Howdy Doody

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NBC (ended 1960)

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Howdy Doody

Show Summary

"Say kids, what time is it? It's Howdy Doody time!"

These lines were heard at the beginning of The Howdy Doody Show, which aired from 1947-1960. Originally called Puppet Playhouse Theater, the series laid the groundwork for future children's programming and was the first program to air five times a week on a regular basis.

Buffalo Bob Smith hosted the show, and Howdy Doody and the gang entertained the kids in the Peanut Gallery. Also featured were popular characters Phineas T. Bluster (the Mayor of Doodytown), Clarabell the Clown, Princess Summerfall Winterspring, and Chief Thunderthud.
Allen Swift

Allen Swift

Sandy McTavish

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Howdy Doody (2005 dub)

Dayton Allen

Dayton Allen

Pierre the Chef

Bob Keeshan

Bob Keeshan

Clarabell the Clown

Marilyn Patch

Marilyn Patch

Happy Harmony

Bill McCutcheon

Bill McCutcheon

Tim Tremble

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  • Was way to much my time!!

    8.0
    I think it was reruns in the 1980\'s when I was born.



    Some of today\'s shows , music & cartoons kind of stink.

    I don\'t like how they are changing format of some oldies stations and tv stuff.



    I was born 1984 and I miss the old cartoons like scooby doo , and more.



  • I wish i could just burn my eyes.

    1.0
    Why did this show air? I guess it's main pint was to creeppeople out. I don't understand what anyone sees in this show. It's creepy, pointless, junky, & stupid. I guess that's why it didn't last for long GOFLSH. This was one of the most pathetic excuses for a show i've ever seen.
  • This show can only truly be appreciated if examined in its own time period.

    7.0
    This show can only truly be appreciated if examined in its own time period. It was created before there were examples to build off. Television was new. Look at the elements this show gives to us. One of the first live audience participation shows. The characters had flaws and work through their issues to be fun, lovable and successful. The show was so popular it was the first time every that a children's show was shown 5 days a week. Elements of this show can be seen in Sesame Street and the Mickey Mouse Club. This is were children's television starts. It is a classic that needs to be appricated for what it gave us.moreless
  • Plunk

    9.8
    Plunk your magic twanger Froggy!

    I did, I did, I did, I did.



    Guess you had to be there. Princess SummerFallWinterSpring and Howdy Doody the puppets were definately the birth of childrens television.



    Buffalo Bob, Clarabelle the clown, puppet dog, Farfo, and he did the Ovalteen commericals too, and Howdy who as a puppet had freckles, red hair, jeans, checkered shirt, and resembles the Mad Magazine character.



    This show, Bob Keeshan, later as Captain Kangaroo, The Lone Ranger, were some of the very first to entertain a multitude of baby boomers. Yeah God.moreless
  • Love that show i want it back on tv because it's howdy doody time it's howdy doody time.

    10
    There is alot of things i liked about the show it was educational for me and it taught me how to get along with other people and learn how to dance with style.It had me laughing when i was sad and have fun watching every character in the show have fun.

    Brenda 111
  • IF YOU WERE A FAN OF THE CULT CLASSIC THAT WAS CANCELLED EARLY, MAKE SURE TO PICK UP REAPER. THIS WEEK WE ALSO HAVE A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ANIMATION DOMINATION! BATMAN OR POPEYE, CHOWDER OR FUTURAMA - TAKE YOUR PICK!

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