Your Weekly Kuhnspiration (October 9, 2012)

I love children’s television. Wait, let me rephrase that: I LOVED children’s television while I was growing up. I’m not sure that now I would find anything that would still resonate with that quirkly little girl who was delighting in Kermit the Frog and Henrietta Pussycat back in 1973.  But earlier this week, I found that little girl again – the one whose mom dressed her in all of those really girlie dresses and boots even though she completely wanted to wear jeans and sneakers back then!  I found a complete episode of Mister Rogers Neighborhood on YouTube (just one more reason I love that website) and watched the whole thing.

Ahem, while I worked, of course. (Here’s the link if you want to get nostalgic, too.)

So I thought what better inspiration for this week’s Kuhnspiration creative thinking question:

When you were a little kid – 2-6 years old – what television shows inspired and entertained you the most, and why? What was it about those shows/characters that left such a lasting impression?

I realize that I have a variety of generations who may be reading this blog, so the possibilities are endless, but I can’t wait to hear what pop cultural memories bring out the child in you.

Have fun reminiscing, and I’ll be back in touch later in the week with my own observations – and yes, my TV viewing expeditions traveled did extend outside the city limits of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

Cheers to finding that daily spark in your life!



  1. Yes I loved Mr. Rogers and I am as old as the first episode of Sesame Street with the infamous Big Bird and Friends, however the most impressionable shows for me were Electric Company and Zoom! Morgan Freeman was funny and I still can recall almost all of the info I learned- ha 🙂 Zoom was cool because you could send in letters and also they would send stuff back. SASE (self addressed stamped envelope)

    So thankful for

  2. PBS. At home, it’s all I was allowed to watch. I ‘m pretty sure I would have still watched it. My parents never bought me all the crap I buy for my kids. And I am thankful for THAT too 🙂

  3. Mister Rogers and Captain Kangaroo were favorites….but Daniel Boone, Davey Crockett and Little House on the Prairie fill my memories more.

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