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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:41 PM
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Weird local kids shows from when you were a kid.
You know what I mean, usually cheaply produced, often featuring puppetsand cartoons, that the local stations used to put on early in the mornings.

One such show I remember from the Boston area during the seventies was "Jabberwocky". It was actually an educational show and, if I'm not mistaken, it was produced by Brandais University. Jo Beth William (you know, the mother from Poltergeist) was one of the hosts. There was also a kindly old inventor/ handy man, called Doc or something like that, who presided over the show.

But the weirdest part, admist all the human actors, was a giant Muppet with a huge nose and a gruff voice named Dirty Frank. He was apparently supposed to be hippie or something with long dirty hair and a scraggly beard. His nose and eyes were the only parts of him not covered with hair. Dirty Frank was usually behind a giant box that he would come out of and talk.

I tried goggling but the closest reference to the show I could find was here...

http://www.tvparty.com/lostboston.html

only a brief mention toward the bottom.

Anyone one else know of some weird children's shows from your neck of the woods?
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:45 PM
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1. Seattle - JP Patches!
http://www.jppatches.com /

He lived in the dump and had a transvestite friend named Gertrude. I loved that show and I was a Patches Pal.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 08:39 PM
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70. Me too!
I was even on the show once!

Remember Ketchikan the Animal Man?

Julius Pierpont Patches.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:47 PM
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2. Zacherly in New York
Dressed up as a ghoul and played cheesy horror movies. We loved him.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:51 PM
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4. Monster Mash!
I was always too much of a scaredy-cat to watch the monster movies, but everybody loved Zacherle.
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teach1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:49 PM
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3. Popeye Playhouse in Miami
Skipper Chuck (Zinc) and his Gilligan-like first mate (whose name I forgot) and a hot girl, Annie, I think. It was supposed to be a boat, and there were games and cartoons.

I remember my mom took me downtown when I was six to appear on the show. I was excited. But the actors turned out to be rude, the set was cramped, old, and needed paint (it didn't look at all like it did on TV), and worst of all, the girl who played Annie had scabs all over her legs and smoked. I could never watch the show again.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:31 PM
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50. M T Graves played by charlie Baxter "The Dungeon" .......
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 06:58 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
remember M T Graves "The Dungeon" M.T. Graves, monsterfully played by Charlie Baxter, first appeared on WCKT, Channel 7 in Miami, Florida. The Dungeon was on from the late 50s to the late or middle 60s, and came on at 4 pm or 4:30 pm on Saturday afternoons. If it was on at any other time or day I don't remember.



The program began with the cell door rising up with the sounds of screeching and squeaking and a loud clank. In the background, eerie music played and human screaming and shrieking could be heard. M.T. climbed out of the coffin to greet his fiendish viewers at the beginning of each program, and climbed back into it at the end, saying his greetings and farewells to his fans. Here's a typical spiel:

"Hi there fiends! It's old M.T. Graves here! Ha! Ha! Ha! So! Hello to all you fiends, inmates incarcerated in hospitals, prisons and in your own little homes! We're all in dungeons of sorts! Ha! Ha! Ha! That's what they say! Hey! How about those commercials! Almost as good as the Wardens home movie! Ha! Ha! Ha!"
"
The Graves Diggers Fan Club" because if you joined it that meant you really dug M.T. Graves!


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teach1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:01 PM
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55. Wow!
Yup, I do remember. Didn't he always have a cigarette in his hand when he emerged from the coffin?
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:20 PM
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61. don't remember the ciggy...maybe a block..here's another pic
he was always making poison mushroom soup for "the warden" it was a strange show :crazy: but i like it

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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:00 PM
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53. opps.... read above post
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:22 PM
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62. I remember the Skipper Chuck Show
All the kids would sing, "Peace,Love and Happiness".
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:52 PM
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5. Anyone from Oklahoma remember HO HO the Clown?
This is from my pre clown horror days. It was just a simple kids' show with this clown and I think a few puppets or something.
Duckie
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 08:56 PM
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72. Yes, I remember Foreman Scotty too.
IIRC, Danny from Danny's Day played some sort of cowboy character on Foreman Scotty.
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curlyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 10:47 AM
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104. I was on with Foreman Scotty for my birthday
I must've been 6 or 7. What a treat THAT was.
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:53 PM
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6. Was Romper Room local to New York of National?
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:57 PM
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8. Unfortuantely, it was nation wide :) n/t
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:02 PM
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84. Does anyone remember Wonderama?
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:57 PM
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9. They had a chapter in Bean-town
http://www.tvparty.com/lostbostonR.html

I think like Bozo out of Chicago there were many local variations.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:58 PM
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12. We had Romper Room in Boston.
All the kids had Boston accents like I did.
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Kilkenny5 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:36 PM
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26. I remember Romper Room
"Miss Louise" was my teacher/host.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:39 PM
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28. I was from the "Miss Jean" era. 1958-61.
Do you remember Major Mudd?
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:05 PM
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59. I remember "Miss Jean"
I also remember Major Mudd, but I didn't watch him--I didn't like him.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:25 PM
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120. Remember Boomtown with Rex Trailer and Capt. Billy?
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 09:48 PM
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75. Romper Room, too
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:56 PM
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7. Wallace and Ladmo in Phoenix, Arizona
a couple of Laurel and Hardy wannabes :)
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:13 PM
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37. They were so much more than Laurel & Hardy, though.
Pat MacMahon was multi-talented.

