Vintage classic TV kid’s show Captain Kangaroo show intro open. Aired in the 1960s on CBS.
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Who made him captain?
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.
I want this song & theme from Felix The Cat at my funeral!
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.
I bet if they put CK re-runs on today, it would still work for the kids.
That takes me back a few decades!
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.
Check out my rendition of the 1967 lassie theme!
@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!
Boy! Did this bring a childhood flashback for me. Too bad they didn’t show Mr.Greenjeans.
I love the music It’s so catchy!
what-the heck-was that crap? 48 seconds? come on! it didn’t show ANYTHING!
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
@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.
Those were the days. Life was so simple then
@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.
@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.
@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.)
@elc1960: Now you make me want to break out my old Statlers LPs, mate.
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.
@TheLegendfamily That song is still the Statler Brothers’ best song (close second is “Bed Of Rose’s”).
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!
@schs1977 was your son Bruce Springsteen? /watch?v=qVv70Dwsim8
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.
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 …