Canadian kids had some pretty hilarious shows to watch
Screen time? What's that?
Science to the rescue!
The Edison Twins
Remember Muffy the mouse?
Today's Special
Do you remember that funky pineapple?
Téléfrançais
A show we all knew and loved
The Raccoons
The 'Suntots' taught us valuable lessons
The Smoggies
This show tried to educate us about money...
Streets Cents
Do you remember Iggy, Jacob and Gloria??
Under the Umbrella Tree
Do you remember the 'Keeners'?
Camp Cariboo
The Friendly Giant
The word bird visited often
Fred Penner's Place
Polka Dot Door
A Canadian classic
Mr. Dress Up
We grew up with these kids
The Kids of Degrassi Street
You might get slimed on this show...
You Can't Do That On Television
The background music was legendary...
The Body Works
Can you still sing
The Elephant Show
Could you name them all?
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Canadian kids had some pretty hilarious shows to watch

Growing up in the 1980s in Canada was quite the experience! Biking around without a helmet, walking to the corner store to buy some 'Popeye' candy cigarettes or a giant Mr. Freeze, and of course, watching loads of TV!

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Screen time? What's that?

Our parents were not too concerned about screen-time, especially on Saturday mornings and on summer vacation. Join us on a trip down memory lane and see if you can identify these iconic Canadian children's tv programs from the 80s!

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Science to the rescue!

The main characters Tom and Annie, along with their naughty little brother Paul, solved problems using their science knowledge. Do you remember the name of this show? It ran on CBC for six seasons!

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The Edison Twins

If you guessed 'The Edison Twins', you are correct!

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Remember Muffy the mouse?

One of the main characters, Jeff, was a mannequin that had a magic hat that made him come to life. If you were born in the early 80s, there's a good chance your mother used this program to keep you occupied!

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Today's Special

"Today's Special"....can you still hear the theme song in your mind? It was a weird show, but we loved it!

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Do you remember that funky pineapple?

You most likely watched this TV show in school. Many teachers across the country used it, and in our class, if we were good all week, we got to watch this show as a "prize."

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Téléfrançais

Who could forget 'Téléfrançais'??? If you want a good laugh, watch an episode on YouTube!

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A show we all knew and loved

This probably one of the most quintessential Canadian cartoons out there. If the characters shown here don't ring a bell, you must not be an 80s baby!

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The Raccoons

'The Raccoons'! Who didn't look forward to watching this show each week?

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The 'Suntots' taught us valuable lessons

Some adorable, good characters called 'Suntots' need to save the planet from a group of humans who don't want to take care of the planet.
Sound familiar??

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The Smoggies

'The Smoggies'! This adorable show taught us the importance of keeping the earth clean!

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This show tried to educate us about money...

This show was very successful and ran until 2006. You should recognize the host Johnathan Torrens and the segment 'What's Your Beef?'

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Streets Cents

'Street Cents' was a great program! It ran on CBC, didn't run commercials to not to have influence from companies, and taught us to be critical consumers!

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Do you remember Iggy, Jacob and Gloria??

The main characters named Holly (a human), Iggy (an iguana), Jacob (a blue jay), and Gloria (a gopher) lived in a house together in Ottawa.

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Under the Umbrella Tree

'Under the Umbrella Tree' ran from 1986 until 1993 and taught us lots of valuable life lessons!

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Do you remember the 'Keeners'?

The two main wacky characters of this show were Tom and Mark, and their alter egos, the 'Keeners'. Sound familiar???

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Camp Cariboo

'Camp Cariboo' ran on CTV from 1986 to 1989, but many of us only saw it when it aired on YTV from 1989 to 1997.

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"Look up, look waaay up...."

If you look at this picture and you don't know the name of this show, we will be shocked!

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The Friendly Giant

This show was our babysitter when we were three years old! Tell us we aren't the only ones?! If you want a laugh, show an episode of 'Friendly Giant' to your kids on YouTube. Their reactions will be hilarious!

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The word bird visited often

The host is very well known for children's entertainment in Canada. He would go through a hallow log to get to a secret hangout and was often visited by the 'word bird.'

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Fred Penner's Place

'Fred Penner's Place' was a much-loved children's musical show that ran from 1985 to 1997. Many of us grew up with Fred Penner songs we learned from watching his show.

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"Today is imagination day..."

Bear, Marigold, Humpty, and Dumpty entertained us on this show, along with two human hosts. There was another iconic character too, but we can't say his name without giving away the show's name!

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Polka Dot Door

We watched this show religiously and can still sing the theme song! Who didn't love Polkaroo??

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A Canadian classic

The host loved to wear costumes, tell stories, draw and hang out with Casey and Finnegan.

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Mr. Dress Up

Mr. Dress Up was the BEST! And we all wanted to have a cool treehouse to live in, like Casey and his dog Finnegan!

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We grew up with these kids

We followed these kids to jr. high school and then high school. No more clues!

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The Kids of Degrassi Street

Many of the same actors from 'The Kids of Degrassi Street' continued in the follow-up series, 'Degrassi Jr. High' and 'Degrassi High.' An iconic Canadian television series, for sure!

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You might get slimed on this show...

Alanis Morisette was on this unusual television show when she was a kid.

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You Can't Do That On Television

We remember watching 'You Can't Do That On Television' and cracking up with laughter. It had a bizarre sense of humour, that's for sure!

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The background music was legendary...

...and many a teacher used this show for gym class on days when they were feeling lazy!

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The Body Works

'The Body Works' was produced by TV Ontario and debuted in 1980. Did you ever work out with 'The Body Works' kids at school??

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Can you still sing"Skinnamarink"?

This show was huge with pre-schoolers and kindergarteners in the 1980s. Surely you recognize it!

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The Elephant Show

Sharon, Lois, and Bram hosted 'The Elephant Show,' which was hugely popular. They also gave live concerts and released records; if you are a Canadian born in the 1980s, you HAVE to know who these guys are!

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Could you name them all?

We hope that you enjoyed this trip down memory lane... We certainly did! These shows are available on YouTube if you feel nostalgic now and want to watch them. Or if you want to make your kids laugh, show them the TV shows that you grew up with!

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