Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gargamel, Zack Morris, and Gummiberry Juice

When Tina and I were young, our dad was super strict. He wanted us to be studying at any given moment. In actuality, Tina, my little brother, and I (Laura wasn't born yet) would be hiding out in our room, talking and playing...and doing anything but studying. Of course, we had our textbooks in front of us, just in case our dad decided to check up on us. We thought we were so sneaky. But as I got older, I realized our dad was not as oblivious as we thought. He would loudly come up the stairs to give us a chance to get our act together. However, that is not to say he never barged in on us scaring us half to death. Haha! So he knew but let us think we got away with it sometimes. He was pretty awesome. =)

Anyway, he only allowed us to watch a half hour of TV on a school night. It was pretty much torture, but we learned to deal with it. We had to pick our favorite show for the week that we just couldn't miss. That was friggin' hard. But somehow we were able to make these important decisions. Haha. It wasn't too bad. We got to watch the entire TGIF lineup and watch several hours on the weekend.

Huz and I were talking about TV shows we used to watch when we were little, which got me thinking about this. It's fun reminiscing about old TV shows and stuff like that because it takes me back to simpler times. Ah...

Here is a list of my favorite TV shows when I was little:

Gummy Bears - Without fail, every time someone mentions this show even now, everyone would start singing the theme song. Gummy Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere. High adventures that's beyond compare. They are the Gummy Bears. It's like we are all joined together by this show. Forget "We Are the World." Haha. Huz reminded me that Gummy Bears bounce after drinking gummiberry juice, but humans become superhuman after drinking it. I totes forgot that!

Different Strokes - "Whatchu talkin' about, Willis?" How can you not love that?

Quantum Leap - On occasion, my dad let us watch an hour of TV. And it is usually when we are begging him to let us watch Quantum Leap. Dr. Sam Beckett just keeps on leaping hoping that his next leap would be the leap home. Awwww...

Saved by the Bell - I unabashedly love this show...even to this day. I like to watch it at 7am when I travel out west. Haha. Zack is sooooo dreamy. I love his acid wash jeans, high top white sneakers, and giant cell phone.

Gilligan's Island - I have watched every episode. I couldn't get enough of it. Every time it seemed like they may get off the island, I still kept thinking it may just happen this time.

Full House - "Whoa, Baby." "How Rude." "My...lanta." I actually used these phrases! I was sooo friggin' cool. Right? Right? No? No. Anyway, Tina told me that her girls started getting into Full House. See, it's a classic!

Gargoyles - A Saturday morning cartoon by Disney about gargoyles that moved and did stuff. We really watched a wide-range of shows. Tehe.

Blossom - We actually liked this show. I honestly don't remember why. Haha. She liked hats! Yeah, that's it.

Thunder Cats - Huz actually remembered the characters' names. That's pretty amazing. I just remember how they would yell "Thunder thunder thunder cats hoooooo!"

Smurfs - La la la la la la la la. The smurfs were really cute. But Gargamel was just weird. Why does he want to eat little blue people that were three apples high? Doesn't sound appetizing at all.

As you can tell, despite the half hour rule, we watched a lot of TV. So we weren't really deprived although that didn't stop us from complaining...a lot. Hope you had fun going down memory lane with me. What was your favorite old TV show?

P.S. Happy Birthday, little Laura...who isn't little anymore. She turned 20 today!! So she likely doesn't remember any of these TV shows. =p


Sarah said...

Word. Dr. Sam Beckett is YUM.

Missy May said...

I am only 15 but I swear I remember watching that Gargoyles show! I think my brother and I would watch it when we were really young...

Laura said...

What! I loved Gargoyles! And when me and peter reminisce about tv shows he always says thunder cats.

But I mostly grew up with Doug, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Rocco's Modern Life, etc..

Tina said...

Laura grew up in the age of cable, while Tara and I only had like 5 channels to choose from. Wow that sucks.

Tara said...

Okay, fine. I meant you younguns' barely remember. =p Tell Peeta Thundercats hooooooo!!

Alice said...

I really enjoyed this post Tara! Thanks for taking me back, and thank you soooo much...I've had the Gummy Bears theme song stuck in my head now for two days. :)