Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Today Is Tuesday. You Know What That Means

Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means.
We're gonna have a Special Guest!

So put on your ears,
Like good Mouseketeers,
Cause Tuesday is Guest Star Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is probably hard for our kids to imagine that when we were kids (well most of us) that there were only 3 or 4 tv stations. Amazing that we managed to live through it, eh?

There were no 24 hr a day cartoon or children's stations. We had Saturday mornings, occasional after school specials and of course, Sunday Nights. EVERYONE watched tv on Sunday nights. We didn't want to miss The Wonderful World of Disney!

After doing a bit of research on it, I just found out that it actually first ran on Wednesday nights. It premiered Wednesday, October 27th, 1954 on ABC, under the name of Disneyland. It finally bid farewell, and on Christmas Eve 2008, it ran it's final episode. It still holds the 2nd place record for longest running prime time television show. Second only to Hallmark Hall of Fame.

And just think, without Walt Disney there would be NO Tuesday Guest Star Days. Now THAT'S a sobering thought!!

There were more than one opening segments but I'm going to play my favorite now....cause Tuesday is Guest Star Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Mocha with Linda said...

Yeah, and we had to walk across the room to change the channel! And turn it on 5 minutes before the show started so it could warm up!

I never watch WWofD. We always went to church on Sunday nights. I would get to stay home once a year, when they showed The Sound of Music!

Beverlydru said...

Boyo boy does this bring back memories! We used to look forward all year to the ONE night they ran Wizard of Oz. It was an EVENT at our house. WE had friends over and it was so exciting. Now we all own the DVD. : ) Hope you're doing better and better.

Meredith said...

Our tv at that time was a black and white....with rabbit ears. And if the pic didn't come in just right you had to wack it on the side!! Those were the days!!:)

Sue J. said...

We used to watch Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and then (I believe) we changed the channel to watch WWofD. Some Sundays were better than others, but we always turned there to see what was on. Back in the days of real family friendly television.

CJ was watching ABC Family the other night. (Ratatouille was on.) They showed a promo for an "original" movie. Teenage girls--all on cel phones--suddenly, one is dead for some reason and they're all on cel phones outside the funeral. EW!.... What is that about?!

Gosh, I miss the "safe" days of TV.

Edie said...

TV was off by 10:00am on weekends and didn't come back on again til around 6:00pm.

I watched the WWOD in black and white. I might have watched the WWO Color in black and white too! LOL!

Ah the good ole days. :)

Kelly Combs said...

I remember! Those were the days, and I remember Mutual of Omaha too!

2Thinks said...

Yep, Disney and Omaha- never missed them. Those were the days.