Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

Those Were The Days

The days (and nights) of the great tv shows, that is. The prompt I chose today for Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop is:

1.) A list of 10 old TV shows you’d like to make a comeback.

My brother-in-law and nephew in 1958

In no particular order, here’s my list:

1. The Dick Van Dyke Show    This show just made me laugh. I can still hear Laura, sobbing and saying: “Ohhh, Rob!”. There are so many jokes from the show that have stayed with me all these years. 

2. The Andy Griffith Show  Could you possibly get more wholesome? When the series originally aired, I was probably too young to realize that there was a lesson within each show. Small town life at its finest.

3. The Beverly Hillbillies  Most of us from that era probably still remember all the words to the theme song. I remember thinking it was cool that Ellie May talked to the animals, and they seemed to know what she said.

4. The Mary Tyler Moore Show  I always wanted a beret to wear at just the right angle like Mary did. Never happened.

5. The Ed Sullivan Show  To those of you old enough to remember, don’t you miss the days of a nice variety show?  Not to mention, Ed brought us The Beatles!!

6. I Dream Of Jeannie My niece and I used to pretend we were Jeannie. For my birthday one year, someone gave me lilac scented bubble bath (from the dime store, no less). The plastic bottle it came in had a tall neck, and we pretended that was our Jeannie bottle.

7. Happy Days  For the music, if nothing more. And just the nostalgia of living in a simpler time.

8. The Rifleman  I had a serious crush on his son, Mark.

9. Dr. Kildare   There’s only one word to describe Richard Chamberlain: dreamy. Of course, I was merely a child when this series aired, but I think, even at that young age, I realized how easy he was on the eyes.

10. That Girl  How many attempts did I make to have my hair “flip” like that before I finally just gave up?

I really miss the old tv shows, when there was no worry of seeing or hearing anything offensive.  Guess that’s why my tv viewing these days consists mainly of The Weather Channel and TV Land.

Those really WERE the days, my friend.

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