I didn’t watch much television when I was in high school. Not sure why, but I didn’t. There were two programs that I did watch, however. Religiously. I put up a fuss if was forced to miss them.
Sunday nights were my TV nights. Homework was done and I’d earned a break. At 8:00 I watched Masterpiece Theatre. It was a perfect program for the Anglophile I was turning into. I don’t watch it much anymore, but the theme music still makes me shiver with delight.
Right after Masterpiece Theatre, WETA in Chicago, ran Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The theme music for that program cheers me up. I occasionally watch an episode of the Flying Circus. It doesn’t give me the belly laughs it used to. Either I’ve lost my sense of humor, or I know all the jokes. My kids still laugh at the episodes though.