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Old 01-26-2020, 07:55 AM
 
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Didn't know you were from Philly, Skeff! He was one of my first childhood TV memories in the early 1960's growing up in Philly and the Philly burbs. Watched all of the local kids shows you mentioned. A much different and innocent time. I remember him drawing and of course we were all scared of Quigley Mansion.
"Mrs Skeffington" is character that actress Bette Davis played in a movie, btw.
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:48 PM
 
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I never watched Pixanne for some reason. But I did watch Captain Noah till the very end( the 90s!). It was wholesome and charming.
The 1990s?! I had no idea.

Who could resist this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGsoGXtjhFU
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:53 AM
 
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The 1990s?! I had no idea.

Who could resist this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGsoGXtjhFU
The reason I remember Captain Noah being on until the 90s was because I was one of my mother's care givers starting in 1990. Captain N was broadcast on Saturday mornings then.
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:00 PM
 
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I didn't watch Gene London because I was 13 when my family moved to Cherry Hill.

However, I did see Gene Crane when he hosted Candy Carnival, because it was carried on the network. I was lucky enough to work with him when I worked at WCAU. He was a wonderful person in real life.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:42 PM
 
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I didn't watch Gene London because I was 13 when my family moved to Cherry Hill.

However, I did see Gene Crane when he hosted Candy Carnival, because it was carried on the network. I was lucky enough to work with him when I worked at WCAU. He was a wonderful person in real life.
That is so cool! I was up in Wilkes-Barre, but we got Philadelphia programming when I was young.
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:07 PM
 
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That is so cool! I was up in Wilkes-Barre, but we got Philadelphia programming when I was young.
I'm a Michigan native. Totally different kiddie shows except on Saturday morning. Then we got network kiddie shows. That's when Candy Carnival aired.
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:46 AM
 
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I didn't watch Gene London because I was 13 when my family moved to Cherry Hill.

However, I did see Gene Crane when he hosted Candy Carnival, because it was carried on the network. I was lucky enough to work with him when I worked at WCAU. He was a wonderful person in real life.
Ha, ha, ha. I'm probably the only one here who knows who Gene Crane was.
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:43 PM
 
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Ha, ha, ha. I'm probably the only one here who knows who Gene Crane was.
Since Gene did weather for the noon news on WCAU for many years as well as announcement work, I suspect that older Gen X posters know who he was. However, I suspect that you and I are the only ones who would have seen Candy Carnival.
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:51 PM
 
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That is so cool! I was up in Wilkes-Barre, but we got Philadelphia programming when I was young.
Although I never watched Sally Star, my parents' house was in the same housing development in Cherry Hill where she lived.

I used to hear about kids going to her house and yelling for her to come out. I probably shouldn't post her reaction if she was home. It didn't help matters.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:07 AM
 
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None of these names resonate with me, as the TV stations in Kansas City had their own local kiddie hosts - Torey Southwick on KMBC-TV and Whizzo the Clown on KCMO-TV were the two biggest, but I think WDAF-TV had one too - but:

Actual plots and storylines on Gene London's show! I would have loved to have a show with those as a child. There were characters, but no plots like those, on any of the local kiddie shows I grew up watching.

Actually, I think WDAF ran the syndicated "Romper Room." ("Do Be a DooBee.") Did that air here?

Edited to add: Since I brought up this diversion, there's a song by novelty country-song king Roger Miller that actually covers this territory:

"Kansas City Star" | YouTube
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