Nostalgia TV: Hockey with Dad, Feminism with Mom

If there’s one person who knows all about Quebec youth shows in the early 1970s, it’s Mary-Helin Thibault. The actress has lasting memories of the time she spent in the company of unique characters such as Fanfreluch, Green Mouse or Soul and Cobalt.

Mary Helene, What are the programs for young people?

Fanfreluche, Floor and cobblestone, The Repolding And behind, Pumpkin Pop. All for their creativity and openness to imagination. My kids liked it too Fanfreluche And Floor and cobblestone !

What are your childhood TV memories?

See Hockey night, Go to bed late and be with my dad! Also, looking at Aline Desjardins I discovered feminism while my mom was there Today’s girlAnd realize the importance of this speech.

Have you seen a lot of TV for minors?

My parents didn’t want us to see it too much, and when I got older, I read a lot. On the other hand, I know all the youth shows from the early 1970s, it says it all! But there was never television at meal time!

Is there a character that affected you?

Laura Ingols [jouée par Melissa Gilbert, NDLR] Of Small house on the lawn. I recognized myself in her. And story-drawing books are less fictional, but fascinating. I fell asleep imagining the lives of American pioneers in the late 19th century.e Century. However, Kim Yaroshevskaya’s wonderful Fanfreluch undoubtedly inspired me to tell stories.

Do you still have a show song in your mind?

That The Repolding. Green mouse. Nick and Peek Or Cruzot and Delicate. My mom would sing to me and we would sing together. They are so deeply compiled!

Is there a character you want to play for the kids?

Inside the witches Fanfreluche Simulated by the wonderful Hélène Loiselle. They scared me and fascinated me! Also, Louisette Dussault’s Green Mouse. Paradoxically, his show was in black and white!

What universe do children want to discover?

Their inner world is rich, vibrant, full of compassion, passion and creativity. Tell me that anything is possible by imagination!

What do you think about youth television today?

In Quebec, I think it has evolved a lot, taking into account the issues facing modern psychology and today, but it also retains the imagination and creativity that is our trademark. Kids series actors, actresses work very hard and are very talented! Also it is full of innovations in terms of dresses and sets!

Mother of the man nicknamed Mary-Healyn Dibalt Lolo In the second season of Family Comedy Don’t go! Now available on ICI Extra. He also becomes a bitter interviewer for the web series Star bubbles can be found at

See you tomorrow


A sequel to the bookseller and his turbulent clientele, a poker game between the Mafia, ice fishing with friends and strange adventures with Michael Bougainville and Pascal LB.

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