I think some part of me has never really grown up. (Yes, I know you all know this! But admitting it is the first step, right?) There are some things I wish were still around now that I loved as a child. Mainly T.V. shows. (Now I am about to show how old I am as most of you probably won't have a clue what I'm talking about, but you'll get a good history lesson any way.)
I can't watch a movie with Morgan Freeman without thinking about "The Electric Company". Do any of you remember this show??? Many of you probably weren't even a twinkle in your parent's eyes when it was on, sadly. Your lives would be better had you been able to grow up watching this:
My husband's favorite movie is "The Matrix", and it took me about 20 times of watching it before I had a clue as to what it was about. However, one of the main characters in it I recognized right away as "Cowboy Curtis" from "Pee Wee's Playhouse"! Everytime I see the Matrix now, I say, "Look! It's Cowboy Curtis!" I just can't take him seriously now!
And who didn't hurry and do their Saturday chores so they could watch "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids"???? Anyone???? Anyone????? Well, I did! I was obsessed with all things Bell Bottom.... it's true.
And finally, you can't function as a real, well-rounded human being if you haven't been exposed to the allure of those darling little blue people "The Smurfs". Here is a full episode, so gather the kids around, pop some popcorn, and enjoy!
Of course, I couldn't finish this blog without mentioning my absolute favorite shows growing up. Every Saturday night I would make my Grandpa stop watching "TJ Hooker" so I could turn on "Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island". ( I only put the Fantasy Island clip here, you all should know the Love Boat song!)
*sigh* Yes, those days are gone.... it's true. But thanks to the internet, we can enjoy them over and over and over and over in our adulthood. (Ok, Merritt! I'll stop watching Fantasy Island clips and feed you and Eason. Ok, and do the laundry piled up to the ceiling..... yes, and I'll pay the bills.......) I wish I was a kid again!!!! Calgon... take me away!!!!!