My daughter was watching TV last night, and when I went by, she said, "I didn't know Christopher Lloyd was the uncle in The Addams Family!"
I asked her what she was talking about, and I looked, and it was the movie version. Aahh. Reality restored. Then she started asking me questions about the TV show, and I said, "I don't know. We watched The Munsters."
But even though I didn't watch the Addams Family, I knew enough about it to know that the movie was all wrong. Angelica Houston was too... (unable to find the right word). She just wasn't Morticia.
The 1960s broadcast schedule offered us choices. For creepy viewing, we had the Addams Family and the Munsters. For westerns, we had many options. Here's some of what my family (not always the parents) did and didn't watch:
The Twilight Zone, not The Outer Limits.
The Wonderful World of Disney, not The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E., not I Spy
The Virginian, not Bonanza. Forget Little Joe--I had a crush on Trampas.
Have Gun Will Travel
The Wild Wild West
And yes, it's shameful, but we watched My Mother the Car.
So much culture that my kids missed out on...