11/13/09

Sammy Rose Giveaway




Hello again!
This is Jenny from Dos Family.
Let´s celebrate the week end with a walk down memory lane.
As a child I watched a lot of TV. In Sweden in the early 80s we only had 2 channels to choose from and cartoons was only shown for 15 minutes every day. You Americans might find that to crazy to believe. But it is true! So instead I watched old black and white movies. Matinées.
(UPDATE:my husband objected to this "truth", see comments by Jenny)

But when I was nine something great happened, my sister and brother went to the US (Nebraska) as exchanged students and thanks to them a whole world of TV was revealed to me.They sent us videotapes of shows and when we went to visit I was seduced by the American TV-culture.

The first thing I saw there , while waiting at the airport, was an episode of Night Rider. I was hooked.

And after a while my parents gave in for the pressure and bought cable:
Brady Bunch, Magnum PI and Wrestling on our screen was like a dream come true. There are many TV-moments that I remember so clearly. Like the first episode of Dallas or the last dance of Dirty Dancing.

And now I would love to hear about you favorite TV-moments. What comes to your mind? What special scene has lingered in your mind?

Let me know in the comments section below and don´t forget to include your email. I will draw a winner that will be announced on Nov. 17th.
The price? One product from our shop. What ever the winner wants.

See them all here: http://www.sammyrose.se/
Looking forward to reading your memories.
Jenny from Dos Family and Sammy Rose

111 comments:

jenny said...

Hey again, it me Jenny , who wrote this post. Jens ( my husband) says that it is not true that we had 15 minutes everyday of cartoons.

We had 15 minutes every day of "kids shows". Played by actors, with socks on their hands like puppets. We did get to see cartoons on Saturday mornings though. Always the same duo: Tom & Jerry, one episode that lasted for 5 minutes.

That`s the truth!

Caitlin said...

Hmm, my fave tv moments were watching Doug on Nickelodeon after coming home from school. :)

-Caitlin
caitlin_thalken@yahoo.com

Angie said...

The TV moment I remember the most is from Saved By the Bell when Jessie got hooked on caffeine pills because she had too much to do. She was "so scared". I still giggle about that overacted scene and for some reason when I think of TV shows that scene is the first to pop into my head. ~Angie
admcgovern@gmail.com

Kelli said...

Growing up, my brothers and I lived for Saturday morning cartoons. The one cartoon we lived for was Thunder Cats!! We loved that show! When I'm out shopping and I see different Thunder Cat merchandise it always makes me smile, such awesome memories!

metalxcourtney said...

I remember being a kid and watching Jem and the Holograms over and over and over and signing along to all of the songs (Yes! I still have ALL of the cassette tapes that came with the dolls!)
The characters styles and talents and everything- It was amazing!
And yes- I STILL watch that show now <3 It makes my heart smile.

:::Courtney

courtney_bruesch at yahoo dot com
myttvphotographyblog.blogspot.com

{eleise} said...

My favorite moments were going over to my grandparents to be babysat during the day...we didn't have cable at our place...but grandma & grandpa did! I loved when my two older brothers weren't there because then I got to have the remote & watch as many different cartoons I wanted!

Caketin said...

Mine's most likely watching The Poddington Peas a rather English cartoon with the catchiest theme ever! I still remember it now.

Kassi said...

wow, i have a lot of tv memories from the 80's...

first one that comes to mind though is the episode of punky brewster where cherry and punky try to increase their breasts by squeezing their arms together and chanting 'i must, i must, i must increase my bust'.

i also love the neighbor from small wonder who would say 'no no no no no no' in her sing songy voice....

and i had the hugest crush on macgyver... and i loved V and the a-team.... thanks to my older brother. :-)

that was fun, thanks for the walk down 80's tv memory lane!

kassi

kassiunderwood@hotmail.com

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RachelDenbow said...

Being a child of the 80's was the best! We watched a lot of evening TV at my babysitter's house that I'm sure my parents wouldn't have been excited about. America's Most Wanted, Cops, and Unsolved Mysteries to name a few. However, the Muppets were my favorite on Saturday mornings!

iloveyourheart said...

