Friday, November 21, 2008

No Whammy, Baby!

Every person needs a mental health day once in awhile and I think that goes for kids too. I know my Mom looked the other way a couple of times when I wanted to stay home from school. Sometimes you just can't get out of bed, ya know?
The best part of a faux sick day or a holiday off from school is daytime TV.
Little House on the Prairie, I Love Lucy and The People's Court.
The best daytime TV?
Game shows!

Press Your Luck, Pictionary, Card Sharks and Match Game. I loved all the old hosts (and their hair) who made hosting a career. Beautiful woman, hosts shamelessly kissing female guests, cabled microphones and inevitably a good prize (cash!) and some bad ones too (I am looking at you Price is Right!) including but not limited to:
Hot tub, jet ski, snowmobile, a chandelier and any floor coverings.

Being a stay at home mom the thrill just isn't there to watch daytime TV, I guess it is the taste of it, the wiff of contestant desperation if you will, that kept me coming back for more. Now that I can have it anytime I want, I don't want it.
I like the forbidden.
And faking the sick days.

What were your favorite daytime television shows when you were a kid?



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8 comments:

  1. Oh yeah! Wink Martindale (Tic Tac Dough) is hot.

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  2. definitely the game shows!

    Big Bucks! No Whammies!!!

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  3. Loved and loathed Press Your Luck and the No Whammies tagline. Also, in the summer, my sister and I would watch Card Sharks, and then, when it was over, dig out our deck of cards and play the home version!

    I tried to stay home sick the day Luke and Laura got married on General Hospital, but by then, my Mom was onto me!

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  4. When I'm at home during the day (not often), I usually watch Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos, and Judge Judy. Joe Brown is usually good for a chuckle, too. And, depending on the episode and what else may (or, more appropriately, may not) be on, I sometimes opt for Dr. Phil.

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  5. I give my boys a "mental health day" every school year. They get one day...MAYBE two, depending on how crazy/stressed they are! It helps!!!

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  6. E V E R Y D A Y after school was Gilligan's Island and I Love Lucy. If I was home during the day on a faux sick day I would (gasp!!!!) sneak into the den and watch the newley acquired family favorite... HBO!!! (Trust me, this was late 70's and early 80's so this was a really big deal!!!) hahaaaaaa

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  7. I used to love to watch reruns of "I dream of Jeannie", and "Bewitched". I never was into those game shows. Now, if I take a mental health day, I like to watch those decorating shows on HGTV all day long.

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  8. And I thought I was the only one that loved Little House on the Prairie

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