Top 25 Weirdest Kid Shows Of The 60s 70s and 80s Part 1

Zoomwas aPBSshow written for kids, by kids and this was a huge part of its appeal. It had an inmates running the asylum vibe that kids ate up, but probably drove adults crazy. All that being said, teaching kids creativity and acceptance of others differences was laudable. But all people really remember is that damn song!

bozo the clown ended in the 90s and not the 80S because i remember watching him as a kid and i was born in 85 also Krusty the clow was inspired a clown named Rusty the clow a local Tv clown that Matt use to watch as a kid

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Judy, that would be Far Out Space Nutswhich featured Bob Denver from Gilligans Island. Yet another amazingly weird Sid and Marty Krofft concoction!

I do remember that! If Id done a longer list I wouldve included that, and the Rubiks cube cartoon. And what was the one where the ugly dog had a giant doghouse over his head? I just thought of that one after the fact.

A 40-somethings musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.

All about you? It was a program from about 1975. I used to think she was a nurse or doctor who happened to have the chance to do a children s educational short but she talked about a lot of things not just the human body.

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But it wouldnt have been so obvious if the animation actually MOVED! Nothing except those creepy, hypnotically askew gaping maws.

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I remember watching a show on sat morning and the end of the show when the actors were on stage this big fat mascot puppet walked up and was always hungry and would end up eating one of the actors. Does anyone remember this ?

The segments were a smorgasbord of weird assery. BetweenDr Shrinker, Electra Women and Dyna Girl, Wonder Bug, Bigfoot and Wildboy and Mongo Worldyou didnt know what hit you. TakeWonder Bug; kids attach a magic horn to a junked up dune buggy. This makes it fly and fight crime. What?!?

Does anyone remember a late 80s early 90s science show on Saturday morning that featured an Asian scientist guy doing experiments on a live stage , it wasnt around long im pretty sure it only aired on Saturday

What hero would do arm motion and say the end then the monster would basically blow up? I thought it was Ultraman but he doesnt do it from what I can tell.

Slim Goodbodysmessage was commendable. The guy just wanted to keep kids healthy and active. But wearing a skin-tight unitard with his guts showing made him quite unappealing. He rocked a killer afro though. He looked like a streaker running off  mid-surgery (He also looked like a clone of Ron Palillo, aka Arnold Horschach fromWelcome Back Kotter). Thankfully his genitals werent illustrated.

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Heh! I havent seen a single one of these. So I guess I didnt have such a warped childhood, after all!

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It debuted in the U.S. during 1979,  perfect timing given post-Star Warsmania.

You mean the show featured in the SYFY show Channel Zero?

I remember a black woman that had a green hand puppet named seymore I think. Was he a bookworm maybe? I believe it may have been a story telling show. Cant find it anywhere! I was born in 1970 and I remember channel surfing through the limited channels in the early AM. Please tell me this was not my imagination. I think he was a sock puppet with pipe cleaner eyeglasses. Around the same time as Shari Lewis and Lamb chop.

Kids today will probably grow up and recallYo Gabba Gabbaas the weirdest and coolest kid show of their generation(weird fact, I used to hang out withDJ Lancein my college years). And 90s kids recall theTeletubbies. But most current childrens television is dismal.

Sid And Marty Krofftwere TV producers responsible for many nutty kid shows (Indeed, theyll be mentioned aLOTin Part Two). Their programs had crazy psychedelic imagery, but they deny any substances contributing to the weirdness.

Add in a lack of political correctness and you had a molotov cocktail of WTF.

Langdon: How dare you disrespect Chuck like that…

I was born in 1971, and between60s reruns,70sgrooviness and80sdreck,Generation Xhad the

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Still stumped on that one, even after a thorough google search!

This hotel was assorted with a bunch of odd puppets. But by far, the weirdest wasBlob, a lump of clay molded into different shapes, with varying facial expressions. Just imagine a melted Mr Potato Head. His voice was the real show stopper, a bunch of garbled guffaws, wheezes, and vomitous eruptions.

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I found this article much later than you did, but I just wanted to let you know that you arent the only person to remember this, I do to! I just wish I had the name of the show to give you as well, but I havent been able to find it anywhere. So maybe a year from now someone else will find this article and comments section and will be able to fill in this blank for us.

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Who remembers a kids show that had two astronauts. At the start he says, Its time fir lunch. The other guy thinks he says launch and starts the rocket?

Does anyone remember Candle Cove? The puppet show from 1971.

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I was just looking for the same thing and I found it! Joyas Fun School!

Why? You had several factors working with/against each other.

Star BlazersakaSpaceship Yamato, was an early anime import along withSpeed RacerandBattle Of The Planets.

SLIS: Interesting, I never heard that before!…

I dont remember most of these, but I loved Zoom, Bozo & the Krofft Supershow. I do remember slim goodbody too.

