Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Do you remember Mr Squiggle, Gus, Rocket, Bill the Steam Shovel and the fabulous Blackboard (Oh- Hurry Up)? If you do, then like me you watched ABC kids way back in the 70s when Miss Jane and the little man from '93 Crater Crescent on the Moon' filled our hearts with art and laughter. If not, you'll probably think this post is rather droll!
I loved Gus the snail and the corny jokes of Bill the Steam Shovel but the one who had the biggest impact on my life was the grumpy old Mr Blackboard with his "Oh Hu-rry u-p" and "Hmmph and double hmmph". To this day when someone is impatient and grumpy for no particular reason (particularly the Dear One) I'll call them Blackboard. Yeah - I'm a bit nasty like that!
Just shows you how much of a long reaching affect ABC kids has on our lives. How about you? Do you still have fond memories of shows you used to watch as a kid? Did any of them affect how you live and think today? I wonder which of the shows our kids watch today will still be speaking to them in 20, 30 or even 40 years time!