Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Childhood Shows From The 80's

I compiled a list of shows, that I used to watch as a kid, rehashing the past is good for the soul.

1.) 21 Jump Street
2.) Blue Thunder
3.) Booker
4.) Buck James
5.) Cagney & Lacey
6.) China Beach
7.) Contender
8.) Crazy Like a Fox
9.) Dynasty
10.) Double Dare
11.) Equalizer
12.) Falcon Crest
13.) Fame
14.) Hardball
15.) Hardcastle & McCormick
16.) Heart of the City
17.) Highway to Heaven
18.) Hill Street Blues
19.) Hooperman
20.) Hot Pursuit
21.) Hotel
22.) Hunter
23.) Houston Knights
24.) In the Heat of the Night
25.) Jack and Mike
26.) Jake and the Fatman
27.) Jessie
28.) L.A. Law
29.) Lady Blue
30.) Life Goes On
31.) MacGruder & Loud
32.) Magnum P.I.
33.) Man Called Hawk
34.) Mancuso, FBI
35.) Manimal
36.) Matlock
37.) Matt Houston
38.) McClain's Law
39.) Miami Vice
40.) Midnight Caller
41.) Mike Hammer
42.) Mission: Impossible
43.) Moonlighting
44.) Murder, She Wrote
45.) Murphy's Law
46.) Night Heat
47.) Nightingales
48.) Our House
49.) Outlaws
50.) Partners in Crime
51.) Private Eye
52.) Remington Steele
53.) Renegades
54.) Riptide
55.) Shogun
56.) Simon & Simon
57.) Spenser: For Hire
58.) Stingray
59.) T.J. Hooker
60.) Thirtysomething
61.) Tour of Duty
62.) Walking Tall
63.) Wiseguy
64.) Wolf
65.)  Alf
70.)  Amen
71.)  Billy Crystal Comedy Hour
72.)  Bosom Buddies
73.)  Charles in Charge
74.)  Charlie & Company
75.)  Cheers
76.)  Coach
77.)  Condo
78.)  Cosby Show
79.)  Dads
80.)  Dear John
81.)  Designing Women
82.)  Different World
83.)  Doctor, Doctor
84.)  Doogie Howser MD.
85.)  Double Trouble
86.)  Empty Nest
87.)  Family Matters
88.)  Family Ties
89.)  Fitz and Bones
90.) Flo
91.)  Full House
92.)  Gimme a Break
93.)  Golden Girls
94.)  Growing Pains
95.)  Gung Ho
96.)  Harper Valley P.T.A.
97.)  Head of the Class
98.)  Hogan Family
99.)  Homeroom
100.) House Calls
101.)  It Takes Two
102.)  It's Garry Shandling's Show
103.)  Joanie Loves Chachi
104.)  Just the Ten of Us
105.)  Kate & Allie
106.)  Lewis & Clark
107.)  Major Dad
108.)  Mama's Family
109.)  Married With Children
110.)  Mary
111.)  Me and Maxx
112.)  Mr. Belvedere
113.)  Murphy Brown
114.)  My Sister Sam
115.)  My Two Dads
116.)  Newhart
117.)  Night Court
118.)  Odd Couple
119.)  Perfect Strangers
120.)  Police Squad
121.)  Private Benjamin
122.)  Punky Brewster
123.)  Pursuit of Happiness
124.)  Redd Foxx Show
125.)  Ripley's Believe It or Not
126.)  Ropers
127.)  Roseanne
128.)  Scarecrow and Mrs. King
129.)  Silver Spoons
130.)  Simpsons
131.)  Sister Kate
132.)  Sledge Hammer
133.)   Stir Crazy
134.)  Three's a Crowd
135.)  Too Close for Comfort
136.)  Tracey Ullman Show
137.)  TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
138.)  Two of Us
139.)  Van Dyke Show
140.)  We Got it Made
141.) Webster
142.) Who's The Boss
143.)  Wonder Years
144.) You Again
145.) 9 to 5
146.) Airwolf
147.) Alien Nation
148.) America's Funniest Home Videos
149.) America's Most Wanted
150.) A-Team
151.) Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters
152.) Baxters
153.) Baywatch
154.) Cops
155.) Fall Guy
153.) Greatest American Hero
157.) Hitchcock Presents
158.) Knight Rider
159.) MacGyver
160.) Max Headroom
161.) People Do the Craziest Things
162.) People's Court
163.) Quantum Leap
164.) Rescue 911
165.) Star Search
166.) That's Incredible!
167.) Totally Hidden Video
168.) Unsolved Mysteries
169.) V
170.) Werewolf

This was just the 80's and once again....I am not stating, I watched every single episode here, but I did watch each one of these shows. I cannot believe this is a list from the 80's. I did not even go into the 90's yet, I stopped!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sex Symbol: Raquel Welch

When I think of sex symbols from when I was a kid, Raquel Welch was ahead of the pack. I remember
her in many movies, the first she played "Loana the Fair One" in One Million Years, B.C .

