Old childhood programs

Old childhood programs

Wildchild Wildchild
If you could choose for your child/children to watch programs from when you were a child, which one(s) would you choose?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Mr Rogers
indiglo , JessCee , Ansley , sktb0007 , WierdAl , P'Gell , Pixel , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , mizzmilla , The Curious Couple , ZenaidaMacroura
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Reading Rainbow
indiglo , JessCee , Darling Jen , Ansley , WierdAl , ily , Ash1141 , Howells , unfulfilled , Paladin Fantasys , Pixel , toxie m , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , Illumin8 , Alan & Michele , ZenaidaMacroura
16
Mupphets
dude , ily , RuMaRo34 , Jul!a , Pixel , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , mizzmilla , dv8 , ZenaidaMacroura , T&A1987
10
Sesame Street
JessCee , Ansley , ily , DeliciousSurprise , EJ , Ash1141 , slynch , unfulfilled , Jul!a , toxie m , Kissaki , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , Sammi , dhig , The Curious Couple , Jo lala , Alan & Michele , ZenaidaMacroura
18
Capt. Kangeroo
WierdAl , slynch , P'Gell , Redboxbaby , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , js250 , Bignuf
7
Other
Ansley , sktb0007 , Errant Venture , slynch , P'Gell , Redboxbaby , Tori Rebel , hjtee , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , Sammi , The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
11
Total votes: 73 (39 voters)
Poll is closed
09/26/2011
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indiglo indiglo
I watched all those shows and enjoyed them, but I picked my 2 favorites. Mr. Rogers because it promoted self-acceptance and acceptance of others who are different from you, and Reading Rainbow because it promoted reading.
09/26/2011
Ansley Ansley
Ah fudge...his name just slipped out of my train of thought...the science dude...not Bill Nye, the other one. Mr. Wizard! Right. Him.

I thought all of his experiments were really cool and his show aired before school, so you were kind of put in the mood to learn before you ever left the house. Or, at least that's true for me. I really liked it when the show concentrated on chemical reactions, not just the physics of science.

And though it could be salacious at times, PeeWee Herman's Playhouse was great because it taught memorization skills and how to express your personality, even when others thought you were nuts for doing so.
09/26/2011
WierdAl WierdAl
Quote:
Originally posted by Wildchild
If you could choose for your child/children to watch programs from when you were a child, which one(s) would you choose?
Wasn't Captain Kangeroo a guest time to time on Mr. Rogers?
09/26/2011
dude dude
Quote:
Originally posted by Wildchild
If you could choose for your child/children to watch programs from when you were a child, which one(s) would you choose?
Wheres Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzy Bear?
09/26/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I vaguely remember a purple dinosaur, but can't remember its name. Unless its name was Big Purple Dinosaur.
09/26/2011
RuMaRo34 RuMaRo34
If I had child/children, which I won't ever. I would probably choose, Mr Rogers, for them. The Muppets, for me.
09/26/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
My child does watch Sesame Street but I would like Reading Rainbow to be back on too.
09/26/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Mr. Rogers and Cap. Kangaroo. There was a show called Romper Room (I'm dating myself) when I was really small. It was a TV nursery school. I loved it, because she would take out a mirror, and then it would spin and she'd say, "I see Bobby and Jimmy and Sally and Marianne and..." and alternate names every day. I have a very common name. Every time she would say my name I would get all excited thinking she could see me. Like I said, I was very small.

"Do be a Do Bee." LOL! We laughed about that slogan when we got into High School. (A "Do Bee" was a well behaved child on the show.)

Sesame Street is a well done show, but it has the capacity to cause children to have shorter attention spans. The length of segments on older shows, and slower pace works better with a lot of children. Two of my children loved Sesame Street, but my youngest, who is shy and paces herself hated it. "It goes too fast and makes me scared." was what she said about Sesame Street. She learned how to read before she was three anyway.
09/26/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Mr. Rogers and Cap. Kangaroo. There was a show called Romper Room (I'm dating myself) when I was really small. It was a TV nursery school. I loved it, because she would take out a mirror, and then it would spin and she'd say, "I see ...
LOL Romper Room was actually around quite a while because I was on it in 1987 There were apparently several incarnations of it and at some point they were taping it in NJ and my aunt got my cousin and I to go on the show.

I would have to say Fraggle Rock was my favorite...I was a weird kid; my favorite shows were LA Law and China Beach because I was an only child and was probably a little too smart for my own good.
09/26/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I've always liked Sesame street
09/26/2011
hjtee hjtee
Mr. Dressup.
It was on CBC, he passed a few years back.
09/26/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I used to watch all of these. I also watched Pennywise, The Word Shop, The Electric Company, Square One, and Mr. Wizard. I pretty much watched anything on PBS.
09/26/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Definitely Reading Rainbow! Loved that show.
09/26/2011
Sammi Sammi
I watched Sesame Street, and my kids loved it too. Electric Company is one I remember as well.
09/26/2011
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Errant Venture
I vaguely remember a purple dinosaur, but can't remember its name. Unless its name was Big Purple Dinosaur.
Barney? and Baby Bop?
09/26/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I watched Sesame Street, and my kids loved it too. Electric Company is one I remember as well.
OOOh! I loved the Electric Company!
09/26/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
Mr. Rogers for sure. I have a sweatshirt of his neighborhood.
09/26/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
Mister Rogers and Sesame Street!
09/26/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by Wildchild
If you could choose for your child/children to watch programs from when you were a child, which one(s) would you choose?
+1 for Fraggle Rock!
09/27/2011
Jo lala Jo lala
Seseme street is the way to go...
09/27/2011
Jo lala Jo lala
Quote:
Originally posted by The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
+1 for Fraggle Rock!
+1 also
09/27/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
Barney? and Baby Bop?
I've never heard of Baby Bop, so I think it was Barney. Thanks.
09/27/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Wildchild
If you could choose for your child/children to watch programs from when you were a child, which one(s) would you choose?
Capt. Kangaroo always had a point to make, without you knowing it. An earlier version of Mr. Rogers.
09/27/2011
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Unique posters: 22