Time for Beany was an American television series, with puppets for characters, which aired locally in Los Angeles starting in 1949 and nationally (via kinescope) on the improvised Paramount Television Network from 1950 to 1955. It was created by animator Bob Clampett, who later reused its core characters in the animated Beany and Cecil series. The principal characters were Beany, a plucky young boy who wears a beanie; the brave but dimwitted Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent, who claimed to be 300 years old and 35 feet 3 inches tall; Beany's uncle, the pigheaded Captain Horatio Huffenpuff (whose name is a play on Horatio Hornblower), familiarly called Uncle Captain; Dishonest John, whose cape and handlebar mustache clearly identified him as the villain. Written by
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Bob Clampett gave birth to Time For Beany in his garage, as he opens door to let Stan Freberg and Daws Butler inside. The garage was just off the main drag of LaBrea Ave. in the middle of Hollywood, near Beverly Boulevard. It housed the puppets in the late 1940s. See more
Referenced in Little Red Rodent Hood