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Old 06-30-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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and Hattie the witch?
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:47 PM
 
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and Hattie the witch?
Of course!

I also remember Captain Wendy, Skipper Ryle and Uncle Al.

Does anyone out there remember Chuck "Wagon" Moore? He went way, way back and I can't find a reference to him anywhere on the web.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Butler County
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I was told that Uncle Al didn't like kids
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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I was told that Uncle Al didn't like kids
I heard that, too.

When I was on the Skipper Ryle show old Skip seemed a lot less infatuated with all us little heathens during commercials but I've heard he was a pretty good guy.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:58 PM
 
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Default The Contemporaries

Besides his work with Hattie the Witch and local puppetmaster gigs,
Larry Smith had a local show which ran in the early 1960's called
"The Contemporaries". It featured puppets acting out novelty and pop
songs of the day.

There is one skit I still remember fondly. A soda jerk is wiping the
counter while teenagers dance to music on the jukebox. The dance
music is instrumental but, at the refrains, the soda jerk alternately
utters "Burgers and pimples", "Pimples and burgers," "Burgers and
pimples," ...
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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Had my birthday on Skipper Ryle once. I remember as second onlly to the one I had on Wild Kingdom. Wendy was really nice, as I remember...

Somethin's always happenin' on the River!!!
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Thanks for your replies! It's nice to go down memory lane. Have a great Fourth of July!
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Many a sunny afternoon better spent outdoors was wasted in front of Channel 19, LOL...if ordered to play outside, we kids just repaired to a neighbor's house where Mom either wasn't home or was more "understanding." Newly settled in Boston, I was overjoyed to see an old TV friend - Bob Shreve - MC'ing bad late-night movies. Either he'd "gone national" or had relocated along with me.

It was no secret that Al and Wanda Lewis, he in particular, had no love for kids. Rumor had it they were childless themselves. From time to time, one could clearly see Uncle Al herding and shoving "party"goers offstage when the show cut to a commercial. Where commercials were concerned, their homegrown promos sure were effective. Some forty years later I can still sing the jingle for Husman's, not see a Mayflower moving van without thinking "Al Naish," etc. I also remember the intro song for Ernie the Chimp (?), the puppet with its daily cameo involving bananas. Scary.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:22 AM
 
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Haha funny you guys mention Uncle Al. I saw a pic my aunt had of my cousins which are in their middle 40's to early 50s and they were on the Uncle Al show in the 60s. What is sort of funny is that they were the only black kids on the show taping that day! lol

I guess it was very rare in those days to see that. My aunt at the time lived in cincy in the west end.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Many a sunny afternoon better spent outdoors was wasted in front of Channel 19, LOL...if ordered to play outside, we kids just repaired to a neighbor's house where Mom either wasn't home or was more "understanding." Newly settled in Boston, I was overjoyed to see an old TV friend - Bob Shreve - MC'ing bad late-night movies. Either he'd "gone national" or had relocated along with me.

It was no secret that Al and Wanda Lewis, he in particular, had no love for kids. Rumor had it they were childless themselves. From time to time, one could clearly see Uncle Al herding and shoving "party"goers offstage when the show cut to a commercial. Where commercials were concerned, their homegrown promos sure were effective. Some forty years later I can still sing the jingle for Husman's, not see a Mayflower moving van without thinking "Al Naish," etc. I also remember the intro song for Ernie the Chimp (?), the puppet with its daily cameo involving bananas. Scary.
Wow you brougth back memories. Im 36 and recall the Ad for mayflower moving and Husman's chips.. Love them still to this day. You know, when I was a kid in the 70s i used to stand and do the uncle Al dance hehe.

On another note. When me and my brother would visit my grandmother in Dayton, we would watch a guy by the name of Doctor Shock on Wkef 22 around 4pm in the afternoon, On commercials one of the sponsors was Mama's cookies . Those were some of the best cookies. I wish they still sold those in stores.
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