Friday, August 15, 2008

Back when commercials were few and far between...


In the 70's there was no "Turn off TV week." When programming ended by midnight and didn't start until 6:00 a.m. and people only had 3-5 channels to choose from, a kid's options were pretty limited. But I do remember watching some TV when I was young. Here's what I watched. What was your TV poison before you turned ten?














Brought to you by the letter "T" and the number "10."

21 comments:

  1. i love the image in your header. it's terrific.

    cheers.

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  2. Add Laverne & Shirley, and I'm there.

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  3. You people are so YOUNG! I had to go back to the 1860's! Here's my list:
    Family Affair (Buffy, Jodie, Uncle Bill), Gilligan's Island,Gomer Pyle,Bewitched,Lassie,Flipper,Lost in Space, and The Monkees

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  4. Let's see, all of the above and add The Partridge Family, Wonder Woman, Star Trek, Bionic Man and Bionic Woman and loads of Tom and Jerry cartoons. Faves were Little House and Eight is Enough. Actually, the TV was on ALL THE TIME in my house growing up. When my parents visit, I think they go through withdrawal a little since we don't have cable.

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  5. The Brady Bunch
    Little House on the Prairie
    Saturday morning cartoons
    Love Boat
    Fantasy Island

    Oh, and Dallas. I loved Dallas.

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  6. Plus Bewitched and the Carol Burnett Show.

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  7. Love all those old shows - wish they would come back! Although my kids watch I Love Lucy on Nick at Night and laugh their little fool heads off....

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  8. I loved Leave it to Beaver and Little House. Loved it!!!!

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  9. I remember when Friday night met Nanny and the Professor, The Brady Bunch, and The Partridge Family. Those were the days!

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  10. The Bob Newhart Show! Y'all forgot him! And I worshipped Mary Tyler Moore.

    But who is in the picture above Mr. Rogers?

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  11. I love that - brought to you by the letter "T" - ha!

    I remember being in college and hearing the theme song for MASH and instantly thinking it was bed time. Then I stopped and realized it was 8 pm, and the trigger was deeply embedded in my subconscious...the Muppet Show was on before MASH when I was very little, and afterward was bed time!

    Other shows from my childhood? Dukes of Hazzard, The A Team, Knight Rider and WWF Wrestling. (Yep, I have three brothers!)

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  12. Doesn't anyone remember, "Wanted: Dead or Alive"??? Steve Mc Queen, dimples and all, holding a sawed- off shotgun...ah, those were the days.

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  13. I like this post, I agree very much that there was a simpler time, when we didn't have so many channels with nothing to watch. How long since we've sat on a floor thinking of how bored we are, and looking for little things of make-believe to pass our time.

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  14. Well, I still love Mary Tyler Moore! "Chuckles bites the dust" is a classic sitcom episode; nothing on the air today has matched it. I'll admit to picking up reruns of WKRP in Cincinnati on TVLand, and I can still sing the theme song!

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  15. Loved the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysterious and who can forget Randolf Mantooth(?) in the show Emergency.

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  16. Since I found no new blog today...I say, Thank Heavens!!! Because that means that even you, little prolific Green Girl, need a break!

    I will now be able to comment on you adorable opening picture, which I've been meaning to do for quite some time...

    I love the small bit of the house seen, the boots, the plants, and the old green watering can, the pine cones. Talk about nostalgia! You have summoned up with that one picture a zillion lovely memories for this reader of you blog!

    Thanks so much, dear Green Girl!

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  17. Buck Rogers, Muppets, Little House on the Prairie... and Knight Rider. Oh, yes, definitely Knight Rider.

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  18. Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Good Times (?!!!?)

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  19. i watched many of those shows, too, and second Sarah's shout out for Randolph Mantooth. I also watched Good Times, What's Happening, a truckload of Scooby Doo, and H.R. Puffinstuff.

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  20. Girl, I loved all those shows! And I would add Bewitched. How I wanted to be able to twitch my nose and get my Barbie dream house!
    Becky

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  21. i used to love the jestons! thanks for bringing back chidhood memories! last night i watched part of an old batman episode - hilarious1

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