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Brave Sir Robin
03-24-2002, 11:01 AM
What were your favorite chidhood movies and TV shows? For me it was Thomas the Tank Engine and Sesame Stree (which I still love) and when I got a little older I was into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, and the X-Men (which I also still love). I wasn't into Star Wars until I was like 8 or 9.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-24-2002, 01:51 PM
-Sesame Street. No brainer. If you've never watched it, you are at a loss.

-That's Cat. It was an awful show, but I can't forget it. "Can you find ME in this picture?"

-Captain Kangeroo. Kinda like the next one...

-Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. He had the COOLEST stuff! And he's from Pittsburgh, PA.

-The Great Space Coaster. One of the several Kroft Adventures series that were great.

-Land of the Lost. I was the BEST at the Sleestak (sp?) breathing sound! Chaka ruled!

Movies? Hmm, didn't see too many movies until I was maybe 5 or so.
-Star Wars, of course.

-The Black Hole. Robots, lasers, Ernest Borgnine...

-Airplane! One of the few rated "R" movies I was allowed to see (minus the "bad" parts, though).

-Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds was the man back then.

Sigh... :cool:

03-25-2002, 06:23 AM
I always enjoyed looking at the bison and hunting scenes painted on the living room cave walls.......;)

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-25-2002, 01:00 PM
I was raised on a steady diet of Sesame Street, Romper Room, Fraggle Rock, Thundercats, Silverhawks, Voltron plus a few gameshows here and there, Press Your Luck (which a new version will premier on Game Show Network, simply titled Whammy, starting April 15th) and Hollywood Squares with Jon Davidson and of course TPIR.

For some strange reason my mom would put the 700 Club with Pat Robertson when I was 5 or 6. When I later asked her why she put me through that torture she said I wanted my sons to grow up as good men. Well while that might have worked :rolleyes: I am glad I didn't grow up to be a Bible-Thumper or worse, Ned Flanders :eek: (not that Ned is a horrible person or anything).

03-25-2002, 01:10 PM
Sesame Street

Mr. Roger's Neighbourhood


Schoolhouse Rock shorts

Reruns of old black and white sitcoms after school between 2:30 and 4:00pm.
(Munsters, Addams Family, Patty Duke, Leave it to Beaver, I Love Lucy...)

03-25-2002, 03:18 PM

Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Fraggle Rock, Thundercats, G.I.Joe, Transformers, He-Man, Silverhawks, Voltron


Black Hole, Star Wars Trilogy, Indiana Jones Trilogy

03-25-2002, 04:49 PM
Childhood? Childhood? What's one of those? I don't think I've ever had one!!!


03-26-2002, 01:35 AM
Star Wars
Sesame Street
Rocky movies
Voltron (lions, not vehicles ;) )
GI Joe
Star Wars
Star Wars
Star Wars
Star Wars
Star Wars
Star Wars
Star Wars
Rambo movies
Simpsons (I was around 11 when it started)
Trek TNG
Star Wars
Star Wars

12inch Lando
03-26-2002, 04:43 AM
Since I'm an old man now (31) heh.. I get to go way back into the mid 70s (cue harp music and wavy ripple effect) I have fond memories of a 3 hour block of TV on Sunday mornings which included classic Star Trek, Space:1999, and The Rookies. Hey, it was cool back in the day.

03-26-2002, 11:21 AM
Hoo boy! :)
Captain Kangaroo
Fraggle Rock
Teddy Ruxpen
Hey Dude

Howard the Duck- gasp! I loved this movie :D
Gremlins 2
Godzilla movies (still are :D)

03-26-2002, 11:26 AM
mr rogers
some cartoon with animals in space or something
inspector gadget

03-26-2002, 12:39 PM
When I was REALLY young, I really liked space stuff, like starlost and dr.who, and Jason of star command, and planet of the apes, and star trek( but I used to think that spock and Mccoy were the bad guys?!?) and cartoons like battle of the planets.
I also liked the beachcombers, the mod squad, sesame street (anyone remember the orange oscar?)and this weird show called "Finger Mouse", with really low production values, about a red paper finger puppet mouse. And I watched Great space coaster, too. It was alright. Oh, and dukes of Hazzard- seeing it again now, I'm sure it wasn't like that at all!!
And I always loved hockey, and started on wrestling in 81 or 82.

03-26-2002, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by browndroid
some cartoon with animals in space or something

You aren't talking about "Great Space Coaster" are you???!!! :eek:

03-26-2002, 03:08 PM
I forgot,

Inspector gadget
Danger Mouse
The Greatest American Hero

Brave Sir Robin
03-28-2002, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by browndroid

some cartoon with animals in space or something
inspector gadget

Hey dude, are you talking about Bucky O'Hare? I used to love that!

A couple of others-

Spider-man Animated Series
A few of the Disney movies
The Beano & the Dandy
The Goonies
The Magic Roundabout

03-28-2002, 08:29 AM
Bucky'O'Hare is the one with the four-armed duck and the bad purple crocodile ain't it
loved that show - even had the figs but they all broke ( like an arm ot the head just popped off)

03-29-2002, 02:47 PM
The Muppet Show=PIGS IN SPACE
James bond
Every Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westeren
Scooby Doo
the Saint
Benny Hill
Friday the 13th 1,2,3,4and 8
Halloween 1,2,4,5 & h2o
Animal House
Ghost Story
The Big Red 1
Corvett Summer
The Deer Hunter:evil:

03-29-2002, 02:55 PM
Thanks for reminding me dirtybones. I also wathced Benny Hill and The Muppet Show. How could I have forgotten those two shows? Boy I hope there aren't anymore that I remember. Also Goonies and Gremlins were great childhood memories for me.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-30-2002, 12:31 AM
How could I forget,


Punky Brewster
The Get Along Gang
The Laff Olympics
Josie & The *****cats
Davey & Goliath
Chip n Dale's Rescue Rangers
Darkwing Duck
The Inhumanoids
Camp Candy

TV Shows:

Punky Brewster
Kids Incoporated
Charles in Charge
You Can't Do That on Television (with Alanis Morisette)


Big Trouble in Little China (even though I've seen it 477,000 times, I still have to watch t when it is on)

Ahhh, sweet memories of youth :happy: