Check out these images to see what was “in” during these decades – try not to laugh!
1. Three’s Company
Very funny sitcom, which aired for 8 seasons on ABC, followed three room mates and their landlord. Every episode was based on constant misunderstandings and financial mishaps. It still remains popular with the re-runs and DVD releases. We watched it every week – I think it was on a Friday evening – and it was one of those programs that all the family laughed at.
2. Jonny Quest
Jonny’s father was a scientist and he accompanied him on some mad adventures. This was such a cool series and if you missed it when you were young, you could watch a re-run for the next 20 years or so! There were a couple of Jonny Quest films made for TV in the late 80s and also a comic book series.
3. The Bump
One of the unusual dance moves from the 70s. I suppose it wasn’t that odd, bearing in mind we also sat on the disco floor, in a long line, and rowed the boat to “Oops Upside Your Head” (the Gap Band). If you were partners with a groovy dancer, the bump was executed smoothly but, if one of you didn’t have the right rhythm, it looked like you were just invading someone else’s space.
4. Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking was an unusual girl in that she was financially independent, with a sack of gold pieces. She could sail the Seven Seas and was stronger than the strongest man in the world, lifting a horse as proof of this! I read all the books and loved the TV show, as well as the movie. She instilled confidence in us young girls and made us feel we could do anything if we put our mind to it – if only this were true!