I also remember seeing Alice Cooper and The Tubes on that show. An integral part of my childhood. I have the anniversary book they published some time ago, also the CD of all the old Wallace & Ladmo show music.
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:29 PM
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123. I remember when Ladmo died
When Ladmo died it really seemed to knock the wind out of the Valley for a few days.

I used to love watching Wallace and Ladmo. To this day I still get jingles in my head from the commercials that would run during their show ("bottled by the good guys at Kalil!").

They were so ironic and yes, Pat MacMahon was multi-talented. What a show, what a cast and crew. These days, children's television is pure corn syrup compared to the somewhat balanced diet that used to be available to them.

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ImpeachBush Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:57 PM
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10. Flippo the Clown (Columbus, OH) - web address added
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 04:00 PM by ImpeachBush
Anybody remember him? I loved watching the afternoon movies hosted by Flippo. He was a clown, but his humor was definitely geared towards adults. What a funny man!!!

I also sort of remember "Lucy's Toyshop" ... another local Columbus production. I loved that show when I was a tot, especially around Christmas, when they had the toymachines that cranked out real toys onto a conveyor belt.

I remember watching the Soupy Sales show (I don't think that was local, though - another VERY funny man - ruh-roh).

Here's a link to a flippo website: http://www.flippotheclown.com/
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kitchen girl Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 10:53 PM
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82. Oh, holy crap, yes!!!!
I watched Flippo every day! My mother has a picture of me sitting in my stroller, maybe two years old...just mesmerized by Flippo. Remember...

Jingle bells,
shotgun shells,
rabbit tails away!
Oh, what fun it is
to drink your Bosco
every day!

I also remember Lucy's Toyshop and the magic conveyor belt. And I vaguely remember a "Snow White" children's show. Oh, and Santa Claus had his own show during the holidays.

:toast:
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:57 PM
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11. Major Mudd, Captain Bob, Uncle Gus. Boston TV Early 1960's.
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 04:01 PM by maveric
Major Mudd was at least a bit funny and he showed the Stooges. His space ship was called "The Nervous One". Captain Bob was the old sailor who told old sea stories and showed an occaisional Popeye cartoon.
Uncle Gus was the guy on WMUR TV Manchester NH, and he was just lame. An overweight bald middleaged dude who wore a 2 sizes too small fedora-like hat. Gus had live kids on the show and tried to entertain them with some really lame-ass puppets. Really bad!

http://www.tvparty.com/lostboston2.html
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:02 PM
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15. The others were a little before my time.
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 04:03 PM by Longgrain
But Captain Bob was on air right through the seventies.

He lived in a old sea shanty and drew pictures of wild life animals and fish.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:00 PM
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13. Hilarious House of Frightenstein
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:03 PM
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17. Love the Ralph photo, btw.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:07 PM
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20. It's a masterpiece!
LOL
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:28 PM
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48. That's an awesome show!
I have a few episodes on tape of that.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:01 PM
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14. Mr. Peppermint in Dallas!
Father of Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers, IIRC.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:35 PM
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140. Yes... I was on Mr. Peppermint selling Blue Bird Cookies
when I was six, I think... (that would have been about 1968). I have a picture somewhere... I'll have to find that.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:02 PM
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16. Gospel Bill
Gospel Bill was a Christian kids show broadcast out of somewhere in Oklahoma. It took place in some bizarro Old West town where people were moral individuals and the deputy was a man in a dog suit. Or at least that's how I remember it. The Christian nonsense went right over my head. I just dug the talking dog.
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:04 PM
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18. I forget the name
but it was like Mr. Wizard. Except, the guy looked like a cross between Austin Powers and Frink from the Simpsons.
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St. Etienne Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:04 PM
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19. I went to Chatsworth High, and in 9th grade
the freshman class of that year was the subject of a documentary series creatively titled 'Freshman Year', and it was aired on HBO Family in 2001. I never bothered watching an episode, but I have always wondered how my class was depicted on tv. (BTW only about 60% of that freshman class graduated :p)
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DODI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:12 PM
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21. In Hartford we had Col. Clown and the Ranger Station when in NYC
we watched, for some unknown reason Zoorama on Channel 9. At least I think it was called Zoorama -- anyone else remeber that one?
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left is right Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:13 PM
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22. Lou. Ky-- Uncle Ed and the magic forest
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 04:14 PM by left is right
Had a tiny leprechaun as his side kick. songs, cartoons, and for lack of a better word skits.
One involved either Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett, I forget which but part of the song went: "Was he lost?" "No, just bewildered!"
This annoying little fragment of a song rattles around in my head all the time.
I figure, if I ever get the complete words to the song, it will go away.
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ThreeCatNight Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:34 PM
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139. Thank goodness
someone other than I rememebers Uncle Ed Kallay and the Magic Forest.

