10 Things I Remember About Kids' Tv When I Was Growing Up
Most of this was circa 1987 to 1992.
- •How much the kids on "You Can't Do That on Television" hated Brussels sproutsI never really had Brussels growing up. When I first had them several years ago when they were huge, I was shocked to discover they're delicious. Now to find myself a Barth Burger.
- •Being jealous of the "Mickey Mouse Club" kids getting to bounce-slide into the camera shot to intro themselves
- •Wanting to work on a dude ranch (but inside)If it seems like a good idea to buy all of "Hey Dude" on eBay and watch it all on a Sunday with themed food and drink, trust @emilydibari and me: You will discover 10 minutes in that the themed menu is the only enjoyable part of the day.
- •Not wanting to go to Camp AnawannaThe black girl was the only tolerable person on "Salute Your Shorts," if I remember right. Also, what a dirty name for a kids' show. "This thing came apart."
- •"I'm Telling," the sibling version of "The Newlywed Game""She only burps with her friends!" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f8_Qf3O7-I0
- •How ridiculously long it took to get through the Fun House
- •"Total Panic Live," a variety show that lasted a long time on weekends but didn't last long in lifeI used to practice hosting it by introducing a segment on my grandmother's front porch, tossing to an imaginary co-host on the back porch, then rushing to the driveway for her to throw it back. 🤗
- •"Square One," a public TV educational sketch show, the highlight of which was "Mathnet"Wikipedia tells me "Mathnet," a spoof of "Dragnet," was produced by the wife of "Dragnet"'s creator, so that's a thing.
- •This $2 game being the most amazing thing that could happen to a person
- •Too many Double Dare franchise spinoffsIt became the Chewy Sweetart of game shows. Candy Spinoffs That Should Not Exist