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Subject: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: nostaglic4the90s on 03/05/06 at 1:40 am

I have fond memories of coming home from school on rainy days in the mid 1990's and watching PBS from about 4:00 until 6:00 when the news came on.  They had some great shows on during those years.  I distinctly remember my favorites being Arthur, Magic School Bus, and Wishbone, which all appeared in succession.  Some other good ones were Kratts Creatures, Carmen Sandiego and Reading Rainbow. 

Unfortunately, I think most of those are off the air now, although I have caught some new episodes of RR recently.  Lavar Burton is one dedicated man to stick with the show all these years; a great guy.   

Anyone else care to share thoughts on these shows or others?

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/05/06 at 2:33 am


I have fond memories of coming home from school on rainy days in the mid 1990's and watching PBS from about 4:00 until 6:00 when the news came on.  They had some great shows on during those years.  I distinctly remember my favorites being Arthur, Magic School Bus, and Wishbone, which all appeared in succession.  Some other good ones were Kratts Creatures, Carmen Sandiego and Reading Rainbow. 

Unfortunately, I think most of those are off the air now, although I have caught some new episodes of RR recently.  Lavar Burton is one dedicated man to stick with the show all these years; a great guy.   

Anyone else care to share thoughts on these shows or others?



I was born in 1982, so when kids shows in the 90s were popular, I was too old for them.  I never watched Barney, or any of the other shows you mentioned.  The only PBS kids show I ever remember watching was Sesame Street, but then who didn't watch that as a kid?  My sister though, she was into Wishbone and Barney and Arthur, seeing as she was  born in 1987.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Roadgeek on 03/05/06 at 12:30 pm

You just triggered another 90's memory attack. LOL ;D

Anyway, believe it or not, I like Barney when it came on in the 90's. I can't stand him today, but I was the oposite back then. Another good one was Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Every episode was beautiful except those opera ones. How about Lamb Chop's Playalong? Remember that one?

I love these 90's trips.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/05/06 at 1:08 pm

Lambchop's Play Along was good.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 03/05/06 at 2:38 pm

I watched PBS in the early 90's so I remember all this stuff. I used to watch Barney religously in '92-'93 but after that I out grew him and I pretty much outgrew watching PBS all together by '94. I do remember that we used to watch reading rainbow in our 3rd grade class back in 1995. What about Shining Time Station? I used to love that show.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: nostaglic4the90s on 03/05/06 at 3:16 pm

Shining Time Station was an interesting one, too.  I don't remember it as much because it was on when I was younger, but I recall I was always fascinated by the tiny conudctor man who lived in the cupboard. 

Lamb Chop had the best ending song ever.  "This is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friend...."  Hahaha, Sherry got so mad at the puppetts by the end.  ;D 

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: STAR70 on 03/05/06 at 4:50 pm

WISHBONE!!!!!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: nikki89 on 03/05/06 at 6:04 pm

I was obsessed with Barney until I got to Kindergarden('94) when suddenly he was uncool(anyone remember the "Tic tac toe, three in a row. Barney got shot by a G.I. Joe." song?). But before that I had everything Barney. I also remember watching Seasame Street, Thomas the Tank Engine, and of course Lamb Chop. I even have a Lamb Chop keychain on my purse right now. And then as I got older I loved the Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Bill Nye the Science guy(heck, I still miss this show!).

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: audkal on 03/05/06 at 6:20 pm

Favorites were Lamb Chop, Sesame Street, Carmen Sandiago, Magic School Bus, Kratt's Creatures, Zoom (which I don't think came till about '99, so just barely considered 90s).  I thought Shining Time Station was depressing, felt the same way about Reading Rainbow and Barney....oh dude does anyone remember "The Puzzle Place"? 

http://dollmamasden.com/vhs-pplace.jpg

(It went from 1994-1998).  It was like my all-time favorite!  I used to go to my Grandma's house, watch The Puzzle Place and eat Spaghettios....awesome times.


anyone remember the "Tic tac toe, three in a row. Barney got shot by a G.I. Joe." song?