How about Hayloft Howdown? To this day, Cactus Tom lives in my memories.
Check this out... http://www.butlerbooks.com/bcauned.html
Do you remember when channel 41 started on the air with Presto? Now that was one scarey clown indeed!
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:22 PM
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23. Cincinnati had Larry Smith.
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 04:22 PM by Philostopher
It was actually on after school, from like two to four in the afternoon, and they'd do puppet skits between cartoons. The characters were, among others, Snarfie R. Dog and Hattie The Witch:

http://www.tvparty.com/lostcincinnati.html

Larry Smith's show actually was relatively culturally hip -- the puppets would do sketches based on novelty songs that were popular at the time. They also sponsored drawing contests, where kids would send in seasonal-themed drawings and they'd put them up on a board and pass over them with the camera every day. It was pretty cool, really -- I watched the show until I was a teenager, when they finally canceled it I think (probably cheaper just to run the cartoons uninterrupted).

Uncle Al was the early show, he started on TV in Cincinnati around the time dirt was invented, but it wasn't especially creepy -- typical bunch of kids, and the usual charming host who was a butthead off camera, supposedly yelling at and occasionally tripping over the kids.

Skipper Ryle was better than Uncle Al. I'm sure they mention him in the article I linked to on TVParty, too. Unlike Al Lewis, Skipper was supposedly a genuinely nice guy off camera as well as on, and really liked kids.
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Cymbaline68 Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:00 PM
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32. Yep, I was on Uncle Al
Like most kids who lived in the Tri-State area. I was 6 and remember those marshmallow ice cream cones.
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:06 PM
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34. My sister and first cousin were on Uncle Al.
So was my husband. I, however, was not -- apparently, Al Lewis was kind of crappy to my sister and my cousin, when they went to the show, so my dad didn't want my brother and me to be on it. He wouldn't even consider it.

My dad had a tendency to develop fixed attitudes about people after one unpleasant encounter, and he really didn't think much of Uncle Al after he took them to be on the show. He said 'Captain Windy' was nice, though.
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Fifth of Five Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:20 PM
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132. Uncle Al!
We actually lived in Lexington, KY, but had a big TV antenna, so we could get the Cincinnati and Louisville stations.

Uncle Al was the first children's show that came to mind. Didn't he wear a boater hat?

Skipper Ryle sounds familiar, but I don't remember anything about him.

We had one in Lexington with a woman and a horse puppet (Wendy and ?) really bad.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:31 PM
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24. Los Angeles - Shrimpenstein & Billy Barty
Shrimpenstein - What you got when the mad scientist dropped his jelly beans into a frankenstein machine:

http://www.tvparty.com/lostshrimp.html

No link to Billy Barty - he was a circus dwarf that hosted a cartoon show in the afternoon. I think he just passed away in the last few years
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:40 PM
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29. we had Admiral & Swabby
our local ABC affiliate had them of at 4 in the afternoon. The guy who played Swabby later became our local version of Bozo the Clown. We also had Pete & Willie's treehouse, a very bad ventriloquist.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:35 PM
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25. Cleveland area...Cap't Penny and Gouhlardi
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 04:38 PM by JohnnyRingo
Ghoulardi was a beat character for kids .."Turn Blue Knif" (fink backwards)...An underground classic. (Ernie Anderson) He went on to sing the theme to "Love Boat".

http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/3257/Ghoulardi....

Capt Penny didn't do as well after his wife killed herself in a very public suicide.
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Logansquare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:33 PM
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125. I used to fight with my brother over whether to watch Capt. Penny
or Steve Allen! I remember Captain Penny showed old "Our Gang" shorts, and had a "Pet Parade" feature from the local animal shelter.
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Kilkenny5 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:39 PM
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27. "Wonderama," anyone?
Especially those who grew up in the New York tri-state area during the sixties and seventies.

Also, there was a show on during the late 1960s called "Pixanne." She was a combination of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.

It was on in New York but I believe she originated out of Philadelphia.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:51 PM
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31. Loved Wonderama!
Not sure why, but we sure watched it.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:00 PM
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54. Thay had those boucy ball races!! LOL! I know so many people who
actually ended up on the show. It stil makes me jealous!
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DODI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:03 PM
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33. Did Uncle Floyd count as a kids show? I think he was out of NJ
And thanks for Wonderama -- I could not remember the name of that show.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:10 PM
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87. The Funniest Thing About "Uncle Floyd"...
...was "The Voice of the Viewers", where people would send in drawings. It was always funny to see a picture that looked like it was drawn by a six-year old, and the name said "Billy Smith, Age 28".

:-)
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:08 PM
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35. Sonny Fox?
Was he the host of Wonderama?
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:10 PM
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36. Also in New York...Soupy Sales
His show got so big at one point, he had people like Sammy Davis, Jr. doing walk-ons.

