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14 Things You Likely Didn't Know About Your Favorite Childhood Shows

Do you know the original name for the Powerpuff Girls, what Krabby Patties are made of, or why Timmy Turner's hat is pink? Well you've come to the right place.

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5. There was a controversy in 1999 over whether Tinky Winky was gay.


The rumors became so widespread that creators made official statements including "The fact that he carries a magic bag doesn't make him gay." — Steve Rice (spokesperson for Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co.)

6. The main dog that played Wishbone was named Soccer.

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Keeping in mind the location of many of his adventures, perhaps he should have been called football. Soccer was also known for a lot of commercial work with companies such as Nike. How very sporting.

7. The Magic School Bus theme song was performed by Little Richard.

He also blessed us with the 1995 theme to Casper (the Friendly Ghost) and a number of other children's songs, but let's be honest, The Magic School Bus is the winner.

8. As of 2012, there's an app version of Reading Rainbow.


Host LaVar Burton spent 18 months acquiring all the rights to the show in order to create the app with business partner, Mark Wolfe. The app has been widely successful.


9. It's been suggested that Krabby Patties may be vegetarian.

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The Krabby Patty recipe is a well-kept secret, however, rumor has it that Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg has suggested that the special burgers might be meat-free, otherwise some residents of Bikini Bottom would be cannibals.

12. Bob the Builder did a cover of "Mambo No.5" which reached #1 on UK charts.

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It includes the lyrics "A little bit of tiling on the roof, a little bit of making waterproof, a little bit of concrete mixed with sand, a little bit of Bob, the builder man." But you can hear the whole glorious thing for yourself here.

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