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What was your After School Addiction?
« on: April 29, 2007, 01:02:54 am »
we would all like to pretend we went out and played or did something productive...but come on. We came home and vegged in front of the TV!!

My favorites were: The Partridge Family, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, I Dream of Jeannie, and Star Trek.

What were yours??


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 01:21:31 am »
Well I'm older than you Jess but when I was 6 years old I use to rush home every day to watch Dark Shadows with my Mom.  It was a Gothic television soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971.  It set in this creepy old house in this creepy little New England town, Collinwood..with the obligatory creepy Collins family and it was chockablock with vampires, werewolves, time travel, chinese mysticism, catatonia, witches, warlocks and a parallel unverse.  We loved it.  I had the biggest crush on David Selby who played the tortured hunky werewolf Quintin Collins.   The men folk knew to stay out of  the house between 3:30 and 4:00 and Mom always took the phone off the hook while it was on.  I  had  a chance to see it in syndication on the Sci-Fi channel a few years ago .... talk about campy :laugh:  but it was the best in 1966.

Later when I went home to take care of my Mom when she had cancer she and I watch The Young and the Restless and General Hospital together every day.  Those damn soaps suck you in.
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007, 01:26:46 am »
The Young and The Restless....hey, there was a rumor that ?Ashley? was a post operative transexual and that is why she was taken off....you hear that too?

argh! I can't remember off hand the people's names...can see them in my head...

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007, 01:37:09 am »
The Young and The Restless....hey, there was a rumor that ?Ashley? was a post operative transexual and that is why she was taken off....you hear that too?

argh! I can't remember off hand the people's names...can see them in my head...

*sigh*

Really!  Miss Perfect Ashley Abbott!  Oh wait you mean the actress right?   ;)  :-\  Well gee I had not heard that BUT I did always think she looked kind of buff for a girl and she did have a little deeper voice than most women.  Unfortunately I have not dropped in on Y&R in a few years now so I am woefully behind on the scoop.
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007, 01:42:22 am »
Really!  Miss Perfect Ashley Abbott!  Oh wait you mean the actress right?   ;)  :-\  Well gee I had not heard that BUT I did always think she looked kind of buff for a girl and she did have a little deeper voice than most women.  Unfortunately I have not dropped in on Y&R in a few years now so I am woefully behind on the scoop.

me too. this was almost 20 years ago...*ahem* (not that I am telling my age)

I loved on those soaps how the kids would age overnight but the parents didn't!!

I want to live in one of those towns!

of course I also wanted to live on Gilligan's Island!!

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 01:45:38 am »
Just got this off http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/restless.htm

Claim:   Actress Eileen Davidson of The Young and the Restless used to be a man.
Status:   False.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 1999]


What about the rumour about the woman who currently plays Ashley Abbott on the Young & the Restless? A few years back people were saying that she was once a man, and had a highly successful sex-change operation.  


Origins:   Imagine  being one of the most beautiful women in the world and having a rumor that you were once a man dog your steps for close to two decades. 

That is the reality of TV soap actress Eileen Davidson. She's been Kristen Blake, Kristen's lookalike Susan Banks, and Susan's sister Sister Mary Moira on Days Of Our Lives; Kelly Capwell on Santa Barbara; and Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless. Soap Opera Digest has repeatedly named her one of the most beautiful women in daytime drama.

The rumor is false, but it's amazing how even the most specious of slanders can stick with a person year upon year. Davidson, a typical high school student who'd grown up a typical little girl in a Southern California home, started down the road to fame when as a 19-year-old she was approached on a beach by a photographer who asked if she'd consider becoming a model. Modeling led to acting, and she began her soap opera career in 1982 as Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless when she was 23. She was married to Jon Lindstrom, who plays Dr. Kevin Collins on Port Charles.

In 1999, Davidson offered the following possible explanation as to why this claim has attached to her:


People swear they saw me on Donahue talking about my surgery. But it was Tula [a transgender model], who has long blond hair and angular features like I do. I never appeared on Donahue, and I am not a transexual.

