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Romper Room and Friends 

Romper Room (original title)
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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Sally Claster Gelbard Sally Claster Gelbard ...  Miss Sally 18 episodes, 1964-1981
Bruce Edward Hall Bruce Edward Hall ...  Kimble / ... 15 episodes, 1981-1994
Molly McCloskey Molly McCloskey ...  Miss Molly / ... 15 episodes, 1981-1994
Nancy Claster Nancy Claster ...  Miss Nancy / ... 12 episodes, 1953-1964
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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 Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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1953 (USA) See more »

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Romper Room and Friends See more »

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA See more »

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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 »

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A long-running and almost identical Canadian version was produced as "Romper Room" (1970). See more »

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The Last Host
16 January 2008 | by matundaSee all my reviews

I was the last Romper Room Teacher in Northern California, Miss Sharon. I taped the shows from 1987-1992. I am also the only African American host of the show. I was a teacher at the time and I was the first real classroom teacher to host the show. When I was hired, I taught fourth grade. I also taught preschool and kindergarten. The shows were taped on weekends and later, on Monday evenings. I was trained by Sally Claster Bell in Pacific Palisades, California. My shows were filmed at KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since this was the last show in the last Romper Room version in the US, many of the tapes were archived at KTVU and I have copies of most of them as well. I always ended my shows with a wink after the magic mirror. I hope that these shows will be released for future generations to enjoy.

Romper Bomper!


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