Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Tales of the Gold Monkey


Inspired by Colleen Gleason's 80's Retro Tuesdays (and because it's been in my mind for the past few days), I want ask if anyone remembers (ever saw) The Tales of the Gold Monkey, which aired from 1982-1983. Let me just say that I LOVED that show, and it was one of very few my parents let me watch. You can name just about any show in the 80's--no matter how popular, and my dad probably didn't let us watch it. The only other one I can remember off-hand is The Cosby Show. Anyway, I don't really know what happened to this show or why it disappeared so quickly, but I still think about it from time to time.

And now that I've actually looked it up, I see that the pilot (on whom I had a great crush, despite all that sweat) is actually Stephen Collins--the dad on 7th Heaven. And no, I don't watch that show. All this time I've been wondering...

Photo copyright to ABC-Universal-Bellisarius.

5 comments:

Tempest Knight said...

I know I should remember that show but for some reason I can't. Ugh! Aging sucks! I was more into cartoons - He-Man, She-Ra, Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rainbow Brite, Mr. T, Jem & The Holograms... Heh!

Trish Ryan said...

Somehow, I don't think watching 7th Heaven will be as much fun...

Is it just me, or does the whole beach thing look a bit like Gilligan's Island???

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Obviously, Tempest, I've never seen any of those shows... ;)

Trish: now that you mention it, it does look a little like that. But so different... Maybe I should have picked a better picture.

Minna Jane said...

It seems like we have similar interests...you sound like the type of person who would've watched 'V' when you were younger.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I did watch V, but I was totally creeped out through it all...