TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: Childhood Favorites

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Ah, memories.

While our TV Fanatic staff writes about just about every show on a weekly basis, we're taking some time below to look back.

Sure, we love to cozy up these days and watch Damon be snarky on The Vampire Diaries, or Ron be manly on Parks and Recreation, but what primetime programs were included on our must-see lists as children?

We tackle that topic in the following Round Table discussion - and, yes, this makes many of our ages quite evident. Please don't judge...

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Jim Garner: Six Million Dollar Man. I loved this show, I looked forward to it being parked in front of the TV every week. I had the Steve Austin playset and lunch box!

Eric Hochberger: I'm going with Saved by the Bell for sure. Just please don't make me watch the college years ever again.

Miranda Wicker: Saved by the Bell. And I'll see Eric's College Years and raise him The New Class.

Carla Day: I have so many favorites, but I'm going to have to pick the one I've been wanting to watch again recently. I had the DVDs over the winter hiatus, but unfortunately never got around to watching. Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Loved that show!

Carissa Pavlica: I have several. The top two are ties and not open for discussion. I do own them, and watch them repeatedly. I wanted more than anything to either be Jill Munroe or Jaime Somers. And the joy of it was that in either world I got to date the Six Million Dollar Man! Yes, we played Charlies Angels and I was Jill and we played super hero and I was Jaime. My brunette friend was either Kelly Garrett or Wonder Woman, depending upon which show we played. When we played Land of the Lost, we both just wanted to date Wesley Eure. Sigh.

Lindsey Kempton: I was (and still am) a devoted X-Files fan. Mulder and Scully forever!

Teresa Lopez: Alf! Hands down my favorite show as a kid until that creepy series finale.

Leigh Raines: I was all about Full House!!! Then it got annoying and I became super obsessed with Friends (although I was too young to understand most of the jokes).

Christine Orlando: The Dukes of Hazzard. I couldn't wait for Friday nights. I was completely in love with John Schneider (still think he's cute), I had the lunch box, the sleeping bag, the race track, and even built makeshift ramps to make jumps on our bikes like they jumped the General Lee. I was 8. Amazingly no bones were broken. And, yeah, for nostalgia sake I even own some of the DVDs.

Lisa Palmer: 'm going with Dawson's Creek for the win! I owned a Dawson's Creek T-shirt and my bedroom was covered in posters and magazine pictures of the cast, but mostly Joshua Jackson.

Arlene Gonzalez: Dare I admit it? Starsky & Hutch. Those snazzy Keds and that stylin' Irish sweater that Starsky wore? Hot damn.

Matt Richenthal: Wow. I assume no one mentioned Beverly Hills 90210 because you were saving it for me? I appreciate that. Let's all take a moment of silence again for Scott Scanlon, please. I haven't swung around a pistol in my dad's office while wearing a cowboy hat since that painful day...

Your turn, readers. Don't be shy. Take us all down your memory lane now and share your favorite childhood programs.


When I was very little, my favorite shows were The Lone Ranger and both the weekly primetime Disney show which showed episodes of Zorro and Davy Crockett (I even had a coonskin cap ... "King of the wild frontier ...") and the Mickey Mouse Club, and (I think their names were) Karen and Corky. The TV I remember most from back then, however, were afternon movies (was Dialing For Dollars way back then?) and the movies I remember loving the most were Judy Garland musicals and Ginger Rogers comedies. As a teenager I loved Bewitched. I named my cat "Sammi," which was what Paul Lynde always called Samantha.

Eludium q36

There are many, but at the top of mind was Saturday night's "Love Boat" then "Fantasy Island" shows. "Baretta" was great too. "SNL" when Chevy Chase, Dan Ackroyd, and Jane Curtain did Weekend Update. Other consistent favorites were Macmillan & Wife, Rockford Files, Knight Rider, and 21 Jump Street. Good times...


Anything nineties. Tgi fridays on abc, nickelodeon, wb,nick at night....Boy Meets World was a fave,still is.7th heaven,friends, felicity,dawsons creek


General Hospital and That Girl.




buffy the vampire slayer , sister sister, rugrats and gargoyles

Jose t

Anything that came out from Nickelodeon in the 90s was a MUST watch for me....from Rugrats to Hey Arnold to Rocko´s Modern Life to Legends of the Hidden Temple.....everyhting Nickelodeon was awesome!


I agree with Carla (even though I'm too young to have seen it on tv when I was a kid)... Scarecrow and Mrs. King is the best!


i have a lot but the one i want to watch is 21 jump street


Wonder Woman, Gidget, Brady Bunch, Partridge Family