Man, did I love me some Godzilla. All the Japanese monster movies. I used to watch them on Channel 9, WOR, in New York.
My kids? Eh. They don’t seem to care about the big scaly lizard. Or Mothra. Or Rodan. None of ‘em.
To be fair, my kids have a lot more choices than I did. They can call up anything that we have on Tivo whenever they like. There’s also DVDs, video on demand, YouTube. They need my help for those, but they know it exists, and they know how to ask for it. Me, I had to turn on the television and hope there was something on that I wanted to watch.
What’s funny, now that I think about it, is how much I enjoyed what I found. We didn’t have cable. I grew up in the Bronx, which didn’t get cable TV until the 1980′s. Maybe the 1990′s, I’m not sure. We didn’t even have a color television until I was into double digits. (Yes, I’m not young, and mom was not made of money.) Sure, I watched some crap. Heckle and Jeckle comes to mind. There’s a reason you don’t see those two magpies much anymore. The show kinda sucked. But it was on, and sometimes that’s all that was on. I seem to recall that in the morning before school, this was the only animated show on the air. This was when I was very young, maybe 5 or 6 years old, in Kindergarten.
But I also got to see some cool shit. Like Godzilla. And Mothra. And Rodan.
I’ll keep posting shows I used to watch, the good and the bad, right here. Got any shows that you remember? Leave us a comment, or email daddy AT daddytips dot com.