Although Daisy loves to hunker down in front of the TV, she doesn't really have that many shows that she wants to watch. She's an unusually timid child and fears that any new show will feature spiders, or creepy robots, or god forbid, creepy robot spiders. So, she watches a few spider-free cartoons over and over again, mixed in with a healthy dose of Good Eats.
This is in stark contrast to my viewing desires as a child, which involved constant monitoring of all channels for any potential new show. Of course, we only had 5 channels back then and not the 500 that we have now, so there wasn't really ever a new show to watch. Instead, after school, I ended up reluctantly and religiously watching Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, Leave it to Beaver, and other high-brow shows over and over.
Last weekend, however, Hank came across a Brady Bunch episode and showed it to Daisy. It was the one where Bobby and Cindy try to break the world record for teetertottering. Daisy watched it cautiously.
Afterwards we had this conversation:
"So, Daisy, did you like the Brady Bunch? I'm wondering if I should start Tivoing it for you," I said.
"Are all the episodes as great as that one?" she asked disbelievingly.
"Uh... great? Well, I guess technically, yeah, the other episodes are about as great as that one was."
So, she's watched a few more episodes and to be perfectly honest, I can't ever remember seeing anyone enjoy an episode of any TV show, ever, more than Daisy is enjoying The Brady Bunch. She is enjoying the hell out of it.
She screeches with joy and slaps her knee with laughter when Tiger the dog chases Fluffy the cat. She literally rolls on the floor giggling when the Bradys make their corny jokes. (I always thought that ROFL was just a figure of speech. I sure hope that either ROFLMAO is really just an expression or that we have really good health care).
I don't think TV back in my day was better than TV is now, but these old shows do seem to match Daisy's temperament.