Mental Floss provides the kick for this week's Flashback.
The Friendly Giant was probably my most favourite show when I was really little. Second only, maybe, to Romper Room. I adored Miss Betty, but she never did see me in her magic mirror.
I didn't realize until reading the Mental Floss piece that the Friendly Giant experience was Canadian, available only to those lucky American kids who lived close enough to the border to pick up the CBC on their rabbit ears. And in exchange, we got Commander Tom.
"One little chair for one of you, and a bigger chair for two more to curl up in, and for someone who likes to rock, a rocking chair in the middle."