Captain Kangaroo was and still is the best children's TV series every produced. I watched it during the late 1950s and through most of the 1960s. To me this was the Golden Age of TV and the Captain helped me learn about life, what was right and what was wrong, and gave me a foundation that lasts even to today.
I have to thank the Captain for his part in making me someone people say they can and do look up to. It isn't me, though; it is because of people like Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Green Jeans, Mr. Moose, and many others, including God.
I didn't have a real life male figure in my life. The Captain, though, was similar to a wonderful Grandfather who would visit with me every day.
He helped the late baby boomers and beyond grows up. In my opinion, he gave us take a slightly different take on life than our earlier brothers and sisters (who became teenagers and young adults in the 1960s).
I'm proud to say, in my memory Captain Kangaroo is a perfect TV series!