WGN Channel 9 – Family Classics With Frazier Thomas – "The Adventures Of Robin Hood" (Opening, 1982)

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Here’s the opening of the Family Classics presentation of The Adventures Of Robin Hood on WGN Channel 9. Featuring Frazier Thomas as host.

Also includes a WGN-TV “Mellow Superman” Station ID at the beginning.

The Family Classics theme song was called “Moviescope” and was a piece of library music composed by Dennis Berry. It was originally released on the Berry/Conroy label.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, February 28th 1982 at 3:30pm.

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Lisa Willis-Marsh says:

Have anyone ever found any classic movies Thomas hosted I so miss him.

Jomo Guera says:

I grew up on this show.

derek Stephens says:

Sunday afternoon was the best

Marty Wheat says:

I loved watching these at my grandma's house but if the Cub's we're playing forget it die hard Cub's fan and king kong Dave Kingman !

Alien Sojourner says:

I remember when Family Classics aired on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm

Gunfighter 5 says:

Wow I remember this from the 80s. How in East Tennessee we got WGN I will never know but I got to watch this all Michael Jordan! So lucky

hurricane watcher says:

Sunday mornings with my father. Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Family Classics, Lead Off Man, Chicago Cubs Baseball. Miss you pop.

Jaime Contreras says:

Frazier Thomas was a treasure. Unfortuantely, I was never a fan of The adventures of Robin Hood. It seemed silly to me. Also, the fcat that Erroll Flynn was a cad, a sexist, a bigot, and a racist kept me away from watching his films.

Elise Johnson says:

I wish these days were back again, this was good times watching these shows with your family.

David Twombly says:

Family Classics was my "All-Time" favorite show!!! And Robin Hood was my favorite movie. Frazier Thomas was so good and incomparable at his craft. Oh to go back in time and sit on the frontroom floor in front of the T.V. and watch any of these movies again with my Ma & Dad!!!



Glynis Morris says:

Do you have Bozo? Man seeing Family Classics from my childhood! Got any Garfield Goose and Friends? BJ and The Dirty Dragon? Zoo Revue?

M.O'Riley says:

For me it was way back in 1971. Lake Forest, Ill.

Samora Machel says:

This is what made my Sunday's worthwhile after church –

Starvros Casadine says:

The intro. With frazier thomas was soo good

Starvros Casadine says:

Yes me to cant keep from tearing up. This was the best back in the 80's.

Lou Bruno says:

I always loved seeing Robin Hood on Family Classic. Good memories.

TheShortsDepartment says:

Always looked forward to Sunday afternoons on WGN…Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan, Movie Greats and then Family Classics…

Randy Justice says:

A great time in my life

JohnGL says:

Frazier Thomas was a treasure and his hosting of Family Classics will always be missed.

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