I missed the 1990s

90s TV that is. I did not miss Clarissa Explains It All. That was on Saturday afternoons or some weird time and we watched it on the little TV in the Landfill Chitchen. I often fell asleep to Nick at Nite after play rehearsals. Taxi and other shows. But I didn’t watch prime time TV at all. And so I missed out on sitcoms like Seinfeld.

I dunno what’s on prime time TV in terms of sitcoms today. Do they still air stuff like that? I’m lucky if I can figure out how to turn on the TV let alone find one of the old networks. CBS, NBC, ABC. CBC if you are Canadian or you grow up in an isolated northern border town where the only TV channel you can get is Canadian.

So I don’t EVER think about Seinfeld but the other day, an Atlantic article flew by on Twitter. The writer had (like me) never watched Seinfeld so he decided to binge it. By bingeing, I mean one episode a day, not a full-fledged pig out. This intrigued me enough that I surfed around on my phone and found reruns. I am enjoying them and sometimes actually laughing out loud. Yes, really. I am still making my way through Westworld and an episode of Seinfeld is a nice little palate cleanser between that and sleep.

I think my kids thought I was nuts when I fessed up about this🤣🤣🤣 But I’ve also been known to watch Green Acres re-runs, although I also watched the originals as a kid.

P.S. I do miss the 90s. Those were the years the beach urchins were growing up and I loved ferrying them and their friends all over town with the radio playing “dinosaurs on” (Wee Sing Dinosaurs) at the beginning of the decade and alternative rock at the end.

2 Responses to “I missed the 1990s”

  1. Margaret Says:

    From 1986 through the 90s I watched very little TV or films. I was busy working and had small children. However, I did watch Seinfeld and found it hilariously tongue in cheek.

  2. Pooh Says:

    We missed “Friends” and a lot of “Seinfeld”, b/c they were on Cub Scout Pack night.