August 23, 2014 at 9:57 am #328340
I absolutely, utterly adored “Batman.” Now I think I know why …
August 23, 2014 at 9:59 am #328342
Hahahaha I didn’t know that you were into superheroes type of “action” 😉
I would say Sabrina The Teenage Witch.August 23, 2014 at 10:01 am #328343
Little House on the Prairie.August 23, 2014 at 10:06 am #328344
The Simpsons and PokémonAugust 23, 2014 at 10:08 am #328345
Too many to list, but if I just say TGIF then I get 4 for the price of 1: Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Boy Meets WorldAugust 23, 2014 at 10:09 am #328346
Man, I also loved Sabrina…, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Recess…August 23, 2014 at 10:32 am #328347
Oh, dear. There definitely were a lot out there.
My very first love was probably Thomas the Tank Engine. Kind of weird to think how, of all the entertainers out there, George Carlin and Alec Baldwin are the ones I can cite as the dominant forces of my childhood.
Shortly after that, it was probably a mix of Pokemon, Dragonball Z, and Yu-Gi-Oh. Toonami and the Kids WB were pretty big in our household.August 23, 2014 at 10:33 am #328348
Adam West is holding up just fine, but have you seen what’s happened to poor Burt Ward in recent years …? Holy jelly donuts, Robin!August 23, 2014 at 10:41 am #328349
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
And actually looking back on some of the episodes as an adult, I will say it’s an phenomenally underrated show. It has this incredible timeless quality about it. And I love kids’ shows that aren’t “kiddie” and instead of teaching them the stupid basics, teach them life lessons. There’s even some really tearjerking episodes of the show.August 23, 2014 at 10:45 am #328350
1. WWF Monday Night Raw/Thursday Night Smackdown (But for real…)
2. All My Children (Yep)
3. The Golden Girls
4. Mama’s Family
5. The Wonder Years
6. The Brady Bunch
7. Sanford and Son
8. All in the Family
9. Full House
10. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
^Seriously, that’s my entire childhood and teen years right there.August 23, 2014 at 10:51 am #328351
Good question. One that makes me feel very old. I was born in ’52, and practically grew up in front of the television set. I watched everything… didn’t matter the genre. I loved music as a kid, so was fascinated by anyone playing an instrument on television. I was glued to the set for Liberace’s TV show, and even the Lawrence Welk show, and never missed American Bandstand. Cartoons (all of them), I Love Lucy, Rin Tin Tin, Leave it to Beaver, Ozzie & Harriet, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Outer Limits, the Jack Paar show (when I begged my parents to let me stay up late enough), Arthur Godfrey, The Ed Sullivan Show, Lassie, Walt Disney Presents. Many more. Later, I loved Twilight Zone, all the westerns like Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, The Virginian, Have Gun Will Travel… the Flinstones, Andy Griffith… talk shows like Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas & Dick Cavett, Dark Shadows, the Addams Family, The Honeymooners, Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, My Three Sons, etc, etc. Pretty much everything, and I loved them all.August 23, 2014 at 11:40 am #328352
My parents probably let me watch waaaay more inappropriate tv for my age than was adviseable, but I loved the CBS Monday block of Evening Shade, Murphy Brown, Designing Women, Fox with Married with Children and In Living Color, Moonlighting (oh sweet lord I loved that one), and way more than I can probably recall. There were also a lot of shows that didn’t stick around terribly long but we liked as a family leading to us adopting the defeatist phrase “This won’t last. We like it.” And on that list I remember Baby Talk, The Charmings, and Dinosaurs (which lasted a little longer than most but I remember there being a lot of delays in between episodes).August 23, 2014 at 11:45 am #328353
I watched ER religiously from the beginning and fell in love with Julianna Margulies at the age of 3. 🙂 Later on, I started Friends. When it came to age-appropriate stuff, The Kids from Room 402 was my favorite. And naturally, Tom & Jerry.August 23, 2014 at 11:52 am #328354
Great thread Tom! I was born in ’91 but my favorite shows consisted of some older ones that were in re-runs on Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network or even TBS, along wth the usual kids shows of the 90’s.
Animaniacs, Scooby-Doo, Family Ties, All That, Speed Racer, Power Rangers, Rugrats, Three’s Company, Franklin, Little Bear, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Pokemon, Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell, Gullah Gullah Island.
Man, time really flies!