I have a slew of shows I watched --I hadn't realized how much TV I did watch at that time, I guess I didn't have the computer or other media including VHS for much of my childhood -- and it is hard to narrow them down.
For purposes of this, I considered "kid" to be from young-young through high school, which takes me to the mid-80's.
My favorite ten in alphabetic order:
Rocky and Bullwinkle
In Search Of
Mork and Mindy
The Greatest American Hero
The Muppet Show
The Six Million Dollar Man
Some other shows I watched regularly included: 3-2-1 Contact, Amazing Stories, Benny Hill, Bionic Woman, Brady Bunch, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Charlie's Angels, CHiPs, Different Strokes, Donnie and Marie, Duke of Hazzard, Facts of Life, Happy Days, LA Law, Laverne & Shirley, Little House on the Prairie, Mandrell Sisters, Moonlighting, My Three Sons, Mr Rogers' Neighborhood, Night Court, Project Blue Book, Real People, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Sesame Street, Silver Spoons, Star Trek: TOS, Taxi, The Andy Griffith Show, The Cosby Show, The Electric Company, The Hardy Boys, The Love Boat, The Man from Atlantis, The Munsters, Thundarr the Barbarian, Underdog, Unsolved Mysteries, Welcome Back Kotter, Wonderful World of Disney, Wonder Woman... but lots of others too
One show I wish I had been able to watch as a kid: "Bill Nye, Science Guy".
(I just watched it as a grow'up instead!)
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft
Several of these were watched years later in syndication/re-runs.
Several of these were god awful.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Are you being served
The Cosby Show
Dungeons & Dragons
Home and Away
Pinky and the Brain
Pop-Up Video - I miss it so.
Saved by the Bell
Tom & Jerry
Yes, Prime Minister
hoarding time and space
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Over the weekend Boomerang (cable channel) was showing The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Banana Splits and Smurfs. My kids were so amazed that I used to watch all those shows. I also loved All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. FMW, I do also recall watching The Love Boat.
Edit: OH and Ivy, I loved Benny Hill! I got into trouble more than once during PE because my friend Kelly and I used to pretend we were on the show and run all over the place while singing the intro. We renamed our PE Teacher Mrs. Glob (Mrs. Globe) so between that and Benny Hill we definitely weren't her favs.
"...Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?"
Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
"At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland"
"Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting"
- The City Of Bones
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