This Day in History

We love a good laugh. Our kids love when we find a show that we all like. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many. Phineas & Ferb, Penguins of Madagascar, and Shaun The Sheep are thus far our favorites. So when I heard that today, September 1st, in the year 1952 was the year that Art Linkletter’s House Party began and became the longest daytime variety show in history, I wanted to see a bit. At the end of each show, Art started a set of Kids Say the Darndest Things, which Bill Cosby took and made a successful show years later.

So, more than 50 years later, I decided to see what the family will think of Art Linkletter’s brand of entertainment. If you can’t find original clips on your own, these give you an idea:

Of course, it is also Gloria Estafan’s birthday as well as Phil McGraw’s. My children have no idea who these people are, which is why I plan to dance the conga and ask the kids repeatedly, “And how’s that working for you?” in a southern drawl until they ask me what I’m doing.

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