Wednesday, April 11, 2007

top five tv shows from my childhood

In other news, I present to you the top five tv shows from my childhood (and possibly of all time):

The Smurfs
La la la la la la, la la la la la. Some of my favorite characters: Hefty Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette, Gargamel, Johan, PeeWee, Asrael. No cartoon has ever been better. (Don't even try to deny it.)

Family Ties
Alex P. Keaton reminded me of myself. Not that I'm a Republican (though back then I may have been), but because he did his own thing even when his family didn't understand him. And because he was selfish and self-serving, and let's face it - I can be that! He always ended up doing the right thing, though. One of those shows I watched faithfully.

Saved by the Bell
My six favorite TV friends. (As opposed to those other TV friends.) These guys graduated from high school the same year I did, so how could I not adopt them as my own? I was not as obsessed as another person I won't mention, but I did tune in almost every Saturday. "Hey, hey, hey, hey! WHAT is going on here?!"

Silver Spoons
I liked Ricky Schroeder. But I LOVED Jason Bateman who played Derek, the smarmy but lovable friend. I watched this show faithfully every day after school in junior high.

Three's Company
Two words: Jack Tripper. This show introduced me to words like "affair" before I could even comprehend what that was. So admittedly, it probably contributed to the corruption of a young Holli Jo. But I loved it anyway.

Honorable mentions:
Perfect Strangers
Who's the Boss?

I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting. What are your all-time favorites?

5 comments:

Jamie said...

I loved Perfect Strangers. We still do the dance of joy, but I only really remember an episode or two. One where Balki had to marry someone from his home country, but didn't last minute or something. Jake and I were just saying last night about Small Wonder. The robot girl that was part of a family. I remember her brother's name was Jamie. Looking back, what a weird show, but I loved it as a kid.

AMY said...

Old Disney cartoons, smurfs rock! Saved By the Bell, Home Improvement, Beverly Hills 90210 ( corruption and all) and the WB! Dawsons creek was a fav in HS.

8e11curves said...

hey there! thanks for the note...happy to be reading you over here now. congrats on the 5K.

East of Eden said...

My favorites in no particular order:

Murphy Brown
Northern Exposure
The Cosby Show
Family Ties
Brady Bunch--I'm a Bradymaniac!
Little House on the Prarie
Wallace & Ladmo (it's a AZ thing!)
I Love Lucy
Hogan's Heros

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