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Favorite Childhood TV show or fond media memories?

Asked by Grim (384 points ) June 23rd, 2008

Im still a teenager, but gosh darnit i can still reminisce D:<

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playthebanjo's avatar

how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop? let’s find out…one…two…..three CRACK….three.

the world may never know.

girlofscience's avatar

Under the Umbrella Tree.
But my all-time favorite movie was Puff, the Magic Dragon. I still think I know every word of that by heart.

fabulous's avatar

who’s the boss

trudacia's avatar

21 Jump Street, Fraggle Rock, Family Ties…loved Alex Keaten

playthebanjo's avatar

Fraggle Rock provided me with hours of entertainment. Check this link out for more Fragglrific fun

shrubbery's avatar

H.R. Puffinstuff anyone? or Sigmund the Seamonster?

trudacia's avatar

Forgot The Wonder Years and what was that show with the little girl robot?

jrpowell's avatar

Small Wonder. Vicki was the robots name. And those were two of my favorites shows when I was a young boy.

playthebanjo's avatar

I had totally blocked out that show

jlm11f's avatar

ooooo i remember small wonder. great show!

SuperMouse's avatar

I loved Schoolhouse Rock and In the News during Saturday morning cartoons. I can still recite the preamble to the Constitution – as long as I sing it.

Does anyone else remember Woodsy Owl? He used to say “give a hoot, don’t pollute” he had a song and everything.

And for all the Southern Californian’s out there, how about Tom Hatten on channel five drawing pictures and showing Popeye and Our Gang? Good times.

playthebanjo's avatar

What was the show on Nickelodeon with the green goo that would dump on you?

breedmitch's avatar

@banjo: “I don’t know”

breedmitch's avatar

In the 1970’s (when I was a child) whenever CBS would be having a special event (eg. The sound of Music, Charlie Brown Christmas, etc.) they would run this intro. Just the sight of it made my heart leap. Current TV has since co-opted it’s design.

playthebanjo's avatar

WOW .. I totally remember that intro. I have not thought about it in a long time.

Knotmyday's avatar

“The Family Film Festival,” also a Tom Hatten staple. All the “Sinbad the Sailor” movies you could handle.

SuperMouse's avatar

@knotmyday! It totally remember “The Family Film Festival!” Wasn’t it on Saturday or Sunday? You must be from So Cal, so do you remember Zachary All commercials? You know, the ones where the guy floated over the suits talking about how great the store was?

Knotmyday's avatar

Yep. And “Cal Worthington and his dog Spot.” And the “Federated” commercials.

Once again, I am 12. Pass me an Otter Pop…

SuperMouse's avatar

Fred Rated! I used to love Fred Rated! I will stand upon my head till my ears are turning red if you’ll pass me an Otter Pop!

I’m from Ventura County, where are you from?

SOLIDUS's avatar

Too many to list, but I can name a few:)

Gi Joe, transformers, fraggle rock, smurfs, thundercats +++!

Adina1968's avatar

Here is a partial list:
After School Special, Captain Noah, Kaptain Kangaroo, New Zoo Revue, The Groovy Ghoulies, Josie and the Pussy Cats, Dr. Shock, 21 Jumpstreet, Wonder Woman, Speed Racer, & The Old Spiderman Cartoons, Utlraman and Johnny Sokko. Woo Hoo!

playthebanjo's avatar

Johnny Quest, Laughalympics

Adina1968's avatar

Oh & I almost forgot Under Dog & The Mighty Heros!

Adina1968's avatar

Oh and Marine Boy too! :-)

iCeskate's avatar

all that, kenen and kel, the movie jumping ship that Disney made and played all the time and now hasent played it in years…? Hmmmm wonder what happend?

tinyfaery's avatar

“I am Pippi Longstocking, if you say it fast its funny. Pippi, Pippi Longstocking, how I love my happy name.”

playthebanjo's avatar

nice socks, pippi

trudacia's avatar

How bout “where’s the beef”?

playthebanjo's avatar

it’s at wendy’s. coincidentally, I also thought of wendy when I thought of Pippi.

playthebanjo's avatar

do you remember the singing california raisins??

trudacia's avatar

heard it through the grapevine..

wildflower's avatar

Dallas!! Without a doubt the best TV series ever made! Love the drama, the over-the-top glamour and not to mention the pre-political-correctness dialog!!

