I am so thankful to know I wasn't the only one!
Oh, that is it! That is the perfect summary of my childhood! It always ticked me off that the characters on these children's shows were a dozen times dumber than any of the kids watching. The one that really made me quake with frustration was that other Square One mini-show, Mathnet, a Dragnet ripoff. Now there was a transcendent display of stupidity!