This  is a pleasing explanation for the origin of this silliness (because it's based upon nothing more than a confusion over similarity of appearances), but it's wrong. Caroline Cossey (a transsexual model and actress known professionally as Tula) appeared on Donahue on 29 June 1990, yet we found the "Eileen Davidson is a man" canard discussed in a 1987 newspaper article, proving that the gossip predates Tula's talk show appearance. Moreover, in that article a CBS spokeswoman reported that this tale was then about two years old, which dates it to 1985.

Gossip, slanders, and silly rumors are all part and parcel of being famous, but sometimes these tales cross the line.

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2007, 07:31:01 am »
Dottie

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2007, 08:17:19 am »

What a funny thread Jess, but it got me thinking about what I used to do when I came home from school, and the thing I remember most, was that I used to love to pig out on (of all things) POWDERED MILK............i used to eat it by the spoonful until my mouth was caked with it.

I didnt think of it as an addiction, but now when I think of how I would head straight for the tin of powdered milk when i walked in the door, I realize I was hooked on the stuff.......cant remember when I stopped eating it, I dont even buy it now.
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2007, 08:26:54 am »
What a funny thread Jess, but it got me thinking about what I used to do when I came home from school, and the thing I remember most, was that I used to love to pig out on (of all things) POWDERED MILK............i used to eat it by the spoonful until my mouth was caked with it.

I didnt think of it as an addiction, but now when I think of how I would head straight for the tin of powdered milk when i walked in the door, I realize I was hooked on the stuff.......cant remember when I stopped eating it, I dont even buy it now.

ROTF!!


see? as grown ups we can't DO things like that anymore....one, our waistlines won't allow it...and two, we have to be responsible (which BTW is WAY overrated)!

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2007, 09:48:26 am »
My favorite afterschool show, Family Affair, when i was really little, then Lost In Space, it was on every afternoon at 4.30.

You know what I remember also, the Afterschool Specials, on Wednesday afternoons, at least some of them, they were cool, always so sad and dramatic.



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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2007, 01:50:15 pm »
My favorite afterschool show, Family Affair, when i was really little, then Lost In Space, it was on every afternoon at 4.30.

You know what I remember also, the Afterschool Specials, on Wednesday afternoons, at least some of them, they were cool, always so sad and dramatic.

melodramatic! they always had a big 'issue of the week'!

and everything just wrapped up so easily! Mom a drunk? just one call to AA and it is all better!

Sister a anorexic? A little counseling will clear that right up!


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2007, 07:46:47 pm »
Your so right Jess, they were melodramatic, but when your about eleven they were just so dramatic.

Actually, my favorite tv show, during that time, only it was only on at nights not yet in reruns, the Waltons.  I loved that show, but talk about solving all problems in less than an hour, they always did.



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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2007, 07:56:43 pm »
Your so right Jess, they were melodramatic, but when your about eleven they were just so dramatic.

Actually, my favorite tv show, during that time, only it was only on at nights not yet in reruns, the Waltons.  I loved that show, but talk about solving all problems in less than an hour, they always did.


Loved the Waltons...and yes they wrapped it up in an hour, it was very real and sometimes it didn't end happily...just Hopefully if that makes any sense.

I always wondered if the 'sisters' knew that their Fathers remedy was moonshine??! LOL!!

and I loved the shopkeepers wife....how she always called him by his last name!

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2007, 08:05:34 pm »
I'm sorta not surprised that you like it too, Jess.  But your right, it didn't all end up happy, that's why I loved it, it was so serious and often sad.

I don't think the sisters ever figured out what the recipe was.

Oh, gosh, I can't remember Ike's last name.

 I am trying to figure out which was my favorite episode, but I have think about that, there were so many excellent ones.



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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2007, 09:57:30 pm »
I'm sorta not surprised that you like it too, Jess.  But your right, it didn't all end up happy, that's why I loved it, it was so serious and often sad.

I don't think the sisters ever figured out what the recipe was.

