get by with a little help

okay, i am a television addict. i’m not that person who ‘doesn’t own a tv’. i also dabble in reality television and other awful programming, but a certain conversation has come up a few times recently with friends. what happened to all the good television? i miss the days when nick at nite played great 70’s shows then ventured into the 80’s, which brought back all my adolescent obsessions with scott baio and winnie cooper. so here’s a little list of shows that i miss dearly. (so dearly that a friend and i gave consideration to starting our own network…)

first is mary tyler moore. but in all fairness rhoda was always my favorite. a friend and i would always wonder why everyone loved mary when rhoda was so much cooler. i mean, the scarves, the attitude, the accent. she ruled as did her show. julie kavner (mrs simpson) as her sister and her mother was great. still slip in a heya every now and then.

second taxi. good lord how great was this show? danny devito. tony danza. judd hirsch. christopher lloyd. and of course…andy fucking kaufman as the absolutely wonderful latka. (and his girlfriend, simka, played by adorable carol kane.) i miss this show, i miss the theme song, i miss it all!

okay, yeah, third is charles in charge. the main reason i chose this show was that since pretty much all these people have ended up looking like complete jerks on random vh1 show, i would like for this generation to see where these crazies actually came from! especially willie aames. yikes, total cuckoo. but to be fair the show was great fun.

and now one of the best love stories ever on television. kevin arnold and winnie cooper. i LOVE love love this show. from the characters to the situations to the soundtrack. i thought that kevin’s sister was the coolest chick ever and i wanted to be her so badly. unfortunately the wonder years is not only not being aired on television but after previous research, they haven’t aquired the rights to all the music that was in the show so it’s also not available on dvd. super bummer.

 

yes finally, dukes of hazzard. i’m not sure why i love this show so much when i was young, but i did. i had daisy duke under-roos.

i suppose i’m just sad at the lack of creativity in film and television now. it’s all remakes and prequels. i guess i would just rather them play the originals then try to remake something. hmm. so i know i missed some great shows from back in the day. everyone had their favorite. if you would like, i would love to hear your favorites. (just in case it’s something i forgot and can add to my netflix queue!) have a good night, watching, well, nothing great! xox

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7 thoughts on “get by with a little help

  1. aimee says:

    damn it i forot about charles in charge! I just remembered a couple more, do u remember double trouble or my 2 dads? I cant wait to get to the carol kane part of taxi(simka is the greatest) but ive got a while i think she not til like the 5th season.We WILL find Wonder years!! you know i feel you. tv will never be the same

  2. aimee says:

    damn it i forot about charles in charge! I just remembered a couple more, do u remember double trouble or my 2 dads? I cant wait to get to the carol kane part of taxi(simka is the greatest) but ive got a while i think she not til like the 5th season.We WILL find Wonder years!!you know i feel you tv will never be the same

  3. aimee says:

    apparently i just double commented dammit sorry dude

  4. ardentlyohio says:

    my two dads ruled! i don’t remember double trouble. i’ll have to figure it out because i’m sure i’ll know it when i see it.

  5. aimee says:

    The premise of double trouble was an early 80’s sitcom about the hilarity and confusion that ensues of 2 female teenage twins. And of course the classic switcheroo from time to time. I remember the line up- that, my sister sam and just the ten of us. wow nerd. remembering more, too close for comfort(jim j bullock as the neighbor guy hilarious)/murphy brown/the one with the handyman and single mom with 2 daughters in the apt.? w/ valerie bertanelli? so many

  6. Chrissy says:

    Aimee, you’re referring to One Day at a Time, which had like the best theme song ever. And I so remember Double Trouble and NO ONE ELSE remembers it except for my sister and I – I seem to remember an episode about one of the twins being a loud eater? WTF. Too Close for Comfort ruled, too – remember the painting on the walls, the orange stripes and arrows and shit? I’m like hyperventilating with excitement over here.

  7. Chrissy says:

    Oh! OH! And there was another random one called It’s Your Move, starring Jason Bateman, pre Hogan Family and a chick who was on The Young and the Restless. It ruled!

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