12-year-old Corky has been adopted by a traveling circus owned by Big Tim Champion. He is water boy to baby elephant Bimbo and otherwise participates in the behind-the-scenes life of the circus.
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1957   1956  
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Cast

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 Corky (49 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Joey, the Clown (49 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Big Tim Champion (49 episodes, 1956-1957)
Bimbo the Elephant ...
 Bimbo (48 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Pete, the Canvasman (35 episodes, 1956-1957)
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Storyline

12-year-old Corky has been adopted by a traveling circus owned by Big Time Champion. He is water boy to baby elephant Bimbo and otherwise participates in the behind-the-scenes life of the circus. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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23 September 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corky und der Zirkus  »

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Technical Specs

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(49 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the show's run, the producers decided to send Micky Dolenz on a promotional tour (together with the show's baby elephant), and that an added attraction would be to have him play guitar and sing. Dolenz was sent for a round of guitar lessons, and alternated between music and tricks with the elephant for the tour. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Heart and Soul (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Circus Boy
by Hal Hopper and Victor McLeod
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great time in T.V. history
11 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Circus Boy was a really great show. All shows done back then were. How they were made and how technology has improved doesn't matter. The show like others made in the 50's, 60's & 70's were great FAMILY programming. They taught lessons/morals that are very much needed in this time & age. The shows were also just plain good. That can't be said of most shows (& cartoon shows) done mainly in the last 20 years (but really since about 1980). T.V. Shows these days have too much sex and violence; Immorally corrupt. Early example: Roseanne. People should be ashamed of the work they do in the entertainment industry. They should bring more shows back instead of making new shows or remakes of the originals. (Remakes are NEVER as good as the originals.) So keep bringing back the good shows.


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