Old Console TV

The Library of Chicago Radio and Children's TV of the 60s and 70s Viewer Comment Archive


Here are the guestbook comments from November 1998 - August 2006.

Entry of Nov 14, 1998 at 10:55 [EST]
From: Ron Kurer - webmaster@toontracker.hypermart.net


Your Comment: Great page!! These are shows that are fondly remembered by so many who grew up in the Chicago area, and your page does a super job of rekindling those childhood feelings in us post-40 year olds.

Entry of Nov 20, 1998 at 14:04 [EST]
From: James Craven - jamesrcraven@hotmail.com


Your Comment: I wrote for Bozo from 1994 to 1997, and it was fun. Hard work, but fun!

Entry of Jan 30, 1999 at 20:16 [EST]
From: Lee Bey - scoopbey@aol.com


Your Comment: This page brings back memories! I was a huge fan of BJ and Dirty Dragon during my childhood. Now that I'm an adult (33 years old) with kids of my own, I really do appreciate (and miss) the inventiveness of the shows and their ability to entertain with humor and wit instead of kicks, punches and product tie-ins. The children of today (I sound like my parents) are missing a lot. But I will say that as a writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, one of my biggest thrills was interviewing Bill Jackson in 1995 for a Sun-Times story. I interviewed him again about a year later Chicago Magazine. Just hearing his voice made me feel like a kid again. So does this website! Thanks. Lee Bey

Entry of Feb 22, 1999 at 22:46 [EST]
From: KenBeider - kenbeider@earthlink


Your Comment: I spent the afternoon buzzing about until I landed here. What a treat! Any chance of picking up vidios of a whole show, such as Garfield Goose. Please let me know. Thanks. Ken

Entry of Mar 3, 1999 at 08:38 [EST]
From: Chris - ChrisMik@aol.com


Your Comment: On Feb 22, 1999 at 22:46 [EST], Ken Beider (kenbeider@earthlink.com) asked: "I spent the afternoon buzzing about until I landed here. What a treat! Any chance of picking up vidios of a whole show, such as Garfield Goose. Please let me know. Thanks. Ken" The Museum of Broadcast Communications (http://www.mbcnet.org/) has several episodes in their archives available for viewing; I'm not sure what's available for sale, though. I am hoping to get out to Chicago later this month and visit the museum. I will report at that time. C.

Entry of Mar 4, 1999 at 09:52 [EST]
From: Librarian - ChrisMik@aol.com


Your Comment: "The Library of Chicago Children's TV of the 60s and 70s" is a bona fide library. Watch for an index of our non-cyber holdings soon including books and video. C.

Entry of Mar 5, 1999 at 00:40 [EST]
From: Patrick Read Johnson - Anamorph@aol.com


Your Comment: I am so excited to find that your organization exists. As a child in the 60's I grew up mesmerized by the early WGN experience. My decision to become a motion picture director was influenced, in no small part, by the sheer joy and love of craft that went into all the great shows produced in Chicago in that golden age. Happily, I achieved my goal, and have now returned to the land of my childhood to raise my own children. I only wish there was some way to bring back the magic of Chicago's television from those bygone days. For now, though, I'm just glad there's a place that preserves what was... for those who've yet to experience it. Keep up the good work.

Entry of Mar 19, 1999 at 21:37 [EST]
From: Karen - kb4environ@aol.com


Your Comment: Can someone please tell me first of all, if there were 6,000 Garfield Shows done, why are there only a few clips left? (we heard this today at the Museum of Broadcast History). This is a terrible shame!! I have also been trying to find out what happened to the old cartoons that were played on the Little Theater Screen, specifically the old Grimms Fairy Tales. No one has been able to come up with anything, even Ron Kurer. These were very old but very good cartoons. Are these lost forever? Why isn't the Museum putting out any of their clips on video for everyone to buy? Thanks for any help you can give. Also, we were not able to get in to see the GG puppets close because of a board meeting in the room, and we were surprised to not see the puppets not given a proper setting. This show gave a lot of us irreplaceable memories as children. Thanks, Karen

Entry of May 24, 1999 at 11:43 [EST]
From: Chris Miksanek, "The Library of Chicago Radio and Children's TV" Webmaster - ChrisMik@aol.com


Your Comment: I am trying to create an extension to "The Library of Chicago Radio and Children's TV" including local professional wrestling and roller derby page. If anyone has any info, links of interest, etc... please drop me a line. Thanks

Entry of Jun 9, 1999 at 14:09 [EST]
From: Erik R. Kunz -


Your Comment: I remeber quite vividly running home from school each day with my friends so that we could watch Bozo Circus at 12:00 noon each weekday. Some days if we ran faster than usual or our teachers would let us out a little early, we would always see Orion Samuelson (who I believe is still on WGN TV and Radio), who would have a 1 minute show called "Perspective" (I think). And for some reason, the end of that show would always end by some announcer saying..."copies of this editorial available upon written request"...after that Mr. Ned would be blowing his whistle announcing that "Bozo Circus is on the air"! I don't know why I still remember those few moments on TV so well but I will always remember that......

Entry of Jul 3, 1999 at 18:04 [EST]
From: Jim Carrington - jcstudiosf@aol.com


Your Comment: I just decided to look up Garfield Goose on Yahoo to see what would happen.Boy, what a great surprise!!My brain almost exploded with all the images and memories. Every Christmas the old short of Hardrock,Coco,and Joe is remembered by my brother and I. I just ordered it on video.Guess what he's getting as a gift this year? Thanks for the memories!!

Entry of Jul 28, 1999 at 16:25 [EST]
From: Gary Hawkins - grhawk@urbancom.net


Your Comment: What a great page!As a former employee at WGN this has brought back some great memories, I actually worked with the Bozo crew as an usher in the seventies and really had a great time, now as a so called adult I really miss those days when it actually meant something to be from Puffluck,Kentucky and have a pet named Chelveston.Great job Chris!

Entry of Oct 16, 1999 at 16:37 [EST]
From: Lora -


Your Comment: Great site! It has brought back alot of wonderful memories for me!

Entry of Nov 6, 1999 at 14:43 [EST]
From: Chris Miksanek - ChrisMik@aol.com


Your Comment: BJ Fans: lookie here -- http://www.tcsn.net/bjanddirtydragon/ If you're interest in old Gigglesnort Hotel or Cartoon Town videos, check out "The Fun Company." Also, if you know of any other related Chicago Children's TV memorabilia, please let me know so I can list it.

Entry of Nov 29, 1999 at 20:32 [EST]
From: Russ Dunlap - rustyroo@iglou.com


Your Comment: I was up in Chicago over the Thanksgiving holiday and wandered into the Museum of Broadcast Communications, and lo and behold found a videotape for sale of Mulqueen's "Kiddie-a-Go-Go!" I had found memories of this show, as I appeared on it in the mid-60's with a friend of mine from school. I even got to dance on one of the drums (you had to be there). This was when the show was on channel 26, which I believe is (was) WCIU-TV. Of course, seeing the show now as an adult made me realize how goofy I must have looked in my nehru jacket and carnaby street hat! This is a great site...I still think Bob Bell, Ray Rayner, and Roy Brown (that's Cooky, right?) are underappreciated as comedians...their ad-libs were hysterical and worked on an adult level sometimes. I swear I remember an episode where the set behind them fell backwards...they all just turned around to look at it, broke up laughing, and they cut to a commercial. Russ

Entry of Dec 5, 1999 at 16:39 [EST]
From: ellen j.d.roberts of jerome,az. - ejdroberts@yahoo.com


Your Comment: Growing up in Chicago in the 70s,"Gigglesnort Hotel" is a surreal childhood memory, perhaps fueled so by a dose of sugary saturday treats and goodies- Seeing the photos of the characters gave me the willies and the shivering bits! Something about that place always seemed so ominous! Did anyone else feel that way?-or perhaps I was just too young! Wasn't there some scary old war hero who lived in one of the rooms and put on his old unifrom from time to time? I found that show frightening yet compelling and couldn't take my eyes from it. It was just too weird! Too this day I count it as a big influence on my personality and art life!

Entry of Jan 20, 2000 at 18:45 [EST]
From: Jill - jxchri1@uswest.com


Your Comment: Really fun site, especially for a Chicago-native in exile. I don't meet many people who have ever experienced the joy of watching someone win the Grand Prize Game. I can't wait to get home and share this with my eight year old! I have especially fond memories of Bozo (in grade school,they used to let us stay in from recess if it was really cold and watch the clown) and Garfield Goose. There's one thing missing from this site, though - what about Jim Stewart & Geraldine???? My husband & I love to sing the theme song to our son (remember "Be kind to your parents ..."?).It drives him crazy. Thanks for the site - and I'll be looking for the giraffe.

Entry of Feb 16, 2000 at 14:34 [EST]
From: Joe Schwartzenberger - jschwartzenberger@ha.ucla.edu


Your Comment: I grtew up in Chicago. I am trying to find out about a children's show that may have been on in the 50's. It was called Jabberwocky Place, I believe. Do you have any information on it?

Entry of Feb 16, 2000 at 23:09 [EST]
From: rik - riknagel@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Where's Giggelsnort hotel

Entry of Feb 23, 2000 at 13:11 [EST]
From: Eddie -


Your Comment: um...the potential for site greatness is here...but there is no content? other than a short blurb about "creature features", there is nothing else.pity.

Entry of Mar 1, 2000 at 16:21 [EST]
From: Test -


Your Comment: Test

Entry of Mar 17, 2000 at 19:34 [EST]
From: Jamie Gahley - j_gahley


Your Comment: I am tring to locate a Romper Romm show from the 70's. My twin sister and I we on when we were four or five ("77 or "78). It would mean alot to me. I was Jamie Sargent then. If you need more information, let me know. Thanks in advance for your assistance. Jamie Gahley

Entry of Apr 18, 2000 at 16:36 [EST]
From: Alan Clark - scumby_us@yahoo.com


Your Comment: Garfield will always be a Goose, Frazier will always be Frazier Thomas, not Kelsey Grammer. Ray Rayner, with the two-sided Cubs-Sox, will always be remembered for his thumbs up thumbs-down reporting of how they did (Ebert and Siskel)

Entry of May 21, 2000 at 10:47 [EST]
From: Robin R - rr318@webtv.net


Your Comment: Thanks to the internet, I can relive my Chicago TV childhood! I ended up here because I am looking for the remainder of the "poem" that was said over the Wolfman movie with Lon Chaney. It goes something like this, "...even a man who is pure at heart and says his prayers by night...when the wolfbane blooms..." Year ago I wrote to WGN and no one could help me! I am also glad to see Garfield Goose, Frasier Thomas, Ray Rayner. After a while all this stuff is just a very vague memory unless there is a place to go and refresh!

