One of the TV shows that ashaped my life as I was growing up was ‘ Sesame Street’. I was great friends with Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird’s imaginary friend Mr Snuffleopagus (?), Ernie and Bert, Bob and Susan and a whole lot more. I learnt a lot about counting and reading and togetherness from Sesame Street. It was always a race to sit in front of the TV once its 4 pm.
My sister and I still have a lot of inside jokes from Sesame Street. Phrases like ‘me help’, ‘Fred, foot, Friday’, ‘the golden “N”, ‘count fire engines’, and songs like ‘long distance Clara’ are often fondly remembered. And who would forget ‘The Count’ and his rather outrageous laughter!
Then there also was ‘The Muppet Show’ with Kermit the Frog ans Miss Piggy. LOL. There was the bear (can’t remember his joke on the show) but I remember one of his jokes:
‘A bear appeared on stage to perform and someone from the audience screamed “good grief, the comedian’s a bear’, and he responded, “no, he is not a-bare, he is a wearing a neckie tie’ LOL
(Sorry if you didn’t get the joke)
There were also these two guys who ran commentaries on the Muppet show who were always playing contrarian. One starts off saying the act was rotten while the other would say it was great and at the end of the conversation, they would end up on opposite sides with one shouting ‘more’ and the other shouting ‘boo’ (reminds me of Twitter folks that can’t seem to make up their minds, LOL)
Then there was the seemingly endless array of cartoons available on TV: one of the most popular then was ‘Voltron’: The legend of Voltron has it that Voltron was a peace keeper for all the good planets of the solar system who formed a galaxy alliance. Until a new horrible menace swept through the galaxy. Voltron is the story of the super force of space explorers, specially trained and sent by the alliance to bring back Voltron, defender of the universe (so before you go forming Voltron for anyone make sure they are good people. LOL) Of course the evil Zelda was always coming up with a row(?) beast but Voltron would always destroy them with his blazing sword!
There were a bunch of others like Scoobie Doo, Pow (dunno if that’s the title, LOL) Godzilla, G Force, (aaaargh, getting too old to remember more 😦 ) Oh, but there were other shows like ‘The Wonder Years’ and I can’t seem to forget ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ which showed as a Sunday afternoon matinee:
‘They look for him here, they look for him there. French people look for him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell?’ LOL
Okay, this really has been lots of fun. Can you remember your favourite TV shows from growing up years? Pray, share 🙂
A young man I used to be, I have also grown old – Psalm 37: 25a NWT