Wednesday, June 04, 2008

My life on TV - part 1

It's not my fault that I grew up when the TV age was in full bloom. Not my fault that there were a lot of interesting (good/bad) TV series that are part of my childhood memories. I'm doing a little report on that, starting with some of the earliest shows I remember.

This one always played after the news on weekdays. I have to say I enjoyed the intro more than the rest, I thought it was a bit goofy - why did Alf always mess up?


I didn't watch this show (or don't remember watching) but this intro and the song got recorded in mymind until today. My mother really liked this.


This was one of my favourite, I laughed and laughed...'don't be ridiculous!'


This was another show that I didn't watch back then. Many many years later I eventually did on re-runs.



Who doesn't remember this intro?


This is one of my favourites. I must have watched this intro a thousand times because I watched this in different occasions. The first time this was on was during a tv show where you had to phone in to choose what programme they would play next. Then I watched everything when I was about 8, and then again when I was 19 or so. It never stopped making sense and being funny.


Oh a classic! This (along with MacGyver) used to be on on Saturday afternoons and my cousins were always watching and even though I didn't like it, I had to watch it too.


Oh and this one was the BEST!!!



Hope you didn't have an 80s overdose. Sorry about that. Will be back with fresher things later on for part 2. Oh and feel free to share your own life on tv...

6 comments:

Dr.John said...

I think I saw all of those shows but watched none of them.

Niall said...

Good grief!..American TV features very prominently in your life doesn't it?...I know of A.L.F, but not the other ones...of course..I could go on about the 1970's!!: Starsky and Hutch,Happy Days,...but you'll have to go along way to beat the good old BBC comedy output: Monty Python, Fawlty towers, Porridge ..The Good Life..etc...

Devil Mood said...

Dr.John: Yes, most of them I only saw myself, I was too little to watch.

Niall: That's because there was nothing else on tv! I didn't have BBC back then and even if I did, I wouldn't understand it. I didn't speak english back then, did you know? ;) Anyway, british comedy will feature.

missalister said...

Ms. Mood, don’t you know TV rots the brain?! Well, with the exception of programs like MacGyver and SNL, and of course some cable fare like the Discovery, History, and Travel Channels, oh and of course ESPN and Comedy Central ;-)

missalister said...

Oh, right. Afterthought re: Niall’s comment. I agree. British humor rules. Here, on Saturday in the early evening there’s a lineup of great re-runs and I occasionally catch my favorites of the lot, “Keeping Up Appearances” and “Are You Being Served?” And what more to say about the crème de la crème, Monty Python and Fawlty Towers???

Devil Mood said...

MissA: My experience is distinct - if the TV is good, it generally stimulates ideas or feelings. But I do think that it rots the rest of the body if one is sat for too long. ;)