Entry of May 22, 2000 at 09:46 [EST]
From: Chris Miksanek, Webmaster - ChrisMik@aol.com


Your Comment: On May 21, 2000, "Robin R" asked: I ended up here because I am looking for the remainder of the "poem" that was said over the Wolfman movie with Lon Chaney. It goes something like this, "...even a man who is pure at heart and says his prayers by night...when the wolfbane blooms..." Year ago I wrote to WGN and no one could help me!" The entire poem goes like this: "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night ... May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright."

Entry of Jun 17, 2000 at 22:23 [EST]
From: Lisa - Burnside


Your Comment: I like the site!!!

Entry of Jun 20, 2000 at 17:35 [EST]
From: teresa moore - teresanwv@hotmail.com


Your Comment: i grew up in chicago and loved bozo the clown. my little brother was on the show in 63 or 64 and he won the grand prize. he got the scwhinn bike and 6 silver dollars and a whole bunch of other neat stuff. he went with his class that day and i cant remember the school name, but his name is randy morgan and he had on a little red cowboy hat and bozo slid it down around his neck so he could see randy's face better. i would love to have a copy of this episode, we lived on clifton ave at the time. please help. thank you so much for all the fond memories. teresa moore

Entry of Jun 26, 2000 at 09:48 [EST]
From: Phil Piszek - ppiszek@hotmail.com


Your Comment: This will be a neat site when its finished. It brings back memories.

Entry of Jul 12, 2000 at 00:09 [EST]
From: Terry Sullivan - TerrySull@AOL.COM


Your Comment: Before Bozo T. Clown started, there was a show on at noon [channel 9, WGN] CALLED "Lunchtime Little Theater" with Uncle Ned, a woman referred to as Aunt Nel[?]. They had the same cartoons, the acts,etc. What was Her name? Ray Rayner spent some time after being in the Crimestopper Cruiser [Dick Tracy Show] in outer space didn't he?

Entry of Aug 10, 2000 at 01:29 [EST]
From: david s nelson - nelsonbd@olypen.com


Your Comment: looking for garfield goose poster t-shirt etc.

Entry of Aug 28, 2000 at 11:04 [EST]
From: Laurie Blancher - laurie.blancher@lazard.com


Your Comment: I am in search of a Romper Room video from the week I appeared in 1973. Any advice?

Entry of Sep 1, 2000 at 15:23 [EST]
From: Frank Cavanaugh - fcav@ariagroup.com


Your Comment: Ray Rayner, Garfield Goose,Hogans Heros, The Flintstones, Batman, Gilligans Island, are the programs of my youth. I remember some of my favorite bits on Garfield Goose were "The Magic Hands" "Journey to the Beginning of Time", " The Funny Company" and "Clutch Cargo" I wish you could find these bits on video. I would love to share them with my kids.

Entry of Sep 1, 2000 at 16:13 [EST]
From: Frank Cavanaugh - fcav@ariagroup.com


Your Comment: Ray Rayner, wherever you are, from your crazy do-it-yourself projects, your umbrella hat and the morning ritual of... "Hi, Ray andaaaaaaaa how are you doing today?" said by Cuddly Dudley, you filled my childhood mornings with wonderful friends. I remember your Harry Belifonti "Dao" routine and your trips to the closet. I hope, in your retirement, you find joy in thinking about all the children you touched over the years and the friend you were to me. Now let me check my jumpsuite notes... we did that... we did that ... oh yes, one more thing ... Thanks Ray I'll never forget you!

Entry of Sep 1, 2000 at 21:30 [EST]
From: Nicholas A. Lloyd - RACERNICK@AOL.COM


Your Comment: IT IS LIKE RE-LIVING MY CHILDHOOD AGAIN. THESE WERE THE BEST CHILDREN PROGRAMS EVER AIRED!

Entry of Sep 6, 2000 at 03:09 [EST]
From: Lori Reeves - sqedunk@aol.com


Your Comment: I am trying to get information on Romper Room! Any information or a place to contact would be greatly appreciated!

Entry of Oct 18, 2000 at 15:08 [EST]
From: Wayne Hicks - waynehicks@aol.com


Your Comment: I'm researching a book about Romper Room and would love to hear from anyone who remembers watching the show or who was actually on the show.

Entry of Nov 15, 2000 at 13:52 [EST]
From: kk - kk@hattingh.net


Your Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you. My heart smiles wide because of your page. As a mother of a 20-month old, I cannot wait to share with him these audio memories of my youth. Where can I find merchandise?

Entry of Nov 28, 2000 at 14:33 [EST]
From: Steve Carr - scarr7777@aol.com


Your Comment: If you have a mailing list, please me on it. I grew up in Chicago in the 60s and fondly remember so many of the shows I see on these pages. Also, if you have a catalog of videos, books, etc. please send it to me. My address is: Steve Carr P.O. Box 170 Mt. Tabor, NJ 07878

Entry of Dec 5, 2000 at 20:15 [EST]
From: terry morrissey - goldnknite@aol.com


Your Comment: this is all my childhood right here!

Entry of Dec 15, 2000 at 21:05 [EST]
From: Jim Yearwood - yearwoo@tds.net


Your Comment: did Howell H. Eurich ever play Bozo the Clown? Do you have any information on him? Thanks Jim

Entry of Jan 10, 2001 at 10:25 [EST]
From: Kenneth Phillips - littleolme3@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Thank you,and God Bless You for bringing back very graciously the show Bozo the circus,as a boy i remember getting to go to see the show and it was wonderful..i was born in 1958, and we lived in different areas in Chicago,some places being on racine, montrose,clifton..to name a few...thanks for the fond memories... Kenneth Phillips

Entry of Jan 30, 2001 at 10:48 [EST]
From: Joan - new2@oakton.edu


Your Comment: Hi! Great site! Just visited the Museum of Broadcast Communications last Saturday, and took a wonderful walk down memory lane. The Garfield Goose exhibit jogged a memory, and when I came home I unearthed a Garfield goose puppet, complete with clacky plastic mouth and little gold crown. I have no memory of where I got this--was this a marketing puppet? It was clearly not hand made, and the head and neck are made of silk, not the nubby material seen at the Museum. Does anyone have any further information on these puppets? Are they rare, or does everyone have one? (I do know that my Cuddly Duddly was not "rare.") Thanks!

Entry of Feb 2, 2001 at 20:11 [EST]
From: carla gargiulo - twintodds@netzero.net


Your Comment: I was on Romper Room in the late 70's and I was hoping to somehow get a copy of that show. I am not sure if that is even possibe but I would love to find out if someone can help me. Thank you and I will be looking forward to the sight when Romper Room's sonstruction is done.

Entry of Feb 7, 2001 at 04:41 [EST]
From: Christopher Mastelli - moodie1@netzero.net


Your Comment: A long, LONG time ago, when I was very young (around 1955 or so), I saw (on TV) a cartoon about a trip to the moon. This was a serious animation, not made for laughs and must have been made in the 1930's or 1940's. I think it might have been about a brother and sister stowing away on a spaceship bound for the moon. I remember that the ship was shaped like a fat torpedo and its front was covered with windows. I think the song "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" was part of the soundtrack. I definitely remember the ship's name: The Polaris. Unfortunately I remember nothing else about it nor have I seen it or heard of it since. Would anyone know anything about it? If not, could someone let me know how I can track down some info on it? Many thanks for any help you can give.

Entry of Feb 12, 2001 at 11:04 [EST]
From: Matthew Scallon - scallon@iwon.com


Your Comment: As a Chicago transplant, I am grateful to have come across your site. I was hoping that someone had the words to the Cuddley Duddley theme. Do you have that on file? Thanks so much.

Entry of Feb 24, 2001 at 15:29 [EST]
From: Chris Miksanek - chris@miksanek.com


Your Comment: We've moved to: http://members.aol.com/ChicagoKidsTV

Entry of Mar 10, 2001 at 14:09 [EST]
From: Debbie - stmatlutheran@cs.com


Your Comment: I remember coming home from school and watching Garfield Goose every afternoon. I loved it when Frazier Thomas would play the jews' harp and Garfield would conk him on the head with his beak! Also, whenever Frazier wanted to see Beauregard Burnside the Third and he'd yell, "Hot dogs, hamburgers, spaghetti and meatballs!" And, of course, the Christmas season wasn't complete without viewing Hardrock, Coco and Joe and Suzy Snowflake! I have wonderful memories of all of these.

Entry of Mar 26, 2001 at 05:26 [EST]
From: Steve - pellinigroup@usa.net


Your Comment: Is there anything available regarding Dick "Two-Ton" Baker? I remeber going to the State Street Christmas parade circa 1959 and he was a major participant. Is there a site about Chicago TV advertising?

Entry of Apr 13, 2001 at 00:39 [EST]
From: Marvy - marvy50@msn.com


Your Comment: Does anyone else remember Uncle Johnny Coons? How about Captain Video?

Entry of Apr 20, 2001 at 23:23 [EST]
From: J. Fazio - fazio@iit.edu


Your Comment: I used to watch Garfield Goose everyday. I vaguely recall that the show would run other animated serials in addition to the ones mentioned in your site. Can anyone else remember them? One use to be about undersea exploring. Another one, I believe, was titled the Snow Queen, and there were others.

Entry of May 4, 2001 at 22:53 [EST]
From: Keldah - keldah99@yahoo.com


Your Comment: Howell Eurich is my grandfather. And yes, he did play Bozo in the mid to late 60's. His oldest son, my Uncle Robin, played Rusty the Handyman on the Chicago based Bozo show for the past nine years until it was just recently canceled. Jim Yeadwood, if you will, please write me. Thanks!

Entry of Jun 15, 2001 at 15:03 [EST]
From: sandra hixson - hixson, s@aetna.com


Your Comment: I was cleaning the attic and found Cuddley Duddley. That was a time of innocence. I miss the good old days.