TOTALLY  8)

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Jewel on 03/05/06 at 6:44 pm

I was born in '76 so I was definitely too old to be watching these shows, but somehow I remember watching some of them I guess through my younger cousin and with babysitting.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/06 at 8:49 pm

shoot, I still love watching Arthur with Vaughn....it's one of my favorite cartoons! ;)

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: elcheapouno on 12/26/09 at 8:41 pm

hey guys!

I've been racking my brain trying to remember this old show that used to come on pbs.
the intro was kind of cartoonish, with a guy playing a flute, and wearing green tights.
also, he had a fox that was fallowing him. the show seemed to have a few short stories that made up the show.
hope somebody can remember this. :-\\

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Wiz83 on 12/28/09 at 4:29 pm

I was born in 1983, so I was too old to like Barney or any of the PBS shows in the '90s.  I do remember watching Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood in the late '80s however.  I can remember one episode of RR where Lavar Burton dressed as Dracula.  I do remember Bill Nye the Science and Carmen San Diego, however.  I think we watched Bill Nye in my science class around 1995.  I used to think up a parody of Bill Nye in middle school called Bill Nye the Militia Guy, where he's an anti-government extremist showing kids how to make pipe bombs and fire semi-automatic rifles in the coming war against the NWO. This was in the mid '90s when a lot of news coverage of anti-government militias in the wake of the OKC bombing.  My sense of humor at the time was very much influenced by Mad TV, which liked to take kids' shows and do edgy and outrageous parodies of them.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Christie Marie M on 12/30/09 at 2:31 pm

My faves are Carmen Sandiego, Ghost Writer, Square One, and Puzzle Place. I used to have a crush on Carmen host Greg Lee when I was 12. He only looked hot in the first and second seasons, though. I would watch Carmen Sandiego religiously back in '92. If I had known, I should've recorded every Carmen Sandiego episode there was.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: scilla marie on 01/05/10 at 12:23 pm

Does anybody remember that show that came on like 5 am and it was people dressed up as animals. there was a lady who was dressed as a parrot and a guy dressed as a tiger I think. I can't remember. Any help please?

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: ninny on 01/05/10 at 1:35 pm


Does anybody remember that show that came on like 5 am and it was people dressed up as animals. there was a lady who was dressed as a parrot and a guy dressed as a tiger I think. I can't remember. Any help please?

Was it The New Zoo Revue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE1ctCtjzoA#

I believe this was in the 1980's

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/04/10 at 7:21 pm

Anyone remember Dr. Ticktock's Ticktock Minutes? They used to come on back in the 90's after shows and teach safety through catchy songs like "Stranger Danger". They still show the original Ticktock Minutes occasionally to this day! (I know because one came on before Scholar's Bowl, which I am hooked on."

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/04/10 at 11:48 pm

Am I the only one who thought it was a little creepy calling sheep puppets "lambchops," like calling cow puppets "hamburgers"?
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/cowsleep.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/couto.gif

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: nupur on 03/05/10 at 12:15 am


Am I the only one who thought it was a little creepy calling sheep puppets "lambchops," like calling cow puppets "hamburgers"?
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/cowsleep.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/couto.gif


:o i never thought of it like that. i always thought "lambchop" was a term of endearment. like, "oh, you're my little lambchop." you know, "cutie." now that i think about it, though, that sounds silly. so i'm probably wrong.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: SpaceHog on 03/06/10 at 11:21 pm


Favorites were Lamb Chop, Sesame Street, Carmen Sandiago, Magic School Bus, Kratt's Creatures, Zoom (which I don't think came till about '99, so just barely considered 90s).  I thought Shining Time Station was depressing, felt the same way about Reading Rainbow and Barney....oh dude does anyone remember "The Puzzle Place"? 

http://dollmamasden.com/vhs-pplace.jpg

(It went from 1994-1998).  It was like my all-time favorite!  I used to go to my Grandma's house, watch The Puzzle Place and eat Spaghettios....awesome times.