The first thing that came to mind when asking about my favorite TV memory was the friends episode in which monica, phoebe, and rachel all sat in wedding dresses after rachel cancelled her wedding. Idk why that comes to my mind, maybe since I used to watch Friends with my mom.

Laura
ll.hoppe@hotmail.com

JenCoen said...

I loved Knight Rider and Magnum PI and Matlock and Murder She Wrote and A-Team and Hunter.
lol
All dude shows...
I did love Full House and I remember (quite clearly) the episode when DJ wanted to lose alot of weight so she didn't eat and worked out on the bike at the gym until she litterally 'fell' to the ground.

JenCoen
azscrappinjen@yahoo.com

spicklebee said...

I have lots of childhood TV memories - being the child of single mom who worked a lot will do that to you. But one of my favorite memories is of watching Pippi Longstocking - yes, the Swedish version. It was always a huge deal when the movie came on and it didn't matter how late - mom always let me stay up late. Its still one of my all time favorites!

ps - love the Carl stuff! My Swedish/Icelandic honey is named Carl! He would get a laugh out of this.

Truly said...

i loved Saved by the Bell and actually thought that the boys were dreamy despite their acid washed parachute jeans and tucked in neon green shirts. even slater's mullet had a special place in my heart.

miss indie said...

Hi! :]

My absolute fave tv moment was TGIF! I remember waiting all week long, and then getting everything ready for Friday night. Making popcorn, sodas, grabbing some Redvines. I felt like such a cool kid watching TGIF, haha. And then afterward everyone would call everyone and we would gossip about all of the drama that had happened that night.

Haha, so much tweenage fun.
Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!
xo.

Anna said...

I feel your pain. I grew up in the hills of Ohio & we only had 2 channels (until I was in highschool.)We watched alot of Little House on the Prarie and Dukes of Hazzard. I still love those shows. And they actually taught good values & morals. I cried when they blew up the town on Little House.

mrs.adrienneK said...

my fave tv moment...scooby doo.i watched it in every morning when my mom was braiding my hair for catholic school <3

Occasional Threads said...

So many TV memories! I think one of my favorites was Nickelodeon's SPLAT! tv show. Nothing like seeing a ton of green slime splashing all over someone. :)

Clover and Jane said...

tv moment for me was watching starwberry shortcake. that was my homegirl. i had a bike with her on it, she helped me be awesome and not even fall down!! love her.

Jamie said...

So many great memories!!!! It's fun to read thru them all!

I clearly remember Friday nights when I'd lie on the couch with my mom (Down by her legs...I was much smaller then, lol). Together, we'd watch Webster and Dallas. I clearly remember the episode of Webster when their house caught fire. I was crying so much.

But Saturday mornings brought the best cartoons and Wrestling! I always loved watching wrestling from a very small age. Good times.

Angelyn said...

Oh My favorite T.V. show by far was Remington Steele- Something about a modern woman and a dashing man solving mysteries that made my day!

amanda said...

One of my favorite memories from my childhood was running downstairs with my big brother on Saturday morning, getting a heaping bowl of cereal and sitting in front of the TV together to watch Fraggle Rock. : ) I was mesmerized by it and it still inspires me to this day. Jim Henson is a genius.

Kara said...

I used to LOVE Are You Afraid of the Dark on SNICK. My favorite episode was the one where the girl's friend turned into a doll and got stuck in her play dollhouse. At some point, her hand falls off because it's made of porcelain. TERRIFYING!

Kara - snshncpcks@gmail.com

Anna Joy said...

Home Improvement. JTT. I lived for that show.

annajoypham@gmail.com

Kristen and Ryan said...

I grew up watching Pee Wees Playhouse. My 2 stand out moments from Pee Wee are from his Big Adventure which I watched on my TV over and over.
1. Large Marge. She scared me to death.
2. Saving the snakes from the pet store. Whenever I have something in my life that I dread and do anything to avoid I ALWAYS think of that scene!
curleeq321@aol.com

nicole said...

