8 Shows Your Parents Loved (And You Probably Watched, Too)

When it comes to television, nothing beats the classics. Some of our favorite shows have been on the air since our parents were children — and others have been enjoyed by newer generations through endless Nick at Nite re-runs. Either way, our parents loved these eight shows, and we did, too! 

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1. 'Sabado Gigante'

Parents and children alike watched and worshipped Don Francisco on Sabado GiganteThe show, the longest running variety series in history, has been on the air since 1962. 

2. 'Sesame Street'

Sesame Street, which premiered in 1969, has been a source of hilariously educational TV for parents and their children for over 40 years. Honestly, we all owe The Count for our basic math abilities. 

3. 'Saturday Night Live'

In 1975, parents tuned in to watch Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase and Gilda Radner. These days, kids still tune in on Saturday nights, but now they see Pete DavidsonLeslie Jones and Michael Che

4. 'Happy Days'

Don't lie: both you and your mami can sing the entire Happy Days theme song from memory. 

5. 'The Flintstones'

Fred, Wilma and Bamm-Bamm have been (bed) rockin' television sets since 1960. 

6. I Love Lucy

From 1951 to 1957, Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) delighted small-screen audiences with their outlandish antics and wacky relationship. The hilarious sitcom endured long past its ending; even kids today understand the magic of I Love Lucy. 

7. The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch, which aired from 1969 to 1974has become a cultural institution: grandparents, parents and their children have all considered themselves adoptive members of the Brady family. 

8. 'Cristina'

Cristina Saralegui hosted Cristina for 21 years, from 1989 to 2010. Our parents may have seen her interivew Selena Quintanilla, and years later, we watched her chat with Ricky MartinRBD and Shakira