Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for...

Partridge Family

Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.


P is also for peer pressure, as I was afraid to leave David Cassidy's Keith and the rest of his family off the list. Despite my heart belonging to the Brady boys, some sweathogs, a couple of Bradfords and a Walton or two, come on, get happy...


Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for...

One Day at a Time

Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.


This is it!


Are you up on your feet? 

While you're here, enjoy the view...

Man was Bonnie Franklin spunky! Three cheers for Anne Romano! Valerie Bertinelli's Barbara was all that. I know I should've loved Mackenzie Phillips as Julie, but I just didn't. Maybe it was just that I saw Barbara as the superior sister, or just could not accept Julie's wardrobe. I tried to embrace all things seventies clothing, but her bell bottoms were just a certain kind of awful.

Chipping away at the a-z! Don't you worry none we'll just take it like it comes.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

N is for...

Nightly News

Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.


It was thirty minutes of local news followed by thirty minutes of national news. Once commercials were accounted for it was really more like forty-four minutes. Those were the days. Don't get me wrong, fires, airplane crashes and kidnappings terrified me, but I wasn't saturated with information like we are now. Obviously a certain amount of my blissful ignorance had to do with the fact that I was six years old in the mid-seventies; however, when I was hanging around at my grandparents' house, they had no option for twenty-four hour news. That television was going to be showing Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune sooner than later.

I just saw some clips on the Daily Show of news stations dissecting Hilary Clinton's recent visit to a Chipotle. The notion of this being news might frighten me as much the stuff of childhood nightmares.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M is for...

Mork & Mindy

Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.

Nanoo, nanoo!
It didn't matter how implausible the plot of this show was. Right from the opening insult of Orson, it was time to just let go and laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. These were the early days of Robin Williams showing us the energy he could pour into a character with such a twinkle in his eye. Larger than life. 

My wish to be Mindy was unrealistic, as it was unlikely that another egg would fall to earth, but no more so than swooning over a vampire or werewolf. Shazbot! Not only did she have Mork, but I thought her hair was all that, she drove that cool jeep, and the music store thing! I used to enjoy watching how exasperated Mork made Mindy's father. Remember Grandma Cora too?


Of course I had the khaki pants with the rainbow suspenders. You didn't doubt it, did you?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for...

[The] Loveboat

Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.


Hey, come aboard! We've been expecting you.
I am sure I am not the only person to have had the thought "Who do you think I am, Julie McCoy, your cruise director". Oh that lucky Julie McCoy, surrounding by such dashing men, including a doctor. I did not necessarily have a favorite amongst them, as they each had their merits. How about taking the best of each: Doc being a doctor, Gopher being a go-fer (as in get me this and that), Captain Stubing's sense of direction, and Isaac with a drink and a smile at the ready.

I am sure avid watchers had their own favorite guest stars. Did you read who was on the episode this opening was taken from? Sherman Hemsley, John Ritter AND Jacklyn Smith? Well somebody was going to fall into, and out of, and back into love! One of my favorite passengers was Charo! "Cuchi-cuchi!"

In the late seventies, the closest I could get to being Julie McCoy was this rad outfit and my cousin "crew".
I have no other words, as this photo has completely taken me away!

Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for...

Kojak

Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.

OK, I admit it, I wasn't really watching this show very often. It was on, but I am sure I had Barbies to play with or something equally as important to tend to. There was something sort of mildly captivating about Telly Savalas though. I might have been most interested in what flavor lollipop he had.
"Who loves ya baby?"

Saturday, April 11, 2015

J is for...

[The] Jeffersons

Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.


Come on now, we're movin' on up!
Weezie, and Florence, did such an incredible job of trying to keep that angry little George Jefferson from driving himself and others completely bonkers. As a kid, it was a little confusing listening to all of Mr. Jefferson's commentary, especially about the Willis family. Luckily Lionel and Jenny, and their love, were able to rise above it all! 

I also had no idea that the drycleaning business was so lucrative.

I can't forget to mention Mr. Bentley from next store. He rounded out an incredible cast of pawns in George's equal opportunity offender game. 

"Fish don't fry in the kitchen..." That song! That verse! I am sitting back on the floor to be as close to the television as people will allow.