The Ear Tug

I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s and TV was a lot different then.  Early on there were four whole channels to watch – ABC, CBS, NBC and of course Public Television.  I recall many times being used as the remote control in the house to get up and go to the TV to change the channel.  It was SO COOL when the remote actually came out and we got our first TV with one.

I can’t remember what year it was but while I was visiting my grandparents one summer I got a letter from my sister telling me all about the brand new cable TV we had with so many new channels to watch (maybe 20 tops).  Cable changed things in our household.  My mom went crazy for CNN and watched news all the time.

There were many shows I have watched over the years, but even though there have been some good shows, I still have to say my favorite was/is the Carol Burnett Show.  And some of the best shows were when the cast, in front of a live audience, did everything they could to keep from laughing.  Tim Conway and Harvey Korman were hilarious to watch together on the show.  And Carol herself was a great comedic actress.  I still wish the entire series was available on DVD.  What did you watch that you wish was still on?

Enjoy one of my favorite clips from the show…

Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #16 – your favorite TV show

7 thoughts on “The Ear Tug”

  1. I remember our first TV which was housed in a large cabinet with a tiny screen. Most of the day a test pattern filled the screen, as there were only a handful of shows televised each day. It was a big deal when color TV came on the scene. The first ones required a lot of adjusting to get a decent picture. All too often, people’s skin tones were too red or too green (lol).

  2. My favorite skit from The Carol Burnett Show was “the elephant story.” Hilarious! I absolutely adore Tim Conway and was so terribly sad when he passed away. He’s still one of my favorite comedians. ❤

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