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30 Minute Toy Commercials

In this episode we look at some of the ways that children’s television took a drastic turn in the early 80s. From the ending and cancellation of some long-standing educational series to the beginnings of toy-driven scripting, we dive right in.

Who has fond memories? Who could not possibly care less about nostalgia? What would Soviet Sesame Street sound like? Find out all this and more on this episode of Meanwhile at Temple

  • Soviet Sesame Street would have been amazing
  • Captain Kangaroo sees into your soul
  • Do not stare at that image of Captain Kangaroo too long or you will drown in ping pong balls
  • Marketing wasn’t limited to toys. Series like Shirt Tales were born of greeting cards