Are there any TV scenes that you have strong memories of from your youth? So much is online, YouTube, etc… these days that I thought it might be fun to post some of them here. If you can’t find it online, then describe it!
For example, this lovely scene is burned into my memory. I must have been ~ 10 or 11 years old when I saw it. I remember it being the talk of the town for a while. I guess we didn’t have better things to do here in Raleigh. :)
JFK’s funeral maybe. Watching footage of the riots at the Democratic National Convention in 1968. Watching the Berlin Wall coming down (1990?).
As for network entertainment TV, I can remember watching the first episode of Cheers and knowing it would be a hit. I remember watching the first episode of MAS*H and being happy they kept the theme music.
When I was a kid I remember a scene where two sisters (I may be getting some details wrong, I was just a kid) were sitting in the back of a car and as a prank, one sister tied the other sisters shoelaces together. But then they get in a car wreck or something and the car in on fire and the sister with the tied shoes is stuck and can’t get out before the car immolates, killing her. I think her ghost comes back and haunts the surviving sister or something? Anyway, that stuck with me… well, even as I type this, I guess.
Here’s one I haven’t seen in forever, but I’ve still got strong memories of:
Apparently that aired on TV in 1981 and it spooked the holy hell out of me. I really don’t know how it holds up, almost afraid to find out. But it’s still, at least in my memory, the best scarecrow related horror film.
Edit: oh whoops, the link didn’t turn out so great - it’s Dark Night of the Scarecrow.
Oh yeah, I saw The Cat from Outer Space in the theater as a kid! The case had that diamond necklace that let it talk. That was Disney, I think?
That takes me to another forgotten Disney movie from my youth, think it was called Unidentified Flying Oddball or something? About an astronaut that ends up going back to King Arthur’s court. I forget the details but I remember I loved it.
This was one of those memories that plagued me for its clarity, but I couldn’t remember its origin. Escaped criminal gets handcuffed to a cop who then dies; criminal goes crazy from thirst dragging the dead body through the desert. It turned out to by a young Kyle MacLachlan in an episode of Tales from the Crypt.