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Posted on Aug 8, 2015

14 Times "Wishbone" Inspired You To Read

"What's the story, Wishbone?"

1. When each episode name was a cute pun on a book title.

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And when you read your favorite books you immediately imagined the lead as a cute Jack Russell Terrier.

2. When he made the classics relevant by pairing them each with a modern day life lesson.

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And it lead you to look at the parallels in your own life.

3. When he made reading look cool and sophisticated.

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You could even hear him narrating in your head when you read on your own.

4. When he suavely charmed Catherine Morland with his literary refrences.

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And you knew that one day you'd hopefully date someone who shared your love of literature too.

5. When he played Romeo and introduced us to the Bard.

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And was debonair AF.

6. When he encouraged Joe (his human) to read.

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"Come on Joe, it's time for Ivanhoe!"

7. When he made literary heroes seem cooler than superheroes.

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With his ON POINT Robin Hood impression.

8. When he investigated mysteries as Sherlock Holmes.

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And you clung to the edge of your sofa to find out whodunit.

9. When he played Rip Van Winkle and grew an old-man beard.

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And you immediately wanted to read Rip Van Winkle to find out more details about how someone could still be alive after sleeping for a century.

10. When he made Greek myths memorable.

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Cutest (and tiniest) Hercules ever.

11. When he made literary references while Ellen was feeding him dinner.

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"Please Ellen, can I have some more?"

12. When he told the story of Joan of Arc and stood up for gender equality.

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And encouraged Sam to try out for the boy's soccer team, gender be damned.

13. When the "Halloween Hound" episode gave you your first taste of horror with a spooky re-telling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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And Wishbone naturally made the perfect Ichabod Crane.

14. When he introduced you to The Odyssey — and you later realized that his version was waaaaay easier to understand than in high school.

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Basically, Wishbone's imaginative abridged versions of stories are the reason why you're a book nerd today.

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