Thursday, May 03, 2007
Captain Kangaroo was one of my favorite live action saturday morning shows. Though it's not my usual cartoon related post for Thursday, It quite definetly is a throwback to my saturday morning childhood memories. Before any of the cartoon blocks or lineups came on, this show set the pace for that morning. It's animated intro style was like a mix of Peter Max and school house rock. The captain himself wore this pimpish bright red blazer with white trim on it and he had the sickest sideburns I had ever seen. lol. I recently learned that he and Mister Rogers were buddies and both war heroes. A lot of really cool segments appeared on the show like Bill cosby's Picture pages, Mr Slim Goodbody and Simon in the land of chalk. I wish there were more shows like this airing today for the younger generation to enjoy.
I've got to track down this book.