Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This-n-That Thursday

Of all the things I've lost, it's my mind I miss the most:
  • Raquel Welch is doing commercials for Foster Grants glasses again.  Foster Grant reading glasses.  Gah.
  • I am never watching The Bachelor again.  I have seen three episodes in my entire life.  The last three.  I am totally Team Melissa.  And I cannot stand that phony Jason.
  • Why do bruises last longer the older you get?
  • I haven't worn my new red cowboy boots yet.  I just look at them and take pictures of them.  And wait til you see what Kate has done to the pictures!  Can you say texturitization?
  • I saw somewhere that Ron Howard's daughter just turned 28!  Opie Taylor has a 28 year old kid???  I am officially old.  
  • Speaking of Opie, I wish they would play other old shows on TVland.  Like Family Affair.  Didn't you just love Uncle Bill?  And Mr. French? And My Three Sons?  That was another good one.  Uncle Charlie was awesome.  
  • I also wish Shauna Sand would go walking about in those lucite shoes soon.  I miss her.  I might need help.
  • I need a life.
  • But wait.  What old shows do you want to see back on the tube?  Let's start a petition.  Some more from me:
Big Valley
The High Chaparral
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Julia
Medical Center
Get Smart
Scooby Doo (the hour-long one)
Petticoat Junction
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Sonny and Cher Hour
Laugh In
That Girl
Bullwinkle and Rocky
Dark Shadows
Bewitched (pre-Tabitha)
Yours?

38 comments:

Grandma J said...

Not too many sitcoms floated my boat but I loved Coach and Alf.

Grandma J said...

And the Golden Girls.

Ellen said...

How about Green Acres. Love Arnold Ziffel. Was that his relative in yesterday's picture? Do you think he became an Easter ham?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Carol Burnett and All in the Family would be good ones to see on a regular basis. They already play All in the Family sporadically but I never seem to catch it. That probably has something to do with the fact that I first need to turn the tv on and push away from the computer.

Suzan said...

Definitely Medical Center...I named my oldest child after Chad Everett.

Living on the Spit said...

I loved my Ms. Beasley doll to tears and still miss her so. I am sure she would have helped dry my frustrated tears yesterday.

I acutally got to sit next to Fred McMurray at a dinner my Dad hosted one time. He was in town for a celebrity golf tournament that my Dad was hosting. He was a really neat person and not far off from the role he played on the show.

Home Improvement...I miss it desperately.

Captain Kangaroo

The Flying Nun

Not too old, but miss Gilmore Girls

Hazel

Northern Exposure

Cathy M said...

I'd love to see Carol Burnett again and St. Elsewhere. I get Golden Girls on Lifetime Channel here in the NY area and Home Improvement on TV Land.

Anonymous said...

Lte's not forget the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Just loved it and wanted her life in the worst way....still do.

Nurse Nancy

Linda Goossen said...

Do 14 year old reruns of L&O count? I remember watching 'I Love Lucy' when we were kids. "Leave it to Beaver" was a favorite too. I don't see them on reruns.

Caution Flag said...

I was okay with Raquel's ads until the, "See anything you like?" line. Nauseating.

To counterbalance that thought, how about:
Here Come the Brides
Gomer Pyle

asthmagirl said...

Everything on your list cupcake. Plus Hazel and maybe Father knows Best! Carol Burnett would be good. That show was so funny. How about Wonderful World of Disney that used to be on every Sunday night?

Keetha said...

I second My Three Sons.

Also:

Dallas
I Dream of Jeannie
thirtysomething
Designing Women
Northern Exposure
Cheers (with Coach and Diane)
Alice
Three's Company (with Chrissy and the Ropers)

asthamgirl - I'd forgotten about Sunday night with Walt Disney - thanks for that reminder!

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh Yes! All of those. I kind of miss Thirty Something. I also miss being 30.

L. A. Law
Ally McBeal
Sisters
Sky King
Howdy Doody

Starwoodgal said...

I remember watching these:

(when I was little)
Captain Kangaroo
The Jetsons
Dean Martin Show
Walt Disney (sunday night's)
Ed Sullivan (after WD)
Lost in Space
Star Trek
Huckleberry Hound
Quick Draw McGraw
Buggs Bunny
Daffy Duck
HR Puffinstuff
Carol Burnett Show
Bing Crosby Christmas Specials
Bewitched
My Three Sons
Family Affair
Bonanza

(Tween and teenage years)
Marcus Welby MD
I Dream of Jeanie
That Girl
Gilligan's Island
The Brady Bunch
Partridge Family
Here Come the Brides (remember Bobby Sherman ??)
Big Valley
Hogan's Heroes
Get Smart
Green Acres
Donny and Marie
Sonny and Cher
Happy Days
Little House on the Prairie
Laverne and Shirley
The Midnight Special
Original SNL
Charlie's Angels
Starsky and Hutch
Welcome Back Cotter

Sassy said...

