What is your first television memory?

What is your first television memory?

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  1. I was home alone at 5 during the ‘89 earthquake in the Bay, watching Inspector Gadget. I wasn’t into baseball yet or I would’ve been watching Battle of the Bay

  2. I used to fall asleep with the TV on when I was a toddler because I was scared of the dark.

    I remember waking up to the national anthem in the middle of the night and then the screen with that ringing sound and the colored blocks.

    It terrified me and I forced myself to go back to sleep instead of look at the scary Tv lol

  3. January 21, 2018 when the premiere of #TheResident, the show that changed television forever occurred. No other show ever mattered before #TheResident came to redefine the medical drama.

  4. Star Trek The Next Generation, Best of Both World’s part 1, right at the end where Riker gives the order to fire on the Borg cube that has Picard.

    It was on a black and white TV my grandpa won from a car dealership test drive.

  5. Some Saturday or Sunday morning kid’s show in San Antonio, TX. There was a moderator dressed as a clown, a set of gym-style seats (no backs) filled with a live audience and he would show popeye and a few other cartoons. The audience was…boy scouts or something like that.

  6. We had a tiny black and white in the sun room that we had an old Atari hooked up to. One day, after getting tired of Pitfall, I figured out how to attach rabbit ears to it and I was tuning it to try and get some channels to come in. When I got a visible picture of The Cosby Show, my older sister exclaimed, “We’ve got bush!” like Booger in Revenge of the Nerds. I think we were both too young to understand the reference. I think she just said it like, “Eureka!”

  7. I was 3 years old. The news was on and the story of jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald was being reported. They showed the footage of Jack Ruby
    Stepping through the crowd and shooting Oswald. I heard my mother anxiously say, ” Don’t let the boy see that.” Another one was racist southern police hosing black protesters with a fire hose, then the scean of a little afarican american girl about my age in a white dress, like she might wear to church, there was a cop with a police dog straining at the leash trying to attack her. It was horrifying.

  8. My grandma peeled my hands off of my eyes during a strip club scene in a movie (dunno what movie) and said “ain’t nothin’ wrong with a little bit of titty, son…”

    As a grown man, I can confirm that there is indeed nothing wrong with a little bit of titty.

  9. 1992, 4 years old, laying on the living room rug propped up by my elbows, watching Thunder Cats on a TV in a wicker entertainment center. Sunshine flowing in from the windows at the front door to the right. No school, no worries, only Thunder cats. I miss it.

  10. R.E.M.’s “losing my religion” music video. I was playing with LEGO in the family room while my mom folded laundry. Before that I’d only seen a few cartoon movies in theaters.

    It was done by Tarsem Singh, who would end up becoming my favorite director decades later.

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