Saturday, May 8, 2010

If Youre In Doubt About Angels Being Real...

I can remember being a kid and getting stuck at my mom's answering service when I was sick or school was on vacation or whatever. There was never anything to do...except between the hours of 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning. That glorious hour will forever be burned into my brain as giving me the gift of reruns with two shows: Inspector Gadget and Gidget.

Now some people will argue that the only "Gidget" is Sandra Dee (I'm pretty sure no one will argue a case for Deborah Walley or Cindy Carol) and alright, I'll buy that BUT for me it will always be Sally Field. I think maybe it was that she had brown hair like me, was short like me and was always getting into fun crazy shenanigans at school (which by the way NEVER happened to me in school, all I got was teased and bullied, thanks a lot unrealistic school expectations given to me by television for jerks).

(Gidget game from

Anyhoo, I loved this show and through the power of Netflix decided to give them another viewing and this is still the cutest little 'ole show you ever did see. Not even 1986's "The New Gidget" can dampen my enthusiasm for this character. (And yes, I watched that show...What was I thinking? *face palm*)

Of course, now I'm not so starry eyed and dreaming of a magical high school experience but instead through rewatching this show I have discovered what a tool Moondoggie was (in the show and in the movies, have you noticed? Whatta jerk!) and wondered how I can recreate Sally Field's hairstyles and outfits for myself. I also still kind of wish people would call me Gidget. :P

From Gidget Minisodes on You Tube, here's "Gidget's Career":

So here's to harmless bright sunny fun on television!

Do you have any television favorites?


  1. Yes, I watched both Gidgets and enjoyed them...

    And was also bullied at school lol grrr...

  2. I loved the original Gidget and The Flying Nun!

  3. Oooh, I love Sally Field as Gidget! She's so adorable.

  4. bullies suck!! but I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee U miss Maggi...aka Gidget! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. Gidget was my idol growing up...I wanted to run away to the beach and live like her forever!

  6. So cute! I've never actually watched an episode but it sounds adorable.

    My very, very favorite show is "I Dream of Jeannie." I think she is so marvelous and Major Nelson- completely delicious.

  7. How is it that that Sally Fields video looks fresher than the 80's version which looks REALLY dated? :P I don't know if we ever got Gidget here but I love Sally Field and you do kinda remind me of her Maggi ;)

    That mini episode looked interesting but it's blocked here on copyright grounds it says. Ya boo!

    My favourite show EVER when I was growing up was Quantum Leap and am gradually collecting all the seasons on DVD. When they showed the last episode here both my sister and I bawled our eyes out! *g*

  8. Sally Field is the only Gidget to me. I just love her!

  9. I loved the Sally Field Gidget shows when I was a little girl. They showed the repeats on in the mornings in the summer. I was obsessed with old shows like Gidget, Courtship of Eddie's Father and Patty Duke :)

  10. I wanted to be Gidget! I enjoy watching the shows on video all the time, I never get tired of them. I love looking at all her cute outfits and remember trying to make the clothes she was wearing. Thanks for the memory.

  11. Man this post brought back some memories girlie! I also watched both series. I think I was 16 when the 80's version came out. But I agree... Sally Field IS Gidget!!


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