There are some TV memories I will never document with 100% certainty. One of those is the children’s TV show which introduced me to April Fool’s Day. This is a clear memory (I know I saw a show which discussed April Fool’s Day and which showed kids or young people pulling AFD tricks on each other), but it is also very early, so early that I can’t remember the show or the network I saw it on (I was so young I may not have even known these things to begin with). However, I recently came across this promo for USA Network’s Pumpkin Creek, which might be the show in question.
I have no clear memories of Pumpkin Creek. The name does not flip any switches in my memory banks. But the guy riding on the train and the amusement park setting seem very similar to this memory. They seem almost familiar, in fact. So even though I can’t be sure that this is the show (searches for “Pumpkin Creek” + “April Fool’s Day” don’t turn up anything), I think it might be.
Don’t forget to check out my book TV In My Time for more of my 80s TV memories!