I'm sure all of you here remember all those great 70's shows for kids. You know, the kind where they tried to cram in all this learning in an hour. At the end, you could count to five in another language and annoy your parents in the car on long trips by putting together the same words over and over again for the entire time. "P- ET. Pet! D- OG. Dog! C-AT! Cat!"
I admit totally that I don't think I was an entirely normal child - to this day one of the nightmares I really, truly have never forgotten was related to Sesame Street.
Someone else here has to recall the short where the spooky number 12 that came out of the sand, created itself with rocks, and was sucked back into the desert wastes. What was up with that, seriously? I mean, think about it? It was downright creepy.
Darnit, let me tell you, when it comes out of the ground in a five year old's nightmare, said five year old leaps out of bed, runs to the bathroom, and sleeps in the tub the rest of the night with her blanket and rather non-amused cat.
Apparently, the number 12 cannot rise from the wisping sands of evil if you're in a bathtub.
However, I did learn at least a few non-horrifying things from Public Television! Really!
Thus concludes our programming for the day! Brought to you by the letters C and S...
(But not that darn number 12. I hope it gets hit by a bus.)