The Childfree Life

When having it all, means not having kids
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:51 pm 
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To this day I love the film Oliver, starring Mark Lester. It reminds me of Christmas as a kid, which was always a happy time for me. I even have the soundtrack hidden in my car (Gotta pick a pocket or two/Food glorious food!) so that when I'm on my own I can sing along to it :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:04 pm 
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I loved TV as a kid. Biggies for me were Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Monty Python, and SNL. I had to sneak to stay up and watch those last two.

I loved PBS, because they had so much British programming. I didn't care what it was, if it was British, I watched it.

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The Great Escape and Where Eagles Dare..........I enjoy these types of WW2 films anyway (Guns of Navarone, Hero's of Telemark, 633 Squadron). I don't know about happy childhood memories because I felt childhood was something I endured rather than enjoyed, but I seemed to get the house to myself on a Saturday afternoon and these sorts of films were often on.

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I loved the Carol Burnett show. I'll go as far as to say, Carol Burnett was probably my first celebrity crush. She always looked so spectacular in those Bob Mackie gowns.

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Monty Python, and SNL. I had to sneak to stay up and watch those last two.
Can I just say how much I love the fact that SNL comes on at 8:30 on the west coast now.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:41 am 
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Movie - Caddyshack, which is still funny. My brother watched it so many times he knew the dialogue practically verbatim.

TV show - Not The 9 O'Clock News and The Benny Hill Show. My parents would go to their friends places, drink, watch stuff on VHS and play cards until well past midnight, and those two shows were staples of their video viewing. I remember feeling so grown up the first few times I was allowed to stay and watch - of course, most of the humour went right over my head as a child. But I still love watching those shows as an adult.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:39 pm 
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Benny Hill was another one I had to sneak and stay up to watch.

Sundance Channel shows reruns of classic '70's shows, so right now I'm getting a daily does of Barney Miller, Mary Tyler Moore, and Bob Newhart. Sounding like a stereotypical old guy, but they just don't write shows like that any more.

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My family watched The Bob Newhart show. I loved it. Funny, smart, and the humor didn't follow the typical stupid sit-com pattern. Oh, ZERO kid characters.

I read that they were considering giving Bob and Emily a kid. Bob Newhart's reaction: "Okay. Who're you going to get to play Bob?". He would have walked on it. I love that.

I was allowed to stay up late and watch MASH re-runs on Saturdays starting when I was about ten, so I'm attached to that show.

Though I think I watched less TV than average kids my age. When I was little, it was Sesame Street (pre Elmo days! Snuffalupagus was still invisible), Mr. Rogers, and Electric Company. After that...occasional Nova nature documentaries, maybe SNL sometimes. My family watched The Bob Newhart Show and sometimes The Cosby Show. But that was about it. My parents were strict on TV time.


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Oh, a huge influence on me...my brother had one of the very first home satellite dishes. The remote was the size of a shoebox, and you had to punch in coordinates that were listed in a big fat guide that listed stuff from all over the world.

I used to spend overnights with him as a teenager, and I could dial in wonderful European B movies; horror films and sort-of soft porn seemed to dominate.

The first couple of Emmanuelle movies with Sylvia Kristal, horror movies with Anita Ekberg, Mario Bava movies, Jean Rollin, I ate those things up and I still love them to this day.

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Snuffalupagus was still invisible
He's not anymore? What the hell? That was his whole schtick.

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