Monday, August 06, 2007

Blast from the Past

Our family loves to use the public library. It is a perfect way to get involved in community resources, test books, music or movies before we buy or just plain enjoy the book groups they have to offer. Miss. A loves the library very much and whenever we get ready to go she has to find her "choo-choo" bag and fill it with all of the books she wants to exchange for new ones. Recently I have been requesting episodes of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. You see we rarely watch TV around here and when we do it requires going down into the basement and sitting on wooden school chairs. This is not a very conducive environment for media viewing and so Miss. A never really done much of.

So the other day when we were at the library picking up a Muppet Show DVD we had on hold I quickly perused the other DVD they had to offer. I was so excited when I saw that they had a season of Quantum Leap. I don't know about any of you but I loved this show when it was running. Not growing up with a TV I did not have the chance to see all of the episodes but once I discovered that a good friend of mine also liked the show it soon became a weekly thing for us. So like Twin Peaks this is one of the few shows I remember truly getting into when I was a kid.

Well last night Daniel and I along with a few friends decided to sit down and watch a few episodes. I will admit that it was not quite as good as I remember but it was entertaining especially when we started recognizing the special guests they cast during the season. We have not finished the season yet but so far we have seen both Brooke Shield and Jennifer Aniston. Then this morning when Miss. A was watching her Muppets who should be a special guest but a young 15 year old Brooke Shield. It is quite entertaining to see how these actors have changed over the years.


kirsten said...

we're big library goers, too. lately we've been checking out the old mickey mouse club for the kids, and macgyver for us. yeah, that's not as good as we remember, either!

62cherry said...

please email me:
1. Your name
2. Your snail mail address
3. Your blog/flickr site
for the cd swap

Wendy Allegree said...

I love Quantum Leap! Now I want to find all the old seasons and buy them!

LillieBug said...

Ooooh, I LOVED The Muppets! Especially that opening sequence when the big monsters come lumbering out: "It's time to get things started..." and those two "old guy" heckler puppets in the box seats: "It's like a kind of torture, to have to watch the show!" Oh man, now I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head. Hope Miss A enjoys them too!

carrie said...

I was a big fan of Quantum Leap too! Now are family is into the old Little House on the Prairie. We bought the 1st season on DVD and it's perfect for family movie night!

Sparky Firepants said...

My family just bought the Quantum Leap Season One DVD for my birthday. I've been raving about it for years and my son in particular has been dying to watch.

We watched the pilot episode last night. It was fun, but cheesy fun. It's funny how shows can age.

We also have the Muppets. Weird how obscure guests like Avery Schreiber suddenly spark so many memories.

Libraries rock. I'm caught between shouting it to the world and keeping a secret world.

NetFlix can eat my card catalog.