Television Days

Television Days Andrew D. Cohen essay In my memory, anyway, it was always there, and we were always in front of it, a hulking, nineteeninch, single-speaker Hitachi sitting in our front room in a cabinet my father had thrown together with a childhood friend from Brooklyn one drunken night years before I was born. It had faux-wood trim, a push-pull power button, separate dials for UHF and VHF channels. Beside it, standing on end, was the cable box we had only because in the middle of Manhattan we wouldn't have gotten reception without it. We'd lie there on the blue woolen couch each afternoon, my older brother, my younger sister and I, a tangle of arms Illustration by Liz Priddy with photograph by Gene Royer WINTER 2009 / ThE MIssouRI REvIEW 11 and legs, eating American cheese, Entenmann's Golden Chocolate Cake, Fig Newtons, even Oreos, still made with lard then, that somehow found their way into our mother's kosher kitchen. In those early days we watched Get Smart, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Joker's Wild ("Joker, joker, joker!"), The Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Welcome Back, Kotter. A captive audience, we watched greedily, singing along with every theme song, falling over http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Television Days

The Missouri Review, Volume 32 (4) – Dec 17, 2009

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Andrew D. Cohen essay In my memory, anyway, it was always there, and we were always in front of it, a hulking, nineteeninch, single-speaker Hitachi sitting in our front room in a cabinet my father had thrown together with a childhood friend from Brooklyn one drunken night years before I was born. It had faux-wood trim, a push-pull power button, separate dials for UHF and VHF channels. Beside it, standing on end, was the cable box we had only because in the middle of Manhattan we wouldn't have gotten reception without it. We'd lie there on the blue woolen couch each afternoon, my older brother, my younger sister and I, a tangle of arms Illustration by Liz Priddy with photograph by Gene Royer WINTER 2009 / ThE MIssouRI REvIEW 11 and legs, eating American cheese, Entenmann's Golden Chocolate Cake, Fig Newtons, even Oreos, still made with lard then, that somehow found their way into our mother's kosher kitchen. In those early days we watched Get Smart, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Joker's Wild ("Joker, joker, joker!"), The Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Welcome Back, Kotter. A captive audience, we watched greedily, singing along with every theme song, falling over

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