I don't really remember having many Valentine's Day books growing up. None that stick out in my memory anyway. Nor do I remember having many favorite shows. My all-time favorite doesn't really fall into this little category I've created for myself, because I never stopped watching it. That would be Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown. Peanuts never go out of style.
But we did have a VHS tape of The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine! The special first aired in prime time in 1982. We taped it off back-to-back with the I Love the Chipmunks Valentine Special.
I couldn't find much for my Chipmunks special. Here are some clips: a TV promo spot pairing this special with a Smurfs Valentine's Day special (I don't remember that one), and someone did upload the song I remember most from the episode. (The Chipmunks and the Chippettes!)
The Valentine's Day That Almost Wasn't was a special that aired on Showtime during the 1980s. It was created by Paul Fusco, better known as the creator of A.L.F.
(Yeah, I watched A.L.F.)
This is one of those things that I know I loved and watched many times as a kid, but I'd completely forgotten about it until one day, my sister sent me a clip from YouTube. After that, she managed to dig out the old VHS tape my dad had made of the special, but my VCR no longer worked. Now I can't remember if we gave the tape back to my sister or if I've managed to misplace it somewhere in this house. I have a working VCR now! I'd love to see this thing in its entirety again!
It's about a cupid named Sam, a character based on Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. An evil woman named Rubella Slime creates a hate potion, and she and her brothers are determined to turn the world into one without love. Um... yep. I haven't seen this thing in eons, so forgive me if that's really all I remember.
These YouTube clips are all I can show you. Thanks, YouTube user who uploaded these.
I like Rubella Slime better when she was evil...