Boys Costumes Depicted in Television Shows: Alphabetical "O" Listings

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HBC will list TV series alphabetically here to make them easier to find. TV shows, except for American TV shows, are generally not well know in countries other than in the countries in which they were made. They are also much more current than movies. Almost all TV shows date from the 1950s at the earliest. Costume dramas have the same problems as in the movies, but a great deal of useful information is avialible from TV shows set in contemporary periods. As non-American TV shows are not as widely distributed as movies, often little information is available on these shows outside each country. Movies are often widely distributed in foreign countries. TV shows, with the exceptiion of American programs, are generally not. As an American, we have, for example, never seen German, French, and Italian TV shows. Thus the TV pages provide a much-needed source of information on foreign programing.

(The) Odd Couple - (US)

Long running sitcom. I really liked the show, I guess I identified with Oscar. His room was really great. A few boys occasionally appeared. I remember one boy who appeared in a long pants suit complete with peaked cap. A young Leif Garrett appeared as Felix's son. Two girls appeared as his daughter. They often were very prissily dressed during the miniskirt craze. Once Felix and Oscar appeared as children. The opening credits for a few years show a Boy Scout in short pants belting Felix for interfering with the little old lady that he is trying to help cross the street. Other boys included Jimmy Van Patten and Willie Aames.

Oliver Beane - (US, 2003?- )

"Oliver Beene" is a Sunday night Fox comedy set in New York about 1962. The show is an offbeat family comedy built around 11 years old Oliver, older brother Ted, their parents, and the boys' school friends. Some episodes deal with the comic side of growing up and coming of age, others with fads and quirks of its setting. Grant Rosenmeyer plays Oliver, and Andy Lawrence is Ted, the older brother.

Oliver Twist - (UK)

Lovely little series run on PBS. Oliver is mistreated in the orphanage and by Mr. Sourberry in the funeral parlor at the orders of his screw of a wife. Nicely costumed program showing what poor and affluent children wore.

One Day at a Time - (US)

This sitcom dealt primarily with two teenage girls, but toward the end a young teenage boy was added.

Opportunity Knocks - (UK, 1988)

A British amateur talent show for children. One group of Irish dancers included two boys, one 10 and the other 15, both wearing kilts and dancing shoes. The lady reviewer rather liked the group as they won and had to appear again.

Our House - (US, 1986-77)

I never watch this show, but it does have a boy as part of the cast, Chad Allen. I am unsure about the costuming, but assume it shows contemporary American fashions.

Outer Limits - (US, 1995)

A new version produced by Showtime of the 1960s fantasy show. The first episodes deal with "Sandkings" and feature Beau Bridges son Dylam who is about 8.

Ozzie and Harriet - (US)

See "The Adventures of ...".


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