Yes, I know we mostly feature Music on here but I have to share the great news about my new favorite show! The Goldbergs has just been picked up for a full season and you know what, they do play some killer ’80s songs on there so it is music oriented!
The days of the family sitcoms disappeared long ago. Reality TV seemed to take it’s place as well as the 20+ different CSI style shows. I do not have any regular shows I watch or feel compelled to watch on a weekly basis. Growing up in the ’80s family sitcoms were like dinners around a table. You just did it and you did it as a family. Friday and Saturday nights for me were spent with my family watching Love Boat, Fantasy Island and Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. I loved those times. Well, guess what? The family tradition of watching a television show together, something that we can all enjoy, is back.
We have been watching The Goldbergs together and it is amazing. What is even funnier, is sharing stories with my sons about how The Goldbergs and my family have MANY similarities. Not only the outfits, the music, but other similarities, like (God Bless) my Father would come home and strip down out of his work pants, get his robe and slippers on. On occasion, he would prance around in his skivvies! Also, our family’s way of showing love was calling each other “Conehead”, “Dipstick” or “Airhead”. It was when the insults weren’t coming that we knew something was up. I always joke how my family put the FUN in DysFUNction but you know, I would never change a thing. Maybe next week, I will share with you my rollerskating stories like the episode that Barry was caught at the RollerRink. Mine was called the Rolladium and EVERY SATURDAY, that is where you could find me for hours! I loved the ’80s and The Goldbergs take me back to that simpler time. Their is always a lesson to be learned and the show also has some truly tender moments, and I think I have almost shed a tear at every episode. I am so glad it has been picked up for the whole season!
To really enjoy The Goldbergs, Tuesdays is now our ’80s night at our house. So for tomorrow here is our plan:
- Appetizer of Lipton Onion Soup Mix and Sour Cream served with Ruffles potato chips.
- Side of Ambrosia Salad or maybe I will do it in a jello mould!
- Chicken Cordon Bleu or Chicken Kiev.
- Beverages: for the adults, Wine coolers and for the kids Shirley Temples.
- Dessert: homemade jello pudding pops
Music Playlist: I have downloaded my cassettes and CDs to make this playlist for tomorrow:
- ABC: The Look of Love
- Pat Benatar: Heartbreaker
- Jackson Browne: Somebody’s Baby
- Cars: Drive
- Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Come on Eileen
- Eddie Money: The Big Crash, Take Me Home Tonight
- Electric Light Orchestra: Don’t Bring Me Down
- Glass Tiger: Someday
- Sammy Hagar: Your Love is Driving Me Crazy
- Kajagoogoo: Too Shy
- Madonna: Crazy For You
So tomorrow night, tune in and have some fun! Pull out your ’80s photos, play some ’80s tunes, make an ’80s style meal and gather your family around the television and have some fun with The Goldbergs. I will leave you with my photo from the ’80s I believe it was Father/Daughter Dance Freshman Year. circa 1981/1982. Next week I will bring you a new menu, new music and a new pix!