Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings
Debut: January 01, 1977
Ended: January 01, 1978
Debut: January 01, 1977
Ended: January 01, 1978

A British children's animated series about the adventures of a young child named Simon, who has a magic chalkboard. Things that Simon draws on the chalkboard become real in the Land of Chalk Drawings, which Simon can enter by climbing over a fence near his home with a ladder. This children's adventure normally lasted about five or so minutes. It was made famous by Mike Myers' imitation of it on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s. There was a Canadian remake of the series in the early 2000s.

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11 years, 1 month ago
Yea, this show had a fleeting moment in my memory because of Pinwheel. Very nostalgic stuff here.
    12 years, 2 months ago
    I too was told I imagined this cartoon. I do remember something about a bobby eating his nightstick, although I can't say for sure. Will have to go over to youtube and check it out. :)
      12 years, 9 months ago
      aww i seen both the old and new series, they're so cute! :)
        13 years, 4 months ago
        I remember Simon!
          14 years, 5 months ago
          Well if you YOUTUBE this show you can see one of the episodes. I miss this, it used to come on Pinwheel and Captain Kangaroo. Great TV!
            14 years, 5 months ago
            OK, this is important. For the longest time as a child and later adult, i thought i had IMAGINED this show. And i became even more confused when the saturday night live skit featuring mike meyers as Simon, the "i like to do draw-rings" kid in the bathtub used the melody of part of the theme song as the intro for his skit. I responded, on some deep level of memory recognition, to part of this melody, and then remembered that the protagonist's name had been Simon. Incidentally, although this is NOT the purpose of my comment, did anyone else ever wonder WHY Mike Meyers chose to steal the character's name, part of the theme song melody, and the idea of drawings.....and to transpose this into a bathtub, where he proceeded to enact some extremely lame skits about a British child of inattentive parents? I remember one featuring Danny Devito in particular that was interminable. Of course, knowing SNL's habit of turning marginally funny characters into feature-length films, I guess i should feel lucky that "Simon the bathtub Draw-er" was never made into an equally unfunny movie! But that's neither here nor there.

            My query, however, is this: Was there a british policeman, or bobby, as a character on this show? A policeman with a prominent mustache who had a predilection for (and if i HAVE imagined this, it will sound bizarre; forgive me) EATING his nightstick? I have a distinct memory of a nightstick-chomping Bobby character somehow meshed with "Simon in the land of chalk drawings" in my head. Am I insane, did I make this up, or IS THERE SUCH A CHARACTER?

            As trivial as this may seem, its has been troubling me for about 18 years, because i've never found anyone even aware of the show, (other than this page, happily) let alone familiar with the cast.

            Please clue me in! My computer is currently too slow to watch clips from the show, so someone with a sharp memory, LET ME KNOW! PLEASE!
              14 years, 10 months ago
              I forgot that this was on Captain Kangaroo.
                15 years, 4 months ago
                I still love the old Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings. The one on TeleToon just isn't the same.

                Well, you know my name is Simon
                and the thiings I draw come true.
                Oh the pictures take me take me
                climbing over the garden wall with you

                Well, you know my name is Simon
                and the thiings I draw come true.
                Oh the pictures take me take me
                climbing over the garden wall with you
                  15 years, 4 months ago
                  I adored Captain Kangaroo and remember this show well.
                    15 years, 5 months ago
                    I also remember seeing this during Captain Kangaroo and for some reason I was a little freaked out by it. I wish I could see one of the shows again.
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