TOTALLY   8)


Oh yes. I remember The Puzzle place.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/06/10 at 11:49 pm

I watched Arthur religiously until I was about 13... :-[ Loved that show and when I was even younger, I read the Arthur books in class.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: nupur on 03/07/10 at 12:49 pm


I watched Arthur religiously until I was about 13... :-[ Loved that show and when I was even younger, I read the Arthur books in class.


No need to be embarrassed! I still love Arthur :) My favorite episode has to be the library card one: "♫ Having fun..isn't hard..when you've got a library card ♫" and Brain singing, "♫ Jekyll Jekyll Hyde Jekyll Hyde Hyde Jekyll, Jekyll Jekyll Hyde Jekyll Hyde ♫"  ;D

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: bchris02 on 03/07/10 at 1:02 pm

Reading Rainbow, Magic School Bus, Bill Nye the Science Guy

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Angela on 03/10/10 at 10:40 pm


David the Gnome!  (It was on Nickelodeon during the day)




hey guys!

I've been racking my brain trying to remember this old show that used to come on pbs.
the intro was kind of cartoonish, with a guy playing a flute, and wearing green tights.
also, he had a fox that was fallowing him. the show seemed to have a few short stories that made up the show.
hope somebody can remember this. :-\\

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/10/10 at 10:47 pm


:o i never thought of it like that. i always thought "lambchop" was a term of endearment. like, "oh, you're my little lambchop." you know, "cutie." now that i think about it, though, that sounds silly. so i'm probably wrong.


No, I think you're quite right about the intentions of endearment, I'm just a twisted soul!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/sad11.gif

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Starde on 03/14/10 at 1:38 pm


Favorites were Lamb Chop, Sesame Street, Carmen Sandiago, Magic School Bus, Kratt's Creatures, Zoom (which I don't think came till about '99, so just barely considered 90s).  I thought Shining Time Station was depressing, felt the same way about Reading Rainbow and Barney....oh dude does anyone remember "The Puzzle Place"? 

http://dollmamasden.com/vhs-pplace.jpg

(It went from 1994-1998).  It was like my all-time favorite!  I used to go to my Grandma's house, watch The Puzzle Place and eat Spaghettios....awesome times.

TOTALLY   8)



Hell freakin' yes I remember The Puzzle Place! I was just watching the intro to it on Youtube a few days ago.

Holy s***, does anyone remember Kidsongs on PBS?! :o

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

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Morgan on 04/25/10 at 3:48 pm


Does anybody remember that show that came on like 5 am and it was people dressed up as animals. there was a lady who was dressed as a parrot and a guy dressed as a tiger I think. I can't remember. Any help please?


I am no help there, but I remember a show that took place in a castle with a story teller that used chalk drawings to tell his stories.  Does anyone remember the name of it?

Thanks!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/25/10 at 4:56 pm


Was it The New Zoo Revue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE1ctCtjzoA#

I believe this was in the 1980's


Or it could be Zoobilee Zoo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5A2DpRoeN0

It was a good show!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/25/10 at 4:59 pm

I also liked 3-2-1 Contact and Owl TV.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOqq3TfpFxY

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Kim on 05/13/10 at 3:03 pm

I remember KidSongs now.

Does anyone remember a show I think it had "attic" in the title and there was a lady who did all these crafts?

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: jon zajac on 05/16/10 at 7:57 pm

This is goin to sound weird. What was the name of that show that had two little things one was blue and one was pink. There was like a tv studio in it and they would sing different songs. They dressed up sometimes. I remember them being on like a porch singing the songs. The pink and blue things were really small and they were around kids. Can anyone help???

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: jackie on 05/18/10 at 8:22 am

I miss Degrassi Junior high but i think that was on in the late 80's early 90's..that show was true to how school is and how teens look and act...not like the teen shows today...with the perfect clothes and make-up...and don't even mention how they talk...i dunno if im getting to outta sync with what it's like to be 14 but i remember being pretty naive to everything..and i definitely didn't dress like i was 25..we wanted to look different and act different then adults..but get the privileges of being an adult

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Anonymous on 05/28/10 at 9:10 pm

Dude, I was wondering the same exact thing! I just found out like a minute ago, it's called KidSongs.


