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22nd Aug '17 12:05:45 PM CorahsUncle
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* BrainGames: HBO's take on the learning program, and it was even marketed on VHS tapes in a period when television programs on home video was just a few select episodes, not a rule.

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* BrainGames: Series/BrainGames: HBO's take on the learning program, and it was even marketed on VHS tapes in a period when television programs on home video was just a few select episodes, not a rule.



* WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales is an early example of this trope, being created in response to the "TV is a vast wasteland" speech.
* WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine became this after Season 7, [[JumpingTheShark sadly for some veteran fans.]] The first 7 seasons while still edutainment, kept the learning parts to a moral that the viewers learn at the end of an episode.

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* WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'' is an early example of this trope, being created in response to the "TV is a vast wasteland" speech.
* WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' became this after Season 7, [[JumpingTheShark sadly for some veteran fans.]] The first 7 seasons seven seasons, while still edutainment, kept the learning parts to a moral that the viewers learn at the end of an episode.



** Britt Allcroft's other show, ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', teaches such lessons as how to care for animals, French words, how to brush your teeth, manners and most importantly, the importance of friendship.

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** Britt Allcroft's other show, ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', teaches such lessons as how to care for animals, French words, how to brush your teeth, manners and and, most importantly, the importance of friendship.



* ''Series/TruthOrScare'': a kid's program hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg that discussed supernatural-related historical events or pop culture characters. It had a gothic horror tone to it. Most of the show were actually taken from previously produced documentaries.



* ''Series/TruthOrScare'' is a kids' program hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg that discussed supernatural-related historical events or pop culture characters. It had a gothic horror tone to it. Most of the show's content was actually taken from previously produced documentaries.



* ''Series/UnnaturalHistory'' occasionally bases its episodes on history like Sputnik, the Pony Express, and the history of vikings in America. Unfortunately, the line between fact and fiction gets a bit murky (most likely to encourage kids and teens to do some research themselves).

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* ''Series/UnnaturalHistory'' occasionally bases its episodes on history like Sputnik, the Pony Express, and the history of vikings Vikings in America. Unfortunately, the line between fact and fiction gets a bit murky (most likely to encourage kids and teens to do some research themselves).
18th Aug '17 1:48:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy

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* Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuySeries/BillNyeTheScienceGuy: Scientist Bill Nye teaches children about various science-related topics. The popularity of the show caused it to [[FollowTheLeader influence many other future edutainment shows]], which had similar formats and were similarly quirky.


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* WesternAnimation/{{Crashbox}}: a HBO family show with various art styles. It featured different short segments about history, math, and other subjects


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* ''Series/MysteryHunters'' was a kid's program about two young teens who travel around the world trying to explain mysterious events in the past. They tried to find rational and supernatural explanations for them. Each episode also had segments from Doubting Dave revolving around experiments you could do in your own house.


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* ''Series/TruthOrScare'': a kid's program hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg that discussed supernatural-related historical events or pop culture characters. It had a gothic horror tone to it. Most of the show were actually taken from previously produced documentaries.
2nd Jul '17 7:29:49 PM nanakiro
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* Manga/CellsAtWork
2nd Jul '17 7:25:17 PM nanakiro
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* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} - This program also [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this trope with an in-universe example. Buster claims that a program that he's making is going to be "edutainment." The characters respond to this with an "ew." The chapter-book adaptation of that episode goes even further, with Brain stating that edutainment is supposed to be a blend of education and entertainment, [[SelfDeprication but often ends up being the worst of both.]]

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* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} - This program also [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this trope with an in-universe example. Buster claims that a program that he's making is going to be "edutainment." The characters respond to this with an "ew." The chapter-book adaptation of that episode goes even further, with Brain stating that edutainment is supposed to be a blend of education and entertainment, [[SelfDeprication [[SelfDeprecation but often ends up being the worst of both.]]
22nd Jun '17 7:14:42 PM Basara-kun
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* WesternAnimation/BlazeAndTheMonsterMachines
21st Jun '17 6:30:02 AM Cavery210
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* WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine became this after Series 7, sadly for some veteran fans.