Oh, gosh, I can't remember Ike's last name.

 I am trying to figure out which was my favorite episode, but I have think about that, there were so many excellent ones.

Ike Godsey Odsey??

I loved any one with Grandma and Grandpa in them....loved their relationship...


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2007, 10:07:27 am »
Well I'm older than you Jess but when I was 6 years old I use to rush home every day to watch Dark Shadows with my Mom.  It was a Gothic television soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971.  It set in this creepy old house in this creepy little New England town, Collinwood..with the obligatory creepy Collins family and it was chockablock with vampires, werewolves, time travel, chinese mysticism, catatonia, witches, warlocks and a parallel unverse.  We loved it.  I had the biggest crush on David Selby who played the tortured hunky werewolf Quintin Collins.   The men folk knew to stay out of  the house between 3:30 and 4:00 and Mom always took the phone off the hook while it was on.  I  had  a chance to see it in syndication on the Sci-Fi channel a few years ago .... talk about campy :laugh:  but it was the best in 1966..

Dottie, I LOVED "Dark Shadows," too! I especially loved the part, which went on for maybe a year or so, when they went back into the 19th century to show how Barnabas first became a vampire. And I loved the beautiful blonde but evil witch, Angelique, and the good girl -- was it Juliette? And then Juliette was driven off a cliff and came back wearing a veil and when Barnabas, who was in love with her, insisted that she lift the veil, she did ... and her face looked like a popover!  :o :laugh:

I can still whistle the spooky theme tune, and see those waves crashing ominously on the cliff below Collinswood Manor or whatever it was called. I used to watch while eating those creme-filled-wafer cookies -- you know the ones that come in vanilla, chocolate and pink? -- and now whenever I see those cookies I'm reminded of "Dark Shadows."

In later years, my soap was "All My Children." I watched it in high school and college, then quit when I started working full time. And of course most of the characters changed and so on, and whenever I'd hear about it it sounded really silly. BUT when I was on maternity leave, about 12 years ago, I happened to tune in and found that very quickly I was hooked again!

It's such a strange quality soap operas have. They sound so stupid if you don't watch them. And even if you do watch one, the one YOU watch seems really good and realistic, while all the others sound stupid.


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2007, 01:32:37 am »
When I was a kid, I loved watching Murder She Wrote.  Love, love Angela Lansbury! Still do ... I own the first five seasons of the show that have been released on DVD... 

Next on the list: Magnum P.I., Miami Vice ... and more ...


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2007, 07:38:11 am »
we would all like to pretend we went out and played or did something productive...but come on. We came home and vegged in front of the TV!!


Nope, I didn't. Honest.
When I was a school kid, there was nothing on TV during the days. And I really mean
N O T H I N G. Only a TV test pattern. On all three programs.
I remember vividly and fondly the invention of the "ZDF Ferienprogramm". That was a two hours long, special program for kids that was aired only during the six weeks of summer holidays. They had even an own song for it because it was so new and progressive to have TV program during the day.
I know the song by heart to this day  :laugh:.

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2007, 07:08:53 pm »
When I was really young I had to watch Nannies "stories" better known as Soap Opera's. We watched Love of Life, The Edge of Night, Another World blah blah blah.
Now, I liked Speed Racer, Ultraman, Clutch Cargo, Spiderman, Green Acres, I dream of Jeannie, The Munsters,The Addams Family and Gilligans Island.
When I was in Highschool it was back to soaps. Everyone watched General Hostpital with Luke and Laura.
The Guys didn't admit to it in public but we all watched it. ;D
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2007, 07:34:19 pm »
When I was really young I had to watch Nannies "stories" better known as Soap Opera's. We watched Love of Life, The Edge of Night, Another World blah blah blah.
Now, I liked Speed Racer, Ultraman, Clutch Cargo, Spiderman, Green Acres, I dream of Jeannie, The Munsters,The Addams Family and Gilligans Island.
When I was in Highschool it was back to soaps. Everyone watched General Hostpital with Luke and Laura.
The Guys didn't admit to it in public but we all watched it. ;D

I wanted to be Jeanie and live in that bottle....or on Gilligan's Island either one!!