Remember Pooky, White Fang? There was another bear sort of character, too.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:01 PM
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44. I Was Watching Soupy on New Year's Day 1965
When he told the kids to "go into you father's wallet and get those green pieces of paper with president's pictures on them. you send those pieces of paper to me, and I'll send you a postcard from Buenos Aires."

Kids actually sent him money. I remember his showing a postcard with a dime taped to it - "Dear Soupy - This is all my old man had." :-)

WNEW-TV suspended him, and local college students picketted their studios. The brought Soupy back the following Monday.
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 09:50 PM
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76. White Fang!
hahahahaha
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:21 AM
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108. the snopes write-up of this is kind of interesting
http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/soupy1.htm

They say yes, it happened, but he didn't really get any money from the prank.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:29 AM
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110. I Remember Seeing Him Holding Money Up For the Camera
And showing the postcard with the dime taped onto it. Maybe they were props....
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:55 PM
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42. Don't Forget Sandy Becker
With his characters Norton Nork, Hambone, The Big Professor, and his puppet Geeba Geeba.
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:43 PM
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91. Oh yeah, Pixanne!!
I grew up in Philly and I loved Pixanne! She was sort of like a female Peter Pan or something, right?

Anyone from Philly remember Gene London or Sally Starr??

Gene London used to draw on his magic easle and make stories up about the pics he would draw, or something like that.

And Sally Starr was like a Dolly Parton clone cowgirl, but I don't remember anything about her show, really.

Wow, I hadn't thought about any of these shows in years!

-chef-
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:43 PM
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141. Saw Pixanne live, and Sally visited me in the hospital
Edited on Mon Dec-06-04 01:47 PM by Patiod
Of course, I was out after tonsil surgery, and awoke to find only an autographed photo.

I used to like "Wee Willy Webber" as well, and our brownie troop went to see "Pixanne".

And Gene London is still on TV, as the costume expert on AMC. I used to love those scary drawings he would do as an intro to the goings-on at Quigley Mansion (OK, how scary is that? - last night I couldn't remember the name of my favorite Phillie - Chase Utley -- but this morning I can recall "Quigley Mansion" and what it looked like - what's with that?)

I googled Quigley Mansion to see if that's what I remembered, and voila:

http://www.tvparty.com/lostlondon2.html

And here's a pic with Wee Willy Weber and Our Gal Sal
http://members.fortunecity.com/broadcastpioneers/kidsho...
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 09:08 PM
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143. Oh man, you're so lucky, LOL
Edited on Mon Dec-06-04 09:11 PM by chefgirl
Sally actually visited you, I'm sooooo jealous!


Thanks for the links too. Those were great! I saw a picture of 'Captain Noah' too.

I Loved Wee Willy Webber, but had forgotten all about him too. He was actually pretty funny, IIRC. Seems I'm not remembering a whole lot from back then though.

I DO remember Quigley Mansion though, and I was going to add it to my post last night. When we were kids, between first and fourth grades, there was an old, run down house we used to walk past on our way to school. We called it Quigley Mansion (of course) and used to dare eachother to go up to the front door and ring the bell. I don't remember any of us ever doing it. I KNOW for sure I never did, LOL.
Guess ya had to grow up in Philly to really appreciate how scary Quigley Mansion was. :)

-chef-

:edited for punctuation:
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:05 PM
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115. Bob McCallister Rulz!
Exercise, Exercise, C'mon everybody do your exercise, and FREEZE!
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:13 PM
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116. "Does Anybody Here Have an Aardvark?"
"Anybody here have an aardvark?
Everybody here has a right and left ear
But nobody here has an aardvark..."

:-)
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Cyndee_Lou_Who Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:45 PM
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30. Gigglesnort Hotel
Only a choice few remember this gem.

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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 08:36 PM
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69. self delete
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 08:38 PM by datasuspect
sorry, posted in wrong place
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:16 PM
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38. Puppet toothbrushes
THis was in the mid 50s in Chicago. Don't rmember the name of the show but it had a guy dressed up like a dentist and he talked to a couple of tooth brush puppets.

I kid you not.

MzPip
:dem:
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:48 PM
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39. I'm still trying to find a picture
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 05:49 PM by Longgrain
of the Dirty Frank puppet I mentioned in my original post, to put up, but I can't seem to find one anywhere...

Another one I remember from the 70s was "Hot Fudge". It's not exactly local though, It was produced in the Chicago area, but syndicated, so we saw over here in MA. Lots of weird, funky psychedelic puppets. The main one was a cookie monster wanna-be named Seymour who had bright green fur and a perpetual smile.

"Hot Fudge, right-on! Hot Fudge, coming atcha now!"

Or course, if you want to expand the definition of local, there was also the ever popular Zoom from out of Boston but syndicated nation-wide.

Anybody remember the Ubi-dubbi fugue...

"Ubi-dubbi, ubi-dubbi, dub dub dub."

