A question for children of the 70's/Early 80's. (I FOUND IT!)

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I'm going to sound like a crazy person...

Do any of you remember a PBS childrens show featuring a woman and puppets?

I remember a portion of the show that was like "Hee-Haw"; with a large garishly painted wall with doors, and the puppets would open the door, stick their heads out, tell a joke and close them.

Towards the episodes end, the woman would sit on a blue-screen cloud and read letters from viewers. (and I think wave at the kids from above.)

During the end credits, a wagon would go past the screen pulled by these marionette horses.


That is all I remember. Faint outlines of this show that must have been in reruns by the time I saw it.

I must have been very young when they aired.


Anyone know its name?


UPDATE: "THE FROOZLES" aka "THE LAND OF FROOZE" !!!




"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

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"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
Updated On: 1/24/08 at 12:31 AM
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The only person I can remember (going back to the 60's?) is Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop.
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nah this show wasn't even one-tenth the quality of Shari Lewis.
"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
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upon further thinking - I believe the woman was flying and pointing to viewers homes down below.


This show sounds so f'd up.



"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
Updated On: 11/18/07 at 02:12 AM
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I'd say you were imagining it, but most shows in that time period were messed up.
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so many children's shows seem like they are on acid though.

What was that one with the gelatinous masses of goo the sing nonsense?
The Boobles or something like that
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You just want to see me in a straight-jacket.

But I know it was real, because it came on right before Mr. Mihuta's Art Chest.
"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
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I don't remember that one, Taz.
"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
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I was being toally serious:
click on the blobs!
....but the world goes 'round
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ohh those things. I thought you were describing a show while we were growing up.
"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
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EDIT: Nevermiiiiiiiiind.... Taz beat me.



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Updated On: 11/18/07 at 02:23 AM
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lol, that's exactly what I was talking about!

Matty, it wasn't puffenstuff was it?
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Nope.

but it was in that family (and by family, I mean drug-inducing) - only not sid and marty, and no where near teh production value.
"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
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i'm trying to think of the shows i watched as a kid.

um, you already said Lamb Chop.

Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
Capitan Kangaroo
Romper Room
Fraggle Rock
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mateo---what you're describing sounds like a local or regional show. Not a national one.

What area did you grow up in? You'd probably have better luck targeting '70s and '80s kids who grew up there.
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May be "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie"? But that was earlier than the 70's, and more of my siblings generation.
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I also wondered if it might be Kukla, Fran and Ollie.
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If I'm too young to have watched Kukla Fran and Ollie, Mateo certainly was!

But you can see how they influenced Sid and Marty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IvsHAGQRtA
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I just looked up "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie," and that is not it. Thanks though!



Bestie- I grew up in the Los Angeles area. So, it may have been local - but I swear the woman would read fan mail or give "shout outs" to kids in different states.
"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
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IT sounds like the end of Romper Room- which was produced in many cities for local broadcast starting in the 60's- it ended with the hostess looking through a "Magic mirror" she held up and calling out to the kids watching her "I see Bobby and Leeane and Marty and Jill & Tony..."

I used to give her the "Finger" and hope she'd yell at me.
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It sounds like Romper Room to me too. Joe described it exactly as I remember.

http://www.tvparty.com/lostromper.html
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Mateo,

I feel your pain in not being able to identify a beloved show form your childhood. I have been trying to track down a show for YEARS, to no avail. It aired around '87-'88 and was about two siblings (and older sister and younger brother) who had an amulet to transport them back and forth between a magical land. It was live-action, but the creatures in this land were Jim Henson-esque puppets, although I don't think it was Jim Henson.

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it really does sound like romper room.

i was on romper room. :)
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I looked up romper room - and that is not it. although the whole magnifying glass-thing is similar.


"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"