The Howdy Doody Show (1947–1960)
"Puppet Playhouse" (original title)

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Bob Smith ...
 Buffalo Bob (7 episodes, 1955-1960)
Nick Nicholson
(3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Bill LeCornec ...
 Chief Thunderthud (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Lew Anderson ...
 Clarabell the Clown (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Rufus Rose
(3 episodes, 1958-1960)
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Trivia

In addition to Howdy Doody, the cast of marionettes included:
  • Flub-a-Dub, a creature made up of seven animals in one, whose favorite food was meatballs and spaghetti;


  • Dilly Dally, a baseball-capped boy who could wiggle his ears;


  • Mister Bluster, villainous mayor of Doodyville (the fictional location of the show);


  • Inspector Fadoozle, forever peering through his magnifying glass, who billed himself as "America's number one private eye".


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[final episode. Clarabell speaks for the only time in the show's history]
Clarabell the Clown: Goodbye, kids.
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Wonderful program for children
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this show everyday when I was a child in the '50s. I was even on the show once as a member of the 'Peanut Gallery'. Kids need more of this type of programming today and less of the pseudo violence and political programming that is labeled as 'kids TV' today. This stirs imagination, which in turn stirs creativity in children. The actors were wholesome people. Bob Keeshan who played 'Clarabell the Clown' for several years, later became successful as 'Captain Kangaroo'. Bob Smith who was also known as 'Buffalo Bob' did a lot of touring and public appearances. He was kind to children, I remember the day that I got to be in the 'Peanut Gallery', I was 8, Buffalo Bob was kind and not at all flustered by a bunch of young children. He seemed to really like kids.


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