I did a cartoon for Disney’s Babble site about Watching TV Then Vs. Now. Can you even believe how much TV has changed? Pausing, rewinding, watching on demand, recording anything anytime… these are not things we did when I was a kid!
Here’s what went on when I was little…
Since I did the cartoon for Babble, I can’t run the entire thing here on my site. But I can tell you where to find it!
What do you remember about TV “back in the day”?
I remember the bulky TV box. AND THE LONE RANGER!!!
Hee hee! The earliest I remember TV was black and white, had 2 channels and about 15 minutes of children’s TV per day. My kids would not be able to live like this! 😛
15 minutes per day! Love it!
I don’t know how my parents managed!! ?
You hit it hard on both sides to it work. And the channels go up to 12 or 13 only. Now you got channels in the thousands!
You had to hit it! Lol! That’s so true.
It was always fun going outside to turn…physically turn the antenna to find said signal then pray it stays for the duration of the show.
Hey, remember putting a couple of pieces of aluminum foil on the tip of the rabbit ear antennas to get better reception?
We had TWO channels when I was growing up. I remember when the third channel arrived in my teens. Exciting times.
Youngest sibling = remote control
Tried this on my phone. Big mistake.