The Howdy Doody Show was one of the first and by far the most popular children’s television shows in the 1950′s and a reflection of the wonder, technical fascination and business realities associated with early television. www.millcreekent.com
Boy, Howdy, this Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal sure tastes good, just like my Winston cigarettes!
I love the shameless Kelloggs advertising!
Ha! He’s dancing with a box of cereal!
such a different time..
I love his little dance/trot it’s so cool. Great example of early Americana television.
HEY KIDS………………………WHAT TIME IS IT??????????????
I THINK I SEE MY COUSIN VINNY IN THE AUDIENCE!!! HE’S EATING RICE KRISPIES. YOU GOTTA WATCH THIS CLIP…IT IS NUTS!!! EVEN THE COMMERCIAL IS INSANE!
I remember watching this show when I was a wee one …
Hey kids what time is it? It’s Howdy Doody time!
lol my lil sisters are scared of howdy doody…..hes not scary but the clown freaked me out
Thurl Ravenscroft’s voice on the Rice Krispies jingle. Nobody else has a voice like Mr. Ravenscroft.
In the old days,sponsors seemed to be so much a part of the show.Howdy Doody ‘s content seemed to be half advertising for cereal,shoes,Wonder bread or whatever else.
I was in the first row of the Peanut Gallery. I’m on a mission to check out all of them to see if I see myself. If I do, I’ll probably freak out lol. I remember that day very well.
Yes. We released a booklet with that information inside the box set. Check it out where DVDs are sold. Howdy Doody Show – 40 Episodes UPC = 683904506573
any where I can see what the date and venue of this filming was and what date it aired?
My Grampa loved this show in the 1940s as a kid. Too bad it died in 1960.
hahahaha…every time he craps he gets splinters
Adding cream into cereal? Wow. Whole milk is bad enought.
i remember this show
That is diabolical !!! LOL
The raveings of my peers…
Fellow boomers childhood foolishness…
Perhaps snippets from a happier time
In our America
Mind you, that clown would put me off my breakfast straight away….
My goodness, the commercials aside… (I gre up with the BBC so my parents’ taxes sponsored the programme, lol), isn’t it interesting how all the children in the audience are in their “Sunday best”??? We are all so complacent about TV now…
You have to remember one thing about the “brainwashing” of old TV ads, at least they were plain foods that didn’t foster hate or violence. The commercials were so important that when Buffalo Bob had a heart attack, NBC set up a one-camera, one-mic studio in his home and microwaved his segment back to downtown. Kids were told that Bob was “on assignment” at Pioneer Village. They would check in with him and, ironically, he would do the commercials. Commercials pay for the show, you know.
Awesome! It’s Highway Doody time!
the clown is frightening…