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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:28 PM
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Does anybody here recall a children's television show from 70's called "Wonderama"
There was a host named Bob McKalistar and I'm trying to remember what the theme song or the song was that he ended the show with? Thanks!
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:32 PM
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1. I remember it in the 60s
The host was someone named Sonny something. I have no recollection of any song.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:48 PM
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7. Sonny Fox. I loved that show. nt
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:32 PM
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2. This lists several songs.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:33 PM
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3. Thanks!
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:35 PM
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4. apparently it was regional.. host's name was Bob McAllister
I found a TV nostalgia page on it.. including a long post by one of Bob's assistants; you might enjoy reading it.
http://www.tvparty.com/lostnywonder.html



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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:52 PM
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8. Thanks!
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:35 PM
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5. I used to love
Does Anybody Here Have An Aardvark?
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:56 PM
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9. Can you whistle with Saltine crackers in your mouth?
My brother was on the show once. He brought home the bunny ears he had to wear as he hopped up and down.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 03:37 PM
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6. i'm a fan from the 60s and the Sonny Fox era
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Fox

and before Sonny it was hosted by Sandy Becker, who had his own show later on which i watched every day:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Becker

loved Norton Nork and the Hambone song.

i was too big a kid by the Bob McAllister days to care anymore about Wonderama. but with McAllister it went into national syndication, so it seems that most people remember him on Wonderama.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:23 AM
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20.  Sandy Becker then had his own show for years. He was on Saturday AM and Wonderama
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 07:23 AM by OmmmSweetOmmm
on Sunday AM.

I adored Sandy. One of my neighbors was a cameraman on Sandy's show and I was a bit envious of his kids because they had gone with their Dad to the studio.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:53 AM
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24. Norton Nork
:-)
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:20 AM
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25. OMG! I forgot! Here's a gift for you!
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:30 AM
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26. wow
that's an oldie!

I loved that show
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:02 PM
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28. I loved it too! Youtube has amazing gems on it. They talk about kids
and tv now. I was a tv junkie as a kid, especially for the Saturday AM line-up. Sandy Becker, Roy Rogers, Howdie Doody, Sky King, Fury, Rin Tin Tin, Lassie. I don't recall if Shari Lewis was on Saturdays, but I loved her too. :)
In the afternoons I went out and played. :)

:hi:
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:23 PM
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29. did you remember Rex Trailor?
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 02:25 PM by G_j
(a cowboy personality) I think the kid's show was called Boomtown. It may have only aired in Boston.
When I was wee kid he shot balloons off my head at a shopping center, and gave me a two gun holster, autographed!
I was trilled, one of my earlier memories.
Later we moved to LI, where I became a Sandy Becker fan..


:hi:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:17 PM
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32. No, I don't remember Rex Trailor. Sounds like a great memory. Long Island?
I lived between the ages of 5 and 10 in Seaford. Then we moved back to Queens in 1961.

:hi:
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:50 PM
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36. Huntington
not that far away, actually,
I think we moved there around 1963

sounds like we are about the same age
:hi:

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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:43 PM
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38. I spent a lot of time in Huntington in the 70s. Had a small boat docked in the harbor. :)
And yes, we're probably around the same age :)

Have a great night! :hi:
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:36 PM
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34. his own self
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:53 PM
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37. amazing
great find!
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The_Commonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:09 PM
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10. I loved Wonderama!
My sister was on that show.

There are clips online...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq1PMd15iRo

No theme song, however!
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:13 PM
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11. kids are people too (wackadoo wackadoo wackadoo)
:)
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:13 PM
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13. Yep, that's it!
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 07:46 PM
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14. Remember when he would give out Lender's Bagels and a Lactona Toothbrush?
I loved that show.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:50 AM
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22. Yep!
I liked that.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:13 PM
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12. Isn't that the show where Ali duked out Frazier while they were playing marbles?
I remember it, I think. Don't remember the music though.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 07:55 PM
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15. Nope. I remember 'The new zoo revue' and 'zoom' though
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 08:02 PM
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16. It's the new zoo revue... coming right at you!
We're gonna zoom... we're gonna zoom zoom...

OMG! :rofl:
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 08:03 PM
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17. with emmy jo! clips in Youtube I think
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Tulio Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:30 AM
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18. I Remember...But Wish I Didn't (nt)
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:16 AM
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19. I watched Wonderama when it was hosted by Sonny Fox and I loved the show
and him.

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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:48 AM
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21. Wonderama was on Channel 5
WNEW...remember when there was only 2-CBS 4 NBC 5-WNEW 7 ABC 9-WOR 11-WPIX (Yankees!!) and 13 the Public station?
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:23 PM
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33. Yes, it certainly was! I wasn't a Yankee fan back then but a Dodger fan,
and in fact "hated" the Yankees for 2 reasons...a cousin that I was close to/had almost a sibling rivalry with, Loved the Yankees, and we (my immediate family) were Dodger fans. I stayed true to the Dodgers for many years after they left Brooklyn. My parents became avid Mets fans.

I came to my senses and am now a huge Yankee fan. :)

It amazes me that there were so few channels but seemed to have such better choices in tv than we do now with 100+ stations. :)
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:51 AM
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23. A few come to mind.
Exercise

Does Anybody Here Have An Aardvark?

Kids Are People, Too.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:54 AM
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27. Are there shows like that on tv for kids anymore?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:24 PM
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30. I used to work with his daughter
She was a hoot and she loved her dad.
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:56 PM
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35. awww, that's so sweet!
:)
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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:45 PM
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31. I remember H.R. Pufnstuf
:smoke:
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:46 PM
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39. I see someone already gave you the answer, but thanks...
for bringing back the memory. :D

Wackadoo, wackadoo, wackadoo.
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