Re: Other local Philadelphia kid shows of the past
- --- In Gene_Londons_Cartoon_Corners@yahoogroups.com, "tim"
>ok, I've checked, it was called clyde crashcup he was an inventor,tall, dark hair, little mustache, he had an unusual little voice. It
was part of the original "alvin show" (chipmunks)the experiments
would always go wrong and the little one was named leonardo.
> Hi Bern,one
> WOW! I remember them, they wore lab coats I think and I get them
> mixed up with the dog that wore glasses with the little red haired
> kid. I wonder if they were a spin off of that show?
> Thanks for bringing that memory up too!
> --- In Gene_Londons_Cartoon_Corners@yahoogroups.com, Bern Wag
> <wagbern@> wrote:
> > I was fascinated by the cartoon of the tall and short scientists
> who would draw things and whatever they drew became real. I think
> of them was named Leonardo (the short one). Leonardo never talked,young
> but whispered in the ear of the tall one. The wore lab coats and
> that's all I can remember but I was completely fascinated as a
> > Bern
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: ahickman1955 <ahickman@>
> > To: Gene_Londons_Cartoon_Corners@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Sunday, March 2, 2008 2:06:17 PM
> > Subject: [Gene_Londons_Cartoon_Corners] Re: Other local
> Philadelphia kid shows of the past
> > Don't forget Wee Willie Webber on WFIL and WPHL.
> > There was also Gerry Wheeler aka LORNEZO THE CLOWN, whose show
> > taped at the old KYW studios at 1619 Walnut Street..Trust
> > They showed some old Candy Apple News, and some Gene London and
> > Pixanne last year on NBC10, when they were filling space while
> > waiting for that iVillage show to start from NBC at Noon.
> > I got to jump up on the General store counter and catch the box
> > Dick tRacy on it, and my brother had an egg laid on his head.
> > me, these are milestone memories for me.recnt
> > I saw Gene a few years ago when he was at the PHILADELPHIA FILM
> > FESTIVAL, and he was still gene and it was great. WHYY did a
> > show about Children's TV show hosts, and it was absolutelyamazing
> > when Gene was featured, and he launched into one of his tales,and
> > wasn't just a sound bite, but a complete story, with all the
> > and inflcetions necessary, and it was wonderful.here
> > Gene, this is a GREAT group, and I am looking forward to being
> > often.______________________________________________________________________
> > > Do you remember these other local Philadelphia kid shows of the
> > past besides Gene London?:
> > >
> > > KYW 3:
> > > Bertie the Bunyip
> > >
> > > WFIL/WPVI 6:
> > > Happy the Clown
> > > Sally Starr
> > > Chief Halftown
> > > Captain Noah and His Magical Ark
> > >
> > > WCAU 10:
> > > Willie the Worm
> > > Pixanne
> > > Candy Apple News
> > >
> > > WTXF 29:
> > > Mini-Fax/Mini- Manners
> > >
> > > WKBS 48:
> > > Captain Philadelphia
> > >
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> > >
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- Mentioning gerbils in the same breath as Philadelphia television
brings back memories about Philly TV that I'd rather not mention
here!!! ;-) ;-)
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--- In Gene_Londons_Cartoon_Corners@yahoogroups.com, "bakerjohnp1958"
How about the gerbil races for prizes on 29, anybody remember that?
--- In Gene_Londons_Cartoon_Corners@yahoogroups.com, <purple_sky@> wrote:
I'm a little younger so I don't remember the converter, but In the
late 60's early 70's there were still really only the channels you
mentioned. unless you had a good antenna, then you could get 13 from
baltimore which was an Abc affiliate, or channel 8 and 11 which were
both Nbc stations, channel 2 was a cbs station. so mostly it was all
the same programming. I lived in Delaware so we were situated better
for picking up 13. Then all the stations signed off at varying times
after midnight. Remember all the bad reception? I once watched
Frankenstein meets the wolfman on DR. Shock's "mad" theater in the
middle of of snow storm and it was summer time!, but I loved being
able to get it all! What a sense of accomplishment, with tin foil on
the rabbit ears! Then we got the new antenna and wow! "bubbles"
Doreen was actally DR. Shock's youngest daughter, You know she must
have watched Gene london.
I liked Dr Shock a great deal -- and I really loved it when he'd bring
his granddaughter(s) on camera, they were positively adorable! What
tickled me to pieces was that they didn't seem to mind his terrifying
make-up at all, he was just their Grampa, and nothing else mattered.
Wee Willie and Rex Morgan stood in for Sally Starr very often. She
was absent from her own show a LOT . . .
> > >
I remember all the shows that have been mentioned here, but my fave
was always Gene London's Cartoon Corners. I wanted to live there!
> > LOL!
> > >
> > > Laura
> > >
PS: While looking at the list of shows, something tangentially
related came to mind: Remember when we got only about 4 channels
(NBC, ABC, CBS and the public education channel) on VHF, and having a
UHF converter was a big deal? I was thrilled to death when we were
able to get channels 17, 29 and 48!