This is goin to sound weird. What was the name of that show that had two little things one was blue and one was pink. There was like a tv studio in it and they would sing different songs. They dressed up sometimes. I remember them being on like a porch singing the songs. The pink and blue things were really small and they were around kids. Can anyone help???


Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: DocV on 06/19/10 at 3:07 am


Does anybody remember that show that came on like 5 am and it was people dressed up as animals. there was a lady who was dressed as a parrot and a guy dressed as a tiger I think. I can't remember. Any help please?


Could it be "Zoobilee Zoo" you're thinking of?

http://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/telefilm/zoobileezoo.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoobilee_Zoo

Man, I loved that show.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/19/10 at 10:13 am


Could it be "Zoobilee Zoo" you're thinking of?

http://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/telefilm/zoobileezoo.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoobilee_Zoo

Man, I loved that show.


I agree, it was a great show.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/19/10 at 10:18 am

Other great shows....

The Friendly Giant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV2P6P4p6Hg

Mr. Dressup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5LGYTzBavM

Under The Umbrella Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkBkR5jb6u0

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: gigi on 06/20/10 at 1:35 pm


Favorites were Lamb Chop, Sesame Street, Carmen Sandiago, Magic School Bus, Kratt's Creatures, Zoom (which I don't think came till about '99, so just barely considered 90s).  I thought Shining Time Station was depressing, felt the same way about Reading Rainbow and Barney....oh dude does anyone remember "The Puzzle Place"? 

http://dollmamasden.com/vhs-pplace.jpg

(It went from 1994-1998).  It was like my all-time favorite!  I used to go to my Grandma's house, watch The Puzzle Place and eat Spaghettios....awesome times.

TOTALLY   8)


Does anybody remember a pbs show from the '90s where there was this music video with the locomotion and there was this other song called bear fotted where the kids had their feet painted with those words???? its been racking my brain to try and figure it out

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: MrCleveland on 06/27/10 at 2:11 pm

Watching PBS in the Early 90's, I saw a lot of good shows such as "Sesame Street", "Square One", "Zoobilee Zoo", "The Letter People", "Square One", and "Carmen Sandeigo".

There were also bad shows such as "Barney and Friends" and "Teletubbies".

And there was a TV Show that was about science that was Cleveland-based and it had two talking fishes, but I wish I knew the name because my name was actually said on the air when it was on! :-\\

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: New Daddy on 07/12/10 at 8:09 pm

I was born in '86 so I know about all of these shows as well but I wonder......does anyone... and I mean anyone remember Gerber? It was the show about the little puppet with the round face that looked like his cheeks were always filled with donuts and he had a stuffed lion named rory and was a major fan of Mark Twain and he used to ride the boat named after him. Please tell me someone remembers....?

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Emily on 07/24/10 at 12:51 am


Does anybody remember that show that came on like 5 am and it was people dressed up as animals. there was a lady who was dressed as a parrot and a guy dressed as a tiger I think. I can't remember. Any help please?


it wasnt called new zoo review, it was called zoobilee zoo. it was one of my faves. i have it on vhs

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: preston181 on 07/27/10 at 8:44 pm

I miss Square One...

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/27/10 at 9:40 pm


I miss Square One...


Me too.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/27/10 at 9:48 pm

This was an awesome show!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVZDbHUG-_0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNTxr2NJHa0&feature=related/youtube

Charlie Horse and Lamp Chops were my favorites!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Mike on 09/01/10 at 2:26 pm

does anyone remember a show with chinese cats? its been killing me trying to remember it.   Anyone?

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: lorac61469 on 09/01/10 at 3:52 pm


does anyone remember a show with chinese cats? its been killing me trying to remember it.   Anyone?


Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat?

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=227799011923&id=8af2b8198dc0ec233017037abddd3d5c&url=http%3a%2f%2fpbskids.kids.us%2fimages%2fsub-square-sagwa.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2cvyOnEsJw

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: candy on 09/02/10 at 7:26 pm

Zoobilie zoo was the name of that show. I found them on tape a few years back for my daughter at Big Lots.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Starde on 09/11/10 at 3:39 pm


Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat?

