I would sometimes fake being sick so I could stay home from public school and watch Concentration with Hugh Downs. Forget soap operas, I was addicted to game shows. Jeopardy with Art Fleming was my favourite, and it still is with Alex Trebek.
Since I’m in a reminiscing mood, and I am currently watching quite a lot of Netflix, I was thinking about TV shows from years gone by. I think I can still sing a lot of the theme songs.
Saturday morning was Clutch Cargo, Diver Dan, Felix the Cat (remember Vavoom), Johnny Quest, The Flintstones, and Top Cat. Then Sky King came on but that was boring. But not as boring as Agriculture USA.
It was a big deal to eat a kaiser with ham and lettuce for dinner in the living room on Friday night. I can’t remember what we watched. Maybe it was Bugs Bunny.
Did you watch any of these:
Secret Squirrel; Atom Ant; Cool McCool and Hurricane Harry; Underdog; Hazel; Make Room for Daddy; Bewitched; I Dream of Jeannie; The Rifleman; Combat with Vic Morrow; Mannix; Rocky and Bullwinkle; Huckleberry Hound; Fireball XL5; Beanie and Cecil; the cartoon show about a turtle with the line ‘Drizzle, drazzel, dradle, drone. Time for this one to come home.’; Ruff and Reddy; The Jetsons; Tom and Jerry; Mr. Jinks; Magilla Gorilla; Quick Draw McGraw; International Showtime with Don Ameche.
My Three Sons was not a favourite. I thought Ernie was a jerk. But Snagglepuss was fun with his catchphrases ‘Heavens to Murgatroyd’ and ‘Exit, stage left.’
And who was that dog who pointed to his mouth saying ‘Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah’ and wouldn’t move until he was given biscuits which made him float up on his back in ecstacy?
If you are young, and none of these ring a bell, look them up on YouTube and enjoy the golden age of television, brought to you by The Boomers.