Like Brent, I'm 45 and still have fond memories of Skinny and Fatty. It really touched me as did a lot of the CBS Children's Film Festival offerings. I didn't make the connection until recently, but I think it was responsible for my love of film and travel.
I also was deeply moved by this film and although I have not seen it for mabey 35+ years , I can remember parts of it .... I believe I learned enough to develope a high sense of empathy I carry to this day
I remember sitting alone on a wooden floor, watching a 12inch black and white, and being totally captivated by "Skinny & Fatty"..It was the early seventies, and to this day I have not been able to forget that movie! As an elementary school teacher I belive our children would benefit if this movie and all the other movies from the CBS Children's Film Festival...How can we make this happen?
Ditto much of what others have said. Skinny & Fatty was only seen once by me but left memories that lasted a lifetime. I was in ten schools by high school so never made friends easily. Then, was able to stay thru all of high school in one beautiful location in Northern California that had great people and are still my best friends to this day, though I am now 45 years old.
It was wonderful growing up and watching these great children's films, such as, Skinny and Fatty. I'll never forget my brother and sisters, all of us bunched up around the television. We enjoyed it so much. I appreciated, how the writers projected such good friendship between two buddies. I would love to have this classic on dvd.
I am so glad I found this website. My sister and I still talk about the CCFF and loved the "Skinny & Fatty" episode. We both were pleasantly plump for our age and were teased at school. We carried that into our adulthood and have kept extra weight on over the years. Being able to reminisce about this special time in our lives makes all the difference. We were also very young at the time, both in our mid 40's now. I find it amazing the things we remember at times. She and I find comfort knowing these films still exist. When and where can we order from?
Thank you so much for keeping our childhood alive in our adult life. Bless you!