Growing up, we were a one television household. DVR and TiVo had yet to arrive and cable television was a luxury only some could afford. For the rest of us, there was one night a week that was worth fighting for: Sunday night television. The problem we had in our household was that I had parents that also enjoyed Sunday night television. NFL football has always been a top priority for my father and Andy Rooney and the 60 minutes gang were also a parental favorite. Sunday night competition was tough. However, I did everything in my elementary age power to persuade a few minutes of Punky Brewster. Sometimes I just had to hope and pray for 60 Minutes re-runs. Other times, it came down to hoping and praying the Miami Dolphins didn’t go into overtime. Then there were the times I settled for catching the 90 seconds slots while the other shows were on a commercial break. Punky was a powerful force and I couldn’t wait to see what she and her faithful dog, Brandon, were up to each week.
I guess some things never change. My inner six-year old heart skipped a beat when I saw Soleil and her new sidekicks on one of the covers of Baby Couture’s Magazine’s 10 year Anniversary edition.