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Take a journey back into time for the 25 Weirdest Kid Television Shows of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

A kid show, hosted by a loud-mouth clown, with a cheap, garish set. It inspiredThe SimpsonscharacterKrusty the Clownalong with plenty of nightmares. I wonder why I ever watched this. Its an obnoxious host and show lacking joy, organization, and humor. Kind of like the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Sure its for a good cause, but the presentation is atrocious!

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ops i wish i could edit my comment i meant to say inspired by a clown

Wow this list takes me back and makes me realize how twisted TV was back then!

TheSupershowhad live-action segments interspersed with numbers by the glam-rock band Kaptain Kool And The Kongs. Their songs were actually written by the squeaky-clean Osmonds, but the lyrics seemed pretty trippy:

Earth was a nuked out wasteland and a ship is sent to a distant world which has a cure to reverse the ecological damage.

Grace: Does anyone remember Candle Cove? The puppet show …

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SLIS: You mean the show featured in the SYFY show Channe…

Religious groups were also making kid shows, and their attempt to mold young minds was just as surreal and unnerving.

Starblazers was a fantastic sci-fi adventure. It is still my favorite cartoon of all time, and you got some of your facts wrong. There are about a dozen episodes of the first 52 episodes in which nobody died. And the wave motion gun was used in only about 11 different episodes. Plus, all the music was original.

Anyone remember My world and welcome to it and Wait till your father gets home?

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I dare any adult to watch the Disney Channel for more than 5 minutes without feeling bleak about the future. Its all bargain basement sit-coms and musical poop. Pass the cyanide capsules, please.

I could only imagine staying in a hotel and hearing Blobs repulsive laugh-barfing through the walls. Not exactly a restful stay.

Ring any bells? Otherwise this is a new one on me!

Remember whenConan OBrienused todo skits with a real mouth superimposed over a celebritys headshot? They stole it here, which used the same technology for its animation. Even as a 5-year-old, this juxtaposition made me ill at ease.

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Trying to remember the storytelling show where the big book would open up and she would stretch and tell a story?

Its amazing the show aired here at all. American cartoons never showed killing, butStar Blazerswas some bleak shit. People got killed en masse each episode! And not just red shirts, major characters! You actually got emotional over losing these wide-eyed, rapid speaking folks.

I was trying to remember the name of a show I used to watch along the lines of Bill Nye the Science Guy. It was a young woman with a pleasant voice who instructed children on on the human body. I dont know whether it was the 1960s or 1970s and I believe it was on during daytime hours. Anyone familiar? I was in New York State at the timein case it was a local program.

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Here are the 25 weirdest kids television shows from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Covering the charmingly odd, delightfully weird and nightmarishly upsetting. If anybody wants to relieve this wackiness, I haveAmazonlinks where available under each title.

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Im drawing a blank..but it sounds like Ultraman in theory, but I dont recall the end bit.

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Trying to remember the name of a cartoon show based on cave dwellers, there was a park near

TheThree Stoogeswere huge in reruns in the 70s, andHanna Barberathought kids would love a show where they were in cyborg form. But given all the original actors had died, the poor voice impersonators and crap animation made this nothing but a pale, albeit bizarre imitation.

Saturday morning. Show that had 3 hippy type brothers that were dressed. In white overalls who showed up in a step van then would unload it a and I think painted something and then some time they would. Be offered. A chocolate covered negate and they respond by snapping. There fingures clapping there hands and saying no thanks were trying to cut down

Drawing a blank Markus! Anyone else have any ideas? Sounds intriguing!

Perhaps if he didnt look like a flayed pervert we might have better heeded his lesson and not be an obese nation overly dependant on technology. He was a prophet as youll see below:

Imagine a weekly TV show with Godzilla production values. That wasUltraman, a Japanese import. A Giant Robot who fought all sorts of oversize critters, it was charming despite its sub-par special effects (his costume is awesome though).  Check out this clip, and be especially mindful of theweird chicken monkey at the 1:39 mark.

The money shot each episode was theWave-Motion Gun, a giant laser cannon that fired from inside the heroes ship the Argo. It seems like that weapon would just make whole ship blow up, but boy did it look cool:

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I remember the show and the woman but I also cannot remember the name of it. Someone out there must know!

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I also recall a show called Kidd Video which capitalized on 80s music video popularity. Very strange.

I googled kid show puppets eating actors and this popped up:

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It was Mighty Man and Yuck! Ill give them an honorable mention. Anyone elseremember this?

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Imagine a bunch of obnoxious kids wearing rugby shirts, yelling a vile theme song and making tie-die. ThatsZoomin a nutshell. Check out the unhinged opening titles:

Mt Rushmore that had copies of the houses and cars etc that was a part of the TV show. I took my kids to see it in the summer of 1966

If its something else that was exclusively on another local PBS station only then Im stumped. I loved Wordsmith.

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Was there ever a show called Messenger or something similar? It was a giant robots show, most were controlled by some man or doctor trying to take over the world or harm it in some way, but there was one good robot guided or driven by the good guy. Any one? I believe it was from the 1960s-1970s.

Well perhaps a few more in the next installment might jar your memory. I think we all were pretty warped lol.

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