It was a children's variety show on every Sunday. It had a live children's audience and it was on Channel 5 in New York, which was WNEW, a local station before FOX. Sandy Becker was the ... See full summary »
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Pat Meikle Pat Meikle ...  Herself - Co-host 2 episodes, 1955
Sonny Fox Sonny Fox ...  Himself - Host 2 episodes, 1961-1963
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It was a children's variety show on every Sunday. It had a live children's audience and it was on Channel 5 in New York, which was WNEW, a local station before FOX. Sandy Becker was the first host. Then came Sonny Fox. After Sonny left, the last host was Bob McAllister. It had live guests and cartoons. Written by Mark Helfand

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1 January 1955 (USA) See more »

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Mono
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A nine-hour Christmas special was aired on Christmas Day of 1956 with, among other features, an all-puppet version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". "Wonderama" also presented lengthy Christmas specials on Christmas Day of 1957 and 1959. See more »

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Referenced in The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) See more »

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10 May 2006 | by bfreed13See all my reviews

I too remember Wonderama so well. I was such a naive kid and Bob and the show were sooo cool. They gave away all the latest toys but especially the banana seat bikes with monkey bars that (I think!) were prizes for the dance contest. I wanted one so bad and I had just a regular bike, which my parents said was 'practical'. The snake can game, by far my favorite,fed my little greedy mind and I would just dream of turning the top on the can that was always so hard to remove and voilà - the bouquet of flowers!!! and all those toys!!! But I did love Bob too, it never occurred to me that he didn't love kids and love his job - kids know these things! I would have done a lot to get a chance on the show but we lived in CT and I knew there would never be a chance. We didn't always get channel 5 that good and I would literally pray (hey, it was Sunday,..) that reception would be good. I remember the show was on from something like 7-11 am and we'd watch some, go to church, come home and keep watching. What a great memory!


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