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=227799011923&id=8af2b8198dc0ec233017037abddd3d5c&url=http%3a%2f%2fpbskids.kids.us%2fimages%2fsub-square-sagwa.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2cvyOnEsJw


I thought that came out in the early 00's? :-\\

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: lorac61469 on 09/11/10 at 6:55 pm


I thought that came out in the early 00's? :-\\


It did but that's the only PBS show about Chinese cats that I know of. 

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Amanda on 09/17/10 at 9:51 pm

I have been racking my brain for years.  I remember a show where there was a man and woman who are decorating a home.  They go shopping for shapes/colors to match what is in their home.  For example there is a blue circle on the wall, so they end up buying a blue clock, or there is a red rectangle on the floor so they end up buying a red rug.  I am not sure if this was a PBS show or movie but if someone knows what I am talking about... please give me the name.... I want to buy it so bad!

Thank you in advance :D

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/03/11 at 8:40 pm


Could it be "Zoobilee Zoo" you're thinking of?

http://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/telefilm/zoobileezoo.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoobilee_Zoo

Man, I loved that show.


I remember a video on YouTube that had the RickRoll playing during the Zoobilee Zoo theme song.

Everyone up! Everyone in! Time for the fun to begin! NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP! NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWN!


OMG I watched the theme song for the heck of it and it says it guest-stars Bubbles the Chimp..... MICHEAL JACKSON'S MONKEY!!!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: bpfoeva88 on 01/18/11 at 7:51 pm

What was the pbs show that went off air where a boy and a girl went looking for (i think) their father in history. And I think the boy was in a wheelchair but then had his legs when he went into the past. It happened through the tv or computer or something...Does any one know what show this was?

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: 80sfan on 01/18/11 at 11:34 pm

I used to love watching Arthur and Barney when I was about 7 or 8!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Colleen on 01/24/11 at 8:37 am

I was born in 1992, so I didn't really watch the shows for school aged kids but remember them being on. I do remember watching Barney, Arthur, Puzzle Place, Lamb Chop, shining time station( during my very early childhood), and Noddy. I'm sad that most of those shows are off the air now and kids these days don't get to enjoy them like I did. Now they have new technology these days and the programs are garbage. Just because technology has improved doesn't make it better. I also wish they would have had the block for school aged kids when I was that age and right now. I just missed Bill Nye, Carmen San Diego and Magic school bus adn the other shows for older kids. Now all they have is show for preschoolers. it supposed to be PBS KIDS! Not PBS Toddlers. And that sprout channel is just as bad. I think itnstead of wasting their money on Sprout, PBS should have made a channel with all the older shows and the p-pals. That way kids these days could enjoy the great 90s programs.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/24/11 at 8:42 am

Arthur is still on my local PBS station.  My kids watch it ever afternoon.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: danootaandme on 01/24/11 at 9:32 am

My so was born in '91 so I got to watch them.  Those infamous Teletubbies weren't bad, and I loved Shining Time Station, can you imagine, Ringo Starr and George Carlin as Mr Conductor!  The Flexitoon puppets were my favorites, and the theme song,loved the theme song!!! We have lots and lots of Thomas stuff, but Henry is his favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyVjLVKQ6WQ&feature=related

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/24/11 at 10:40 am

I liked the Puzzle Place. I thought it was great that they showed kids that diversity is fine.


Cat

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: danootaandme on 01/24/11 at 11:21 am

I watch the Electric Company now.  It is a lot of fun, and very diverse  ;)

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: ninny on 01/24/11 at 3:20 pm


I was born in 1992, so I didn't really watch the shows for school aged kids but remember them being on. I do remember watching Barney, Arthur, Puzzle Place, Lamb Chop, shining time station( during my very early childhood), and Noddy. I'm sad that most of those shows are off the air now and kids these days don't get to enjoy them like I did. Now they have new technology these days and the programs are garbage. Just because technology has improved doesn't make it better. I also wish they would have had the block for school aged kids when I was that age and right now. I just missed Bill Nye, Carmen San Diego and Magic school bus adn the other shows for older kids. Now all they have is show for preschoolers. it supposed to be PBS KIDS! Not PBS Toddlers. And that sprout channel is just as bad. I think itnstead of wasting their money on Sprout, PBS should have made a channel with all the older shows and the p-pals. That way kids these days could enjoy the great 90s programs.

