What television shows do you remember watching when you were a child?

United States
August 1, 2007 10:08am CST
I got a fun email from a friend the other day with a list to see how many shows we could remember watching when we were kids, the ones no longer on TV. It's a long list and it sure brought back some great memories, funny how a song or a TV show can spark such vivid memories of years gone by. I'm going to list a few I remember, like Land of the Giants, The Banana Splits, Land of the Lost, The Bugaloo's, Father Knows Best, Flipper, Petticoat Junction, Bewitched,and even though Little house on the Prarie is still on TV, every time I watch it, I remember how I couldn't wait for Wednesday nights at 8 PM so I could watch it on my little black and white TV in my room....What television shows do you remember watching when you were a child? Let's share the memories...
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@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
1 Aug 07
I remember bunch of them. But my favorites were Alf, Perfect Stranger, and Knight Rider. I remember that i cried when Kit was stuck in to swamp. Kids can make some funny stuff :)
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• United States
1 Aug 07
I forgot about Alf. That reminds me, my husband and I were talking to a friend the other day and the subject of Mork and Mindy came up, with na noo-na noo's and all.
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• United States
1 Aug 07
Wow- I loved all of the shows that you mentioned. Of course The Brady Bunch was my all time favoite night time show and now my kids watch it, lol. I LOVED the 1970's Saturday morning cartoons. Remeber Sigmund and the Seamonsters and H.R. Puf N Stuf?
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• United States
1 Aug 07
How could I forget The Brady Bunch? When I was in high school, every day in homeroom (I understand they only have homeroom occasionally now a days, but we went every day) I use to sing the theme song to this guy, it drove him nuts, which made me keep singing it. I even wrote every word of it in his year book, so he would never forget...That was years ago, I wish I could find him so I could sing it again. Jim if your out there let me know!
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
2 Aug 07
How could I forget the Brady Bunch? I was feeling old here.
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• Philippines
3 Oct 07
I loved to watch mc gyver, Living in color, Thundercats, Voltron, Mighty man, etc
@myfanwy65 (1030)
• United States
1 Aug 07
I remember Land of the Lost on Saturday mornings. And Father Knows Best, Flipper, Petticoat Junction, Bewitched, My Three Sons, Gilligan's Island, Leave It To Beaver on reruns after school. My dad loved Gunsmoke. And there was Love Boat and Fantasy Island on Saturday night, I think. Oh, and the Disney Movie on Sunday night. Oh, and CHiPs and Battlestar Galactica, the original. Star Trek and Lost in Space.
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• United States
1 Aug 07
Lots of memories here, I forgot about My Three Sons. My son watches Drake and Josh and the other day, Eric Estrada (from CHiPs) was the police that pulled them over for running a red light, too funny!
• United States
2 Aug 07
Don't forget Flying Nun, Gomer Pyle,Green Acres,All in the Family, and oh I loved the Carol Burnet Show.
@patgalca (15909)
• Orangeville, Ontario
2 Aug 07
I guess it depends on how far back into my childhood you want me to go. As a little kid there was Mr. Dress-Up (who was around for a loooong time) and The Friendly Giant and H.R. Puf 'n Stuf (I saw someone mentioned that and was surprised someone else would remember it). As I got older it was Bewitched, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Donny & Marie, Starsky and Hutch - ooooh I loved Starsky! I liked Fantasy Island and The Love Boat because they would have different stars on every week. Petticoat Junction, Green Acres and Lost In Space go back a long way. I remember My Three Sons too. Mary Tyler Moore was pretty funny as well. In later years it was Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Family Ties and Joanie Love Chachi. I could go on forever really. But look how times have changed. All of the above are pretty much sitcoms. How many sitcoms are on tv today? I think we can count them on one hand. 'Tis sad, isn't it?
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@patgalca (15909)
• Orangeville, Ontario
2 Oct 07
Thank you very much for the best response mark. :)
@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
5 Oct 07
Sunset beach, days of our lives, passions, i used to skive classes to come and watch those daytime programs. I also remember some funny commedies i used to enjoy like, the jeffersons, bill cosby show, kids doing the dundest thing, fresh king of bel air, everybody loves raymond and many more.
