Tuesday, January 08, 2008

More Nostalgia...

During lunch "Little Mark" and I decided to watch some TV. To keep from watching Disney or Nickelodeon (for the billionth time) I chose the show. Banana Splits was on Boomerang. OK, I don't know if it is hormones or what, but for some reason I have been thinking a lot about my childhood, and the things we used to do/watch back then. Life seemed so much simpler then.

Anyway, I was a child of the '70s (as well as the '80s), and as a child of the '70s I did watch this show. So, I got all excited and announced that we were watching "Banana Splits." "Little Mark" looked very uncertain about this show, and as soon as it started he looked at me like I was from another planet. He asked, "You seriously used to watch this stuff?" I said, "Absolutely! I was younger than you when I watched this." He then had to not only stab me in the heart, but he had to twist the knife by asking in a "surprised" tone, "You used to be my age?!" (The little twerp.) :-)

Anyway, I had forgotten all of the little shows that used to be on there. "The Three Musketeers", "The Arabian Knights", "Micro Ventures", "The New Adventures of Huck Finn" and my favorite "Danger Island". Hello! How did I forget about "Danger Island?" I mean, Jan-Michael Vincent was HOT y'all. And there was some Oscar winning acting going on in that show. (insert sarcasm here.)

"Little Mark" actually liked "Danger Island" as well. I am afraid the one liners went over his head, but he liked it enough to BEG to watch the second episode before starting school again. Again, maybe it's hormones, but I let him. Even after the "old age" comment. :-) He really liked it once he started listening to the voices and asked "Isn't that the guy who talks for "Tigger"? I affirmed that it was and he replied, "Man this old." Again with the "old" comments. Just twist the knife a little more....

I thought I would add the following for all of you who were also children of the 70s and want to relive a little of your childhood. Enjoy!
Wendy Darling

And for the Jan-Michael Vincent fans:

1 comment:

Cleggy said...

I grew up in the same household and all I remember about BANANA SPLITS is the "One banana/Two banana" song.

Guess I was too young for it to make much of an impact on me.