Zenith Transoceanic on old episode of Father Knows Best

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  1. KC2SIZ

    KC2SIZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is going way, way back--even before my time. Still if you like watching old shows like Father Knows Best on Netflix, take a look at Episode 21 in Season 3. Bud gets his hands on a Zenith Transoceanic, and the episode really is about the radio and the family's use of it. It doesn't just show up as a prop in a couple of scenes.
  2. WA4BRL

    WA4BRL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Err, can you provide a link? Thanks!
  3. WD5GWY

    WD5GWY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I barely remember seeing that episode when I was a kid. I just watched it again (thanks) on Netflix!
    Amazing to be setting here on the edge of my seat while the "Betty Ann" was in distress! I'm glad Netflix
    and others like it have these old shows to enjoy again!
    Thanks for posting this.
    Oh, I always wanted a Zenith Transoceanic when I was a kid. Never got one. BUT, I did end up getting
    a Hallicrafter SX-96 from a TV shop I worked in (after school )when I was 16. I had to clean out the storeroom
    and repair the radio. But, it was worth the effort. Lots of visits to far away places and other interesting things.
    (in my mind of course)
  4. WD5GWY

    WD5GWY Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's on Netflix, you need a subscription to use it. There are probably other sites as well that have
    "Father Knows Best" episodes as well.
  5. KA3VSP

    KA3VSP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I just finished watching it, as well, on NetFlix. Thanks for the heads up.
    I just saw a Zenith Transoceanic for sale at a hamfest in NJ. I thought about it. But, didn't pick it up. I should have. Cosmetically, it was very nice. Not sure electrically.
  6. WA4BRL

    WA4BRL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Okay, now I see; thanks James. And thank you Steven for the original post!
  7. KC0VYP

    KC0VYP Ham Member QRZ Page

  8. NO2A

    NO2A Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you ever see "Ray" with Jamie Fox as Ray Charles,in one scene when they are home on the left side of the living room you can see a model#664 Zenith radio/phono in the background. We used to have one just like it.
  9. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the Hulu link! Watching the episode now..."over"
  10. WA4FNG

    WA4FNG Ham Member QRZ Page

    You tube link...

    Edit: Sorry, was only a teaser video. Must pay to view entire video.
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