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The Wallace and Ladmo Show 

It's Wallace? (original title)
"The Wallace and Ladmo Show", the longest-running same-cast kids' show in television history, featured sharply observed comedy skits that satired popular films, television shows and music ... See full summary »




Credited cast:
Mike Condello Mike Condello ...  Commodore Condello (1963-1974)
Cathy Dresbach Cathy Dresbach ...  Jodi, Dotty, Perky The Clown (1984-1989)
Harry Florian Harry Florian ...  Officer Harry
Dan Horn Dan Horn ...  Dan (1981-1986)
Ladimir Kwiatkowski Ladimir Kwiatkowski ...  Ladmo
Pat McMahon Pat McMahon ...  Gerald, Captain Super, Marshall Good, Boffo The Clown, Aunt Maude, The Wizard, Bobby Joe Trouble, Hub Kapp, Frank Discussion, Zoomar, Caveman Elmer Blisco
Tim Parsons Tim Parsons ...  The Great Parsoni
Dickie Stanley Dickie Stanley ...  Legend City Gunfighter(1981-1985)
Bill Thompson Bill Thompson ...  Wallace Snead, Mr. Grudgmeyer, Aqua
Ben Tyler Ben Tyler ...  Ben (1984-1989)


"The Wallace and Ladmo Show", the longest-running same-cast kids' show in television history, featured sharply observed comedy skits that satired popular films, television shows and music acts, lampooned local and national politics and mercilessly mocked the station management and program sponsors. Aiming its comedy squarely at hip adults, and never talking down to kids in the audience, it won over legions of fans of every age who still turn out by the thousands for revivals and conventions. It was the "Saturday Night Live" of its age, daring and subversive, a comedy landmark. Written by Caitie Dee

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Official Sites:

AZ-TV | Official fan site





Release Date:

1 April 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wallace and Company See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

KPHO See more »
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ladmo had his own spin-off shows in the sixties and seventies, "The Ladmo Show" and "Ladmo's Clubhouse". See more »


Featured in Pioneers of Television: Local Kids' TV (2011) See more »

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Funniest show on TV when I was a kid
30 October 2012 | by tag-515-858557See all my reviews

This was funniest show on TV for kids in Arizona in the 60s and 70s. They stole their material from all of the best comedians and comedy films, television and records; with the lack of home recording and playback, you didn't know this, you heard it for the first time from them and wondered how those other guys could steal from W&L. I saw them at several of their live shows and got to be on the show as a Ladmo Bag winner in 73. It was a large grocery bag with enough stuff to cover the bottom of the bag, which was disappointing, but it sure was fun to see the set and see them do their stuff in person (it was broadcast live every afternoon with a tape the next morning). The other best part were the Warner Bros. cartoons UNEDITED. Explosions, stereotypes and early 30s color cartoons were all there. Pat McMahon had some of the best characters: Aunt Maude and her tragic ending stories ("Bobby and Betty were never seen again." "All of the animals died in the forest fire."); Gerald, the worst villain on television (and the first boy to be made a Bluebird); Boffo (formerly Ozob), the clown who saw it as only a job and hated kids; and many others. Some of the late era cartoons were not good and the later characters were rather mild so they cause the loss of a couple of points. I think haters just didn't get the humor and that's a pity. Videotapes and DVDs are available for the curious and the web has plenty to sample. There's nothing like it on TV now. BTW, Steven Spielberg is a big fan and got his film debut on this show. He made a special greeting for their 35th anniversary show while filming Indy 3.

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