Ernest told me his 8th grade history class was learning the preamble to the constitution. So I started singing this, which was pretty horrible since I can't sing:
For those of you my age (cough cough) wasn't Schoolhouse Rock great?
I had to explain to Ernest that Saturday mornings were the acme of children's TV. Life without SpongeBob at all hours? Inconceivable.
Up until I was 10, we had one channel. Thank goodness it was the channel that got Dark Shadows at 3:00 every day. I remember reruns of Winky Dink, but I never got the Magic Screen.
When we moved into a real house the spring I was 10, my mother broke the bank and got a color TV and cable. Wow! 13 channels. How amazing was that????? Saturday mornings in color, that was the life. Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo. And Schoolhouse Rock. I was paralyzed with delight.
There was a great block of shows on ABC Friday nights: The Brady Bunch, Nanny and the Professor, The Partridge Family. But even with cable the local affiliate made a bizarre programming choice to show movies like the Nun's Story instead and I had to wait till Sunday when they finally played my fun shows!
(I will not discuss the time my mother promised we would get HBO and reneged, because I don't like to dwell in the past.)
Please, tell me about your favorite childhood TV show.