Jan 17 2012
We’ve talked before about how much TV we like to watch, but these days, there just aren’t a whole lot of shows we schedule our nights around. Is it sad that we still find ourselves watching reruns of Seinfeld and early seasons of The Office? Probably.
Just because we sit around and pay attention to out-of-date jokes and shows that have been off the air for over ten years, doesn’t mean we’re completely wrong though. It’s not our fault that stations aren’t making shows like Charles in Charge anymore.
That’s why we wanted to recognize the shows that used to make us feel good. The ones that we couldn’t miss an episode of; ’cause if we did, there wasn’t DVR to play catch-up for an entire night. These are the shows that we wish were still around.
Any show that still makes you refer to an actor as his character is pretty much time-tested, and in our eyes, there’s no better actor than Balki Bartokomous – or Bronson Pinchot if you actually care about his real name. True, we were pretty young when this show came out, but when it got moved to TGIF in 1988, damn it was on cuz. Thanks to Cousin Larry and Balki, we know exactly what to do anytime we get happy.
Are Your Afraid of the Dark?
We can’t give all the love to TGIF and completely forget about SNICK! It’s probably a little embarrassing to admit, but this show sometimes scared the hell out of us. It was likeÂ Scream, before there was Neve Campbell. It took everything that a kid would crap their pants over, and actually pulled us in to watch. On top of that, it made it look cool by having kids sneak around and be part of a midnight society. At that age, we could barely even stay up til midnight, let alone be with friends!
Step By Step
This show not only pitted two families together as one, but by occupying many Friday nights, it gave us our first erection when we saw Al Lambert… what a total babe. We admit it stole the concept from “The Brady Bunch” and basically modernized it, but we don’t care. Between Al, Suzanne Somers, and the chick from “My Two Dads,” we were just happy to laugh every once in awhile.
We can’t remember the last time we heard Kellen Winslow’s name from a football game, and didn’t make a Carl Winslow reference. That’s how much we miss this show. The transformation of Steve to Stephan, and hisÂ never-ending pursuit of Laura Winslow was a lesson for us all… even major nerds can get lucky every once in awhile.
We know exactly what you’re thinking, “What the…?” But hear us out. We didn’t watch because we cared about the show. We had no idea who was dating who, and really didn’t give a damn. What we did care about was what Audrina Patridge looked like in her bikini, and more importantly, how Lauren Conrad is a complete smokeshow.
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