Remember Captain Kangaroo?

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  1. Jan 25, 2008 #1 of 107
    betts4

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    I was talking to my boss's 5 year old daughter this morning on the car ride to work. She was talking about some kids show and I remembered Captain Kangaroo and some other shows I watched.

    I told her about Captain Kangaroo and Mr. GreenJeans. For some reason I liked Mr. Greenjeans more than the Captain.

    Shari Lewis and Lambchops was a favorite, with me using a marker on a sock to make my own 'Lambchops'. Romper Room was a stable in our house with the 'magic mirror' in the end and me always wanting my name said.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2008 #2 of 107
    jami

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    That witchy Romper Room lady never said my name. :mad:


    :p
     
  3. Jan 25, 2008 #3 of 107
    Hank

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    I remember in school there was a rumor that Mr. Greenjeans was the father of Alice Cooper!
     
  4. Jan 25, 2008 #4 of 107
    Bryanmc

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    Captain Kangaroo is a friend of mine's uncle.

    Edit: It wasn't Captain Kangaroo that was her uncle, it was Mr. Peppermint. And Mr. Peppermint is the father of the lead singer of the Butt Hole Surfers.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2008 #5 of 107
    scooterboy

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    I remember it as Mr. Greenjeans was the father of Frank Zappa.


    ETA: http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/zappa.asp
     
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    jradosh

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    I remember Wonderama :D
     
  7. Jan 25, 2008 #7 of 107
    waldingrl

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    LOL - of course I remember!

    I just posted the "good mornign, captain" lyrics in WAYT this morning. :)
     
  8. Jan 25, 2008 #8 of 107
    AstroDad

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    For me it was the Electric Company and 3-2-1 Contact. Love that Bloodhound Gang
     
  9. Jan 25, 2008 #9 of 107
    PJO1966

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    Bob McCallister. I remember that as well.
     
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    DougF

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    I used to watch it every morning before school. If I was eating breakfast when Captain Nemo started, Mom would let me go in the living room for that and finish breakfast after it was over.
     
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    Hank

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    waldingrl

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    Picture pages
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    time to do your picture pages
    time to get your crayons and your pencils...
     
  13. Jan 25, 2008 #13 of 107
    betts4

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    Great minds think alike!! :up:
     
  14. Jan 25, 2008 #14 of 107
    jradosh

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    Does anybody here have an aardvark?
    Does anybody here have an aardvark?
    Everyone here has a right and left ear.
    But does anybody here have an aardvark?

    :D
     
  15. Jan 25, 2008 #15 of 107
    jtlytle

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    I am not kidding. I was in Romper Room TV show in 1969 !!!!

    Look in my resume!
     
  16. Jan 25, 2008 #16 of 107
    PJO1966

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    There are some Wonderama clips on YouTube.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2008 #17 of 107
    bqmeister

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    Captain Kangaroo came to my house about 30 years ago or so. He apparently had a flat or some other car problem and my house was closest to the freeway, so he stopped in to use the phone.
     
  18. Jan 25, 2008 #18 of 107
    waldingrl

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    When you answered the door did a bunch of ping pong balls fall on him? :D
     
  19. Jan 25, 2008 #19 of 107
    IndyJones1023

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    Zoom!
     
  20. Jan 25, 2008 #20 of 107
    GoodSpike

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    Locally we had J.P. Patches, a bum who lived in the city dump. And his side-kick was Gertrude, a man wearing a dress. I sort of wonder whether that show would make the air today. But J.P. is still rather popular around here with the boomers.
     

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