My son was born in 89 and my daughter was born in 91 so I did a lot of watching PBS with them. They both liked Barney, Arthur, The Magic School Bus and Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego. I liked Shining Time Station more than they did. My grandson is 23 months and he just loves Barney, so I get to watch it all over again.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Lynn on 03/16/11 at 2:49 pm


Does anybody remember that show that came on like 5 am and it was people dressed up as animals. there was a lady who was dressed as a parrot and a guy dressed as a tiger I think. I can't remember. Any help please?


I remember that!  In fact, that was my reason for reading through this - to find out what that show was.  I used to get up really early with my dad when he was getting ready for work and watch that show until I fell back to sleep before getting up for school.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: theBelvidere on 04/04/11 at 9:28 pm

Does anyone remember a PBS show where there was a lady who taught you about nature and science?  I think the lady lived on a farm or near a forest in a cabin or a little house, and every show she would catch some worms or turtles or something and teach you something about nature.  I seem to remember her being kind of a hippy type.  It probably aired in the 80s or early 90s.  Anyone know what it was called?

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 04/17/11 at 5:53 pm

Under the Umbrella Tree was on the Disney Channel. I had kinda forgotten about that show.

Anyone remember that shameless Canadian Barney ripoff Dudley the Dragon?

http://www.stills.ca/Various/slides/Dudley.jpg

One of Canada's trippiest exports since... The Safety Dance?  ;D It seems like Daniel DeSanto was on every PBS and Nickelodeon show -- Dudley the Dragon, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Magic School Bus...

I watched a lot of PBS, but I watched Nick and Fox Kids the most. I remember Dudley the Dragon, Magic School Bus, Barney (I did eventually grow out of it), Reading Rainbow, Sesame Street (watched for a short while), Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, Bill Nye (mostly in science class), Arthur (it was okay)... wow, a lot of shows were on PBS back then.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Katie on 06/18/11 at 12:24 am

I loved the PBS shows of the 90's I was born in 86 and we only had 3 channels. Every evening I would watch it. I was obsessed with The Big Comfy Couch, Pappyland (the pappy man taught you how to draw), Sagwa, Kidsongs and one other show that I cannot for the life of me remember the name of. It was on a ranch, there was a man who talked to a prarie dog in the beginning and went to visit a pretty rabbit puppet in a garden on every episode.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: dmalloy824 on 07/30/11 at 10:56 am

I think this was a PBS show because I couldn't think of it being any other type of production.  I was born in 1993 and I barely remember it so its most likely mid 90's and not very popular. It was about a farmer and his animal friends. He sang a song with his horse "Buddy" and had a dog Ol' Blue.  This is killing me!!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Jana on 08/24/11 at 9:20 pm


What was the pbs show that went off air where a boy and a girl went looking for (i think) their father in history. And I think the boy was in a wheelchair but then had his legs when he went into the past. It happened through the tv or computer or something...Does any one know what show this was?



I think the one you are thinking of is called Mythquest.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Foo Bar on 08/26/11 at 10:26 pm


I think the one you are thinking of is called Mythquest.


Yep, it was the girl who was in the wheelchair, but that was it!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Krystina Johnson on 09/22/11 at 11:00 pm

OH MY GOODNESS!! SOMEONE OUT THERE KNOWS GERBER!!! I have been looking for links to those old shows forever for my son to watch. I used to love those shows as a child and I am 24 now! If anyone has any advice to where I can recover my childhood, please let me know!!! OMG!!!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Jenn on 09/27/11 at 12:48 pm

Does anyone remember the show that had robots made out of pipes and the grandpa rode a harley and looked like elvis...i think it was on pbs can't seem to remember the name though. If anyone can remember i would appreciate it.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Amy on 12/07/11 at 1:28 pm

