There are some great shows on today, but growing up in the 80s and early 90s was seriously a magical time. I had shows like Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, and South Park, and although some may say those shows are disgusting, I'd like to say they helped shape my sense of humor. But this time period was also special because although there was a strong appeal to children, tv was reminiscent of the shows from "yesteryear."

Nick At Night was a big program on the station made for kids, so it introduced a lot of these characters, as well as local programming that was still celebrating icons of Metro Detroit syndicated television. It's because of the programs continuing to honor these figures that I even knew of half the people that were on this list. It's important we keep their memories alive and re-visit them here.

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Some of these you yourself may have grown up watching, and others you may be scratching your head wondering how you missed them, but luckily the magic of YouTube is available to provide some solid reminders and flashbacks. I will say the King of local television in Michigan, in my opinion, and a show you NEED to watch is Soupy Sales.

For those of you out there who like to participate in extracurricular activities, I specifically think you will cry laughing at this show. Let's enjoy taking a walk down memory lane and remembering these local icons:

Michigan TV Icons Lost To Time

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