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Readalong - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
dronon
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Readalong
Growing up in Ontario in the 1970s exposed me to a local educational show called Readalong. It was pretty low-budget, was aimed at young kids still learning to read, and was mildly surreal. I was never quite sure what they were trying to teach, actually, because they'd teach you the same words over and over again, and some of the sketches made very little sense when you sat down and thought about them.

The cast consisted of a couple of kids, a boot, a pink shoe, the front door of a haunted house, a skeleton, an owl, an elephant, a Jamaican potted plant, an odd wolverine-ish mumbling monster, a word salesman, a British explorer, and an old granny.

Granny was my favourite. She was just the right kind of batty, and the puppeteer did the perfect voice for her. this episode, around the 5:25 point, had me laughing when I was a kid. And for your moment of zen, the end of this episode just after 8:52.

Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic

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kannik From: kannik Date: August 21st, 2008 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh. My. If I have the theme song stuck in my head for the rest of the day/week/month, I will... have to inflict something on you in return. :P Ahh, isn't there anything we can't find on YouTube (like, Prisoners of Gravity, woo!)? Heh, I remember this show... and wow, nasty Zen. :P

From: oh6 Date: August 21st, 2008 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe it was this show that convinced me to put off learning to read until I was 7. It just seems so futile.
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