I am a relatively recent transplant to the Phoenix area, but of course have read about Wallace and Ladmo show. Was Channel 5 a bit hokey back in the day?
On the contrary. KPHO was one of the finest independent's in the biz. And W&L was, I think, the longest-running children's show in the country when it finally left the air (36 years). The inside joke, of course, was that, like the Warner Bros. cartoons of old, it wasn't really a "kids" show although it had kid-friendly characters.