Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:58 PM
no_hypocrisy (26,485 posts)
Babyboomers who grew up in NYC metropolitan area:
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I've decided what I'd love to have come out on DVD: anything with Sandy Becker on it.
As a little kid, nothing was better than being preschool, getting breakfast sans cafe, and plopping down to enjoy 3-4 hours of Sandy Becker on Channel 5. Uncle Fred Scott was OK, but Sandy Becker was "it"! He did his own commercials (remember the Maggio carrots?), had his own characters (Hambone and Norton Nork) and even puppets. Cartoons were the only interruption.
About 15 years ago, I was privileged to have gone to an evening at the Museum of Television and Radio (NYC) to honor the hosts of NYC kids' programs. There was Sonny Fox, Soupy Sales, Captain Jack McCarthy, Chuck McCann, and Zackerly. Sadly Sandy Becker had passed away the year before. These old men had tears in their eyes to see not only a full house, but their adult "kids" get up for a standing ovation and wouldn't stop clapping and yelling for them.
I probably spent more time with Sandy Becker than I did with my father. Sad, but true.
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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:36 PM
RevStPatrick (2,208 posts)
4. When I saw your thread title, I KNEW it was going to involve...
Becker was before my time.
I was solidly a Bob McAllister kid.
My sister was on the show, twice I think.
I'll have to check out Sandy Becker...