#18 Protest T. Protist

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cover Slip Junction was a popular educational children’s program that ran on public television from 1972-1977. Each episode started with an animated intro showing a group of kids clustered around a microscope, and as they looked through the eyepiece the point-of-view would swoop down through the microscope and onto the slide — presumably into the world of Cover Slip Junction.

The cast of characters was comprised of various fancifully designed microscopic organisms, which were portrayed by a mixture of actors in primitive animatronic suits, and puppets.

Protest T. Protest was one of the “Protozoa Pals” – single celled organisms that taught children the alphabet by spelling out words using their letter-shaped organelles. His gimmick was perpetually disagreeing with all the other protozoa, usually in matters regarding spelling and grammar. The image above was taken from the short-lived Marvel comics adaptation from 1980.

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