Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Voyagers!: I Wish We Had TV Shows Like This Today

As of late, I have been thinking about old television shows. Do you remember when most T.V. shows that were on television were wholesome, promoted ethical values, didn't have an anti-American slant, and didn't promote a political agenda? My husband and I began to make a list of old TV shows which we enjoyed watching while growing up. Do you remember any of these: Voyagers!, The Electric Company, Picture Pages, Captain Kangaroo, Chips, Emergency!, Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Walker Texas Ranger, The Brady Bunch, The Incredible Hulk, Lassie, Fat Albert, Great Space Coaster, Barney Miller, Good Times, and What's Happening!! ? Wouldn't it be nice if we had T.V. shows like this today that didn't propagandize kids?  Some of these were reruns when I was growing up.  Having shows that teach good morals is especially important for children today. What were some of your favorite T.V. shows growing up?

Here are a few shows from the past:

Great Space Coaster:



Picture Pages with Bill Cosby:



Here is full episode of the show Voyagers!:









There is a little bit of overlap with the videos so you can skip to about the 4 minute mark to continue watching the show.




7 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

wow Teres..how things have changed girl!...sheesh wheres the time machine?

The Watcher said...

I was 5 when Sesame Street hit the airwaves. I watched an episode not too long ago and wondered what the he** had happened.

Leticia said...

Sad, isn't it how tv shows have morally declined? One of my friends shared a small clip of Happy Days and I cried like a baby, Richie was saying goodbye.

I cringe watching some of the crap on cartoon network and there are some shows I just won't allow my boys to watch even though, it is intended for their age group.

When I was a kid, my mom never had to worry about Bugs Bunny being gay etc...

The Watcher is, right! Sesame Street is NOT the same show that I grew up watching. Where is Mr. Rogers or Captain Kangaroo when you need them?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Dream on Teresa ....

Most Rev. Gregori said...

How about Dr. Kildare, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Honeymooners, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Circus Boy, Sky King, Lassie, The Mod Squad, Mr. Lucky, The Millionaire, The People's Choice, The Gale Storm Show, Howdy Doody. I could go on. Sadly those days are gone forever.

Matt said...

That's great Teresa. Brought back some memories.

Proof said...

I remember when Jon-Erik Hexum, one of the stars of "Voyagers!" was accidentally killed by his own hand. He had violated two of the basic rules of gun safety:

1) Treat every gun as if it was loaded.

2) Never point a gun at anything you do not wish to destroy.

He pointed a large caliber handgun, loaded with blanks at his own head, not knowing that blanks can be lethal at close range.

He had a promising career, cut tragically short in a senseless accident.