I know it's not Friday. I'm referring to the TGIF of our youth. You know, the one that consisted of Family Matters, Step by Step, Full House... and, well, it seems I can't place which the fourth was. But, the line-up was always changing, wasn't it? Second Noah was there for a time (which, I loved. Do you remember that show? With a young James Marsden!). Hanging with Mr. Cooper, am I right? Sabrina the Teenage Witch (eh, I was never entirely impressed with Melissa Joan Hart) and I'm pretty sure even Dinosaurs made the cut for a little while.
I was born in '84. So, by the early to mid 90's, I was allowed to watch a few TV shows. I remember looking forward all week long to TGIF. And from, 8-10 was it?, you could be sure to find me in front of the TV. Laura and Urkel (or URK-el if he'd gone through his "cool machine"), Cody who lived in the trailer on the driveway in Step by Step, Stephanie and DJ and how every, EVERY, episode of Full House always ended with some sweet resolution and a cheesy, dubbed in, "Awwww!"
Four shows! Back to back! It was an event! An event of grandeur, I tell you! Call up any of my friends between 8 and 10 o'clock and they'd have been doing the same thing. Everyone watched TGIF. TV doesn't seem to be an event anymore. Or at least, not an event that parents and kids alike can enjoy (Cosby Show, anyone?? I tell you what... nobody doesn't like Cosby Show. Is there an equivalent today? No.). And it didn't stop there. How about, my very favorite, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. Sully might as well have been a god. I was in love. Little Bridget only had eyes for Sully (that crush was matched when my Leo one began!) And I was certain that Jane Seymour was the most beautiful woman to have ever lived.
After Dr. Quinn came Chuck Norris Walker Texas Ranger. (In case you're wondering, I'm linking ya'll straaaaaight to those show intros. You are welcome.) Did you watch that one too? Man. Memory lane! It's something else! Chuck Norris was the man. Shootin' people, kickin' them down in one foul swoop. Like a Western Jackie Chan!
Well, I could go on. Alf! Early Edition (Coach Taylor, what what!)! The one with the girl who's a robot who's name escapes me at the moment! Under the Umbrella Tree! Baywatch! Fraggle Rock! Which ones am I missing? Shout 'em out! Memory lane, let's go!
But I won't go on (anymore, anyway). I will say, however, like so many things of our youth, TV was better then too, wasn't it? Oooor I had very little discretion. Either way, I miss some of those shows.
Can we get a Dr. Quinn reunion show going? Where are those people anyway?