Aloha Friday: Favorite Childhood TV Shows

This morning my son told me that he didn’t want to watch Elmo. Seriously.

When I’d turned the tv on, Playhouse Disney was on, leftover from some show he’d been watching last night. I glanced at the clock and noticed Elmo’s World was just starting on Sesame Street so I clicked over to PBS immediately, knowing it was his favorite.

“No! I don’t want to watch that!!!” he yelled.

“Are you sure? It’s Elmo’s World,” I asked, surprised.

“No, I don’t want to watch Elmo, I want to watch the other show…”

I’ve never seen my son turn down Elmo, but I clicked back over to Playhouse Disney. Some show I’d never seen before was on. Grown men wearing weird clothes and dancing, but it wasn’t The Wiggles… Weird. I realized after a few minutes that it was that show, Imagination Movers. MM was hooked.

Apparently the guys were trying to get their giant pumpkin out of the house to take to the Fall Festival’s Biggest Pumpkin Contest, but it was TOO BIG and wouldn’t fit. So they brainstormed lots of ideas to get it out in one piece, and eventually decided to just bake a giant pumpkin pie and enter that in the Best Pumpkin Pie contest, which of course they won. Predictable but actually pretty cute. I’d way rather he want to watch this than Spongebob or Ed, Edd and Eddie, that’s for sure.

He is getting to that point where he can figure out song lyrics and jump in and sing along, which is really cute. When they all pulled on chef hats and started singing about cooking MM said, “Are they being chefs? Are they baking a pumpkin pie? I WANT TO MAKE PUMPKIN PIE!” lets just say my heart melted immediately. So while I might personally still prefer PBS for its shows all about ABCs and Science and stuff, these shows on Playhouse Disney aren’t half bad. And I’d rather he watch something he loves than just tv for tv’s sake.

Soooo my Aloha Friday questions today are:

  1. If you are a parent, what is or was your child(ren)’s favorite tv show?
  2. Not a parent? Can you remember one of your favorite shows as a kid?
  3. On a Halloween-y note, what’s your favorite Halloween-themed family friendly movie?

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12 thoughts on “Aloha Friday: Favorite Childhood TV Shows

  1. B is only 8 months, so no favorite..
    as for me, I loved all the classics…
    Punky Brewster, Smurfs, Snorks, Get A Long Gang…
    and for Halloween, Great Pumpkin!!!!

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  2. My two used to love The Doodlebugs and The Wiggles. When we went to Disneyworld a few years ago, they got to see both in concert in The Studios.

    They also love The Tweenies. Do you get The Tweenies and The Teletubbies in America?

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  3. My kids are 2.5. They love Sesame Street and will request “Elmo”, the only other show they request is “Wiggoooows!!!” aka The Wiggles.

    I loved Sesame Street too, it was one of the few shows my mom encouraged us to watch. I think back then it was pretty much one of the only educational shows for kids. That and Reading Rainbow, which I also liked.

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  4. The middle son is loving the new Electric Company. Which of course melts my heart.
    The youngest at MM’s age, loved Mickey Mouse Club House, though he’d never admit to it. He doesn’t really have a fave as he’s one of these oddballs that doesn’t really seem interested in anything. I’m pretty sure it’s because his brothers watch stuff that’s way above his level and he doesn’t want to admit he’d like to watch a more age appropriate show.
    The oldest is all about Cartoon Network, but he really likes ICarly on Nick. It’s actually a pretty cute/funny show and secretly I’ll admit to liking it. At least it’s not Hannah Montanna or some such crap.

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  5. I could not get my kids to watch Sesame Street. Ever. They both loved the Magic School Bus though. So did we.

    We like Casper the friendly Ghost. It can be a little bit jumpy outy but it’s cute & has a decent message.

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  6. My kids loved Bob the Builder, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues and Caillout when they were toddlers. Oh and Max and Ruby too. They still like to watch Little Bill now, but have given up on all the other shows b/c they are too babyish for them.

    My favorite show as a kid was Brady Bunch. Hands down!! I also liked Sesame Street, Electric Company and 3-2-1 Contact.

    I LOVED the Garfield Halloween special and of course Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

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  7. My kids loved Sesame Street and Reading Rainbow the most. As a child, I also like The Electric Company.

    Nothing beats It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for a movie!

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