“Look up…waaaay up.”
Definitely dating myself here. Back in the *mumble mumble*ties we had a really sweet children’s program here in Canada (and in some parts of the States) called The Friendly Giant. In the very special intro to the show (watch here), Friendly, played by Bob Homme, would call the viewers to the castle where he lived with his friends, Rusty the rooster and Jerome the giraffe. There was always music and a story. I didn’t realize it until reading about it recently, but apparently much of the show was completely ad-libbed by Homme, and Rod Coneybeare, the puppeteer who worked with Rusty and Jerome. (You can really see that in the segment of the episode presented in the clip I’ve linked to). I think it’s a rare Canadian – of a certain vintage, that is! – who looks back on The Friendly Giant without affection.
What were your favourite TV shows as a child?