I was a big TV watcher as a kid. Heck, I’m a big TV watcher as an adult so clearly not much has changed. This week’s topic, though, is about the things I loved to watch as a kid, my 10 Favorite TV Shows from my Childhood. Fun stuff!
- The Brady Bunch. It was on at the same time as The 3 Stooges and that’s what my brothers wanted to watch, but my mother hated that show so I always won that argument and got to watch Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
- Gilligan’s Island. I’m always torn when it comes to choosing my favorite: the radioactive vegetables or the remake of Hamlet. I just can’t decide.
- Little House on the Prairie. I loved the books (and still do, honestly) and even though the TV show was nothing like them I still watched and loved this show. I wanted Michael Landon to be my dad.
- Eight is Enough. I remember being so annoyed when I was taking confirmation class because class was held on Wednesday nights and that meant I wasn’t home to watch this show. No DVRs in those days – truly the dark ages!
- Sonny & Cher. Did you know I’ve Got You Babe is our song? Dale was devastated when Sonny and Cher split up and, even though I was a kid, I still remember being pretty upset about the whole thing.
- The Wonderful World of Disney. It was all about Tinkerbelle for me.
- Happy Days. I desperately wanted a poodle skirt because of this show. And it gave us Laverne and Shirley as well as Mork and Mindy, too.
- Lawrence Welk. I realize this makes me a complete dork but I loved to watch this show with my mom. It aired on Saturday nights and my mom and I would watch it together before she and my dad went out for dinner. I used to sigh over the pretty dresses.
- The Love Boat. I actually had a hard time choosing between this one and Fantasy Island since both shows followed the same formula. The Love Boat inspired a college drinking game, though, so I went with this one.
- All in the Family. A lot of it went over my head when I was a kid but I still loved Edith and Archie. When I see the reruns now I am so impressed at some of the political and social topics that this show tackled.
I’m glad we have channels like TV Land now so that these shows aren’t lost forever. I’m still searching for reruns of Gilligan’s Island, though!