I soooooooooo agree about that butt-hole Jason...the jerk...I ♥ Melissa! I loved Opie...that is hard to believe...a 28 year old...but then I have a hard time knowing three of my own are that age or older...hhmmmm...I loved Petticoat Junction and My Three Sons...although now I live that one! I couldn't get enough of Dark Shadows and the old cartoons were the best! The other one I loved was The McCoys...I so loved Grandpa!!! ohhhhh the good ole' days...

Deb said...

Are you red cowboy boots props for your new hobby?

As for the Bachelor, I've only watched the Deanna show and then, of course, Jason. My daughter and I didn't like Melissa from the start. We felt as though she was "on" for camera. I remember when she told Jason she was "the black sheep of the family" and then when her parents refused to be on the show...only signified our beliefs. I was always a Team Molly member.

Lost in Space
Scooby Do (1 hour...of course)
Dark Shadows (my all time fav)
Julia
Alf
The Men from U.N.C.L.E.

Treasia said...

Your first line cracked me up. Reading glasses is more than likely what she does wear. LOL.

Everyone has pretty well named my shows too. But here's a few.

The Walton's-Boy I miss that one.
Cheers
Designing Women

Daryl said...

Dark Shadows for sure ..

Day Break (sexy Tay Diggs, cancelled before it could wrap up)
Kidnapped (sexy Tim Hutton, cancelled before it could wrap up)
Simon & Simon (thensexy Gerald McRainy)
NYPD Blue
Six Feet Under
Rome

I know there are more ....

Suz Broughton said...

The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Sonny and Cher Hour
Loved both of them!

noble pig said...

Why isn't Love Boat on your list? Geez I loved that show.

Decadent Housewife said...

Gilligan's Island.
Little House on the Prairie.
The Man From UNCLE.
Green Acres.
Petticoat Junction.
Red Skelton.
High Chaparal.
McHale's Navy.
Hogan's Heroes.
Barney Miller.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I am lucky if I can watch a commercial! I always liked that Alka~Selzer one-plop plop fizz fizz...

Big Hair Envy said...

I'll admit it, I LOVED Donnie & Marie!! Also, Fantasy Island, Dallas, Love Boat and Designing Women:)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I confess that I CAN NOT skip over a channel where Laverne and Shirley is on it.

How sad is THAT! That or anything with Carol Burnett.

jojo said...

coach
murphy brown
newhart show
bob newhart show
mary tyler moore
dick vandyke

Opies daughter was in a film last year and had a nude scene...it was directed by her father...gah!

Hilary said...

December Bride, Pete and Gladys and Dick Van Dyke. And more recent - Quantum Leap.

imom said...

I'm with Snooty on bringing back Ally McBeal, I loved that show. I also agree with the Sonny and Cher show and That Girl!!

I know it's on re-runs all the time, but new episodes of Seinfeld would rock!

kim-d said...

My Three Sons, Father Knows Best, Leave it to Beaver, American Bandstand live in Philly, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Gidget, Family, thirtysomething, Homefront, relativity, I'll Fly Away, American Dreams. Every show I love goes away!

And I am right there with ya on The Bachelor. I was SO annoyed that I didn't even watch the final installment of that train wreck on Tuesday night. What on earth was ABC thinking. Plus, he looks like a weasel. DONE with The Bachelor. Boy, got all fired up about that!

Country Girl said...

My Favorite Martian
Mr. Ed

Loved Carol Burnett, too.

And I see you already have Eddie's father. Very good. I think we should all hold hands now. And meditate.
Ohhhhhmmmmmmmmm.

Ok. I feel better now.

TSannie said...

I've never watched TV. Nope not in my entire life. And I am very old - just ask my kids. No TV. Never. And I never lie!

Debbie said...

OMG I thought your list rocked before I read all the comments. I believe my age bracket is covered!

I think about Disney on Sunday night because I was so excited about the color TV peacock!

The good old days..

Great, great post!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh look what you've started...
we have Bewitch (pre Tabitha) 0ver here!
And I loved Uncle Bill, but I really hated Sissy, and never could wrap my head around Mrs. Beasly (I was a tomboy).
Green Acres
Absolutely Dark Shadows.
Carol Burnett
HR Puffinstuff-- someone else watched it?!
My Three Sons-- definitely.
Hazel, for sure.
Courtship of Eddie's Father
My Fav Martian

I think I watched too much tv as a kid....

Kacey said...

Oh my gosh!! What fun to read all these comments. Here Comes the Brides, definitely. Ponderosa. Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. Sigh.

Pouty Lips said...

I want Lost in Space. I loved that show. I never missed an episode. I loved the robot. The actor who played him passed away this year.

Magpie said...

Mary Hartman Mary Hartman

Maria said...

I forgot all about Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman!!!!!! Courtship of Eddie's Father was darling. I vaguely remember and maybe I don't, but I'd like to see Honey West with Ann Francis. I liked all those detective shows too...Mannix, Quincy, Name of the Game, Man from U.N.C.L.E etc.

Molly said...

Amen to all the shows you want brought back. I like your taste.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Homicide: Life on the Streets
Sanford & Son
What's Happenin'
Northern Exposure
St. Elsewhere
Emergency!

I, too, couldn't believe they trotted out Raquel Welch to hawk reading glasses. GAAAH!