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Ten on Tuesday: Get the TV trays*

Ten on Tuesday: 10 93 Favorite TV Shows From Your Childhood**

I tried. I really did. I grew up around The Golden Age of Television... and I HAVE LOVED, DO LOVE, and WILL CONTINUE TO LOVE television. It would be pure torture to have to limit this list to 10.

Every time I'd think of a show, I'd think of another... or two... or three!! It was a lot of fun, too, and I'm glad that I have this list.

It's not like I've seen every episode of any of these shows -- I may have only seen one -- but they all evoke a feeling, a memory, and, usually, a smile. I remember watching (fighting over) TV with my sisters and brother, and sometimes with my dad, but rarely with my mom... at least not when I was a kid. I am pretty sure she was busy.  ;)

Also, there was that whole summer between 6th and 7th grade when we didn't even have a TV (and still)! Seems like it was the first day of summer vacation when smoke started coming out of the back and Mom & Dad didn't replace it. It was probably one of the best summers of my childhood!

  1. ABC's Wide World of Sports
  2. Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
  3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  4. All In The Family
  5. American Bandstand
  6. Baretta
  7. Barney Miller
  8. Batman
  9. Ben Casey
  10. Bewitched
  11. Bonanza
  12. Charlie's Angels
  13. Dark Shadows
  14. Dragnet
  15. Family Affair
  16. Flipper
  17. Gilligan's Island
  18. Good Times
  19. Green Acres
  20. Gunsmoke
  21. Happy Days
  22. Hawaii Five-O
  23. Here Come The Brides
  24. Hogan's Heroes
  25. Hollywood Squares
  26. I Dream of Jeannie
  27. I Love Lucy
  28. Ironside
  29. Julia
  30. Lassie
  31. Laverne & Shirley
  32. Leave It To Beaver
  33. Let's Make A Deal
  34. Little House On The Praire
  35. M*A*S*H
  36. Mannix
  37. Marcus Welby, M.D.
  38. Mary Tyler Moore
  39. Maude
  40. McHale's Navy
  41. McMillan & Wife
  42. Medical Center
  43. Mister Ed
  44. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
  45. My Favorite Martian
  46. My Three Sons
  47. One Day At A Time
  48. Password
  49. Perry Mason
  50. Petticoat Junction
  51. Police Woman
  52. Rhoda
  53. Rock Concert
  54. Room 222
  55. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
  56. Saturday Night Live
  57. Soul Train
  58. Star Trek
  59. The $10,000 Pyramid
  60. The Addams Family
  61. The Andy Griffith Show
  62. The Andy Williams Show
  63. The Beatles
  64. The Beverly Hillbillies
  65. The Big Valley
  66. The Bob Newhart Show
  67. The Brady Bunch
  68. The Carol Burnett Show
  69. The Courtship of Eddie's Father
  70. The Dick Cavett Show
  71. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  72. The Ed Sullivan Show
  73. The Flintstones
  74. The Honeymooners
  75. The Jeffersons
  76. The Jetsons
  77. The Midnight Special
  78. The Mike Douglas Show
  79. The Mod Squad
  80. The Monkees
  81. The Munsters
  82. The Phil Donahue Show
  83. The Red Skelton Hour
  84. The Rockford Files
  85. The Six Million Dollar Man
  86. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
  87. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
  88. The Tonight Show
  89. The Twilight Zone
  90. The Waltons
  91. This Is Your Life
  92. Welcome Back, Kotter
  93. Wonder Woman

*We may have had TV trays, and I may have a VAGUE memory of eating while watching TV; if it actually even happened once, it was definitely an isolated incident! I always thought they were cool, though.

**Childhood = Until graduation from high school.




LOL! You weren't kidding when you said 93! You've got a little bit of everything on that list, and yes, so many of them bring happy memories.


Great list. I remember the 6 Million Dollar Man. Loved that show too! And how could I forget One Day At A Time?


This just made me laugh out loud...because this could be my list as well. I did limit mine to 10 but it was torture to do so. I loved TV in the 60's and 70's. Today - not so much.


Some of the shows on your list I've never heard of and some I've never seen, but I also have fond memories of many, as they were loved by my younger siblings. We still have and use TV trays (Smith's mother's), mostly as side tables. :)


Girl! We are of the same era! I feel fortunate to have grown up in the Golden Age of Television too. They sure don't make shows like that anymore. Although I have my guilty pleasures, I am really tired of reality shows.


We are definitely of the same vintage. And we did have TV trays at my home. Sundays the kids ate dinner in the basement in front of the TV on our lovely trays, lost in the Wonderful World of Disney, while my parents had a quiet, adult, Sunday dinner upstairs. Everyone was happy!


You had some that could have been on my favorite list: Sonny & Cher, The Smothers Brothers (how could I have forgotten those two?), Dark Shadows (sophomore year in college I was in a room with 5 other girls; every day at 3:30 we would gather 'round the TV to watch Barnabas, et al), My Favorite Martian, and The Dick Cavett Show (best talk show EVAH!). I watched almost every other one on your list, some in syndication after than their original run, and loved them all. Great list!


What a great list!


ha! i love your unabashed love of teevee. and i love your list. we have several in common.


At least you alphabetized them. Heh. Excellent list and you've hit many of my favorites. I think the majority of fights I had with my brothers were over TV rights.


heart your list! and tv trays. and the rockford files. and welcome back kotter. and carol burnett (apparently I got sidetracked down chick flick alley and missed a few great ones!) tv was/is a great medium for entertainment!


But, but...no Dean Martin! No Rocky & Bullwinkle!


Great list!! But didn't you watch The Partridge Family? Your era was mine too. Thanks for all the memories!


Oh, Vicki! I love you! And we are SO the same age!!!

Karen M

I watched and loved all those shows too (well not the cartoons so much), love your list!

Robin F.

Sky King, Flicka, I loved The courtship of Eddie's Father. We watched it in reruns too.

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