Entry of Aug 15, 2001 at 23:29 [EST]
From: Deb Kibby - DebKibby@aol.com


Your Comment: I have to tell you, with tears in my eyes, Ray Raynor was like a second Dad to me. From the time I was small till I graduated from high school in 1975, his was the voice and face coming from my little T.V. in my bedroom. He made sure I brought a rain coat if it rained or a sweater if it was going to be chilly. He made me laugh with his ill attempts at the "Do It YOurself" projects and got me to sing along with him to the Broadway songs he belted out. When I was a Jr. at Conant High School I sent him a baton and a poem. He read the poem, twirled the baton and persobnally thanked me on the air and with a hand written note in his own hand writing, of which I still treasure! My Dad and I watched him as we had our coffee before we both went to work in the morning. I just could go on and on. So Ray, where every you are..Know that you truly touched my life and will forever hold a place in my heart! I love ya! Deb

Entry of Oct 22, 2001 at 10:55 [EST]
From: Wendy Menser - wmenser@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Sitting here with tears in my eyes after reading all the wonderful comments...all true...Ray...if you read this ... I love you...I too grew up watching these wonderful shows...I think somehow they helped to make us what we are today...If only our children could grow up with such wonderful playmates...I had a Garfield Goose puppet...sure would love to find one again...My husband and I would sing all the silly songs to our children as they were growing up...this site is a wonderful way of showing them where we got our crazy stuff from...thank you for making our day...I found the site while looking for information on suzy snowflake...I loved singing it to my kids on snowy day...Living in Kentucky now...and feeling homesick...this really helped...thanks again...and Hi to everyone in Chicagoland and those of us who have transplanted elsewhere... Wendy

Entry of Oct 22, 2001 at 10:56 [EST]
From: Wendy Menser - wmenser@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Sitting here with tears in my eyes after reading all the wonderful comments...all true...Ray...if you read this ... I love you...I too grew up watching these wonderful shows...I think somehow they helped to make us what we are today...If only our children could grow up with such wonderful playmates...I had a Garfield Goose puppet...sure would love to find one again...My husband and I would sing all the silly songs to our children as they were growing up...this site is a wonderful way of showing them where we got our crazy stuff from...thank you for making our day...I found the site while looking for information on suzy snowflake...I loved singing it to my kids on snowy day...Living in Kentucky now...and feeling homesick...this really helped...thanks again...and Hi to everyone in Chicagoland and those of us who have transplanted elsewhere... Wendy

Entry of Oct 22, 2001 at 10:58 [EST]
From: Wendy Menser - wmenser@hotmail.com


Your Comment: a chat room for all of us who love the TV shows of the 60's and 70's would be really neat...?

Entry of Oct 27, 2001 at 16:42 [EST]
From: rich radak - grace@genevaonline.com


Your Comment: looking to purchase video Hardrock,coco,joe from garfield goose.Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

Entry of Oct 28, 2001 at 01:58 [EST]
From: gary beckfeld - beckfeld@aol.com


Your Comment: love seeing this and would like to know where i could buy garfield goose videos if any are available i would love to show my son videos of what i grew up with . he was my favorite and frazier thomas was the best . can you helpme anyone out there? gary beckfeld my e mail is beckfeld@aol.com thanks

Entry of Nov 24, 2001 at 02:11 [EST]
From: Gloria Day - denvyrr@aol.com


Your Comment: I was thrilled to find this site! My brothers and I grew up watching all of the WGN shows - Bozo Circus, B.J. and the Dirty Dragon, Ray Rayner, Garfield Goose, etc... Where might I be able to purchase video tapes of any of the WGN shows?

Entry of Dec 5, 2001 at 20:40 [EST]
From: Edwina Biermann - piggirl55@msn.com


Your Comment: I am looking for the cartoon Hardrock Coca and Joe.

Entry of Dec 13, 2001 at 17:13 [EST]
From: Donna Holmes - electric@uiaho.edu


Your Comment: I'd like more information on the "Here's Geraldine" show from the 50s and 60s. This one was as important to me as "Bozo" or "Garfield Goose", but there is minimal information online. Thanks for the reminiscences--it's great to see all these folks. Remember "Let's go over the the Bozo DRUM!!"?

Entry of Dec 30, 2001 at 04:54 [EST]
From: Larry Zeleznik - wawrzekski@worldnet.att.net


Your Comment: Being a Chicago Fire Fan from the age 6 up, I loved Popeye's Firehouse, does anyone remember that show?

Entry of Dec 31, 2001 at 23:38 [EST]
From: Robert - blblue7@aol.com


Your Comment: I am looking for dvd, or vhs, videos on the Ray Rayner show. I used to watch him when I was growing up. I loved his show the best. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Robert

Entry of Jan 1, 2002 at 22:12 [EST]
From: John Aravosis - info@wiredstrategies.com


Your Comment: Hey everyone, I just came across this Web site by chance. A friend was mentioning Cuddly Duddly over Christmas, as an expatriate Chicagoan living in Washington, DC, I had to go online and see if I could find the doll still in existence. Any ideas? (It's not on EBay). Also, I too was on Bozo's Circus, I think it was in the early 1970s, perhaps 1972 or 1973 - I got to play the game at the end of the showm and won a "Googol" game. Is it possible to get copies of the show from anywhere? Thanks, JOHN

Entry of Jan 5, 2002 at 21:26 [EST]
From: TAMI BENSON - bitibenson@hoosierlink.net


Your Comment: I can't believe my luck just found a cuddley dudley in his airplane box I think this was a give away from the Chicago Tribune w/ a year subscription Can anyone give me info on a date?

Entry of Jan 10, 2002 at 16:36 [EST]
From: Tricia Loughlin - TLoughlin@TEAMworld.org


Your Comment: Does anyone know how to get a copy of an old episode of Bozo? I, like so many others, was on the grand prize game way back in about 1960-1961. I don't know if it's possible, but I'd like to pursue it. Any information would help.

Entry of Jan 27, 2002 at 02:06 [EST]
From: Keith Mulkey - kmulkey@attbi.com


Your Comment: Great site. Thanks for the refresher on the memories.

Entry of Feb 2, 2002 at 01:52 [EST]
From: Paul - ordphx@yahoo.com


Your Comment: I am trying to locate a cuddley dudely stuffed animal doll. Does anyone have one for sale or know where I can buy one? Please email me: ordphx@yahoo.com Thanks! Paul

Entry of Feb 5, 2002 at 15:43 [EST]
From: Lynn Apgar - apgars@optonline.net


Your Comment: Grew up in Northern Indiana from a family of Six kids. EVERY member in the family can sing at least one song from Garfield Goose or Ray Raynor. Can remember watching all my life. Have thirty year old nephew who still loves "suzie snowflake". My kids still get a kick out of the fact that can remember almost every movie I watched on Family Classics thanks for the memories

Entry of Feb 25, 2002 at 21:19 [EST]
From: Michael - mmalusa91@cs.com


Your Comment: A good friend of my just revealed that he was on Kiddie-A-Go-Go in the late 60's. I am trying to find if there is any place to see film from his show. I am ont exactly sure what show he was on but I would really like to surprize him with a clip or photo of him as a young man dancing on Kiddie-A-Go-Go. Can you help me? Mike Malusa

Entry of Mar 2, 2002 at 03:05 [EST]
From: Reginald Buggs - ReggieBuggs@msn.com


Your Comment: Having been brought up in the early 60's watching shows like Family Classics on channel 9, I would be hard pressed to say there's no greater special effect than an active imagination. I don't know of any movies today that could captivate a family's attention like the Family Classic Series.

Entry of Mar 29, 2002 at 18:39 [EST]
From: Daniel Schmitz - plymouthwi@msn.com


Your Comment: I would like to obtain the complete series of Gilligan's Island and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Format preferred would be DVD; however, other formats would be considered. Can you point me in the right direction, I have searched high and low and only found bits and pieces for sale in these areas. Thanks much. Dan

Entry of May 16, 2002 at 20:07 [EST]
From: Roy Charvat - AFPDL56@aol.com


Your Comment: None of the links seem to work! I keep getting messages that the link has been renamed or removed!!

Entry of Jul 25, 2002 at 13:07 [EST]
From: Marie - mjc901@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Trying to locate a Bozo episode from winter months, 1969/70. Taped in NYC... Holy Child Jesus 1st grade class, from Richmond Hill, Queens, allowed on the show, after some controversy. After being promised, we were rejected, when they realized our age, as 6 year olds were under the age allowed. Our teacher, Sister Camille faught and won, and we went on Bozo... Many classmates interested in obtaining this tape... Any suggestions, please email... Thanks...

Entry of Aug 15, 2002 at 23:52 [EST]
From: steve wlodarczyk - swlodarczyk@madison.com


Your Comment: By the early morning hours after Thanksgiving Day 1973, it was over. Perhaps the funniest and most anonymous late-night talk-radio personality had bid farewell to his many fans -- and enemies. For Doctor Perogi, it was ''the big kiss off.'' Afterward, the good doctor, who believed he was 27 years ahead of his time, was frozen, Ted Williams style. He was to resurface in the year 2000 when WDAI radio personality Wayne Julian (not sure on spelling) was to tell Perogi's care-takers that ''he has and order to be delivered.'' I still have a few old cassette tapes of some of Perogi's appearances on Julian's show. I believe Lazlo Perogi made a dozen to maybe 15 appearances on the show between 1972 and 1973. I was fortunate enough to sit in on the final few, which included Lazlo Perogi's Hate List, patterned after Dick Nixon's enemies list, his make-a-buck promotion of Lazlo Perogi Acres (located in the Golden Trade Triangle between Cairo, Egypt and Gila Bend, Arizona), the amusement park that was planned for the same area called LazloLand (a wonderland of amusing surpises uniquely combining pleasure and pain) and the finale, a farewell appearance on Julian's show where Lazlo shamlessly promoted his ''Swinging Singles bash'' that was supposed to bridge the gap between Canadian and American singles. I guess all I can say in my final paragraph of memories pertaining to Wayne Julian, his late-night cult hero-villian, and the secret taping the shows in the wee hours of the morning in the basement when I should have been upstairs in my room sleeping before another day of my freshman year of high school, would be this -- you had to be there. Bless you, Lazlo. You were the funniest thing to ever happen to late-night talk-radio in Chicago. Nearly 29 years later, my two sons and my wife still ask for a cassette of your exploits when we're in the car, traveling on vacation. You will always be a part of my life. And as the snot comes to my nose, I simply say goodbye.

Entry of Sep 17, 2002 at 14:12 [EST]
From: Karen Hight - karebear_boo@hotmail.com


Your Comment: My dad grew up in Chicago in the 60's. He told me he remembers being in a "Bozo the clown show". He does not know which one, and he doesn't remember much about it. I would like to find this vidoe for him for Christmas. If anyone out there could help it would be greatly appreciated. A photo would be nice also. Thank you, Karen

Entry of Oct 8, 2002 at 13:56 [EST]
From: Marsha Coley - eagles_song54@ilovejesus.net


Your Comment: Lately, I have been remembering alot about the "good old days" when I used to watch Garfield Goose faithfully everyday. I still remember some of the little songs on the black and white animated cartoons, Romberg Rabbit, the Bloodhound, who's name I cannot presently recall, etc., but most of all the wonderful host, Frazier Thomas. I could still kick myself for not having hung onto a personal letter I received from Mr. Thomas, after writing to him when I was a child in the later 60's. I didn't know how much of a treasure it would've been today. I am 48 years old now, and the positive, loving impression Mr. Thomas left on me has been a lasting one. God bless his family and loved ones in their memories of this great man. Marsha Coley

Entry of Oct 25, 2002 at 12:18 [EST]
From: clarence - nana4@charter.net


Your Comment: its great

Entry of Nov 3, 2002 at 19:17 [EST]
From: Carrie - myrebel@aol.com


Your Comment: Hi all you Chicago TV fan's. Just wanted to let you all know that there is a Cuddly Duddly up for auction on E-Bay.

