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100 TV Shows-#24-Zoom

Zoom



Write Zoom, Z-Double-O-M, Box 3-5-0, Boston, Mass



0 2 1 3 4
Send it to Zoom!



Another trip back to my childhood of watching "Education TV" every weekday afternoon. (Electric Company, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers and Villa Allegre may all come up in future posts.)

I don't have to many specific memories aside from the theme song, ubbi dubbi, having a crush on the kid named Joe with the curly hair, and some of the songs. "The Cat Came Back" and "Rock Island Line," I'm sure I originally learned from Zoom. Maybe "Everybody Loves Saturday Night," "Jump Down Turn Around Pick a Bale of Cotten," and a few others.

I know I got a Zoom card for sending something in, but I can't remember what.

For all the non-remembering of details, I know that I loved that show. And can still sing that damned address in my sleep.

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hllangel
May. 30th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Totally unrelated, but when you use that icon I have to check because it's not something *I* posted, since that's my tumblr user pic. :D

but the obamapuppy is SO CUTE.
karaokegal
May. 30th, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
There is almost nothing cuter than Obama puppy. I figured it had to be some side issue since Zoom was so incredibly before your time. :)
kiss_me_cait23
May. 30th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
I totally got the autograph of whoever the cute one was in the late nineties. Might still have it tucked away somewhere.
karaokegal
May. 30th, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
onlyonechoice
May. 30th, 2012 10:46 am (UTC)
I remember Zoom! I remember Electric Company a little more clearly, but I definitely remember Zoom :D
karaokegal
May. 30th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
I remember Electric Company SO vividly. I still quote bits from it and giggle over "Fargo North: Decoder." That will be a very long and effusive post.
chocolate_frapp
May. 30th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
I definitely remember Zoom! the cast changed really frequently on that show.
karaokegal
May. 30th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
I think it was deliberate. They didn't want any of the kids becoming "stars," so swapping them out frequently was one way to avoid that. FWIW, no Zoom kid ever became a cautionary tale about the horrors of child stardom, so maybe it was a good idea.
topaz_eyes
May. 30th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
I never watched that series--we didn't get PBS until we got cable, sometime in the late 70s. My daughter used to watch the 1999 remake, and loved it.
karaokegal
May. 30th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
It's really a classic concept, so I can see why she'd like it.

Also having memories of when "getting cable" was a BFD and without
it you were still stuck in the stone age or something.
far_mountain
Jun. 1st, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
0-2-1-3-4. I've never forgotten it.

I loved that show too.
karaokegal
Jun. 1st, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
The most singable numbers ever. (Maybe 867-5309 comes in second.)
It really was a great show. Glad to share the memories.
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