Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Now Entering...the Latchkey Zone


(Yaye removes her Sgt. Carter combat boots to stroll barefoot down Memory Lane with Tallulah)

Ohhhhhhhhhh yes! The joys of local television's daytime catalog of defunct 50's and 60's sitcoms that bridged the gap from A.M. Los Angeles (featuring Regis Philbin and Cindy Garvey) to the sublime Twilight Zone double-header at noon! In addition to Gomer Pyle, I remember: The Andy Griffith Show, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Please Dont Eat the Daisies (they couldn't all be classics), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Get Smart and Nanny and the Professor. Was it KCOP? KTTV? Both? (Yaye stops to wiggle her toes in the grassy lane.)

Well, wherever we found them, they were manna to latchkeylettes like ourselves, stuck inside air-conditioned suburban homes on searing, Los Angeles summer days.

God bless ye, Tallulah, for the memories, and for being there on the other end of the Avocado Green, rotary-dial telephone line.

(Yaye puts back on her boots)

Atten-hut!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Tallulah said...

Next stop Willoughby...

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Tallu said...

My rotary dial phone was Navajo white! It had some pudding stains from a food fight I had with a buddy of mine who was also in the Purelles.

12:23 PM  

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