Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Once more but with puppets this time (Thursday 13)



1. Kukla
2. Ollie
3. Rootie Kazootie
4. Kermit
5. Miss Piggy
6. Farfel
7. Howdy Doody
8. Mr. Bluster
9. Mr. Moose
10.  Bunny Rabbit
11.  White Fang
12.  Pokey (Gumby's horse)
13. Gumby

new thursday 13

15 comments:

  1. This one is more challenging for me. I recognize the Sesame Street ones easily enough, and Howdy Doody, but most of the rest elude me.

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  2. great memories with thiose

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    1. Sandy, I looked up on You Tube some of my not-to-be-missed favorites, and my god was Rootie Kazootie dreadful. It was early early, maybe 1950, and we would watch anything, including test patterns and the sign-on US airforce jets. If it moved, we watched.

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    2. Oh I have slipped the surly bonds...

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  3. Aw my faves not there. Ernie and Bert! Perhaps a wait list for places in the lineup?

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    1. err, Boud, you could do this too, ya know. (wicked grin).

      Actually I toyed with the idea of Bert and Ernie, but then Animal would feel left out, and Fozzie would be heartbroken...And Big Bird. My word, yellow feathers of sadness everywhere...

      And after all, it really isnt Thursday 37, now, is it.

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  4. Lol maybe you had to be a child of the early 50s, planted in front of the Saturday lineup--you might want to google some of them, just for fun. Kukla Fran and Ollie was a gentle, funny Punch and Judy type arrangement, totally improvised and one of my favorites.
    I suspect that all of these have kinescope clips saved out and on YouTube. That's where I found Kukla Fran and Ollie.

    Frankly Howdy Doody was awful I dont think I ever missed an episode, and never laughed but once, when Clarabell Clown squirted Buffalo Bob with his seltzer squirter, and you could tell by the look on his face he hadn't planned it. He looked scared, lol. Now, THAT was funny.

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  5. Do you remember Lamb Chop? It's one of the early TV puppets.

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  6. oh yes. Lamb Chop and Shari Lewis. She was one of my go-to puppets in the 60s. =) As I said, this really should be thursday 37, lol. anyone got favorites (or unfavorites)?

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  7. I don't remember all of those - we could only get one TV station - but I remember many of them. I had a little Pokey & Gumby figurine set that I played with. Very cool.

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    1. Yeah, and a lot of it has to do with when you got your first tv (I think my folks got theirs in 1949 or so) and what you were allowed to watch.

      We lived out in the country, not a lot of kids to play with, and my mother was pretty liberal with me in that regard.
      I found that almost all of these are on You Tube, some grainy, some very cloudy, and very slow paced, in many respects. They were fun, and some of them were quite sophisticated for the time. Some were so bad I can't believe we watched them at all.

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  8. I only know about half of these. My T13

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  9. sadly, I remember them all...

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  10. I knew you would.

    my all time favorite eye candy (and it still is) was Industry On Parade, touting the factory, the automated everything. Milkbottles filling, being capped, fabric woven as you watched, huge rube goldberg devices whipping about shaping and cutting and packaging... Damn, that was fun =)

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  11. My kids were crazy about gummy and pokey. My brother and sister loved Howdy Doody. Thanks for the fun memories! Happy weekend, too. :-)

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