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What was your favorite t.v. show when you were young?

  1. moneyfairy profile image61
    moneyfairyposted 4 years ago

    The Brady Bunch? The Partridge family? Andy Griffith show? I love Lucy?Mr. Rodgers smile?  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. smile
    Look forward to hearing some of your favorite t.v. shows of the past.

    1. jenb0128 profile image93
      jenb0128posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was a late 70s and early 80s kid. My faves were The Muppet Show, Mork and Mindy, Happy Days, and The Dukes of Hazzard.

      1. moneyfairy profile image61
        moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oh yesI remember Mork and Mindy( I wonder if that was one of the first shows of Robin Willams career?) and Happy Days I loved Potsie and the Richie  smile fun memories...thanks

        1. jenb0128 profile image93
          jenb0128posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, that was where Robin Williams got his start! He first played Mork on an episode of Happy Days, but the character was so popular that he got his own show.

          I know far too much about this... haha.

          1. moneyfairy profile image61
            moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Wow I didn't know he was on Happy Days first!!! Cool! smile

      2. Meg Davis profile image79
        Meg Davisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes!  Muppet Show and Dukes are two of my faves!

  2. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcF9JSxkUSE

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think that you must have grown up in Britain is that right? or possibley a PBS t.v. showing. I don't ever remember seeing this one. Thanks for sharing your memeories of the past smile

      1. moneyfairy profile image61
        moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oh Scotland I see from your page. I loved my visit to Scotland , I went to the Island of Iona, very peaceful retreat. Have you visited there?

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It's beautiful there. I was actually born on Mull, the neighbouring island.


          http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7212955_f248.jpg

          1. moneyfairy profile image61
            moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            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?

            1. IzzyM profile image88
              IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Not me.

              I think I visited Fingal's Cave once as a little girl, from a boat.


              http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7216654_f248.jpg


              Actually as a little girl we never had a TV as there was no reception where we lived. But I did get to see some programs in other people's houses.

              I was about 12 before we actually got TV.

              1. moneyfairy profile image61
                moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                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?

                1. IzzyM profile image88
                  IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Oh man this thread is going so off-topic!

                  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.

                  I had nightmare for weeks!

                  And no I never did get to the States.

                  1. moneyfairy profile image61
                    moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    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!!!smile

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I remember that smile

      I always loved Doctor Who

      1. moneyfairy profile image61
        moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I 've heard of Dr. Who but never seen it.

      2. jenb0128 profile image93
        jenb0128posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Some of the Doctor Who stories scared me when I was a kid but I LOVE Doctor Who now!  *curses the wait until Christmas for new episodes* I'll have to rent some of the old ones to watch in the meantime.

    3. Meg Davis profile image79
      Meg Davisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      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!

      1. moneyfairy profile image61
        moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome smile Glad to oblige!

  3. JakeFrost profile image59
    JakeFrostposted 4 years ago

    How young are we talking?

    As a teenager I would say I loved friends, well lets face it... Who doesn't love friends. I still watch it everyday!

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well Jack as a child or as far back as you can remember. Like Sesame Street or...like that....
      Friends is always good!!! I love Phoebe's character she is so funny.

      1. JakeFrost profile image59
        JakeFrostposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        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 :')

        1. moneyfairy profile image61
          moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          How young are you? Like 16?

          1. JakeFrost profile image59
            JakeFrostposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No, a little older... I'm 20 <wow I just realised that's the first time I've said my age on HP, you should feel privileged smile

            1. moneyfairy profile image61
              moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you Jake for the honor!!! smile

              1. JakeFrost profile image59
                JakeFrostposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Haha, you're more than welcome smile

                1. moneyfairy profile image61
                  moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  smile

  4. Rosie2010 profile image83
    Rosie2010posted 4 years ago

    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. 

    Those were the days, my friend....

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LOL wink great!

  5. Backwater Sage profile image61
    Backwater Sageposted 4 years ago

    It is a toss-up . . .  the Adams Family and Flipper.

    http://youtu.be/azEOeTX1LqM

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Adams family was very funny and we used to make up funny lyrics for the theme song smile Uncle Fester and the light bulb smile

  6. Mighty Mom profile image93
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I loved Man from Uncle, especially Illya. I had a thing for Russians when I was a kid, I also liked Yuri Gagarin smile  My sister had a crush on David Soul, I once sent a fan letter to him saying I was her smile  I remember watching. It was actually called Here Come the Brides.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image93
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        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?
        smile

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I was in Scotland at the time. We weren't all that caught up in the cold war smile

    2. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Mighty Mom, Glad it bought back fun memories!!!
      Univitied Writer: Where in Scotland did you live at the time? Did you ever get to Iona?

