In work this morning, some of us were talking about classic television shows and what we used to watch when we were kids. Many of these shows were in syndication so I watched them when they were on their second or third time around on television – but they were classics none the less. It was really a fun conversation and we were all laughing about the different things we remembered and so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite television shows from when I was small, and some of the funny little things I remember about them.
Lassie: Big family joke in my house. When I was small, I was “forbidden” to watch the show. I cried every episode. C’mon now, Lassie and Timmy almost always died in those shows!!
Land of the Lost: I wanted to look just like Holly when I was little. She was tomboyish with towhead blonde hair. The best part was, she had a brontosauraus for a pet. Every time I go to a dentist, to this day – I still think of the sounds that the Sleezaks made.
Barbapappas: They could change their shapes and sizes...very easily!
The Shazam/Isis Hour: I loved that it was half cartoon – half real life. Who didn’t want to be Isis?
Jana of the Jungle: Wait, didn’t every little girl want a white Tiger as their sidekick? I remember running in my bathing suit and jumping from my bed to my sister’s bed, pretending to be leaping through the jungle like her. Plus, I loved her name.
The Flying Space Nuts: Bob Denver was in this show. I used to tell my sister it was “Flying Gilligan” to get her to let me watch it.
The Banana Splits: What a great show this was! I loved “Treasure Island” and of course, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Growing up, Rebecca wasn’t a common name – not nearly as common as it is today, so to see a person on TV named Becky was just very, very cool for me.
The Monkees: I posted about this last week – and have a very interesting prologue to that post coming tomorrow, actually.
Sigmund the Sea Monster: All I have to say is, Sid and Marty Krofft really knew how to get a kid’s attention.
Davey & Goliath: This show affected my conscience even as a small child. The one with the “boy with the polka dot tie” and his Dalmation dog – I still can’t watch to this day.
And then of course, there were the educational commercials - including recipes!
"I hanker for a hunka cheese!"
"Conjunction, junction...what's your function?"
"I'm just a Bill, yes I'm only a Bill..."
"Verh, that's what's happening!"
What television shows do you remember?