Your all time favorite PBS series

#1
I was just wondering if any of you happened to have an all time favorite PBS series by any chance, and what was it?

You can name numerous series if that makes it any easier, but try not to make your list too long ;)
 

MrPogi

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#2
favorites?

PBS: COSMOS. NOVA.

And though from BBC, Red Dwarf and Monty Python.
From Canada, Red Green. :canada:
 
#3
COSMOS and NOVA are two of televisions absolute classic series regardless of channel, and I also absolutely love it whenever they carry some of the great BBC shows like Red Dwarf, Monty Python, and Father Ted.

Not sure if I ever saw Red Green before though, what's that like?
 

MrPogi

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#4
Red Green

Well, its really hard to explain. Its Canadian, and it involves "the handyman's secret helper" (duct tape), the possum lodge, a strange musical instrument that appears to incorporate a commodore plus/4 or 16, and ... Oh, I give up.

Here's the home page:

Red Green News

"And now lets recite the mans prayer:

I am a man,
But I can change.
If I have to.
I guess."

Carpe Ductum. (seize the duct tape)
 

Orrymain

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#5
Oh I don't know. I like the concerts and Lawrence Welk playbacks. There was a Branson show for a while that was fun. Sesame Street, of course. "They showed Keeping Up Appearances before the BBC invaded cable channels. lol
 

Fringe Reception

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#6
Pogi,

How did the Men's Prayer go? (Bow your heads) Quando Omni Flunkus Mortitie? I loved that show and it should be on the list here of shows that ended way too soon.

Speaking of perverted Latin, when Automobile Magazine first became available they offered a variation of the well known phrase Cogito Ergo Sum (I think, therefore I am) on a 'T' shirt with this printing: Cogito Ergo Zoom ... I think, therefore I go fast.

Or another one: Illigitimi Non-Carborundum (don't let the bastards grind you down) from the crazy talk show host Michael Savage (Michael Weiner). His best work.

I think I need to invent one too!

Jim :drinks:
 
#7
One thing that I remember watching on PBS recently that I liked a lot was this television special about Jack Paar, and his time on the Tonight Show and it really gave you a good idea of the type of guy that he was.
 
#9
Ha! We still watch the Electric Company now with our kids...nothing has really changed other than the various "points" the producers subtly try to make with the program. Definitely in the top 5 of all time PBS programs.
 

MrPogi

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#11
Ha! We still watch the Electric Company now with our kids...nothing has really changed other than the various "points" the producers subtly try to make with the program. Definitely in the top 5 of all time PBS programs.
Nothing has changed, except for the beat-boxing kid that annoys the living b'jesus out of me.
 
#13
I like Arthur, Electric Company, Sesame Street. Sometimes I still watch Arthur for my own purpose. But I have a 8 month old so cartoons will be apart of my life for a while. Both personally and for my son.
 

Orrymain

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#14
I have to add a British show to my list now. It's called Mr Selfridge with Jeremy Piven. Normally, I don't like those shows, but I've been captivated by this one. It doesn't hurt that my fave, Alfie Boe, just appeared on one episode, either. :}
 

Cadus

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#15
I'm not going to lie, when I think of PBS I can't help but think of Arthur. That was a darn good show. Although for some reason I can't help but also remember the Juicy Juice commercials. I'll never forget that Juicy Juice is 100% fruit juice.

Where we can learn to work and play
and get along with each other!


The memories.
 
#17
My list would be quite long and they all would be kids shows- guess that is what happens when you have a little one in the house right? I grew up on PBS shows and I am so glad that it is still around. I am glad my son can grow up with the great educational shows.
 
#18
Saw this post come back up at the same time my 5 year old found an Electric Company episode on YouTube to watch (he uses our tablet) :) Kinda funny! Does anyone know if Hulu or Netflix carry the past seasons of it? I didn't find it on a quick search on Netflix, but didn't spend a lot of time on it.
 
#19
I remember seeing an ad for it on Hulu I believe. I am not sure how many seasons or episodes they have. My kiddo is not quite old enough for EC yet so we are sticking with the little kid stuff right now. But he sure does love Dinosaur Train!
 

bunny22

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#20
One of my favorite shows as a kid was Ghost Writer. It was a show where there was a mysterious spirit that communicated with a group of teenagers by rearranging the letters they wrote. I even read all of the books they wrote to go along with the series. I had such a crush on some of the characters!

Now, I really like Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife.

Cooking shows and nature documentaries are also great, though I don't end up watching them as much as I'd like.
 

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