Memories of French class

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Téléfrançais - Bonjour, allô, salut!

Téléfrançais – Bonjour, allô, salut!

Does anyone else remember Téléfrançais? It was a children’s programme meant for French-language instruction made in the 1980’s by TVOntario, starring the crime against nature that you see in the picture attached to this post.

I take it as a sign that my French is still at an immature level, that sometimes, after conducting a conversation entirely in French, I walk away feeling very satisfied with myself and humming the Téléfrançais theme song.

The very last Téléfrançais émission that I remember seeing in elementary school ended with a puppet flying an airplane for some reason, and Ananas (the pineapple puppet) and the children were passengers. Les Squelettes were on the wings of the aircraft too, as I recall. At the last moment, the puppet lost control of the airplane and they were about to crash, when the closing credits started to roll over the screen. I never saw the next émission, so as far as I know, that’s how the television programme ended—with the death of all the characters in a fiery airplane disaster. Actually, that wouldn’t be so hard to believe.

There’s an obvious life-lesson to be learned here: Don’t fly in an aircraft where the pilot is a puppet.

BibTeX

@online{bgcarlisle2010-898,
    title = {Memories of French class},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2010-08-25,
    url = {https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2010/08/25/memories-of-french-class/}
}

MLA

Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "Memories of French class" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 25 Aug 2010. Web. 22 Mar 2019. <https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2010/08/25/memories-of-french-class/>

APA

Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2010, Aug 25). Memories of French class [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2010/08/25/memories-of-french-class/

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