If you grew up in Canada in the late '80s and '90s, you probably watched these TV shows when the street lights came on (or on Saturday morning while eating your French Toast Crunch):
1. Mr. Dressup
How much did you want a tickle trunk of your own? It was basically a trunk full of imagination.
2. The Friendly Giant
3. Polka Dot Door
4. The Elephant Show with Sharon, Lois, and Bram
5. Today's Special
OMG I wanted to live in a department store so bad. Did anyone else sneakily try putting hats on mannequins when their mom wasn't looking? No? Just me?
PS. We were all obviously pretty tough preschoolers—that mouse is the stuff of nightmares.
6. The Big Comfy Couch
8. Under the Umbrella Tree
Holly, Iggy, Jacob, and Gloria made it look like having roommates was so much fun: Crafts! Songs! Life lessons gently delivered!
Somehow this did not pan out in real life.
As we got older and craved a bit more action, Animorphs had us covered with alien-fighting, animal-morphing teenagers. Totally scarred for life by the maggots being dropped into ears, though.