I have no idea where this was originally shown or if it was intended for school use only.  But I have been desperately looking for a video that was shown in my library class in elementary school (mid 90s) about an underground/hidden library that was being guarded from a group of bad guys who were out to destroy all books.  I don't remember much about it other than that, but if anyone else remembers this show, I would be forever grateful for some information!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Katie on 01/20/12 at 1:35 am

Therebwas a mini show and its killing me and my friend about a blue ostrige thing and he was shot to different lands every episode does anyone know what im talking about

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: wagonman76 on 01/23/12 at 7:08 pm

A lot of this stuff is still on PBS kids during the week in the daytime.  And my daughter watches the Magic School Bus on Qubo.  Don't know if there might have been an older version of it though.

But I do agree, most of it these days is like PBS Toddlers.  My ex's kid used to watch it all day, 12 years ago.  Even today it seems the lineup has barely changed.  Gone are the good old shows like 321 Contact, Electric Company, Square One, Mister Rogers, etc.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Howard on 01/24/12 at 6:30 am

Gone are the good old shows like 321 Contact, Electric Company, Square One, Mister Rogers, etc

I have to agree with you there Wagon, man it was fun growing up as a kid watching those shows, too bad they shows like that anymore.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Jayy on 01/28/12 at 1:02 am


Does anyone remember the show that had robots made out of pipes and the grandpa rode a harley and looked like elvis...i think it was on pbs can't seem to remember the name though. If anyone can remember i would appreciate it.

Was it rolli poli oli? that was on disney channel though

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Fiona on 02/01/12 at 11:20 am

I have no idea where this was originally shown or if it was intended for school use only.  But I have been desperately looking for a video that was shown in my library class in elementary school (mid 90s) about an underground/hidden library that was being guarded from a group of bad guys who were out to destroy all books.  I don't remember much about it other than that, but if anyone else remembers this show, I would be forever grateful.

Amy,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-gJr7iU6kI
This movie is called "The Pagemaster."  Hope it is the one you were looking for.  It is one of my favorite movies! 

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Fiona on 02/01/12 at 11:27 am

I AM BEGINNING TO THINK I MADE THIS SHOW UP  :)

Hi guys, great posts and some awesome shows I totally forgot about from the 90's.  I still need your help though.  There is a show that I remember from the late 90's and it starred a man dressed as a conductor (no sadly not Shining Time Station).  He had a map and he would point to a place..for example..the dentist's office, or the post office.  Once the viewer "arrived" there was a large figure in a costume (the size of Barney or thereabouts) and he would explain the duties of the place.  The most vivid thing for me was the ending.  There would be a dance party with about 20 kids and all the viewers at home would join in!  This has really been killing me for about 3 years.  I have asked all my friends...looked endlessly online and asked in forums on Retrojunk.com.  If anyone has any clue please let me know!

Thank you

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: kairosan on 02/12/12 at 5:52 am


Favorites were Lamb Chop, Sesame Street, Carmen Sandiago, Magic School Bus, Kratt's Creatures, Zoom (which I don't think came till about '99, so just barely considered 90s).  I thought Shining Time Station was depressing, felt the same way about Reading Rainbow and Barney....oh dude does anyone remember "The Puzzle Place"? 

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(It went from 1994-1998).  It was like my all-time favorite!  I used to go to my Grandma's house, watch The Puzzle Place and eat Spaghettios....awesome times.

TOTALLY  8)


I forgot about The Puzzle place

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Howard on 02/12/12 at 6:41 am

would you put Barney in this list?  ???

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Shania on 03/14/12 at 9:16 pm


I think this was a PBS show because I couldn't think of it being any other type of production.  I was born in 1993 and I barely remember it so its most likely mid 90's and not very popular. It was about a farmer and his animal friends. He sang a song with his horse "Buddy" and had a dog Ol' Blue.  This is killing me!!




It's "Imagineland" hosted by Jack Houston!!!!

