Thursday, October 30, 2008

Documentaries and Old TV Shows

This is a call for suggestions! We volunteer with our local library and I've recently requested that they get more documentaries and shows from the 70s and 80s. They're gratefully asking for more requests! Yay!

Please post ideas in your comments--here's what I've come up with so far with the help of some in our homeschool group:

Electric Company
Little Bear (the Elsa Holmelund Minarik variety)
Paddington Bear series
Hatchy Milatchy
Old Sesame Street Videos (when they used to teach kids how to READ!)
Dr. Who series
Planet Earth Series
Mad About You
Brady Bunch
Cosby Show
Yogi Bear
Old Jerry Lewis Movies


bythelbs said...

What, no love for Mr. Rogers?

I'll have to think on this some and get back to you.

April said...

Go Obama! I just thought I would say that-I saw your comment on Emily's blog.

Boquinha said...

Hey April! Welcome to our blog! Thanks for the comment. Feel free to search around the blog for more Obama love. :)

Boquinha said...

Lbs, I will always be grateful to Mr. Rogers for showing me how peanut butter is made. :)

emily said...

I'm still thinking....there were lots of shows I loved in the 80s.

J Fo said...


emily said...

oh, and april was at that obama rally in denver that had 100,000 people there. she's a real obama fan!

Boquinha said...

LOL! I saw that on her blog! :) Weird, I got your comment 4 times via email. I just came over to say, "Did you want me to know that REALLY badly or did it glitch?" I guess it glitched since I don't see it here 4 times. :P

Boquinha said...

How do you know April?

Lena said...

Kids Incorporated, Star Trek, Mork and Mindy, Get Smart (we just got the 1st season-love that show!) Hogan's Heros, Harry and the Hendersons, Gomer Pyle... hmm, I'm going to have to think some more.

terahreu said...

Facts of Life and Family Ties were my favourites as a kid. Also, the Muppet Show!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

"Schoolhouse Rock" - I can STILL sing the preamble to the Constitution at age 41 thanks to that show! (And I bet many of y'all can, too!) :-)

And I learned how a bill becomes a law, etc., etc.

Definitely "The Muppet Show", too.

Wonderer said...

Alone in the Wilderness is so cool...

(btw - I'm a friend of Emily's from high school - came across your blog and enjoy it!)

Boquinha said...

Thank you, everyone, for the great suggestions and the walk down memory lane, too!! HWHL, someone sang that to me today when I mentioned this comment! And, wonderer, welcome! I love getting visitors like this!! :) Nice to meet you and thanks for the suggestion! :)

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

You can get Schoolhouse Rock on DVD for your kids... my kids LOVE it... and now we can ALL sing the preamble to the constitution!

That was a GREAT show!
"Conjunction Junction"
"I'm Just a Bill"
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly... Get Your Adverbs Here!"
"The Shot Heart Round The World"

.... I really could go on and on.... :-)

Boquinha said...

That's not a bad idea, HWHL!