Just for You... Reviews by Lissete



Wednesday, February 28, 2007

70's TV

This used to be one of my favorite shows when I was about 4. Loved the magic flute & PufnStuf. I thought Witchiepoo was the meanest. Even now, I sometimes find myself humming the tune. After about 35 years, I find out that this show may have had a hidden meaning. At least that is what they are saying on the internet. Heck, I just found out about Puff the Magic Dragon only after "Meet the Parents" came out. I guess, I'm just oblivious to some things. I do know that I enjoyed practically all of the Krofft shows including Sigmund & the Sea Monsters which is also said to have some hidden meaning. I wonder if the Bugaloos, Far Out Space Nuts & Land of the Lost also were sending me signals. Regardless, I turned out OK. All I can say is that even if these shows did have "hidden" meanings or "double entendres" I would still prefer it that way than now a days where they don't even try to "hide" the "meanings" in today's children Programming.

I'm sure this post won't mean anything to kids who grew up in the 80's, but I'm sure that 70's kids remember. Come on, stand up & show your age! :) Here is a list of some of my favorites add any that you may remember.

Sesame Street

Captain Kangaroo

Schoolhouse Rock

The Bugaloos

Sigmund & the Sea Monsters

Land of the Lost

Far Out Space Nuts

Family Affair

Brady Bunch

Partridge Family

Gilligan’s Island

That Girl

I Love Lucy


Melissa said...

Call me a "Late 70's/Early 80's" child. I remember some of these shows! Of course I grew up on Sesame Street, and one you left out - The Electric Company! Back then, just about the only educational shows were on public broadcasting.

And, I loved Captain Kangaroo, and still enjoy Schoolhouse Rock on DVD! And somewhere when I was about five, I remember watching Land of the Lost.

If it makes you feel any better, I saw a concert of Peter, Paul, and Mary, and they said that Puff the Magic Dragon wasn't really intended to be about anything other than a boy and his imagination.

doodlebugmom said...

I remember them too. And Josie and the Pussycats. And Beverly Hillbillies. Hidden messages? We were just kids watching for fun.

And now, I would rather have my 12 year old watching show on TV Land instead of Desperate Housewives.

Thanks, now I have the Bugaloos song stuck in my head!


Sheila said...

I'm about 10-11 years older than you, so I remember all the shows you mentioned, PLUS I grew up watching Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Hogan's Heroes, That Girl (oh you mentioned that one!), The Lucy Show, The Monkees, and reruns of Leave it to Beaver, and I Love Lucy. And like the poster above said, I'd rather have my kids watch these shows on TV Land than what's on TV now!! And they do, and love them!

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