Or Donovan Patton, who took over for Steve in later seasons?
When they watched Barney and Friends (1992-2010), did they want to hug and kiss Michael (Brian Eppes), or did physical intimacy never enter their minds?
When I was three or four years old, there wasn't a lot of toddler tv. On Saturday morning I probably watched what the older kids watched: The Alvin Show, Tennessee Tuxedo, Underdog, Beany and Cecil. On weekday mornings I probably watched Romper Room, with a female host, and Captain Kangaroo, with an elderly male host. And in the early evening, there was probably Yogi Bear and The Flintstones.
I was drawn to the homodomesticity (same-sex partners living together) and to the same-sex rescues. But did I think anyone was hot?
I have very vague memories of liking The Magical Land of Allakazam (1960-64), a live action series featuring a magician (Mark Wilson actually one of the most renowned magicians of the twentieth century), his wife, and a clown. There was no homodomesticity, no rescuing. In fact, it was somewhat heterosexist, Wilson constantly referring to his "lovely assistant."
I remember not liking the magic tricks. You could see lots better on any tv cartoon.
But Mark Wilson was cute.
See also: Burr Tillstrom, the gay puppeteer behind Kukla, Fran, and Ollie.