Friday, July 03, 2009

Tastes Vary

F'rinstance, say you were a Yip-Yip and y'found a radio....
There's no accounting for taste.

8 comments:

Stranger said...

Looks like a Philco 16 something or other. There were so many cabinet variants they were hard to keep straight. But they all looked alike with the back off. And sounded alike as well. Good!

When I worked for the BFEC I discovered I could make five bucks each repairing radios. Meaning I could earn more in an evening than I could working all week at BFEC.

That's how an accident turns into a career, I suppose.

Stranger

Joanna said...

And to think I wondered why my mom never let me watch that show ...

Don Gwinn said...

I have not given consent for images of my children to be used or published by either you or any other party. Please cease and desist.

Gewehr98 said...

Ahh - telephone!

Yip, yip, yip, yip!

mts1 said...

Well, that's what government passes off as educational television. Tell me what important thing was learned there.

wv: pieve - really now, how'd they tell?

Roberta X said...

I'm pretty sure the Yip-Yips are the educational equivalent of white sugar. And I'd rather De Gummint be handing out that that tryin' to program the minds of the young.

Might not be to everyone's taste, which was kinda the point.

Still, I think Henson could be subversive in a good way when he could get away with it. The oldest episodes of "Sesame Street" are significantly grimmer than later ones, so much so they are now sold marked, "May Not Be Suitable For Children." Ponder that next time the Nerfing of America comes up.

Tam said...

mts1,

The "Yip-Yips" were eye-candy filler, stuck in between the more "educational" parts of the show.

As a member of the first Sesame Street generation (the show premiered shortly before my second birthday, placing me squarely in the target demographic) I remember a show that taught as much about what was then called "manners" and "civics" as it did letters and numbers. It's gotten a lot more PC over the years, but it was pretty harmless back then.

Jay said...

I thought the yip yips were muppet show genre, not sesame street. making them part of an evening variety show with a family bent, not edumacational teewee