Sometimes I want to be a PBS kid again
April 17, 2012 1:24 PM Subscribe
Hivemind, please help me find a PBS commercial that stuck in my impressionable kid brain! This would have been mid-1990s, probably on WGBH Boston and likely right before or after Bill Nye. My Google/Youtube-fu is failing me.
posted by Wretch729 to media & arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This was one of those short 30-second PBS promos between shows. Three kids are sitting outdoors at night/early evening. They're doing a "when I grow up" routine that went something like this:
Boy 1: "When I grow up I wanna be a movie star."
Boy 2: "I'm going to be a pro quarterback."
Girl 1: "I want to be a computational fluid dynamics engineer."
[girl gets up and runs down the hill]
Boys: "Hey, wait up!"
[PBS logo, tagline I forget]
For some reason this little vignette has stuck in my head for nearly twenty years, and I'd love to find the clip, if it exists. There are tantalizing bits and pieces online, enough to reassure me I'm not making this up, but I can't find a clip.