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2007, 07:44:10 pm »
I wanted to be Jeanie and live in that bottle....or on Gilligan's Island either one!!
LOL!
I wanted to be on Gilligans Island. Thats when I started figuring out I was different cause all my friends wanted to go there for Ginger and Mayanne I wanted to go for the Professor. 8)
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2007, 07:47:21 pm »
LOL!
I wanted to be on Gilligans Island. Thats when I started figuring out I was different cause all my friends wanted to go there for Ginger and Mayanne I wanted to go for the Professor. 8)

hee hee....it was the way he rolled his sleeves part way up....lort those arms...

*Jess fanning herself*

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2007, 03:53:19 pm »
Wow, this takes me back. Gilligans Island was always a favorite, as well as Bonanza! But the one I am still hooked on, have watched so many times I can quote along with the script: The Andy Griffith Show. Being so close to Andy Griffith's hometown it is still in syndication here. I am still hoping they will find the lost episodes where Aent Bea goes to Mt. Pilot to turn tricks to send Opie to college :laugh:

I remember the Luke and Laura thing on GH, but I refused to become involved in it. In college there was a group of us big into Guiding Light. Bert Bauer, she was a fixture forever. Our mothers had been watching GL for years. I turn on the soaps now and cannot understand the attaction of the medium. OMG, I remember Secret Storm, I was so bummed when it ended. That guy had just got the feeling in his legs back!

Now when I was a kid, my favorite show was a game show "Match Game", begining with "Match Game 73" in 1973 and changing the number every year with much fanfare and pointed hats. They had a who set of unruly, probably intoxicated, panelists and starlets that later disappeared from the face of the earth. (Rita Moreno where are you?) There was Brett Summers, whose only known claim to fame was being married to Jack Klugman, and the very gay Charles Nelson Reilly. They pushed the envelope quite a bit for the time.
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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2007, 04:01:40 pm »
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Now when I was a kid, my favorite show was a game show "Match Game", begining with "Match Game 73" in 1973 and changing the number every year with much fanfare and pointed hats. They had a who set of unruly, probably intoxicated, panelists and starlets that later disappeared from the face of the earth. (Rita Moreno where are you?) There was Brett Summers, whose only known claim to fame was being married to Jack Klugman, and the very gay Charles Nelson Reilly. They pushed the envelope quite a bit for the time.
I loved Matchgame and still do! I watch it allt he time on Game Show Network. It's amazing some of the stuff they got away with back then. I agree, I think they were all drunk or worse! LOL
I know what you mean about Andy Griffith. I still watch that too. I go through Mt Airy everytime I go home. That's the last exit before you go over Fancy Gap. I always stop there and Gas up. I'd hate to get stuck on the Mountain. I also used to like Gomer Pyle. LOL
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2007, 02:57:35 am »
I didn't know Brett Sommers was married to Jack Klugman.  They look alike.

The Professor IS much more attractive than Ginger or Mary Ann.  I wanted to be him.  :)

I watched ALL the shows you all watched, except for the soaps and The Waltons.

I also to this day love The Andy Griffith Show.  Though having alcoholism traumatize my family, it was hard to laugh at Otis.  Aunt Bea is one of my role models.  Not in every way, she got too overwrought at times, but I liked her firmness and substance. 

Speaking of her turning tricks to send Opie to college - I heard an interview with Ron Howard once, where he told about how when he first wanted to direct a movie, he literally considered making a movie called "Opie Gets Laid" to raise the funds he would need for the film.  He figured he could cash in one final time on the Opie fame.  :)  I love Ron Howard.  And I loved Andy as a father and a friend.

Did anybody say I Love Lucy?  She was my hero too.


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2007, 08:06:37 am »
It's funny how things you learn from those after-school shows, at an impressionable age, stay with you for life.

