Howdy Doody Show Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
The Howdy Doody show had what kind of themes?
A: Circus and Western frontier themes.
Who created and produced the show?
A: E. Roger Muir.
It was a pioneer in what?
A: Children's television programming.
It was one of the first television series produced where?
A: At NBC in Rockefeller Center, in Studio 3A.
Howdy Doody was created by Bob Smith, who created him
during his days as a what?
A: A radio announcer on WNBC (AM).
At that time, Howdy Doody was only a what?
A: A voice Smith performed on the radio.
When Smith made an appearance on NBC's television program
Puppet Playhouse on December 27, 1947, the reception for the character was what?
A: Great enough to begin a demand for a visual character for television.
Frank Paris, a puppeteer whose puppets appeared on the
program, was asked to create a what?
A: A Howdy Doody puppet.
Bob Smith, the show's host, was dubbed what?
A: "Buffalo Bob" early in the show's.
What did Smith wear on the program?
A: He wore a cowboy outfit.
Smith had gotten his start as a what?
A: Singing radio personality.
Smith used what frequently in the program?
Cast members Lew Anderson and Robert "Nick" Nicholson were
A: Experienced jazz musicians.
By 1948, toymakers and department stores had been
approached with requests for what?
A: Howdy Doody dolls and similar items.
Macy's department store contacted Frank Paris, the creator
of the puppet, to ask about what?
A: Rights for a Howdy Doody doll.
While Paris had created the puppet, it was Bob Smith who
A: Owned the rights to the Howdy Doody character.
Howdy Doody is a freckle-faced boy marionette with how many
One freckle for each what?
A: State in the union, at the time.
The Howdy Doody show's various marionettes were created and
built by what puppeteers?
A: Velma Wayne Dawson, Scott Brinker (the show's prop man) and Rufus Rose throughout the show's run.
The redheaded Howdy marionette on the original show was
operated with how many strings?
A: 11, two heads, one mouth, one eye, two shoulders, one back, two hands and two knees.
How many strings were added when the show returned?
Where does the original Howdy Doody marionette now reside?
A: At the Detroit Institute of Arts.
There also were several human characters, most notably who?
A: The mute Clarabell the Clown.
The characters inhabited the fictional town of what?
Clarabell was first played by whom?
A: Bob Keeshan.
At the end of the final episode, telecast on September 24,
1960, Clarabell (then played by jazz musician Lew Anderson) broke his
series-long silence to say what final words of the final broadcast?
A: "Goodbye, kids."