Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) >> He was so much fun to watch when I was a kid. His show ran for nearly 30 years (1955-1984) making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day. Keeshan based the show on "the warm relationship between grandparents and children." Keeshan had portrayed the original Clarabell the Clown on The Howdy Doody Show. Green Jeans, Childhood Memories, Greenjean, Memories Lane, Captain Kangaroos, Kids, Captain Kangaroooooooooooo, Childhood Favorite, Watches
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Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Green Jeans, Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit--I was a faithful watcher. The theme song is my ring tone on my cell.
Captain Kangaroo...This kids show was on for 30 years ending the year after I graduated from high school in 1984. By this time the Captain had seen better days. When all said and done, the Captain and I shared some very forgettable 70’s TV moments. He like Mr. Rodgers also loved his puppets. The only good memory of this show was Mr. Green Jeans.
Captain Kangaroo - creepy, yes. But we loved him anyway...and Grandfather Clock, and Mr. Green Jeans, and moose and bunny and those darn ping pong balls. Oh yes, Mr Kangaroo, we love you.