playthebanjo's avatar

What that load of crap TV drama on the air where you grew up?

playthebanjo's avatar

I mean come on! It’s not like it’s the Dukes of Hazzard or something!

wildflower's avatar

Can’t believe you’d diss my fav. tv show!! it’s got fab shoes and cowboy hats, what’s not to love?!?!
But fine!! Maybe we can compromise on this gem ?

playthebanjo's avatar

nice. Thanks for that compromise, 80’s lover

wildflower's avatar

What can I say. Child of the 80’s, scarred for life and loving it!

surlygirl's avatar

@banjo: “you can’t do that on television!” you’d get slimed if you said “i don’t know”
didn’t nik also have their own version of sesame street?

has anyone else heard anything about a thundercats movie? maybe i’m thinking about he-man…

gotta love picture pages with bill cosby and those pudding pops!

Knotmyday's avatar

@Supernutjob – San Diego and the surrounding counties. I’m a Zony now, though. Nice walk down Amnesia Alley.

boffin's avatar

Supercar
This was before Thunderbirds and/or Thunderbirds Go!
More childhood TV memories….
Clutch Cargo
and
Crusader Rabbit

ebenezer's avatar

I loved Danger Mouse, Mr. Wizard, and Fraggle Rock

Curious404's avatar

The commercial for PJ Sparkle. Rainbow bright. Strawberry shortcake. Punky and Cherry in the fridge.

In real life media: Baby Jessica in the well. The Challanger.

thebeadholder's avatar

Cartoons/kids shows: Smurfs, Snorks, Rainbow Brite, Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, The Jetsons and The Great Space Coaster (“get on board on the…”).
Sitcoms/nighttime programming: The Facts of Life, Punky Brewster, The Jeffersons, I Dream Of Jeanie, Bewitched, Fantasy Island, The Loveboat, The A-Team, Knight Rider, Chips
Reruns: The Little Rascals (my dad still calls me Spanky!!!) and I Love Lucy
And what about the start of MTV. Hello, this was life altering for me!

tinyfaery's avatar

By the looks of it we are all about the same age here. You old farts!

Trance24's avatar

@bango – I believe one of the shows they dumped goo on you was “Figure it Out” the game show where celebraties had to guess kids talents.

Well here goes what I can think of :

*Tom and Jerry
*Bugs Bunny
*Looney Toons
*Tiney Toons
*Gumbie
*Rocky and Bull Whinkle
*The Jetsons
*Mighty Mouse
*Thundercats
*Spiderman
*Batman
*Carman Sandiago
*Pete and Pete
*Legends of the Hidden Temple
*Figure it out
*Double Dare
*Wonder Years
*Ahhh! Real Monsters
*Are you afraid of the dark?
*Ren and Stimpy
*Sonic the Hedgehog
*Samurai Jack

Um and many many more that I just cant think of. lol

El_Cadejo's avatar

@playthebanjo the green slime came from You Can’t Do That on Television then it was later used figure it out and also on nicks whole slime across america thing. But yea, it all started on YCDTOTV

Now for my list

Batman Animated Series
X-men the animated series
Spiderman
Earthworm Jim

Rockos Modern Life
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Ren and Stimpy
Kablam!
Aaah! Real Monsters
Captain Planet (HE’S OUR HERO!!!)
Cow and Chicken
Iron Man
Magic School Bus
Reboot
Sonic The Hedgehog
Swat Katz
Two Stupid Dogs
The Tick
Mighty Max
Samurai Jack
Pete and Pete

playthebanjo's avatar

I remember watching the incredible hulk tv show. i had some purple cut off jean shorts that were a little too small that i called my incredible hulk pants. i could strain my abdominal muscles and get the snap to pop open by itself.

those were the good ol days.

marinelife's avatar

Crusader Rabbit was on AFRTS when I was in high school in Alaska (pre-cable and satellite). Rabbit became my nickname.

Mickey Mouse Club

Clutch Cargo and his pals Spinner & Paddlefoot

The Lone Ranger

Rin Tin Tin

Curious404's avatar

Double dare.
Kids Incorporated
The New Mickey Mouse Club

Trance24's avatar

Wow…I keep remembering more shows loved looking at others answers. There are too many old cartoons/media shows that were awesome. I hate a good majority of the new cartoon shows they have on now. Cartoons just got soooo bad. I have no idea what is going on anymore.

