I never liked that show -
to me, HAPPY DAYS was so boring to watch
I could have slept through any episode!
I found Fonzie so classless,
such a neanderthal
(I'm happy to have noticed that,
Henry Winkler, in his older days,
is nothing like that!)
And as for the rest of the cast -
I found them utterly uninteresting!
If I wanted to watch an ordinary family
in the 1970s - I just had to look at my own!
Still, HAPPY DAYS evokes pleasant nostalgia for me
as it evokes carefree days,
happy days, indeed,
in which I could choose to not comb my hair
and still look terrific!
Days in which I could simply have fun
without a single worry in the world!
Days, very happy days
that I could choose to play outside
instead of watching this crap!
Didn't read the book -
but I sure remember seeing the films
with these two;
and laughing so hard...
Good, fun memories,
it helped immensely
that I was equal parts
Deano... and Jerry!
has a bit of both in him
I do believe!
Captain Caveman -
though never one of my favorites,
I always thought he had potential...!
In my teeny-weeny luminous mind,
he struck me, from the get-go,
as a sort of cross between
Cousin It Addams
and a Flinstone -
thus, if such was the case,
in my itty-bitty luminous mind,
the character was doomed
to never be on top of my list!
Sorry, Cap Cave!
a George Romero
"little zombie girl"
and the Exorcist's
possessed little girl
are NOT one and the same -
but you must admit
it is pretty much
the same DAMN thing!
(Extirpate "pretty" from that -
Never one of my faves either,
the Filmation Hercules still manages
to strike a very vivid nostalgic chord
whenever I catch it on reruns
Truth is, I can't believe
some stations still show it -
I can't stand that goat boy sidekick
and, as I grew older,
and read about the mythological Pan,
I understood the WHY of THAT!
But let's end on a GOOD note:
Labels: 1970 And Beyond, childhood reminiscence, Music