I used to LOVE Charles in Charge. I also loved the Muppet Show (because my dad did/does) and I still watch (and TIVO) reruns of Murder, She Wrote. Yes. I am the biggest geek alive.

nicolehelmutschuster@shaw.ca

lalatika said...

haha, kinda same thing here :)

i live in germany, and i survived the whole 80s AND 90s without american tv-stuff.

BUT we had 3 channels ;)

i only have more channels since i moved out in 2002. then my brother started a revolution for more channels!

the most exciting thing in my tv-past was a german game-show ("wetten dass...?") we watched once a month. hanging out with the family on a saturday night was even more exciting because we were permitted to eat ONE bar of chocolate OR ONE bag of chips - for the four of us, once a month...
yeah - i grew up in a very ecologically sound household! :)

my still favourite tv.moments are around christmas. i love that they still show so much astrid-lindgren-series. every christmas morning i watch "michel aus lönneberger", "lotta aus der krachmacherstraße" or "pippi langstrumpf" with my dad while my mum hurries aound us to get all stuff done :)

cheers
from berlin
hilka*
[hielk@gmx.net]

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

As a kid I clearly remember "My Little Ponies" & "JEM" (I *still* love Jem, lol)on TV and also a reallllllly cute show about koalas who stayed in a girls' room and then came to life.. I CAN'T remember what that show is called for the life of me but I loved it!
Sarah M

((ooops, forgot my email: ssmast@hotmail.com))

lalatika said...

[... and while i still do not watch much tv i spend tooooooo much time at the internet writing loooooooong posts...]

;)

moweezle said...

My sister and I used to get up early on Sat. mornings to watch all the cartoons: smurfs, get along gang, snorkels etc. Then when we were older I remember watching Murder She Wrote every week as a family, and trying to guess who did it before during the last commercial break :)

-Maureen

moweezle@hotmail.com

undonegirl said...

I was only allowed one hour of TV each week. I was always bummed because my sisters were older and they wanted to watch Mission Impossible. I didn't understand Mission Impossible so it seemed a horrible waste of my hour. I ALWAYS chose Little House on the Prairie. I LOVED that show. I so wanted my dad to call me Half Pint

jackiek said...

when i was younger i always watched full house every night. it was my favorite show!
On saturday morning me and my sister would watch cartoons and my mom would make pancakes. memories! : )

purplemonkey@732.blogpsot.com

Mary Ann said...

I was a total Dawson's Creek girl. Pacey, Dawson, Pacey, Dawson... back and forth.. oh it is genius! I saw an episode the other day and was just laughing at how absurd their language is. No person, especially a 15 year old, talks like that! Love it!

sarah sue said...

its so fun to read everyone's comments about this!

a special tv moment to me, was when i was a kid, i would get home from school and EVERYDAY my grandma would be watching days of our lives. i thought it was so dumb and i went right to my bedroom to watch saved by the bell on my little b & w tv. the summer after my sophomore year of high school, i turned on the tv, and days of our lives was on... i got instantly sucked into it. ever since then, i have watched and that was 10 years ago!! HAHA! it's so silly, but i love that show! and as i got older it was really fun to watch it and talk all about it with my grandma and now that she has passed away, it's a very special memory to me! :)

sarah
brightside_02@hotmail.com

Gabbie said...

My older brother and I used to watch Gumby and Pokey all the time. One of the reasons we loved it so much was because of the characters J and G Blockhead - our names start with J and G. Just a funny little coincidence made it a wonderful memory ;)

Gabbie,

fearlesstorch@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Aaw - I love the TV reminiscing!! :) Fun!! I fondly remember watching Carebears (almost) every morning before school. So fun! I must've watched a lot of cartoons always & it rubbed off in a good way, cuz my job involves making them now!