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@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
6 Aug 07
Oh! I remember Petticoat Junction! Hahaha. I loved Bewitched too. I watched The Courtship of Eddie's Father with Bill Bixbie, Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, D*ck Van D*ke Show, That Girl, Mary Tyler Moore and then Rhoda (didn't like that one much). That was when I was really young. Later, I watched shows MASH, St. Elsewhere, Chicago Hope, Melrose Place, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Dallas, all those night soaps. I used to watch day soaps too - Ryan's Hope was my favorite. Oh and Lassie, had to watch Lassie and Mayberry RFPD. Game Shows: Price is Right, Newlywed Game, Dating Game, Hollywood Squares, Lets Make a Deal, and that one where one person is telling the truth and the other two are lying and the contestants had to guess which was telling the truth. Ummm...Oh DUH. To Tell the Truth. Haha. A fun trip down memory lane!
@MrsFrizzle (1964)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I used to love Who's the Boss, Roseanne, Family Matters, Boy meets world, The wonder Years. There are so many to mention!
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• Australia
5 Aug 07
When I was a child the idea of television would have been considered ludicrous. In fact, I had three children of my own before television arrived - just in time to watch man land on the moon. A few neighbours joined us to watch that. My children watched many of the shows that have been mentioned in other responses, along with Skippy, Flipper and Play School, and of course Get Smart, which is still shown. My favourite was Callan and I would like to see that again. I don't watch any TV now but might consider it if some of the good shows came back.
@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
5 Aug 07
I was a child a looong time ago. At that time I liked to watch Baretta, but I had to watch it hiding from my mother because the show was violent and it was aired very late. I liked Wonder Woman, Bionic Woman, Swat, Chips, Macgyver (ok, I weren't a child anymore), Land of Giants, Time Tunnel. I recall Banana Splits. Is it that show with some people using dog costumes?
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@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
5 Aug 07
Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, so many others.
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@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
Here's what I can remember (aside from Sesame Street of course): The 3 Stooges (remember Larry Moe and Curly?), Voltes Five, Transformers, Thundercats, Inspector Gadget, Three's Company, Robotech, and in the Philippines we had Batibot which is similar to Sesame Street.
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• United States
2 Aug 07
I remember watching The Golden Girls with my mom when I was little. hehe. I love that show. I also remember these shows, Full House, Growing Pains, Family Matters, The Cosby Show, Designing Women, etc. Ahh...memories... :)
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@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
2 Aug 07
I remember a lot of the same shows as you do I also remember a show called Its about time, about two astranouts in the stone age, , My Mother the car,Gilligan's Island,Night Gallery,Get Smart. I could probably go on and on for a while, down memory lane.
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@kyukyu (22)
• Australia
2 Aug 07
Oh wow. Absolutely forgotten until now... And still I don't remember many! Let's see... Sailormoon I used to enjoy~ Bewitched... Family matters... Agh! hahaha
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
2 Aug 07
Archie Bunker, Bewitched and the Brady Bunch, my parents love those shows especially the Brady Bunch.
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
2 Aug 07
I've watched TV since the days television was broadcast in black and white. There were so many shows I've watched then. Ok, here's the list of some movies I can recall : Rin Tin Tin, I Love Lucy, Looney Tunes, Bat Masterson, Little House on the Prairie, Lassie, Batman, Ultraman, Bewitched, Flipper, Gunsmoke, Hogan's Heroes, I Dream of Jeannie, Green Acres, Gomer Pyle, The Avengers, Charlie's Angels, CHIPS, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, The Brady Bunch, The Lone Ranger, Zorro, The Muppet Show, The Bob Newhart Show...wow, so many to name. But I enjoyed all these previously.
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@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
2 Aug 07
I live in Austria now and I must admit that I don't watch that much television anymore, as I dont enjoy watching movies or series in German. I was brought up in Peru, so all our television programs were dubbed into Spanish, but we still enjoyed watching them, although we got a bit of a shock when we moved to Australia and our favourite programs were suddenly all in English, with actors and actresses sounding different in their original languages!
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@mastinet (467)
• India
2 Aug 07
Well friend I am from India. And when I was a kid, I remember some cartoon shows like Moglee, etc. ongs serial like Chitrahaar, Rangoli and holy serials like Ramayana and Mahabarata. As when I was a Child there was not so many channels are on air in India, we were limited with a two or three channels like D.D.-1, D.D. Metro. When I was in 9th Class, we found a new Satellite Channel called Z-TV. In that there was a serial Hum Paanch which was very entertaining
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• India
2 Aug 07
i wud watch many cartoons lik pokemon,tom n jerry,animal planet lik stuff
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
2 Aug 07
Gee, it's hard to remember. I am now 49 years. We got our first TV when I was 6 years old. It was black & white & we only had one channel. I remember various cartoons, especially one about a cat. I remember Skippy the kangaroo.