Marionette puppetry was combined with television as early as the 1940s, with Howdy Doody of the United States being a notable marionette in this field.
Good Old Days
Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob - Every Saturday morning our grandma would come over and bring us a baggie of candy and 25 cents each. We would then sit and watch Howdy Doody and eat our candy while grandma visited with mom.
Buffalo Bob Smith and Howdy Doody. His son, Chris, and I were lab partners in biology class.
Famous People I've Met
Princess Summerfall Winterspring - played by Judy Tyler on the Howdy Doody Show -- she was a member of the Tinka-Tonka tribe! She was only a puppet at first but became a live cast member by 1952
I Remember This
Howdy Doody - Buffalo Bob Smith, Clarabell, Mr. Bluster and Princess Winterfallsummerspring
Lost in the 50's Tonite
Phineas T. Bluster from The Howdy Doody Show
Things From My Childhood
What time is it? It's Howdy Doody time! (1947-1960) - Click Americana
Howdy Doody 1948 - 1960 OMG---I wanted boots like Howdy's SO BAD!!!! Actually, I still do!
Howdy Doody Christmas (1957) Classic TV Clown and Puppet Show Larry used to watch this every day after school and I couldn't watch American Bandstand! lol
Princess Summerfallwinterspring from the Howdy Doody show
Back in the day