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“Time for Timer” was the collective title for a short series of public service announcements broadcast on Saturday mornings on the ABC television network starting in the early 1970s.

The animated spots featured Timer, an anthropomorphic block of cheese cartoon character, usually wearing a bow tie and top hat, who promoted healthy eating and personal hygiene using clever songs and animation.

The most well known segment is probably when Timer became a cowboy in “Hanker for a Hunka Cheese”.

This should bring back memories for a few of my readers:

“Time for Timer” ran concurrently and interchangeably for many years with ABC’s other educational spot Schoolhouse Rock!

They generally appeared between cartoon programs on the hour and half hour marks interspersed with regular commercials.

Yay for being a child of the 1970’s.

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