Thursday, April 2, 2009

You've Never Heard of a Talking Horse?

Okay...what in the heck happened to Nick at Nite?

Right now, the only shows aired in primetime are Home Improvement, The George Lopez Show and Family Matters. If you make it until the am hours, you'll find some Roseanne and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but that's about it.

I remember watching a lot more shows than this, and not all that long ago. And they were classic shows, not shows that only just went off the air. And more than 5 in the rotation! I am upset with the current Nick at Nite and wish it would include some of the "oldies but goodies" it used to entertain us with.

Here is a sampling of programs that appeared on Nick at Nite from the mid-80s until the early 90s that I remember watching with my family:

Mr. Ed
The Patty Duke Show
My Three Sons
Get Smart
Green Acres
Mork & Mindy
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Monkees
Make Room for Daddy

And there were more great shows that aired even more recently than those that Nick at Nite included in their programming in the late 90s and early 2000s (that's sounds weird to me, but whatever):

The Andy Griffith Show
Family Ties
Perfect Strangers
Head of the Class
Murphy Brown
Who's the Boss?
Growing Pains
Mad About You
The Wonder Years

And there were many more than these airing throughout those time periods. Now we have so few to choose from. I wish we could recycle some of the old ones back in for our viewing pleasure. It's all about recycling these days!

Anyway, I decided this was a blog-worthy topic and if it seemed a bit incoherent, it's due to the fact that I am absolutely in need of lunch and therefore unable to correctly focus on anything other than my lack of food.

In conclusion, I want my Mr. Ed back! And some Wonder Years, and Mary Tyler Moore, and...well you know.


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