Saturday AM TV: Jump. It’s Fun!

Jump. It’s fun. Jump. It’s Easy! Watch Parcheesi on theTV!


The NBC TV network has a late-night broadcast of four people sitting around playing cards.

We might expect this from niche cable programmers like ESPN-Poker or Poker TV (PTN), but a card game on NBC?

Kids still learn to play cards on rainy vacation days in places where there’s (gasp) no WiFi or TV and they’re out of Gameboy batteries. Some kids even learn to play Parcheesi, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, and Clue.

Children’s broadcasters: take a clue from Poker After Dark. Stop those computer-animated Saturday morning kids’ shows. Televise four kids playing Parcheesi. Have players interviewed on strategy by Elmo or Big Bird instead of slinky Shana Hiatt. Don’t use Barney, though. He just doesn’t get it. He wants everyone to win.

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