Hello everyone! My name is Ranny and I am having a hard time remembering this quiz show that would air on Saturday mornings on CBS circa 89-90? I can't quite remember. The only reason why I even recall this show is cos I used to be quite scared of it--particularly the parts where the kid contestants would try to name a famous painting and this eerie guitar song would play while they would give their response. I even had a nightmare about it and still vividly remember it--The only reason why I enjoyed watching it woz cos I wanted to learn more about history and such. lol. I think it aired around at 6 in the morning--I woz four at the time, or maybe 5? Any help would be greatly appreciated, or perhaps a clip of that eerie song? lol, that would be fun to hear again!
Then, there woz a cartoon show that aired in the early 90's I believe on ABC, at night? I think--about some rats that lived in Washington D.C? Or they just had adventures on the streets...I would love watching it--but I can't remember a lot about it. Thanks for all your help, I hope I can get some responses from people with a top notch memory
hmm, i'm afraid it's not kidstreet...but once I saw the YT promo, I kind of remembered that show too. I think...lol. Thank you for your help, though!
Maybe if I am more specific. I live in California, and the quiz show used to air on CBS channel 2 or perhaps it was NBC channel 4, I remember that the set had a lot of yellow? umm, it woz like a show that covered a lot of topics I guess, but all I can really remember are those segments where they would look at an image (a painting such as the Mona Lisa) and name what it was. Then, they would show that image on the screen while there was a song playing in the background and I believe the instrument was like an electric guitar-it was a simple instrumental song--like three guitar string sounds repeating, over and over...or something along those lines. ough~why is remembering so hard. ha. but golly, it would be great to see an episode of that again. hmmm.
"Then, there woz a cartoon show that aired in the early 90's I believe on ABC, at night? I think--about some rats that lived in Washington D.C? Or they just had adventures on the streets...I would love watching it--but I can't remember a lot about it. Thanks for all your help, I hope I can get some responses from people with a top notch memory"
Straydog, you're absolutely right! I actually can't believe I remembered that the setting was in D.C. lol, I was just guessing. Aw, but I really enjoyed watching that show--especially since it was aired at night, cartoons were rarely shown in prime time back then--I mean, we only had the simpsons.
Well, thanks again and if anyone else wants to rekindle their love for Capitol Critters, then take a look at these youtube videos I found from the show--I even remembered that little mouse playing the violin at the end. ha.
rannypants, did/do you live in Los Angeles? I think you are talking about Kidquiz. I think that was the name of the show it was a locally produced show. But for some reason I can't find anything on it.
Yes... I too lived in the SFV and desperately tried to have my elementary school class added to the rounds of competition of Kidquiz - only to have the call screener give me phone numbers for numbers that were "disconnected or no longer in service".
The show mentioned here is in fact Kidquiz... but the mystery that remained is who was 'that' artist that played the eerie, nightmarish music in the background. I pondered and throughout the years, I heard the song only to have it quickly dashed from my mind. As it turns out, the songs from our childhood play daily as the background music of talk and variety shows here in Japan. Last week, for the first time in over twenty years I heard the song that you were all looking for. I was unable to find it after a week of pondering who it might be... ELO... U2... Not 'dark' enough to be Ozzy Osborne or obscure enough to be A-ha. Finally I tracked down the name and the title of that song:
'Sirius' by the "Alan Parsons Project"
I too felt the cold tinge of mystery and darkness in this music - over twenty years ago and even now when listening to it. In listening to it, I hope that you too can feel the past of your yesteryear.
Over the years, I have been called many things and have gone by many names. But for the time being... you may call me 'the illustrious K'. I bid you good night.