Birthday House (1963–1967)

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Children's Television Show (live, 5 days). With a birthday boy and/or girl and their friends as on-air guests, viewers were engaged in games, songs, stories, craft-making, informational ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Paul Tripp ...
 Paul - Host (1963-1967)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernice ...
 Freckles (1966-1967)
Jimmy Blaine ...
 Guest Host (1966)
Ruth Enders ...
 Ruth (1963-1967)
Stu Hample ...
 Guest Host (1966)
Kay Lande ...
 Kay (1963-1967)
Jan Lara ...
 Jan (1963-1967)
Chuck Leedham ...
 Science Expert (1963-1967)
Tom Tichenor ...
 Strawtop, Puppeteer (1964-1967)
Murray Zaret ...
 Animal Expert (1963-1967)
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Children's Television Show (live, 5 days). With a birthday boy and/or girl and their friends as on-air guests, viewers were engaged in games, songs, stories, craft-making, informational segments, puppet plays and interviews with guest performers and personalities. Written by W. A. Walters

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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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In 1966-67 "Birthday House" featured "Freckles" a Saint Bernard puppy. She first came on the show when she was 6 weeks old, and came back every week (growing 8 - 10 pounds each week) until she was a gigantic 160 pound dog. She went on to an expansive career in show business, appearing in Midnight Cowboy (1969), and starring in an opera at Lincoln Center ("The Stoned Guest"). See more »

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An amusing kids' show
16 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this show as a youth. It featured a bunch of kids having a birthday party. It was amusing enough. The most specific thing I remember is that the boom microphone was a character in the show, and each time it was introduced, Paul Tripp used to sing,

"Hi, Mike! Hi, Mike! I like to say, 'Hi, Mike!' Hi, Mike! Hi, Mike! I like you very much!"

I guess that speaks for the power of music, that I would remember that little ditty.

Also, each December, the show would feature commercials for "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't," which would show up in movie theaters as a matinée each year. The commercial featured the scene where the villain, Rossano Brazzi, would bellow, "Merry Christmas, I don't think!!" I'm pretty sure us kids dragged my poor mother out to see it two or three years in a row...


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