           Then I remember her in Bedazzled where she was played the role of a character named Lust.
The next role she entered was Maria Stoner and it was a western, called Bandolero!

"Don't Be A Paleface!"

While searching the internet in my quest to pull up things from my past, I ran across this one Coppertone ad that was seen in magazines to billboards to even buses and benches. This ad was everywhere and living in the sunshine state, we saw it a lot more than others plus it started from an advertising group out of Florida.


Pin Up Legend: Bettie Page

I do not recall when I encontered the infamous Bettie Page, but I am sure it was probably from my father or maybe even my Aunt. Yes, I said Aunt! She always collected this all sorts of books and I could have ran across her images in those books or my fathers smut collection. But her pictorials were not easily forgotten. She was ahead of time and knew how to capture your eye and heart. I was always getting into place and things that kids my age had no business being but there she was and so was I.

                                                                         Betty Page
I recall seeing her in all sorts of outfits from tame to wild. I rememeber seeing her everywhere I turned. It was from big print to small print, black and white to full color. Her images jumped from the those pages. She is still the queen of pin up. Indulge....

The Addams Family Vs. The Munsters

These two shows were great and something rather interesting to watch as a kid. They both were monsterish types of families living somewhat normal lives. I loved both of the shows equally and they both were comedies. There was no real way to pit one against another, they both aired in the 60's and both carried a huge fan base even to this day. Indulge in them both, if you can.

The Munsters
                                                                 The Addams Family

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Childhood Shows From The 60's & 70's

I compiled a list of shows, that I used to watch as a kid, rehashing the past is good for the soul.

1.) All in the Family
2.) The Brady Bunch
3.) Charlie's Angels
4.) Happy Days
5.) Sesame Street
6.) The Odd Couple
7.) Mork and Mindy
8.) Fantasy Island
9.) School House Rock
10.) The Dukes of Hazzard
11.) The Price Is Right
12.) Fat Albert
13.) Diff'rent Strokes
14.) The Electric Company
15.) WKRP in Cincinnati
16.) The Facts of life
17.) Three's Company
18.) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
19.) Battlestar Galactica
20.) Sanford and Son
21.) B.J. and the Bear
22.) CHiPs
23.) Wonder Woman
24.) Alice
25.) The Jeffersons
26.) The Six Million Dollar Man
27.) Taxi
28.) Welcome Back Kotter
29.) Good Times
30.) What's Happening
31.) I Dream of Jeannie
32.) Land of the Lost
33.) One Day at a Time
34.) The Partridge Family
35.) Chico and the Man
36.) Benson
37.) The Love Boat
38.) The Gong Show
39.) Starsky & Hutch
40.) Night Gallery
41.) The Beverly Hillbillies
42.) S.W.A.T.
43.) Laverne & Shirley
44.) Barney Miller
45.) The Rockford Files
46.) Maude
47.) Bewitched
48.) Baretta
49.) Soap
50.) Bionic Woman
51.) Bonanza
52.) Hogan's Heroes
53.) The Mod Squad
54.) Eight is Enough
55.) Mr. Ed
56.) Kojak
57.) The Harlem Globetrotters
58.) Planet of the Apes
59.) Petticoat Junction
60.) The Bob Newhart Show
61.) The Captain & Tennille Variety Show
62.) The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
63.) Kung Fu
64.) Ironside
65.) Gunsmoke
66.) Dragnet
67.) Barney Miller
68.) The Andy Griffith Show
69.) Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
70.) The Gong Show
71.) You Can't Do That On Television
72.) The Twilight Zone
73.) Captain Kangaroo
74.) Leave It To Beaver
75.) Gilligan's Island
76.) Perry Mason
78.) Lassie
79.) Alfred Hitchcock Presents
80.) Batman
81.) Car 54 Where Are You?
82.) Dick Van Dyke Show
83.) Flipper

