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What Canadian Kids Thought About While Watching TV

Fred Penner's hollow log. Mr. Dressup's mad drawing skillz. Bram's love triangle. And what the heck was wrong with PJ Katie and her clay farm?

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"I need to find a log to crawl though ..."

I still can’t traipse through the forest without hearing Fred Penner's theme song. Boing boing bonggggg. Boing boing bongggggg.
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I still can’t traipse through the forest without hearing Fred Penner's theme song. Boing boing bonggggg. Boing boing bongggggg.

"Fred Penner is the best guitar-player in the whole world."

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Remember when he played “Dancin' in the Street”? Kids' TV today is nowhere near as cool.

( ... He still has major groupies)

#FredPenner4Lyfe
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#FredPenner4Lyfe

"What's wrong with PJ Katie?"

When she wrinkled her nose like a pig and flailed her head around, snorting, you’d swear she was having a seizure.
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When she wrinkled her nose like a pig and flailed her head around, snorting, you’d swear she was having a seizure.

"Somebody should pay me to play with clay."

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YouTube videos of people playing with toys are really popular now, so PJ Katie was ahead of her time. She was a goddamn pioneer, really.

"I hope my parents forget me in a department store overnight."

Puppets mingling with real people. Mice the size of housecats. Department decorators who work all night. Livin' the dream.
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Puppets mingling with real people. Mice the size of housecats. Department decorators who work all night. Livin' the dream.

"Wait, why is Jodie grabbing Jeff ... down there?"

They're buds, and they hang out every night. But there was serious sexual tension between Jodie and Jeff ... you know, as soon as he'd turned into a person.
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They're buds, and they hang out every night. But there was serious sexual tension between Jodie and Jeff ... you know, as soon as he'd turned into a person.

"Why does Bram have two wives?"

Were Sharon, Lois, and Bram really all just friends? Or was this musical trio giving us our first taste of polygamy?
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Were Sharon, Lois, and Bram really all just friends? Or was this musical trio giving us our first taste of polygamy?

( ... it appears Bram eventually settled on Sharon)

Sharon and Bram still perform musical shows together, like this one. (Lois stepped aside in 2000 so their love could bloom.)
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Sharon and Bram still perform musical shows together, like this one. (Lois stepped aside in 2000 so their love could bloom.)

"Is the guy on 'Eric's World' Bram's cousin?"

Kind of. But not really. They just both play guitar, and look alike, and sound alike.
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Kind of. But not really. They just both play guitar, and look alike, and sound alike.

"Is Casey a boy or a girl?"

Mr. Dressup's long-time puppet sidekicks were Casey and Finnegan. Casey's gender was actually ambiguous.
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Mr. Dressup's long-time puppet sidekicks were Casey and Finnegan. Casey's gender was actually ambiguous.

"Mr. Dressup is the best drawer EVER ..."

He'd use those really soft, sharp crayons that are the stuff crafty dreams are made of ...
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He'd use those really soft, sharp crayons that are the stuff crafty dreams are made of ...

"... and I love the way he calls it 'sticky tape.'"

Werk that tape, Mr. D
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Werk that tape, Mr. D

"I wish my parents loved me enough to make me a Tickle Trunk full of costumes."

Oddly enough, it always looked empty except (for exactly the costume he needed that day).
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Oddly enough, it always looked empty except (for exactly the costume he needed that day).

"Why does Holly live with three animals?"

On "Under The Umbrella Tree," Holly roomed with Iggy the iguana, Jacob the blue jay, and Gloria the ... wait, what was she? A groundhog? A gopher?
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On "Under The Umbrella Tree," Holly roomed with Iggy the iguana, Jacob the blue jay, and Gloria the ... wait, what was she? A groundhog? A gopher?

( ... but honestly, I don't she enjoyed it very much)

She seemed a little uptight for the arrangement, didn't she?
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She seemed a little uptight for the arrangement, didn't she?

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