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Howdy Doody

Howdy Doody


Howdy Doody was a children's show that ran from 1947 to 1960. When the show had first came out, it immediately became a huge hit.

The host of the show was Buffalo Bob. A feature of the show was a peanut-gallery, and on-stage bleachers, which held approximately 45 children. The character, Howdy Doody, was a red-haired, freckled-face marionette, who happened to be the star of the show. Other characters were Howdy's sister, Heidi Doody, Dilly Dally, Mr. Bluster, Flub-A-Dub, and Princess Summerfall Winterspring. Although, not all the characters were puppets. There were also many human characters, as well. They included Clarabel Clown, Chief Thunderthud, and later, Princess Summerfall Winterspring was eventually played by an actress. The characters live in the town of Doodyville.
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Cast
Alfie ScoppAlfie Scopp
As Clarabell
Bob KeeshanBob Keeshan
As Clarabelle (1952-1955)
Bob Smith (1)Bob Smith (1)
As Buffalo Bob Smith
Bobby Nicholson (1)Bobby Nicholson (1)
As Clarabelle (1947-1952)
Caryl McBainCaryl McBain
As Princess Haida
Dayton AllenDayton Allen
As Pieere The Chief
Drew ThompsonDrew Thompson
As Mendel Mantelpiece Mason
Frank ParrisFrank Parris
As Head Puppeteer/Puppet Maker
Lew AndersonLew Anderson
As Clarabelle (1955-1960)
Maxine Miller GerrardMaxine Miller Gerrard
As Princess Pan of the Forest

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Warning: Howdy Doody guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Variety
Genre: Children | Puppets
Status: Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: November 26, 1947
Ended: September 24, 1960
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