial and family problems. A hit with TV audience and critics, Roseanne tackled provocative subjects such as poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, abortion, race, gay rights and other societal issues. ABC canceled Roseanne in May 2018, after Barr posted a racist comment on Twitter.
The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom that aired from 1969 to 1974. The series revolves around a large blended family with 6 children. It aired for 5 seasons. While the series was never a critical success or hit series during its original run, it has since become a popular staple in syndication. It's success in syndication led to several television reunion films and spin-off series. The enduring popularity of the show has resulted in it becoming widely recognized as an American cultural icon.
Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen that aired from 1991 to 1999 in half-hour episodes spanning 8 seasons. In the 90s, it was one of the most watched sitcoms in the United States, winning many awards. The series centers on the Taylor family, which consists of Tim, his wife and their 3 children. They have a neighbor named Wilson who is the go-to guy for solving the Taylors' problems. Each episode includes Tim's home improvement show, called Tool Time.
Buffalo Bob Smith created Howdy Doody during his days as a radio announcer. At first the set was a circus tent, but soon was changed to a western town. Smith wore cowboy garb,and was dubbed "Buffalo Bob" early in the show's run. The name of the puppet "star" came from the American expression "howdy doody"/"howdy do," used in the western US. As the character and television program grew in popularity, there was a huge demand for Howdy Doody-related merchandise and color TV sets.
Howdy Doody is an American children's television program that was telecast on the NBC network from 1947-1960. It was a pioneer in children's television programming. A distinctive feature was the Peanut Gallery, onstage bleachers seating about 40 children. Each show began with Buffalo Bob asking, "Say kids, what time is it?" and the kids yelling in unison, "It's Howdy Doody Time!" Then the kids sang the show's theme song. It was one of the first television shows with audience participation.