Curiosity Shop (1971– )

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ABC-TV's Saturday morning series hosted by three children (two boys and one girl) with short skits and songs mixed together with cartoons of an educational (e.g. the story of Icarus) and of... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Baron Balthazar (1 episode, 1971)
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
 Pam (1 episode, 1971)
John Levin ...
 Gerard (1 episode, 1971)
Kerry MacLane ...
 Ralph (1 episode, 1971)
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ABC-TV's Saturday morning series hosted by three children (two boys and one girl) with short skits and songs mixed together with cartoons of an educational (e.g. the story of Icarus) and of a purely entertainment nature. The focus was the Curiosity Shop itself, a sort of tame Pee-Wee Herman Playhouse full of puppets, action figures and wild and educational props. Written by Keith Weston <>

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11 September 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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"Multiplication Rock," the first of the Scholastic Rock educational shorts which later became collectively known as "School House Rock," debuted on this show. "Three, The Magic Number" was the first segment run. The following week, Multiplication Rock shorts began running between Saturday morning cartoons, soon to be joined by Grammar Rock and America Rock. See more »


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I too remember this show. Shirley Jones appeared in the premiere episode. The animal puppets were classic. I had a punch-out book of the Curiosity Shop, that I could set up with all the animal puppets in the wagon or whatever that was they were all in. All I can recall of the puppets was the basset hound, the giraffe and the duck-bill platypus who was a person in a full costume and never spoke. He wore big sneakers too. Pamelyn Ferdin, a child actress all over tv shows back then, perhaps best found as one of the five children in the Guardian Angel episode of the sixties Star Trek, was one of the kids and the older boy can be found in several episodes of Brady Bunch as Bobby's friend, particularly in the episode with Joe Namath. A black girl was eventually brought in, I guess to appeal to affirmative action that was going on back then. I also recall the Halloween episode. All the puppets were dressed up as monsters and the platypus was a vampire. It was very creepy seeing them all like that. Was it the final episode I recall that had the children leave the curiostiy shop, saying good bye and once outside we were treated to them hopping around in multi-colored psychedelic swirls, with only their silhouettes moving, accompanied by some very funky music?

I would love to see this show again. For the longest time I equated Shirley Jones with this show more than I did Partridge Family.

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