Entry of Nov 8, 2002 at 16:59 [EST]
From: brian j. mulcrone - mulcronebrian@yahoo.com


Your Comment: Help me identify the "sidekick" character who performed with Dick "TWO TON" Baker on Chicago TV kids' shows in the 1950s. They were both dressed as pirates with TWO TON playing a piano and the other performer scurrying around. What was the character's name and what was the performer's name? STill alive? Thanks for the trip down MEMORY LANE. Brian

Entry of Nov 17, 2002 at 00:14 [EST]
From: shelley - joezander@email.msn.com


Your Comment: My mother remembers a cartoon from her childhood called "the cinnamon bear". Does ANYONE remember this and/or have thoughts on where I might obtain a copy? Thanks.

Entry of Dec 9, 2002 at 19:51 [EST]
From: peter - pedm107076@aol.com


Your Comment: would you have old commercials on tape,like childrens shoes.

Entry of Dec 24, 2002 at 14:47 [EST]
From: daniel - DanielPetrucci@msn.com


Your Comment: Back around 1973-74 era I took part in a trip to the Bozo show with my brother's boyscout troop, but it took place in Windsor Ontario. Any connection to WGN in Chicago? Also, are there any archived tapes that might have survived from Windsor?

Entry of Jan 14, 2003 at 18:23 [EST]
From: kim - angel_kisses_86@msn.com


Your Comment: it was nice

Entry of Jan 20, 2003 at 20:22 [EST]
From: Cheryl Muzzillo Hogan - jimandcherhogan@optonline.net


Your Comment: I remember having a Cuddly Duddly as a child, I sure miss him. If anyone knows of one for sale, please e-mail me. Thank You

Entry of Feb 18, 2003 at 22:57 [EST]
From: Brian Riley - BrianRiley4@yahoo.com


Your Comment: I was on Bozo's Circus in September of 1973 on WGN-TV, possibly Thursday, Sept. 13, 1973. Does anyone know anyone who might have a videotape or audiotape of that show??? I e-mailed WGN in 2001 and they said that they had no copies. Cooky the Clown told Bozo a joke during a commercial break: Cooky: I almost didn't make it to the show today in my new Rolls Can'ardly. Bozo: Rolls Can'ardly? What's that? Cooky: My car! It rolls down one hill and can hardly get up the next! (Laughter) I got to play a ring toss game at the end of the show, but didn't win. Apparently, I was picked to play because my blue sweater looked nice on TV. When Ringmaster Ned ask me my name, I said nervously: "Bri--an". Ringmaster Ned appeared to hesitate, like he wanted my last name, but he went quickly down the line and got our first names. Time must have been running short. An article that I wrote about the experience appeared in the Aug. 31, 2001 edition of the "Daily Journal" in Kankakee, IL, in the "Accent on Showtime" section.

Entry of Feb 20, 2003 at 14:45 [EST]
From: 1950s & 1960s Classic TV Shows & Rock Roll! - 1950s & 1960s Classic TV Shows & Rock Roll!


Your Comment: Rockin' website! Yeah! Keep it up! The VIDEO BEAT! Rare 1950s & 1960s rock n roll movies & TV! http://www.thevideobeat.com/

Entry of Feb 22, 2003 at 21:21 [EST]
From: Carol Riley - joysong@gofresno.com


Your Comment: Back in the late 60's, BJ and the Dirty Dragon came to Kankakee, Illinois and performed a stage show at the Paramount movie theatre. They had a contest for moms and my three young sons encouraged me to go up on stage. It was a dance contest and when the dance was over, the audience voted for the winner by clapping. I won the contest and was given the title "The Swingingest Mom in Kankakee!" My prize - a giant lollipop. It was a "Sugar Daddy." My sons got a big kick out of that!

Entry of Feb 26, 2003 at 15:58 [EST]
From: Atina - atina.khanthavong@heald.edu


Your Comment: does anyone know where I can buy grimms fairy tales on vhs. please help

Entry of Mar 3, 2003 at 10:51 [EST]
From: H Stamper - hstamper@cs.com


Your Comment: My wife and her sister were on an episode of Romper Room in the early 70's, '74, '75, '76. Their names were Kimberley (Kim) and Marcia Hunt. Is there anywhere I can look to find a copy of this show? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Entry of Mar 12, 2003 at 21:14 [EST]
From: marie barbour - marie12542webtv.net


Your Comment: i grew up watching bozo on w g n tv i loved bozo but i also loved cookie mr ned really made my day when he who;s your favorite clown i live in missouri now i wish i could have know mr ned lived about 2 hour away from me before he died i might of tried to see him he was great iloved him to they are all deeply missed and still loved by there fans they will always be in my heart and my kid they watched when they weeyoung born in the 70 tys they still watch

Entry of Mar 13, 2003 at 19:52 [EST]
From: BOB DODGE - radnbadbmx@webtv.net


Your Comment: I LIVED IN LOCKPORT ILL. THEY HAD THE TEXICO PLANT AT NOON EVERY DAY THEY WOULD BLOW THIS WHISTLE AT THE PLANT WHEN YOU HEARD THAT WHISTLE AS A KID YOU HAD TO RUN HOME BECAUSE BOZO WAS ON THE AIR !!!

Entry of Apr 11, 2003 at 21:54 [EST]
From: aggie - azellers@earthlink.net


Your Comment: Please, does anyone remember a children's show with a frog named Froggie? his line was "Plunk your magic twanger Froggie". This was for real. Someone said they thought there was a cat by the name of Midnight. I don't remember that just Froggie. Any help please, show name, mc anything. Thanks, Aggie

Entry of May 01, 2003 at 13:37 [EST]
From: Barb -


Your Comment: I remember one particular Bozo....it was November 22, 1963. We would leave school and go home for lunch. The Grand Prize Game was interrupted with the news of that President Kennedy had been shot. I suppose there are many other kids who recall what they were doing at that moment in the Chicago area.....the same thing I was doing...watching Bozo.

Entry of May 01, 2003 at 13:38 [EST]
From: Barb -


Your Comment: I remember one particular Bozo....it was November 22, 1963. We would leave school and go home for lunch. The Grand Prize Game was interrupted with the news of that President Kennedy had been shot. I suppose there are many other kids who recall what they were doing at that moment in the Chicago area.....the same thing I was doing...watching Bozo.

Entry of May 10, 2003 at 12:43 [EST]
From: Laurel - ldigangi@ix.netcom.com


Your Comment: I'm looking for any information about a Chicago TV show called "It's Chris" that aired approximately sometime in the mid/late 1950s. My mother, Joan Slusarczyk, and I appeared on that show long long ago and would like to have our memories jolted! Thank you. Laurel (Slusarczyk) DiGangi

Entry of May 10, 2003 at 12:46 [EST]
From: Laurel - ldigangi@ix.netcom.com


Your Comment: Does anybody remember "It's Chris" or have any information on the show. It appeared in the mid/late 1950s. My mom and I both appeared on the show and are recollections don't quite match. Thanks!

Entry of Jun 15, 2003 at 01:58 [EST]
From: Sandy Smith - sandrajacko@hotmail.com


Your Comment: I am very interested in finding out about a show that I watched when I was young called "Jabberwocky Place." I'm especially interested in the song lyrics of the same title. Can anyone help me out?

Entry of Jun 23, 2003 at 22:15 [EST]
From: cherell - cherelly@hotmail.com


Your Comment: i have been searching for a video or a clip from the bozo show from the spring of 1962when the kids play the grand priz game and i have hadno luck at all is there any one out there that can assist me in finding someone that has a tape of that year

Entry of Jun 27, 2003 at 17:25 [EST]
From: Julie Williams - jdacywms@aol.com


Your Comment: I am wanting to know the theme song to a popular dance show in the 1960's in Chicago called Wingding. Do you know what the name of the song was? Thanks

Entry of Jul 16, 2003 at 12:50 [EST]
From: MARY PETRUSHA - Petrusham@ctt.com


Your Comment: IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET A COPY OF AN AIRED SHOW FROM RAY RAYNER? HELP MY FATHER WAS ON AS A CHILD WITH HIS "BAND" AND I WOULD LOVE TO GET A COPY FOR HIM. THANKS

Entry of Jul 24, 2003 at 21:54 [EST]
From: Tammy - tammyandjoey@hotmail.com


Your Comment: I am looking for a 1969 copy of the Bozo show. My sister and I was on the show. I have a picture of Bozo holding my when I was a baby. My sister won some prizes and even got to do a Bozo bread commercial.I would love to get a copy of the show if possible to give it to my sister. I would really mean alot to her and her kids. Please let me know how to go about getting a copy. Thanks Tammy

Entry of Jul 24, 2003 at 21:54 [EST]
From: Tammy - tammyandjoey@hotmail.com


Your Comment: I am looking for a 1969 copy of the Bozo show. My sister and I was on the show. I have a picture of Bozo holding my when I was a baby. My sister won some prizes and even got to do a Bozo bread commercial.I would love to get a copy of the show if possible to give it to my sister. I would really mean alot to her and her kids. Please let me know how to go about getting a copy. Thanks Tammy

Entry of Sep 07, 2003 at 17:15 [EST]
From: Pat - naaman@mtcnet.net


Your Comment: I see there have been others who still long for that ugly giraffe named Cuddly Duddley. We tossed one out years ago when we moved to Iowa. Our daughter (now 42) has never quite forgiven us and I would love to find one for her. No, I did not find one on ebay. Any advice? Thanks!

Entry of Sep 07, 2003 at 23:16 [EST]
From: Judy Bush - judithbush@cox.net


Your Comment: As a child in Chicago my two favorite daytime shows were Bozo's Circus and Garfield Goose and friends. Many years ago I had my own Garfield Goose puppet and I wish I still had it today. I disappeared after many moves. My favorite night time show was Sreaming Yellow Theater, even though I often fell asleep before it was over. One of my biggest thrills was when my song, "I Want a Ghoul Just Like the Ghoul who Married Frankenstein" was sung over the air. It is sad to know that the innocent pleasure these shows gave us are gone from the airwaves along with Ringmaster Ned, Bozo, Cookie, and Frazier Thomas, the best prime mininster who ever lived.

Entry of Sep 11, 2003 at 13:48 [EST]
From: Marilyn Podlesak - MHPodlesak32@aol.com


Your Comment: What a fantastic site! Have enjoyed it briefly today and can't wait to explore it further. Does the Library have a Cuddly Dudley stuffed animal on display? I have one that is in near-mint condition with the cardboard doghouse. I might be willing to see Cuddly go to a good home. Before I was married, my name was "Dudley", so, of course, we HAD to have that beautiful dog! Will look forward to hearing from you!