"Ubi-dubbi, ubi-dubbi, dub dub dub."

Repeat ad-nausium...

"Ubi-dubbi, ubi-dubbi, dub dub dub."
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kranich Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:51 PM
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40. Mr. Knozit Show on WIS in Columbia, SC
It ran for many years, maybe still does.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:54 PM
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41. "Cousin Cliff" Holman-B'ham AL-50s
And the "Uncle Benny" Carl show.
Why were these guys always psuedo family members?
Benny Carl was actually Benjamin Carlucci, or something like that. He was a client of my mom's (investments) which I thought was way cool when I was 10.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 05:57 PM
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43. Radio kids' show
Miss Ann read the daily Birmingham News comics on the radio.
She did voices and all.
-The Geezer Report
;-)
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:02 PM
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45. Buffalo - Rocketship 7 @ 7 am on Ch 7
Hosted by Dave Thomas & Mr Peepers (no, not THAT Dave Thomas - and not THAT one either!) with Promo the Robot.

In the afternoon it was Commander Tom. Later on - maybe '74 or '75 - we got Ultraman.
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:03 PM
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129. Whoa, serious blast from the past!
I was surprised when I lived in the Philadelphia area a few years ago to see Dave Thomas as the local weatherman on one of the networks, using the name Dave Roberts (he's actually the father of "Angel" -- Forget-his-first-name Boreanaz, did you know that?). Lived near me in Clarence back when.

Do you remember those Christmas shows -- I think on Ch. 4 -- with Forgetful the Elf?
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 09:11 PM
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144. NO! He's not really Angel's father..... is he?
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 07:35 AM
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150. Yes, he is. Real surname is Boreanaz.
You can even see the resemblance in their faces. I kid you not.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 09:41 PM
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146. I didn't know that!
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nykiera Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:03 PM
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46. Engineer John in Ft. Wayne, IN
He showed Gumby and Pokey cartoons, and I remember winning an Easter basket when I was around 4 years old.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:06 PM
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47. Tulsa - Uncle Zeb after school
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 08:58 PM
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73. I never warmed up to Uncle Zeb...my heart still belonged
to Mr. Zing and Tuffy. Shaggy Dog was my favorite, and Beep Beep the alien puppet.

I can still remeber lyrics to some of Mr. Zing's songs:

"Don't ever leave the yard without telling mother.
Don't ever leave the yard without telling mother.
It isn't very nice to cause your mother fear,
So whenever your mother calls to you,
Be sure to say 'I'm here!'."
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:30 PM
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49. Channel 3 Clubhouse
The big thing was to be in the live audience.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:58 PM
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51. Cadet Don, Milk Drop Moe, Kitirik....
Kitirik had the kids' show on KTRK; she wore a black leotard, kitty tail, ears & whiskers--plus fishnets & heels. I believe boys were special fans--even big boys!

Of course, there's a page.... www.tvparty.com/tvp-99/losthouston.html

Not children's shows--but I also remember the Country & Western shows of Utah Carl, and Texas Ruby & Curly Fox. (Rodney Crowell is from the Houston area--in his song "Ain't Living Long Like This" he mentions his girlfriend "..she's a roadhouse queen. Makes Texas Ruby look like Sandra Dee.")

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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 02:17 PM
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142. OMG! You dropped the Kitirick bomb!
My dad and I were big fans! I don't remember this, but my mom says I was on the show for my birthday, but I wouldn't come out from behind the curtain.

I remember Cadet Don too! Then we moved to Dallas and I got Icky Twerp - a used car dealer with a show for kids.
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Cadence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:59 PM
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52. Blinkey's Fun House
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:05 AM
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95. Denver?
nt
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Cadence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:56 AM
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100. Yeah Colorado.
Do you remember it?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:01 PM
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56. Raleigh - The Old Rebel and Uncle Paul
He was a guy in his oh, mid-late 50s. I don't remember much about it, except the name. He wore a red vest and blue top hat.

I remember Uncle Paul better. He was legally blind, but played the piano so well and talked to us kids like we mattered. Uncle Paul wore a Top Hat and tails. :D

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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:02 PM
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57. Sheriff John
Lunch with Sheriff John. :silly:
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:03 PM
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58. when i was in Jr High in Boston, one of my best friends was on Zoom.
no muppets though, but it was supposed to be hip and educational-ish.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 08:32 PM
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67. Zoom rocked! It's still on, but....not as edgy.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:18 PM
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60. MInneapolis-St. Paul: Axel and His Dog
Axel was a man who wore a striped shirt, pants with suspenders, and an engineer's hat as well as rimless glasses and a Hitler moustache. He spoke in a bad attempt at a Scandinavian accent and introduced cartoons.

His "dog" Towser and "cat" Tallulah were represented by long gloves done up like dog or cat paws that would appear out of either side of the screen and land on his shoulder.

http://www.axelstreehouse.tvheaven.com/tvshow/tallucolo...


