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Traumafessions :: Reader Rob on Read All About It & Unico

December 7th, 2010 by aunt john · 4 Comments

Dear KinderTrauma,

Your site has allowed me to put to rest the last of my kindertrauma. Discovering your April 30, 2009 post on CAPTAIN KANGAROO‘s sketch “Amazing Amy…” I had all but convinced myself that I had made it all up.

Other notable kindertrauma that haunted me until the advent of YouTube:

READ ALL ABOUT IT: This Canadian kids program taught me that if I don’t learn to read I would be trapped in a deadly maze in another dimension.


UNICO: A popular anime from the ’80s staring a tiny unicorn fighting against an abused kids toy gone crazy.

Thanks for the great website!


Tags: Traumafessions

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BrittnoidNo Gravatar // Dec 7, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Wow! I watched “Read All About It” a couple times in 4th grade. That was back in ’95. I remember really getting into it and our teacher never let us finish it. I can’t remember if this is the same show where a chick that drove a book mobile falls asleep and wakes up in the future where they don’t use books anymore.

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Dec 7, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I can totally see how that wolf with the glasses in “read all about it” would be creepy.

  • 3 LaDraculNo Gravatar // Dec 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Yup, “Unico” was another Sanrio anime (Hello Kitty and Kiki and Lala aka the Little Twin Stars make cameos), however, I never saw it in my childhood, or even up to this point. (Although YouTube can remedy that.) It was from legendary Manga-ka Osamu Tezuka, who was behind the more successful “Astro Boy”.

  • 4 Tobias J BennettNo Gravatar // Dec 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    If you mean Lord Kuruku from Unico in the Island of Magic, I so totally am there with you. That damn doll scared the ever-loving s$*@ out of me for years, and what was worse was that his primary minion had MY NAME!


    So totally frightening that as a small child I was scared of being turned into a ‘living puppet’ that I slept with the lights on for a while.

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