Entry of Sep 22, 2003 at 11:20 [EST]
From: Ray Aviles - PRServant@aol.com


Your Comment: Oh, the memories! Before moving to Chicago, I remember living in Hammond, Indiana and watching Bozo on WGN and Kiddie-A-Go-Go on Channel 26 (I can't recall the station letters). I remember watching Ray Rayner, Garfield Goose in the mornings on WGN and Bill Jackson's (BJ) "Cartoon Town" on WFLD. Remember such memorable characters as the Blob, Weird, the Lemon Drop Kid, Mother Plumtree, etc. Oh, to be a kid again :-)!

Entry of Oct 08, 2003 at 14:29 [EST]
From: Shelley Anne Jones - sajones79@msn.com


Your Comment: Hi, I am interested in getting a copy of an episode of the Bozo Show in which my boyfried appeared when he was a boy. I have no clue how to go about doing that or if it is even possible. I would be interested in finding out who I need to contact and see if the episode even exists in the archives somewhere. It would have been probably 1980 or 1981. I am not certain exactly. Please if someone could give me some sort of direction as to where I can find this I would be grateful! Sincerely, Shelley Jones

Entry of Oct 29, 2003 at 15:25 [EST]
From: Lisa - lizajane35@hotmail.com


Your Comment: My husband was on Bozo's Circus in December of 1963 or 1964 and played a game and won a prize- he was only 5 or 6- and I desperately want to find a tape of that show to give him for Christmas. If anyone has any information that would help, please let me know. Thank You.

Entry of Nov 06, 2003 at 15:34 [EST]
From: Lisa - lispot21@aol.com


Your Comment: Trying to find info on an old show we used to watch on Friday or Saturday nites in Chicago in the 70's. It's not Creature Feature but similar to that. I believe it was called the Monster Rally. There was a really cool poem that was on as the show started. It went something like this, we welcome yuo here to our monster revival,.... If anyone knows any links to find some info on this please let me know.....Lisa

Entry of Nov 09, 2003 at 15:11 [EST]
From: rick thomas - graveyard49@wideopenwest.com


Your Comment: hello i would like to say its wonderful to have a site like this. my name is rick thomas and im the person who saved the master tapes of screaming yellow theatre from distruction. i never thought what a impact those tapes made. but do to so much bootlegging i never was able to put the tapes out in the correct way. my work on those tapes was a tribute to jerry g bishop and rich koz. its a shame people out there think once they have a treasure they could sell and market. i have also work on many other broadcast tapes of the 70,s chicago television needs to make a come back.

Entry of Nov 10, 2003 at 00:22 [EST]
From: Kathleen - okikozo@aol.com


Your Comment: Does anyone remember a show starring a guy called "Tiny Tov"?? He lived in a mushroom house, and as best as I can recall, the show ran on Sunday mornings. It had an unusual theme song: "Ah-room-zoom-zoom, ah-room-zoom-zoom, gillie gillie gillie gillie gillie ah sha sha ... " or something close to it? It ran in the early 1960s. Please help me find a link or more information. Thanks! Kathleen

Entry of Nov 18, 2003 at 23:01 [EST]
From: Katie Jankowski - darjan@netnet.net


Your Comment: In the sixties my friends and I would go downtown after school to dance on the Kiddie a go go show. I was thirteen at the time. We did this every week for quite a long time. Those were really fun times for us. I remember being very nervous when they had us come up and say our name and age. Great times back then.

Entry of Nov 18, 2003 at 23:02 [EST]
From: Katie Jankowski - darjan@netnet.net


Your Comment: In the sixties my friends and I would go downtown after school to dance on the Kiddie a go go show. I was thirteen at the time. We did this every week for quite a long time. Those were really fun times for us. I remember being very nervous when they had us come up and say our name and age. Great times back then.

Entry of Dec 22, 2003 at 03:35 [EST]
From: Ray - OKCRay@aol.com


Your Comment: Cool site, although I think WGN did some revamping of their website, as the links for Garfield Goose, etc. no longer seem to work. I especially remember "The Magic Hands" from the Garfield Goose show, and am surprised that only one other person commented about it (and that there's no other mention on the site). I remember all you saw was the magician's hands as he would do a simple trick, and he would keep turning around one of those little hand-held chalkboards to reveal the credits. I also remember before I started kindergarten that Romper Room and Ray Rayner were followed by "Exercise With Gloria", and my mother would sometimes exercise along with the hostess and her daughters (at least I think they were her daughters!).

Entry of Jan 11, 2004 at 04:30 [EST]
From: William A. Lewis - malbert1852@aol.com


Your Comment: Am interested in purchasing whatever programs you can put on DVD.

Entry of Jan 20, 2004 at 22:37 [EST]
From: Lori Raimondo - Lori_raimondo@hotmail.com


Your Comment: I grew up in Chicago and I swear there was a show on Sunday mornings I believe, and it had puppets with papermache heads. Anyway the two leading characters were a rabbi and a beaver. Anyone remember this?????

Entry of Jan 21, 2004 at 11:38 [EST]
From: Joanne -


Your Comment: Hearing Mr. Ned's voice and reading this page brings back very fond memories...... ....Walking home from school every day for lunch with my sister Theresa and brother Dominic. We were greeted by our Mother who filled our hungry bellies with warm food while the Bozo Show filled our hearts with the warmth of laughter. What a terrific site ! Thank you for putting this together, the walk down memory lane was quite amazing. Fondly, Joanne (Blasco)Diehl Chicago, Il

Entry of Jan 21, 2004 at 11:48 [EST]
From: Joanne -


Your Comment: Hearing Mr. Ned's voice and reading this page brings back very fond memories...... ....Walking home from school every day for lunch with my sister Theresa and brother Dominic. We were greeted by our Mother who filled our hungry bellies with warm food while the Bozo Show filled our hearts with the warmth of laughter. What a terrific site ! Thank you for putting this together, the walk down memory lane was quite amazing. Fondly, Joanne (Blasco)Diehl Chicago, Il

Entry of Jan 22, 2004 at 21:14 [EST]
From: Kathy McWilliams - kathymcw@yahoo.com


Your Comment: What a great site! This site is what the internet is all about! Thanks to everyone contributing to the site content! I have fond memories of all these shows as a girl living in Chicago from 1964-74 moving away at age 10. I'm extremely proud to be from Chicago and I remember all of these great shows. Thank you!

Entry of Jan 23, 2004 at 09:39 [EST]
From: A. MacRae - amacrae@macrae.net


Your Comment: [from wire services] Chicago TV Legend Ray Rayner Dead at 84 Ray Rayner -- a legendary figure in Chicago television, whose career spanned more than half a century -- died in Fort Myers, FL Wednesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. Rayner hosted numerous daytime kids shows in Chicago and for many years was so popular that, it was said, parents would write in for tickets for the show even before their kids were conceived, because the waiting time was seven years. Bruce DuMont, president of Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications, told radio station WBBM Wednesday, "He represented an era of children's television when it was okay to be funny and children's television performers didn't take themselves too seriously."

Entry of Feb 02, 2004 at 11:02 [EST]
From: ray letto - rletto@aol.com


Your Comment: If anyone loved Creature Features more than I did I've yet to meet him. I did find a cd this year that has the opening music (mancini) with the spooky poem over it. I am now a happy man. If you were a fan of the show you might want to check the cd out, it's at www.moon-rays.com and it's gruesomly cool!

Entry of Feb 06, 2004 at 14:58 [EST]
From: Neil - nss@core.com


Your Comment: Does anyone recall the title of a Christmas cartoon, which I believe was shown on Garfield Goose and Friends in the early 1960s, based on this information: * A young girl (who becomes lost?). * 12 men of various ages named "Brother January," "Brother February," ..., "Brother December" (all 12 months) who possessed magical powers, such as control of the weather. (Brother December caused a snowstorm to become a blizzard.) * They were gathered in a clearing in a snow-covered forest. * Young Brother April was attracted to the girl. * This cartoon was divided into 19 parts, the final one titled "The Flying Horses." * The first part aired in late November so the final part was always shown on Christmas Eve. Help, anyone, I'm really taxing my memory with this one. Thanx!

Entry of Feb 08, 2004 at 23:09 [EST]
From: Marian - MaideMarianOS@yahoo.com


Your Comment: I can answer the question as to why there are so few video/audio clips from WGN's older show - as fate would have it some guru at WGN in their need for efficiency and cost cutting had decided to have many of the originals from the shows destroyed - instead of paying the cost of 25 cents per reel per month for storage - I shoudl know - I was there the day the Ray Rayner originals were destroyed per Tribune orders. PS - I have a Cuddly Duddly Dog - presently up for sale - I'm asking $75 - or best offer.

Entry of Feb 10, 2004 at 00:43 [EST]
From: Teri Zeman - tzrz@wpcs.net


Your Comment: I was a regular viewer of WGN's Creature Features shows. I wish I could get a hold of the audio version of the theme song from the show. If someone knows where I could find this, please e-mail me with the information. Thanks!

Entry of Feb 19, 2004 at 19:46 [EST]
From: Sylvia - soundznotes@hotmail.com


Your Comment: OMG! I am soooooo happy to find this site.... I loved Bozo ( I actually had to not watch Bozo during the watergate trials because we only had 1 tv and Mom had to watch Watergate... came in handy tho in later years in school so she was right about it being history and all but still...) and Garfield Goose and Ray Rayner in the AM ( I wish I still had my cuddly duddly) and Family Classics and last but FAR from least Creature Feature!!! I couldn't wait til it came on- I would beg my parents to let me stay up to watch it... and I still love scarey movies! I was saddened to hear that they are dumping the originals of the old shows that they have on tape and video, can't they donate them to this Library for safe keeping??? that is HISTORY they are destroying! I hope this site stays up and grows- wonderful memories of some wonderful shows... Bless WGN for adding to things that made parts of my childhood happy! ( and if anyone knows where to get a poster of the Creature let me know!)

Entry of Feb 26, 2004 at 15:26 [EST]
From: Sean Ellis - ellisman70@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Creature Features on WGN television is still a discussed topic within my family. The theme song used to wake me from a dead sleep as a toddler. I would run screaming from the room before the Lon Chaney drawing could appear within my sight. As I got older, Son Of Svengoolie became a favorite television show and I am now a horror movie addict. Coincidence? I don't think so.

