Gunsmoke. The best episodes were when Festus and Doc got into squabbles. I could do without any other shows as long as I had my weekly episode of Matt, Kitty, Doc, Festus and Sam. Even the town drunk, Louie, was great to watch.
— Sandy Stewart (District 13 Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand)
We didn’t watch much TV as kids, but we did watch a lot of The Flintstones! And, of course, if we were sick, we watched The Price Is Right!
— Suzanne Scanlon (District 28 Region of Durham)
The Jackie Gleason Show, The Red Skelton Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, Lassie.
— Merla Buote (District 16 City of Toronto)
Ramper Room, The Flintstones, Batman, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, and, surprisingly, we enjoyed watching wrestling as a family.
— Angela Pidone (District 23 North York)
The Mickey Mouse Club.
— Elaine Marentette (District 42 Mainland British Columbia)
Get Smart, The Ed Sullivan Show, Bonanza and sometimes The Bugs Bunny Show.
— Gabriele Southby (District 36 Peterborough)
That would be a toss-up between Bonanza and The Ed Sullivan Show. Also, Lost in Space.
— Heather LeCraw (District 18 Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes)
— Shirley Criscione (District 24 Scarborough and East York)
The Ed Sullivan Show was a weekly staple for our family. It’s where I first fell in love with the Beatles. And who can forget Topo Gigio? “Eddie, kiss me goodnight”! Or Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips with his ukulele.
— Linda Skeries (District 17 Simcoe County)
The Mickey Mouse Club.
— Elizabeth Fraser (District 24 Scarborough and East York)
The Bugs Bunny Show.
— Lorraine Knowles (District 36 Peterborough)
— Carolyn Romanin (District 14 Niagara)
The Brady Bunch.
— Kerry Black (District 22 Etobicoke and York)
— Megan MacFarlane (District 27 Ottawa-Carleton)
I Love Lucy!
— Donna Martin (District 16 City of Toronto)
When I was three years old, we lived in Toronto and were one of the first houses to have a TV. My mother said I sat on a stool and watched the test pattern. Later, my favourite was a western with Johnny Mack Brown.
— Joan Hambley Bennett (District 43 Nipissing)
The Gene Autry Show, The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, later The Mickey Mouse Club. In 1953, when I was about to enter Grade 1 in Holland Marsh, my mother got a lottery ticket for buying my lunch pail. She won a TV and it came to live in our farmhouse.
— Dianne Mathies (District 15 Halton)