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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Family:

This show ran from '76 to '80. I didn't like the show, and I have absolutely no idea who that little kid is that's sitting on what's-his-names lap. Although the show was never my 'thing', alot of people liked it. Why they liked it I have no idea...

15 comments:

Main Line Sportsman said...

I recall seeing that show...vaguely...and recall it was fairly lame...the Mom was particulalry unlikeable.

sunnydaze said...

I never watched that show either. I rem. when it was on all the guys had the hots for Kristy McNichol (sp?). Yes, the mom was particularly unlikeable to me, also.

Liz said...

I remember watching this, um actually, my aunt watched it so I pretty much had to. It was horrible, like watching paint dry!

joe said...

MLS: She always seemed a bit "constipated", if you know what I mean..

Sunny: Never saw the fascination with Kristy.. not that she wasn't a nice person, or anything.

Liz: Sucked to be you. Even my folks hated it.

Anonymous said...

Black Girl? @The show had a much different tenor than probably any I'd seen before. It was a more realistic family drama, yet I found myself made uncomfortable by the fact that it was, and that I didn't get that usual numbing buzz from watching a tv show. I wondered why the mother always seemed short and sometimes even sarcastic with her children, even bored and wishing they were gone. I was intrigued that such a short heavy woman would seemingly care enough about herself to wear very high heels and dresses which flattered her chubby figure, small breasts, large hips. She was lauded as a fine actress from venues other than tv---I wondered how much that played into clothing and other character matters.

Anonymous said...

Black Girl? @I saw the underlying main crisis of the family through the father's interaction with his family. The oldest daughter seemed to be indulged, considered beautiful, and many of the negatives that can come from such. The son was a self indulgent dreamer with the requisite curly, light colored hair necessary to come off as a reckless man who is more a boy, yet harmless and lovable. I did not understand the constant positioning of the youngest daughter( and also the actress in real life ), after a season or so, as this very desirable girl/woman. i think the attempt of the program was to chronicle some of the discomfort and alienation and triumphs of people in families.

Tom said...

is that the mom from Family Ties?

SkylersDad said...

When I was young I kind of had a thing for Kristy McNichols.

Amy said...

Awwww, I loved Buddy, and I especially loved it when she hooked up with the dreamy Leif Garrett! I've missed you and your site! Come see my new one...
xoxo
www.blog.womenexplode.com

Amy said...

ooops, Amy again. You might know me as Scandy.
I meant to say, http://blog.womenexplode.com
xoxo,

joe said...

Anon: So I'm guessing you were a fan...
;^)

Tom: Yep, that's her.

Dad: I'm guessing that singing career that her and her brother Jimmy tried to get off the ground never quite happened...

Amy/Scandy: I'm SO glad you stopped in. I've really missed you. (c:

Anonymous said...

At least two lesbians in that photo.
Just sayin! ;)

joe said...

I know Meredith is one, but who's the other??

Caroline Bender said...

since you asked... what's so awesome about Family
http://drawingin.blogspot.com/2008/01/outstanding-achievement-in-family.html

joe said...

So is Kristie M. the other lesbian? I bet she was.

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