April 18, 2007

Oh, Yeah?!

I can’t remember if I’ve posted about this before, but when my brother and I were kids, we used to play this ‘OH YEAH?’ game where we would try to outdo each other in hand to hand combat… verbally.

It would go something like this.

“If you don’t watch it, I’m going to break your nose so the bone of your nose goes up into your brain…”

‘Oh yeah? Well before you do that, I’ll grab your ear in such a way that I can rip it off!”

“Oh, yeah? Well before you do that, I’ll break your leg so the break goes like this (shows potential breakage points) so it never heals!”

Ahhhh… the bonuses of being the children of a military man.

Well today he and I played a more adult mature version of “Oh yeah?!”, a version that involves memory lane and… Youtube.

He sent me a Youtube that he’d found from something we watched as children, and so in turn, I sent him one… kind of an ‘up the ante’. He went and found a link to something else and on and on it went until we both emailed each other simultaneously with a video from a show called Lidsville.

A truce was called at that point. You can’t top Lidsville.

The Youtube links we sent back and forth were Lidsville, the opening to Zoom, Electric Company, scenes from Sesame Street (Morrigan sent us that one), The New Zoo Review, to name a few. My favorite is linked below… a link that will be completely lost on all those bloggers of baby age like Eric, Oddy, CaltechGirl and Sissy. Sissy… well… I’m old enough to be her Mom, but I try not to think about that. Heh.

And so the link to my FAVORITE show as a kid, I even had it in lunchbox form. A metal Bugaloo lunch box. We were obviously big fans of Sid and Marty Kroft. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Land of the Lost, HR Puffinstuff… the young people are saying, ‘WHA?!’, but trust me, it was GREAT stuff… They don’t make shows like that anymore.

(If Sissy calls home and says, “Mom, have you ever heard of the Bugaloos?” and her Mom says, “Oh that was my FAVORITE show when I was a little girl”… I might barf. Ugh.)

Posted by Boudicca at April 18, 2007 09:03 PM | TrackBack

Believe it or not, I've seen that show before. Not sure where, maybe Okinawa since we had to rent everything we wanted to watch. But I do remember Martha Raye for some reason...scary.

As for my mom....I'm not sure they had a TV. Seriously. They didn't even have indoor plumbing. I saw the outhouse they used.

But I will ask Bridget ;-)

Posted by: Sissy at April 18, 2007 09:22 PM

That's not nearly violent or profane enough for contemporary kids' shows.

Posted by: Angus of Islay at April 18, 2007 09:48 PM

And those Bugaloo's were very cute!! Thanks for the memory!

Posted by: Lori at April 18, 2007 10:06 PM

And I'm too old. I never saw it.

Posted by: Denny at April 18, 2007 10:06 PM

I don't remember the Bugaloos, but Land of the Lost was my favorite.

Posted by: Tina at April 18, 2007 10:41 PM

Good God. What the hell was that? I guess I'm just too damn old. There's another damn song I won't be able to get out of my head.

Posted by: Jerry at April 19, 2007 01:06 AM

Ah, I did watch Land of the Lost. I should go to You Tube and look that up!

Posted by: Sissy at April 19, 2007 06:13 AM

No comment. I'm older than you. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at April 19, 2007 06:36 AM

Goodness, that show was originally shown during my Senior year in High School (09/12/1970-01/02/1971). No way I had time for it.

Posted by: The Thomas at April 19, 2007 07:34 PM

LOL! I loved Land of the Lost, Batman and Robin, Speed Racer and Lost in Space. Thanks for the memories.

Posted by: Lemon Stand at April 19, 2007 07:44 PM

.... I honestly have no idea what you are talking about... Bugaloos?..... they sound like a particularly nasty public restroom on a Welsh fenn somewhere......

Posted by: Eric at April 19, 2007 08:14 PM

I'm the same age as Bou, give or take a week, but I can't remember this show at all. I was living in Georgia at the time...maybe it didn't play there. But Land of the Lost was my absolute favorite. We showed a clip of it to my kids the other day, and died laughing at their expressions. SFX have come a long way since then!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at April 19, 2007 10:32 PM

You are all just kids..I remember Howdy Doody and Cowboy Bob and some kid show about a goose as well as all those 1930's cartoon on TV on Saturday Morning

Posted by: GUYK at April 20, 2007 01:22 PM

I know ALL the shows you mentioned.
I'm pretty sure someone was smoking something when each one was created.

And for the record:
I made my boss sing the Bugaloos theme song before I agreed to work for him.

Posted by: Roses at April 22, 2007 10:26 PM

Never liked this one, but I do remember wondering where they got a black guy with an English accent. I didn't know they HAD black people over there.

Posted by: Harvey at April 23, 2007 07:12 AM

I reckon we are roughly the same age, and I grew up in Atlanta. Did you ever make it to the "World of Sid and Marty Krofft" at what is now the CNN Center? I was somewhat too old to really get into it at the time, but it was quite interesting (especially the looooong escalator ride to the entrance, longer even than the one at the downtown Davidson's!).

Going even further back - remember the "Popeye Club" on WSB with Officer Don?

Posted by: John the Baptist at April 25, 2007 05:59 PM