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* WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine became this after Series Season 7, [[JumpingTheShark sadly for some veteran fans.]] The first 7 seasons while still edutainment, kept the learning parts to a moral that the viewers learn at the end of an episode.
21st Jun '17 6:22:34 AM Cavery210
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* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} - This program also [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this trope with an in-universe example. Buster claims that a program that he's making is going to be "edutainment." The characters respond to this with an "ew." The chapter-book adaptation of that episode goes even further, with Brain stating that edutainment is supposed to be a blend of education and entertainment, but often ends up being the worst of both.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} - This program also [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this trope with an in-universe example. Buster claims that a program that he's making is going to be "edutainment." The characters respond to this with an "ew." The chapter-book adaptation of that episode goes even further, with Brain stating that edutainment is supposed to be a blend of education and entertainment, [[SelfDeprication but often ends up being the worst of both.]]



* Series/BoyMeetsWorld: a 90s edutainment program aimed at pre-teen girls. A spin-off series was also introduced as a ''Creator/DisneyChannel'' exclusive (''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'').

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* Series/BoyMeetsWorld: a 90s edutainment program aimed at pre-teen girls.sitcom with elements of edutainment. A spin-off series was also introduced as a ''Creator/DisneyChannel'' exclusive (''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'').



* BrainGames: HBO's take on the learning program, and it was even marketed on VHS tapes in a period when television programs on home video was an exception, not a rule.

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* BrainGames: HBO's take on the learning program, and it was even marketed on VHS tapes in a period when television programs on home video was an exception, just a few select episodes, not a rule.



* Series/DoctorWho: As odd as it seems in retrospect, this show started out as edutainment. The show was originally meant to alternate between stories set in the past that would teach kids history, and those set in the future, or on other planets, that would teach science (hence the first two companions being a history teacher and a science teacher). Then the Daleks showed up, became massively popular, and changed the emphasis of the show to scary monsters rather than education.

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* Series/DoctorWho: As odd as it seems in retrospect, this show started out as edutainment. The show was originally meant to alternate between stories set in the past that would teach kids history, and those set in the future, or on other planets, that would teach science (hence the first two companions being a history teacher and a science teacher). Then the Daleks showed up, became massively popular, and changed the emphasis of the show to pure sci-fi and scary monsters rather than education.



* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' sometimes teaches viewers about things such as global warming, how to help homeless animals, the flat Earth theory and the history of Japan. Unfortunately, most of the educational bits are thrown away in the BangZoomEntertainment dub, but sometimes you'll get an explanation of a fairy tale not known by Americans such as "The Honest Woodcutter" or an episode set in a historical time period.

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' sometimes teaches viewers about things such as global warming, how to help homeless animals, the flat Earth theory and the history of Japan. Unfortunately, most of the educational bits are thrown away in the BangZoomEntertainment dub, dub because most episodes dubbed are of the ''fun adventure'' type, but sometimes you'll get an explanation of a fairy tale not known by Americans such as "The Honest Woodcutter" or an episode set in a historical time period.



* WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids: A 1970s cartoon that does a good job teaching life lessons to kids.

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* WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids: A 1970s cartoon that does a good job teaching life lessons to kids. Rarely shown on TV today due to the ElephantInTheRoom about Cosby.



* Series/FullHouse: a 1980s edutainment show set in San Francisco in which it teaches life lessons to kids.

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* Series/FullHouse: a 1980s edutainment show sitcom set in San Francisco in which it that teaches life lessons to kids.
15th Jun '17 8:46:04 PM AHI-3000
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* {{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} occasionally had (musical) segments about geography, history, and science.

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* {{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} occasionally had (musical) ([[EducationalSong musical]]) segments about geography, history, and science.
23rd May '17 7:13:12 PM Excelsior123
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* ''WesternAnimation/SplashAndBubbles''
7th May '17 12:02:19 PM mariofan1000
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* ''WesternAnimation/DrunkHistory''

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* ''WesternAnimation/DrunkHistory''''Series/DrunkHistory''
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