Entry of Mar 08, 2004 at 09:44 [EST]
From: katie (mead) griffiths - meadgriffiths@yahoo.com


Your Comment: My family attended a Bozo circus show. I had the memorable experience of playing the "Grand Prize" game. I would love to get a copy of that particular show. I believe it was sometime between 1968 and 1970. Is there a way to locate the recording. What information would be needed? My name was Katie Mead at the time. I would appreciate hearing from you!!! Thanks, Katie (Mead) Griffiths

Entry of Mar 12, 2004 at 23:46 [EST]
From: Terry Kish - tlkish@excite.com


Your Comment: I need more information about the show "The Magic Door". What were the character names?

Entry of Mar 12, 2004 at 23:47 [EST]
From: Terry - tlkish@excite.com


Your Comment: What are the names of the characters in the show, "The Magic Door"?

Entry of Mar 13, 2004 at 05:51 [EST]
From: Dan Elak - thespaceexplorers@yahoo.com


Your Comment: I haven't searched the whole guestbook, but I have been trying to find this old animated space cartoon feature film for years "THE SPACE EXPLORERS"! Now its at: www.thespaceexplorers.com

Entry of Mar 25, 2004 at 08:05 [EST]
From: ashanka - muGU@lome.com


Your Comment: good site

Entry of Mar 31, 2004 at 05:46 [EST]
From: Carl Lundgoot - cdlundgoot@dmci.net


Your Comment: Does anyone know the name of an early 60's cartoon played in the Chicago area, at about 7 or 8am' just before school, it was a little dog, cut out of paper and then he became animated?

Entry of Apr 04, 2004 at 19:34 [EST]
From: ROBERTO R.ARIAS - nehemiah772000@yahoo.com


Your Comment: WHERE CAN I FIND BOZO CIRCUS VIDEO'S OR FOOTAGE.THAT I CAN PURCHASE.

Entry of Apr 09, 2004 at 09:52 [EST]
From: TheSpaceExplorer - thespaceexplorer@aol.com


Your Comment: How about "The Space Explorers" cartoon in 1957? It ran through 1961 I think. I know it was shown on Garfield Goose! The new website is here which has great images and MP3 sound-clips. http://www.thespaceexplorers.com

Entry of Apr 13, 2004 at 09:37 [EST]
From: Dino - aoltechmga@aol.com


Your Comment: test and tnank you :)

Entry of Apr 14, 2004 at 21:59 [EST]
From: Vicki - qnn42@cs.com


Your Comment: Does anyone remember the GLORIA AND FAMILY " Exercise With Gloria " show. Any information would be appreciated.

Entry of May 06, 2004 at 09:44 [EST]
From: bruce - bdeel@comcast.net


Your Comment: What an AWSOME WEBSITE!!!! I was on the bozo the clown show sometime from 1973 to 1976/77 and I'm trying to find/buy copies of the show durning those yrs. If there is anybody that can help me with this it would be wounderful. THANK YOU BRUCE DEEL

Entry of May 06, 2004 at 09:47 [EST]
From: bruce deel - bdeel@comcast.net


Your Comment: Great website!!!! I was on the bozo the clown show sometime in the early to mid 70's I was hoping to find/buy copies of the show to so my kids now if anyone can help me with this it would be wounderful. Thank You, Bruce

Entry of May 07, 2004 at 01:57 [EST]
From: Punk Troll - punktroll@webtv.net


Your Comment: Trick and Treat with the Magic Hands will show you how to do... The greatest tricks in Magic Land... The rest is up to you... :)

Entry of Jun 12, 2004 at 23:15 [EST]
From: Eric - elcdm1103@earthlink.net


Your Comment: Can anyone tell me the name of the theme song from BJ and the Dirty Dragon?

Entry of Jun 17, 2004 at 15:11 [EST]
From: Gina Ballard - ginaballard68@yahoo,.com


Your Comment: Where can I obtain a copy of the chicago television video tape. I have been trying to find clips of the Ray Rayner show for a long time. Thank you Gina Ballard

Entry of Jun 21, 2004 at 15:56 [EST]
From: frank uba - mugu@mugu.com


Your Comment: i dey here oooooooooooooooooooooooo

Entry of Jul 08, 2004 at 02:01 [EST]
From: Tom - Mysterymanme00@aol.com


Your Comment: I have the VIDEO to creature features, also 5 or 6 Ding Dong Schools, Suzy Snowflake, Hardrock Coco and Joe.

Entry of Jul 08, 2004 at 02:01 [EST]
From: Tom - Mysterymanme00@aol.com


Your Comment: I have the VIDEO to creature features, also 5 or 6 Ding Dong Schools, Suzy Snowflake, Hardrock Coco and Joe.

Entry of Jul 27, 2004 at 13:09 [EST]
From: Deb - dogpaw@aol.com


Your Comment: I was trying to find a poster of Garfield Goose. I once saw it for sale along with t-shirts, but I didn't buy it. It wasn't tht long ago...not even a year ago when I saw these items for sale. Do you know where a t-shirt and poster can be found? Thanks!

Entry of Sep 14, 2004 at 14:39 [EST]
From: Lisa Graham - mrs_skull@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Attn Bozo's Circus fans: My grandparents made a guest appearance on an episode of Bozo's Circus I believe some time in the 60's. I am trying to find out which episode they were on. There names are Ed and Lucille Simmons and both have since passed away. They were professional roller skaters and did a skating act on this certain episode. They may have also been performing under the stage name "The Skating Konrads". Any info that anyone has will be very much appreciated. Many thanks, Lisa

Entry of Oct 01, 2004 at 14:29 [EST]
From: Sue - apragmosun@earthlink.net


Your Comment: Read the post, am also looking for "Exercise with Gloria" information. Does anyone remember her last name? Was a long running exercise program in Chicago? For you Bozo fans. Wizzo - Marshall Brodien still lives in the Chicago area. Find more information at imdb.com about Bozo's Circus.

Entry of Oct 04, 2004 at 18:23 [EST]
From: Bill Swearingen - william_van_swearingen@yahoo.com


Your Comment: Howell Eurich played Bozo the Clown from 1968 to 1972 in El Paso, Texas and he made it the most popular show in the city at that time. I had the great fortune to be on that show once and I enjoyed every minute of it. Howell later was the weatherman for that station (KDBC channel 4) but it never fulfilled him so he tried to break into the Hollywood scene but after a time there he came back to El Paso as the weatherman again. I got to meet him personally away from his on-air personna (before he went off to Hollywood) while I was dating his daughter Stephanie a few years before his death and I found him to be quite engaging and personable. He is sorely missed.

Entry of Oct 09, 2004 at 15:01 [EST]
From: ROGER RENNER - rwrenner2004@yahoo.com


Your Comment: PLEASE TELL ME WHY I CANNOT ACCESS MORE INFO,PHOTOS,AS WELL AS VIDEO AND AUDIO, I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO EXPLORE MORE.

Entry of Oct 12, 2004 at 18:46 [EST]
From: Paul Grzybek - paul@2baudio.com


Your Comment: Looking for a web picture showing that Sunday kids show - "The Magic Door." Any idea where I can see a still of this on the web? Hope to see the little guy going into the magic mushroom again. Ah room zoom zoom... Every week - it was the only kids show on Sunday.. Catholic kids watching Jewish cartoons with the sound set really low instead of going to church on Sunday.

Entry of Oct 25, 2004 at 15:57 [EST]
From: Jennifer Lynn Weston - 0735mohj@snet.net


Your Comment: I remember watching Garfield Goose in the late 60s. My favorite part of the show (other than the puppets) were the multi-part stories; I watched 'Journey To The Beginning Of Time' from start to finish. But one series I never did see in it's entirety (because my family moved) was 'The Firebird'. This was an animated version of an old Russian fairy tale, and I have never been able to find any reference to it on the Web. Let alone discover if it's ever been available on video. Can anybody tell me whether this old cartoon is available for viewing anywhere? I would really like to find out how the darned thing ends.

Entry of Oct 25, 2004 at 22:49 [EST]
From: Anita Weiss - Anis2t@aol.com


Your Comment: Does anyone know if Sid McCoy is still alive and working anywhere? He was a disk jockey of a jazz radio show on WCFL in the 60's and 70's in Chicago? I would appreciate any information on where to find him or know anything about him. Anita Weiss

Entry of Oct 30, 2004 at 01:01 [EST]
From: Jerry - jayvax@aol.com


Your Comment: My God, what nostalgia this site brings back. Who could forget "Family Classics" with Frazier Thomas? My favorite was Lassie Come Home. Also, does anyone remember Romper Room? Prince Planet? Peter Potamus and So-So? More than anything though, I'm looking for Creature Feature videos. Great site!!

Entry of Nov 05, 2004 at 08:11 [EST]
From: EDDIE LOPEZ - eldiabloakaed@yahoo.com


Your Comment: IM GLAD I FOUND THIS WEBSITE ....THOSE SHOWS COULD NEVER BE REPLACED WITH ANYTHING ELSE THESE DAYS, PLEASE ME TELL THOSE SHOWS WILL BE ON SYNDICATION SOME DAY I WOULD TO SEE EM AGAIN, THEY BROUGHT BACK SOME VERY GOOD MEMORYS

Entry of Nov 20, 2004 at 13:18 [EST]
From: ROGER RENNER - rennertheman@yahoo.com


Your Comment: WHY CAN'T I ACCESS YOUR SITE?

Entry of Nov 21, 2004 at 10:33 [EST]
From: Norm Neihaus - nneihaus@hotmail.com


Your Comment: I love this site. It brings back great memories. Does anyone remember a scary Family Classics where a young boy meets a pirate? I can't remember the name of it and would love to trace down a copy if one exists. I loved the opening theme to Family Classics too. Is it from a piece of classical music? Also, I was at a filming of an episode of "Here's Geraldine" (or does it start with a "J"?) when I was about 5 or 6 (I'm 50 now- ouch). Thanks for this forum.

Entry of Nov 22, 2004 at 11:25 [EST]
From: steve g - sgoldsworthy@donerus.com


Your Comment: What a great site! Some random memories: First, someone asked about the theme song to jobberwocky Place. This may not be exact, but it's very close: " Iggle-hockey trobble-bockey that's a lot of Jobberwocky, just like eating crackers with a spoon and fork. Iggle-hockey trobble-bocky add a little jobberwocky, anyone who's anyone knows jobberwocky talk. If you wanna learn how to speak it, practice with all your might. Stand in front of a mirror, every morning every noon and almost ev-ry night." Does anyone remember Susan's show (with Mr. Pegasus the talking table), and Commander 5? Also, was Space Explorers the one that had Squeak and Scratch?

