Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Am I The Only One Who Sees A Resemblence?

When I took this picture of Panda earlier this week, there was something familiar about her look.  
It's took me a little while, but I finally hit on who she reminded me of...

...Dancing Bear from Captain Kangaroo!

The eyes, the nose, the expression! 

Captain Kangaroo was a TV favorite for me while growing up...

Mr. Green Jeans

The Moose! Bunny Rabbit! And the clock! I just remembered all of those when I searched for these pictures.
Guess the rain here finally got to me folks...

I can't believe I remember some of these characters.

Growing up in Canada I had another favorite called "Chez Helene" - I think that's what it was called with Miss Suzy the mouse - or am I imagining this?  No, because here it is, showed up on Google Search:

Canadian readers, do you remember this show?

"The Friendly Giant" - I can still hear the opening music and picture the giant setting up the little chairs for us to sit down on and listen to his stories.

Yep, too much rain makes you think a lot.

  What were some of your favorite shows to watch when you were young (er)?


Claudia said...

I remember all those shows. I like seeing Grandfather Clock! By the way, I lived in Detroit and we got Canadian television out of Windsor, Ontario, so I saw those childrens shows as well.


Sue said...

I LOVED Captain Kangaroo growing up. He was very popular with me and my sister. Thanks for the memories.

Take care,

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I remember Captain Kangaroo...but not the other characters. I also remember watching Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and the Trolley that took us away to the land of Make Believe-- King Friday, Lady Elaine Fairchild, X the Owl, Henrietta Cat, Daniel Striped Tiger.

I loved that show.
Your rain, my Heat!
...daydreaming here, Pat

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, how cute...the puppy especially! I liked to watch Yogi Bear and the Jetsons! I didn't miss Captain Kangaroo either!

Chatty Crone said...

I loved Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Bluejeans - and this brought back memories - but I don't see the resemblance! lol sandie

Leslie said...

Hi!!! I am so excited to be here with another Boston lover! Your pups are so cute.
I loved Captain Kangaroo too.. gosh I haven't thought about that show in years. Do you remember the Banana Splits, I loved that show too!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

that's funny about your dog!! i remember watching that TV show...and yrs later when my kids were little reading about how "good" it was for children!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

You know, dear Panda does have a bit of the same expression I think to the bear - but she is by far prettier.

I never saw Captain Kangeroo, but yes, I watched both Chez Helen, and The Friendly Giant. And The Friendly Giant was still making t.v. when my son was small. :)

I also remember Saturday mornings and watching The Lone Ranger, we loved it.
Thanks for these memories...long buried.
Wishing you sunshine soon!

Mr. Connor said...

Way tooooooo much rain. Those above at least had Tv's ! When WE finally got one ( black & white ) it was Howdy Doody and then the Westerns on Saturday afternoons. Everyone in the neighborhood on the living room floor.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Panda and Dancing Bear! Cracked me up! I loved Captain Kangaroo...I called him Captain Rooner! I grew up with that show...remember Suzy Snowflake? I always loved how Mr Moose got the Captain with ping pong balls, and Bunny Rabbit got the carrots...and even Grandfather Clock's whistling snore lol! Thanks for bring me back!

C. M. Designs said...

I remember all of those wonderful shows.. It's too bad there aren't shows like that now for little children.
Years ago, I bought a tall case clock and when I got it home I named it "Grandfather" after the one on Captain Kangaroo.
My daughter named our dog "Barkley" after the one on Sesame Street..
The cartoons were better then too than they are now..
What great years they were.. It sounds like most of your readers grew up in the same era.. I'm circa 1941. ;o) Blessings, Charlotte