I spent part of my grade school years in Beloit, Wisconsin, and we had no TV station of our own, the closest one being in Rockford, Illinois. In those days. The three kids' shows I remember from there are Barker Clem and John (Clem was a dummy and John was his ventrioloquist), Roddy Mac, who showed Clutch Cargo cartoons during the noon hour (in the days when most kids went home for lunch), and Casey, who was a woman in a Peter Pan-like outfit.

One national show that few people remember is Susan's Show. It starred a 13-year-old girl who introduced cartoons against a background of oversized furniture, which was supposed to make her look younger.

http://www.allthingsanimated.com/ata/TVShows/episodes.a...
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:33 PM
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63. Another Minneapolis show -
not weird to me, but might be weird to other:

Casey Jones!

http://www.lunchwithcasey.com/
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:41 PM
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65. Gee, how could I forget Casey and Roundhouse Rodney!
:-)
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:28 PM
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135. Clancy and Carmen on Channel 4 in MPLS
Can't really remember much of the show, Carmen was a nurse and I think Clancy was a bus driver. My brownie troop was on the show once.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:40 PM
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64. Orlando, Fl. 'Adventures with Uncle Walt'. Early to mid 60's I believe.
I remember he had a "Clean Plate Club" for kids who ate their vegetables. Moms would write in and he would say your name over the air. I would tell my mom to send MY vegetables to Uncle Walt if he wanted them eaten!

This show was a weekday live broadcast.

My brothers swear during one broadcast a couple of kids were giggling in the back of Walt's lil peanut gallery so he asked them what was so funny. One of the kids busted out with "Leroy FARTED!". The show quickly cut to commercial.
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William Bloode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 07:44 PM
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66. In Charlotte N.C. it was....
Fred Kirby's Cartoon Corral. Western format with various cartoons. Of course at 3-8yrs of age i marked out for it big time.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 08:35 PM
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68. new zoo revue
syndicated, but WAYYY WEIRD.

hippy guy and girl and other adults wearing animal costumes: ernie the frog, henrietta the hippo, and professor owl.

about the same time when our kindergarten/first grade hippy teacher played folk instruments and had us sing along to cat stevens songs.

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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 08:44 PM
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71. Yep I remember that one too...
That Emmy-Jo sure had some nice kickers ;)

Here's a link...

Warning very graphic intensive, and do not click unless you want that damned song stuck in your head for the next three days...

http://www.newzoorevue.com/
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 09:02 PM
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74. Jim & Tammy's Playhouse
That's right folks, out of Portsmouth VA's WYAH-27, owned by Pat Robertson, was this early 70's gem hosted by the future PTL Club duo, Jim and Tammy Bakker! I used to watch it, not knowing who these people would become!

Live children's audience, puppets, and skits with an insidious 'christian' message, weekdays after school.

Tammy didn't wear much make-up then, looked quite normal, but Jim was a pussy as he always has been.
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 09:51 PM
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77. Captain Tugg and Ding Dong School...Washington DC
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 10:08 PM
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79. Ranger Hal- also DC
Geez, you guys are bringing back memories!

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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:11 PM
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88. Don't forget Cousin Cupcake
One of Willard Scott's early incarnations.

As an adult I met the bloke who played Captain Tug. (Forget his real name, as it was a while back.) He was working at the local public broadcasting station WETA. Back when it was still public broadcasting and not another corporate outlet.
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:14 PM
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89. The horror movie host on Channel 20?
This was in later years. Something like Gore Vidal, but a play on that name.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:32 PM
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138. Ding Dong School was national
"I'm your school bell
Ding dong ding
Come with me to play and sing
Ding dong ding dong ding."

"Miss Frances," the host of the show, died not long ago at the age of over 90. She had a Ph.D. in child psychology already at the time she did the show.
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enki23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 09:57 PM
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78. captain 11
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 10:41 PM
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80. Yet no one remebers Jabberwocky
:shrug:
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north houston dem Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 10:45 PM
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81. Kittericks Carousel - Houston
Anyone else remember Kitterick in her jazzy cat costume? (Did I spell ir right?)

She rode her carousel and played cartoons. Course I'm probably dating myself here -it was a long time ago.
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SnohoDem Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:17 PM
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117. Kitirik -
I remember her (knew her son years later). Cadet Don was on in the mornings before school.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 10:57 PM
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83. this person does....and not fondly
http://www.vic.com/~dbd/kibology/eulogy.bozo

-scroll down-
-----------
We must also never forget that one of Boston's local TV sportscasters,
Frank Avruch, was Boston's Bozos, and although many have denied it as
an urban legend, Larry Hamon himself has claimed that it was on
Frank Avruch's "Bozo's Big Top" that the kid said "CRAM IT, CLOWN!"

