The other day, Huff the Hubs and I were talking about shows we watched as kids. We tried thinking of the titles, but mostly we kept saying, “Remember that one show…?” because we couldn’t remember any of the titles.
Well thanks to boredom and the Internet, I’ve found some of my favorite old television shows (and happily, some are on DVD! Woot woot!). So now I’m going to take you down Nostalgia Lane!
I don’t really remember too much about this show other than the fact the Jonathan Brandis was the star and he was to Seaquest what Will Wheaton was to Star Trek TNG. I know it had something to do with being in a submarine…They were basically the Star Fleet of the sea.
This was another Disney gem. I don’t remember actually watching the show, I just remember the commercials during The Muppet Show that my sisters and I used to make fun of. It was two brothers (one was good-looking, the other not so much; which always made me refer to them as the Prince William and Harry of Disney) standing on the beach and they see a girl in the ocean. And what do they say? “There was a girl, in the ocean.” Yes. That was the whole commercial. And the name of the show? Ocean Girl. This reminds me of Jim Gaffigan’s “You buy Mennen” stand up.
This show was watched religiously in our house! It came on either right before or right after Bug Juice (AKA, America’s first reality show) so I was not to be bothered for that hour. This show tells the story of Tucker and Becca, two best friends since birth/next door neighbors that repeatedly tell people they’re “just friends” even though they secretly love each other. The episode where they kiss (the last episode!) is my favorite. Even as a twelve-year old I was like, “Its about freaking time!” (Also, a young Ryan Gosling is in a few episodes, vying for the attention of Becca. Sadly, he keeps his shirt on the whole time.)
This was another one of my favorite Canadian imports. Ready or Not was about two best friends that could not have been more different. Amanda was a whiny, spoiled, princess whereas Busy was a butch, sunflower seed spittin’, tomboy. The possibilities were endless! Well, not so much, seeing as how it only ran for four years. but I still watched!
Please tell me I’m not the only one that remembers this TGIF show. It only ran for a season, so you may not unless you were a big TGIF nerd like me. The premise of Teen Angel was: boy dares friend to eat 6-month old hamburger that had fallen under his bed. Friend takes the dare and dies. Dead friend is assigned by God’s cousin to be live friend’s guardian angel and hilarity ensues…I’m starting to see why this show only lasted a season.
What about you? What obscure television shows do you remember/miss?