Well, it's the weekend and if you believe the forecasters, the snow is on the way.
I have to admit, I'm more a Scully than a Mulder on this one seeing as how we got promised snow last weekend and it never really materialized. I will say this--if it's going to snow, I'd like to see it snow enough so Davis can play in it...he's two and hasn't experienced the wonder of playing in the snow.
Other than that, I can live without it.
Anyway, while surfing around tonight, I found an interesting post on TV Squad. Bob Sassone listed his five early TV memories
. Since I'm a complete TV nut, I thought I'd post my five--not in any kind of order, mind you.
- I'm talking about the live action, Adam West version here. What really stood out was this one particular episode's cliffhanger. Batman and Robin are trapped in some kind of device that has frozen them in place. I remember that when they were frozen that the inside was this bright pink. I remember the villain cackling they'd never escape and leaving. Then the questions and the infamous "Same bat time, same bat channel" line. And then it ended. Over, done. How would they escape? My little mind was ablaze, thinking it was all over for the dynamic duo...
And you know what--I have no idea how they got out of it. I don't remember seeing part two. And years later I've watched Batman in repeats trying to find this episode but none of them ever quite matches my memory....
- I recall seeing commercials for this one a lot. Benson and Kraus are in a store and Kraus realizes she needs something she's forgotten. She says, "Vanishing cream" and Benson retorts "My treat." Ironically, this was the first episode of Benson
I saw. My mom was in choir and my dad would let me stay up late to watch Benson
with him on Tuesdays nights while she was gone.
3. Mr Rodgers Neighborhood
- I remember Friday afternoon as a young tyke and seeing Mr Rodgers and mis-hearing that it was going off the air forever because it wouldn't be on the next day. I was shocked, upset and stunned...I ran to my mom who tried to explain to me the concept of the weekend and different shows being on in the time for Mr Rodgers. Amazingly, this feeling is still the one I get to this day when I show I liked is cancelled, though the my mom reassuring me it's just a snafu and it will be back on isn't working so much...
4. Electric Company
- Loved it. Introduced me to Spider-Man. I remember desparately wanting to learn how to read faster so I could keep up with what Spidey said and read it for myself....
5. Buck Rogers/Battlestar Galactica
- back in the day, these two were pretty much interchangeable in my mind. I lived in Hawaii when they first aired and my dad worked with a guy who was Gil Gerard's brother. I thought this was the coolest thing I'd ever heard at the time. I remember both show being really cool and yes, I even liked Galactica 80
back then....I was younger and didn't know quality yet. So sue me.
Also, if you look back in my archives, I talk about this one episode of Buck Rodgers
that scared the pants off me as a kid. I've got the DVDs in my queue to watch....though part of me says I shouldn't watch it as it's probably not that bad...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/17/2006 07:00:00 PM