This morning before coffee Hon turned on the television to see the morning weather. On his way to the channel he passed by the old program "Mr. Ed." Oh the memories! Let me clarify. I watched the reruns of Mr. Ed when I was younger. Mr. Ed ran from 1961 - 1966 and I was born a few years after the last show. Now that I've clarified that I feel a bit better about the gray hair I've been acquiring. I couldn't help but drive the kids batty by continuoulsy singing what I could remember of the theme song and calling them Wilber using my best Mr. Ed the horse voice. They weren't impressed, but I figure by the end of the day they'll find it in them to be impressed so I'll stop the madness...maybe.
Anyhow, I brought up the topic of old wholsome programs we used to watch like Little House on the Prarie, Eight Is Enough, and Happy Days. We've watched some of them with the kids and they think what we used to watch is corny, but in all the corniness, there were a lot of great theme songs. Trust me! Songs that I find solidly stuck in my head and refuse to go away until I sing them to anyone with ears.
While at coffee I found another closet Mr. Ed fan. The things you think you know about someone until the topic of Mr. Ed comes up. Boy oh boy, she not only knew the theme song, she recalled countless episodes she's enjoyed. Her husband, who joined us this morning, even admitted to gifting her with the Mr. Ed video collection. Brought back lots of memories and a ton of laughs. The problem is, I just can't seem to get that song out of my head. At one point we were talking about Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, which I thought would counteract the Mr. Ed madness, but it didn't last for long. I went from singing "mama mia mama mia mama mia let me go..." to "A horse is a horse, of course, of course..." Poor kids. I thought singing "Electric Avenue" last week was going to send them over the edge. This may change that. Hon, however, has told the kids he will take us out for dinner tonight. I think he has hopes I will find another tune to hum, sing, and whistle to while we're out. At this point I think they're stuck...and afterwards we'll come home and enjoy watching some more of season 1 of the Knight Rider on Netflix. The kids would never admit to it, but they're closet Knight Rider fans at the moment. So, here's my question to you... What is your favorite show that's now in re-runs Smiling & Waving, Sharon