Amanda said...

ha! now thinking back i think i watched too much TV. I remember I lived for sesame street and mr. rogers when I was like 4 and remember grovers 'near and far' skit. Ernie singing the 'rubber ducky' song. Oh and reading rainbow!!!! Then I got older and I remember watching the old batman and robin with the 'pow' and 'bang' signs and watching jake the snake on what was then WWF thanks to my sister. I remember i used to watch jem and tom & jerry. In fifth grade I used to rush home to get my homework done so that I could watch the original power rangers and ghostwriter ( i thought that was real). Then saturday mornings had the best cartoons. recess, pepperann, doug. then in like 2004 i remember watching some cartoon called 'dave the barbarian' ( i don't remember what channel). Now I need to be home before 8 cos that's when 'so you think you can dance' is on followed by 'GLEE'! Also waiting for the last season of 'lost' to come back on. I also watch shows on instant netflix for xbox 360, like 'dr. who', the office' and '30 rock'. I think its official. I DO watch too much TV...hahaha

Amandromeda said...

i love tv. when my husband and i got married, we didn't have cable for about four years and it was horrible! as soon as monday night football moved to espn we upgraded, thankfully:) but i do think that my favorite show was 'friends'. and the final episode made me cry as if those were truly my best friends. i'd been with them for ten years, for crying out loud! it was a big deal! that show still makes me laugh and i'll never get tired of it. isn't that what tv is all about?

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Anna said...

We didn't have TV or movies until I was 14 & my little sister was 5. My family still laughs when we remember my little sister getting reoccuring nightmares from watching Winnie the Pooh!

Janni said...

I watch several hours of tv every day...i love tv :-)

My favorite tv moment must be from i was a little girl, getting up early on christmas morning ( in Denmark that is on the 24th - we open our presents in the evening on the 24th ) watching a show called “while we are waiting" - cuddling on the sofa with my big sister. She is nine years older than me, so i knew then it was a special moment.

Emily said...

Saturday morning cartoons were definitely the best!!! I have four brothers so GI JOE was a big hit in our house. The best ever though was when we would get a free Disney Channel promo & get to watch The Mickey Mouse Club or Kids Incorporated! soooo good!

We were such lil tv heads...take a look...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/embot9000/4100800025/

Thanks!
~emily

Lovely Kasey said...

Um, yeah, pretty sure anything involving nick's rugrats were my favorite! Nickelodeon had all the best-shows. I remember my sister would run into my room once a week and wake me up just for rugrats. it was epic.

Lovely Kasey said...

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Daisy Oswell said...

All my friends "Dos", my name being Daisy Oswell. I sent your link to them and we had a giggle and a an admiration at your fabulous site :)

I never had a fave tv show as a child, but we had an old French version of The Aristocats that I watched at my Nanna's.

From Daisy
( iheartdoswell@live.co.uk )

becky said...

oo man, so many good memories! I grew up with an older brother... so I'm all about a-team, gi joe and transformers. The movie remakes bring back such great memories!

corrie mae said...

my favorite tv moment was watching the old narrated Disney cartoons where Goofy is learning how to ski. My brother and I could never get enough of it!

kiki comin said...

i will always remember watching TGIF on friday nights with my family and a big pizza. won't ever forget erkel, full house, etc...funny, funny memories.:)

Kat said...

We used to have some great kids shows. I used to love Lift Off, Romper Room Dooby and Lamb Chops Sing Along. Then there was the usual sesame street and play school.

Heidi said...

I don't have a favorite TV moment. I have a favorite TV-channel. MTV. I was 10 years old when we got cable. Oh happy day I say!!
I remember rushing home after school to all the music!
MTV was god back then, just music.
I loved my MTV!

Heidi
spacecandy@rocketmail.com

Eve said...

My older brother and I would wake up at the crack of dawn every Saturday so we could be the first to the t.v. and win the right to control the cartoons we watched. I lost most Saturdays, I am just not a morning person - not even for Saturday morning cartoons.

sara said...

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Sarah Robinson said...

When I was small, I distinctly remember enjoying the intro music for Hawaii 5-0. I would dance and dance!

