Friday, March 12, 2010

Do You Remember?

It is amazing what you come across when searching the web for cute shoes....

All kinds of forgotten fun from my childhood. Do you remember Land of the Lost? The originall. Not the lame movie remake that tarnished the image of a classic T.V. show. And what were those bad guys called? Sleestacks? They looked like aliens. This show had a big impact on me as I looked to it for fashion guidance. That may have been a mistake. I had corduroy Levi's in all the colors and of course wore them with my flannel shirts and Wallabees. And then wondered why everyone called me son.

Oh, Tickle! I was so excited to pick out my very first deodorant to take to camp....Tickle! I liked the pink and blue. Is this still around?

OMG! Sigmund the Sea Monster!!


And H.R. Puff-N-Stuff.

I know the flute's name was Freddy, but what was the boy's name? They are probably going to kick me out of the Puff-N-Stuff fan club for forgetting his name!! Yes, I was a member. Can I just say in hindsight that was a weird
show!!! I can still sing the theme song, although when I sang it for my kids they begged me to stop. No one appreciates a good show tune these days!


Did you collect Madame Alexander dolls? My sister and I did and had these exact dolls. Wonder where they are? I am sure we lost the wooden shoes, the best part of the outfit, if you ask me!
Please tell me someone remembers astronaut food!!! We used to eat these for snack. They weren't all that good, but we thought we were so cool eating space food!!
I seem to have watched a lot of T.V. in my youth. And they say too much T.V. isn't good for you! Ha! Look how well I've turned out. And I wasn't even watching good T.V.


See anything from your childhood? I've had so much fun; I may do this again next Friday!!! What do you think?

PS I had several e-mails asking about Barbour Jackets, there are some awesome vintage jackets on Ebay right right now for way less than the $395 retail price!!! And I can tell you the coats only get better with age!!!

19 comments:

  1. Okay, how much fun was this for me?!! LOVE Land of the Lost. And H.R. Puff-n-Stuff?! A favorite. Larry and I torture the kids by humming the song. I think the creators of that show were on some serious drugs. Remember Witchy- Poo? Tickle? Loved it. I don't see that at Target!! Thanks!

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  2. hey, our brain-waves must be in sync! Retro it is! LOVED land of the lost - so wonderfully cheesy! I enjoyed your post - ours go so well together today...just wish my '80's wallet had some cash left in it...

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  3. Yes, again next Friday! Love this, feel so ancient, yet so fun to look back! Land of the Lost (lol...literally) and witchiepoo too! With you on everything except the space food? My husband bought the complete set of Land of the Lost and makes my kids suffer through it...was terrified of the sleestacks growing up, they just shrug their shoulders...this was the most fun!

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  4. Ha! Tickle deodorant - now THAT'S a blast from the past!

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  5. Yes indeed, a blast from the plast!! My powder blue Levi's cords were my fav. Did you know Wallabees are back (or did the never go away)? My 20 year old daughter hasn't a clue what they are, so...

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  6. I loved loved loved Sigmund. and my Madame Alexander dolls are in a box somewhere in the garage.

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  7. hahahaha everyone called you son!! Did totally forget about this stuff- never did hear of that space food though!

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  8. Oh my gosh! I had forgotten about Land of the Lost...not sure how I forgot...used to give my mom an awful time every Sunday morning because the show was on just as it was time to leave for Sunday School. And Tickle! Had forgotten that, too. Appears I've forgotten a lot...please do this again...so much fun!Have a great weekend...

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  9. Oh too funny. I totally remember land of the lost. Ah trip down memory lane!

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  10. Don't hate me for not recognizing any of this!? I'm afraid my generation's memories revolved around bad Nickelodeon game shows. Your memories are far more interesting. Have a lovely weekend! XO Katie

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  11. Oh my! You brought me back so fast with those images! Totally forgot about all of that! So fun!

    ~jamilyn

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  12. This is the best post I have seen today!!
    Tickle.... I "totally" used this.... the memories are flooding back!

    and Sigmund the Sea Monster? Absolutely!
    This just made my day!!!

    xoxo Laura

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  13. I LOVED Land of the Lost! And my brother use to call me Sleestack b/c that is exactly what I looked like when I came out of the womb. I wish I could attach the hospital photo..it wasn't pretty.

    Thanks for the funny post!

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  14. Haha... the little boy from H.R. Puff-n-Stuff was named Jimmy. Do you remember Lancelot Link Secret Chimp? Or maybe The Banana Splits? Too funny! I totally remember Tickle... and the beer shampoo, Body On Tap! Loved this post! Thanks!

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  15. omg. i remember all of that shit. tickle....awesome. witchy poo scared the balls out of me.

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  16. Are you 45? Because I am and we must have had just about the same childhood. I know what happened to my Madame Alexander doll: I had her on a hutch next to a lamp and her hair caught on fire. RIP Madame. I always ask people my age if they remember Space Sticks but they rarely do. Glad to know I didn't imagine them. Aren't they basically Tootsie Rolls with a fancy name? Great post!

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  17. Oh, one last thing - what about Lidsville? I think it was another Sid and Marty Kroft show (HR Puffenstuff). Charles Nelson Reilly was in it. Is that scary or what?

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  18. I laughed out loud when I saw the Tickle.

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  19. Don't ask why, but I was looking around on youtube and found those old videos from the Electric Company with that funky song about numbers. you know, the one wit the pinball machine. 1234-5, 6789-10, 11. Twellllve. aaah yeah. i think it was actually performed by the pointer sisters.
    here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDm0PqjAF78

    that's a funky groove. if our kids had this they'd be WAY smarter.


    http://hearnoevilseenoevil2.blogspot.com/

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