Monday, June 4, 2012
Gilligan? 3-Hour Tour?
In Jason Sheehan's memoir Cooking Dirty, he makes reference to Thurston Howell and it dawned on me: my children don't even know who Thurston Howell is. I don't think either one of them has ever seen an episode of Gilligan's Island. Or The Brady Bunch, or Partridge Family, or Love Boat. Not that any of these shows are really worth watching. (Well, maybe Brady Bunch...) But it brought home the realization that there is a generation gap between us.
Now I know how my mom feels when she talks about shows she watched as a kid and I just stare at her blankly.
I've got news for my daughter: when she has kids, Hannah Montana will mean nothing.