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Yes : I had a life as a small child 20 60.61%
No : Because Kick Start was on next and I wanted to see some posh kid fall off a log with a trials bike and break his leg in a pit. 9 27.27%
I'm under 30, WTF is 'Why don't you' 0 0%
Other (for GJ & Keithy) 3 9.09%
Where's my socks ? 1 3.03%
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Hmmm Did anyone as a kid watch "Why don't you"

...."switch off your television set and do something less boring instead", ever switch off their t.v. and do something less boring instead ?
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I went with the socks option as I do remember the programme but not sure if I watched it. Was it a Blue Peter/Magpie Val's old knickers and a cornflake box, type programme?
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Pretty much, the USP was it was presented by kids.

Why Don't You - episode 1973 part 2 of 2 - YouTube
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What have I done to get the "Other" treatment?

One has to appreciated the irony of something that is designed to get kids to switch off the TV, being broadcast on TV.
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Yes... Along with kickstart my fave prog when it was on ;-)
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What have I done to get the "Other" treatment?
You didn't vote other ?
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When I was a kid I watched Muffin the Mule and eventually a new programme called....


Red William.... no


Green Harry....no



ah!!!!



Blue Peter... that was it.....


I wonder if it ever became popular.

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It was a big part of my school holiday TV viewing
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Yep ... highlight of a rainy morning stuck indoors
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Bursting with energy, climbing the walls due to all the sugary E numbers that had been eaten thay day
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I watched something like that in the eighties...
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I went with the socks option as I do remember the programme but not sure if I watched it. Was it a Blue Peter/Magpie Val's old knickers and a cornflake box, type programme?

Just remembered it Doh and Duurrrr. Why Don't You (Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead?)


Still can't remember watching it though
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I think I saw it once and realised that simply turning off the rubbish that was within the program was instantly less boring even if I just sat there doing nothing.

In terms of irony it's like the a recent song that was (I vaguely recall) well received in some clubs/party places of which I never frequent... "I don't feel like dancing" or something (too tired to look it up) One of many "gets on my nerves" tracks.
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I remember watching 'Kick Start' afterwards, and one year when some quiet geeky kid called Dougie Lampkin entered.
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