Wednesday, January 7, 2009
How perfect is that? Do you realize that Captain Kangaroo was the longest running children's show? It spanned from 1955-1984. Remember his pals, Mr. Green Jeans. Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit and Grandfather Clock? It all took place in the Treasure House.
Bob Keeshan was the Captian and before that he was Clarabelle on the Howdie Doody Show.
Think about it. Television was brand new and millions of kids were watching. Their moms were buying the toys, cereal, and Poll Parrot shoes he endorsed. Unfortunately, Keeshan was fired and Clarabelle was replaced. You can't fool a kid when it comes to a clown. They knew he was an impostor and wrote the stations in a rage. The real Clarabelle was rehired, but then fired again after two weeks over a money dispute.
At the age 28, Bob Keeshan became the Captain. Remember Mr. Moose dropping all the ping pong balls at the punch line of his knock knock jokes? Wasn't Mr. Rabbit so cute when the Captain fed him carrots? Grandfather Clock was the resident poet and Dancing Bear was just too cool.
Bob Keeshan was all about the kids. He was an advocate of children's education and learning. He can never be replaced.
Good Morning, Captain: Fifty Wonderful Years with Bob Keeshan, TV's Captain KangarooGood Morning Captain -Captain Kangaroo Original Cast Music from the CBS TV Show!