Things I have Learned

Since it is Friday I thought we might discuss television and the valuable lessons that can be learned from the amazing miracles of scripted programming.
I think it really started with Star Trek, I learned that in space everyone is equal and that Captain Kirk is really the king and cowboy justice works for every situation. I learned that women could be anything they wanted. From I Dream of Jeannie I learned that if I wear a ponytail and a harem outfit, crossed my arms and nodded my head I could make things happen. From Bewitched I learned that all I had to do was learn to wiggle my nose (still working on that one) and I could make people turn into monkeys.
As I got older and the television shows changed I learned different lessons, from Happy Days I learned that reading really is cool and that you didn’t have to be blood related to be a family. Thank you Fonzie for your life lessons, you really were and continue to be the coolest. From Dynasty I learned that back stabbing really didn’t pay off in the end and to never have a chick fight in a pool. Oh and huge shoulder pads rocked! From Charlie’s Angels I learned that you could be beautiful and tough at the same time. From Mork and Mindy I learned you didn’t have to be from the same planet to fall in love.
From Buffy the Vampire Slayer I learned that not all vampires are bad, and that you really have to look close to figure out which are the bad guys and which are the good guys. I also learned everyone has a past and that it is up to you to figure out what you can live with in a person.
These are just a few of the lessons I have learned from scripted television. I continue to watch, I refuse to watch insipid programming, I have been raised on the best and continue to demand the best. I hope everyone has a great Friday!

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