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    Children's shows

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by CDRW, Sep 2, 2009.

    So what children's shows affected you as, you know, a child?

    I credit reading rainbow with a large part of my love for books, and my love for science probably stems from 3, 2, 1 Contact! That's where I first learned that ironwood sinks. :cool:
     
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    That's Morgan Freeman there in the back. This was my favorite show.
     
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    Holy crap! I just read that 3 2 1 Contact was canceled when I was two years old! That definitely puts it among my earliest memories.
     
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    BTW, I also loved the original 3-2-1 Contact! As a little nerdy kid, I was like, "SCIENCE!!!!!" :eek::D
     
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    Sorry for the bump, but extra points, CDRW if you remember The Bloodhound Gang skits which were on 3-2-1 Contact!. :D
     
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    Yes, I remember! That's the segment with the ironwood trivia. I don't remember it all, but some lady was busted for some crime because she said the boat she was on sunk and she grabbed onto a floating piece of ironwood to save herself and the little smart guy was all "ironwood doesn't float" and everybody was like "pwned!"

    I don't know if it was the same segment, but I remember another one where the kid accidentally kills a cactus by overwatering it.
     
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    I loved "Ghost Writer" and "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiago?" when I was young. Other than that, I watched cooking shows on PBS (The Frugal Gormet, the cajun guy, Julia Child, oh and Victory Garden) I guess childrens shows weren't doing it for me all that much. haha!
     
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    when i was a kid, all we had were radio shows!

    and i don't know that there were any for children, as all i can recall listening to were programs like:

    the lone ranger
    the green hornet
    amos and andy
    backstage wife
    grand central station
    lux theater [movies without the picture]
    adventurers club
    inner sanctum
    the railroad hour [operettas]
    and
    sam spade [i fell in love/lust with spade's voice/character at an early-single digit--age, spent an incredible weekend with 'him'--howard duff--decades later]
     
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    Well, now, that's just cool...all those chefs I mentioned watching are dead, so no chance for me! haha
     
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    I used to watch Felix the Cat, Clutch Cargo, Scott McCloud: Space Angel, Fireball XL-5, and The Adventures of Superman. But I also watched primetime dramas like Highway Patrol, The Troubleshooters, Ripcord, Checkmate, and variety shows like The Jackie Gleason Show, The Jack Benny Program, The Red Skelton Show, and comedies like Burns and Allen, The Honeymooners.

    I also watched Walt Disney's Wonderful World, before it became Disney's Wonderful World of Color. We didn't have a color set anyway. Only te town dentist had the kind of money to get one of those early color sets.

    EDIT: I forgot a couple Saturday morning faves: Fury, Sky King, and the Lone Ranger.
     
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    Inspector Gadget of course.

    Flintstones
    Scooby Doo
    Looney Tunes


    Ahh...the good ol' days
     
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    fraggle rock
    punky brewster
    the raccoons
    Mr. Dressup

    *sigh* I miss the good ol days..
     
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    Curling up in front of the TV to watch the latest installments of...

    The Animals of Farthing Wood
    Round the Twist
    Captain Planet

    Ahhh Memory Lane.
     
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    I remember a lot of the old Nick Jr. shows. I kinda wonder if I just hallucinated some of them? Does anyone else remember...

    Maya the Bee
    The Little Bits
    David the Gnome

    ...and the one with the koalas. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of it. But I remember the main character was a young girl, and she would talk to the koalas living in the eucalyptus tree outside her window. I know it must have been a real show, because I never would have known what the hell eucalyptus was otherwise, at least at that age.
     
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    Dot and the Kangaroo (Adventure and exploration)

    The Muppets

    Fraggle Rock - ALWAYS made me feel "funny" when i used to watch it. In a good way.

    And a little later Ren Hoak would make me the man am today. (Critic of everything)

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    Does anyone know the name of the show with the guy and the three hand puppets, I think their was one called Sweep? (They were A panda girl, a dog that only made funny noices and a bear that would talk to the guy that was with them) it was British.

    I used to watch it when i was about 4 or 5. I Have special memories about that show.

    Oh, and i loved Gumby (Gumby, prickle and poo (or was it goo)? wierd names for a kids show nonetheeless.
     
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    Forgive FOR DOUBLE POST, BUT I found IT. My Favourite chldresn show EVER!

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    By speedyjjj at 2009-09-02

    Though i really only remember Sooty, Sweep and i think the Panda was Sarah or something unoriginal.

    Im so going to have to change my AV now i think. Sweep is as cute as i imagined as a kid.

    Maybe it expanded, but i thin k it was called "The Sooty Show" Time to ebay hunt.
     
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    Lamb Chop's Play Along. I still have my little lamb stuffed animal...her name is Lambie Pie.

    And I'm not sure if this is a kid's show or not, but I saw an episode of Goosebumps (the one episode I ever watched, and I wasn't allowed to read the books) that left me to this day afraid of the water. So I'd say that show impacted my life, too.
     
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    :eek: I have a Lamb Chop's stuffed animal too. I loved that show, along with Sesame Street. I still have my Elmo doll. I also loved watching Arthur, the aardvark. But most of the "shows" I grew up with were computer games that were just basically search and find--Pajama Sam, Spy Fox, Mercer Mayer/Little Critter; plus there was a story lady computer game we had that was really neat. I also had a lot of electronic games that are probably obsolete now.
     
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    The Panda in Sooty was called Sue and was the only one who could talk, and the programmes had been around since the early days of television in some form or another, in fact Sooty is still around although sadly not in the corebtt family after the death of matthew (Who was the owner and their "friend" in the series when i was watching) as he had to sell them off to pay for his cancer treatment. Other noticable puppet series were rod hull and emu, which was also a big memory of my childhood. I did watch american imports as well as i had sky When i was quite young so i am one of the few enghlish people that remembers punky Brewster, and one of my favourite shows was Out of This World. I was also a huge fan of Danger Mouse and Fraggle Rock, as well as series such as Knight Rider and the A-team
     
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    OMG! Shut up!!!

    I completely forgot about Sooty and Sweep and... and Soo.

    It brought tears to my eyes. I LOVED The Sooty Show!
     
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    Skippy the bush kangeroo, Black Beauty... there are a couple more, but I have a memory full of holes, so... ;)
     
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    My list -

    The rugrats
    The racoons
    The moomins
    Blinky Bill
    Transylvanian petshop
    Little Dracula
    Count Duckula
    FunnyBones
    Grizzly tales for gruesome kids
    Goosebumps
    Are you afraid of the dark?
    Sabrina the teenaged witch :love:
    The Addams family
    The X files (watched these since I was very young, lol)

    (there are loads more, but can't think of them all right now!)

    V these I watched mostly with my bro V

    Teenaged mutant ninja turtles
    Reboot
    Biker mice from mars
    Sharky and george
     
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    Lambchop OMG!!!!!!!!!!! *This is the song that never ends. It just goes on and on, my friend.*
     
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    Count Duckula!!! I haven't thought about that in years!
     

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