Oct. 03, 1955
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Hugh Brannum based his Mr Green Jeans character on the Little Orley stories he told when performing with the Fred Waring orchestra.
  • Of all the animals the Captain had on the show, Mister Moose was the only one that talked.
  • When the show began, the Captain wore a dark blue coat with large pockets. In the later seasons, he wore a bright red coat.
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