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2004/01/23 15:03:50 (permalink)

A Sad day

I know that i mentioned in a forum on how we become foodies that my fascination with food really got off the ground on the day that Captain Kangeroo read "Stone Soup"--still to this day my favorite story. Well,sadly, today in Vermont, the Captain passed away,and this is one grown man that is not afraid to admit that there tears in my eyes as i write this. He will be missed
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 15:10:57 (permalink)
    I feel the same way !!! He was a big source of enjoyment and positive influence in my younger years !!
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 15:26:21 (permalink)
    The Captain, Mr. Green Jeans, Moose, Bunny Rabbit. I adored that show. I can still hear the theme music in my head. It is sad. He meant a lot to so many of us.

    "Stone Soup" was my favorite story too. At least until I had kids and read them "If you give a Moose a Muffin". Made me laugh out loud every time.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 15:37:23 (permalink)
    In honor of The Captain and Mr. Moose:

    Knock, Knock!
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 15:38:10 (permalink)
    This week also marked the passing of Ray Rayner. Ray played the role of "Oliver O Oliver" who was the sidekick to Bozo the Clown. Ray also hosted the "Dick Tracy Show" as well as his own morning breakfast show which starred Chelveston, a live frisky duck and Cuddly Duddly, a large dog puppet. Ray was 84.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 15:52:47 (permalink)
    That is so sad-I met him several years ago in Raleigh at a book signing. My son was honored to be his driver for a day. He commented many times on that adventure and what a wonderful man he was.
    Isn't it sad that tomorrows youth will miss so many wonderful people that many of us had the pleasure to see on TV?
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 15:56:23 (permalink)
    It is sad. I miss Lambchop too.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 15:57:03 (permalink)
    Before the Captain Kangaroo Show, I remember watching Bob Keeshan star as Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Dooty Show which aired from 1947-1952.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 16:39:12 (permalink)
    I will always remember the pockets, deep pockets that held a myriad of treasures.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 16:51:43 (permalink)
    remember Slim Goodbody? i always thought he was naked when i was little....
    http://www.slimgoodbody.com/
    apparantly there is some guy who still does it...thats scary
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 16:55:42 (permalink)
    This just about ruined Pie Day for me....
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 17:17:15 (permalink)
    This sucks. I miss Mr. Rogers, too. Remember the baker?

    Now the only children's show host we have is Krusty the Clown.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 17:19:54 (permalink)
    Oh, I am heartbroken. I loved Captain Kangaroo. I remember when I was 6, my brother bought me a record album of the Captain reading "Just-So Stories". It's funny, but I hadn't remembered that until just now.

    This is as sad a day as when Mr. Rogers - another favorite - passwed away last year...
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 17:21:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Route 11


    Now the only children's show host we have is Krusty the Clown.


    What about WGN's Bozo? Does he still do that live studio show?
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 17:24:08 (permalink)
    I don't think so.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 17:43:22 (permalink)
    One of the first shows I remember watching. The gentler, better kid-show hosts are leaving us (e.g., Capt. Kangaroo, Mister Rogers...)
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 17:57:22 (permalink)
    Anyone remember Andy's Gang?
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 18:12:06 (permalink)
    I was up in the wee hours one night this week working on a project with the TV tuned to the public station. Suddenly, there was Mister Rogers arriving at the studio, greeting the children, and putting on his sweater and tennis shoes. After a wierd moment of dissonance (hasn't he left us!?), I became misty-eyed as he took us on an outing to the city.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 18:27:29 (permalink)
    Bummer....remember the little Kellogg's train? And Tom Terrific and Manfred Dog Wonder? Dancing Bear?
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 18:45:11 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
    I used that very phrase - verbatim - in my notebook today after reading the Atlanta newspaper: "It's a sad day," I wrote.
    Related to food (well, more drink than food, but both nonetheless), Mr. Horace (Horace McKennie) passed. He was the honored waiter at Moe's And Joe's on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta for over 50 years. The place opened in 1947; he must have come to work there not long afterward. Fortunately the paper ran his photo, so all who recognize him can contact his family. I'd imagine that there will be legions of people saddened. Although I've only been there once, many Emory and Georgia Tech students knew Mr.Horace (he is even depicted on the place's t-shirt!). It was told me that he never forgot a face; once he learned a name, he never forgot it; and he never got a single order wrong. He was a wondrous institution in Atlanta.
    Related to television, if only in the Atlanta area, Doyle Rodgers, 67, of Smyrna died. "HEY ASK FOR THE WOLFMAN" read the header. He and his daughter Donna made a career out of outlandish gimmicky television ads selling furniture (or "finni-tyoor" as he pronounced it) for their two stores located in College Park and Gainesville. With his beard and grizzled appearance, he was a dead ringer for Wolfman Jack, even if in his own way. Although I've chuckled over his late-night ads for years, I never knew his name until today.
    "Interesting how things work out, isn't it?" I wrote below the information I copied. Apropos this post.
    While I rarely watched Captain Kangaroo, I was totally aware of his contribution to popular culture. While this board is reputedly about food, his passing is just as important to me as would be the discussion of any foodstuff. Thanks for the thread, and I'm glad to add my nickle's worth of blather.
    Imbellishingly, Ort. Carlton in Less Frigid Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 18:45:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Grampy

    Anyone remember Andy's Gang?