Robyn Sever said...

i wasn't allowed to watch MTV until i was a teenager so imagine the trouble my babysitter got into when she let me watch the highly anticipated video of "THRILLER" i was only 5 and i can still remember everything about that video. EVERYTHING! esp those scary eyes he had at the end and i haven't seen it since that day so many years ago!

and i LOVED muppet babies!
robyn
lillimomma1@yahoo.com

jari spry said...

FRAGGLE ROCK! yep... that would be the one show that we didn't get at our house and my sweet grandma would record it... every episode... for us so that we could watch it. love.
hmmm i wonder if she still has the tapes... that'd be fun to have my girls watch :)
xo.
jari
jari.spry@gmail.com

what a fun post!

jari spry said...

oh how fun... i just went thru youtube and watched all the classic 80s cartoon intros...
fraggle rock, smurfs, snorkels, jetson, flintstones, he-man, sheera, rainbow brite, care bears, jem and the holograms... <3 brought back some good memories!

Delia W said...

Mine isn't that much a show, buy ads. There is this one fast food company in South Africa that always has the best ads. I don't see them anymore (as we no longer live in there) but their play on words were always funny.



((Nando's for those from South Africa)

Lindsay @Sass and Craft said...

We didn't have cable as a kid, so I didn't get much variety with tv shows. What I did get, however, was Saturday morning cartoons on ABC. I remember throwing out a sleep in day, just to wake up early and watch my fill for the week in cartoons with my younger sister.

Here's the intro to the whole morning show! Love it, I am such a 90's kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntvxV1xwCCY

Lindsay @Sass and Craft said...

SHOOT! and my email is sassandcraft@yahoo.com

Paula Kathlyn said...

I hated Gumby- however, I truly loved going to my BF's when I was little and watching the Disney Channel. My parents wouldn't buy cable either, so I had to watch all I could via the BF :)

retrogalusa@aol.com

middleofthetable said...

my moment..... saved by the bell. the episode where jessie is so stressed out, takes on too much, and starts taking caffeine pills. "i'm so exciiiiiiiiited... i'm so excccccccitttted.... i'm so.... soo..... SCARED"

oh, how i love saved by the bell :)
xo
sarah
sgreck428 AT yahoo.com

Me........... said...

ooh that is a hard one....... my favourite TV moments were watching music TV in my jammies on a cold morning with my little sister, and my mum moaning at us to switch it off!!! hehe :D :D I still watch far to much music TV :D :D great giveaway, have a great weekend
vicki x
victoriacanning@hotmail.co.uk

malori said...

My favorite TV moments... Too many to choose from!

Some classics:
-when Joey accidentally proposes to Rachel after she gives birth to Ross's baby (in FRIENDS). My favorite scene comes in the next episode when Joey convinces Ross to punch him. Instead of making contact, Ross hits the pole behind Joey's head (because Joey ducks out of the way at the last second). Just hilarious
-When I was a youngster my parents wouldn't get us cable so when we visited my grandparents I was in TV HEAVEN. I would watch hours and hours of Rugrats and Rocko's Modern Life. I also loved Doug.

I love me some TV :)


"sundaymorningsugar.blogspot.com"

Sara Kate said...

My very fave TV moment of all time is a no-brainer! On an episode of The Cosby Show (one of the greatest TV shows EVER), the family is celebrating Dr. Huxtable's parents' anniversary, and the family stages a lip-synched performance of a Ray Charles song. When little Rudy comes in with her part ... it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen. And of course, it's impossible for Bill Cosby NOT to be funny. I still crack up every time I watch it.

I recently found a book I wrote about myself in my kindergarten class. We wrote all about ourselves, our family, what we liked, etc. etc. My answer for favorite TV show? The Cosby Show ... followed by my kindergarten take on the exact same scene I described above. So I guess it's been my favorite TV moment for over 20 years now!

Watch it! :]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSvGdfOfLFw

Danz said...

I loved Fraggle Rock and The Muppets and my favourite was when I watched episodes of The Sipsons with my Dad!!

Audie said...

