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Friday, March 28, 2008

Step into my time machine!!!!

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!!!!!


Jen said...

So, I'm a young'n, and have never heard of most of the shows - however, Smurfs is a classic! You just gotta love the blue guys!

Andrea said...

What I love about the Smurfs is that the word 'smurf' can be a noun, a verb, and adjective, or an adverb. It's very flexible in it's uses.

Heather said...

Loved Fat Albert! How about the classic Saturday cartoons? Or Shows like the Polka dot Door, Rainbo Brite, the Flinstones, the Snorks, Yogi Bear, Tom and Jerry? Movies like Footloose, Goonies, Gremlins, the Labirynth, Never Ending Story or E.T.? Anyone? Ferris? Anyone?

Shantell said...

Erin, I totally remembered all this stuff and was laughing my head off. Bath in a casket? Seriously. Eason is probably too old, but my kids totally watch this show called Yo Gabba Gabba that reminds me of the kids shows from my childhood. It always has random guest stars like Elijah Wood teaching the kids strange dances. They sing songs like "Try it, you'll like it" and "There's a Party in my Tummy." We now sing these almost everyday at our house. I will see if I can find some clips to put on my blog.You should check it out. I think it is on Nickelodeon.

Heidi said...

Thanks to your entry I spent the morning going through "YouTube" looking at many a different episode of *all of the above*...

I remember it all, and I want to go back!!! ;)

Live Accidentally said...

Hey Hey Hey....I love Fat Albert! I rememeber all of these shows so we can be old together. They don't make TV like they used to. What about 321 Contact and Zoom. The Blood Hound Gang was my all time fav.