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Childhood Faves!
#21
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 9:10 pm)brewer Wrote:
(January 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: I grew up on Captain Kangaroo as far as a kid show goes.  I spent a lot of Sunday evenings watching Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom with dad.  He was full of information when I had questions as he was in vet school at the time.  We also watched The Wonderful World of Disney especially if there was a show about animals and dad's love of the ocean meant we never missed a Jacques Cousteau special.

Are we some kind of weird cousins or what? All you have to add is Lawrence Welk and the nightly Vietnam war.

Lawrence Welk was a thing at grandma and grandpa's farm.  Dad was in college and mom was pretty young so the musical show I saw was American Bandstand on Saturday mornings...when I didn't have to go to catechism. 

Not sure about cousins but weird is probably correct.   Hehe
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#22
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 9:15 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(January 19, 2021 at 9:10 pm)brewer Wrote: Are we some kind of weird cousins or what? All you have to add is Lawrence Welk and the nightly Vietnam war.

Lawrence Welk was a thing at grandma and grandpa's farm.  Dad was in college and mom was pretty young so the musical show I saw was American Bandstand on Saturday mornings...when I didn't have to go to catechism. 

Not sure about cousins but weird is probably correct.   Hehe

I think my mother was secretly envious of Norma Zimmer. Wacky

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#23
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 9:25 pm)brewer Wrote:
(January 19, 2021 at 9:15 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: Lawrence Welk was a thing at grandma and grandpa's farm.  Dad was in college and mom was pretty young so the musical show I saw was American Bandstand on Saturday mornings...when I didn't have to go to catechism. 

Not sure about cousins but weird is probably correct.   Hehe

I think my mother was secretly envious of Norma Zimmer. Wacky

My mom was only 17 when she had me and she loved to dance and loved dance music so American Bandstand was the way to go.  **It's got a good beat and you can dance to it.**  That's surely where I get my love for music of the 60s from.

-an aside - when she and dad started dating he didn't dance.  She told him she wouldn't date him if he didn't dance.  He learned.  In later years I cocktail waitressed at a place that used to have occasional dances and saw them dancing...they were really good.
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#24
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 9:30 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(January 19, 2021 at 9:25 pm)brewer Wrote: I think my mother was secretly envious of Norma Zimmer. Wacky

My mom was only 17 when she had me and she loved to dance and loved dance music so American Bandstand was the way to go.  **It's got a good beat and you can dance to it.**  That's surely where I get my love for music of the 60s from.

-as aside - when she and dad started dating he didn't dance.  She told him she wouldn't date him if he didn't dance.  He learned.  In later years I cocktail waitressed at a place that used to have occasional dances and saw them dancing...they were really good.

Mine were late 20's, post college and military. I don't remember them dancing.

We didn't get ABC reception when I was young so no Bandstand. I had to get by on Monkees and cartoon Archies.

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#25
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 9:02 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: What the fuck is a heckle and a jeckle?





Well, it was funny when I was 7!
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#26
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 9:55 pm)Fireball Wrote:
(January 19, 2021 at 9:02 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: What the fuck is a heckle and a jeckle?




Holy fuck is that old.
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#27
RE: Childhood Faves!
In Portland Oregon there was a show called Ramblin' Rod. Ostensibly it was a show where kids would watch cartoons and give buttons to Ramblin' Rod. During the taping of the show we watched no cartoons but were filmed getting hyped up before getting to watch cartoons. There was a smile contest.... and oh yeah, that guy hated kids! You could almost hear him roll his eyes every time a kid gave him a button. He wore a vest covered in them and had a wall that was also covered in buttons. His show used to be the Rusty Nails show which is the clown that inspired Matt Groening to create Krusty the Klown.
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#28
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 10:09 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: In Portland Oregon there was a show called Ramblin' Rod. Ostensibly it was a show where kids would watch cartoons and give buttons to Ramblin' Rod. During the taping of the show we watched no cartoons but were filmed getting hyped up before getting to watch cartoons. There was a smile contest.... and oh yeah, that guy hated kids! You could almost hear him roll his eyes every time a kid gave him a button. He wore a vest covered in them and had a wall that was also covered in buttons. His show used to be the Rusty Nails show which is the clown that inspired Matt Groening to create Krusty the Klown.

That must be a trait for local kid show hosts.  We had a show out of Cedar Rapids that was called Dr. Max and Mombo.  It was a pretty long show that included little skits, cartoons, The Little Rascals, The Three Stooges...all sorts of things.  Mombo was the clown.  Dr. Max was said to detest children.  He was known to go to different hospitals around Iowa to dry out from time to time...a fact attested to by my aunt who was a nurse at one of hospitals where he took his little vacations.
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#29
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 9:15 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(January 19, 2021 at 9:10 pm)brewer Wrote: Are we some kind of weird cousins or what? All you have to add is Lawrence Welk and the nightly Vietnam war.

Lawrence Welk was a thing at grandma and grandpa's farm.  Dad was in college and mom was pretty young so the musical show I saw was American Bandstand on Saturday mornings...when I didn't have to go to catechism. 

Not sure about cousins but weird is probably correct.   Hehe

I referenced welk in a thing...and one of my deeply held peers asked me who lawrence welk was.  Just flat never heard of it.   That's sacriligous, right?
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#30
RE: Childhood Faves!
I miss Saturday morning cartoons.
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