Omg!! I was practially raised by T.V. So many people thinks that it's a horrible way to grow up but I think it's definitely what helped shape me.
I was such a fan of TGIF on friday nights; Full House, Family Matters, and Boy Meets World. My best friend and I would always have sleepovers, eat pizza, and watch TGIF. I <3 T.V.!!
itsita.o@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Growing up my whole family watched 'Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman' together on Saturday nights. Looking back. . . the show is kind of cheesy, but it was great time spent with my family.

Michelle
mlvanwinkle@gmail.com

6p00e553feb2ab8834 said...

So funny about your childhood t.v.! I cannot imagine...My favorite childhood t.v. was definitely "litte house on the prairie." I would have died to be Laura Ingalls...Now my favorite show is "Charlie and Lola."

LOOOve your t.v. print!
Amy
muffinsabound@yahoo.com

Amy said...

my favorite TV shows as a child were Little House on the Prairie and Smurfs. My favorite all-time moment/scene was the LHOTP episode when Laura pushed Nellie down the hill in the wheelchair and she flew into the pond! Remember that? the best ever!

Jan & Jared said...

Are You Afraid of the Dark used to be so awesome when I was a kid, going to slumber parties. ahhh I miss it : )

Illinivicki said...

We lived and died for Saturday night and LOVE BOAT and FANTASY ISLAND. Nothing in the world seemed quite as glamorous as a trip on the Love Boat...except, maybe, a week on Fantasy Island!

Rebekah said...

summer vacations were always about the shows, brady bunch, the cosby show, facts of life, wonder years..I loved watching tv all the kids in the neighborhood!!

xo,
Rebekah

rebagough@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

The two tv moments that stick most in my mind were unfortunately scary ones. My Grandmother did not dislike tv per se, but infinitely preferred movies. Therefore, we watched things like The NeverEnding Story and The Dark Crystal. I will never forget the moment when the wolf approaches Atreyu in the cave, or when the Skeksis have to pick a new ruler and they all start attacking each other. That said, they were/are some of my favorite movies.

Anke said...

I think we are about the same age - there were "only" three tv channels in Germany when I was little. They didn't broadcast 24 hours but stopped around midnight if I remember correctly.
Sometimes my brother and I were allowed to have dinner in front of the tv, which we loved. Our favourites back then were old black and white cowboy movies and Pink Panther cartoons.

(as101271(at)hotmail(dot)com

Crissy said...

"I LOVE LUCY" I watched this all the time on Nick and Nite as a kid - I still know by heart the whole scene that she gives when she is the vitametavegamin girl. To this day if I watch it, I still die laughing.

lizz said...

My favorite TV moment was the first time I saw The Wizard of Oz. It was on TV and I was sitting on my living room floor, front and center. I will never forget the moment Dorothy opened the door and the movie was in suddenly in color. It was magical. Even now, at 31 it remains one of my all time favorite movies.

Helena said...

Hey! I'm Helena and I'm brazilian. As being an only-lonely child, I've watched too much television in my young years. I still remember the rush of running from school, drop my bag on the floor, turn the TV on and start my favorite sequence: muppet babies, Beverly Hills Teens and after lunch the movie afternoon matiné: my fave was Ferris Bueller's Day Off! And I believe you, I'm living in Finland now and it's true!!! the TV shows only start at 2pm!!!!!!

Thea said...

My favorit show when I was younger was Full House. When I was about twelfe, they showed it every night at 21.30 and I HAD to see it before going to bed(wll, I was actually in bed watching it, but before I could fall asleep. For me, this was the perfect family.

Another great memory, is on Sundays, my little sister would run around the whole house yelling "der er hun så en mor" (She saw a mother is on) The Danish translation of A murder she wrote is She saw a murder - but my sister didn't really get it, so she thought Angela L. saw a mother.

theasyrene@gmail.com

Holly S said...

I remember watching "Chips" with my older sister...she would kiss the screen when Ponch was on...I did the same for that cutie John...We thought we'd grow up and marry them!

Little Miss Shadow Dozier said...

