Remember Captain Kangaroo?

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  1. Jan 26, 2008 #81 of 107
    kaszeta

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    I only barely crossed paths with the Uncle Bob Show, but do remember it.

    And no, I never got a Ladmo bag.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2008 #82 of 107
    bareyb

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    There were three main Captains in my life as a child. Captain kangaroo, Captain Satellite, and of course, Cap'n Crunch! :D
     
  3. Jan 26, 2008 #83 of 107
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    I remember Captain Kangaroo and Romper Room. Miss Sally said my little sister's name once and I thought she was going to fall through the floor she got so excited. Also, I was on a local Baltimore show called Professor Kool's Fun Skool. It was hosted by local weatherman Stu Kerr.
     
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    I always find it funny when educational shows, or really anything educational, spell things wrong or with backwards letters.
    It would drive my grandfather crazy. He ran a small town newspaper.
     
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    I didn't say that Alice Cooper wasn't a rumor in your high school. Just that there wasn't any reason at all for it to be a rumor as opposed to there being no 'good' reason for the Frank Zappa story. You're right about one thing, there is no right or wrong rumor. But its easy to see how the Frank Zappa thing got started, no so for Mr. Cooper.
     
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    Hank

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    avery

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    Thanks for the fun trip down memory lane everyone!

    Wonderama [only with Sonny Fox], Winchell Mahoney, Andy's Gang (!!), Pinky Lee and Soupy Sales! Oh my gosh - several of my brain cells have been called back to action. :D
     
  8. Jan 26, 2008 #88 of 107
    Fl_Gulfer

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    My younger brother watch The Captain and I watched Soupy, Back in the 60's in Detroit
     
  9. Jan 27, 2008 #89 of 107
    Fl_Gulfer

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    Zappa's father, was a chemist and mathematician, had various jobs in the US defense industry. another genius.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2008 #90 of 107
    JETarpon

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    I was working my way through this thread wondering if there were any South Floridians who would mention Skipper Chuck.

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    steve614

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    I'm surprised no one's mentioned this show yet.
    :p
     
  12. Jan 27, 2008 #92 of 107
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    Soupy Sales? I thought it was first with Sonny Fox!
     
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    I heard Alice Cooper was originally Eddie Haskell from "Leave it To Beaver."
     
  14. Jan 27, 2008 #94 of 107
    drumorgan

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    I remember New Zoo Review and even remember an episode of "The Dating Game" with Henrietta Hippo as the bachelorette.

    I grew up in Hawaii, and we had our own breed of kids shows in the 70's. Moving to Los Angeles for high school, I learned the difference between national shows and local shows. I always thought that the Banana Splits played on the big slide at our local mall, but in fact, it was probably in California.

    We did have our local version of Captain Kangaroo, called Checkers and Pogo. Mr. Checkers was actually a member of the Elks club where my mom worked, and so he would come to my birthday parties. The kids were thrilled, especially as one time he ate a complete "Zoo" ice cream dish at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour. I think it was over 10 scoops of ice cream.

    Unless you grew up in the 70's in Hawaii, it's not really that exciting, but for those in the know, it was great times.

    Also, we had a lot of japanese influence, so a lot of our kids shows were precursors to the whole Transformers and Power Rangers phenomena of today. Half the fun was that they were completely in Japanese. We didn't even have to translate them. They were campy even without the words. Kikaida and Kamen Rider were our favorites.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2008 #95 of 107
    nyny523

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    Crap - you are correct!
     
  16. Jan 27, 2008 #96 of 107
    ADG

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    Wonderama had a long list of hosts. I was invited to perform when I was a young magician at the age of 13 and James (the Amazing) Randi called me before the taping to give me some hints. I remember how gracious he was.

    From Wikipedia:

    Al Hodge (as Captain Video (1955 - 1956)
    Jon Gnagy (mid late 1950's)
    Sandy Becker (1955-56, and again from 1957-59)
    Pat Meikle (co-hosting from 1955 to 1956)
    Herb Sheldon (1956-1957)
    Bill Britten (best known as New York's Bozo the Clown, co-host in 1958)
    Doris Faye (co-host in 1958)
    Sonny Fox (1959-1967)
    Bob McAllister (1967-1977)
     
  17. Jan 27, 2008 #97 of 107
    newsposter

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    noah shows up as reruns on my guide but i've never watched

    i think i even watched larry ferrari a bit lol

    never heard of london
     
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    Hank

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    If you watched Larry Ferrari a bit, then you must have watched Dialing for Dollars on channel 6, too!
     
  19. Jan 28, 2008 #99 of 107
    nirisahn

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    I grew up with Sonny Fox and Bob McAllister as the hosts. Went to college with Sonny Fox's daughter.

    Sandy Becker had an afternoon children's show for a while. I remember him explaining about daylight savings time. There was also something about carrots that he did pretty much every day, but I can't remember what it was.
     
  20. nyny523

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    As I have mentioned before on this board, all I ever wanted was to be on Wonderama and dance in one of those Go-Go cages.

    The winner of the contest always got a new bike, and to dance in the cage.

    I didn't care about the bike.

    I wanted that cage!!!
     

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