Thread: Fond memories of 90's educational programing

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    Bill Nye (the science guy) has got to be my favorite. Along with him and my 7th grade science teacher, they instilled an intrest in science in me that still flourishes today and has been indespensable as a career path.

    The show always had great songs and bits, and Bill never presented the material to be something foreign or complicated, but instead made one's imagination go off in all sorts of weird tangents. The learning in that show was so damn easy to take. It just flowed right in with a smile and a song.
    I still remember hearing the intro song, and there is a part where it says "Inertia is a property of matter." It took me a few years to learn what that meant, but when I did, I remember telling my teacher "I learned this from Bill Nye (the science guy)."

    Can't forget about Wishbone either. That little terrier that would go through history for one reason or another...

    The Animaniacs, its easy to forget, was packed with educational material. The bit I remember most was the song about how big the universe is. The scope of the song kept expanding from solar system to galaxy to universe, with the ubiquitous refrain: "And we're just the size of itty bitty macaroni" (or something like that)

    I'm not sure if shows like this still exist for kids, but I would hope for their sake that they do... they really helped me get an early taste of what an education could offer. Can you all think of any I missed?
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    I remember Bill Nye...
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    I loved Bill Nye the Science Guy! We used to watch the tapes in school and I'd watch it afterschool all the time. Wishbone was good too, I still remember the theme song.

    Also, who can forget the Magic School Bus? That was the best show. I watched it every day after school too. I loved when we'd watch it in school and everyone would sing the theme song. Those were the days.
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    I watched all 3 of the already mentioned tv shows during the 90's!
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    Bill Nye

    Where In The Word Is Carmen San Diego?

    Reading Rainbow

    Wish Bone

    The Magic School Bus
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    -Bill Nye The Science Guy
    -Reading Rainbow
    -Arthur
    -Where In The World Is Carmen San Dieago?
    -Sesame Street
    -Barney
    -Shining Time Station
    -Mr. Rodgers
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    Come on, where's the love for Square One?

    I'm actually going to perform the "Nine, Nine, Nine" song for one of my educational classes--I am giving a math lesson for a grade and I have to use music. I found the video on YouTube and have been watching it a lot lately.
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    Speaking of Square One, I was just reading the wiki for it....check out the interesting factoids about their inclusion of references to the University of Michigan throughout the show...pretty humourous.

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_One_Television[/url]
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    Quote by PoopsMcGee
    -Bill Nye The Science Guy
    -Reading Rainbow
    -Arthur
    -Where In The World Is Carmen San Dieago?
    -Sesame Street
    -Barney
    -Shining Time Station
    -Mr. Rodgers


    *Watched all of those*
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    Those are all great but no one's mentioned Puzzle Place yet. That was a great educational program.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK7Lv0DhVPc[/url]
    WHAT?
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    Let's see. I watched a lot of education television in the 90s, and there are several shows I remember watching during that decade. They are:
    Sesame Street
    Square One TV
    Barney
    Reading Rainbow
    The Magic School Bus
    Mr. Rogers
    Shining Time Station
    Bill Nye
    Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?
    and more
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    I was quite fond of Toby Terrier, Puzzle Place, Wishbone, and Beakman's World, and Histeria at the time. Good shows. ^^
    Reminiscing hurts my brain.
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    - Fred Penner's Place
    - Beakmen's World
    - Bill Nye
    - Puzzle Place
    - Professor Iris
    - Mr. Dressup (I think he would count as educational..)
    - Sesame Street
    and most likely more.
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    Quote by Derrick
    Those are all great but no one's mentioned Puzzle Place yet. That was a great educational program.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK7Lv0DhVPc[/url]


    Oh yeah, I forgot about that one, too...
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    Animainiacs weren't educational


    I used to watch

    Beakman's World
    Bill Nye
    3-2-1 Contact
    Square One
    Ghost Writer
    Bill Nye The Svience Guy
    Reading Rainbow
    Mr. Rogers
    Sesame Street
    umm.... hmmm

    Some of these were early to late 80s
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    I remember seeing Puzzle Place although I was 14 when it aired.
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