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Captain Kangaroo – color show from 1981!!

Taped in September of 1981, here is the opening to the Captain Kangaroo show, aka “Wake Up with the Captain” when they had a new set – from WJKW-TV8, Cleveland. The voice-over at the beginning is of course the late Howard Hoffman.
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25 Responses to “Captain Kangaroo – color show from 1981!!”

  1. mzconceptionz1 says:

    wow blast from the past… I use to love watching PBS in the morning b4 school and Captin Kangaroo was the stuff back then

  2. Lindawatcher says:

    @UncleJoe41Dice You miss Mr. Cream-Jeans…. or was his name really.. “Masterbater Green jeans???????? hee hee

  3. Lindawatcher says:

    MR Cream-Jeans was really a porn star in the old days! Hung like a horse and ready to drill deep into any woman on the drop of a hat! They changed his name to Mr Green-jeans here to protect his former life….

  4. Patriccio72 says:

    Captain Kangaroo & Mr. Green Jeans were badass when i was a kid!

  5. HottBoi90210 says:

    “gay light” ????

  6. XMChipXM says:

    @DoinaSambaFan AMEN to THAT, D.S.F.!!!

  7. DoinaSambaFan says:

    @vladimir998 Sad to say, in the minds of most of TV’s network execs, it’s either money talks, OR, they must have some stupid cock-and-bull notion that’s just plain old school, let’s cash in on crappy no-brainers on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel.
    HELLLLLOOOOOO OUT THERE! OLD SCHOOL IS CLASSIC AND IS TIMELESS, AND KNOWS FULL DARN WELL HOW TO BE ORIGINAL, PERIOD, END OF SUBJECT

  8. LittleSerboLamb says:

    This was my mother’s thing! She’s 41 now, and she remembers these. lol She agrees, it’s all crap on now a days

  9. rickygervais1776 says:

    The robot is Cookie Puss!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. tjeremy96 says:

    @jasonsr3 it’s Beamer…

  11. duckigrrl says:

    I miss Captain Kangaroo! What a good show that was!

  12. WaltHenson says:

    Who owns the rights to Captain Kangaroo and the few episodes that have been saved?

  13. hayitsemily1 says:

    my mom sayed that this was her favorite show ever hahahahahah

  14. slmacph says:

    I cannot say that I have watched every episode of this classic series, but judging from this segment, they had reached the “jumping the shark” point by now. :-/

  15. micmac99 says:

    @MondoBeno Also CBS and their stations wanted weekday mornings by that time to be just like the Today Show or GMA. They’re still trying to this day.

  16. Mavericker7 says:

    Oh THAT’s Mr. Green Jeans.

  17. SinnFein4ever says:

    That’s the guy who voiced ORKO, playing the computer!
    Now I guess we know what he did before He-Man.

  18. TheRamsesII says:

    “The Beemer”! LMAO!!

  19. snoozeroo says:

    Ewww… I liked the old theme song so much better.

  20. TerrenceA1 says:

    Amen..

  21. MondoBeno says:

    This show went off the air around 1984 because of a lack of sponsors.

    Bon Keeshan refused to allow any child-targeted advertisement unless it was educational or constructive toys, like Boggle, Scrabble, Speak-n-Spell, Lincoln Logs, and Playdough.

  22. Moviestar20 says:

    I am 90s kid but I adore things like this from the 80s..
    I think for everyone its different; vladimir998 you shouldn’t feel sorry for everyone.

  23. steventhestudent says:

    its mr green jeans!!

  24. skaterdudes2020 says:

    in the early 80′s did they think computers made random synthesizer sounds

  25. thaloudest says:

    I had stopped watching Captain Kangaroo before the 80′s. What a shame they felt the need to make those changes. The Captain was using a “Mr. Merlin” to beam Dennis in!

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