I can still remember the theme song for the match game. What was that other one that spun off from it, kind of Match Game meets Newlywed Game -- three celebrity couples, and one spouse would try to guess how the other spouse would answer? Bert Convy was the host. I liked that one, too.

I can still remember individual questions on Hollywood Squares -- or at least I think I can. But the two I remember best both seem to involve Elizabeth Taylor, for some reason. "What does Elizabeth Taylor say a face needs to be beautiful?" The answer: flaws. "What does Elizabeth Taylor think smells better than it tastes?" The answer: coffee. But the second one must have been somebody other than Elizabeth Taylor.

Whenever I clean house, I remember an episode on "The Andy Griffith Show" in which Aunt Bea went out of town and Andy and Opie got the house all messy. Just before she was due to return, they went into a housecleaning frenzy. But then they realized! If Aunt Bea came in and saw the house all sparkling, she'd think they didn't need her. So they messed it up again and then left to pick up Aunt Bea at the train station. While they were gone, Clara the neighbor stopped in, saw the messy house, tsk tsked, rolled up her sleeves, and went into her own housecleaning frenzy. Then Andy and Opie and Aunt Bea return to a sparkling house, and sure enough Bea's face falls. So one of them keeps her busy in the front room while the other runs around and messes up the other rooms. When Bea sees the other, messy rooms, she is happy again.

Ron Howard looks just like my brother. They even lost their hair simultaneously.

The Professor is the most attractive one on the island. By far.



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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2007, 04:49:24 pm »
Whenever I clean house, I remember an episode on "The Andy Griffith Show" in which Aunt Bea went out of town and Andy and Opie got the house all messy. Just before she was due to return, they went into a housecleaning frenzy. But then they realized! If Aunt Bea came in and saw the house all sparkling, she'd think they didn't need her. So they messed it up again and then left to pick up Aunt Bea at the train station. While they were gone, Clara the neighbor stopped in, saw the messy house, tsk tsked, rolled up her sleeves, and went into her own housecleaning frenzy. Then Andy and Opie and Aunt Bea return to a sparkling house, and sure enough Bea's face falls. So one of them keeps her busy in the front room while the other runs around and messes up the other rooms. When Bea sees the other, messy rooms, she is happy again.


I remember this one!  Love the description.  :) 

I just had this fun picture of us having a future weekend get-together where we all spend ridiculous amounts of time watching these old shows with each other.  :)


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2007, 05:00:24 pm »
I just had this fun picture of us having a future weekend get-together where we all spend ridiculous amounts of time watching these old shows with each other.  :)

I like that idea! Instead of being the group that gets together to watch one particular movie we've all seen dozens of times already, we'll be the group that gets together to watch just about anything we've all seen dozens of times already!  ;D

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2007, 07:00:43 pm »
Ok, I'm dating myself here.  ::)
 Does anyone remember Love American Style?
I was little when it was on but I loved the fireworks! LOL
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2007, 11:02:25 pm »
Ok, I'm dating myself here.  ::)

It's good to date yourself -- you can always count on yourself being available on Saturday night.  :laugh:

Sorry. I can still sing the theme song for "Love American Style." And I was old enough to watch it while babysitting.

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2007, 01:34:33 pm »
It had something about "the red, white and blue- who-who"

Does anyone remember Room 222?
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2007, 01:40:10 pm »
Does anyone remember Room 222?

Yes, I do! I loved that show. Even though I found Karen Valentine annoying.

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2007, 01:43:34 pm »
http://www.russell-johnson.com/

In real life, Russell Johnson, who played the Professor, had a gay son who was lost to Aids. (I don't like typing it with all caps, its obnoxious) He has gone on to champion gay causes. Here he is in 1957 in Attach of the Crab Monsters:
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2007, 01:46:09 pm »
Yes, I do! I loved that show. Even though I found Karen Valentine annoying.


Yeah, there is cute and then....

http://timstvshowcase.com/room222.html
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2007, 02:20:10 pm »
It had something about "the red, white and blue- who-who"

Does anyone remember Room 222?
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2007, 09:52:40 pm »

Does anyone remember Room 222?

