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
- Captain Kangaroo was so named due to the large, pouch like pockets in his coat.
- When the show began, the Captain wore a dark blue coat with large pockets. In the later seasons, he wore a bright red coat.
- Captain Kangaroo and crew hosted the CBS Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in the 1960's.