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User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1212 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

I've been wasting away the last hour looking around Youtube, and I came across this gem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGfmvh4kxkI

Here's part one, should you wish to subject yourself to hell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di36AjqqMs4

As one youtube commenter so aptly stated, "i was soo sad when my parents threw away the video now i know why......" Talk about a trippy video. Talk about some patient parents, too. I remember when our copy of this video suddenly disappeared. I enjoyed the video quite a bit almost 20 years ago. I don't doubt my mom burned it and mailed the ashes back to the studio that produced it, along with a nasty letter.

Anybody else have anything they'd like to share from their childhood? Memories of anything that now you look back on and wonder what in the name of all things good and holy you were thinking?


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User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Getting up very early every morning to watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLCg1kb1sA0

There was another Nickelodeon (Disney?) show in kids sang, danced & acted out to a song that went something like "I'm an elephant too, I can do what the other elephants do, I can pull my ears, wave my trunk, and do what the other elephants do." I use to love that show. Sadly, I can't find it on Youtube (or even recall the name, lyrics are from memory).



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

I was a little kid during a very groovy time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPgavmY99U&feature=related



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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1937 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

My favorite from Sesame Street (early '70s):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67khDZ0P7Xo


One of my favorite childhood movies: (TUS/CO/B720 fans watch 1:30-2:00)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSX36q-dHZc

[Edited 2012-07-06 10:39:37]


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User currently offlinego3team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

The first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title was...

White cat/dog excrement.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7416 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
I was a little kid during a very groovy time.

I am not surprised. that video is full of WTF.


For me, when I was a kid, I had similar fears/nervousness as other kids, but for radically different reasons:

I hated singing during church (catholic school) because I was afraid the music ministry would ask me to join them because of my singing voice.

I was originally nervous doing a reading during mass not because of stage fright but because of a fear of men wearing dresses (or whatever that robe thing is) -- turns out there, I think I had a reasonable excuse to have a fear    (don't worry none of the priests at my church were like that)

I preferred sitting in the left side of the car because that's where the driving side is (i always wanted to drive)

I became a fan of Dale Earnhardt because his number was the same as my bus route as a kid (3) (where I lived a lot of us identified ourselves based on what bus we rode)

I was a weird kid. Still am   



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3511 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Any Canadian children who grew up in the late 80s or early 90s will remember this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe66AxAmYhk

How about this show from the US? I remember hearing this when I was about 7-8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6j8EiWIVZs



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User currently offlineATTart From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

I remember this from the T.V show Gardfield Goose in the late 60's.

Hardrock, Coco and Joe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAGkjFVY43I



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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

http://youtu.be/95P0xNcSEuA

HR Puf'nStuf, someone was puffing something.........

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2010 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
I am not surprised. that video is full of WTF.

I wonder what kids would think today if something like that came on TV.
Hard to believe that Disco Duck performed on the same stage as Kiss, David Bowie, AC/DC, Wolfman Jack, Richard Pryor, Steely Dan, Flip Wilson, Barry White, Heart, The Village People, Steven Martin and other greats.



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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Quoting ALTF4 (Thread starter):

Oh no way, Wee Sing was a staple of my childhood. Now I realize why it also gave me nightmares.

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 6):
Any Canadian children who grew up in the late 80s or early 90s will remember this.

Awww I loved Take Part! Brings me right back to my childhood.

Now for my contribution... Another nightmare inducing gem from Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REGsa2S2pCk

This, my friends, is a show called "Size Small." First, we start by meeting Miss Helen in her creepy face shaped house, who seems as though she has had way too many happy pills. Note that through the window behind her, there doesn't seem to be an inside to the house, just a black abyss. We then meet the rest of the cast, a boy named Oliver and several puppets. And the show begins! We start off with a disturbing sing-song, involving the return of Oliver's disembodied head in the black abyss surrounded by white gloved hands, with no apparent owners.

But what happens next remains to be some of the greatest nightmare fuel I have ever experienced. Friend Record. Good lord, that thing haunted my dreams when I was a small child, and still continues to on occasion. Something about how it can't keep rhythm, the unnatural movements, the all-round creepy appearance... You can't get worse than that.


But wait, I've got one more for you! Also hauled from the depths of early '90s Canadian children's programming..

Am I the only one who remembers "Kids Can Rock and Roll?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS4bRWGd29g




Devon



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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Hi!

When we were kids we used to play this game called "Murder in the dark". I don't remember exactly what happened in it but I think it involved pieces of paper with names written on it and darkness and everyone jumping on top of one of us at the end! That was pretty weird but a lot of fun when you're 7!

Many thanks.

P.


User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1823 times:
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Watching japanese monster movies as a kid in the 70s with my brother pointing a water gun at the tv to keep me quiet because I actually thought the monsters were trapped inside the tv and if the screen was hit by water it would melt and the monster would come out of the tv and eat us.

Listening to my 8 track tapes of things like the allman brothers and black sabbath. One way out and Paranoia were my two favorite songs as a kid. I could listen to those songs over and over again. When I listened to One Way Out i always had a mental image of me and my best friend at the time Richard riding on a ski lift up through the fires of hell.

Listening to my Singing Multiplication Tables records.

