Favorite show EVER!! I used to practice my blurb for the end of the show with my library books (turns out this was great preperation for a future in booktalking at the library!) My favorite episodes were-Mama Don't Allow, the one where LeVar went to a diner and there were goats-I don't remember much else about it or the book they read, but I loved it, and the one with the teamwork dance number at the end. Great show-I wish it was still on. LeVar mentioned on his twitter awhile back he was working on a Reading Rainbow type show for adults-I hope it happens!!
Ok, so they didn't do quite as much reading, but there was lots of dancing and singing and I loved it. I wanted to be Whazzat-I was so upset when she was in Kansas for the plaza lighting cermony and my mom wouldn't take me because we had just moved there and my parents didn't know exactly where it was. I was also always rooting for Whazzat and Lookout to hook up. (A bear and a kangaroo together made sense to me on this show.)
I miss this show like crazy-I wanted to be on this game show, although I probably would have been awful at it. Game shows should really have awesome acapella music and actually teach us something! Not a reading show, but Carmen Sandiego had quite the empire in my younger years so I had books and games that went along with the game show.
Looking back now, I don't know why I watched this, but after school my sister and I would come home and this would be on our TV list. I think I liked the mystery element although it was really cheesy. Basically there was some ghost thing that was a light and he could only communicate to these teens through letters he or they found and he'd help them solve mysteries. I did always hate how incredibly slow the kids took to write things down for Ghostwriter.
I loved Wishbone and it was one that I made sure to watch-even though I was older than the target audience. I mean, how could I not love-Wishbone was promoting a love of reading and the dog is just so cute!! I still have kids ask for books/movies with Wishbone at the library, so he's not totally gone.