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
"They that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
Nothing wrong with just getting into the band. What with over 20 albums, you have some catching up to do. Did you catch them on the TFE tour, or were did you not catch on yet? June 23, 1996. Great Woods, Mansfield, MA. Front Row Center.