MeTV = Memorable Entertainment
As I spend countless hours tossing and turning in bed each night (Ms. Insomnia instead of Mr. Sandman has been my bed mate for quite a while now, however that is an entirely different post); many months ago I was scanning the boob-tube searching for something that would offer “white” noise and hopefully…sleep inducing . Even with the 500+ channels to choose from, my television watching is mostly contained to the big four, NBC, ABC, CBS, and TNT. I occasionally meander over to the Hallmark and Lifetime channels to see what movies are slated for the weekend and should one or two pique my interest, I’ll set the digital recorder for viewing at a later time.
So, on one of my channel surfing excursions, I found myself wandering in the 180 channel range and before my eyes I saw in the program guide “Family Affair”. Quickly I hit the info button to see if it was indeed the “Family Affair” from my childhood that immediately flashed in my mind. I was pleasantly surprised when my secret hopes were confirmed. (I always had a crush on Brian Keith.)
Some of the characters who provided much entertainment and enjoyment in my youth….and 40-some years later are displayed blow. They are still entertaining my sleepless nights/mornings.
How many do you remember?
A Childhood Memory
There are a few shows that have yet to resurface on MeTV; however, I am hopeful they will cycle through at some point in time since the Fall lineup of shows is a little different from what was aired earlier this year in the Spring.
One show in particular that I would love, love, love to see return would be The Munsters. Herman, his childlike antics and his laugh were so genuinely funny; he was a kid at heart.
As a kid, something that always struck me as odd were the “other characters” (actually the story line) on the show. The story line characters thought the Munster family was a little “off“, but really never commented that they were an off-shoot of “freaks”, especially for the 1960’s.
Then you had the niece Marilyn who was perfectly “normal” in comparison to the rest of the family.
Not that it really made any sense to me then, but their address of 1313 Mockingbird Lane fit them perfectly.
And then there was Grandpa…well let’s just say Grandpa could have carried the show practically on his own with all of his crazy shenanigans.
Now that I think about it, Grandpa from The Munsters and Uncle Fester from The Addams Family were each other’s counterparts, just in different shows.
Entertaining “Me” with MeTV
So, on my long nights when sleep eludes this body yet again, I am ever so grateful for the technology of digital recording and MeTV. Not only do the shows occupy my nocturnal hours, they also let me revisit a time in my childhood where there were no cares in my world (oh yeah…and I got to watch groovy shows like these).