There are some TV shows that flat out change your life;
The Beverly Hillbillies (Because Jethro showed me what to look for in a man)
Underdog (Because just knowing that dogs can fly made my childhood feel a lot more secure)
Flipper (Because I came within a whisker of not being able to tell the difference between dolphins and sharks
The Partridge Family (Because I learned the difference between boys like David Cassidy (Flipper) and Danny Bonaduce (Shark)
Dallas (Because every red blooded American needs to understand big oil)
Jeopardy (Because shouting out answers phrased in the form of a question at the TV while Alex Trebek smiles encouragingly is like drinking a frosty rootbeer float on a hot day while floating down the Salt River on a big rubber tube.
I stumbled on another life changing TV show last week that looked something like this...
Watching Hoarders kept me awake all night, but with the morning light came purpose.
Me: Quick, take out this garbage.
Joey: Why? It's only half full.
Me: Get it out, get it out of here now! Don't cling to your past son, you've got to let it go.
Joey: I'm just saying... Hey, give me back my yogurt.
Me: Ha! See, now you're saving yogurt cartons! Next you're going to be winding up used dental floss around them, stuffing them with stale pop tart shards and storing next to your empty toilet paper rolls filled with hair from your hair brush.
Joey: I only took one bite of that yogurt. I wasn't finished.
Me: Oh my goodness, the Goodwill truck is here. Go get your sister.
Me: (Flipping quarter) Call it in the air kids, one of you has to go.