Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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In the annals of televison, few children's programs ever made as much impact as Captain Kangaroo. Hosted by Bob Keeshan (at one time, he played Howdy Doody's friend, Clarabell) from the appropriately-named Captain's Place, the Captain was so named because he always wore an overcoat with large, kangaroo-like pouches. Each show featured stories, skits, vaudeville acts, songs, games and other educational activities. Captain Kangaroo's friends were Mr. Green Jeans (who always brought an animal to the show); Dennis, an apprentice handyman and do-it-all person; and Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit. Bunny was always mute, but made his point ever-so-cleverly, while Mr. Moose always tricked the Captain into allowing him to stand under a shower of pingpong balls. As the show got on in years, new features were added, including Uncle Backwards (a tape of some simple action, such as peeling an orange or building a doghouse, shown in reverse); "Picture Pages," a matching activity hosted by Bill Cosby; ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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(1981-1982 and 1984) | (1957-1961) | (1955-1957, 1961-1981, 1982-1984)

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After the cancellation of Robert Keeshan's Saturday television show "Mister Mayor", the secondary characters joined the Captain Kangaroo show. These individuals included Dudley D. Dudley, whose job was being a substitute statue, Rollo the Hippopotamus and Aunt Maude. See more »

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Referenced in The Fifties (1997) See more »

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Ode to Gentle Man
26 January 2004 | by (Laguna Woods, CA.) – See all my reviews

The passing of Robert (Bob) Keeshan , is another Hallmark of a distant memory... The legacy of Captain Kangaroo, cannot be measured in time, but by Love... of the many Children he has touched, with his honesty, and self-sacrificing humor...There are not enough words that can express, the heartfelt appreciation, to this Gentle Giant , of the airwaves... He saw the world for what is was, and tried to make it better, by developing a program designed to reach the HEARTS of Children, as well as their minds, something , politically developed programs , miss by a mile..

So go in peace Captain, Know that your touch was not in vain, for you changed the World , more than you can imgine....


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