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What was your favorite edu-tainment show?

Magic School Bus
6
15%
Bill Nye the Science Guy
26
65%
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
5
13%
1,2,3 Contact
2
5%
Where in time is Carmen Sandiego?
1
3%
 
Total votes: 40
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Postby ptitqui » 30 Mar 2009, 08:14

...to educational TV programs for Kids.

When I was a kid, I remember watching The magic school bus, and Bill Nye, and Where in time is Carmen Sandiego.

I know there was a whole slew of other cartoons that I watched at the time, but do they have ANY equivalent Kid's programs on today? I watched Saturday morning cartoons with my brother the other day, and they didn't even have schoolhouse rock in between shows?

How are kids going to learn about conjunctions?

Was TV just better when I was kid?
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Postby Master Gunner » 30 Mar 2009, 08:30

I have to go with Bill Nye because, well, it's Bill Nye. They still show the show in science classes at my school. I remember the rest fondly too (except for 1,2,3 contact though, never heard of it).

And yes, TV was just better when you and I were kids.
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Postby Matt » 30 Mar 2009, 08:36

There are some serious omissions from this list.

Wishbone, Square One (particularly the mathnet segment), Beakman's World. the list continues.

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Postby Shandi » 30 Mar 2009, 08:41

Oh dudes, Wishbone would be MY pick!
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Postby Misty » 30 Mar 2009, 08:43

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2DH66nbB3Q

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Postby ptitqui » 30 Mar 2009, 08:45

Matt wrote:There are some serious omissions from this list.

Wishbone, Square One (particularly the mathnet segment), Beakman's World. the list continues.

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Aww Wishbone! Those were just the ones I could remember off hand. Never heard of Square one tho?
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Postby Matt » 30 Mar 2009, 08:46

I'm all about square one, personally. Mathnet was awesome.

But where in the world is Carmen sandiego is also a high ranker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_One_Television
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathnet

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Postby Metcarfre » 30 Mar 2009, 09:17

Matt wrote:I'm all about square one, personally. Mathnet was awesome.


+1

Square One was clutch. When I was young I thought there really were cops (a la Mathnet) that solved crimes using math.

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Postby Raine » 30 Mar 2009, 09:25

Beakman's World is a close copy of Bill Nye. But as well done tho, If I remember right...

But Bill Nye is the show I wanted to watch, and was i the class room all the time!

and some times Magic School Bus...
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Postby Matt » 30 Mar 2009, 09:41

Bill Nye (1993) actually premiered a year AFTER Beakman's world (1992), and Beakman's world was based off a comic strip called "You Can, with Beakman and Jax" which although wikipedia has precious little information on, is filed under "comic strips started in the 1980's"

So really, if anything's a copy, it's Bill Nye copying Beakman.

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Postby Kdz » 30 Mar 2009, 09:45

The comic strip is actually still printed in my newspaper. I don't know if they're reruns or not, though.
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Postby goat » 30 Mar 2009, 09:48

I voted for Bill, though catching Beakman was a rare and cherished treat of my youth.

It's hard to argue against a guy that has built a career out of teaching science to the masses.

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Postby ecocd » 30 Mar 2009, 09:57

Matt wrote:I'm all about square one, personally. Mathnet was awesome.

But where in the world is Carmen sandiego is also a high ranker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_One_Television
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathnet

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Many Mathnet episodes are available on Youtube.
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Postby Matt » 30 Mar 2009, 09:58

OH SHIT! MR. WIZARD!

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Postby Metcarfre » 30 Mar 2009, 10:00

ecocd wrote:Many Mathnet episodes are available on Youtube.


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Postby Matt » 30 Mar 2009, 10:01

Considering how many Juno Awards Nickelback won last night, I'm gonna vote "no".

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Postby Raine » 30 Mar 2009, 10:06

Matt wrote:Bill Nye (1993) actually premiered a year AFTER Beakman's world (1992), and Beakman's world was based off a comic strip called "You Can, with Beakman and Jax" which although wikipedia has precious little information on, is filed under "comic strips started in the 1980's"

So really, if anything's a copy, it's Bill Nye copying Beakman.

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Postby ptitqui » 30 Mar 2009, 10:08

*Watching Mathnet on youtube*

Wow, I can't believe I never saw this when I was a kid!
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Postby Metcarfre » 30 Mar 2009, 10:14

Matt wrote:Considering how many Juno Awards Nickelback won last night, I'm gonna vote "no".

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Postby Telaril » 30 Mar 2009, 10:15

I'm going to have to vote for Square One. (also, it's 3-2-1 Contact, not 1,2,3).

My next favorite was Reading Rainbow. Sesame street and the Electric company were also good (though Sesame Street is for younger kids, of course).
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Postby Cureless_Poison » 30 Mar 2009, 11:26

BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!
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Postby ptitqui » 30 Mar 2009, 11:33

Cureless_Poison wrote:BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!
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Postby Timelady » 30 Mar 2009, 11:43

Telaril wrote:I'm going to have to vote for Square One. (also, it's 3-2-1 Contact, not 1,2,3).

My next favorite was Reading Rainbow. Sesame street and the Electric company were also good (though Sesame Street is for younger kids, of course).



They just brought the Electric Company back, you know ( I know because I had bookmarks to give out at work).

I loved just about everything on that list. It's so hard to pick just one! Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego won out eventually, though, because of the music and the computer games :)
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Postby 2stepz » 03 Apr 2009, 12:20

I voted for 3,2,1 contact... but I really enjoyed the magazine more than the TV show. Honestly, I didn't watch much TV as a kid. I was (and am) much more of a get out there and learn by doing type of person. *shrugs* The farm life was good for me. =)
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Postby JesterJ. » 03 Apr 2009, 12:27

BILL BILL BILL BILL
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY

I met him one time, and I have his book with his signature in it. Also, my dad worked for him one time, since his show was based in Seattle. My dad actually taught biology to one of the teenagers that was a regular occurance on the show. Pretty damn nifty in my opinion.

Although, I heard he's kind of a dick; a friend of mine was rallying for Nader a few years back, and Bill Nye went up on the stand and started ranting about how Nader was just stealing votes, thinking my buddy was just some punk kid, blah blah blah. Bill Nye got politically-schooled hardcore.


I still love him, though.
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