This week on What Did You Watch we have the very lovely Donna from What The Redhead Said, Donna has very kindly included some fabulous youtube clips so if you are not familiar with the shows, you soon will be! I think it’s a fab idea and may have to go and add some for all of the other weeks….
I loved watching TV as a child and most of the shows that have stayed with me are ones with catchy theme tunes – or bizarre set ups, the sort of thing you would find hard to forget. Here are my favourites from the 1980’s and 90’s!
Watching this cartoon now it just looks so old but at the time I loved those floppy dolls and the adventures they would find themselves in. The Raggy Dolls were rejects of the toy factory and despite their physical differences they could all still be friends and kind to each other – really positive underlying moral messages about disabilities I think.
If you grew up in the 90’s then you will have the Fun House theme tune stuck in your head forever. The fun in the Fun House built up over three rounds – a gunge round, then a karting round and lastly a mad dash around the Fun House. It was great to watch and I remember dreaming that I would one day be able to run around that Fun House too!
I watched Sesame Street religiously as a child and part of me wished I lived in America to have the childhood of the kids on the show. The characters were fantastic – Big Bird, Oscar, Bert and Ernie and so many others. It was educational too and gave me a love for The Muppets that I still have today.
Now, this is probably a show that you don’t remember when you hear the name but what if I said it was based around a lift – David Walliams as a lift actually. Kids went up in the lift and played games on each floor. These were things like swimming around in a bowl of alphabet cereal or playing chess against the dark knight. The show ended with the children making it to the penthouse and having a big finale. This was one of my favourite TV shows and another that I wish I could have participated in.
Another cartoon that I can still sing the theme tune too! Peas living at the end of the garden amongst loads f everyday – and huge to them – objects like boots and flower pots. A really nice cartoon that sadly only ran for one series in the late 1980’s.
Thanks for letting us have an insight into your Childhood viewing, its been great to have you xx