The Water Cooler – Old Movies & Television Shows You Wish Would Return

April 23, 2018 12:00 pm · 52 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.

Roseanne is back, and the Karate Kid is about to make a return with several episodes on YouTube.

Is there a movie or old television show you wish would continue in some form, whether it be on tv or on the big screen?

Talk about it….

Suzanne April 23, 2018 at 12:11 PM

Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons. Society seems so afraid to go back to those family oriented, old-fashioned morals type shows. Thems were the days!

Hmmmmm April 23, 2018 at 12:21 PM

I AGREE!! Loved those shows, and wish they’d bring back Touched by an Angel and Highway to Heaven! Engaging, entertaining and uplifting, as opposed to most of the stuff on TV now days! Have to be REALLY careful what I let the kids watch!!

TJ April 23, 2018 at 1:51 PM

@Hmmmmm – totally agree!
I actually have been binge watching Highway to Heaven for the last week or so every evening…. GREAT show.
Also have watched LHOTP many times, another incredible show. They don’t make them like those anymore (sadly).

TOB April 23, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Little House, Touched by an Angel and Highway to Heaven are all on MeTV.

Sandy G. April 23, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Little House is on COZI right now
Channel 186 on Comcast

Ummm April 23, 2018 at 7:31 PM

Touched By An Angel WAS on for a while, but not anymore. Just did a search and couldn’t find it. 🙁

Badge1104 April 23, 2018 at 8:25 PM

Yes, Little House on the Prairie! That really was a great show and tots good values to young and old alike. My only concern is that if they brought it back now a days, Hollywood would be pushing all the liberal hot topics like transgenders, abortion, etcetera into the storyline.

Claycordian April 23, 2018 at 10:17 PM

If we could only have the late Michael Landon back 😟

stumpy April 23, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Movin on

Cowellian April 23, 2018 at 12:21 PM


Nature Rules! April 23, 2018 at 4:51 PM

At least HBO ended that one with some finality. Deadwood just freaking ended! They need to bring it back for a season or two so they can end it properly.

Cowellian April 23, 2018 at 5:58 PM

I would have liked several more seasons, but I guess it was insanely expensive to make. They did set the bar pretty high, and they showed that big budget series were possible. Without Rome, there probably wouldn’t have been a Game of Thrones.

Enough April 23, 2018 at 12:23 PM


Roz April 23, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Oh,…That was a fun one!

Dawg April 23, 2018 at 12:26 PM

Remakes are not as good as the originals and most of the stars of any TV show or movie from the past that were any good are too old or dead.
I wouldn’t mind seeing re-runs of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, or the original Untouchables.

Concordejet April 23, 2018 at 12:26 PM

Chips (California Highway Patrol) Plays as Ponch (Erick Estrada) and John Baker (Larry) Series from 1977 to 1981.

Ricardoh April 23, 2018 at 12:37 PM


Wrigleygum April 23, 2018 at 12:46 PM

All in the Family.
My kind of show and with my kind of non PC remarks every episode.

JustmePunky April 23, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Dinosaurs…not the momma!

Nature Rules! April 23, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Thumbs up. Probably not too many remember it. Ethel was my mother-in-law’s name and her character cracked up her own daughter!

ALF April 23, 2018 at 1:11 PM


Claycordian April 23, 2018 at 10:14 PM

Yes, love the alien from Melmac. Let’s not forget Lucky too 😊

Firefly April 23, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Another vote for Firefly. Maybe it’s better this way. It never had a chance to go stale or lose its way. That one short season was SO good.

Calendar Girl April 23, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Cagney & Lacey and Chicago Hope. Excellent actors and plots.

Bancroft Mom April 23, 2018 at 2:11 PM


Dawg April 23, 2018 at 3:58 PM

Bewitched is on from 9 am to 10 am Monday through Friday on FETV.

Roz April 23, 2018 at 2:25 PM

You can see reruns right now but would like to see Last Man Standing come back. It was a balance of Politics and Families from both sides and funny too.

The Mamba April 23, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Baywatch, with the Hoff. Oh, and the A-Team. I’d also like to see the sequel to Youngblood.

Mr. John April 23, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Babylon 5 (reboot)
Good Eats (which we’re getting – Return of the Eats sometime this year)

Dorothy April 23, 2018 at 3:18 PM

Lie to Me. I enjoyed that one.

Maybe April 23, 2018 at 3:21 PM

Breaking Bad.

Silva April 23, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Pure perfection, from start to finish.

Stephanie April 23, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Adam-12 and Emergency.

former football fan April 23, 2018 at 4:12 PM


Captain Bebops April 23, 2018 at 4:45 PM

These days we seem to have TV shows that stick around too long. Seems that writers have only enough ideas for two seasons. After that things go downhill. Only a few know how to keep things interesting season after season.

Also wish that the streaming people would recognize they don’t need to do 13 episodes! They seem to have problems coming up with enough ideas for those. That concept was for broadcast TV and not relevant for streaming series. Rich episodes only please!

Mrs. Z April 23, 2018 at 6:01 PM

My name is Earl.

Ma April 23, 2018 at 6:33 PM

Northern Exposure

Kentucky Derby April 23, 2018 at 6:39 PM


ClayDen April 23, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Laugh-in and Jay Leno back on the Tonight Show.

Steven Powers April 23, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Happy Days

Claycordian April 23, 2018 at 10:21 PM

Yes, bring back the Bugs Bunny Road Runner show unedited. I watched them every Saturday back in the late 60s to early 70s .

Silva April 23, 2018 at 8:20 PM

The Andy Griffith Show.

Lili April 23, 2018 at 9:46 PM

After school Specials The Saturday morning cartoons

Abbie R. April 23, 2018 at 10:16 PM

Dark Skies….UFO effect on American History and Operation Majestic.

Old Gringo April 23, 2018 at 10:48 PM

Green Acres

Dr Jellyfinger April 23, 2018 at 11:23 PM

My Favorite Martian…. Mr. Ed….
And the greatest show of all time….

lynn April 24, 2018 at 12:05 AM


Paririe Girl April 24, 2018 at 7:40 AM

Last Man Standing

May April 24, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Barney Miller. Yes it’s currently running on Fetv. Also, Kojak. The original Dallas and Dynasty

jen April 24, 2018 at 9:26 AM

Hi All ~

A lot of these shows you have mentioned ARE on Amazon Prime or Hulu – some you can find maybe on Netflix. I gave up cable years ago and find my freedom with the 3 Apps mentioned above much more rewarding, plus I can watch the TV shows I like off of ABC, CBS, NBC or FOX, TNT off of Hulu & AP.
Spectrum too – which I do not have. See everyone, you either need a smart TV or roku and just a router with WiFI to release yourself from boring cable and you get WAY more than you can handle…lol, much more choices!
I’m out, but feel free to ask me more and cut that cable – you will save MONEY too!

CaliCole April 24, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Honestly I just want to watch the reruns of: Laugh in, Mr. Ed, Who’s the Boss, Laverne and Shirley, Three’s Company, Punky Brewster (actually they should remake that one for the kids now a days), You can’t do that on television, The Facts of Life, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Double Dare, musics videos on MTV and I’m sure there more… lol

Ano April 24, 2018 at 10:51 AM

How about the show evie. It’s the one about the girl who could touch her fingers together aND freeze time. She could snap and go from pj’s to full dress and makeup. I want that power

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