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Old 08 March 2018, 05:30 PM
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No one has yet mentioned H. R. Puffinstuff?!?!?!?!

There was a show in the 70s, I think it was local to the Chicago area (ah, Wikipedia agrees) called the BJ and Dirty Dragon Show. What I remember most about it was the human (BJ) every episode would take this huge block of clay named Blob and carve it into something. That, and a couple of his support puppets were named Weird and Wally.
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Old 08 March 2018, 05:32 PM
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No one has yet mentioned H. R. Puffinstuff?!?!?!?!
"HR Puffinstuff, who's your friend when things get rough?" I remember Jack Wild being a bit of a tween heartthrob back in the day.
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Old 08 March 2018, 05:33 PM
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Speaking of Saturday morning cartoons, when did this stop being a thing?
With the rise of Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, etc., who show cartoons 24-7. No more need for specific kid time slots - you can get cartoons any time you want.
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Old 08 March 2018, 06:12 PM
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The Great Space Coaster

Automan


And I just realized that the actor playing "Automan" was the original Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods - I also saw him play the Beast in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" on Broadway back in the late '90s.
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Old 08 March 2018, 06:18 PM
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Speaking of Saturday morning cartoons, when did this stop being a thing? Last Saturday morning I was home and flipping channels and throughout the morning not one mainstream channel had cartoons on. CBS did have children's oriented programming but no cartoons. The only channels that had them (that I would consider "regular" channels) were CBC and TVO (Ontario's answer to PBS) but both of these channels were offering very education based cartoons along with children's shows that were not animated.

"Back in my day" we had cartoons, real cartoons that were just meant for fun - and to sell cereal and toys, often based on the cartoons. Anyway we'd get up and were spoiled for choice in terms of all cartoons, everywhere for the whole morning.
Well, it started in the late 80s or early 90s when NBC dropped Saturday Morning Cartoons from their schedule. I'm not sure when ABC or FOX dropped them, but I know that CBS was the last to have them until a year or two ago. IIRC, there was a change of regulations in the late 90s or 00's that meant that cartoons on network TV had more rules regarding licensed toylines, which meant that the shows became more expensive to produce.
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Old 08 March 2018, 06:24 PM
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With the rise of Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, etc., who show cartoons 24-7. No more need for specific kid time slots - you can get cartoons any time you want.
IIRC, the regulations regarding children's programming are different than the ones on network television.
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Old 08 March 2018, 06:51 PM
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Capitaine Caverne, Passe-Partout,
Hercules, Rocket Robin-Hood
the good old 1970's spiderman cartoon where they reused the same frames over and over....
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Old 08 March 2018, 06:58 PM
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There were some quirky shows on British kids TV in the 1980s & early 90s.
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Old 08 March 2018, 07:56 PM
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I now have the theme song from the Great Space Coaster stuck in my head, and I did not need to click on the link.

As a child of the 70s, growing up in Seattle, I give you JP Patches and Boomerang.
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Old 09 March 2018, 02:49 AM
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One that was not mentioned that was not a Saturday morning event in my neighbourhood was "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home". I can still sing the theme song.
And so have I now, thank you...
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Old 09 March 2018, 03:17 AM
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Here's another weird one I remember: Hammer Man. MC Hammer as a rapping, poorly animated superhero.
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Old 09 March 2018, 03:34 AM
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I now have the theme song from the Great Space Coaster stuck in my head, and I did not need to click on the link.

Get on board, step inside!
Soarin’ on a magic ride
Roarin’ towards the other side
Where only rainbows HIIIIIDE


I forgot I knew that. Isn’t it weird that there are whole songs lost in our memories?

ETA Anyone else remember School House Rocks? “Lolly lolly lolly get your adverbs here!”

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Old 09 March 2018, 04:34 AM
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Yeah, I remember that one.
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Old 09 March 2018, 05:32 AM
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I forgot I knew that. Isnít it weird that there are whole songs lost in our memories?
An earlier nostalgia thread gave a link to Todayís Special. Itís something I watched, but because it finished around the time I was 3, I had completely forgotten about it until then.
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Old 09 March 2018, 11:08 AM
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Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp
The Monkees (sure, the basic premise wasn't strange, but any given episode verged on an acid trip. For kids! My favorite episode featured clips from Reptilicus.)
Lidsville (since no one else seems to have mentioned this Sid & Marty Kroft show).
Lost Saucer (Ruth Buzzi and Jim Nabors as aliens!)
Far-Out Space Nuts (Gilligan and the Skipper as accidental space explorers)

The 1960's and 70's were really pretty awesome for kid's TV and weird shows in general.
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Old 09 March 2018, 06:14 PM
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Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp
Talk about a theme song getting stuck in your head. Well, not really the whole theme song, but the title riff, so to speak.

I was sort of gratified in an odd way when I found a clip of the theme from the show on YouTube and was able to "Yep, I remembered that right."

The other, perhaps even more appalling one, that stuck in my mind (almost word for word) was the theme from the Jerry Lewis cartoon show, which featured multiple Jerry Lewises in different guises (naturally, including the offensive-stereotype-Asian version):

Here comes Jerry Lewis...
But he's right over here!
Which one is he really?
Well, it's not very clear
Cause he's here, there, everywhere,
Up the street, down the stair,
Running, jumping, slipping, sliding,
Now he's laughing, now he's hiding...


...and a little more.

Of course, the one I think I'll take to my gave is the song from the Dodge Colt commercial ("Two reclining bucket seats/and carpeting for both your feets/and windows made of tinted glass/a key for locking up your gas/the outside air can flow right through/and front disk breaks are standard too/How did Dodge Colt put so much in such a little car?").
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Old 09 March 2018, 06:31 PM
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I'd forgotten about that Jerry Lewis show, and Lancelot Link.
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Old 09 March 2018, 06:38 PM
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Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Friendly Giant - which didn't seem weird as a kid, but the guy had a harp playing rooster living in a bag hung on a nail in the wall. That's not normal.
Frightenstein: A kid's horror comedy show with Vincent Price and Julius Sumner Miller? How could I be unaware of this?

I'm with you on Friendly Giant. Loved that one. You knew he was a giant because the camera started at his feet and tilted up. No other attempt at showing scale.

As a kid born in 1958 in New York, some of my favorites not yet mentioned were Space Angel, Diver Dan, Mack and Myer for Hire, Beany and Cecil. (Look 'em all up!) And the mention of the Jerry Lewis cartoons reminded me of the Al Brodax Beatles cartoons.
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Old 09 March 2018, 07:48 PM
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Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp
The Monkees (sure, the basic premise wasn't strange, but any given episode verged on an acid trip. For kids! My favorite episode featured clips from Reptilicus.)
Lidsville (since no one else seems to have mentioned this Sid & Marty Kroft show).
Lost Saucer (Ruth Buzzi and Jim Nabors as aliens!)
Far-Out Space Nuts (Gilligan and the Skipper as accidental space explorers)

The 1960's and 70's were really pretty awesome for kid's TV and weird shows in general.
Ah! I'd forgotten about the last two! They should be on my list!

And the Hudson Brothers... someone mentioned them earlier...
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Old 09 March 2018, 09:17 PM
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There was also a bunch of sci-fi like Time Tunnel, Dr Who, Lost in Space, and Land of the Giants. But all my life I never had any interest in sci-fi so I don't think I ever watch more than an occasional episode.
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