TV Land Awards: Honorees reveal what they kept -- or wished they kept -- from their set. Your picks?

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On Sunday, the 10th-annual TV Land Awards (airing at 9 p.m. ET) reunites the casts of honorees In Living Color, Murphy Brown, Laverne & Shirley, and One Day at a Time. (Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Aretha Franklin, recipient of the Music Icon Award, are also feted). Backstage at the taping earlier this month, we asked a few of the stars what they kept from the set of their beloved shows — or what they wish they would have kept. Read their answers, then give us yours…

In Living Color (recipient of The Groundbreaking Award)

EW: Is there something you kept from the show?
Keenen Ivory Wayans: I kept them and then I gave all the little hats from the “Men on Film” sketches to Damon [Wayans, pictured].
Is there something you wish you would have kept from the show?
Yeah, all the little hats from the “Men on Film” sketches. [Laughs]

Murphy Brown (recipient of the Impact Award)

EW: Is there anything you kept from the show?
Candice Bergen: I couldn’t get anything. Everything was taken… I would’ve grabbed her Tiffany lamp.
Joe Regalbuto: I have the Frank Fontana action figure.
Diane English, show creator: I have the picture of Colleen Dewhurst that was always on Murphy’s table. Colleen played her mom. That’s in my library at home.

Laverne & Shirley (recipient of the Fan Favorite Award)

EW: I saw Cindy Williams had Boo Boo Kitty at the cast’s table.
Penny Marshall: That’s her thing. Don’t ask me about that s—. Sorry.
Did you keep any of the costumes from the show?
Not really, ’cause I didn’t like the clothes the first time around. Why would I keep them? It was all before the memorabilia hoo-ha. I think there’s a robe somewhere in some trunk.
Is there anything you wish you’d grabbed?
They were all my 45s to begin with, and some pictures of me on the wall from my life. I think I have the Beatles poster from when we moved to California, which I think was a giant error, by the way… [Ed note: Find out why in the new issue of EW, on stands now.]

One Day at a Time (recipient of the Innovator Award)

EW: Is there anything you kept from the show?
Valerie Bertinelli: Yes. The Elton John boots that I wore when I sang “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Mack [Mackenzie Phillips]. I have those boots. I wish I had the jacket, too. But I kept the boots.

Pee-wee’s Playhouse (recipient of the Pop Culture Award)

EW: Okay, we know you kept things from the show.
Paul Reubens: You know, I’ve been looking at a lot of pieces lately because several items from the original set are going to the Museum of Modern Art this summer for a show that’s gonna open in July called The Century of the Child. And then some of those items, and several other items, are going a year from now to the Smithsonian as part of a show. So they’re going to be honored in the same way as I’m being honored. It’s incredible.

Your turn? What prop, costume, or set piece would you have kept from these shows?

For more from the casts, and exclusives pictures of their reunions, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands today. More exclusive portraits are available on EW’s tablet edition. For information on downloading the app, go to ew.com/allaccess.

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