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comment by WanderingEng

Night Court! Jeez, I still remember meaningless stuff like the judge's favorite musician was Mel Torme. Sometimes I wonder why my parents let me watch crap like that. Nostalgia aside, it was a pointless show.

And of course Transformers when it was cool. I had a bunch of the toys. As toys they were at least a little mentally stimulating to learn how to change them.




user-inactivated  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

'80s sitcoms, in all of their variety, really stand out in my mind as being very distinct for some reason. Cheers, Perfect Strangers, The Cosby Show, Alf, Growing Pains, etc. I'm sure there were some real turds back then too, but I can really remember growing up watching reruns of '80s shows on a old 13" TV with faux wood panelling. You know the kind, the one with both VHF and UHF dials and the propensity to turn off randomly so you'd be forced to get off the couch, turn it off and then turn it back on again. Those were some weird, good times.

(Like this bad boy right here)

As for the Transformers, I loved that show and toyline in all its iterations when I was growing up. My dad hated G.I. Joe because of the implied violence. A bunch of robots shooting at each other though? Sure. Why not. My toys have been in storage for years. I'm looking at selling them sometime this year. I think I've held onto them long enough. It's time they find someone that will appreciate them a bit more than I do.

WanderingEng  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My mom was the same way about G.I. Joe. She didn't like guns. I'm not sure what happened to my toys. I think my parents sold them at a garage sale, and while that gives a brief pang of disappointment at selling my childhood, I don't really want to store them myself, so best they move on.

We had a TV very much like that one. I think it finally got replaced in the late '80s when it got struck by lightning. We got cable TV before it died and had to route it through the VCR. I still remember getting the VCR, too. It lasted forever and had a mechanism that sounded satisfying, like a solid thump when slamming a car door. It was nothing like the cheap VCRs of the late '90s.

user-inactivated  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. Our TV was one of the old ones where it only had the screws on the back for antennas, so to make ours work we had to pipe the cable to the VCR and then connect the VCR to a VHF-Cable converter. We didn't have an antenna, so in order to watch TV, both the TV and VCR had to be running.