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27 December 1947 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
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Wonderful program for children See more (10 total) »

Cast

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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, 1954-1960)
Rufus Rose (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
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Series Directed by
Bob Hultgren (3 episodes, 1958-1960)

Sandy Howard (unknown episodes, 1947-1959)
 
Series Writing credits
Willie Gilbert (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Jack Weinstock (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
E. Roger Muir (1 episode, 1955)

Series Produced by
E. Roger Muir .... producer (4 episodes, 1958-1960)

Edward Kean .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Hal Schaffel .... producer (unknown episodes)
Martin Stone .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Paul Jacobson .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eleanor Tarshis .... associate director (1 episode, 1960)
 
Series Art Department
Norman Davidson .... scenic designer (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Sound Department
Tom McNamara .... audio (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Aaron Stephenson .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Other crew
Carl Cabasin .... technical director (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
William Simmons .... technical director (2 episodes, 1958)

Dayton Allen .... puppeteer (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Puppet Playhouse" - USA (original title)
"Howdy Doody" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
30 min (2343 episodes)
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Color:
Black and White (1947-1955) | Color (1955-1960)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. The stamp honoring "The Howdy Doody Show" (which began as "Puppet Playhouse") has a picture of Howdy Doody's head. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), "The Dinah Shore Show" (1951), "Dragnet" (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948)), "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1950), "Hopalong Cassidy" (1952), "The Honeymooners" (1955), "I Love Lucy" (1951), "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" (1947), "Lassie" (1954), "The Lone Ranger" (1949), "Perry Mason" (1957), "The Phil Silvers Show" (1955), "The Red Skelton Hour" (1951), "Texaco Star Theater" (titled "Texaco Star Theatre" (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as "Tonight!" (1953)), "Twilight Zone" (1959), and "You Bet Your Life" (1950).See more »
Quotes:
[final episode. Clarabell speaks for the only time in the show's history]
Clarabell the Clown:Goodbye, kids.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful program for children, 18 February 2007
Author: hockemeyer from United States

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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