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Howdy Doody Time

What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time!

Howdy Doody Time

14 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 9 hours, 27 min)
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Howdy Doody

Children's Program (1948-1950s)

Howdy Doody TimeSay Kids, what time is it? It's Howdy Doody Time! Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery and join Buffalo Bob Smith in song and fun. This radio program was aired concurrently with Howdy's television show of the same name. Enjoy Flubadub talking about meatballs, Clarabell honking his horns, as well as appearances by Dilly Dally, Captain Windy Scuttlebutt, and Inspector John J. Fadoozle. So slip on your cowboy boots, place that smart looking beanie on your head, give it a twirl and get ready to listen to your favorite marionette!

For other great children's programs see the collections of Smilin' Ed's Buster Brown Gang, Children's Collection , Let's Pretend, Cinnamon Bear, Wormwood Forest, and Minnesota School of the Air.

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    Howdy Doody was actually more complicated. Bob Smith was the early morning DJ on WNBC in New York, when he was offered an additional Saturday morning slot hosting a game show for children. The show was called "Triple-B ranch," standing for "Big Brother Bob." Unfortunately no recordings of the show are known to exist. Smith created a country-bumpkin character called Elmer, who would appear for a brief routine of hayseed humor. Elmer would greet Smith with "Well Howdy Doody!" Kids coming to the show to participate in the games, or just be in the audience, were disappointed when Smith just spoke in a different voice as Elmer (this was radio, after all). They wanted to _see_ "Howdy Doody." So Smith stopped calling the character Elmer and called him Howdy Doody, since that was what the kids were calling him. And if the kids wanted to see Howdy Doody, he talked to the TV people about a puppet show. He went to the TV people on a Tuesday, and they said, "You're on Saturday." This was too soon to make a puppet, so while other puppets appeared, Howdy Doody was hiding in a desk drawer, too shy to come out, for the first two shows. So Howdy Doody started as part of a local radio show. Then a few years later, a Saturday morning Howdy Doody radio show was done on NBC, I think starting in 1951. It ran until September 1954, when Smith had a heart attack. The TV show continued until September 1960.

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    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 9 hours, 27 min
    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 9 hours, 27 min
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    1. 14 shows - total playtime 9 hours 27 minutes
    2. Fruit Gum Co Pow Wow Bring Back Howdy Doody (excerpt).mp3
    3. Howdy Doody 520809 Segment.mp3
    4. Howdy Doody 540000 The Kipper Factory.mp3
    5. Howdy Doody 5xxxxx Excerpts, Talkover.mp3
    6. Howdy Doody Presents Excerpts 1948-1960.mp3
    7. Howdy Doody Time 520301 You Belong To Me. Peanut Ga.mp3
    8. Howdy Doody Time 520503 Howdy Doody For President. D.mp3
    9. Howdy Doody Time 520628 Roll Out Barrel. Who Is.mp3
    10. Howdy Doody Time 520816 Anchors Away. Doodacrati.mp3
    11. Howdy Doody Time 530103 Beyond Blue Horizon. Hon.mp3
    12. Howdy Doody Time 531224 Jingle Bells. Third Year Sho.mp3
    13. Howdy Doody Time 540102 I See You. Howdy Doody.mp3
    14. Howdy Doody Time 540403 Alexanders Ragtime Band. Di.mp3
    15. Howdy Doody Time Theme.mp3
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    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 9 hours, 27 min
    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 9 hours, 27 min
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    1. 14 shows - total playtime 9 hours 27 minutes
    2. Fruit Gum Co Pow Wow Bring Back Howdy Doody (excerpt).mp3
    3. Howdy Doody 520809 Segment.mp3
    4. Howdy Doody 540000 The Kipper Factory.mp3
    5. Howdy Doody 5xxxxx Excerpts, Talkover.mp3
    6. Howdy Doody Presents Excerpts 1948-1960.mp3
    7. Howdy Doody Time 520301 You Belong To Me. Peanut Ga.mp3
    8. Howdy Doody Time 520503 Howdy Doody For President. D.mp3
    9. Howdy Doody Time 520628 Roll Out Barrel. Who Is.mp3
    10. Howdy Doody Time 520816 Anchors Away. Doodacrati.mp3
    11. Howdy Doody Time 530103 Beyond Blue Horizon. Hon.mp3
    12. Howdy Doody Time 531224 Jingle Bells. Third Year Sho.mp3
    13. Howdy Doody Time 540102 I See You. Howdy Doody.mp3
    14. Howdy Doody Time 540403 Alexanders Ragtime Band. Di.mp3
    15. Howdy Doody Time Theme.mp3
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    14 recordings on 11 Audio CDs. Total playtime 9 hours, 27 min
    14 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
    total playtime 9 hours, 27 min

    Howdy Doody Time Disc A001

    1. Fruit Gum Co Pow Wow Bring Back Howdy Doody (excerpt)
    2. Howdy Doody 5xxxxx Excerpts, Talkover
    3. Howdy Doody Presents Excerpts 1948-1960
    4. Howdy Doody Time Theme

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A002

    1. Howdy Doody Time 520301 You Belong To Me. Peanut Ga

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A003

    1. Howdy Doody Time 520503 Howdy Doody For President. D

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A004

    1. Howdy Doody Time 520628 Roll Out Barrel. Who Is

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A005

    1. Howdy Doody 520809 Segment

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A006

    1. Howdy Doody Time 520816 Anchors Away. Doodacrati

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A007

    1. Howdy Doody Time 530103 Beyond Blue Horizon. Hon

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A008

    1. Howdy Doody Time 531224 Jingle Bells. Third Year Sho

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A009

    1. Howdy Doody 540000 The Kipper Factory

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A010

    1. Howdy Doody Time 540102 I See You. Howdy Doody

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    Howdy Doody Time Disc A011

    1. Howdy Doody Time 540403 Alexanders Ragtime Band. Di

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