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.
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.
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 fun memories...thanks
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.
Yes! Muppet Show and Dukes are two of my faves!
Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men
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
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?
It's beautiful there. I was actually born on Mull, the neighbouring island.
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?
I think I visited Fingal's Cave once as a little girl, from a boat.
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.
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?
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.
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!!!
I remember that
I always loved Doctor Who
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 :')
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
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....
It is a toss-up . . . the Adams Family and Flipper.
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?
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?
We got Peyton Place in Scotland, I vaguely remember my mother watching it
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 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.
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.
My favorite TV show as a kid was Bonanza, the Western about the Cartwright boys from the Ponderosa.
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!
I loved Little House on the Prairie, Happy Days and Fury (the story of a horse and the boy who loved him, lol).
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.
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:)
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.
It is hard to forget Batman for me."Holycrap Batman you know everything."No Robin, there is a few things i do not know."
My favorite TV Shows are:
Switched at Birth
How I met Your Brother
2 Broke Girls
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My childhood consisted of the ABC TGIF line up so shows like Full House and Family Matters were definite favorites.
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".
Oh yes I remember Lost in Space wow seems like a lifetime ago
thanks for sharing and remembering!!!
"I Love Lucy"
"Dick Van Dyke Show"
"Three Stooges" (came on in the morning before school)
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