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What Was Your Favorite Educational TV Show?

This week's death of Don Herbert, better known as Mr. Wizard, got me thinking about all the great educational TV shows I watched as a kid, from "Square One" (Mathnet!) to "Reading Rainbow." Did you have a favorite?

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TwanaH TwanaH 9 years
There was a show called Ghostwriter. That was preety damn cool
katiecake katiecake 9 years
How about The Magic Garden?
carrieplh carrieplh 9 years
Great Space Coaster
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Mine was.....SLIM GOODBODY.The dude had a white mans afro and wore a body suit that showed all his innards. He talked about nutrition, exercise, how your body works......i loved it. But now i am showing my age.
txhottie txhottie 9 years
Man, that was hard! 3-2-1 contact, Reading Rainbow, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, Square One, Mr. Wizard!! They were all my favorite. I was such a geek!
wiggy wiggy 9 years
It was hard to choose just one!
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
Love them ALL, but Sesame Street had to be number 1.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
This is can kind of gauge how old everyone is by the answer they give! I was always all about the 3-2-1 Contact. I was actually just schooling my 9 year old on that and Square One this weekend. Not to pass on either of those two GEMS, but why leave out my boy Ben and the Voyage of the Mimi?! (Hey - who knows which show the Palindrome song is from? Is that Square one? The one that goes "It goes frontwards, it goes backwards, it's a...Palindrome!" I can't remember where that's from for the life of me!)
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Reading Rainbow!
smackthepony smackthepony 9 years
What about the Magic Schoolbus!? I loved that show, even though I'm in Oz!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Reading Rainbow! I loved that show. I too also spent countless hours playing Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? I always hated Magic School Bus. though.
beautiful-disaster beautiful-disaster 9 years
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Um, how can I pick ONE?!?!?! I loved Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, Bill Nye, and Carmen Sandiego ... PBS had THE best shows for kids back in the day!
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
Sesame Street for me!
BonjourChaton BonjourChaton 9 years
Oh my God definitely Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow (I can still remember the song from it-butterflies in the sky...I'm a dork), Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego (I remember that song too with the a capella group)and Mr. Wizard (RIP Mr. Wizard).
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 9 years
What an awesome poll, Buzz. I loved lots of the shows you named, but ultimately I voted "other" because my favorite was Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Every now and then when I need a reminder of what my priorities ought to be, I'll watch a youtube clip of his show (or his AMAZING testimony before Congress on the importance of children's educational t.v.). To this day, he remains one of my heroes.
christinafry christinafry 9 years
This IS a great poll! Oh my gosh, I couldn't pick just one! I loved School House Rock and 3-2-1 Contact so much! Does anyone remember that show Pinwheel? The theme song was like "Pinwheel pinwheel spinning around, look at my pinwheel and see what I've found..." The theme song is the only thing I REALLY remember about the show (and ONE episode of a muppet-like worm singing the rain rain go away song, which is a really random and specific memory). Anywho, just wondering if anyone remembers it. I think the shows you pick kind of show the age generation everyone is in, because I don't remember some of the shows! :/
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Mr Wizard's World and also a show called Braingames that came on HBO in the early 80's.
bostongirl88 bostongirl88 9 years
the magic bus!!
rainonme224 rainonme224 9 years
I voted for Carmen Sandiego but I also loved Sesame Street and Bill Nye.
mabess mabess 9 years
i LOVED reading rainbow! "take a look, it's in a book" but i never really got into sesame street. i just remember thinking "these puppets are silly!" i think it was all of big bird's whining.
lady-T lady-T 9 years
seaseme street- ive got all the books!! and even got stuffed Burt and Ernie
z0mbieFck z0mbieFck 9 years
i personally didn't pick any of them, i liked WISHBONE, once i saw the book they were re-creating with Wishbone [the dog] as a character, I ran out and checked the book out from the library.
awa78 awa78 9 years
Square One TV!!!! I loved that show. Mathnet was awesome. I also had total love for 3-2-1 Contact and who didn't love Reading Rainbow.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO!!!!!!!! although I also really like Magic School Bus
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