Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 03, 1955
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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Captain Kangaroo

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.

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26x01 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, …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 26 seasons and 10 episodes air between 1955 and 1984.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • This was US network television's longest running children's series, until surpassed in 1999 by PBS's Sesame Street. It is still the longest running children's series on US commercial…
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    This was US network television's longest running children's series, until surpassed in 1999 by PBS's Sesame Street. It is still the longest running children's series on US commercial television.
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  • 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.
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