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TV Shows Before There Were Thousands – #StreamTeam

Totally Tubular Shows Streaming Now on Netflix

Take a moment with me, Children of the 80’s. Remember when you only had 40 channels MAX to deal with and most of us had 4? Our shows were pretty much limited to ABC, CBS and NBC. Maybe PBS but that’s about it. Our weeknights (if our parents let us watch the one TV in the house) were spent watching Alex P. Keaton trying to reign his liberal parents on Family Ties or debating over who was hotter – Zack or A.C. (ppfft – A.C. by a longshot) on Saved by the Bell.  We remember these shows with a lot of fondness and have watched our favorite characters grow into bigger and saved by the bellbetter roles, a few have had amazing careers, more have maintained a steady stream of work and a select few have fallen out of our view altogether.

Now that we have five bazillion channels, it’s hard to get too endeared to a show. My girls have loved a lot of the Disney and Nickelodeon shows and I’ve enjoyed watching them with them (yes, I admit it..). What’s really fun though, is when one of the characters from MY shows, is now an adult on one of THEIR shows and I get a chance to introduce them to “old-timey” TV 😉

As you can suspect, Netflix has my back with their Totally Tubular shows available to stream at the drop of a hat. What I really love about watching these shows with the girls is that they get to see that I’m not lying – things really haven’t changed that much. Here’s a partial list of some good, old friends:

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1. Saved by the Bell
2. The Baby-Sitters Club
3. Family Ties
4. Jem and the Holograms
5. The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries
6. Spiderman and His Amazing Friends
7. Transformers

60023676_1111672Even though our girls are older, I loved watching these shows with them when they were little and (confession) we will still stop to watch them if they come on tv and yes, a few of the are in our Netflix stream 😉

1. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
2. The Care Bears Movie
3. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
4. Strawberry Shortcake
5. Curious George
6. Sesame Street
7. Dumbo


Every month when the team at Netflix sends me my theme for the month, they also include a couple of crafts and treats that compliment the selection and I have to tell you that I loved that this months ideas were SHRINKY DINKS!! I loved Shrinky Dinks – even if my mom would never let me put plastic in the oven and I had to settle with the occasional sleep over chance to make them. The first time I came across them as a parent, I spent the day making them with the girls. Pretty sure I had more fun than they did.  Check out this post with some truly rad, throw-back designs to make your own!

Something else that I’m excited to tell you is that the Netflix team is giving me a free, three-month subscription to give away to one of you! Even if you already subscribe to Netflix (and of course you do because you’re cool like me!) you can add it to your account and extend your membership! All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment and tell me your all-time favorite show when you were growing up! That’s it! We’ll select one random person to get a 3-month Netflix subscription at the end of April!

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This is a sponsored post. I am excited to be a member of the Netflix StreamTeam and was provided with streaming service for my time. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. But you knew that already 😉


April 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm

ah! I am SOOO Team Zack! I love Sesame Street too… something my toddler and I can both enjoy 🙂
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April 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm

I grew up loving to watch the cosby show, family matters and full house to name a few. There were so many great shows geared towards familys and kids when I was growing up.

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April 18, 2014 at 12:05 am

Oh, I was so in love with Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties! Now there’s too much on and I can’t keep up!
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April 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

I remember enjoying Family Ties. I was never a big Saved by Bell fan, and the others I don’t even remember. Sad, huh. I didn’t watch a lot of tv when I was a kid either. Maybe that is why I am the way I am now. My parents were anti-tv and my brother was constantly sneaking it. But I just didn’t care.
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