That sucks. Captain Kangaroo was a great entertainer.
Wait…if it’s MLK Jr. Day AND Pat Patterson’s Birthday…who gets the token win here?-- Matt "Excalibur05" Hocking on a match between Mark Henry and Rico
MH: What’s a clever way to say that I have a penis? CJ: Uh…Mark, nobody’s going to buy that shirt. MH: How about if I say that I’ve got…a…uh…? CJ: Coming up with T-Shirt ideas is hard Mark, why not leave it to the WWE marketing department. MH: I know! I’ve got it! CJ: Got what? MH: Stank! That’s Mah Stank! I’m gonna make a fortune!! CJ: “That’s Mah Stank”? MH: On the front it’ll say “Can You Smell It?” and on the back it’ll say “That’s Mah Stank”. Everybody’ll buy it because they’ll think it’s a Rock shirt. CJ: You know…you might be on to something there, sad to say. MH: I can’t wait to show mah stank to Trish.
You know, I have a feeling that Spanky didn’t quit, he was fired. Why? So they could repackage Mark Henry as “Stanky.” Think about THAT! --Matt "Excalibur05" Hocking, 1/19/04 Raw Satire
Originally posted by DrDirtUnlike most of you, I saw him when he started. It was great fun watching him as I grew up. It was totally different then anything else out there. RIP.
Me too. And I was surprised that he was just 76 - I woulda guessed 10 more. Everyone here does know he was Clarabell on Howdy Doody, right? Well, I wasn't around for the start of Captain Kangaroo (that was 1955, and I was a mere twinkle until '57), but I saw a lot of the Captain, Bunny Rabbit, Mr Moose and Mr. Green Jeans.
Happy times. In Chicago as a kid, Ray Rayner, then The Captain, then Mom's boring soaps, then Bozo! Afternoon- Garfield Goose and the Cubs! (and if a rainout, then Bob Bell(Bozo) as an old man running Stooges one-reelers) A Kid, a summer, and only 4 channels!
I was young enough I don't remember *much* of the good Captain, but I remember him being as much of a fixture of my preschool TV viewing as Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, 3-2-1 Contact!, and The Electric Company.
Damn. Ping pong balls...
Kansas-born and deeply ashamed The last living La Parka Marka
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This is why RSN drinks: I bet Birdstone in the Derby. I considered putting him in my exactas/trifectas for the Belmont, but crossed him off (to be fair, I wouldn't have bet him with Smarty Jones in an exacta, as I thought it wouldn't pay much.