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16 Canadian TV Shows That Totally Shaped Your Childhood

Because you really wanted a tickle trunk.

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

7. Babar

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.

9. Animorphs

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.

10. Goosebumps

11. Are You Afraid of the Dark?

12. ReBoot

13. Video and Arcade Top 10

14. The Odyssey

15. Uh-Oh

16. And finally... Breaker High

We had some great children's programming in Canada in the '80s and '90s. Kids these days don't know what they're missing.