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|Ping pong balls and knock knock jokes (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:09:00 +0000)
Ping pong balls fell at the end of a Mr. Moose knock knock joke.
Justin time ... for ping pong balls.
|Videos? (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:06:00 +0000)
Still watching out for video (Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT)
Captain Kangaroo videos remain rare. Maybe someday, CBS will release recordings, if they exist. For now, I hope you’ll post a comment with news of any items you come across.
Comment from Groucho53 on Mon, 25 May 2015 12:15:56 GMT:
They do not exist. I was working with Bob until the day that he died. Most of the old shows were on tape that was destroyed by CBS. And the PBS shows were not worth keeping.And then the rights were not legally clear since Bob had sold them to create ICM talent. They claimed the rights but they had no clear title to them.Forever lost in the maze of legal miasma.
Comment from Amanda on Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:10:59 GMT:
Some-not all-lyrics to Alfred the Air Sick Eagle:
Alfred the air sick eagle never liked being up high. He'd get in a tissy n heights made him dizzy, and he never liked to fly
My father sang it to me when I was a child because I'm afraid of heights
Comment from Jason bear on Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:36:05 GMT:
'Captain's'....the song title is 'The Horse In Striped Pajamas'.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L88T0MMrJaE
|Historical posts (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:03:00 +0000)
I get lots of questions about videos from the old TV shows, but there is practically nothing available. There are a few things on YouTube. We didn’t have VCRs back in those days, so there are no private collections. Keep wishing.
Comment from anonymous on Wed, 13 Jul 2011 05:09:55 GMT:
It sounds like the poem The Blind Men and the Elephant, by John Godfrey Saxe.
Comment from Gary on Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:21:10 GMT:
Nope, it's not ringing any bells for me.
Comment from sboyd91 on Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:02:18 GMT:
My mother in law is looking for a book she said CK read in the 80's about and elephant that two things saw and describe two different things about each part of the elephant, ex not sure if it was two other animals would say for ex. his back was broad one say hairy. Hopefully this makes sense to someone.
Comment from phl53 on Tue, 09 Jun 2009 03:10:44 GMT:
I was born in 1953. I always liked the books he would read, and the song stories, like Angus McFergus McTavish Dundee, and Albert the Airsick Eagle. Does anyone know the book that he would read where they would play the Manhattan Beach March in the background? Seems like it was about a boy who couldn't stop reading a book he'd just gotten.
Comment from rhonda.hof on Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:12:58 GMT:
Thank you! I loved Simon. But not many people remember Simon and his drawings. I am so glad I am not the only one to remember the words to the song.
Comment from jkplbh on Wed, 23 Dec 2009 04:26:28 GMT:
Does anybody remember Simon from the Captain Kangaroo Show? He sang a catchy little tune . . . Now you know my name is Simon, and the things I draw come true; you can take me, take me, take me climbing over the garden wall with you. How do we still remember this stuff?!
Comment from z45123 on Fri, 13 Nov 2009 03:39:49 GMT:
Here it is
Comment from Jason on Mon, 05 Jan 2009 22:02:42 GMT:
Captain Kangaroo is mu favorite television series! Actually, it was more than a series...it was a visit with my favorite television friends! I own some 16mm film kinescopes, which are incredibly difficult to locate. I've hear an unfounded rumor that videotapes of the series are located in an underground salt mine.
|Historical posts (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:56:00 +0000)
Commentary that used to be on the home page part 1 (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:00:01 GMT)
We continue to honor Bob Keeshan to this day for his tireless and sincere work for decent children’s entertainment. Those of us who were children in the 70s or earlier, and who remember watching the Captain’s show as children, now have children of our own. My own kids are young adults. We who remember that type of programming need to remind programmers that decent entertainment still has a place. While brash programming has its attraction for kids, young children are not necessarily looking to be smacked in the face all the time, and they"d be happy with gentler shows if only those shows were programmed and if only families tuned them in.
Commentary that used to be on the home page part 2 (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:00:02 GMT)
In retrospect, there are things I would change about the daily life in my household during the 1990s when my kids were young. But without a doubt, we tried to avoid certain types of TV programming, and we were successful to a degree. My kids experienced different types of entertainment in different places, but at home, there were certain shows that we watched. There were shows that my kids were not allowed to watch, and that resulted in some discussion, but overall, the kids enjoyed the decent programming that we could find.
Commentary that used to be on the home page part 3 (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:00:03 GMT)
The 2006 controversy over VeggieTales adds to the frustration for the decency movement. If you don’t want your kids to be exposed to religious messages, OK, but only a small minority of American parents are concerned about that. Considering that kids are inescapably bombarded daily with obscene programming and ads, it’s just stunning that NBC would censor generic religious statements from a show like VeggieTales that is widely lauded for it’s positive themes. The networks can handle the publicity resulting from a naked Janet Jackson or Desperate Housewife during a football game, so it's hard to believe they can’t handle the VeggieTales issue.
Commentary that used to be on the home page part 4 (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:00:04 GMT)
It’s not specifically ping pong balls or grandfather clocks that make Captain Kangaroo important. The important thing is that kids can be entertained and morally educated in a gentle way. When the Captain’s show ended for the day, you weren’t motivated to beat up your sister; you ran down to your buddy’s house to play. What is a kid motivated to do after a half hour of Ren and Stimpy splattering boogers all over the screen? Hurrah for the Captain.
Comment from z45123 on Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:20:16 GMT:
this site offers the dvd
Comment from albertalba on Fri, 08 Feb 2008 18:38:52 GMT:
I can't tell you how much joy Captain Kangaroo gave to me from the theme music, to watching him with Mr. Rabbit, Dancing Bear, Mr.Moose etc all the stories on morals .I just thank God for his gift
of people like him.