Never seen this

but heard it mentioned. One year I bought the Hippie Handbook and this film was mentioned. Incidentally, my buying the book was for fun, as I was an 80s child, and I put on a hippie costume for Halloween thta year. Anyhow, about the film--the book has a section on how ot celebrate your birthday like a hippie (something I will NEVER be able to do, because my birthday is in January--too soon after Christmas!--and I rather liked the idea) and this watching this film was mentioned. At first I had no idea what it was. I just recently I came across it on Netflix and now have it in my queue.


As a child of the 1970s, I was very surprised when this aired on TVland and I saw that several cartoon bits and puppet scenes were on this show and it apparently was significant in some way.

Cartoons and songs with lessons were prevalent in children's shows in the 1970s, so after a while it gets difficult to tell which ones came from where.

If it was so 'groundbreaking' I don't understand why Thomas or some of these others didn't end up doing more things like this.

It might have helped.

No reason why Sesame Street and Schoolhouse Rock should have carred the whole thing themselves.

Instead, we received Three's Company and Battle of the Network Stars.


Actually, Marlo Thomas HAS done more like this!

In the late eighties/early nineties, she and other celebrities all contributed to a book/album called Free To Be A Family, which focused on different family structures and interaction between family members. (My favorite part of that book is the mini-Superman comic, drawn by one of the DC artists at the time, that featured the Kents explaining to Clark that he was adopted!)

And I think Marlo has done a Thanksgiving project of some sort--a book that I think is called "Thanks and Giving", or some such.