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The Passage of Time
Date: Wednesday, 23-Dec-98 20:36:48
You know, I have always been a major fan of this show. Today I got off work early and was actually home at 3pm to watch the show on PAX which I thought was great! As I watched, I found myself feeling a little creepy. I guess what made it sort of weird was realizing that it was 21 years ago and we've barely seen hide nor hair of most of the cast since the show ended its run in '81. I looked at Joanie and thought, "Where is SHE now?" I ultimately wondered the same about virtually everyone else and it kind of depressed me. Then, that last scene came on (it was the X'mas robbery episode) during which the whole fam gathers around as Tommy opens his gift from Joan, and I truly found myself wallowing in depression. Fortunately, that was the end of it. In some respects, I guess this all sort of goes back to the old adage that, "You can't go home again." I know some of you out there will hate what I've written, but please know that it's just the way I feel. I'll still always love the show, but I just don't think I'll ever feel the same sort of "homey" feeling I felt watching it the first time around (and in reruns in the early 80's). In a nutshell, getting old bites!
Name: Lori B.
That episode "Yes, Nicholas, There is a Santa Claus" is one of my favorites. They showed part one yesterday and the rest today. Everytime I watch it I have to have some tissue nearby. One reason is I can understand why the kids found it uncomfortable to stay home that first Christmas after the passing of their mother. In my family after the passing of my father no one in my family wanted stay home the first Christmas after his passing. So maybe thats why this episode is among my favorites.
I cant tell you that i know what you feel like because i wasnt even alive when the show aired. i am only sixteen, but i can sort of relate to what you are saying. i am a huge fan of betty buckley and when i first saw her in carrie i thought "wow she is so beautiful" and then i saw a recent picture of her and though she still looked beautiful it was like...well you know what i mean. i hate seing her age. it kind of makes me sad too. im glad to see that someone else gets that feeling when they watch the show and realize that its over 20 years ago that it was first aired.
I too was thrilled to get to see EIE when I was off from work for the Christmas holidays. Yeah, I know it's a strange feeling to realize that 20 years have passed since the show was made and that all the cast members are 20 years older (Nicholas is 30 - wow!), but I found that, even now when I watch the show, I still get the same warm, fuzzy feeling I got back then. It's the only show I've ever watched that, at the end of the show I feel sad that it's over.
I'm really glad that I can see them now in rerum. I remember only seeing some of the episodes during high school because I worked in a department store in the evening and there was'nt any VCR's. Even though 2 decades have passed I can still relate to the show and it brings back good memories of that time in my life.