Monday, September 26, 2011

E.T. TV Lap & Dinner Tray With Legs



The tin ET dining tray was the coolest in 1982.
When I was a kid back in 1982 I loved E.T. What's more, I loved watching TV during dinner time. Some times, especially if I had some sort of cold or flu, Mom would allow me to have dinner while watching TV. Don't ask me why, but this was such a big deal at age 10. 

Christmas of 1982, I received one of my favorite gifts that Christmas. It was an E.T. dinner and lap tray. Back in the early 1980s and late 1970s, metal or tin dining trays or TV dinner trays were popular. They had folding legs and you could sit with your legs stretched out with the dinner tray over your legs. If you were too sick to leave your bed, Mom could bring you the metal dining tray which would allow you to have breakfast, lunch or dinner in bed. 

I think I also had a Smurf lap and TV tray.

Kids of the '70s and '80s know there was nothing cooler than eating off of a tin tray featuring the faces of your favorite TV show, movie or cartoon character. Did you have one?

7 comments:

~ Noelle said...

i had one of these...
i just can not remember what was on it!

Ms. A said...

Each of my kids had one of these, but I can't recall what was on them. I still have them, as well as their tin lunch boxes and even got two new trays, for the grandkids. (do you have any idea how much digging you cause me?)

Marlene said...

I believe I bought my daughters one of these when they were little - but I know it wasn't E.T. for sure! My younger daughter STILL has an E.T. phobia! (She's almost 21!)

Sabrina said...

I loved the Smurfs too but I never had one of those lap trays. Wish I had, though! If I ever find one at a flea market I'm going to buy it - just 'cause. :)

Belle said...

I got those for my kids. I thing they had Disney princesses on them. Anyway, they loved having them.

Christina said...

I had one, but have no idea who was on it. You're right, it was a big deal to eat in front of the tv! It was a Friday night thing in our house.

Amber Von Felts said...

I have a Pac Man one right now :-)

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