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This episode features Dolly Parton's voice wishing the Captain a good morning, before the montage of opening credits.
While singing a duet with the Captain, Dolly got an uncontrollable fit of the giggles.
Dolly and the Captain sing a duet together of Three Little Fishes.
Roughly ten minutes of this episode feature uninterrupted footage of the Philharmonic crew dancing, dialoguing, and otherwise clowning around The Treasure House. It is a sharp contrast to today's world of lightning-paced children's programming.
There is a public service message interposed in this episode, advocating reading. It is animated, and sponsored in cooperation with The American Library Associates.
How did the representative from Philharmonic House Cleaning & Wrecking Co. automatically know that the generic "Help Wanted" sign that the Captain hung on the door pertained to housecleaning?
The Captain accidentally knocks the keys off the hook on his desk and quickly replaces them. George Zima makes several mistakes during his juggling act, causing the Captain and the crew behind the camera to laugh hysterically.
Juggler Mel Ody real name was Pvt. Dick Luby, he performed with the Pollack Bros. Circus. His daughter is singer/songwriter Jan Luby.
The Grimaldis are the descendants of the Regency clown, the father of clowning Joseph Grimaldi (1778–1837). Marion Grimaldi is the descendant of the legendary pantomime master.
The Borjevas also appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Angela Wilnow and her collies performed in the circus between the 1930's and the 1950's appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show and Steve Allen Show.
Lou Karns was both an exceptionally gifted hand and headbalancer and also a frontbender/contortionist.
Russ Burgess has performed on the stage for 60 years showing his skills as a hypnotist and his expertise in ESP and talent as a bird trainer. He has also appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Show.
Kuda Bux an Indian mystic and magician was the subject of a 1950 film titled Kuda Bux, Hindu Mystic, and his apparent ability to see while blindfolded with dough strongly influenced British author Roald Dahl in the short story of "Henry Sugar", who was taught to develop the same powers. Kuda Bux is also known as the Man with X-Ray Eyes and is in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" for his firewalking feat.
Famous Ringling Brothers Circus act, Lottie Brunn was the World's Fastest Female Juggler. She and her brother Francis Brunn were spotted by John Ringling and hired by him in 1947. Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany in 1925, she and her brother appeared in the 1943 Bavarian film Tonelli.
Renald and Rudy were the first hand to hand act to work stripped (in tights, like a bathing suit) at Billy Rose's famous Diamond Horseshoe.
The Adlers began their career in the Ringling Brothers Circus and Felix Adler is known as King of the Clowns having appeared in the 1952 Academy-award winning film The Greatest Show on Earth. He also had the honor of performing for three United States Presidents; Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was called the White House Clown. He died in 1960.
Naturalist Cherry Kearton's book "Toto the Chimp" was based on her experiences with Toto who nursed her back to health after she feel ill with malaria.
The fire clock was invented in January 27, 1925 known mostly as a fire alarm for the fire departments.
The Girl Scouts of the United States began in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia.