Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Saturday School: Dr. Henry's Emergency Lessons For People (HELP) (1979)

From the creators of Schoolhouse Rock comes another series of PSA's produced for ABC.

Dr. Henry's Emergency Lessons For People, or HELP!, was slotted in liberally, alternating with the various Schoolhouse components and Time For Timer. Unfortunately, during the 80's, these micro-shorts were phased out for whatever reason, but in this day and age, with a greater emphasis on educating young viewers, it might be a good time for the good doctor to make a return.

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Rating: A.


magicdog said...

I remember watching these shorts and they were a great way to teach first aid to younger kids.

Like Schoolhouse Rock, many of the tips given have remained in my brain all these years later!

hobbyfan said...

If you blinked, you missed it, since they were only a minute or so in length. Don't know who'd have the rights to it now (maybe Disney, maybe someone else), but maybe they could retool it and have an actor play Dr. Henry?

SaturdayMorningFan said...

Is that Michael Palin doing the voiceover intro? Sure sounds like him.

hobbyfan said...

I would like to confirm that, but Dr. Henry doesn't have a Wikipedia page I can reference.

Anyone out there got the answer?

Christopher Sobieniak said...

One thing of some interest in this PSA (and another on treating cuts), is that "Medical Authority" involved on these is a Henry J. Heimlich, M.D. He is best known as the inventor of "The Heimlich Maneuver".

Here's the other PSA.

hobbyfan said...

Wow. Haven't "heard" from you in a looooooooooooong time, Chris, not since we were both posting on newsgroups (and I still do). Thanks. Mind blown.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Oh, I get around hobbyfan! You can find me elsewhere if you simply Google me!

hobbyfan said...

I'm tempted.