Each program would open with a greeting from the hostess and the Pledge of Allegiance. Then the hostess and her group of children would embark on an hour (or half hour) of games, exercises, songs and moral lessons, which were regularly accompanied by background music.
At the end of each broadcast, the hostess would look through a "magic mirror" (actually a face-sized open hoop with a handle) and name the children she saw in "televisionland", then recite the rhyme, "Romper, bomper, stomper boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me, do. Magic mirror, tell me today. Have all my friends had fun at play?" She would then lead into, "I can see Scotty and Kimberly and Julie and Jimmy and Kelly and all of you boys and girls out there!" Did she ever see you? See also 80's, Children, Television.
This show burst onto the scene in the early 80's, usually with 2 to 3 girls performing an aerobic excerise routine. My brother would watch the show...not because he was "following" the routine.. but because he thought the girls were cute.
They matched their bodysuits, leggings...
Bess Motta the lead instructor was awesome! See also 80's, Aerobics, Exercise.
Hard to believe, but these rhythm-and-blues-singing, spat-wearing, claymation raisins were so popular in the 80's that they appeared on t-shirts, Christmas TV specials, and even a Nintendo video game. See also 80's, Commercials, Fruits.
"... to have a good time, oh no." That's true, we could just watch this video. See also 80's.