Category Archives: 70s TV

Funshine Friday: ‘Wonderama’ – ‘Exercise’ Song (1972)

Happy Funshine Friday everyone! Are you ready to move those feet? Here’s Bob McAllister singing the “Exercise” song on the syndicated kid’s show, Wonderama in 1972. I watched this series religiously. Was this shown in your TV market? Were you … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Woodsy Owl PSAs, ‘Give A Hoot!’ (1970s)

“Give a hoot. Don’t pollute. Never be a dirty bird!” Happy Funshine Friday! Here’s Woodsy Owl with a collection of Public Service Announcements from the Forest Service – USDA. About half of these spots are from the late 70s and … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Sesame Street – ‘Traffic Light’ (1970)

Happy Funshine Friday, everybody! Here’s a 1970s moment to lead you into the weekend. It’s a very short film entitled, “Traffic Light” that originally ran in November of 1970 on Sesame Street. Lots of nice, 70s-era vehicles and harried pedestrians … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Electric Company’ – ‘Knock Knock Rock’ (1976)

“Bigger and better and shorter than ever!” Happy Funshine Friday, Bionic Friends! Here’s The Short Circus singing “Knock Knock Rock” from a 1976 (my best guess) episode of The Electric Company. Yes, that’s Morgan Freeman as Mel Mounds, the too-hip … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Muppet Show’ – ‘Mahna Mahna’ Song (1976)

It had to happen at some point – and now it has. Here’s the insightful, thought-provoking “Mahna Mahna” song. I demand that you sing along. In the office, on the bus, where ever. The “Mahna Mahna” clip below comes from … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Muppet Show’ – Harry Belafonte & Animal Drum Duel (1978)

Good morning, Bionic pals. Here’s a two-minute slice of joyful 1970s noise to get your weekend started off right – Harry Belafonte engaging in a drum duel with Animal. Who will emerge victorious? The clip in question was produced for … Continue reading

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