My favorite cringe worthy memory was of me in the tub and suddenly realizing i couldn't find the shampoo. Rather than try to look all over the house for it, because at 8 years old i had no concept that things were always stored in the same place, i got out of the tub naked and wet and walked out the front door to my mother who was standing in the middle of the street talking to a neighbor. I can only imagine the look on the neighbor's face to see this naked child coming down the walk. I then tugged on mom's arm to ask her where the shampoo was. I seem to recall my mother was pretty taken aback that I was standing in the middle of the street naked.



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User currently onlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4479 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

The era I grew up in might not quite match "Disco Duck", but I have to say that Bill Nye the Science Guy changed my life. That show got me into science like never before and I remain so to this day.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 12):
Listening to my 8 track tapes of things like the allman brothers and black sabbath.


Nice!   
The 8tracks we had as a kid was Saturday Night Fever, Chaka Khan and Loggins & Massina.
The 'lodies' down the street that drove Trans Ams had listened to Black Sabbath.

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 13):
The era I grew up in might not quite match "Disco Duck",




Haha!
Disco Duck was my early childhood. My later childhood (11-12) was in the early-mid 80s. By then we had Mr. T being a positive role model for the kids. Check out this video and movie he made. At the time, I felt I was already too old for this kids stuff but now in my 30s, I find this so comical and amusing. I picked up a used LP of this for free at a record store a few years ago. I would eventually buy a new old stock VHS tape of this on Ebay.
Come to find out, I went to middle school with 2 actors in this movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu3tOmL7-BQ


Then what's even more outrageous is Mr. T's follow up album.  Wow!
...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7uixiYRtmM



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12448 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 12):
My favorite cringe worthy memory was of me in the tub and suddenly realizing i couldn't find the shampoo. Rather than try to look all over the house for it, because at 8 years old i had no concept that things were always stored in the same place, i got out of the tub naked and wet and walked out the front door to my mother who was standing in the middle of the street talking to a neighbor. I can only imagine the look on the neighbor's face to see this naked child coming down the walk. I then tugged on mom's arm to ask her where the shampoo was. I seem to recall my mother was pretty taken aback that I was standing in the middle of the street naked.

Ahh, nothing wrong with a little nudity when you are young and naive.

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 13):
The era I grew up in might not quite match "Disco Duck", but I have to say that Bill Nye the Science Guy changed my life. That show got me into science like never before and I remain so to this day.

In my day, it was a well-stocked public library that made the difference, created by the local oligarch and funded by the taxpayers.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 14):
Disco Duck was my early childhood.

I was from the Bill Cosby "Fat Albert" era. That Cosby was one whacked out dude!

Can you imagine today having a cast of characters called "Cluck, Bill, Rudy, Dumb Donald, Mushmouth, Fat Albert, Bucky, Russell, and Weird Harold"?



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User currently offlinesprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 15):
I was from the Bill Cosby "Fat Albert" era. That Cosby was one whacked out dude!

Same era for me. We actually got up early on Saturday, as that was the only day cartoons were on.

I miss the candy cigarettes, Jarts, and those cool red and clear water powered rockets that you pumped up with air to launch.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3511 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 10):
But wait, I've got one more for you! Also hauled from the depths of early '90s Canadian children's programming..

Am I the only one who remembers "Kids Can Rock and Roll?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS4bR...Gd29g

I literally watched three seconds of the clip and already remember it like it was just yesterday. Wow!



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12448 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quoting sprout5199 (Reply 16):
Same era for me. We actually got up early on Saturday, as that was the only day cartoons were on.

Yep, from earlier postings it seems we are of the same era.

It's interesting how many shows were based on the kids having a band.

The Junkyard Gang had a band, so did the Archies, the kids on Scoobie Doo, etc etc etc.

I guess it was an early tie-in to marketing: they saw how the Monkees could sell records, so they wanted to cash in too.

Then there was "Schoolhouse Rock!"...

In that era, kids were more or less expected to take up a musical instrument.

No surprise I took up one of the least cool possible instruments...

Quoting sprout5199 (Reply 16):
I miss the candy cigarettes, Jarts, and those cool red and clear water powered rockets that you pumped up with air to launch.

Yep, and you added water so it would shoot out the bottom.

I remember my uncle letting us put beer in instead - man did that rocket take off!

We kept asking for more, but he decided he'd prefer to drink the beer instead!  



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinesprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 18):
I remember my uncle letting us put beer in instead - man did that rocket take off!

We kept asking for more, but he decided he'd prefer to drink the beer instead!  

LOL, I remember getting beers for my dad and his friends when they were over--I would get them for a price, a sip of each one. Just had to make sure I threw the tab away so nobody would step on them. Or we would save them and make chains from the tabs.

I also remember those helicopter toys Vertibirds. I had this one:


Was SOOO cool.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3511 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Here is another show I remember from my 11-14 year old days.

Video and Arcade Top 10:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulOBXIiywl8

My grade 6 or 7 teacher knew a producer of this show and got our whole class on it. I remember coming in on a weekend and we all took a bus to the studio in Mississauga. They taped about 8 episodes that day. To this day I distinctly remember meeting "Nick Picholas" who is now a radio DJ in Buffalo, NY. He walked into the green room which was catered by KFC and exclaimed "I have to hold my nose otherwise I'll end up eating everything here". He was quite a large guy so I don't doubt him!



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