Saturday, November 11, 2006

80s & 90s After School TV

One of my friends had written an excerpt from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song as her status note, and I had to complete the Entire song on her wall. You can't just say a line from that song, and leave it at that.

If at any point in time a line from that song is said aloud, the ensuing lines must be completed for personal satisfaction. As I was writing the rest of the song:

I was chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool

shooting some b-ball outside of the school,
when a couple of guys who were up to no good,
starting making trouble in my neighborhood.
i got in one little fight,
my mom got scared,
She said you're moving with your aunty and uncle in bel air.
I whistled for a cab, and when it came near, the license plate said fresh,
and in a dice in a mere,
If I didn't know anything?
I thought this cab was weird ?
I said forget yo home the bel air.

I pulled up to the house around 7 or 8 and
I yelled to the cabbie yo homie smell you later,
looked my kingdom I was finally there,
to sit on my throne as the prince of bel air.
(then you have to do the little foot slide thing as you act out the song, too!)

I probably don't have all the words right, as usual (probably in more places than just the ?ed lines) but oh well, everyone knows the jist of the song..

I remember coming home by 3.45 racing & fighting my sister for the remote, then once the remote was clearly in someone's possession we'd go to the kitchen to whip up some snack (usually Honey nut cheerios) and then both watch the channel we would have used the remote we were fighting for to watch:
the last half of Saved by the Bell (2 episodes back to back)
Fresh Prince--Geoffrey!!!,
Family Matters-GO HOME STEVE,
Full House- That's Rude,
Darkwing duck
The Animaniacs
Looney Tunes
I dont' think we really got hooked on Captain Planet until we went to Pakistan and found all our cousins singing the theme song all the time.

Bobby's World - Weekdays 7.30am
Eureka's Castle - Sat Morning, 10am-... Remember dungeon brothers..or something, they had a band, I think.
Are you Afraid of the Dark? Those were group events!!
Salute your shorts,
Rugrats - Oh, I don't know Tommy,
Ren & Stimpy
- Happy happy, Joy Joy,
Rocky & Bullwinkle,
Rocko's Modern World -
The Elephant Show -
One fine day the elephant came out to play...,
Dragnet (with dad) -
Doors doors galore,
Double Dare - Green Slime,
My Two Dads -
the big twisty staircase,
Punky Brewster -
Boy Meets World,
Sister Sister,
Clarissa Explains it All - She knew everything, and if she didn't she figured it out,
Roseanne ,
Silk Stalkings -multi colored sports jackets,
90210 - Dillan!!!,
Party of Five,
Blossom - Woah,
Dinosaurs-Baby in the high chair,
Cheers- Where everyone knows Your name,
UnderDog-The super hero DOG
Different Strokes-Whatchyu talkin bout Willis,
Designing Women,
Facts of Life,
Family Ties,
Growing Pains-
The Jeffersons,
Night Court,
Who's the Boss,
Doogie Howser, MD,
Knight Rider,
Married with Children,
Mork & Mindy,
Quantum Leap,
The Jetsons,
Small Wonder,
Out of this World,
In Living Color --Homey don't play that!

For a comprehensive list of 90s TV shows:

For a comprehensive List of 80s Tv Shows:

What were some of your favorites??


Anonymous said...

Dude check out the full version of the song! I didnt even know it had this many verses until I hit up Wikipedia after you mentioned it (sad I know, but please dont judge!)

This is the bit after his mom ships him off to bel-air:

I begged and pleaded with her day after day
But she packed my suite case and send me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
I put my walkman on and said, 'I might as well kick it'.

First class, yo this is bad
Drinking orang juice out of a champagne glass.
Is this what the people of Bel-Air Living like?
Hmmmmm this might be alright.

But wait I hear the pricey booze, wine all that
Is Bel-Air the type of place they send this cool cat?
I don't think sow
I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel-Air

Well, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude who looked like a cop and yelled my name out
I ain't trying to get arrested
I just got here
I sprang with the quickness like lightening, disappeared.

OK, long I know but how cool is this.

And you forgot the greatest children TV show of all time - THUNDERCATS!!!!!!! HOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Liddlelulu said...

Hi there Anonymous, it's so funny you mentioned Thundercats because I honestly don't remember that show AT ALL. But, as I was singing the fresh prince song (the abridged version, apparently) my husband busted out with the thundercats theme song. It blew me away. He even knew the PLANET they were from.... What???

Liddlelulu said...

Oh, and Anonymous, don't worry about wikipedia-ing the song, no worries, normally I would have googled the song, but this time, I thought I'd go with my memory. Serves me right, it took me like 5 tries to get it right! (more including my friends facebook entries..)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous' name is Ali :) and I can completely relate to your husband's intricate knowledge of Thundercats (I'm sure he had a particular interest in Cheetara's stats). It was a seminal part of growing up in the 80s. If you wanna find out more about it, cartoon network, or whoever made it, have just released the official DVD! Xmas has come early! Mumm-Ra was the official bad boy of the series, but who didnt want to be like Lion-o?! Anyone?! Well, except my friend Nisreen who wanted to be Snarf :)

mar said...

jean claude van DAMN YOU FWINE (or..GOOD LOOKIN)!!

Liddlelulu said...

uh, Thanks Marya, but uh, what's love got to do with it? hahah. I mean, what's that got to do with this post??

You sure you got the right blogger? hahah.

mar said...

i meant that one episode of fresh prince. haha. nevamind. we all have our favorites. :)