PicturePages was a short (10-15 minutes, I think) program in which Bill Cosby helped kids with activities in an activity book. You could buy the activity book and play along.

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This fun short program features Bill Cosby, as he draws pictures and plays games with the help of a smiling, noise-making magic marker named "Mortimor Marker." Ran for several years on Nickelodeon during daytime hours, and was even on video during the mid-eighties. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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theme tune: Picture Pages, Picture Pages / Time to get your Picture Pages / Time to get your crayons / And your Pencils! / Picture Pages, Picture Pages / Open up your Picture Pages / Time to let Bill Cosby do a Picture Page with you!
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Referenced in Juno (2007) See more »

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Still get the song stuck in my head at times
4 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this, right after Captain Kangaroo on PBS. And it was fun, though I never owned the activity book. When I heard the music

Picture pages, picture pages Time to do some picture pages Time to get your crayons and your pencils

I would run into the room with crayons and paper, to sit in front of the TV and try to copy what Cosby was doing. Other shows that came later, like Pappyland "Pappy, Pappy drew it = he drew Pappyland. And you too, can do it, if you're in Pappyland." were cute, but just didn't grab my attention, and I really don't believe it's because I was too old for them.

I miss Picture Pages. (And apparently, so did my high school Spanish teacher, as she always sang the song when we got out the workbooks.) It was a great way for kids to learn some simple art.


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