Fond Memories of Old TV

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    I know I started the TV sucks thread, but it wasn't always so. I was talking with some co-workers recently of our fond memories of bygone TV shows, so I was wondering what stuff you wish still came on. I'll get the ball rolling with a few of my childhood favorites.

    Danger Mouse (Mom just ordered seasons 1-4. She loves it, too.)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    G.I. Joe
    Transformers
    Doug (the good one on Nickelodeon, not the craptastical one on ABC)
    Rugrats (before the first movie)
    Double Dare (If anyone adds the number 2000 to the end of this again, they will be castrated. Notice how I didn't same 'chemically.")
     
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    Here are some of my favorites when I was a kid back in the 1960s.... it probably explains why I have such an overactive imagination! :) I used to watch more TV than I should have, but we moved when I was 9 or 10 and the neighborhood kids were kind of tough. I didn't fit in, so TV was part of my escape mechanism.

    Lost In Space
    Man From Uncle
    Star Trek (the original)
    Green Acres
    The Munsters
    Space Ghost (cartoon)
    Gomer Pyle USMC
    The Beverly Hillbillies
    The Invaders
    The Fantastic Four (cartoon)
    Marvel Superheroes (cartoon)
    The Addams Family
    Wild, Wild West
    Get Smart
     
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    From childhood? Egads...

    Woody Woodpecker
    Electric Company
    Howdy Doody
    Bewitched
    I Love Lucy
    Mr. Magoo
    The Munsters

    That's about it.. Never really watched TV too much as a kid.. Still don't...
     
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    Hobbit, it would appear that you and I are close to the same age, I remember a lot of those shows, too.

    Remember when Nickelodeon showed that show Pinwheel all morning, for like five hours straight? I loved it, that was my favorite show as a kid.

    Some others....

    Dukes of Hazzard
    Today's Special
    Pete and Pete
    Clarissa Explains it All
    Salute Your Shorts
    COPS (the cartoon, not the reality show, does anyone else remember it?)
    Ren & Stimpy
    Count Duckula
    Bananaman
     
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    And I would add Twilight Zone, Chiller theatre, Land of The Giants, Love American Style, Wings, Millenium.
     
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    Totally forgot about that one...
     
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    I loved that show!!!
     
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    Leave it to Beaver!
    Gilligan’s Island

    Lost In Space
    Man From Uncle
    Star Trek (the original)
    Green Acres
    The Munsters
    Gomer Pyle USMC
    The Beverly Hillbillies
    The Addams Family
    Get Smart
    Twilight Zone
    Outter Limits
    Alfred Hitchcock had something on I liked, but I don’t recall the title.

    And the one I always had my daughter watch on PBS
    Wishbone….What a great show that is/was..
     
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    Doug (Nickelodeon one)
    Rugrats (before the movie, Hobbit's a smart fella)
    Wishbone
    magic schoolbus

    that's all I can think of.
     
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    I agree! These two were so great to watch.

    These were the best ever! That and Looney Tunes-the non-politically corrected ones.

    I can't understand what is so appealing about the anime kids are so fascinated with today. They all look the same and their eyes shake like they're on crack.

    Yes! I went to daycare at this lady's house, and she watched her grandson as well, and he HAD to watch this show every day... it wasn't that bad, just not my cup of tea.

    Some of my favorites not listed previously:

    Hey Dude (I am probably the only one who watched this show...)
    Blossom (yes...i watched it...)
    ALF
    Small Wonder
    Out of this World
    SeaQuest -ok, not really from childhood, more like pre-teen-I had a crush on Jonathan Brandis. I was kinda depressed when I heard about his death by suicide.
    Silver Spoons (young Ricky Schroeder was such a cutie!)
    My Two Dads
    Family Ties
    Doogie Howser MD
     

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