84.) Flying Nun
85.) Green Acres
86.) Honeymooners
87.) Hawaii Five-O
88.) Rin Tin Tin
89.) Rifleman
90.) Monkees
91.) Lone Ranger
92.) The Addams Family
93.) The Munsters
94.) I Love Lucy
95.) Candid Camera
96.) Hogans Heroes
97.) The Wild Wild West
98.) Benny Hill Show
99.) Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show
100.) Mister Rodgers
101.) Tarzan
102.) One Day at a Time
103.) M*A*S*H
104.) Six Million Dollar Man
105.) Soap
106.) Incredible Hulk

Wow, 106! I am not stating, I watched every single episode here, but I did watch each one of these shows. I cannot believe this list is just from the 60's & 70's era. Next is the 80's & 90's.

The Andy Griffith Show /Gomer Plye,U.S.M.C.

While searching the web, I ran across other T.V. shows that just flooded me with more childhood memories. I remember watching every single episode to both of these shows. First off was The Andy Griffith show that lead into a cast member named Gomer Pyle getting his own series.

The show took place in the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina, where Taylor, a widower and was the towns sheriff. His life is complicated by an inept but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a young son, Opie. Sheriff Taylor's level-headed approach to law enforcement makes him the scourge of local moonshiners and out-of-town criminals, while his abilities to settle community problems with common-sense advice, mediation and conciliation make him popular with his fellow citizens.

I remember when Andy Taylor took Gomer Pyle to the U.S.M.C., this spin-off was just as good as the The Griffith Show. Gomer Pyle was a simple-minded gas station attendant and later auto mechanic that wanted to enlist with the Marines. Gomer's naivety immediately exasperates his drill instructor, Sergeant Carter, it was based at a fictional Camp Henderson in California. I can still remember each episode having these catchphrases, "Shazam!", "Gaaw-aawl-ly" and "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" Indulge into the series if you can, you won't be sorry.

Will The Real Fugitive, Please Stand Up?!

Ok, so why I am dating back to all the shows I watched as a kid, maybe just a bit of Nostalgia is the crisp morning air in October, who knows! I am loving this going back in time, rehashing my childhood. Get used to it, if you are reading my blogs, I love my childhood.

The Fugivitve was played David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, a doctor from the fictional town of Stafford, Indiana, who is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and given the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails and crashes, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a "one-armed man".

I remember the opening part......

Name: Richard Kimble. Profession: Doctor of Medicine. Destination: Death Row, state prison. Richard Kimble has been tried and convicted for the murder of his wife. But laws are made by men, carried out by men. And men are imperfect. Richard Kimble is innocent. Proved guilty, what Richard Kimble could not prove was that moments before discovering his wife's body, he encountered a man running from the vicinity of his home. A man with one arm. A man he had never seen before. A man who has not yet been found. Richard Kimble ponders his fate as he looks at the world for the last time. And sees only darkness. But in that darkness, fate moves its huge hand.

This show was another one that was ahead of it's time, in my opinion. I was on the edge of my seat every single episode. I have even set through watching them from time to time when nothing else was on, go just to dip back in a simplier time. Indulge in this series, if you can!

Twilight Zone/Night Gallery

Staying with Halloween theme this month and flashing back to my childhood. These were two other show that captivated me. The first one was the Twilight Zone hosted by the Rod Serling,The series consisted of unrelated episodes depicting paranormal, futuristic, dystopian, or simply disturbing events; each show typically featured a surprising plot twist and was usually brought to closure with some sort of message.

Night Gallery was the next show, once again, hosted by Rod Serling. He would appear in an art gallery setting and introduced the macabre tales that made up each episode by unveiling paintings that depicted the stories in each show.

These two shows, I fell in love with and still to this day, I can still watch them and love them just as much as I did was kid. It's crazy to think about how good these shows were in this era of T.V. and just think my Mammaw(my grandmother) turned me onto these two shows. For that, I thank her! Indulge into these shows if you can.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

When I think of Halloween, I think back to when I was kid, dressing up and running from house to house collecting as much candy as I possibly could in the short amount of time I had. Then heading back home to sort through all the goods of my Trick Or Treat adventure. Weeding out the junk candy from the good candy. I also remember back then, sitting by the T.V. watching scary movies and waiting for Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She was extremely buxom and very comical as the host of  "Elvira's Movie Macabre", I remember her clowning on the characters and scripts in those B rated movies while she was reclined in her red Victorian couch all the while I was non-stop consuming all my treats from the evening. Ahhh, the good ol' days!