I've gone through other kid's shows, but these are what I grew up with in the late 70s, early 80s. These were my favorites as a very young kid.
top 5 Sesame Street characters was covered earlier, but in addition to the characters, the way Sesame Street approached education is what made the show great. It was all about teaching through examples you could find in the real world--ten apples in the bag at the supermarket or whatever. To this day, I credit Sesame Street with my ability to count to 20 (and my deficiency at higher numbers).
Bloodhound Gang segment. Simply amazing.
coolest kids' theme-song of all time.
I'm about to commit a cardinal Kooz Top 5 sin. Way back in my first post, I said that I wouldn't give more than 5 answers to the top 5--no ties, no tier 2, nothing "also considered." But I need to give two shout-outs. First, Captain Kangaroo deserves a mention--it wasn't my favorite show, but he's in the pantheon with Fred Rogers and Mr. Hooper. Also on the same level is Mr. Wizard, whose various shows I caught only sporadically, but still had an impact on my life. Anyway, share this post via Facebook and Twitter, and share your thoughts on these and other shows in the comments below!