Since we grew up in different generations -- he has a good 50 years more added to his lifespan, or maybe just 20, I always forget -- we watched entirely different shows as children. The shows he watched never extended into my generation, as I know the shows that I watched as a kid will never be known by my daughter unless I buy the DVDs.
During my time range as a kid, there was a mixture of shows that were in color and black-n-white. I remember watching this show before the Channel 4 noon news. My brother enjoyed it immensely. I remember it as a war captive show where the prisoners ate good, did whatever they wanted and helped "our" side beat "their" (meaning the bad) side. The technicalities of the Second World War were still a bit too complicated in my mind.
But I was quick enough to know that Captain Klink and Sergeant Schultz should never have had those jobs watching those prisoners. In fact, I kept patiently waiting for the scene when the firing squad would put those two out of their misery. Sigh... never happened.
I Love Lucy
"Rickkkyyy! Waaaahhhh!" If you never seen "I Love Lucy," then you truly missed out on a show. The antics of Lucy and the gang are memorable. Walk up to someone and mention Lucy working the the candy-factory assembly line. I bet you'll get a chuckle and a nod and even the word, "Classic!" out of them.
The Andy Griffith Show
Did you start whistling when you saw this picture? I sure did. Good old Mayberry with the watering hole and the inept deputy Fife. Sure not like today's cop shows. The worse you would have seen is someone tossed in the drunk cell. No body dismemberment like CSI or NCIS or any other show that simply goes by an acronym.
Mork and Mindy
"Nannu-nannu" Boy, did I hate this show. Of course, I never said I was listing favorite old shows that I watched as a kid. Just old shows.
My sister loved this one with Mork, Robin Williams debut, playing the alien who is observing humans and his human confidant-turned-wife, Mindy. The fact that he landed on Earth in a giant egg tells you how half-baked, or soft-boiled, this show was. And it's origins came from another old show, "The Happy Days."
I think I'll end the list here. There are, of course, other shows which I'll list.
WKRP in Cincinnati
The Odd Couple
Laverne and Shirley
All in The Family
The Partridge Family
The Brady Bunch
Any shows you remember watching as a kid? Or adult?