Monday, January 21, 2013

my favorite childhood tv shows

Before the dawn of my boy meets world obsession and my deep and abiding love for saved by the bell, full house, sabrina the teenage witch and  really any 90s sitcom (bless you, TGIF), there were my younger childhood tv shows. 

This was before the era when all children's shows took a shot of crack and went on an ADD-riddled sugar rampage. (Also, i don't think you actually take cocaine via a "shot.") In any case, I think television used to care a little bit more about being educational and wholesome, and a little less about inducing emotions akin to that entire scene in willy wonka when they rode through the creepy light tunnel (speaking of a shot of crack).

i plan to raise my children on some of my old childhood favorites:

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...what were yours?
(seriously i really miss wishbone.)

25 comments:

Katie said...

Yes yes yes. I used to watch (and love) ALL of those! Reading Rainbow was a very regular part of my childhood. And I completely agree with about the new ADD cartoons. Just...not good. P.S. Thanks for the disclaimer about cocaine. Hahaha.

Myke Olsen said...

Doug was the best.

Elise Frederickson said...

Awwwwh, Wishbone and Arthur and Doug! I also loved Pepperann, Puzzle Place, Ghost Writer, Magic School Bus... And I know Sabrina the Teenage Witch is not really in this same category. But, I miss Sabrina.

Harley said...

arthur! yes yes yes.

recently they just put Sabrina the teenage witch on hulu and I have been watching every single episode.

Emma Frances said...

Did you know they have Arthur on Netflix?! I loved all of these shows growing up! Good memories!! :) I love this post!

Chantel said...

ARTHUR!! I watched that show all the way until I was in college. (And I would STILL watch it if I could! :) )

Samuel Hardman Taylor said...

As much as I hate to admit this, I loved Digimon Digital Monsters. I looked forward to every Saturday morning when I could watch the show.

I was a little sad to see that Zoom wasn't on there. I thought I was going to be on that show. I was fluent in Ubbi Dubbi.

Also, Rugrats. I identified with Chuckie. The glasses. The awkward.

katilda said...

How could I forget?! I watched so much Rugrats! Definitely an oversight on my part. I think I identified with Reptar.

katilda said...

This kind of information is not safe in my hands...

katilda said...

I know what I'll be falling asleep to tonight, holla!

katilda said...

It will please you to read above comments and learn, like I learned today, that Arthur is available on Netflix.

katilda said...

Just like Doug Funny the christmas tree.

katilda said...

Also....RECESS! I forgot that one!

katilda said...

You know I am here for all your drug non-information needs.

Nicole Allen said...

I can pretty much gush about any of these series, but I was a total Magic School Bus addict. To this day I think of it whenever I read about the digestive system, or sound waves, or friction. Also, of course, the baking episode where they show the difference between salt and sugar crystals.
I like to think I live up to Ms. Frizzle's motto, "Take chances! Make mistakes! Get messy!"

Also, any time I reminisce about Arthur, this comes to mind:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEEMuABtJmU

emi said...

ahhh haha LOVE this! thanks for the walk down memory lane, those were some of the best shows! i watched arthur like every day after school. love it!
darling blog, now following! xo chaseandem.blogspot.com

katilda said...

hahaha I totally love that you just threw down your favorite Arthur episode. Way to be.

katilda said...

hello and welcome! it's definitely seeming like arthur is the popular choice around here. oh how i loved that show!

Nicole Allen said...

Hey, girl's gotta represent.
Speaking of, can we bond over how AMAZING Clarissa's wardrobe is on Clarissa Explains It All, and how as a kid I always wanted my boy-next-door to prop a ladder up against my bedroom window? It was a shame that I lived in a one-story house.

katilda said...

I support your be-like-clarissa dreams and...a guy could always substitute a small step ladder.

Julia said...

Nostalgia:) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme is still on my phone ring

Jael said...

Paul and I periodically sing the Wishbone theme song together.
Also, our dog is named after a TMNT character.

Jael said...

Also: Darkwing Duck.

Meg {henninglove} said...

can i say i absolutely adored all of those posts and going through each of them brought me back to my childhood, thank you for that!! plus i have a jack russell so the wishbone dog is near and dear to my heart except that dog is so stinky well behaved and is not a normal jack don't believe it is because it isn't. same goes with the fraser dog but they are some of the best dogs! love your blog

katilda said...

Haha now I feel deceived by the wishbone dog! Thanks for stopping by :)