A couple favorites from childhood are "She-ra: Princess of Power" for some serious girl power and "David The Gnome". I have an insane love of garden gnomes and I think it's because of that show!

Reading all these comments is such a wonderful walk down memory lane.

the whytes said...

the only time my older brother and i were silent was when the tv was on. thundercats. loved it.

**only a handful of times would my dad let me stay up, eat ice cream and watch johnny carson with him. i was about 8 or 9. johnny carson always reminded me of my dad.

the whytes said...

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Love or Nothing said...

i just remember watching things my dad watched as i was growing up.. like the Adventures of Superman and that old show Sliders. haha they were ridiculous! but a fun memory :)

Amanda said...

Haha-love the T-shirt!

rose said...

I know I watched way too much television as a child! My favorite cartoons were The Littles, He-Man and Scooby-Doo. In the afternoon I remember watching Little House on the Prairie, The Brady Bunch and MTV. And at night I loved The Cosby Show, Family Ties and Growing Pains.
My favorite TV episode comes from Growing Pains. I don't remember the entire episode, but the bit I do recall was during a dream sequence where Kirk Cameron's character was in a pizza parlor making pizza dough in slow motion to the tune of Tiffany's "Coulda Been." My little sister and I thought it was the funniest thing we'd ever seen! To this day if anyone mentions Tiffany or if the song "Coulda Been" comes on somewhere, we instantly think of Kirk Cameron making pizza dough in slow-mo. Definitely my favorite tv moment because I shared it with my sister.

tina said...

I shouldn't even admit this: When I was about 11 years old I was obsessed with the soap opera "Santa Barbara!" I couldn't wait to grow up and live that magical life. One episode is burned in my mind. It was Kelly Capwells birthday or some sort of party and Don Ho was singing "Tiny Bubbles!" It has been at least 20 years since I saw that and I just can't forget it!
tina
dengen29@aol.com

Sister Goldenhair said...

I remember sitting on the couch every Saturday morning with my little brother eating Fruit Loops with no milk outta little green plastic bowls watching everything Jem, Gummi Bears, The Smurfs, Thundercats, The Flinstones, He-Man....ahhhhh, BLISS.
In my later years I've come to enjoy the true brilliance that was Roseanne.

Megan
megan.ybarra@yahoo.com

eva-kaefa said...

o.k. my favorite tv moments were watching "anna" once a week. it was a german ballet-soap and every time i was watching, i was dreamin of becoming a ballerina!
~eva

evakaefa@wirrwarr.at

Kristin said...

My favourite tv-moment has to be when December comes and julkalendern starts. Such a great and cozy feeling it is to count down all the 24 days til' christmas. Love it. (julkalendern, for those of you who are not from Sweden, is a kid's show that starts at dec 1 and has a new "christmasy" theme every year.)

Kristin said...

oh, and my email..

kristin2000@hotmail.com

heyjenrenee said...

LOVE your story and what an awesome giveaway. (i love tv!)

my favorite tv moment was from the bill cosby show, when rudy was still a little spitfire. the whole family was lip-synching to ray charles' "night time is the right time" and she breaks out singing 'baby!' ... it was just the greatest thing ever. (see it here ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSvGdfOfLFw )

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Lissy said...

we grew up on a farm with one black and white channel...ABC...it was so excting when we went to visit our grandparents in the city who had colour TV and 3 channels and CARTOONS! I remember watching Scooby Doo!

Jingle said...

Well, recently, Sesame Street has been on my mind a lot and I always remember the "A gallon of milk...a loaf of bread...and a stick of butter..." short. I still repeat that over and over again at the grocery store! I loved it! I also really loved the sounds on Mr. Roger's when he did crafts. You could always here the crisp paper folding and crumpling and the sound of the scissors slicing through it so distinctly! I have never lost my love of those sounds!

Alyssa Johns said...

my brother and i would get up early every saturday morning and watch cartoons on the floor in our pj's. sometimes my brother would take it to such an extreme that he would get me up before any kid cartoons were even on and we'd have to watch fishing shows...

alyssa johns
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cindy said...

