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CLASSIC TV – 1960s – Captain Kangaroo Show Open

Vintage classic TV kid’s show Captain Kangaroo show intro open. Aired in the 1960s on CBS.
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25 Responses to “CLASSIC TV – 1960s – Captain Kangaroo Show Open”

  1. Se7enBeatleofDoom says:

    Who made him captain?

  2. LovingMyJourney says:

    He used to open the dutch-doors; would shake the ring of keys and hang them on the island. The Captain always put emphasis on manners and being polite.

  3. laaxe says:

    I want this song & theme from Felix The Cat at my funeral!

  4. charitybeau says:

    Every morning at 8:00. I loved the Captain, Mr. Green jeans and Bunny Rabbit. Now I appreciate the fact that he introduced me to many wonderful children’s books, simply read w/o any bells and whistles, just storybook read to the kids watching. I miss him.

  5. Astrofaces says:

    I bet if they put CK re-runs on today, it would still work for the kids.

  6. daffydoug says:

    That takes me back a few decades!

  7. chicotower says:

    My sister and I watched this show regularly! This was the era when Dad went to work and earned the paycheck while Mom stayed home and held down the fort, cooking, cleaning, , kissing owies to make them better, and doing the myriad things that moms in the 1950s and 1960s did back then. And in the evening, both parents were there for the kids! Far different than it now is, sad to say.

  8. titanicpiano14 says:

    Check out my rendition of the 1967 lassie theme!

  9. OldMrMemories says:

    @elc1960 Same here buddy. I was 5 in 1964 so I know where you coming from. Being a kid in Los Angeles in the early 60′s was great. I had my Mom,Dad and brothers and I had everything. How I miss it!

  10. OldMrMemories says:

    Boy! Did this bring a childhood flashback for me. Too bad they didn’t show Mr.Greenjeans.

  11. heatstroke2008 says:

    I love the music :D It’s so catchy!

  12. frienddeprived says:

    what-the heck-was that crap? 48 seconds? come on! it didn’t show ANYTHING!

  13. brabon1 says:

    bob actually read books to his audience…think about it

    kids watching tv to have a book read to them

    my fav was stone soup

  14. TheLegendfamily says:

    @elc1960: Ah, my kids & then my grandkids watched “CK”, so I rather got roped into watching it w/them. I’m pretty bloody old, mate.

  15. vibra64 says:

    Those were the days. Life was so simple then

  16. elc1960 says:

    @TheLegendfamily I watched the Captain from the time I was about 4 (1964) until I started grade school (and after that when I stayed home from school I would watch him then as well even though I was what you might call “too old”, probably until I was about 11 or 12). MAJOR part of my childhood.

  17. TheLegendfamily says:

    @elc1960: I’m old enough to remember when “CK” was on the air back in the ’50s & ’60s. My kids used to watch it when we were in the States.

  18. elc1960 says:

    @TheLegendfamily LOL – could be worse; I could have quoted something by Justin Bieber! (Just kidding – I don’t even know the TITLES of any of his songs.)

  19. TheLegendfamily says:

    @elc1960: Now you make me want to break out my old Statlers LPs, mate.

  20. elc1960 says:

    Does anyone else remember the show where Mr. Rogers paid a visit to the Treasure House? The Captain appeared on an episode of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” also.

  21. elc1960 says:

    @TheLegendfamily That song is still the Statler Brothers’ best song (close second is “Bed Of Rose’s”).

  22. lindalds says:

    Forget Mississippi, I learned how to spell M-A-S-S-A-C-H-U-S-E-double t-S from the Captain!! I grew up on that show! I was born in 1957, and it went off the air long after I was “too old” to watch it anymore!

  23. EyepopTheSailorMan says:

    @schs1977 was your son Bruce Springsteen? /watch?v=qVv70Dwsim8

  24. royatlvideo says:

    Geezz… fading it out???? The feature I looked forward to every morning was that the music would stop COLD when he hung up the keys! Every once in awhile he would play with the sound engineer by either faking hanging the keys or lifting them up again after the music had quit.

  25. rokzinhead says:

    I’m WAY too young to remember the Captain and Mr. Green Jeans and Bunny Rabbit and Mister Moose and knock-knock jokes and falling ping-pong balls and Dancing Bear and Tom Terrific and Lariat Sam and Grandfather Clock and the Magic Drawing Board and …

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