Friday, January 25, 2013

Press Your Luck and The Whammys

Remember this game show? It only aired a few seasons, but I remember watching it during summer breaks when I didn't have school on weekdays. This was the kind of game show that appealed to kids, but all the contestants were grown adults who would scream out "Big Money!" and "No Whammys!" as they hit the buzzer hoping the glowing lights stop on a large dollar amount. If the lights flashed on a "whammy", then a cartoon character would take all their winnings away. It was really dumb! But fun!

Goodbye to Mr. Drummond

I was saddened to hear of the passing of actor Conrad Bain, who played the dad, Mr. Drummond,  on Diff'rent Strokes from 1978-1986. Diff'rent Strokes was one of my all-time favorite TV shows of the early 80s. He was a great father figure character, and I learned from him the same lessons he taught Arnold and Willis. That show touched me because I didn't have a father in my house growing up, so I really respected and admired Mr Drummond. That is such a great show! If I only had one show to take with me on a desert island, I probably would pick this one!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birth of a new blog!

Created a new blog today! TV Gems. Birthday: January 25, 2013.

My vision for this blog is to write about my favorite TV shows and memories, including commercials, cartoons, Christmas specials, etc.

"Stay tuned"!!!