Picks and Pans Review: Eureka's Castle
updated 09/04/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/04/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Billing itself as the most ambitious program for preschoolers since Sesame Street, this daily, hour-long show is set mostly inside a castle filled with wacky puppet creations. Funny how much these puppets resemble Jim Henson's characters. Eureka, the girl who runs the castle—she's the offspring of a wizard and a fairy godmother—looks like Kermit the Frog in a Goldie Hawn wig. A baby dragon named Magellan with a floppy tail seems to be doing a Big Bird impression. Unfortunately the show—or at least the premiere episode—lacks Sesame Street's inspired wit. Can you say "derivative"?