Children's program that was often franchised rather than syndicated (meaning, local television stations could use their own hostesses in lieu of national hosts if they chose). A typical program featured a group of six to 10 children, ages 4-6, in a variety of games, songs and rhymes and simple moral lessons as guided by the hostess and recurring characters. One of those recurring characters was Mr. Do Bee, an oversized bumblebee who helped teach the moral lessons ("Do Bee a good sport when you lose"). The end always featured the hostess using her "Magic Mirror" to help her greet the show's young audience ("I see Brian and Mindy; oh, there's Jill and Donald," etc.) Written by
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The show originated in Baltimore in the early 1950s. By the late 1950s, more than 100 stations aired either the national program or locally-produced versions of the show; at one point, the show's producers offered to train Romper Room hosts (which were female in many of the markets). See more
Referenced in Romper Stomper
Pop Goes The Weasel
Heard behind opening and closing credits as Mattel Jack-In-The Box was shown See more