As many of you know I will be going in for surgery on the 15th of this month. Earlier this week I wrote a diary asking for help in coming up with a reading list for books that were long/series of long books I could prepare for, that I could get for the long time in the hospital and then in recovery at home.
I thought I'd try my luck again and see if you all could help me come up with television series or the like that are available on DVD or Blue-Ray that I could pop in and if I fall asleep I fall asleep during, but I would not miss much/could re-wind back to, or even if I did not rewind I would not miss much, like for a compilation of a well loved television show, or the like.
I know most people will suggest Walking Dead or House of Cards, etc.....so I am asking for more obscure suggestions, if you were laid up in bed for 4 to 5 even 6 weeks and had nothing else to do, what would you pop into the player to watch/get caught up on?
On Facebook we were discussing if the quality of The Simpsons has gone up or down, or whatever... my point is that even if it has gone down, it has given us, in its history, some great comedy moments, some classic bits, regardless of where it stands now.
So I thought to myself, if I had to pick my top three, at the moment classic Simpson moments what would they be? I selected the three below, with the caveat that they could change at any time... but I present three classic Simpson moments:
And nothing says Canada like The Kids in the Hall.
Ok, maybe SCTV but since I already did an SCTV diary the other week, it is time for one based on the other comedy troupe from Canada that brings great gufaws and chuckles with mere mention of their name:
My brother is back in town from Mainland China and we were talking about what it was like growing up as children (ages 1-12) in the 1970s.
One thing we loved were Saturday mornings, full of high powered sugared cereals and Saturday morning cartoons. One thing led to another and we discussed how much cartoons had changed since we were children, and how, for better or worse, certain cartoons could never be made/marketed for children nowadays. These cartoons dealt with subjects that we now know might not be best marketed to children, but back then....times were different, or where they?
I thought that it would make an interesting late night diary topic, and I'd love to get your thoughts and other cartoons that you think share this distinction, so please stop on in and share.
It's good to be back. I spent the last twenty-four hours or so in the hospital, not sure if I would be out tonight or not. Luckily I made it out. While I was sitting there the topic for tonight's diary hit me.
It's been a bit since I've done an alphabet game, where I start with an "A" show or song, and then the next person puts a "B" show, and so on....
We've done it before with group names, and managed to do a very good job of it, going thru the whole alphabet.
Tonight's challenge, though, is a bit tougher.... coming up with television shows stating with each letter of the alphabet.
Growing up in metro Detroit I was lucky enough to get channel 9, which was CBC from Canada. This was in the days prior to the net, cable, etc... when you had to get up and pick from 7 or 8 channels from the TV....and we liked it! Then we would go sit down after changing the channel on a bed of rock lava....er....wait.....different story.
Anyways, growing up I was exposed to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comedy troupe show ever on TV, constantly filled with intelligence, wit, and thousands of laughts.
I am talking, of course, about the great show SCTV.
I thought that it would be good, as my present to my friends here that celebrate Christmas, and for those that don't but love classic comedy gold, to put up a Christmas-themed SCTV diary.
So please, have a seat, sit back, let your worries leave you for a bit, and settle in for some true comedy legends.