The concept of the Crusader Rabbit was that of a crusading Don Quixote. The Crusader Rabbit pilot was about Crusader and Rags (Ragland T. Tiger) journeying to Texas where hunters were making life miserable for the Texas jack rabbits. See more »
I was sitting at the computer and remembered an old show that I watched in the 1964-65 era. It was Crusader Rabbit and Rags The Tiger. I decided to look it up on this site, since this site has just about everything! Low and behold here it was. My family had just moved back from the navy base at Pensacola, Florida to Brooklyn, N.Y. to stay with my grandparents. We were awaiting housing at the military base in Keflavik, Iceland which was our next assignment. I remember for about 4-5 months getting up very early on Saturday mornings and watching "The Modern Farmer" at 5:30 A.M. since this was the only thing on T.V. Then at 6:00, on came a full hour of Crusader Rabbit. The must have played all the week's episodes at one time because you watched the entire show to 7:00. I sat there and ate my giant bowl of cereal and was glued to the set. It was great. Of course later I would be watching Fury, Roy Rogers, Sky King, etc. Then my mother would chase me out of the house to play stick-ball and handball with the old 25 cent pink Spalding rubber ball we could buy back in those days at the candy store. This was a great time for television shows back in the day. The family that lived next to my grandparent's house in Brooklyn was the Allegretti family. Their son, who was near my father's age, was Cosmo Allegretti. He was Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit on the Captain Kangaroo show. As kids we thought that was absolutely fantastic. Well anyway we were off to Keflavik for 2 years and would miss T.V. for that time. However not having T.V. and being on a base was great too. You went out and did things and everything was free or cheap. I would catch up on T.V. when I got back and sit with my cereal bowl again.
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