As I've said before, Boston's Channel 5 also cranked out a lame kids'
show called "Jabberwocky" in which industrial propaganda films were
introduced by a cartoon clown with a movie projector in his nose
while an offscreen voice yelled "ROLL IT, CLOWN!" They used to show
ancient "Bozo" tapes back to back with ancient "Jabberwocky" tapes
but, sadly, a few years ago they discontinued "Bozo" reruns. Also
sadly, they're still showing "Jabberwocky". Bozo may have been
The World's Most Famous Clown(tm) whereas Dirty Frank was just
The World's Best Imitation Of Oscar The Grouch If You Don't Count
Oscar The Grouch As Being An Imitation Of Himself And Have Low Standards
And Aren't Allowed To Watch Real Sesame Street.

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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:02 PM
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85. Interesting
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 11:06 PM by Longgrain
and thanks for the link...
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:07 PM
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86. I remember a Jabberwocky but not the same one
I can barely remember it - I was four years old which means it was 1957, and all I really recall is the theme song, which had lyrics about eating milk and crackers with a spoon. That's it.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:37 PM
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90. Thanks....
I'm still curious if any other Bay-state Duers remember this show?
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:44 PM
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92. Nashville: Captain Bill and Captain Bob and the PopEye Theatre
Bobo the Clown and Jingles the Elf (Puppets). Bobo's nose would honk if you squeezed it, and Jingles was always beating up on Bobo. Sometimes there woould be little "skits" where Bobo would be "playing" an instrument (sort of like lipsynching with a piano instead of voice)

And we would have Popeye Cartoons along with the show. There was a kid's gallery, and so forth.

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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:55 PM
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93. Another one I remember from MA
in the seventies was Willie Whistle...standard clown host, only everything he said was a high pitched screech..
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:04 AM
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94. I grew up in Cleveland during the 70's...
so "Houlihan And Big Chuck" and "The Ghoul" were staples of my existance. And "Big Time Wrestling" w/ Jack Reynolds and Ron Martinez, and the uber wrestling face, Johnny Powers....
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:06 AM
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96. Am I the only one here who watched Sandy Becker?
Edited on Mon Dec-06-04 12:15 AM by CBHagman
Norton Nork, Hambone, and so forth?

We also watched Soupy Sales, Captain Jack McCarthy ("Two bells! One
o'clock and all is well") and Officer Joe Bolton's Three Stooges program.

On edit: Yes, I'm talking to those of you who grew up in northern New Jersey or the New York City area. D'oh! Missed CO Liberal's post.

We spent a lot of time outside, too, but it boggles the mind to think of how much of our childhood we spent watching TV.

"Norton Nork, you've done it again."
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:06 AM
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97. Scream In, Pittsburgh channel 53 1970-71
It was a double feature horror movie initially hosted by a dude named Coagulus, who also doubled as Bozo the Clown on the same station. Coagulus lasted only 4 weeks because Bozo got fired for letting a dirty joke go out on live TV

The joke:

Kid: Hey Bozo, how's a woman like an oven?

Bozo: I don't know

Kid: You got to get them both hot before you stick the meat in

Bozo: That's a Bozo No-No

Bozo was fired on the spot.

So Coagulus was gone too, and replaced by an inept guy who ran the Open house TV show, which was 3 hours on Sunday showing pictures of houses for sale. The guy was Count Von Thurstenberg, and he was so inept, he was the model Joe Flaherty used for Count Floyd. A lot of the Count routines Flaherty did were taken from stuff the Count did. One time, the movie was short, and the Count had to read a 40 minute printout on astrology, with no commercials. He was truly inept.
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:07 AM
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98. Uncle Wiggly's Pork Chop Review
he was a local carnival star with trained pigs. He also had a short lived afternoon cartoon show produced in New Bedford MA.

I was on it, but was so young I don't remember.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:44 AM
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99. ding ding- ding ding- ding It's five bells time for Seaweed Sam.
Cartoon show on channel 7 WTRF TV in Wheeling, WV.
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212demop Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:05 AM
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101. Anyone remember Zuma or Villa Allegre? and 3-2-1 Contact? n/t
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 10:33 AM
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102. Theme to "Villa Allegre" is going through my head now...
I seem to recall that it came on right after "The Electric Company." My kid sister used to watch those on public TV.
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212demop Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:42 PM
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128. Yes! I forgot Electric company- it was all about public television.
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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 10:45 AM
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103. Here in Baltimore, it was Captain Chesapeake...
He stood on a pathetic stage prop of a ship and would say things like "It is 6 bells. That means it is time for...(and he'd announce the name of some silly cartoon)."
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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 10:51 AM
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105. Oh, and Professor Kool. Can't forget him...
I acutally got to be on the Professor Kool show when I was in 2nd grade. They had a guy dressed up like a goofy professor and he hosted a "game" show for little kids. It was all silly little kid type games--following his directions for drawing a picture, matching, little races, etc.

