Captain Kangaroo Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Who was Captain Kangaroo?
A: Captain Kangaroo was an American children's television series that aired weekday mornings.
On what TV network did the show appear?
For how long was it on the air?
A: For nearly 30 years, from October 3, 1955 until December 8, 1984.
In 1986, the American Program Service integrated some newly
produced segments into what?
A: Reruns of past episodes.
They distributed the newer version of the series until what
Who conceived the show?
A: Bob Keeshan.
Who played the title character?
A: Bob Keeshan.
What did Keeshan base the show on?
A: "the warm relationship between grandparents and children."
Keeshan had portrayed what original character on The Howdy
Doody Show when it aired on NBC?
A: Clarabell the Clown.
Captain Kangaroo had a loose structure, built around life
in the what?
A: "Treasure House" (later known as "The Captain's Place").
What did the Captain do in the Treasure House?
A: He would tell stories, meet guests, and indulge in silly stunts with regular characters, both humans and puppets.
Where did the name Captian Kangaroo come from?
A: The name "kangaroo" came from the big pockets in his coat.
The show was telecast live to the East Coast and the
Midwest for its first how many years?
The show was in black-and-white until what year?
The May 17, 1971 episode saw what two major changes on the
A: The Treasure House was renovated and renamed "The Captain's Place" and the Captain replaced his navy blue coat with a red coat.
In September 1981, what did CBS do to the show?
A: It shortened the hour-long show to a half-hour.
They briefly retitled it what?
A: Wake Up with the Captain.
The show would generally begin with the Captain would
unlocking and opening the doors of what?
A: The Treasure House.
Then he would put the Treasure House keys on a what?
A: Nail, and the music would stop.
Sometimes the Captain could not get the keys to stay on the
nail, and when they fell off what would happen?
A: The theme music would begin playing again.
A cartoon starring a funnel-capped shape-shifting boy named
what, was part of the show in the 1950s and 1960s
A: Tom Terrific.
Tom had a sidekick named what?
A: Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog.
Who was Tom's nemesis?
A: Crabby Appleton.
Another cartoon included was Lariat Sam, which was
developed by whom?
A: Veteran game show announcer Gene Wood, then a show staffer.
Appearing in the 1970s was The Most Important Person, a
short series of five-minute segments on what?
A: The importance of life.
There was also a cartoon series called The Toothbrush
Family, based on a what?
A: An extended family of hygiene utensils.
They would embark on adventures based where?
A: In the bathroom, like water skiing in the tub, or rescuing friends caught in the drain.
Beginning in 1974 and continuing through the decade, the
show would open with different people doing what?
A: Wishing the Captain "good morning".
When was the show canceled by CBS?
A: At the end of 1984.