Ok, I stayed up waaaay too late last night with dh and college-aged ds looking at You Tube librarian videos which somehow morphed into video clips of ollllllld kiddie TV shows from my childhood. We also just howled–except when the ds was getting creeped out and kept exclaiming, “How did you grow up OK after watching that stuff!”
For what we found a pretty hysterical glimpse into the 60’s and early 70’s kiddie TV scene go to http://www.youtube.com and search for:
Romper Room (look for the Do-Bee and the Magic Mirror)
Kukla, Fran, and Ollie
The Banana Splits
Captain Kangaroo (look for the moose!)
Gives you an idea of why Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street were soooooo radical!
So what was your favorite? Were they creepy to you, now or then, or did you love them? If you’re not old enough to remember these, what kids’ shows do you remember?