Kid-a-Vision (Digital Mirage). [Category: Outtakes & Obscurities]

If you spent as much time in front of the tv as I did when you were a kid, all it would take would be this tape and Classic Toy Commercials to relive your childhood. Openings from most of the kidvid shows you remember from the 50s, 60s, and 70s are here, and some you don't remember as well ("Salty"? "Korg: 70,000 B.C."? "Dodo, the Kid from Outer Space"?). I particularly enjoy the cheesier 50s shows, such as "Johnny Jupiter" and "Andy's Gang", and the weird, psychedelia-influenced 60s shows, such as "The Banana Splits". Digital Mirage gets 5 extra points for providing an accurate list of the clips on the back of the box.


Highlights:


  • See a young Alan Hale star in "Casey Jones". See an old Jay North star in "Maya".
  • Kix cereal is "83% energy food!" In case you don't know, "energy food" is a food industry euphemism for "sugar". You do the math.
  • Personally, I'd rather not know that "The Mighty Hercules" has "iron in his thighs".
  • Aren't you embarrassed to admit that you know all the words to the "H.R. Pufnstuff" theme?

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.

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