Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sittin' In The Park And Reminiscing...

Unearthed the following gems on YouTube that any child of Channels 38 & 56 in Boston in the 70's and 80's ought to recognize. Ah, memories... Mr. Abominable? Care to start things off?

I cannot tell you how many times I've responded with "Balancin' my meal! Doo do do DO do..." over the years when asked what I was doing. Both that "junior consumer tip" and the one that follows are among the most vivid memories I have of childhood television.

We'll hear from those folks again, but first this message:

"This is the captain speaking! Come In Earth!

"I can walk like a penguin!" (Would this ever be allowed on TV today?)

I have a whole post to write on Woodsy Owl at some point, but for now.. love the way these kids help "spread the word." Real effective, kids! Keep up the good work!

And check out how these kids fight over trash. Heh.

Sorry - another "real" ad:

Monsters! Oh no!

Hey! Abominable's back! I'll take the balloon.

Oh, and don't forget about the four food groups!

Does anyone remember this one? I vaguely do... but I think they might have discontinued it before I hit my prime viewing years...

Crappy quality - kinda like the kite - Dumb Dumb.

Alright - that ought to tide you over for now (I need to save some for future posts after all.) However, it would be borderline criminal if I didn't include this. Oh, and of course Martians have Boston accents! What did you think?

(Special thanks to A.K. for that find.)

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Blogger Mary said...

I remember all of those from our saturday mornings throwing cereal all over the kitchen!
They need to have more of those educational messages on sat morning cartoons these days! It's amazing what you can find on youtube!

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow talk about a blast from the past!!!

7:35 AM  

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