Captain Kangaroo was a popular children's show that ran from 1955 to 1984, excluding a 1964-1965 break.The show was built around life in the "Treasure House". The Treasure House was where Captain Kangaroo would tell many stories, meet many new people, and do silly things with other characters of the show. The Captain had large pockets in his coat, which was where he got his name.
Last Episode26x01 Good Evening, Captain Aired: Aug. 21, 1981
The Captain's 25th anniversary special presents excerpts from the series' premiere episode. In addition, guest stars Barbara Mandrell, Ted Lange, …
Series Fun Facts
- This show premiered on CBS the same day Walt Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club premiered on ABC.
- Most network shows were broadcast in color by the mid 1960s. CBS did not convert the Captain's early morning program to color until 1967.
- Captain Kangaroo and crew hosted the CBS Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in the 1960's.