Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday School: The Dough Nuts (1980)

ABC commissioned a series of PSA's in 1980 that taught kids how to avoid making life mistakes, such as rushing into making purchases without testing the merchandise first.

The Dough Nuts, unfortunately, didn't hang around for very long, and didn't have the charm of, say, Schoolhouse Rock. The sad tale of Gordon Graham Gantz, following below, plays out like a modern day Fractured Fairy Tale, if you get the drift.

Greengrass Productions, which produced these shorts, would later branch out to full-length series, such as Bump In The Night, before closing up shop at the end of the 20th century.

Rating: A.


Anonymous said...

I was about 7 going 8 when these PSA'S used to air. Wow! SUCH fond memories. My favorite was the one about Gordon Graham Gantz. I find it so sad that this generation mocks the 80's. We had it SO MUCH better than they do now. We absolutely had the best of EVERYTHING back then. Especially in the EARLY 80's. They can only wish they had it like that. Internet and Android phones are the ONLY awesome advantages this generation has. I would even give that up to relive my childhood in the early 80's. Thanks for posting these treasures! :)

hobbyfan said...

No problem. More on the way.