Jul 6, 2011

They Said It Best

Mama's Losin' It
One of this week's prompts is to list 10 television shows that I would like to bring back. Well, I both love this and find it perplexing - mainly because listing them would just be too easy.

I watched a lot of television growing up. I never thought it was odd or bad or damaging. I still found time to play a lot of sports, ride my bike and take long walks in the forest and return home with grass stains.

Perhaps all the television shows I watched did make a substantial contribution towards my pop culture obsession, but I really wouldn't want to have it any other way.

Here is a poem to express all the values and heart-felt gestures that I learned from some of my favorite shows. The way I see it, if Baz Luhrmann can do it, dammit, so can I! See if YOU can pick out all TEN without cheating.


Don't know about the future, that's anybody's guess.
Ain't no good reason for getting all depressed.

There's a time for love
And a time for livin'
So take a chance and face the wind.

When the world never seems
to be living up to your dreams
it's time you started finding out
what everything is all about

There ain't no nothing
We can't love each other through.

Here's a chance to make it,
If we focus on our goals.
If you dish it we can take it,
Just remember you've been told.

Everybody's got a special kind of story
Everybody finds a way to shine,
It don't matter that you not got a lot.

Thank you for being a friend,
Travelled down the road and back again.
Your heart is true, you're a pal and a confident.

Show me that smile again.
Don’t waste another minute on your cryin’.
We're nowhere near the end
The best is ready to begin.

Our troubles are all the same;
You want to be where everybody knows your name.

According to our new arrival
Life is more than mere survival
We just might live the good life yet.



  1. What? No Webster? No Small Wonder?


    Sorry, couldn't resist. And I'm one of those Arrested Development fans. I know, I know...

  2. I'd have to agree, although I'd probably have to substitute in a little "Just'a good ol' boys
    Never meanin' no harm," in lieu of Blossom. :)

  3. Ahem The Cosby show.. Family Matters, Laverne and Shirley.. happy days.. oh crap I am seriously dating myself here aren't I lol

  4. @Lost
    I did consider Frasier, but the lyrics for that one are "Scrambled Eggs" pssftt

    Plus, my FAVE is Rosanne and there are NO lyrics in that into at all, dammit.

  5. All I got is Golden Girls, Cheers, and Growing Pains. Lol loved all those shows growing up, still watch them when I can catch them.

  6. Love your take on the prompt! I guessed about half right.

    I wish they'd bring Arrested Development back, damnit.

  7. @singedwingangel
    Yeah, loved the Cosby Show too, of course - that too, had no lyrics in the into. ha!

    I need to get the DVDs for Arrested Development - I never got a chance to watch it; I know there was a reason, can't remember now.

  8. I only got two! Golden Girls and Cheers. Two good ones, though.

  9. I love the way you did this one up! Love.

  10. I can't name them all, but I got close. The Facts Of Life is one of my all time favorites:)

  11. Roseanne and MASH, two of my faves but not lyrics. Damn!

  12. Haha yeah, that's how they are! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

  13. I only read cheers and Golden Girls, but I also hate most of the old tv shows.
    I know.
    You are disappointed.

  14. Haha what a great blog! I knew all but Blossom and Different Strokes.

  15. Cool way of doing your post.

    Being from the UK I really struggled - some of those shows I've not even heard of. I easily got Different Strokes, Golden Girls and Cheers though.

  16. Family Ties, Golden Girls, Growing Pains & Cheers jumped out at me! Loved them, too!

  17. those Golden Girl lyric are like a ray of sunshine, Love those ladies. I can't wait for hot flashes and supporter hosiery!

  18. Unfortunately, the only one I was religious about was "Cheers". Who doesn't want to yell, "Norm"!!! when someone walks in?

  19. @todd carr
    You can break out the supporter hosiery now, if you like - I think the age for that is more of a general guideline :)

  20. @Mad Mind
    The thing I loved about Cheers is that my parents watched it too - it was a warm family moment of 1/2hour watching people drink in a bar.


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