I am totally dating myself by writing this post but I can’t resist! Lately we’ve been watching a lot of MeTV. I don’t know if this is a nation wide channel or if its just in our area but I love it and can’t get enough!!! They show all the old shows I used to watch like Welcome Back Kotter, Gilligan’s Island, Cheers, Make Room for Daddy, The Rockford Files, plus a few others that I’ve listed below. Watching all these classic shows has made me a little nostalgic so I thought I would run a little series about why I love the 80’s…starting with my favorite TV shows.

Where else would I start than with Robin Williams {RIP}. I remember when he first showed up on Happy Days and froze The Fonz. Mork & Mindy became one of my favorite shows. I even had a Mork & Mindy lunch box that I ended up using to store my crayons in. Then my daughter used it for her crayons and we just threw it away a few years ago.


The next show on my list is The Sonny & Cher Show! Every week I would ask my mom…”do you think they will cut her in half this week Mom?” I loved when they would do magic tricks and I would get up and dance and sing with Cher. OMG is this too much info lol…


Some of these shows are actually from the 70s but they are all from my childhood! Another one of my faves is Chips! This is on every night at 6 on MeTV. If I get home early enough I try to remember to turn it on while I’m fixing dinner.


…and what little girl did not want to be this Wonder Woman?! I know I did.


…Just the good old boys, never meaning no harm, Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law, Since the day they was born…


I actually go to give Bo Duke a hug a couple years ago at a Rochester Car Show. Best Day Ever!!!

John Schneider

Then there was these crazy guys, The Banana Splits.


Does anyone remember BJ McKay and his cute little monkey? This was definitely a must see, he was so dreamy you had to love him! I mean BJ not Bear (the monkey).


Land of the Lost was on Saturday afternoon when the cartoons were over. Yes for you youngsters, cartoons were only on Saturday mornings. There was no Cartoon Channel or Nickelodeon. We had  13 channels and no remote. I’ve caught this on MeTV recently and I think I like the memory of watching it with my daddy more than I actually like the show itself.


I also used to watch the Odd Couple with my dad, especially in the summer because it was on so late. We would play gin rummy and watch the Odd Couple but when the Honeymooners came on it was time for me to go to bed. This is on MeTV Friday nights at 10 and I try to catch it when ever we’re home.


Charlies Angels is another awesome show I used to watch every week. Then the next day me and my friends would re-enact the entire episode, I was always Kelly and we would make my dad be Bosley. Can you tell I was a bit of a Daddy’s girl? Love you pops!!


I could go on for hours but the last show I will share with you is Knight Rider. Love the Hoff and Kitt! There was never an argument to watch this show because Dad liked it too so he would always let me watch it.


Some other favorites are The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Alice, Who’s the Boss, Growing Pains and You Can’t Do That On Television…once there was a Nickelodeon and the list goes on and on and on… What were some of your favorite TV shows when you were growing up?