Monday, June 7, 2010

Random Monday Memories

Art Linkletter recently passed away. I used to watch his TV show, "House Party". Included in the show was a segment called "Kids Say The Darndest Things". Art Linkletter interviewed schoolchildren between the ages of five and ten....oh oh, look out, no telling what their answer will be. Of course that was the whole reason for the interview!
During the 27-year run, Art Linkletter interviewed more than 23,000 children.

What are you learning at school that you can tell us about?
They teach you not to fight with your friends.
How do they do that?
They read from the Bible, where Jesus says, "Thou shalt not kill."
I'm happy to learn that they've stopped the killings on the playground this way.
But tell me, have you been punished lately?
What for?
Hitting a kid in the face with a cupcake.
Why did you do that?
It's not in the Bible.

"Kids Say The Darndest Things"
page 115
written by Art Linkletter 

The popularity of this segment led to a TV series by the same name hosted by Bill Cosby. It ran from January 1998 to June 2000. I found this clip from the series on YouTube ~ Art Linkletter was the special guest ~ what a great surprise they had for him!!

There's also been a series of books called
"Kids Say The Darndest Things".
I'm lucky enough to own a copy.
It's written by Art Linkletter with an introduction by Walt Disney and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz!
It's a great book ~ sorry I have no photo of it, I'm still camera-less.
The back cover has reviews of the book on it.
Reviews by Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Bob Cummings and Lucille Ball & Desi Arnez!
Now there's a blast from the past!

"Things work out best for the people
who make the best of the way things work out.”
Art Linkletter


Katie said...

Kinda like when kids make their own recipes for Irish Spaghetti. Too funny!

Ann said...

I remember both of those shows. That must be some book you've got. It sounds like a wonderful little treasure.

Sheila said...

Thanks Marie for stirring up wonderful memories! I remember both shows and how we would laugh over the answers they would get from such sweet little kids.....
The good old days when TV was a good thing!

Debbie said...

I remember watching that show at my grandma's and loved it!

Hope you have a great week!