  7. Reality Bytes profile image93
    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    The Benny Hill Show!

    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSpRruu5JtlBP5jn3uKnPRzvBdpeyiWrGgXo0TX_ikYDOAIsG_i

    1. Mighty Mom profile image93
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great pick, RB!
      The themesong came right into my head and I laughed out loud!

    2. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I loved Benny Hill and I too heard the theme song in my head LOL LOL

  8. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Little House on the Priarie and Painton Place.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We got Peyton Place in Scotland, I vaguely remember my mother watching it smile

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I was only little (honest smile) the reason why I watched it was because my mother watched it and I got really into it. lol 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.

    2. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I loved Little House, Laura Ingalls !!!

  9. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    My brain was totally rotted by "The Space Giants" when I was very small. It made Ultra Man look like high art.

    Then I matured and moved onto Star Blazers and animated Star Trek.

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Never heard of Space Giants glad you like it though smile

  10. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I loved Laverne &Shirley too smile never heard of the others though but gald you enjoyed going down memory lane smile

  11. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 4 years ago

    ..the wonderful world of walt disney...sunday nights

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I love Walt Disney!!! I wonder what more he would have created if he were still alive. Awesome imagination he  had!!!

  12. cat on a soapbox profile image81
    cat on a soapboxposted 4 years ago

    My favorite TV show as a kid was Bonanza, the Western about the Cartwright boys from the Ponderosa.

  13. cat on a soapbox profile image81
    cat on a soapboxposted 4 years ago

    I also LOVED Rawhide which starred a very young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates, the cattle drover. We girls all had a crush on him!

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile Glad to help you bring back good memories !

  14. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    I loved Little House on the Prairie, Happy Days and Fury (the story of a horse and the boy who loved him, lol).

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes Little House was great!!!

  15. Tusitala Tom profile image89
    Tusitala Tomposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for sharing and remembering!!!

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image81
      cat on a soapboxposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      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:)

  16. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    I loved Star Trek when William Shatner was Captain Kirk.

    Their uniforms were all shades of grey. What an eye-opener colour TV was when you saw the real colours of them.

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I knew alot of Treckie fans smile

  17. hubzer profile image60
    hubzerposted 4 years ago

    It is hard to forget Batman for me."Holycrap Batman you know everything."No Robin, there is  a few things i do not know."

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile boys will be boys LOL smile Glad it bought back some fun memories for you smile

  18. ocbill profile image74
    ocbillposted 4 years ago

    Get Smart

  19. Jamesdawn profile image60
    Jamesdawnposted 4 years ago

    My favorite TV Shows are:


    Switched at Birth
    How I met Your Brother
    2 Broke Girls
    South Park

    I watch these TV Show online at  http://motionempire.com/  . This is the best website to watch latest Episodes of Your Favorite TV Shows .

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Jamesdawn: I meant the shows you watched when you were a child not the ones that are on t.v. now,but thank you for sharing your favorites now, glad you enjoy them.

  20. shin_rocka04 profile image59
    shin_rocka04posted 4 years ago

    My childhood consisted of the ABC TGIF line up so shows like Full House and Family Matters were definite favorites.

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your favorites!!!

  21. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 4 years ago

    "Lost In Space"

    http://www.nationalenquirer.com/sites/nationalenquirer.com/files/imagecache/node_page_image/article_images/lis_story.jpg

    1. SimpleJoys profile image83
      SimpleJoysposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      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".

    2. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes I remember Lost in Space wow seems like a lifetime ago smile
      thanks for sharing and remembering!!!

  22. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 4 years ago

    "The Munsters"
    "Gilligan's Island"
    "I Love Lucy"
    "Dick Van Dyke Show"
    "Three Stooges"  (came on in the morning before school)

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh wow I had forgotten about gilligans Island  and I loved I Love Lucy!!! thanks for the memories!!!

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    apimentel33posted 4 years ago

    Rocko's Modern Life
    Rugrats
    Hey Arnold

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Don't remember any of those you mentioned but thanks for sharing your favorites!!!

 
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