A Canadian pop Culture Icon, The Friendly Giant aired over 3000 episodes in 4 decades on the CBC in Canada. A staple for children from the 50's to the 80's. Growing up in that generation, you know what is happening when someone says I'll Call Rusty .
Canada at one time created shows for TV that were as good or even better than those offered in the USA. Sadly not so much now. Game shows were a great escape in the 50 and all the way up to now. Front Page Challenge was on from 24 June 1957 – 1 February 1995.