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OT - Goodbye Captain .. Oh My Captain

Discussion in 'Archive' started by JeffNOrangeCounty, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. JeffNOrangeCounty

    JeffNOrangeCounty Member

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    I just have to say my goodbye to a piece of my childhood. My friend has died.

    Bob Keeshan - 'Captain Kangaroo' Dies at 76

    I have my first memories of this show, in Black and White. I was the generation before Sesame Street and after MMClub.. Early 60s, contemparary of John John.

    Bob Keeshan was my tutor and friend. I did not have to share him with a studio audience. Besides Uncle Walt, Captain Kangaroo was my regular diet of TV morals and lessons. I remember him fondly, Mr Moose, Mr Green Jeans and the rest with warm and fuzzy memories. He is a piece of my childhood gone. "He was an original ..And we shall never see his like again..."

    Jeff in Orange County

    NPR report
    http://www.npr.org/display_pages/features/...re_1614644.html
     
  2. Jeff in NY

    Jeff in NY Member

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    "He was a happy accident."

    I too will miss the Captain. Actually, I always missed him, because his show is one of the few that is impossible to see anywhere, except perhaps at the Museum of Television.

    The first time I colored on the TV screen was while watching him do a drawing lesson.

    He's up there with Fred Rogers, Jim Henson, and Walt now.
     
  3. xfkirsten

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    I too will miss him greatly. Like many others, I grew up on Captain Kangaroo. Oh, those ping pong balls...

    The first time? You did it more than once? ;D

    -Kirsten
     
  4. Michael Zielski

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    Thanks for an appropriate OT tribute, Jeff--both my wife and I paused for a moment yesterday morning when we heard the news.

    You know, it would be nice to be able to see some of those old shows; maybe the reason many of us feel the way we do about Walt is because we're constantly reminded of him through audio-visual materials, magazines, books, etc.--not the same for the Captain.

    I miss Shari Lewis, too--but at least she's digitalized now, as her first Golden Record is on CD--brings back the memories.....and the smiles(my son was even able to catch some of Shari before her untimely passing).

    Mike
     

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