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Jane on 06/21/12 at 9:25 am

Does anyone remember a kids show around 1989/1990 with a person who cleaned up a store or attic at night and there were always little mice or creatures that would come out and talk to him and help him.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: popguru85 on 06/22/12 at 1:49 pm


Does anyone remember a kids show around 1989/1990 with a person who cleaned up a store or attic at night and there were always little mice or creatures that would come out and talk to him and help him.


what you described sounds like Today's Special but I think that was on Nickelodeon

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Howard on 06/22/12 at 7:08 pm

Shining Time Station

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: TD3000 on 06/27/12 at 12:35 pm

I remember most of these shows, but somehow forgot Under the Umbrella Tree and Puzzle Place. For me, I was partial to Wishbone and The Magic School Bus. My sister was more of an Arthur fan. Even my little brother who was born in 2006 took a liking to Shining Time Station.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Howard on 06/27/12 at 7:29 pm

The Big Comfy Couch

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 07/04/12 at 12:10 am

I remember "Zoom" from 1999.  ;D

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Howard on 07/04/12 at 6:39 am


I remember "Zoom" from 1999.  ;D


I remember the old Zoom from 1978, I was 4 years old.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/09/12 at 10:07 pm

Zoom, Arthur, Barney, Mr, Rogers' Neighborhood too many to name.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Howard on 07/10/12 at 6:15 am


Zoom, Arthur, Barney, Mr, Rogers' Neighborhood too many to name.


There was a newer version of Zoom in the mid 1990's and Mr.Rogers Neighborhood continued to make shows until he passed away in 2003.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/10/12 at 11:58 am


There was a newer version of Zoom in the mid 1990's and Mr.Rogers Neighborhood continued to make shows until he passed away in 2003.


Yep and even has a young child I knew Mr. Rogers was before my time, I was sad when I found out he passed on, he was a very lovely man.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/10/12 at 12:01 pm


I have no idea where this was originally shown or if it was intended for school use only.  But I have been desperately looking for a video that was shown in my library class in elementary school (mid 90s) about an underground/hidden library that was being guarded from a group of bad guys who were out to destroy all books.  I don't remember much about it other than that, but if anyone else remembers this show, I would be forever grateful.

Amy,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-gJr7iU6kI
This movie is called "The Pagemaster."  Hope it is the one you were looking for.  It is one of my favorite movies!


That wasn't "The PageMaster" that movie was about a kid who traveled with three book through Adventure, Horror, and Fantasy. That person is describing some other movie.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Rachel on 07/10/12 at 9:56 pm

Anyone remember a show that started with "down down baby down by the roller coaster"?

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/10/12 at 10:07 pm

I don't remember what channel it was on, but I used to watch a show called "Eureka's Castle". Also the Big Comfy Couch.

I watched all the shows the OP talked about too, but I was more a Nick Jr. Kid.

Muppet Babies
Alegra's Window
Gullah Gullah Island
The Busy World of Richard Scary
Gumby
Little Bear
Rupert

are the ones I remember from when I was really young. I probably left out some big ones. I guess Blue's Clues too, but I was like 6 when that came out I think.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: Howard on 07/11/12 at 6:36 am


I don't remember what channel it was on, but I used to watch a show called "Eureka's Castle". Also the Big Comfy Couch.

I watched all the shows the OP talked about too, but I was more a Nick Jr. Kid.

Muppet Babies
Alegra's Window
Gullah Gullah Island
The Busy World of Richard Scary
Gumby
Little Bear
Rupert

are the ones I remember from when I was really young. I probably left out some big ones. I guess Blue's Clues too, but I was like 6 when that came out I think.


Muppet Babies had their final episode in 1990/1991 so I guess you were watching when the show was about to near it's end.

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/11/12 at 10:58 am

They were reruns, to be sure. This was in the mid 90s. But reruns or not, it was definitely my favorite of the ones on that list though! :D The Gumby episodes would have been reruns as well. But let it be known that when I was in preschool, I wasn't thinking about whether things were reruns or not -- I just wanted to be entertained :P

Subject: Re: PBS Kids Shows of the 1990's

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 07/18/12 at 12:48 am

Tots TV

Oh boy do I ever remember this. 

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This is the Canadian Tots TV theme song.  The PBS version Tilley spoke spanish.  :)

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