Atari!!! I loved donkey Kong and Galaga. The boys in the neighborhood loved Defender.
I remember Atari! Pitfall was the greatest. Was Galaga that game with the ostriches? Anyway, there was a game for Atari in which you were a gladiator and rode an ostrich. I was so disappointed because when I beat the game it just started all over. There was no reward.
How could I forget about Pitfall!!! Remember those graphics??? hahaha. Galaga was an aliens game, like space invaders but the aliens moved around more. Was the one with the ostrich called Joust?
Yes, it was Joust. I remember Space invaders. Did anyone play Pole Position?
Pitfall was fanstatic, but the same riff over and over and over again was mindnumbing. I just turned down the sound and it was a much better game.
Yes, Psyche. I loved Pole Position! I have tried it on my children's video game system, but it just isn't the same without the wheel.
What was on TV when you were growing up?
I remember Doogie Howser MD, Fred Savage in Wonder Years, and an obscure show on HBO called Dream On. I remember Dream On having a lot of sex which was perfect for my middle school aged mind.
My shows were shows like the Beverly Hill Billies, Bonanza, Hitchcock Hour, Superman (the original TV show), Wagon Train,...later shows like...The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-in, The Smother's Brothers, Gunsmoke, That Girl, Rt.66, etc.....geez, can't even believe I am recalling them - they go waaaaayyy back! Psycheinaboat, you must be my son's age or younger - he watched the first two you mentioned and loved them. We both got into the old Twighlight Zone shows. My son was big into Miami Vice" and the X-Files. He also liked the TV show starring, a very young Johnny Depp, as a detective - 21 Jumpstreet.
I loved all those shows Janine. I had such a crush on Little Joe. They don't have shows like Laugh-In anymore. Ah, the good old days!!
I had the same crush on Little Joe, pussnboots. My 2 sister's and even my mom did, too. We waited with baited breath for him to come on each Sunday night. I guess when he took on his other shows, we all watched those ardently, as well. He was awfully cute. Have you seen any old Bonanza shows since? I bought some cheap DVD's one year at Target in the stocking stuffers $1 section; they were so hilarious. It was always the same scenerio - Pa came riding in the last few minutes to save everyone. I had to laugh; they really were pretty corny. I also got ones of "The Lone Ranger", "Mayberry","Dragnet" and others from my childhood, teen years; I got such a bang out of watching these old shows. They were only a $1 each, so I stocked up. Some played better than others, but what does one want for a dollar, right? Some old films played quite well and I have been wanting to watch an old Orson Well's film - all I recall about it was there was a huge town clock in it and it has some major signifcanc to the plot. It co-starred Loretta Young...now do you remember her; she had a show? She would come streaming in every week with some big billowing skirted gown...she was quite dramatic and stunning.
You are right - they don't have any shows like Laugh-In. We always loved that show and I especially got a bang out of Ruth Bussy(sp?) and that park bench, oh and her hair net. I saw some of the actors recently reinact their skits - pretty funny stuff. Those were the good old days - the fun days!
My favorite TV shows growing up were of the real junk variety. I loved Gilligan's Island, The Monsters, Green Acres, Get Smart and Batman. The all time best though is Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners. But I remember liking Gunsmioke and Combat (way better than MASH) and The Rifleman and The Bob Newhart Show and Barney Miller. I had different tastes.