    But of course.

    Remember: "Plunk your magic tweeter froggie" and "Hiya Kids, Hiya , Hiya!" Andy Devine was the sidekick to Guy Madison on the Wild Bill Hickock Show. He even has his picture on the Kelloggs Sugar Corn Pops box.

    Hey Grampy, do you still have your Winky Dink magic screen?

    Do you remember watching the Pinky Lee Show when he really vapor locked on live TV. He was dancing and singing, "You hoo, it's me, my name is Pinky Lee" and experienced a heart attack right in front of all of us watching him after school. Fortunately, he survived, but his show didn't. I even had a checkerboard Pinky Lee hat.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 18:49:42 (permalink)
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    Bummer....remember the little Kellogg's train? And Tom Terrific and Manfred Dog Wonder? Dancing Bear?



    I knew Tom Terrific, greatest hero ever. A cheeky little fleeb with a funnel on his head. Talk about a fashion statement!
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 18:50:12 (permalink)
    Yes, this is a sad day indeed. I remember thinking when Mr. Rogers died that I was glad we still had the Captain. Now we have neither. How depressing. I know I'm dating myself, but remember Grandfather clock? Almost every weekday for me began with the Captain, followed by the sweet Miss Jean on Romper Room.

    And "the baker" on Mr. Rogers - do you mean Chef Brocket? (that's probably spelled wrong, but I believe that's how it sounded, at least).
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 18:54:43 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Kristi S.

    quote:
    Originally posted by Route 11


    Now the only children's show host we have is Krusty the Clown.


    What about WGN's Bozo? Does he still do that live studio show?




    No, That show is no longer in production.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 18:59:06 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Kristi S.

    quote:
    Originally posted by Route 11


    Now the only children's show host we have is Krusty the Clown.


    What about WGN's Bozo? Does he still do that live studio show?


    Bob Bell, the original Bozo passed away in 1997. The last live show aired in the summer of 2001. On October 10, 1980, my 4 year old son, Aaron was the boy selected from the audience to play the Grand Prize Game. He made it to bucket number 3 and came home with a slew of toys. I was fortunate to have taped the show that day, not knowing that my son would be selected.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 19:09:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by chicagostyledog

    quote:
    Originally posted by Grampy

    Anyone remember Andy's Gang?


    But of course.

    Remember: "Plunk your magic tweeter froggie" and "Hiya Kids, Hiya , Hiya!" Andy Devine was the sidekick to Guy Madison on the Wild Bill Hickock Show. He even has his picture on the Kelloggs Sugar Corn Pops box.

    Hey Grampy, do you still have your Winky Dink magic screen?

    Do you remember watching the Pinky Lee Show when he really vapor locked on live TV. He was dancing and singing, "You hoo, it's me, my name is Pinky Lee" and experienced a heart attack right in front of all of us watching him after school. Fortunately, he survived, but his show didn't. I even had a checkerboard Pinky Lee hat.


    No, but I do have a small figurine of Pepino the Italian Mouse -- Keese me, Eddie!
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 19:09:48 (permalink)
    It surely is a sad day when an icon from childhood passes on.I can still hear Captain talking to the grandfather clock and bunny rabbit.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 19:27:28 (permalink)
    Wow, this hits me a lot harder than losing Mr. Rogers. I watched the Captain every morning as a child, and even when I was in High School. I was so mad at CBS when they cut him down to a half hour. He always gave you a smile and a positive thought to start out your morning. I was so happy when I found a website Wednesday that had all the various Captain Kangaroo theme songs. (www.streetcarmike.com). I know a lot of times people say they love a celebrity, but I truly did love this man. He was there when I lost my Dad, and then my Mom. I have lost a very dear member of my family today. As I sit here with tears in my eyes, I think we need a 21 ping-pong ball salute to the greatest TV star ever. And may there be many bunches of carrots on this sweet man's grave.
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 23:37:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by bravehearteire

    Wow, this hits me a lot harder than losing Mr. Rogers. in my I think we need a 21 ping-pong ball salute to the greatest TV star ever. And may there be many bunches of carrots on this sweet man's grave.


    Amen
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    RE: A Sad day 2004/01/23 23:42:13 (permalink)
    I cant tell y'all how comforting it is to see this kind of reaction to this wonderful mans passing,it honers the man tremendously and you should all be proud of yourselves for growing up to be exactly the kind of people he wanted you too!
    Thanks for caring!
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