Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hymn to a Sunday Evening

For no reason other than merriment, I give you

TV From My Childhood

For starters, of course, it has to be

Rainbow Brite

(Oh my goodness, the tinny music. My ears! My speakers!)

Chip 'N' Dale: Rescue Rangers

(I maintain still that is one of the best theme songs of the decade.)

Out of This World

Full House

(Yes. Sad to say, but yes, this one, too.)

Silver Spoons

Perfect Strangers

(I thought Balki was hilarious - look, he's stuck in a revolving door! Ha!)
(Hey, I was, like, 10. Don't judge me.)

Gummi Bears

(Gummiberry juice! Who knew Disney would endorse steroid abuse during the "Just Say No!" era?)

Square One TV
(This one gets two clips)

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
(I couldn't embed this video, but it's worth the link if only for the map with the flashing lights - oh, the memories!)
(Yes, I fully acknowledge my geekiness with my love of educational TV programming. This show rocked, though. I mean, the singers are called ROCKapella! How could they not be awesome?)

Punky Brewster

(Check out the cool girls' outfits - aren't they styling? I tried to find the two clips that are burned into my memories - Punky dropping an oyster down her shirt at a fancy dinner party and Cherie getting trapped in an abandoned refrigerator. Thanks to this show, I still have an underlying belief that suffocation in abandoned refrigerators is one of the top causes of death for children under the age of 16.)

Saved By the Bell

(This Very Special episode has Very Dramatic Acting.)

And just to remind you that there was some good TV shows in the 80's:

That's it for now - it's bedtime for me. I'll probably do a part deux. For now, though, how many of you could still sing along with all of those songs? Rachel?


  1. waterhouse! you did get quite the media growing up didn't ya? i remember you talking about the rainbow one before......i never knew the gummi bears had a tv show! dang why did i have to be born in the 90's!

  2. Ohh the flood of memories. I'm glad i'm not the only one who loved Out of This World. I could totally sing all of the words to Punky Brewster still today. Don't you just love the terrible acting. Totally remember this episode too.