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The Howdy Doody Show 

Puppet Playhouse (original title)
A variety show hosted by the famous puppet Howdy Doody and his ventriloquist. This show was aired in front of the famous peanut gallery on the early days of American Television.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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A variety show hosted by the famous puppet Howdy Doody and his ventriloquist. This show was aired in front of the famous peanut gallery on the early days of American Television.

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27 December 1947 (USA)  »

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(2343 episodes)

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(1947-1955)| (1955-1960)

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1.33 : 1
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First nationally televised children's television show. See more »

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Host: Say, kids, what time is it?
Peanut Gallery: It's Howdy Doody time!
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Referenced in Andy's Funhouse (1979) See more »

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Horrifying
2 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This show is a good example of how children have changed since the halcyon haze of the 1950s. Back then, this show and its characters were beloved to seemingly most children, but now, children would be frightened by evil-looking puppets and clowns.

It's hard to believe that a children's show, much less one like this, could endure for nearly 2500 episodes. Oh well. I suppose children's television hasn't changed that much since the 1950s, after all -- Mr. Rogers is still around, as he was in the 50s, and modern children's shows have retained their simple, mindless guile, while at the same time keeping kids glued to their TVs for a few hours each day.


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