My all time favorite TV moments are sitting watching saturday cartoons all morning long, my fave being pink panther. He always made me laugh! :D

Christen Krumm said...

Oh goodness... tv memories? Full House, Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor, Tale Spin, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers....These were our favorites :)

xoxo,
Christen
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Valerie said...

Watching the Simpsons. Both my husband and I still love watching that show and even our little boy loves Homer!

Rebecca said...

The feeling of watching "Dirty Dancing" as a teenager (MANY times!) springs to mind immediately. Exciting, romantic, goosebumps. Laughing and crying with the characters! Nobody puts Baby in a corner!

Jenny said...

My fave tv moment is probably watching "julkalendern" with my mom just before christmas. The tree was lit and we had breakfast in the livingroom infront of the tv.
I still watch it every year but 25 years later I do so with my hubby instead. :)

- Jenny
jenny@zuper.se

Jamie said...

Ahhh TV, one of my favourite topics.

One of my best memories was when my sister and I were in high school and we became very addicted to the Canadian show "Degrassi Junior High". There was one afternoon we were late catching the bus home and it dropped us about 8 blocks from our house, so we ran all the way home to make it in time for Degrassi.

I'm now mid 30s and own the box set of both Junior and Degrassi High.

The memories of rewatching that was just so... ummm... high school.

Christy (in Australia)

Christine said...

My favourite childhood tv moments were some of the christmas shows (on Norwegian television) who where shown once a year. I aways looked forward to that:)
I loved the old Nanrnia moovies, the Disney version of "a Christmas carol", and the absolute favourite "tre nøtter til Askepott", which is a very beautiful version of Cinderella.

my name is lauren. said...

i'm an absolute tv fan. it's kind of ridiculous. it gets me a lot of flack because i live in portland where it's cool to be anti-tv.

my favorite tv moment was on Full House when DJ stayed up late so she could watch the Tiffany concert on TV and ended up getting busted.

TGIF on friday night was always my fave.


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Studio 111 said...

My favorite TV moments are new ones that involve my 2 year old son. Watching him in his "TV Trance" or dancing to the Wiggles.

Laura said...

My favorite show was definitely The Brady Bunch. I grew up as an only child in a single parent household, so the idea of that many kids, two parents, a housekeeper AND a dog seemed like an absolute daily party to me!

MyShenanigans said...

Oh my goodness- my favorite moments of TV were watching reruns of I Love Lucy (classic) and Growing Pains. I had SUCH a crush on Kirk Cameron. I think I might have actually cried when (as a 10 year old) I found out he was married. Oh well!

Mama to Jayden said...

I was such a fan of Growing Pains. I loved Kirk Cameron!

Queen of Bristol said...

Over here in Austria there were not many kids' TV programmes when I was little, so I really enjoyed the 5 minutes of children's "goodnight story" every day at 6pm. They showed fairy tales mostly with fun animals - but the greatest of all were the "Barbapaps" - some figures that could transform themselves into any shape they wanted. Every day, I tried to do the same :-))
You can see them here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUjpNdOBImc

Sandy

Ragazzarte said...

I loved Loved LOVED Sunday evenings because of the "Wonderful World of Disney". My faves were "Bedknobs and Broomsticks", "The Apple Dumpling Gang", "Chitt Chitt Bang-Bang" and of course "Mary Poppins".
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spicklebee said...

just realized I forgot to leave my email from my post on Friday!
chelsealocatelli@gmail.com

Thanks again!! I have loved reading everyone's memories!

Marina said...

Jenny, just like you, American TV seduces me. There is a show everyday of the week that I want to watch. When I was a kid we had here in Brazil "the Smurfies" and we would watch "Lessie" or movies by Jerry Lewis. But I feel in love with "Friends" when went to the US as an exchange student in 95.
Marina
ma_haddad@hotmail.com

kinzielynmadsen said...

my favorite memories of tv is watching winnie the pooh and a little tike. :) i was sorta obsessed.

by the way your i heart tv shirts are incredibly clever. i love them.

xoxo.kinzie