Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Back in the early 1980s, we had awesome TV shows for kids featuring wacky looking singing and dancing puppets. If you think about it, I'm sure you can name a few. One show I really enjoyed was The Great Space Coaster.
This 30-minute show lasted for five seasons and starred characters such as Goriddle Gorilla and Edison the Elephant. And of course, Who could forget Gary Gnu's "No gnus is good gnus show"?
To this day, 30 years later, I can still sing every word of the theme song... "It's The Great Space Coaster, Get on board. On The Great Space Coaster, We'll explore. A comet ride of fantasy..."
RetroJunk.com describes The Great Space Coaster as, "A kid's fantasy/variety show about three friends who leave Earth each day in their 'Space Coaster'. Each episode featured several musical numbers (usually dealing with the various issues and problems kids face every day), plus news reports from Gary Gnu and book reviews from Speed Reader."
Relive the memories with The Great Space Coaster theme song!
My personal favorite, Gary Gnu!