For Really Old Dopers Only

Is anyone here old enough to answer these questions about Howdy Doody without looking up the answers?

  1. Who’s the funniest clown you know?

  2. Chief Thunder _____________

  3. Princess Summer ________ ________ _______ ________

  4. What kind of water did the clown spray on people?

  5. How did the clown communicate?

  6. the ___________ gallery

  7. What was "rich, rich, rich with flavor, “smooth, smooth, smooth as silk” and had “more food energy than fresh, whole milk”?

  8. __________ T. Bluster

  9. Dilly ___________

  10. ___________ Bob Smith

  11. How could you recognize Wonder bread?
    BTW, it was on this particular program in the early 1950’s that they had a guest that came on to tell about a new show that was going to be on in the mornings. The man’s name was Dave Garroway and the name of the new show was going to be Today. I was really excited because until that program came on, our television programing didn’t start until 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. (We got only one channel at the time and that was NBC.)

I was prompted to write this post when a couple of wiseguys over in the pit commented on the stupidity of a certain poster and how he must be an old guy or a grandfather (gasp!)

(They’d better be nice to me. My seventeen year old granddaughter is quite a babe…)

Damn! Am I that old?

“Say, gang! What TIME is it?”

It’s Howdy Doody time!
It’s Howdy Doody time!
It’s Howdy Doody time!
It’s Howdy Doody time!

And let’s not even get into the whole “Heidi Doody” thing…

Apparently, yes you are. :smiley:

By the red, white, and blue balloons on the package.

You left out

Flub _ ___

This is a bad indicator because I grew up watching reruns of Howdy Doody in the 1980s.

Oh, Sam! You have made my day! And you even knew about Royal pudding. I thought that would be the real test.

AskNott filled in the missing one.

I had forgotten about Heidi. Wasn’t she Howdy’s sister? Did she have braids?

How could I have forgotten Flub-a-Dub!

Howdy was the first thing that I saw when we got our first TV and turned it on one afternoon in the spring of 1951, I think. It seems to be that for a while Gabby Hayes used to come on before Howdy and shoot Quaker Puffed Wheat out of a cannon.

Cisco, I had no idea there were reruns of Howdy Doody or that any of the shows had been preserved. Wow! Now if someone could just find my blankie…

You had a TV in your house in those days? NO FAIR! Being among the culturally deprived, I had to settle for books. I couldn’t answer a single one of those Howdy Doody questions. Maybe that’s because I never watched Howdy Doody.

Oh poor me. :o

  1. Who’s the funniest clown you know? Krusty, of course!

  2. Chief Thunder ummm…Thighs?

  3. Princess Summer Lovin’hadmeablast?

  4. How did the clown communicate? Mime Language?

  5. What was "rich, rich, rich with flavor, “smooth, smooth, smooth as silk” and had “more food energy than fresh, whole milk”? Repetitive Bars?

  6. Dilly**, yo?**

  7. Mister Bob Smith?

Ahhh, what the hell do I know…I grew up on Wonderama and Zoom…

“We’re gonna zoom-a-zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom…” Hell, I think I was watching that in my thirties.

John Carter, No Howdy Doody? No Miss Frances and Ding Dong School? You…you…spring chicken!!!

How about Winky Dink? Am I getting closer?

We had a 17’ Motorola. As far as I know, it was the first one in town (population 2001). People used to come over and just look at it even when the sound wasn’t working and there was a lot of “snow” and “ghosts.” When a train came through town, the picture really went haywire.

A few years back – the week the Titans played in the Superbowl – we bought a 61" screen. My Winky Dink plastic drawing screen doesn’t fit anymore though.

I misremembered the bread bag line. It’s “red, yellow, and blue balloons.”

FLUB-A-DUB :dubious: :eek:

While I did watch Howdy Doody, my favorite was probably Miss Frances’ Ding Dong School. I had the Miss Frances Book of Manners (boy, could children today stand to have that book …), full of pictures of men wearing hats, btw. :stuck_out_tongue: And don’t forget that in 1955, CBS brought us Captain Kangaroo at 8 AM, along with Grandfather Clock, Mr. Green Jeans, Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose, and the Tom Terrific cartoons. I’ll never forget the Captain reading “Make Way for Ducklings,” and “Blueberries for Sal.” Miss Frances just passed away a few years ago; she was in her 90s!


We had a 17’ Motorola. QUOTE]
Wow. Talk about BIG SCREEN TV!!

I was able to answer half of them, so I guess I’m just old instead of really old. OR, I just have a good memmory of hearing my very, very, very, much older sister talk about Howdy Doody. :slight_smile:

I was actually in the Peanut Gallery. They filmed, I think, in Cherry Hill NJ (I was four so I could be remebering wrong–maybe we had Cherry Vanilla ie cream that day) and I was near-hysterical to be making my TV debut. Don’t remember a goddamned thing.

Yeah, that happens when you get really really old.

Beautiful! It was Chief Thunder Cloud, wasn’t it?

But you forgot the most important question:

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?