Friends, technology has made those times as dead as the dodo. Or they were. Until now.
Tune into the website BetaMaXmas and introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of a grainy TV with rabbit ears. Just like the TVs we remember, there are only three channels–ONLY THREE– and you can either channel surf with a Hungry Man Meal on your TV tray or check the handy included TV Guide.
So far this morning, we’ve seen a Polaroid commercial fifty times more magical than CGI, as well as Tony Danza dancing with Alyssa Milano on Who’s the Boss? and a sprinkling of Perfect Strangers shown above.
Cousin Balky in a Santa suit? Who can resist!
It’s free, it’s fun, and it brings back the random joy and
excitement of a childhood in the 80’s. The only downside? Just like our
family TV in 1983, there’s no pause button. It’s on or it’s off. And the
volume’s on low so I can sneak peeks without two little people shoving
each other to watch over my shoulder, because they think it’s as magical
as I do.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a date with the He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special.~Delilah