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The show was conceived by Bob Keeshan, who also played the title character "Captain Kangaroo", and who based the show on "the warm relationship between grandparents and children". Keeshan had portrayed the original Clarabell the Clown on NBC 's The Howdy Doody Show, the first kids’ television program, during its early years.Who wrote the theme song for Captain Kangaroo?
In 1974, a new theme song titled "Good Morning, Captain" was composed for Captain Kangaroo, written by Robert L. Brush. As the new theme used similar melodic elements from the original theme, Edward G. White's name was added to the song credits.Who played Captain Kangaroo on last stage manager standing?
The late Bob Keeshan played Captain Kangaroo on the popular children's program from 1955 to 1985. According to "Last Stage Manager Standing" by longtime CBS stage manager Daniel B. Morgan, Keeshan, before going on stage, used to flash his sidekick, Hugh "Lumpy" Brannun, aka Mr. Green Jeans.Is Captain Kangaroo lewd behind the scenes?
Now kiddie icon Captain Kangaroo is in the crosshairs. A new book describes his lewd behavior behind the scenes with his sidekick, Mr. Green Jeans.