Saturday, August 25, 2007

a little 80's nostalgia

Yes, I am a child of the 80's. I grew up with mushroom haircuts, cabbage patch kids, and legwarmers. Although I'm probably somewhat of a delinquent one since I still don't know most of the music (unless of course, it's Contemporary Christian classics such as Carman, Sandi Patti, Wayne Watson, and my then hero, Amy Grant...what can I say, I was sheltered) or movies (Josh is bringing me up to date slowly - I did finally watch Top Gun in college).

One of my favorite childhood memories was the TV show "Today's Special." It was the greatest thing that ever happened to me as a kid. Anybody else with me? Here's the low down: Jeff was this manequinn who came to life at night when the store closed. He and Jodie (maybe the store clerk?) would have these adventures that sometimes would involve Muffy the Mouse (who only spoke in rhymes) and the security guard Sam. Good thing this show was teaching wholesome stuff, cause it had quite an impact on me. I even named my two goldfish Jeff and Jodie. My recollection of the show was lost for years until my friend Lauren brought it up last night, and all those warm, fuzzy memories flooded in. Except we couldn't come up with the name. Thankfully, we live in 2007, so the answer was just a "google" away. AND, I even found the show intro on You Tube. Sure, the 80s may be fun to relive at times, but I'm happy here with my technology in the new millenium.

15 comments:

Isaac, Kim & Landen said...

My sister & I recently had a conversation about this show...we couldn't remember the name of it either. Thanks for the sweet memory!!

Kristyn said...

okay that just made my night!!!

Them Chandlers said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Today's Special is...

Natalie!!!!

Because she rocks.

AND because she sounded BEAUTIFUL singing tonight!

Amanda said...

I am with you in this one, especially knowing only Christian music and no movies from the 80s...except Goonies. I loved Today's Special and sometimes get the song stuck in my head for no reason. Fun post, sister!

kerristarr said...

Holy cow!!!! Every once in a while that show pops into my head and I can NEVER remember what it's called. HILARIOUS! Thanks for bringing this back into my life.
love ya!

The Thurmonds said...

Wow! I had TOTALLY forgotten about that show! Why can't they have shows like that on now? Thanks for the reminder!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh my goodness! We used to watch this show EVERYDAY. At least 3 times a year, my sisters and I will recollect our favorite memories from "Today's Special."

Remember Jeff's hat?

betc said...

you have totally cleared up alot for me with the name of that show and that the fact that someone else watched it! i would try and explain it to people and they thought i was crazy!

friend of angie's/wife of brendan... tell josh brendan said hi. and he wants to know if josh remembers his feet?

Tiffani said...

Oh my gosh! I give you the best blog award today. Loved that show! I think my favorite character was Muffy the Mouse because she had a fabulous house! Now what was the special word Jodie would have to say when she put his hat back on? Thanks for the memories!

Btw, I am also deliquent in the 80's music area too - contemporary Christian was the only thing we could listen to & loved every bit of it!

lauren w said...

yes!!! i totally loved this show! i remember looking forward to going to my grandmothers cause she had cable and i could watch it everyday in the summer!

Andrea Bowman said...

i guess i missed this show...but i really only watched the disney channel every day. i guess i was always obsessed with disney!

i'm right there with you on the contemporary christian music though!

christa said...

Imagine me and my younger sister corregraphing dances to Petras' This means war! We too were sheltered, but angry I suppose!

kittyhox said...

I definitely remember this show! I haven't thought about it in, well, a couple of decades I guess!

:)

Katie said...

memories of ham & cheese sandwiches and cheetos sitting on my living room floor are flooding my head. gosh, this was my favorite!

Chilton Family said...

OH MY GOSH THIS WAS MY FAVORITE SHOW!! My mom and I always talk about it!! HA HA HA!! I can hear myself as a little girl belting out...SHOUT IT LOUD AND CLEAR!! HA!! LOVE IT!!