Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Captain Kangaroo

Captain Kangaroo ran from 1955 until 1984. The show was built around life at "The Captain's Place," where the Captain would tell stories, meet guests and indulge in silly stunts with regular characters, both humans and puppets.

The characters I most remember include:
  • Mr. Moose, whose riddles and knock-knock jokes invariably ended with hundreds of ping-pong balls cascading from above and hitting the Captain on the head.
  • Bunny, who always tricked the Captain into giving him carrots.
  • Mr. Green Jeans
  • Dennis the Apprentice
  • Bill Cosby, he did the Picture Pages educational segments
  • Slim Goodbody, a man wearing a bodystocking which showed the internal organs of the human body painted on it in their appropriate locations.

Captain Kangaroo Intro
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Remember the Ping Pong Balls?
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3 comments:

  1. Kindergarten would not have been complete for me without the Captain!

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  2. Loved Captain Kangaroo!

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  3. OH! Captain, Mr Rabbit, Mr Moose, Dancing Bear and the ping pong balls!

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