The Brady Bunch? The Partridge family? Andy Griffith show? I love Lucy?Mr. Rodgers ? My Three sons? A family Affair (with buffy and jody)?I dream of Jeannie? Bewitched??Just curious what you all watched and liked back then. I've been seeing some oldies at the library and it's fun. I also remember loving Miss Beasley the grandmother doll that buffy talked to all the time. I remembered losing it in a house fire we had back in the 70's and just a few yrs. ago I reminded my sister of that and she found Miis Beasley in some catalog and sent it to me. I laughed so hard. Look forward to hearing some of your favorite t.v. shows of the past.
Very cool!!! I also took a fishing boat to Fingals cave and they had a folk lore that if you sit on the wishing chair on Fingals cave that one out of your 3 wishes comes true. Did you ever go to fingals cave and make a wish on the wishing chair? Did it ever come true?
Fingals cave was an awesome place but we only had a short time then had to get back down to the boat again....I would have liked to have spent the day there and good on you for not having t.v. when you were young it probably helped you use your creativity and imagination alot more. Did you write back then? journal or make up stories?Did you play lots of games or learn an instrument? piano or guitar or sing?
Yes I learned piano, and yes I started a local newsletter when I was about 8 or something. I think I made about 3 of them. Didn't have a typewriter, never mind a photocopier or anything else, so each copy had to carefully hand-written, and all drawings had to be copied by hand. LOL
I wish someone had kept one of them. I have no recollection now of what was written on them.
I remember all the adults smiling. I thought they were happy...now I think they probably just thought I was mad!
I grew up so at one with nature, I thought everyone knew what I knew. I could name every wildflower in the area, and every seashell on the coast.
It took me years to realise how privileged I really was, and of course over the years I have forgotten more than I learned.
I still have a vivid recollection of the news coming over the radio that John F Kennedy had been shot dead.
Probably because I got slapped for speaking when all the adults were listening intently!
That was when I first learned about the electric chair, and vowed never to set foot in a country so savage that used such a horrible device.
Sorry Izzy M for going off topic, you are just facinating. Thank you for sharing your childhood memories,you were a very blessed person. What an interesting life, you've had. This thread was meant to bring up memories from childhood and t.v. shows etc... but glad it has invoked good memories for all. Except of course for your horrible memories of Kennedy being shot and you being slapped....sorry for that....didn't mean to stir up that in you. I'll stay on subject now. Thanks!!!
Ohmygosh! Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men! In my teens I starred in some truly awful films for schoolkids about peer pressure and the like and some of the grips were British and used to sing the theme song to that show to me to make me giggle! Thanks for the nostalgia bump!
Well I'm still quite young myself, I remember shows like 'Bear in the big blue house' but I wasn't really one for tv. I loved my films, I could watch 'Monsters Inc.' or 'The Lion King' over and over, the lion king still brings a tear to my eye :')
We didn't have tv when I was young. My father refused to buy one. I would go to my cousins' house to watch 77 Sunset Strip... I loooved "Kookie" (Edd Byrnes). My two cousins and I would scream and pretend to faint whenever he combed his hair.
Great nostalgic thread! The favorite that jumps out for me is "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Like Man From Uncle, it featured two hunka heroes: a blond and a brunette. (even as a chaste young lass, I had could never choose. LOL). In this case, David Soul and Bobby Sherman. And a feisty redhead heroine played by Bridget Hanley.
I loved Man from Uncle, especially Illya. I had a thing for Russians when I was a kid, I also liked Yuri Gagarin My sister had a crush on David Soul, I once sent a fan letter to him saying I was her I remember watching. It was actually called Here Come the Brides.
David Soul = awesome. That's funny about writing him the letter! I like Robert Vaughan, too. Yes, I got the name wrong. Thanks for the correction. Here Come the Brides. It's based on the play/movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I would probably find it really silly now.
Pretty radical to like Russians during the Cold War. Wow! Did you like Boris and Natasha, too?
I was only little (honest ) the reason why I watched it was because my mother watched it and I got really into it. Funny, I also read Valley of the dolls when I was about nine years old (pinched it from my mum's bedside table) I thought it was fantastic! I'd love to read and review that book now I'm older... Will seek copy tomorrow.
My all time favorites growing up were Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy. As I became an older kid, I loved the original Beauty and the Beast series (with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman), and two sitcoms from CBS: Evening Shade and Brooklyn Bridge.
Seventy-seven Sunset Strip with Ephrim Zimbalest Jr. It had a great theme-music opening. Another heart-throb for the teenage girls was Kookie Byrne. Long time ago. However, T.V didn't arrive in Australia until 1956. Lot of cowboy series on, too, those days. Cheyne, Have Gun, Will Travel. Rawhide and such. But 77 was my favourite.
Hi Tom, Yes, I remember this show and the theme song! Kookie, Edd Byrnes, was so cool and, not only did the girls have crushes on him, every guy wanted that "quiff" of hair to comb. Remember the song, "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb." Thanks for the stroll down memory lane:)
AS a kid I remember "lost in space" and my most favorite "Star Trek" Hey, live long and prosper, right? As a teen I remember my whole family rolling with laughter to Archie Bunker in All In The Family".
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