I'm 11 again.
After 40 years, I'm watching Shock Theater and reveling in the snark and camp that was Dr. Shock, Igor and the merry band of creepy idiots that was must-see TV when I was a kid in Baton Rouge.
Saturday-night routine: Turn on TV set about 10. Adjust the loop antenna during the 15 minutes of the ABC late news on WRBT to get a good picture on Channel 33. Because UHF.
SETTLE IN for a couple of hours of the oddball antics of Dr. Shock, along with a classic(ly bad) horror flick.
Wait for next Saturday at 10:15 so I could do it all again.
Truly, Shock Theater helped to make me the (extremely warped) man I am today. Today's kids should have had it so good.
But they didn't. And poorer are they for the absence of bad horror movies and smart-assed, tongue-in-cheek offerings from local TV.
They also would have learned patience from adjusting that #$&*!@%!! UHF antenna.