Monday, May 08, 2006

Farewell 7th Heaven

Tonight was the series finale of 7th Heaven. It started in 1996, the year I started high school. Tonight, we said good-bye to the family that brought us so many tears, so many smiles and so many laughs (end sentimental moment).

I've watched it off and on for the 10 years it has been running, but I've been watching it consistently for the last 6 months or so. Eroica has Tivo so she's been Tivo-ing it for me to watch. We've had fun watching it together, but that fun has now come to an end :0( Tonight I went over there for the finale because I simply couldn't wait til later this week. I'm sad, it's one of the few clean, feel-good shows left on television.

Now I'll just have to stick to my Extreme Makeover Home Edition. When that one goes off the air I'm never going to turn on the TV again. Why do they keep taking all of my favorite shows off the air? I guess it's inevitable.

This might give you some insight into my upbringing but here are some shows I have fond memories of watching as a kid/teen. While other kids were watching cartoons, I grew up on these 'classics':

Married with Children
Full House
Boy Meets World
Home Improvement
Beverly Hills 90210
Party of Five
Days of our Lives

Those are the ones that come to mind right away. But the common denominator. Gone. All of them--of the air, no longer in existence. Except Days. Either way it's good that most of them are gone because if they were still on I would never do anything other than watch TV and my mind would be rotting and filled with not-so good things. Looking back most of those shows are full of less-than pure content. I didn't realize it then though, and that's probably a good thing.

Good-bye Camden's, we'll miss you! (okay, end sentimental moment for good now!)


Krista said...

I'll miss 7th Heaven, too! I usually watch any TV after the fact (so it can be commercial free) but last night I actually watched it "real time." Good-bye 7th Heaven! Luckily I still have American Idol and Survivor to look forward to. :)

Robyn said...

I'm glad someone out there feels my pain!

Kelsie said...

Oh NO!!! I hate it when they do that to our favorite shows. I watched the show yesterday too.

Oldie but Goodie said...

I grew up on:
Howdy Doodie(Buffulo Bob)
Lone Ranger
Twilite Zone
The Fugitive
Superman with George Reeves(The Real Superman) Not to be confused with Christopher Reeves
Ed Sullivan
Lawence Welk
I Love Lucy
The Honeymooners
Andy Griffith
Leave It To Beaver
The Tonight Show (with Steve Allen and then Jack Paar). Here comes Johnny came in 1962...The 3rd host

So how old must I be..

Oldie but Goodie..

Robyn said...

Well, my first inclination is that you are GPB, but now that I think about it you are possible GMA or GPA D... hmmm. Honestly, I don't know when most of those shows were originally around so it makes it hard to pin-point who you are. Do I get anymore clues?

GPB said...

Odie but Goodie

GPB is correct

Happy Mom Tonja said...

Do you have cable? Roseanne comes on at 10:00 every night , 2 shows on Nick at Night. (Nickelodeon). Full House is also on that same channel, only I think it comes on like at 4 or 5 in the morning,
- maybe you can catch it if you're up with Titus? lol
I grew up watching 90210 too and that's one I have to say I'm glad isn't on anymore. I don't think I could sit through a whole show now!
I LOVED 7th Heaven... what a cool show for a PK to watch... all about a preacher's family, wow!! I didn't get to watch it however, because my kids had both just gotten new bikes - so, they were begging me to take a bike ride with them, how could I say no? I think Rev. Camden would be proud. lol There's always reruns.

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