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Howdy Doody

What do you know about Howdy Doody? Try this Alan's FUN TV Trivia Quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE 1) It was a pioneer in children's programming and set the pattern for many similar shows.  The show began in 1947.  What year did the show end?

  1. 1955
  2. 1960
  3. 1965

2) Howdy Doody himself was a freckle-faced boy marionette, and was originally voiced by Buffalo Bob Smith. Who was NOT a puppet character on Howdy Doody?

  1. Dilly Dally
  2. Flub-a-Dub
  3. J. Cornelius Cobb

3) There also were several human characters, most notably the mute Clarabell the Clown, who communicated by honking horns on his belt and squirting seltzer. Who originally played Clarabell?

  1. Judy Taylor
  2. Ted Brown
  3. Bob Keeshan

4) In 1947, the show as an hour Saturday morning program. However, in 1948 it became a daily show Monday thru Friday. What was the time?

  1. 4:30 - 5:00 pm
  2. 5:00 - 5:30 pm
  3. 5:30 - 6:00 pm

5) What character on the show came up with "Kowabonga!"

  1. Buffalo Bob
  2. Clarabell
  3. Chief Thunderthud

6) A distinctive feature was its on-stage bleachers seating about 40 kids. Each show began with buffalo Bob asking, "Say kids, what time is it?" and the kids yelling in unison, "It's Howdy Doody Time!" It was thus one of the first television shows to make audience participation a major part. What was the bleacher area known as?

  1. the peanut gallery
  2. the rodeo benches
  3. the kids gallery

7) The characters from Howdy Doody live in what town?

  1. Pioneer Village
  2. Doodyville
  3. Cowboy Village

8) In the Canadian version, what Canadian actor appears on the show as Ranger Bill?

  1. James Doohan
  2. William Shatner
  3. Robert Goulet

9) The final episode aired on September 24, 1960, entitled "Clarabell's Big Surprise". What was his big surprise?

  1. He said, "Goodbye, kids"
  2. He cried and waved goodbye
  3. He ate a dish of ice cream

10) During the second season, episode 33, Buffalo Bob and Clarabell have to persuade Richie to destroy a photo of Clarabell without his makeup on. What was the TV series?

  1. Happy Days
  2. Star Trek Voyager
  3. The Nanny

Howdy Doody

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