Entry of Nov 24, 2004 at 19:38 [EST]
From: Lisa - lisa@starways.net


Your Comment: What I would love to find are episodes of The Magic Door (the Jewish kids show that aired on Sunday mornings) or The Most Important Person. That was a little five minute thingie, sort of like Schoolhouse Rock, that aired just before shows. I remember seeing it every afternoon. The most important person in the world to you Is you, and you hardly even know you The most important person in the world to you Is you, come on, let's show you Lisa

Entry of Nov 26, 2004 at 11:41 [EST]
From: Linda Guinn - lindaguinn@hotmail.com


Your Comment: I have been searching for either a doll or the catoon movie of " Suzie Snowflake for my daughter for X-mas. She is 20 yrs old now and that's all she talks about is Suzie Snowflake, But I can't find anything out there. Could you help me? Thank You!

Entry of Nov 28, 2004 at 23:04 [EST]
From: Craig Schickel - craigs93@excite.com


Your Comment: As the son of former WGN news reporter Steve Schickel, I want to thank you for this site. I knew most of the old personalities from that era and this site brought back some fond memories. Ray Raynor, Bob Bell, Jack Brickhouse, Mr Ned... I have a related question... I have an original Cuddly Dudley in pretty good condition (his red tongue is missing). Does anyone know what he is worth? Please let me know. Thank you!

Entry of Nov 28, 2004 at 23:04 [EST]
From: Craig Schickel - craigs93@excite.com


Your Comment: As the son of former WGN news reporter Steve Schickel, I want to thank you for this site. I knew most of the old personalities from that era and this site brought back some fond memories. Ray Raynor, Bob Bell, Jack Brickhouse, Mr Ned... I have a related question... I have an original Cuddly Dudley in pretty good condition (his red tongue is missing). Does anyone know what he is worth? Please let me know. Thank you!

Entry of Nov 29, 2004 at 20:51 [EST]
From: Angela W - eastlesswater19@hotmail.com


Your Comment: I'm trying to find a cuddley duddley doll, he was from bozo the clown. If you have one or know anybody who has one PLEASE contact me at eastlesswater19@hotmail.com !!! thanks

Entry of Dec 04, 2004 at 00:47 [EST]
From: LeeAnn Brandenburg - leeraggedyann@yahoo.com


Your Comment: I am looking for the hardrock, coco and joe video and suzy snowflake for my kids to enjoy if anyone knows where I can find please email me I'd appreciate it . THANKS LeeAnn**********

Entry of Dec 06, 2004 at 00:32 [EST]
From: bob - qjNx9994kC99@yahoo.com


Your Comment: hardrock, coco & joe

Entry of Dec 12, 2004 at 21:04 [EST]
From: June - sewsewmomg@msn.com


Your Comment: Does anyone know where to get a black chalkboard approx.2x4 for a child of 7 and 8?

Entry of Dec 27, 2004 at 01:55 [EST]
From: Joe Christopher - Joe_c48166@hotmail.com


Your Comment: My dad, aunt, uncle, and 2nd cousin were all on the bozo show, sometime in the early 70's, it was in windsor, ontario. I was wondering if there was any way to retreive a tape of that, all i know was my uncle was butchy boy and his fly was unzipped, lol. and my 2nd cousin brenda was racing and fell on her face and started crying. If anyone has any information please email me at joe_c48166@hotmail.com. THANKS

Entry of Dec 29, 2004 at 06:01 [EST]
From: Royce Hurt - dayleeper004@yahoo.com


Your Comment: I am looking for ANY video / film / photos / anything from old Bozo Show / Garfield Goose / Family Classics / Ray Rayner. I lived in Chicago in early 70's "71 -'73 as a child and would love to get copies of any of these shows. I have 1 full Bozo Show from '82 before Bob Bell retired. Thanks for any help you can give me. Also looking for home movies / and any other memorabilia from Willow Springs IL '70 -'73 , old photos of town , newspapers scool year books ect. Email me at daysleeper004@yahoo.com

Entry of Jan 07, 2005 at 11:41 [EST]
From: Rich Stavenhagen - Stavenhagen@mail.lakeplacidcsd.net


Your Comment: I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the pictures of Frazier Thomas,Dirty Dragon,Ray Rayner,etc. I moved from St. Charles,Ill in 1976,and completely forgot about most of those charachters.It was creepy and surreal,as another commented,I would love to se any video of that stuff, and plan to visit the museum.Is it an actual place?

Entry of Jan 14, 2005 at 23:56 [EST]
From: Dianne Kuehn - kkeen456@aol.com


Your Comment: My husband and I really enjoyed it. Thank you for helping us relive some wonderful memories.

Entry of Jan 22, 2005 at 23:49 [EST]
From: Richard - rwtowry@comcast.net


Your Comment: Monster Rally! Was that on WFLD-32 in Chicago? I seem to remember each episode opening with a monologue that went something like, "Welcome to the Monstrous Movie", or something like that. And then this creepy, evil laughter. I can't find any info about it anywhere.

Entry of Jan 24, 2005 at 20:15 [EST]
From: Keeth E. Scales - Atsuchatime@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Hello, My name is Keeth. Truly as a child I'd enjoy all of those Golden years Of Bozo,Family Classic,Ray Rayner Show, Cartoon Town,Garfield Goose,and this is just to name a few. I have two children of my own. I truly would like to share those treasurable memories with them through the use of videos and dvds. So please tell me what can I do to purchase the Children TV Shows. Yours Truly Keeth E. Scales

Entry of Feb 25, 2005 at 23:05 [EST]
From: cindy - cferguson71@comcast.net


Your Comment: Does anyone know where I can purchase a Cuddley Dudley dog (once offered by the Chicago Tribune as a promotional item)? I always wanted one back in the 60's!

Entry of Mar 02, 2005 at 03:46 [EST]
From: KC - c1eaner@comcast.net


Your Comment: Hello everybody. Does anyone remember a sci fi movie that was broadcast on wfld, channel 32 where the basic plot was a computer that ran a house and could see everything that was going on and it basically terrorized the woman who was forced to take care of it and she finally became pregnant with it's baby. In the end she was able to kill the computer and she had the baby who came out covered in some kind of monster looking shell. The woman peeled the shell off to reveal a human baby undrneath. I'd love to know the name of that movie and what year it was broadcast as well as anything else you might know about it. Thanks. c1eaner@comcast.net

Entry of Mar 20, 2005 at 19:44 [EST]
From: gary beckefeld - danabeckefeld@sbaglobal.net


Your Comment: would love to know if any one cam lead me to purchase any garfield goose videos ,so my son can see them thanks and wonderful memories of them !!! they were the best of times . gary beckefeld my e mail is danabeckefeld@sbcglobal.net

Entry of Mar 20, 2005 at 19:45 [EST]
From: gary beckefeld - danabeckefeld@sbaglobal.net


Your Comment: would love to know if any one cam lead me to purchase any garfield goose videos ,so my son can see them thanks and wonderful memories of them !!! they were the best of times . gary beckefeld my e mail is danabeckefeld@sbcglobal.net

Entry of Mar 27, 2005 at 01:55 [EST]
From: Randy - randyre@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Having grown up in the Chicago area (and moving away in 1972) this site brought back some great memories! Some faces I hadn't seen in MANY years in these photos. I get back to Chicago about every year or so, so will have to check out the Broadcast Museum next time. I remember being on Bozo on New Year's Day (1968 probably) and being chosen (while waiting in the long line) before the show to be a contestant in one of the games (not the Grand Prize Game, but another one later in the hour). I remember being surprised how the set looked so different in "real life" than compared to what we saw on TV. Regarding Garfield Goose, I was lucky to once have a GG puppet -- which unfortunately was destroyed after a bad flood in our basement one year. :( Thanks for a great website -- I stumbled on it while doing 'research' on Clutch Cargo!

Entry of Apr 07, 2005 at 12:30 [EST]
From: Lynn Stoppelman - LynnBstop@gmail.com


Your Comment: One cannot forget the wonderful Burr Tillstrom and his partner Fran whose puppets Kookla and Ollie were so lovable. Winky Dink, Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob, Sky King, Miss Frances and Ding Dong School, plus the Lone Ranger and Tonto are mingled with my childhood memories of trips to KiddieLand on Chicago's North Side. To be able to recall each of these shows and their characters so vividly in middle age illustrates their enormous impact on our generation. Those were the days when television gave each child access to a friendly adult conferring undivided, positive attention. That, was magical. Lynn Stoppelman

Entry of Apr 14, 2005 at 23:13 [EST]
From: Julie Morelli - JulieMorelli25@Hotmail.com


Your Comment: Where can I get a copy of any Mulqueen's Kiddie-A-Go-Go? or The Best of Chicago TV? These tapes are near impossible to find.

Entry of Apr 18, 2005 at 22:10 [EST]
From: Marg - mjmhewer@sympatico.ca


Your Comment: Back in the 60's on the Ray Rayner Children's Morning show out of Chicago, there was a segment called "Cuddly Dudley" - (Cuddly Dudley was a stuffed dog character,which Ray Rayner would visit regularly on his show.) With each Cuddly Dudley segment, there was this little "theme" song: The lyrics began: "We're off to Cuddly Dudley's house, he's cute as he can be... etc." These lyrics were sung to another song, and I've been searching forever to find that tune, or song, or the composer!! As a little child in the 60's my mother played that little ditty on the piano. She is no longer with us, but it would sure do my soul good to hear that little tune again! I do have a sound sample of the song that I can forward to anyone. Everyone who hears it,seems to say it's familiar, but no one can name it as of yet. Any help would sure be appreciated! Blessings to all!

Entry of Apr 27, 2005 at 13:01 [EST]
From: SueB - northstar_rei@yahoo.com


Your Comment: I just watched a movie called Lost Angel starring Nicholas Celozzi. Was he the kid that was in the Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet commercials back in the 70s? You know, the paperboy who always got a pie in the face...Thanks

Entry of May 12, 2005 at 17:15 [EST]
From: Jennifer - jenn3@verizon.net


Your Comment: I am looking for a Cuddly Dudley dog from the Ray Rayner show. If anyone has one and is interested in selling it, please email me. Thanks.

Entry of May 31, 2005 at 16:09 [EST]
From: Ingrid Grins - ingridgrins@yahoo.com


Your Comment: Found something very interesting from this origination point. I think that previous owners weren't online before....many of those famous people that have disappeared along with their shows that the electronic web doesnt function well under a spider's web.... it only needs to be kept clean, without old dust etc. garfield and thomas and macintosh and ray are very much alive in a sense ... there is a lot that needs to be redone and rebuilt and simply cleaned up...

Entry of Jun 28, 2005 at 15:28 [EST]
From: Bob Kessler - bobkessler1@yahoo.com


Your Comment: Frazier Thomas, Garfield Goose, Cinnamon Bear, the Root Beer River, and Captain Video and the Video Rangers, all helped make Chicago the better place that it is today. Thank you Chicago, all of you.