Absolutlely!! I always watched it, even though I was really young and I thought they were all so old. ::)  But I really liked that show.  Some in my family had crushes on Karen Valentime.



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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2007, 01:03:31 am »
Some in my family had crushes on Karen Valentime.

I thought Denise Nicholas, the guidance counselor who was dating Mr. Dixon, was hotter. Though "hotter" probably isn't the way I would have put it in 1969.


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2007, 01:23:11 am »
It's good to date yourself -- you can always count on yourself being available on Saturday night.  :laugh:

Sorry. I can still sing the theme song for "Love American Style." And I was old enough to watch it while babysitting.

Yes - I thought "Love American Style" was awesome for awhile - Great American Hero, yanno?   ;)

I think this was the same time I was into "Fantasy Island" and "Love Boat".

As for after school, though...two things stand out....that candy bar and coke we got EVERY afternoon after school for 50 cents each before going home.  There was a whole lineup starting with Gilligan's Island, but I'm spacing on what the rest was...Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, maybe?.

I guess I really did homework in the afternoon and watched TV at night - I was a big fan of all the detective shows - Hawaii-5-0, Barney Miller, Kojak, Starsky & Hutch, Columbo, Miami Vice.  I still think Max Gail is one of the sexiest men ever!   ::)

My Mom made us watch Dallas - Fri pm's I think - I always tried to have something else planned.  :D
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2007, 01:34:05 am »
Yes - I thought "Love American Style" was awesome for awhile - Great American Hero, yanno?   ;)
I think this was the same time I was into "Fantasy Island" and "Love Boat".

As for after school, though...two things stand out....that candy bar and coke we got EVERY afternoon after school for 50 cents each before going home.  There was a whole lineup starting with Gilligan's Island, but I'm spacing on what the rest was...Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, maybe?.

I guess I really did homework in the afternoon and watched TV at night - I was a big fan of all the detective shows - Hawaii-5-0, Barney Miller, Kojak, Starsky & Hutch, Columbo, Miami Vice.  I still think Max Gail is one of the sexiest men ever!   ::)

My Mom made us watch Dallas - Fri pm's I think - I always tried to have something else planned.  :D

Yeah, I loved "Love American Style" too. How did that song go? "Love American style, here for the red, white and blue-ue-uue. Love American Style, it's for me and you". Is that right?

We always congregated outdoors after dark and played "Kick the can". Sometimes there were 15 or 20 of us playing. Or we would play "Ghost in the Graveyard" which was exactly the opposite of "Hide and go Seek". In Ghost in the Graveyard, one person would hide and everyone would go looking for him or her. Then, at some point, the "ghost" would pop out of nowhere and chase everone back to the base. If you were tagged, you were the ghost. We always played it in the dark, and often over at my house because we had a lot of trees and hiding places.

"Dark Shadows" always came on just as I was arriving home from school. Mom would would be watching it. Good old Barnabas Collins! Even when I was 6 or 7, I thought he was sexy wearing his dark cloak and carrying that cane. Mom also watched "Star Trek".

I spent many daylight hours after school doing homework (Mom was a former elementary teacher; lucky me) and if I finished in time, I would often head over across the street and play with my friends David, Tyler and Brad. We spent a lot of time building with Lego, Lincoln Logs or playing with our Hot Wheels tracks!  :)

In high school, beer can collecting was popular, and I had a rather large collection of them. Sometimes we would go down into the woods and look for "cone top" beer cans, which were actually very valuable. Bike riding and skate boarding always filled in the gaps between beer can hunts, hot wheel races and games of Kick the Can.
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2007, 01:53:32 am »
Oh, I forgot something!

