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Old 10-23-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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Watching the moon landing at my grandparent's house in 1969. I was three years old.

I really think that the only reason I remember it is because of my family's reactions to it.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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Me too. The Captain and, let's not forget, Mr Green Jeans. I thought I remembered the Captain having bad hair and I was right; I did an image search on Google and have to say there wasn't worse hair on TV until Mark Harmon's early years on CSI. (And remember in Pulp Fiction where Bruce Willis is humming a line from the Statler Bros. song "smoking cigarettes and watching captain kangaroo"?)

Also, and maybe this was only a New York area show - Wonderama, hosted by Sonny Fox. It consumed most of Sunday morning (not competing w/ Sat. morning cartoons). Cartoons, live studio stuff. And I think that was the show where there was a treasure box and maybe 4 or 5 kids from the audience would be selected to try to open it. And to do that they were plopped in the middle of what looked like a mountain of keys. Pick a key, try the lock, discard key, try next key, etc. etc. Which basically meant that for the treasure chest kids their entire experience being in the studio was filled with "key fail" (Sonny would go over to them from time to time and ask them how they were doing, so on the plus side the kids would get some TV air time to brag about at school on Monday).
My older sister used to laugh at me when I yelled to wake up grandfather clock.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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When Oswald was shot. I kept wondering why this was on TV over and over,When was Beanie and Cecil coming back?
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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Me too. The Captain and, let's not forget, Mr Green Jeans.
I loved Captain Kangaroo, but I must have watched it in the early 70's.


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Also, and maybe this was only a New York area show - Wonderama, hosted by Sonny Fox.
Absolutely LOVED this show, but I only remember it being hosted by Bob McAlister, also in the early 70's. My husband and I often sing some of the songs from it like Exercise & Kids are People, Too to embarrass and annoy our kids!
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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When Oswald was shot. I kept wondering why this was on TV over and over,When was Beanie and Cecil coming back?
I remember Beanie and Cecil. But I was 11 when JFK was shot so I knew what was going on.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:51 PM
 
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I loved Captain Kangaroo, but I must have watched it in the early 70's.




Absolutely LOVED this show, but I only remember it being hosted by Bob McAlister, also in the early 70's. My husband and I often sing some of the songs from it like Exercise & Kids are People, Too to embarrass and annoy our kids!
Captain Kangaroo first aired the end of 1955. I was 3 so probably saw it from or near the beginning of it.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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The Electric Company, in the early 70's. What is strange is that to this day, I can still remember one of the commercials that used to play during it - both the company name and the phone number! (But I have always remembered series of numbers easily).
Another of my favorites!

Also used to enjoy Zoom!, which often was broadcast immediately after it.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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On Black and White TV: Ding Dong School with Miss Francis, Romper Room with Miss Lois, but Captain Kangaroo was my fav.

On Color TV: Flipper.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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howdy doody and pinky lee show at a neighbors home
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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On Black and White TV: Ding Dong School with Miss Francis, Romper Room with Miss Lois, but Captain Kangaroo was my fav.

On Color TV: Flipper.
I very much wanted to be on Romper Room!
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