Captain Caveman - CAPTAIN CAAAAAAAAAAVE MAAAAAAAAAAAAN! Uunga bunga!
Heckle and Jeckle - Oh those crazy magpies!
The Electric Company - Who didn't love Morgan Freeman as Easy Reader? And now just look how far he has fallen. Blech.
Land of the Lost - The adventures of Will and Holly (and Sleestaks)!
Kids Incorporated - My sister and I would strive to be awake by 8am every Saturday morning (besides, who didn't love Sat morning cartoons back then? Smurfs?) to catch the singing and dancing on this show. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fergie Ferg have sure come a long way, huh?
Dance Fever - Ahhh, Deney Terrio in his junk-hugging dance pants. This was another of my sister's and my faves. At the beginning of the show, we would each choose the couple we thought would win (solely based on their sparkly outfits, of course.) See also, Solid Gold. Little House on the Prairie - How I hated that Nellie Oleson! This was another show that the BFF and I watched faithfully after school at 4pm, lounging in her dark TV room ensconced by the glowing light and blurbing bubbles from the fish tank. We knew all these shows by heart, so much so that we could tell what episode it was just by the title. (You remember, the episode title that came on the screen just after Carrie takes a tumble down the hill?)
Guiding Light - This was MY SOAP (and I felt so grown-up saying that I watched a soap) from 9th grade through 12th. On from 3-4pm, just before LHOTP. In the years WAY before DVRs, it didn't much matter if you missed a day (or week, or hell, even a month) because the plot pretty much was the same. I loved Reva Shayne. (And I can't even believe that Alan Spaulding and Josh Lewis are STILL characters. And Rick Bauer! And Billy Lewis!)
What were YOUR childhood shows?