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Captain Kangaroo ()


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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Robert Keeshan).

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  • Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 19 nominations.
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  Captain Kangaroo (1,122 episodes, 1955-1984)
Hugh Brannum ...
  Mr. Green Jeans / ... (56 episodes, 1956-1984)
James E. Wall ...
  Mr. Baxter (28 episodes, 1968-1981)
Deborah Weems ...
  Debbie / ... (23 episodes, 1974-1981)
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  Self / ... (5 episodes, 1979-1981)
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  Mr. Spelling / ... (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ann Leonardo ...
  Self / ... (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
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  Doc Grannick the Mechanic / ... (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Stu Kerr ...
  Self (3 episodes, 1973-1979)
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  Mr. Moose / ... (3 episodes, 1976-1984)
Lu Ann Simms ...
  Self (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
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  Self (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
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  Self (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
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  Self - Guest / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
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  (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dan Resin ...
  Maurice the Great Artist (2 episodes, 1978)
Janie Sell ...
  Old Mother Hubbard / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Rudy Cárdenas ...
  Self (2 episodes, 1957-1967)
Roberta Lubell ...
  Self (2 episodes, 1960-1963)
George Zima ...
  Self (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
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  Self / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Stephanie Mills ...
  Self (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Evalyn Baron ...
  Goldilocks / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
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  Kevin / ... (2 episodes, 1981)
Irving Harmon ...
  Self (2 episodes, 1961)
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  Dolly Parton / ... (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
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  Caroline / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
Charles Gregory ...
  Self / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
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  Self (2 episodes, 1975)
Roland Tiebor ...
  Self (1 episode, 1957)
Jean-Jacques Perrey ...
  Self (1 episode, 1960)
Tommy Curtin ...
  Self - Juggler (1 episode, 1961)
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  Self (1 episode, 1964)
Richard Hayman ...
  Self (1 episode, 1967)
Walter Shyretto ...
  Self (1 episode, 1967)
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  Self (1 episode, 1968)
Molly Scott ...
  Self (1 episode, 1968)
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  Self (1 episode, 1974)
The Hudson Brothers
  (1 episode, 1975)

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Plot Summary

In the annals of televison, few children's programs ever made as much impact as this show. Hosted by Robert Keeshan (at one time, he played Howdy Doody's friend, Clarabell) from the appropriately-named Captain's Place, the Captain was so named because he always wore an overcoat with large, kangaroo-like pouches. Each show featured stories, skits, vaudeville acts, songs, games, and other educational activities. Captain Kangaroo's friends were Mr. Green Jeans (who always brought an animal to the show); Dennis, an apprentice handyman and do-it-all person; and Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit. Bunny was always mute, but made his point ever-so-cleverly, while Mr. Moose always tricked the Captain into allowing him to stand under a shower of pingpong balls. As the show got on in years, new features were added, including Uncle Backwards (a tape of some simple action, such as peeling an orange or building a doghouse, shown in reverse); "Picture Pages", a matching activity hosted by Bill Cosby; and Slim Goodbody, which taught children about health, nutrition, and physical fitness. Many actors, actresses, and singers guest starred. In the early 1980s, new formats were attempted, all without success, including the early morning "Wake Up with the Captain" (which starred new puppet friends and employed the joke-of-the-day); by 1984, the show ended its twenty-nine-year CBS run. During the early 1990s, Robert Keeshan hosted a daily series airing on PBS; it featured clips from the classic program along with new footage. Written by Brian Rathjen

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Taglines Good news for parents! (and for children) Starting tomorrow at 8, CBS Television presents the gentlest children's show on the air as the kindly Captain Kangaroo recreates the private wonderland of childhood in his Treasure House. It is a "live" and enthralling hour-long program. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Капитан Кенгуру (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • キャプテン・カンガルー (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia This was America's longest-running children's television series until 1999, when Sesame Street (1969) surpassed it. It remains the longest-running children's series on U.S. commercial television. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Being There (1979). See more »
Soundtracks Good Morning, Captain See more »

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