Thursday, March 08, 2012

Flu Flashbacks



Staying home sick always meant educational shows. My parents had decided that if I wasn't at school, I was going to at least be learning something. I have no idea what I was supposed to learn, but seeing these now, I have to admit I'm getting a little dizzy and nauseous.

WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT PROGRAMMING?

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Just the first ten seconds of this hint at something sinister. The puppets don't help.



Performing "experiments" in the house got me in trouble.



No. This is not what you want to see when you've spent the morning puking.



And there is a theme song I cannot escape.

"Hi, there, nice people." He's so affable. I'm pretty sure he's got bodies in the basement, stacked like cordwood.



His arm came off. That's not the worst part.



"The Secret City" was one of the more out there shows. I suppose it eventually led me to better appreciate the covers of sci-fi paperbacks, but I don't remember learning how to draw from it.



And it all comes back to Kevin Bacon. You're welcome.

8 comments:

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

What, no Letter People?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvh6Pto4ke4

I recall watching Secret City a lot and think I owe my early interest in drawing because of it.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

Oh here's some I had to see!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2HItMTLGac
http://vimeo.com/3383843
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMWIOTqLdZE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6SGtNLDotk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpYGQMcx-NY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1xa6vzInC8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjMGKIcGDA4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yobdW7Db0oY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88YFwua5sTs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0hXYfvnND0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSwd429feF4


Of course if it was already summer, your PBS station was probably doing this during the time you out of school...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtgN6Qhp4X0

WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT PROGRAMMING?

Typical the TV Guide would call that period of time "Instructional Programming" in their books, and that's all it pretty much was.

God now you got me doing that song as well!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1KRC1TYvhw

Danno Baker said...

I'm sorry I missed these shows when they aired. I would've wasted a lot of VHS tape on this stuff.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

You would Danno!

I wish I had knew it sooner or later before it was all gone.

Dr. Mila said...

Chris, dude. That's not a comment. That's a WHOLE NEW POST.

Also, Letterpeople never aired here, but that is some swinging stuff.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

Chris, dude. That's not a comment. That's a WHOLE NEW POST.

Yeah I should've done better, but you were first and I didn't want to intrude with a new post just for that.

Also, Letterpeople never aired here, but that is some swinging stuff.

I guess I was luckier for having been expose to that back in the 1st grade!

Dr. Mila said...

Not intrude? Go ahead! You can say I "inspired you"....

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

Yeah, I do get support from 'viewers like you', thank you!

 
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