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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 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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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)  »

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Corky und der Zirkus  »

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(49 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Star Micky Dolenz's hair was dyed blond for his role; he grew the dye out after the series ended. Years later when a reporter asked him why his hair looked different, Dolenz joked "I guess you could say I'm a Hollywood phony from way back." See more »

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Referenced in Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000) See more »

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Circus Boy
by Hal Hopper and Victor McLeod
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Circus Boy TV Series
25 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

CIRCUS BOY, starring future "Monkees" drummer/singer Mickey Dolenz (then as billed as Mickey Braddock)in the title role, spent the 1956-57 Prime Time TV Season on NBC and the next on ABC. I enjoyed it when it re-ran on Saturday mornings thru 1960. There could be 70+ episodes of CIRCUS BOY as back in those days they produced as many as 39 new episodes a season. Nowadays, costs being what they are, you're fortunate to get 20-24. The Circus Boy was Corky, an orphan taken in by Big Tim Champion's turn of the 19th century Circus. He was water boy for Bimbo, a baby Elephant. As a 7 or 8 year old at the time, I found the show quite fascinating and, of course, envied Corky to no end. I mean, who wouldn't want a pet elephant? Coincidently (?) Disney released the popular, similarly-themed TOBY TYLER in 1960. Source Material: THE COMPLETE DIRECTORY TO PRIME TIME NETWORK & CABLE SHOWS.


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