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Old 12-06-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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The man who created Mr Squiggle died in Sydney recently, after a long illness.

Man behind Mr Squiggle dies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IWlOtJ5X_k
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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loved Mr Squiggle.... hanging up side down off the couch trying to figure out what he is drawing.

Miss Jane! Miss Jane !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ks797n8B9g
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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RIP Norman "Mr Squiggle" Hetherington!

I remember that show too. Such a simple, cute concept had us all fascinated, on the edge of our seats wondering what the drawing would be.

I also used to enjoy Professor Julius Sumner Miller. "Why is it so?" I think his show was called. Made science fun.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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A wonderful show

Clever too, with great characters Squiggle, Blackboard and his pet Rocket
Now I'm starting to feel really old, was it That long ago when it last aired ?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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ending in 1999...wow, all those kids missed out on Mr Squiggle.

you're really old if you remember Romper Room
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Mister Squiggle! Those were the days...kids got to send in 'squiggles' and Mr. Squiggle would draw something. He lived on the moon or something if I recall.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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That is something from my childhood,along with Bill and Ben,Romper Room,and Play School.

Kind of sad.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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A wonderful show

Clever too, with great characters Squiggle, Blackboard and his pet Rocket
Now I'm starting to feel really old, was it That long ago when it last aired ?
"Hu-rry up!!!"
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Looks like Mr. Squiggles was like Canada's "Mr. Dressup."

*Mr. Dressup is gone now too? Died in 2001? I really feel out of the loop.

I wonder if any of these shows will be replaced?
(Romper Room, Mr. Squiggles, Mr. Dressup... there was also at least one children's science show on Saturday morning)

Most of the kids shows I've seen lately,
if they have any real-life characters doing the acting, they are "always" in ridiculous outfits
and it's too easy to tell that they are not acting natural.
(makes it seem like programming for babies with short attention spans, not intelligent developing minds)

Last edited by ColdCanadian; 12-09-2010 at 08:40 PM..
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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A wonderful show

Clever too, with great characters Squiggle, Blackboard and his pet Rocket
Now I'm starting to feel really old, was it That long ago when it last aired ?
The rocket!!! that was the best...!

Coldy, some kids shows are okay -we still have playschool and I'm pretty sure the format is still the same - but yeah there are some odd things on for kids now-a-days
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