I was always bringing animals home. We spent a lot of time down at the creek catching water skimmers and fence runners (little lizards), mice, frogs, and even chipmunks. I tried to turn them into pets, but it never worked. I would sneak them up to my bedroom and sooner or later they would escape and run loose throughout the house. I always knew I was in trouble when I found my mother standing on top of the table with a broom in her hand!  :P

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2007, 01:54:28 am »
My Mom made us watch Dallas - Fri pm's I think - I always tried to have something else planned.  :D

I went through a "Dallas" phase. This was only "after school" in the sense that it was after I had graduated from college!  :laugh: I watched "Dallas" for a while, which led me to "Knot's Landing" and eventually even "Falcoln Crest" (Lorenzo Lamas played the son of Ronald Reagan's ex-wife) ! This was during my first job after college, at a -tiny daily newspaper in a tiny farm town near the North Dakota border. Funny what that will do to your TV-viewing habits -- not to mention your social life! Suddenly, instead of spending Friday nights partying with my friends, I was spending them with the Ewing family!!  :laugh:

I think there's a story here somewhere -- the way that 20th century-born kids trace their lives back according to the TV shows they watched. Actually, I once read an excellent essay about that by Tony Earley (author of "Jim the Boy") called "Somehow Form a Family." Extra points to anyone who can say where that title came from.  8)

In case anyone's interested, here's an excerpt:

http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/e/earley-01family.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2007, 01:58:36 am »
After school me and my friends would get together over someone's house, watch cartoons with the sound turned down, music playing LOUD and get stoned.  Then someone came up with the idea of mtv the next decade.  You know back when they actually showed music videos all day.

does anyone else remember doing something along those lines?

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2007, 02:00:22 am »
I went through a "Dallas" phase. This was only "after school" in the sense that it was after I had graduated from college!  :laugh: I watched "Dallas" for a while, which led me to "Knot's Landing" and eventually even "Falcoln Crest" (Lorenzo Lamas played the son of Ronald Reagan's ex-wife) ! This was during my first job after college, at a -tiny daily newspaper in a tiny farm town near the North Dakota border. Funny what that will do to your TV-viewing habits -- not to mention your social life! Suddenly, instead of spending Friday nights partying with my friends, I was spending them with the Ewing family!!  :laugh:

I think there's a story here somewhere -- the way that 20th century-born kids trace their lives back according to the TV shows they watched. Actually, I once read an excellent essay about that by Tony Earley (author of "Jim the Boy") called "Somehow Form a Family." Extra points to anyone who can say where that title came from.  8)

In case anyone's interested, here's an excerpt:

http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/e/earley-01family.html?_r=1&oref=slogin



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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2007, 02:06:39 am »
After school me and my friends would get together over someone's house, watch cartoons with the sound turned down, music playing LOUD and get stoned.  Then someone came up with the idea of mtv the next decade.  You know back when they actually showed music videos all day.

does anyone else remember doing something along those lines?

Ooops! Did she say "Get Stoned"??

Yep! I did that too. I didn't want to mention it first. I was waiting for someone else to volunteer it.  :)

I would turn on my black lights, strobe lights, light some incense (normally pachulli or sandalwood), play some Kansas, Styx, Chicago or Boston and, well, LIGHT UP!!!  :laugh:

Then kick back on my bed, watch the lights, listen to the music and trip.  :D

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2007, 05:04:19 am »
called "Somehow Form a Family." Extra points to anyone who can say where that title came from.  8)

As Jess would say, pfffft.   The Brady Bunch.  Extra points, please.  :)

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2007, 06:50:57 am »
After school me and my friends would get together over someone's house, watch cartoons with the sound turned down, music playing LOUD and get stoned.  Then someone came up with the idea of mtv the next decade.  You know back when they actually showed music videos all day.

does anyone else remember doing something along those lines?
Yes!!!! LOL
When I was In college though! We had Rush blaring and leave it to beaver was on the TV. My room mate was sitting in front of the TV as if in a trance. I asked what he was doing and his response was "Watchin videos man"!  :laugh:  :laugh: 

Everyone else just died laughing!
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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2007, 03:02:09 pm »
Lee you are too cool..   Love ya man!

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Re: What was your After School Addiction?
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2007, 03:18:07 pm »
Lee you are too cool..   Love ya man!
Well, I try!  8)
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