If you don’t know who I am talking about, then you definitely missed out as a kid on one of the coolest TV shows ever. From 1995-98 on PBS, the cutest Jack Russell Terrier dog of all time starred in a TV show featuring some of the most well-known classical books.
On the show, Wishbone really made all the stories come alive! He always played one of the main characters of the story: he was everyone from Mr. Darcy to Tom Sawyer to Sherlock Holmes to Hercules (you can see a full list of episodes here). He not only made the stories entertaining and fun, but he made them easy to follow and remember. How many of us first learned about most of these books and characters through Wishbone’s point of view?
One of my favorite episodes was an hour-long special on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, where Wishbone played, of course, Ichabod Crane. I also loved him as Tom Sawyer, Edmond Dantes, and Ariel from The Tempest.