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Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, there was apparently a whole entire Time for Timer after school special. This information did not get me any closer to figuring out just what the screaming purple Hell he is supposed to be... a lump of fat with legs? I just don't know.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:35 AM on February 1, 2008


Then there's the misogyny and addiction it taught our parents.
posted by XMLicious at 4:48 AM on February 1, 2008


Great post! I loved Time for Timer - my mom would never let us try to make the snacks he demonstrated. Maybe I'll get a pineapple, banana and some cottage cheese this weekend and make myself a "Saturday."

I was also pretty partial to the Chopper.
posted by chihiro at 5:13 AM on February 1, 2008


Wow, those Time for Timer things really take me back. But I never knew that's what they were called. In fact, I never even noticed him saying "Time for Timer". What the hell does that even mean?
posted by DU at 5:15 AM on February 1, 2008


Great post man!
posted by wheelieman at 5:28 AM on February 1, 2008


I don't remember Mr. Yuk. Was that a regional thing? (But I do remember poison stickers like that.)

Before I clicked, I thought maybe it was Yuckmouth.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 5:30 AM on February 1, 2008




Timer's son is getting some exposure.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:06 AM on February 1, 2008


"Gordon Gantz taught us about being a metrosexual decades before the term entered the lexicon. "

"Gordon Graham Gantz specialized in true romance
And he tried at ever chance to make it clear.
He was suave, debonair;
He used oil on his hair!
As for girls, well they thought Gordon Gantz was . . . weird."

OK . . . So Gordon Gantz wasn't metrosexual. He was queer. I wonder if they changed the verse in dubbing or if it was just a little joke for the parents.
posted by The Bellman at 7:23 AM on February 1, 2008


After narrowly escaping a To Catch a Predator setup, why do Charley & his bitch kid get food for a reward?

Doesn't he know that love won't add weight?
posted by coachfortner at 7:29 AM on February 1, 2008


Does anyone remember the "Hate Hurts You" PSA, from maybe around 1975 or so? It scared the crap out of me (to where I would run out of the room when it came on) so of course, I yearn to see it again and perhaps scare my own child with it.
posted by bayliss at 7:43 AM on February 1, 2008


Great post. Also: Snipets!!!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 7:54 AM on February 1, 2008


Then there was that Italian guy who taught us that Native Americans cry when you hurt Mother Earth.
posted by XMLicious at 7:59 AM on February 1, 2008


While I'm watching these, could you make me a banana?
posted by JeffK at 8:11 AM on February 1, 2008


if you'll excuse me, I need to go unpack my adjectives.
posted by killy willy at 8:26 AM on February 1, 2008


PA, I am 36 years old and I remembered every word of Yuckmouth. I haven't seen it in decades. Just amazing that this stuff sticks in your brain so long. Yay marketing!
posted by killy willy at 8:36 AM on February 1, 2008


PA, I am 36 years old and I remembered every word of Yuckmouth. I haven't seen it in decades. Just amazing that this stuff sticks in your brain so long. Yay marketing!

I was JUST going to say the exact same thing, but am 37. Every freaking word I remember.

"How's about a little kiss?"
posted by tristeza at 8:43 AM on February 1, 2008


While I'm watching these, could you make me a banana?
posted by JeffK at 8:11 AM on February 1 [+] [!]


Okay, you're a banana! (poof!)
posted by Lucinda at 8:50 AM on February 1, 2008


why do Charley & his bitch kid get food for a reward?

It's a bribe. She needs to keep the kid well bribed so that he doesn't blab about her relationship with the milkman.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:56 AM on February 1, 2008


Can any of you search engine masters find out who wrote/performed the Mr. Yuk theme song?
posted by nosila at 9:11 AM on February 1, 2008


By the way, fantastic post title.
posted by nosila at 9:11 AM on February 1, 2008


And TV taught us to keep fit!
Or masturbate. I was never really sure with this show...
posted by Thorzdad at 11:31 AM on February 1, 2008


Nifty
posted by Smedleyman at 3:29 PM on February 1, 2008


Pater, thanks for adding Yuckmouth. That was the inspiration for this post, but I forgot to put him on the pile. And, yes, I'm 36 and I remember every word of that song, too. However, if you didn't see Mister Yuk, you missed the good times hiding behind the couch with your fingers in your ears until Mom gave you the "All Clear!" so you could come out and watch Bugs Bunny again.

I know I am not the only one who did that.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:10 PM on February 1, 2008


I was looking for the "Hate Hurts" PSA for bayliss (still can't find it, sorry) when I came upon this later period number I had never seen.

Don't you put it in your mouth
posted by louche mustachio at 4:34 PM on February 1, 2008


The Timer food PSAs are definitely better to watch while you're eating icing from a can.
posted by Countess Elena at 9:30 AM on February 2, 2008


Drug dealers are dorks!
posted by krikkit261 at 12:15 PM on February 2, 2008


Nice FPP and thread... I'd been thinking of a Time for Timer FPP, but this is much better than what I'd'a come up with.

Mr. Yuk still scares the crap out of me.
posted by not_on_display at 1:43 PM on February 6, 2008


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