All this TV experience was in black and white for me. I didn't see color TV regularly until the Bicentennial.
And the only reason I could tolerate the Mickey Mouse Club was to watch the old cartoons, and oh yeah--Spin and Marty. The cartoons were always introduced from an old vault (I liked that idea) and Spin and Marty always filled me with a sense of dread, cuz there was always trouble brewing. But this TV stuff comforted me in my times of aloneness. I was alone a lot of the time, but I didn't really feel 'lonely'. I always found something to do and I enjoyed where my imagination took me.