Howdy Doody was a puppet show that starred him, Howdy Doody, best friend Buffalo Bob and Clarabell the Clown. It was a long-running variety show for children that was very loved. It came ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
 Buffalo Bob Smith (1 episode, 1956)
Maxine Miller ...
 Princess Pan of the Forest (1 episode, 1954)
 Himself (1 episode, 1956)
Alfie Scopp ...
 Clarabell (1 episode, 1956)


Howdy Doody was a puppet show that starred him, Howdy Doody, best friend Buffalo Bob and Clarabell the Clown. It was a long-running variety show for children that was very loved. It came along just in time for all the Baby Boomers and became one of their fondest childhood memories.

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15 November 1954 (Canada)  »

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James Doohan was originally cast as Timber Tom but wanted more money than the CBC was prepared to pay and so was replaced by Mews, who couldn't appear for the first week of the show and was temporarily replaced as host by William Shatner as Ranger Bob. See more »


Referenced in Dallas Buyers Club (2013) See more »

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Lyrics to opening number, Flub-a-dub's Song, etc.
22 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The words to the Howdy Doody song went like this:

It's Howdy Doody time, It's Howdy Doody time, Bob Smith and Howdy, too, Say, "Howdy Doo" to you. Let's give a rousing cheer, 'Cause Howdy Doody's here, It's time to start the show, So kids let's go!!!

Flub-a-dub was a strange little character, shaped more or less like someone's slipper. Flub's song went something like this:

Meatballs, meatballs, meatballs, meatballs, I love some meatballs, meatballs, meatballs and spaghetti, I'm always ready, to eat spaghetti.

Phineas T.Bluster had a brother or cousin who lived in South America, whose name was Don Jose Bluster. Don Jose introduced a mystery on the show--the mystery of L.L.L.L.L., which eventually was revealed to refer to the Lucky Left Leg of the Lima Llama.

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