Thursday, October 22, 2009

TV Thursday--Childhood Favorites

TV Thursday is a new meme for me hosted by Gofita's Pages. I came across this post this morning, and couldn't resist participating. :o)

Here's this week's question....

What were the TV shows that you just loved as a kid?

You'll probably think I'm crazy when I tell you that I didn't watch very many tv shows as a kid. Instead, I had a handful of movies that I just loved, and I would watch them over and over again. Seriously, I'm surprised I never wore out a tape (man, that sounds so weird saying "tape" instead of "dvd"). Anyway, in spite of that, there were a few tv shows that stuck with me.

1. Little House on the Prairie
I didn't get into this show until they started showing reruns on TBS. And no joke, it was a BIG DEAL when I got to watch this. You see, I grew up with no cable TV, but my grandmother had cable at her house. So, whenever I had a day with no school or was on summer vacation, I would spend some of those days with my grandmother. Little House on the Prairie always aired for 2 hours in the morning from 9:05 to 11:05 (how sad is it that I remember this?), and I always made it to her house just in time. Because I loved this show so much as a kid, I have managed to get all 10 seasons on DVD, and no way will I ever get rid of them! :o)

2. The Cosby Show
While I don't have a connection with this one like I do my first choice, I do remember watching this as a kid. Dad would occasionally pull up a chair and watch it with me. The only other thing that I remember was that it came on TV right after I got home from school....perfect timing. :o)

3. Saved by the Bell
I remember catching this only when I managed to wake up early enough on a Saturday morning. Oh, and remember my grandma's cable TV? When I got into junior high, they started showing the reruns of this on TBS. So, was a big deal all over again. :o) I remember it coming on about 4:05p to 5:05p, and my grandma would get so upset with me because she was missing the first five minutes of the news. (And back then, our local news used to come on for 1 hour at 5pm...they always repeated the top stories.) :o)

Those were my you have any?


  1. Those are all fabulous shows that I watched at various times growing up! Oh, the memories! Thanks for participating and look forward to your future posts!

  2. I've always watched too much TV. I don't know how - because I also read a lot and built forts outside... but I watched those shows you mentioned and still watch re-runs of Little House & the Cosby Show every now & again... but I also used to watch things like C.H.I.P.S., Full House, Family Ties, Who's The Boss, The Facts of Life...

    I didn't watch them every time they came on - but I did watch.


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