Howdy Doody was a puppet show that starred him, Howdy Doody, best friend Buffalo Bob and Clarabell the Clown. It was a long-running variety show for children that was very loved. It came ... See full summary »
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Bob Smith ...  Buffalo Bob Smith 1 episode, 1956
Maxine Miller Maxine Miller ...  Princess Pan of the Forest 1 episode, 1954
George 'Gabby' Hayes ...  Himself 1 episode, 1956
Alfie Scopp ...  Clarabell 1 episode, 1956
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Howdy Doody was a puppet show that starred him, Howdy Doody, best friend Buffalo Bob and Clarabell the Clown. It was a long-running variety show for children that was very loved. It came along just in time for all the Baby Boomers and became one of their fondest childhood memories.

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15 November 1954 (Canada) See more »

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This is NOT the US version...
31 October 2007 | by normfromga1See all my reviews

Several have made comments here that pertain to the US version, which is listed in the IMDb as "Puppet Playhouse," though I do not recall it ever being called that.

Its host, Robert Goulet, passed away this week, and according to "Buffalo Bob" Smith, before his passing 1998, they had remained good friends although their careers took different paths.

It is interesting to see that other stars sprung from the series, on both sides of the border.

The original Clarabell, the clown, on the US side was, of course, Bob Keeshan, who moved on to become the beloved, "Captain Kangaroo."

Upon Keeshan's passing a few years ago, the one remaining recognizable star from the franchise, is, of course, William Shatner.

He seemed to have made his television debut in this series, playing to the "peanut gallery," but soon became established as a "serious" actor from the "Golden Age" of live television in the 50's, through, of course, the Star Trek series, until his award-winning, though not-so-serious, performances on "Boston Legal," today.


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