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17 Forgotten TV Heroes From Your Childhood

These are the people who made you who you are today.

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1. Without Art Attack's Neil Buchanan, today's children are oblivious to the many uses of pipe-cleaners.

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2. They'll never know the sacrifices made by Gareth Gates and the lasting legacy he left on men's hair styles.

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3. A jet to people who grew up without Gladiators is just a boring aeroplane, and not a living goddess worship by a nation on Saturday nights.

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4. Imagine living in a world without the kind, loving Duke from Tracey Beaker.

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5. And a world without Sandy from The O.C, with his magnificent eyebrows, just isn't worth living in.

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6. The name Sir Killalot means nothing, NOTHING, to those starting high school today.

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7. The fact Dave Benson Phillips helped a whole generation extract vengeance on their oppressors is completely lost on today's youth.

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8. And imagine a life in which you had no knowledge of Otis the Aardvark.

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9. The Chuckle Brothers probably look creepy as hell to people who didn't grow up watching their comedic antics.

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10. And they'd probably think that Dick and Dom was the name of a perverted sex act.

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11. "Who is that sassy cat and why is he talking?" – A kid from today seeing Salem from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch for the first time.

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12. "Why does that car have sad eyes?" – A stupid, modern kid seeing Brum for the first time.

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Lizo Mzimba from Newsround could have told you your dog had died and you'd still love the guy for his no nonsense, yet still calming delivery of news.

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13. That respect out of fear you had for Richard O'Brien from The Crystal Maze is a foreign feeling to people who didn't grow up in the era.

Are there people still locked in The Crystal Maze? We'll just never know.
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Are there people still locked in The Crystal Maze? We'll just never know.

14. Screw Mark Zuckerberg, Taj from Kerching! is the real online business idol the world needs.

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What happened to good ol' characters with strong moral values like Miss Grotke from Recess?

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15. And there's the guy from Raven, who let's be honest, was just weirdly hot.

He probably has the personality of a doorknob.
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He probably has the personality of a doorknob.