Entry of Jul 19, 2005 at 20:26 [EST]
From: William Alley - willieman3@comcast.net


Your Comment: 1960's B & W TV, cartoon. What about Dudely DoRight of the R.C.M.P. who looked after Sweet Nel. She was in the hands of Snidely Whiplash. The horse & Dog of Dudely had names plus The Captian had a name but ? I need information and HELP.

Entry of Aug 05, 2005 at 17:16 [EST]
From: Roger Nissen - rnissen@northwestcardio.mpowermail.com


Your Comment: I remember three shows from long ago: Andy's Gang with Frogie the Gremlin, Adventure time with Chuck Bill and the " little feather merchants" and Susan's show on CBS which starred a cute 12 year old girl who all the guys liked. Her name was Susan Heinkel and she would be at least 60 years old now. All of us had a hugh crush on her at the time. Does anybody know what happened to her?

Entry of Sep 08, 2005 at 00:50 [EST]
From: greg woock - greg@woock.com


Your Comment: I am looking for a cuddley duddely doll from the old ray raynor show. My wife has been dying to find one and I am not been able to locate one. If you have one I am interested! Thanks- Greg

Entry of Sep 08, 2005 at 01:17 [EST]
From: Angela Earley - raearley2@comcast.com


Your Comment: I am looking for the stuffed animal called cuddly duddly, I would appreciate if someone could tell me where I might bet able to get one. Thank You, Angela Earley

Entry of Oct 28, 2005 at 09:31 [EST]
From: Chris - chris@miksanek.com


Your Comment: Many people have asked where to find a Cuddley Dudley / Cuddly Dudley / Cuddly Dudley. I suggest you check eBay. You can add favorite searches and eBay will email you when specific items that match that search are listed.

Entry of Nov 08, 2005 at 19:09 [EST]
From: Jim Barri (Jimdandy) - jpfb2004@yahoo.com


Your Comment: Wow, I can't say enough about how much fun it's been to read everyone's comments and be reminded about TV memories. I've seen some archived questions about Jabberwocky Place which reminded me of an episode where Terry (the host)--who always wore a sweater with the letter "J" on the front--couldn't find the letter! It would appear in front of him in the air (I think that's when I began to catch on about SFX), but would disappear when he tried to grab it. Turns out he had his sweater on backwards. OK, maybe not high comedy, but pretty neat for a 4/5 year-old. What brought me to this site is a question about Garfield Goose. I've been trying to find out the name of cartoon serial that ran one time: It's about a prince who meets the love of his life, a girl named Marilinda (or Marylinda, or Merilinda; I'm not even sure how they met--I seem to remember that one of them had been turned into an animal, and the other broke the spell). Anyway, they meet each other, and fall in love. Now an evil wizard turns her into a gold statue, and this curse can only be broken when the wizard is killed--and he cn only be killed by a gold needle. The wizard, of course, flees, and most of the chapters consist of the prince chasing the wizard. In the final episode, he traps the wizard, who turns into a raven and flies off; but the prince attaches the gold needle to an arrow, and shoots him out of the sky. End of curse, and prince and M. live happily ever after. Does anyone remember this one? I thought it was in the series, "Grimm's Fairy Tales," but I've never seen it in any books of their work. I think it was aa European cartoon, as the name Marilinda doesn't seem like an American name (Plus, there was once also a cartoon about an evil Roman emperor who was referred to as "Cesar," which is a French or Spanish pronunciation of "Caesar",who was spun out of the Forum by a whirlwind created by all the pillars swaying and chanting, "Goodbye Cesar, Goodbye Cesar . . ."). I've looked for names like The Frog Prince, The frog Princess, the Enchanted Princess, all with no luck. Can anyone help? I'd greatly appreciate it. On another tack, does anyone remember The Susan Show? I forget what channel had her. It was primarily a vehicle for Popeye cartoons; she would start a given cartoon by moving this big lever side to side. I remember that once she also sang the song, "I'm Hans Christian Andersen" . . . Anyway, that's enough babbling for now. If I can be of any help to anyone out there, please feel free to ask. Again, thanks for the website, and the chance to share old memories. JimDandy

Entry of Dec 05, 2005 at 01:43 [EST]
From: Marianne Ventura - foxy999@earthlink.net


Your Comment: Hello...what a wonderful site! I am a little confused though, but I may have to read more. I am searching for any dvd's made or tapes VCR..of Inner Sanctum, Shock Theatre with Marvin and the movies shown on there, Kookla, Fran and Ollie, Frazier Thomas, Clutch Cargo, etc. Where can we get all of our programs? My grandson is five yrs old..and he loves the old cartoons that they still show on tv...popeye, felix, etc; I know he would love our programs that we watched years ago. Can u tell me where any of them are available? Thank you, Marianne...From the Old Chicago Avenue and Taylor Street area of Chicago

Entry of Dec 10, 2005 at 06:13 [EST]
From: patricia swaim - wecantgo@earthlink.net


Your Comment: Where can I find a copy of Hardrock, cocoa and Joe on video or dvd?? My children would LOVE to see this

Entry of Dec 13, 2005 at 22:09 [EST]
From: Chris Miksanek - chris@miksanek.com


Your Comment: Many have asked about Hardrock, Coco and Joe. One of the furniture companies in Chicago (Walter E. Smithe) was giving away free DVDs of the classic short. Also note, the aforementioned DVD as well as other Chicago treasures are often found on eBay. Set up a search so you are notified when new items are added. As of today, anyway, you play streaming video of the Christmas classics at: http://wgntv.trb.com/ And this from WGN’s website: WGN TV CLASSICS” SPECIAL FEATURING HISTORIC FOOTAGE WGN-TV will air "Bozo, Gar and Ray: WGN TV Classics" on Saturday, December 24 from 7-9pm (repeat on Christmas day from 2-4pm). The two-hour special, hosted by WGN-TV Entertainment Reporter Dean Richards, will take a look back at three of Chicago's most beloved and popular children's shows ever broadcast on WGN-TV: "Bozo's Circus" (40 years on WGN; the most successful locally produced children's TV show in the history of the medium), "Garfield Goose and Friends" (a wildly popular puppet show that ran for decades) and "Ray Rayner and His Friends" (a long running morning TV wake up show with cartoons, music and fun). The classic TV trilogy starred Chicago television legends Bob Bell, Frazier Thomas, Ray Rayner, Roy Brown, and Ned Locke among others. The 1950s holiday favorites "Hardrock, Coco and Joe," "Suzy Snowflake" and "Frosty the Snowman" will be featured as well as history on each show. Nostalgic classic clips from each of the shows will be shown including favorites such as: The Grand Prize Game A song-and-dance number with Bozo, Oliver and Sandy A montage of classic guest circus acts Bozo's brush with celebrities Live TV bloopers not seen since they first aired in the 1970s Viewers' most requested "Bozo's Circus" sketch Never-before-seen backstage exchange between Bozo and Cooky Gar & Rom scoring tickets for the 1959 White Sox World Series Gar's latest invention Cuddly Dudley Chelveston the Duck Ray singing "White Christmas" The program's executive producer, George Pappas, developed and conceived the special in response to an overwhelming number of requests from viewers for the old classics. Producers include Dean Richards and Jeff Hoover. Garfield Goose® is a registered trademark of WGN Television. Bozo the Clown ® & © Copyright Larry Harmon Pictures Corporation, All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2005, WGN-TV

Entry of Dec 26, 2005 at 13:58 [EST]
From: Deborah, forever a Navy Brat - chicbeak@netnitco.net


Your Comment: The Bozo, Gar and Ray show was everything I hoped it would be! Very nicely done! It brought back so many memories of my childhood, thanks for making my Christmas whole again......

Entry of Dec 31, 2005 at 10:55 [EST]
From: Chris -


Your Comment: Agree. The holiday special was very well done.

Entry of Jan 14, 2006 at 17:28 [EST]
From: Bill Verzal - bill_verzal@yahoo.com


Your Comment: What "First Metropolitan Builders" 252-1155 or 282-8600 (complete with the overdub when they changed their phone number, but left the video in place)

Entry of Feb 15, 2006 at 13:00 [EST]
From: M.Folker - praxistens@comcast.net


Your Comment: Is the Bozo "cram-it" controversy an urban legend? One day back in the early 60s rumor circulated on the schoolgrounds that some little boy had delivered to Bozo the Clown the surly ultimatum to "Cram it, Boz'!" However, contrary to the TV Confidential tale, it wasn't Boston but Chicago where the exchange betw. a little game contestant & the star of the show took place. The Chicago Bozo program had the "Grand Prize Game." The little boy supposedly missed the bucket while tossing his ping-pong ball & uttered one of the future "seven dirty words," to which Bozo cautioned, "Little boy, we don't talk like that here," or words to that effect, to which little boy responded with his squirm-worthy invitation. The story rumbled thru the tabloid grapevine & remained an object of conjecture for several days. Those were the days before cable & satellite TV: it may even have preceded TelStar. I knew of no one that saw the program: people just heard about it. Strange that the TV Confidential column doesn't give a date.

Entry of Feb 19, 2006 at 01:38 [EST]
From: Jeniffer - jefstake2006@homtail.com


Your Comment: A great site where one can enjoy the thought of a great mind long departed. Cheers for the good work!

Entry of Mar 14, 2006 at 15:02 [EST]
From: Heidi - hss574@comcast.net


Your Comment: Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the Chicago Tribune tv commercial where if you subscribed you would receive a free Cuddley Dudley dog? It's the one with a little girl (age 3-4) hugging the dog and "How much is that doggy in the window" music plays in the background? It aired in the early 1960's (1964?) Thanks!

Entry of Jul 02, 2006 at 14:12 [EST]
From: Joe Destruction - joe_destruction@yahoo.com


Your Comment: While I see the site hasn't been touched in awhile it is my first time checking it out from a link from Jeff Roteman's WLS page which is: http://user.pa.net/~ejjeff/jeffwls1.html Most of your links are dead but this is an interesting site nonetheless, good to see some of these things and hear those classic jingles again. The CB ads from the Sun Times are funny to see also, I was a big CB geek in the late 70's and 80's. Keep up the good work, hope you can add more, it would be nice to see more about Steve Dahl and Disco Demolition as well.

Entry of Jul 04, 2006 at 12:40 [EST]
From: Rick Welker - rickwelker@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Thanks for the great memories of my youth.

Entry of Aug 11, 2006 at 18:56 [EST]
From: D. Crosslin - dcrosslin@hotmail.com


Your Comment: Hello... one of my best childhood memories of Garfield Goose and Frazier Thomas was the story of "Timothy and the Ordeal of the Seven Kettles" and a firebird.

Entry of Aug 23, 2006 at 00:49 [EST]
From: SHARON GREEN - SHARONMLEKO-GREEN@SBCGLOBAL.NET


Your Comment: i was on kiddie a go go for 2and a half to 3 years i want to see old videos of my self where can i go to ?

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