I love it and my fondness for it has rubbed off on my husband. I really enjoy the costumes...some of the older episodes have some pretty spectacular fashion! The holiday specials are always a favorite too. Anyone who says otherwise I gladly show the door.
When I was younger, I wished I could dance like Bobby and his various dance partners throughout the years. They don't seem to show the older episodes on PBS much anymore, here's one where he was pretty young yet.
Just noticed one of the comments on the youtube clip too...I think it sums it up pretty nicely about the overall class the show held onto during it's running: "Hey, why make fun of the audience? This was in 1961, the culture was not blessed yet with stage diving, drugged out groping, overdoses,partially nude groupies, incoherent screaming, or passing around the doob or pipe and getting high as a kite or fights in the parking lot....have a little compassion, please. They hadn't a chance to "evolve" up to today's standards...just sitting and enjoying great music was enough for these "uncultured" ones..." How true!