Children's television wasn't always the crap most of it is today. When I was growing up we had sweet shows like Double Dare, You Can't Do That On Television, Snorks, & even educational stuff like Don Herbert's show, Mr. Wizard.
Herbert didn't coddle children the way hosts like Barney "The Most Annoying Pedophile Dinosaur Ever" does and dammit... those kids were better for it. He just taught them about science and often resembled a grandpa getting annoyed by kids who don't listen to instructions.
Check out a montage of Mr. Wizard below and either relive the greatness or get schooled on why we need more TV show hosts like him today.