Kar's avatar

Showing my age here – bet noone else remembers 77 Sunset Strip. I was madly in love with Kookie the car hop, I was also in love with the guy who played Zorro, and I loved The Twilight Zone.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

gilligan’s island! it wasn’t exactly a common childhood show for my age group, but it was my favourite. and the facts of life was another. oh man, just about anything they used to show on nick @ nite and tv land in the 90s.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@Kar
Sounds like we’re geezin’ together

Anyone remember Howdy Doodie?

Magnolia21's avatar

As a child (and now) I absolutely loved M*A*S*H!

Cruiser's avatar

The Ray Rayner show was a riot! I loved that guy…cracked me up!

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@Cruiser Lurve for Ray Rayner. I especially liked his Dick Tracy show, Crimestopper Cruiser!

Cruiser's avatar

@Yetanotheruser Did you ever get your very own 2-way wrist radio! You must be a fellow Chitowner!

Yetanotheruser's avatar

—@Cruiser I did! I did!. But I left it out one night and my dad ran over it with his truck when he was leaving for work in the morning :( I am from the “Chicagoland” area. Do you remember Commander 5 on board the ISS-5? It was on WMAQ-TV (or then maybe it was WNBQ) Channel 5?—

Cruiser's avatar

@Yetanotheruser Commander 5 ruled I never got the 2 way as there were too many of us and not enough box tops so it was deemed unfair. What was it back then our dads were driving over all out stuff!?? lol!

bunnygrl's avatar

the soundtrack to my childhood was bagpuss, and one thats never gone away (hang on, neither has my love of bagpuss, I have a stuffed bagpuss with charlie mouse sitting on my pillow upstairs) is star trek. Kirk Spock and (always my favourite and again with the beautiful blue eyes) Dr McCoy :-) I actually still have some writing paper somewhere that I picked up at a convention, it has the original Enterprise on it with an arrow pointing towards it saying “my room”. LOL LOL

I also loved things like theTwilight Zone (original old black and white episodes) and Night Gallery and there was a wonderful one that started with someone whistling and the camera panned around the rides at an old fun fair, which slowly started to switch on by themselves. It was the into every week to some seriously creepy stories. Aaaaarrrrrrggg. I can’t remember what it was called, can anyone remember?

Also used to watch Bonanza and The High Chaperral with my Grandmother and we both loved them :-) hugs all xx

Aster's avatar

TARZAN and this show No One will recognize: you sent away for a plastic sheet . No; not to sleep on but to cover a 19” tv screen. It had all colors all in it. You’d put it on TOP of the screen and it would stick. Then you’d get the crayons and trace around on it as the tv lady would trace. This is by far the earliest of the earlies!!

Trance24's avatar

@Aster That sounds like an amazing tv show, I wish I had that when I was younger. I used to watch Pappy and he would show you how to draw as well and you could send in your drawings and they would show them in the credits. It was pretty cool.

Aster's avatar

@Trance24 It was called, “Winky Dink and You.” I found it on google! Parents didn’t like it because the kids would often just color directly on the tv screen.

Trance24's avatar

@Aster Lol Thats funny. But I can see how that would be an issue, but come on!!!!

CherrySempai's avatar

Arthur. :]

Rugrats.

Barney.

Doug.

Are you Afraid of the Dark?

Clarissa Explains it All.

Secret World of Alex Mack.

The Muppet Babies.

Gumby.

All That!

Wild and Crazy Kids.

Bug Juice. :)

Trance24's avatar

Thanks to ranger I thought of another one! PB&J Otter on the disney channel right after Bear in the Big Blue House.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Here’s one that I bet you won’t remember, unless you are over 55 and from the Chicago area – Pow Wow the Indian Boy cartoon that ran on the Bozo show. I remember it because I had the biggest crush on Pow-Wow.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

As a kid, I have fond memories of an after-school t.v. program from Boston, Massachussetts called “Zoom”, featuring a bunch of kids in bright t-shirts singing songs and doing silly things.

I also loved a Canadian t.v. program from Toronto, Ontario entitled “News From Zoos”, featuring a DJ monkey and his chauffeur handler who would drive him around in a limosine.

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