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20 August 1955 (USA) See more »
A TV Show where Andy, with a studio audience full of loud screaming kids, would show movies. At the... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 11)
Nino Marcel (1 episode, 1955-1957)
Paul Cavanagh (1 episode, 1955)
Lou Krugman (1 episode, 1955)
William Benegal Rau (1 episode, 1955)

Vito Scotti (1 episode, 1955)

Series Directed by
Frank Ferrin (1 episode, 1955)
Series Writing credits
Frank Ferrin (1 episode, 1955)
Michael Gerbosi (1 episode, 1955)

Series Produced by
Frank Ferrin .... producer (1 episode, 1955-1960)
Ralph Ferrin .... associate producer (1 episode, 1955)
Series Original Music by
Dakshinamoorthy (1 episode, 1955)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Stensvold (1 episode, 1955)
Series Film Editing by
Lyle Boyer (1 episode, 1955)
Series Sound Department
Willard Nico .... sound (1 episode, 1955)
Series Other crew
Ellis Dungan .... indian producer (1 episode, 1955)

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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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June Foray's first television project.See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I remember this show, 23 August 2004
Author: Robin Martinez ( from Denver, Colorado

Andy's Gang was wild, something like a Saturday-morning Tonight Show for kids, with a rowdy audience howling with laughter or excitement -- although the kids weren't really there. The audience seen at the beginning was stock footage that was constantly reused.

I remember the audience singing a Buster Brown theme song to start the show.

I think it ended, "There's only one kind of gang for me, good old Andy's Gang!"

Andy Devine hollered "Hey kids!" and the crowd roared back. Froggy the Gremlin, a rubber toy, always said, "Hiya, kids, hiya hiya hiya!" He also brought on the film or cartoon when everyone yelled, "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!" There was usually a film episode of adventure with Gunga Ram, the mahout (Indian elephant wrangler) or the same actor as a Native American.

There was a black cat named Midnight who purred "Niiiiice" (voiced by June Foray) and a mouse named Squeaky who was played by a hamster. There were also comedy or variety sketches. Vito Scotti often appeared as some kind of "expert" who would do a demonstration for the audience. As Scotti narrated what he was doing Froggy would suggest wildly wrong things, which Scotti would repeat and do and then get upset about.

It was very low-budget, but hey, I was five or so and I loved it.

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