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And now for this week’s sentence to finish: “My favorite decade was….“
Next week’s sentence to finish: “I’m done with school, but…”
My favorite decade is…
Wait for it…
I know sounds crazy, when it was so long ago and I was definitely not really that person anymore with a husband and two kids, but still read on to find out why now.
Well, for one I was indeed just a kid with no real care in the world.
But that truly isn’t enough.
The real reason is because I loved 80s sitcom television. I know sounds cheesy, but still can’t help it and will totally opt to sit watching old reruns when I need a pick me up of sorts.
Because I grew up watching TV with my mom and have tons of great memories from all the classics.
I am so fond of those times I got to share with my own mom and still hold so many close to me, plus who couldn’t use a good wholesome laugh from time-to-time, too. I honestly recall a simpler time, when I too (like Lily) was a little girl, just afraid of the dark. My mom would let me bring my pillow and blanket downstairs to watch TV with her. I usually fell asleep this way and then my dad would carry me up to my bed where I would stay until the morning time.
But really just so many truly funny and awesome shows that we would watch in the evenings together like this.
However, if I had to name my favorites, it would be hard, but will try to pick my top 5 here today with some awesome clips from YouTube to prove why these shows still are worthy of my love and admiration.
1. The Facts of Life
For some reason, this show never gets old and I still love the early seasons the best, when the girls were still pretty young, because I actually started to watch the show when they were indeed this young. The clip, below from one of my favorite episodes, where Tootie (still love her name) stole the girls IQ test scores from the very first season. I can watch this one over and over, still laugh at all the right parts.
2. Three’s Company
I will always love Jack Tripper and his funny, slapstick, physical humor. And as with the Facts of Life, I am a huge fan of the early days of this show. Again, because this is when my mom and I watched this show each week from those indeed early days. One of our favorite episodes, was the famous “Pie Fight”, where Jack has his award winning pie in the cooking school competition. Chrissy (still love good Old Suzanne Somers) ate his pie and the faces she makes in this whole episode are priceless. And the pie fight seriously is classic and my mom says that I was so taken with this (I was probably only about 3 years old – Lily’s age) and kept saying “Pie in the face” when the pie fight was actually occurring.
3. Happy Days
This show, I was a little girl when Joanie Loved Chachi reigned supreme. I really just loved those two and when they sang together, I always wished I could sing with them. Totally 80s’s sitcom cheese, but still can’t get enough.
4. Laverne & Shirley
How could you not love these two zany ladies. Seriously they were the 1980’s, Lucy and Ethel and answered the calling perfectly. One of my all time favorites still was the episode where Laverne and Shirley meet Fabian. When these two actually do meet him and grab a leg of his each, I still die laughing. Seriously the whole episode is still a favorite of mine. I am sharing part two of this episode, because this the actual part where they meet Fabian.
5. Family Ties
Still a huge fan of Alex P. Keaton and his money obsessed Reaganomics Ways. This show always made me smile and was one of the reasons, I begged my mom to take me to see Back to the Future when it first came out in the movie theaters. The episode that still makes me laugh is when Alex ends up managing Jennifer’s teenage band and makes them sing “Mr. Sandman”, but we find out Tina Yothers can actually sing here, too. Enjoy!
This post is totally dedicated to my mom, who never let me be afraid of the dark and got me hooked on classic sitcom TV. Thanks mom and love you!!
And for all you 80s lovers, too, I couldn’t resist including this tongue and cheek video that was trending this past week from Kevin Bacon explaining the 80s to all those who didn’t have the pleasure of living during this time (sorry if you already saw this, but I seriously couldn’t resist).
And now that I shared my favorite decade with you, please share yours with me!!