Most of this was circa 1987 to 1992.
  1. How much the kids on "You Can't Do That on Television" hated Brussels sprouts
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    I never really had Brussels growing up. When I first had them several years ago when they were huge, I was shocked to discover they're delicious. Now to find myself a Barth Burger.
  2. Being jealous of the "Mickey Mouse Club" kids getting to bounce-slide into the camera shot to intro themselves
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  3. Wanting to work on a dude ranch (but inside)
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    If it seems like a good idea to buy all of "Hey Dude" on eBay and watch it all on a Sunday with themed food and drink, trust @emilydibari and me: You will discover 10 minutes in that the themed menu is the only enjoyable part of the day.
  4. Not wanting to go to Camp Anawanna
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    The black girl was the only tolerable person on "Salute Your Shorts," if I remember right. Also, what a dirty name for a kids' show. "This thing came apart."
  5. "I'm Telling," the sibling version of "The Newlywed Game"
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    "She only burps with her friends!"
  6. How ridiculously long it took to get through the Fun House
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  7. "Total Panic Live," a variety show that lasted a long time on weekends but didn't last long in life
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    I used to practice hosting it by introducing a segment on my grandmother's front porch, tossing to an imaginary co-host on the back porch, then rushing to the driveway for her to throw it back. 🤗
  8. "Square One," a public TV educational sketch show, the highlight of which was "Mathnet"
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    Wikipedia tells me "Mathnet," a spoof of "Dragnet," was produced by the wife of "Dragnet"'s creator, so that's a thing.
  9. This $2 game being the most amazing thing that could happen to a person
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  10. Too many Double Dare franchise spinoffs
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    It became the Chewy Sweetart of game shows. Candy Spinoffs That Should Not Exist