I was devestated when I discovered that Professor Kool was actually the local weatherman dressed up in a costume. LOL
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 10:53 AM
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106. Nobody else remembers Hatchy Milatchy, I suppose.
I guess it was local Philadelphia. It featured a woman who was dressed a lot like a raggedy Ann doll, and she had a variety of puppet friends. I loved it as a tiny kid.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:04 AM
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107. Anybody remember this guy?
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:26 AM
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109. Any other Ohioans all about the Barnaby?
I can't believe with all the Clevelanders on this board, nobody's mentioned Ohio's favorite alcoholic elf, the great Linn Sheldon.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:45 AM
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113. I remember Barnaby. He claimed that Gene Roddenberry got the idea for
Spock's ears from him.
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Logansquare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:34 PM
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126. Don't forget his lover, Woodrow
Just kidding :)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:31 PM
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137. Southern Ohio-Uncle Bob
I think that was the name of it. I wa son that show a couple of times. Wendy really couldn't fly BTW.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:30 AM
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111. Not so Weird, but two friends of mine in HS had their own local show
They were called Rosco and Mack. Rosco was a clown and Mac played the quitar and sang. I think he only knew Rocky Racoon. The first show they made "Happy Hangers".
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:42 AM
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112. Someone else mentioned Flippo the Clown in Columbus, Ohio.
I did Seyfert Potato Chips commercials on his show and appeared with him at the Ohio State Fair when I was a kid. There was also a program that followed Flippo for a short period on which I was a guest magician a couple of times. I think the title was Smokey's Place. I also recall a children's after school program in the late 50's "Aunt Fran and Betty". As I remember Betty died of leukemia at a very young age.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 11:48 AM
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114. "Sally Starr"
She dressed up as a cowgirl and used to show Popeye and Clutch Cargo cartoons on WFIL in Philadelphia. My second wife was from PA and worked at a convalescent home - she said once that she remembered Sally Starr being there as a patient around 1980. I don't remember why, and since i haven't seen my ex since the day we were granted the divorce, I can't ask her.
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obreaslan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:23 PM
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118. How about Captain Noah?
I think he was local to the Philly area.

Although, one of his songs is in a car commercial, so I don't know if the song was his or what. It's the "You can sing a Rainbow" song. It goes:

Red and Yellow
Pink and Green
Purple and orange and blue
You can sing a rainbow
Sing a Rainbow
Sing a Rainbow Too.



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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:24 PM
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119. Yes, yes!
I remember Captain Noah very well, and I liked that show too. Did you see my Hatchy Milatchy post above? Those shows were on back-to-back on my Philly affiliate. :)
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obreaslan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:31 PM
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124. Oh yeah, I do remember that....
But not until you mentioned it. I never would have remembered the name. Good one. :)

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Siyahamba Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:26 PM
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121. S'kiddle Bits in Manitoba
Winnipeg musician Joey Gregorash made himself over as a kids' show host weekdays at noon on CKY.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:27 PM
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122. The greatest of all time: Soupy Sales.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 12:35 PM
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127. WGN in Chicago! Garfield Goose, Ray Rayner...
Bozo and the best...B.J. and The Gigglesnort Hotel!!

http://www.dirtydragon.com/
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borlis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 12:20 AM
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148. I used to love all of these shows!
Especially Cuddly Duddly the big orange dog. I think he was on Ray Rayner. I even used to have a life size stuffed one.
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:05 PM
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130. The Buckshot Show
f. Benny the Bear

Calgary in the early 80's.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:06 PM
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131. Betty Lou Varnum's "The Magic Window" Iowa
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:24 PM
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133. Miss Cinderella .. then she took Thalidomide
dating myself.. and had two babies with no arms.

She would put on magic glasses and could "see" and said hello naming names.

I was in hospital for 3 months as a kid and remember she said hello to me many times.

Felt so bad about her children.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:26 PM
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134. It wasn't when I was a kid, but they had "The Amazing Plasticman Hour"
on a local station in the Dallas/Ft Worth area in the mid 80's. The host was a guy wearing a skintight Plasticman outfit (who was really kind of hot). The whole thing was a bit odd. :-)
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 01:28 PM
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136. "Officer Joe Bolton & The Three Stooges"
Joe Bolton worked for WPIX - Channel 11 in New York. He dressed up as a cop and would have real cops and firemen on from time to time to talk about safety. And occasionally, he would have Moe Howard on as an in-studio guest - they became close friends over the years.


Source: http://www.60sradio.com/
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 09:34 PM
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145. Razzle Dazzle


A fast-paced show for children, Razzle Dazzle featured special guests, corny jokes called 'groaners', riddles, quizzes and secret coded messages, all performed in front of a live audience. Just 11 years old when the show first aired, Michele Finney is seen here going over her lines with John Keogh, puppeteer for Howard the Turtle. Finney and co-host Al Hamel were the turtle's human companions from 1961 to 1964.

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twenty2strings Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 10:09 PM
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147. 3-d Danny and Foreman scotty!...OKC kiddie madness.
Does anyone remember? :hippie:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 12:30 AM
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149. "Cowboy Eddie" in Madison, WI
After-school show. Kids would sit in bleachers and watch cartoons. The host (what was his name?) and "Eddie" would banter, and even ask each of us to respond to a "kids poll." Kinda lame, but it was fun way back then!
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