From ‘Mr. Wizard’ To Bill Nye: Remembering The Educational Shows That Helped Raise Us All



At some point in the process of growing up, it was no longer “cool” to watch Sesame Street or Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Why should we when there was My Little Pony or Transformers or whatever it is the kids are watching these days. Hold on… I’m being told it’s still My Little Pony and Transformers, apparently. OK, good to know. The point is, if a show was going to get kids to actually learn something, it had to be something special.

The 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s were a treasure trove for these programs, and while there is a new breed… and the Gibraltar-esque Sesame Street, nostalgia makes it seem like nothing is the same and today’s kids are missing out. Anyway, here’s a look back at some of TV’s most memorable and departed educational TV series’ that aimed to teach us and entertain us at the same time.


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