I got a good one this time!
I was in the shower, thinking up my own topic for Ten on Tuesday, which was going to be
Ten Things Normal People Do That I've Never Done
But when I checked my blogroll, I found that today's real topic was just as good. It is
Ten Of My Favorite Childhood TV Shows
OK, here we go.
1. Scooby Doo -- the old ones, back when they made it obvious that the monster was just a guy wearing a mask. When they started implying that the ghosts/monstors/etc were real, it stopped being so good. Oh, and before Scrappy Doo. He was just annoying.
2. Johnny Quest-- I never missed it.
3. Planet Of The Apes-- the TV series, with Virdon and Burke, and Galen. I never missed it.
4. The Carol Burnett Show-- It was a Saturday night staple in our house. And we kids got to stay up to watch it.
5. Magnum P.I. -- OK, I was a teenager, but technically that's still childhood because I was under 18. Right?
6. The Incredible Hulk-- Please don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
7. The Six Million Dollar Man & The Bionic Woman-- We spent hours running in slow motion, making that sound effect.
8. Star Trek: The Original Series-- Yes, I used to play Star Trek as a child. I even had a little tricorder, communicator, and phaser.
9. The Waltons-- it's still a favorite.
10. Little House On The Prairie-- Laura Ingalls was my hero. I wanted to be her so badly that I wore my hair in two long, brown braids for years and years. I even tried calling my parents Ma and Pa. My mother didn't appreciate that at all.
So, there you have it. Ten of my favorite childhood shows.
Making this list was harder than I thought. I had to go back and change the topic from "My Ten" To "Ten Of My". There were so many more I could have added: Bugs Bunny, Knight Rider, Simon & Simon, The Facts of Life, Happy Days and so on.
A few years back, Cody and I were watching some old 80's shows, when out of the blue, he said, "Boy, I really missed out."
"What do you mean," I asked?
"Y'all had some good shows back then. Not like the garbage they put out today."
When a 14 year old boy says something like that, it means something.