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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 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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One of Micky Dolenz's competitors for his role in "Circus Boy" was singer-songwriter Paul Williams. Ten years later, Williams competed with Dolenz again, for a role in The Monkees (1966). Williams didn't resent Dolenz for beating him out twice, and the Monkees later recorded one of his songs, "Someday Man". See more »

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Circus Boy
by Hal Hopper and Victor McLeod
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13 January 2014 | by (Oregon - The Land of Logging) – See all my reviews

Yeah, I had never heard of this one either until it showed up on Me TV (or one of those). And I'm an old TV show fanatic.

To take issue with another poster - Yeah it's corny, broadly written etc etc. BUT IT'S A KIDS SHOW FROM THE 1950'S - What did you expect it to be? They're also showing Rin Tin (can) Tin and it's just as weak but is a famous show. Ever watch Howdy Doody or the Lone Ranger?

"They should up their game"? No they shouldn't. I watch these shows because of nostalgia and they are meant to be exactly what they are - nothing more nothing less.

If I want to watch s different kind of western I'll watch my boxed set of Deadwood. But trashing Circus Boy is to deny a different time.

Lon


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