Syndicated half-hour children's television show that ran from 1972-1977, New Zoo Review, is a 196-episode musical comedy show. Through song, dance and games, The New Zoo Revue teaches the ... See full summary »
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Hazel Shermet Hazel Shermet ...  Henrietta Hippo 7 episodes, 1972-1975
Jesse White ...  Mr. Bigwig / ... 2 episodes, 1975
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Syndicated half-hour children's television show that ran from 1972-1977, New Zoo Review, is a 196-episode musical comedy show. Through song, dance and games, The New Zoo Revue teaches the basic principles of getting along with others, respecting the community and oneself, and doing the right thing. Hosted by humans Doug and Emmy Jo, the show features costumed full-bodied puppet characters, primarily a shy hippopotamus named Henrietta Hippo, a wise owl named Charlie the Owl , and a fun-loving frog named Freddy the Frog. Written by john-e-jones01

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September 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Besides co-starring in the show, Doug Momary also wrote all the songs. See more »

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One of the Best 70s Kids Shows
21 April 2009 | by hfan77See all my reviews

I remember watching The New Zoo Revue in the early 70s and thought was one of the best kids shows of the 70s. The "three delightful animals" Henrietta Hippo, Charlie the Owl and Freddie the Frog had "fun learning what we don't know" with their human friends Doug and Emmy Jo.

Over the show's three year run, many subjects were covered including fear, hate, getting along and courage. One episode I remember the most was when Freddie wanted to quit school and Emmy Jo sang a song with a message for him to to stay in school. He learned that school was important for him.

The heart of the show was Doug Momary. He co-created the show with Barbara Atlas, portrayed Doug, wrote the scripts and all the songs used in every episode. He was also married to the actress who played Emmy Jo, Emily Peden.

In the second season, two human characters were added, Mr. Dingle, the store owner played by Chuck Woolery before being best known as a game show host and neighbor Ms. Goodbody, portrayed by veteran actress Fran Ryan. There were numerous celebrity appearances in the third season, including Jim Backus, Jesse White, Richard Dawson and Jo Anne Worley.

The New Zoo Revue was an entertaining show for children to learn about the world around them. It also told young viewers in several episodes "Don't sit around and cry." In other words "Be happy." La la la la la la la la la la la la la la. I'll close with a line from the unforgettable theme song "It's the New Zoo Revue, coming right at you."


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