When I was a kid (3rd, 4th grader) in south Georgia there was a kid’s TV show, one of those with a live studio audience of kids (akin to the ‘peanut gallery’ of the Howdy Doody show of a decade earlier), named “Circus Parade”.
They’d have silly contests like balloon stomping, etc, then segue into someone doing something like riding a unicycle across a tightrope, then go to a cartoon. (Most of us watched it for the cartoons, I think).
Mundane and Pointless: I’m trying to remember the name of the original host, I think he wore a ringmaster’s suit, introduced at the beginning, “and here’s your host, MISTER ____ !” Ned? Ted? Nick? Seems like it was a Mister FirstName sort of deal…
I remember quite clearly his replacement, who had the show for considerably longer, actually; his name was Doug Beard and was introduced as “Uncle Doug”. (No ringmaster’s suit for Uncle Doug, though, he did his stint in plain old suit jacket etc)
You’d think the combo of “Circus Parade” and “Doug Beard”, or “Circus Parade” and “Uncle Doug”, or “Doug Beard” and “Uncle Doug”, would nail me at least some info about the TV show, but I’m getting nothing.
Must’ve been a small regional audience. Undeserving of nostalgic web pages. Oh well.
I don’t suppose anyone in here recalls such a show?