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An iconic children's show on Chicago's WGN television station. Children would go home from school at noon to have lunch and watch the show! They had a terrific band and funny skits with several clowns. In addition, the audience was entertained by stand alone circus acts from time to time. My favorite television game was "The Grand Prize Game", where children in the audience were chosen to play by camera arrows. They threw ping pong balls in buckets and the grand prize was a Schwinn Written by cathytidwel

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11 September 1961 (USA) See more »

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One of the great kid shows!
2 August 2002 | by sklitch00See all my reviews

Anyone from Chicago will remember this great children's show that aired on WGN for nearly 40 years. In addition to cartoons and sketches performed by the resident clowns, there were live guest performers and the always exciting "Grand Prize Game" in which a boy and girl in the studio audience were chosen by the 'magic arrows' superimposed on the screen. The children tossed a golf ball into each of six buckets in front of them. As the distance increased, so did the prizes in each bucket. The end-all was the famed Bucket #6. Get that and prizes galore were showered upon you. Silver dollars and a new bike were most often the top prizes awaiting you in the last bucket. The children played not only for themselves, but also for a boy and girl at home. How great is that? You could win stuff just sitting in your front room! The WGN-TV website has a Bozo timeline and great archival photos and video. Remember Oliver O. Oliver? Bozo? Cookie? Sandy? Mr. Ned? They are all on the site. The show was a noon-time staple for any kid in Chicago in the 60's and 70's. It was so popular that tickets were requested YEARS in advance. Upon the birth of a child a request would be sent in hopes of the child attending a show in later years. Remarkable. It eventually changed formats and performers, but the original still stands out as one of the greatest and best loved kid's shows of all time.


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