Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!
Driving home last evening I started thinking about the old TV sitcoms that I loved to watch as a child, the ones that made me rush through dinner so I could lay in front of the television set until bedtime. We didn’t have a lot of homework so the only thing that might have cut into our TV watching time was Bible Study and/or Prayer Service at Church.
Now thanks to online websites like Retro Cafe, Hulu and YouTube as well as over the air stations like AntennaTV and Cozi TV, I can watch them anytime I want. Having only 3 stations and broadcasting ended at midnight with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner these were my top ten favorites.
- I Love Lucy
- The Beverly Hillbillies
- Leave it to Beaver
- Family Affair
- Gilligan’s Island
- The Patty Duke Show
- The Honeymooners
What wasn’t there to love about that zany redhead and her antics with Ethel – loved when they moved to Connecticut
The first time we ever saw a black woman not playing a maid and we loved her son
Come on Granny, you know you could have whomped Mrs. Drysdale – I always wanted to swim in the “cement pond”
Nosy Mrs. Kravitz and oh how I wished I could wiggle my nose to make magic
Wally and Beaver…really…come on June and Ward – I did like they had a bathroom in their bedroom
Something about Mr. Bill and Mr. French raising those kids it was such a sweet and innocent sitcom
Gotta love a feisty maid like Hazel, I often wondered if my grandmother acted the same way with the families she worked for
Really people…you could make a radio out of a coconut but couldn’t make a boat out of trees! Poor Gilligan
I could never figure out how Patty and Cathy could be in the same scene…but it was obvious they weren’t
Ralphie Boy…And away we go! I loved watching the “shadow” on the wall – and everything fit into that one dresser drawer