1 Nephi 1: 1, 3
...therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days. And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge.

^^That pretty much explains this blog.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

What Was Your Favorite TV Show as a Child?

Believe it or not...I did not have a television until I was 5 years old.
At least, we did not have one in our own house.  We lived with my grandparents until I was about 3 years old.  They had an old Zenith that my grandmother had until the day she died in 1984 (?).
When we moved to 1417 Olive Street, we lived there for awhile before we had a TV.  We only lived a block from my grandparents, so I walked down there every day to watch "Popeye Theater" with Sally Starr.
I couldn't get along without My Gal Sal.  Popeye Theater also had other cartoons and The Three Stooges. 
I lOVED the Three Stooges, especially Curly.  He was so funny.  Moe was mean.  Larry was wishy-washy.

Growing up the shows were "Sky King" and "Howdy Doody" on Saturdays.

Other favorites of mine were Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Ozzie and Harriet, Danny Thomas' Make Room for Daddy, Dick Van Dyke, and Burns and Allen. 
I remember my mother used to watch the Loretta Young show and I was enthralled that she came out to introduce her show and twirled around so her dress would whirl and whirl.  I loved that.
I don't know which was my favorite.  I loved the way the families were portrayed. 
Later came "The Waltons."  It was about a big family during the depression.  I could relate to the big family thing.  Then there was"Little House on the Prairie." We used to watch those shows as a family.

We got a color TV in 1968.  I LOVED to watch the Carol Burnett show and see the color of her gowns every week.  We always wondered what they looked like.  She was another who did a twirl when she came out on stage to interact with the audience. And who can forget the parody on "Gone With the Wind?" It was the funniest thing on TV!
And, with color, of course--"The Wonderful World of Disney!"  Oh!  The color!

Sad to say, our kids today did not grow up with the family friendly TV shows of my generation.  They can get them on Nick at Night or TVLand, but we watched them when they were fresh!  And New!

These are my favorites. What was YOUR favorite TV show as a child?

1 comment:

Theresa Small Sneed said...

What a wonderful walk down memory lane! We have many of the very same likes! I love your site too; it's fun to look at - pleasant...:)