CAPTAIN KANGAROO DVD TV SHOW BOB KEESHAN (1955)
Two hours of hard to find footage.
Captain Kangaroo was a children's television series which aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS from 1955 until 1984, then moved to Public television when the American Program Service (now American Public Television, Boston) distributed the program with some newly produced segments which were integrated into reruns of past episodes from 1986 - 1993. The show was conceived and the title character played by Bob Keeshan, who based the show on "the warm relationship between grandparents and children." Keeshan was the original Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody Show when it aired on NBC.
It had a very loose structure, built around life in the "Treasure House" (later renamed "The Captain's Place"), where the Captain (whose name came from the big pockets in his coat) would tell stories, meet guests and indulge in silly stunts with regular characters, both humans and puppets. The show was live for its first four years, and was in black-and-white until 1966. In 1983, CBS shortened the hour-long show to a half-hour and moved it to an earlier time-slot. It was cancelled by CBS at the end of 1984.
CBS children's program starring Bob Keeshan in the title role. The Captain attempts to clean the Treasure House. Keeshan, Bob; Brannum, Hugh; Mr. Green Jeans; Mr. Moose; Captain Kangaroo; Tom Terrific; Terrytoons; The Town Clown; Cool Clown Harley; Puppets; slide trombones; Cartoons.
Bob Keeshan stars in the title role of this long-running CBS children's series that debuted in 1955. With the Captain is Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum as Mr. Green-Jeans. Included is a Terrytoons Tom Terrific cartoon.
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