I’ve never been a huge Oprah fan. I know she does a lot of good in the world, but I find myself uncomfortable with the adoration her die-hard fans seem to have for her, which seems a little too much like worship.
But it’s the 25th season of her TV show, and while I’ve never been a regular viewer, I’ve been TiVoing it, just so I don’t miss anything interesting. On Thursday, she gave a bunch of middle-aged women a blast from the past when she featured several former teen idols on her show. Jackie Jackson, the Backstreet Boys, Peter Frampton…and Shaun Cassidy.
I was a 11 years old when Shaun burst on the scene as Joe Hardy in the Hardy Boys TV show, and honestly? My heart already belonged to Donny Osmond. Little did I know that Donny would soon be married, crushing my not-so-secret hope that I would be the future Mrs. Osmond.
But I digress.
I had Shaun Cassidy’s albums and more than a few Tiger Beat magazines featuring his sweet face and glorious feathered mane on the cover. I knew that I had been born on his eighth birthday, and I knew all the words to “Da Doo Ron Ron.”
It was hilarious to watch an audience full of screaming middle-aged women channeling their inner tweens on Oprah this week. And it was fun to relive, even for an hour, those Tiger Beat days.
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Oh Lord, I must be so old. The Monkees and Teen Beat. Do those magazines still exist? Enjoy your weekend!
Ooooh…the Monkees! I loved Micky Dolenz. 🙂 As for the magazines, I have no idea. I’ve got a bunch of old Teen Beats and Tiger Beats, though, in a box in my attic.
Girlfriend, my walls were papered with Donny Osmond. Married or not, I still harbor a secret crush for the guy. When he was on Dancing with the Stars, I swooned yet again 🙂
I’m not an Oprah devotee either (usually am at work), but I did hunt down her recent show when she re-assembled the entire cast from The Sound of Music.
The Sound of Music reunion was great, wasn’t it? LOVE that movie. And yes…Donny! I loved that he won DWTS!
Oh, the memories! Tiger Beat, Shaun and the Monkees. They had a restrospective display at my community college library a few years ago, for the Library Technician program’s anniversery. And in the display cube, with an old card catalog, was an lp of Bobby Sherman! I wonder what happened to my old albums
I do have all of my old albums, and I even still have a turntable, but I never listen to them. I wonder if I could figure out a way to load them onto my iPod…?