A well-received children's series that was broadcast live from New York City.


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Credited cast:
Pat Meikle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stuart Bradley ...
 Prince Percival
Don Hastings
Bernard Kates
Harry Townes ...
 Peter Postman (1949-1951)
 Bessie Bookbinder (1949-1951)
Iggie Wolfington ...
 Mailman (1949-1951)


A well-received children's series that was broadcast live from New York City.

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18 July 1949 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Pat Meikle was married to Hal Cooper from 1944 and 1970 and had two children. They created "The Magic Cottage" in 1949, with Meikle starring and Cooper directing. See more »

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My All-Time Favorite Kids' Show!
28 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a big fan! I remember the Public Service ads. One song to the tune Yankee Doodle was: "Though every player is the best, our team just falls to pieces, With every game we have to play, our losing streak increases. To reason they fall apart you needn't be too clever, with no teamwork the team's big star may die on third forever. The shortstop simply cannot play with the jerk who's (I never knew this word), The pitcher can pitch to anyone but certainly not to the catcher, Now who would want these diamond gems? They're diamonds in the rough, A baseball team needs 9 good men, One man just ain't enough. Eight nations like a baseball team are built on teamwork, too, And every race and every creed works with Y-O-U. Play ball with all your neighbors, Pitch in a little more. America and your teammates all will love a winning score!" My favorite story was about Jack Frost spending his summer in a freezer. In addition to the drawing contest, there was a question that you could answer each day to try to in a prize. Whenever a character needed to learn how to do something, they could take 5 easy lessons or 10 hard ones. They always took the 10 hard ones.

Her magic words were Magic aroo baloo and Oola Boora Cigam which are the same words forward and backward. When she drew a picture of a glass of milk with Bosco in it, she would say, "Ocsob cosbo Bosco" and the picture would become a glass of milk that she would drink. It was really funny and she was sooo talented! What do you remember?

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