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->''Countin' flowers on the wall\\
That don't bother me at all\\
Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one\\
Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' ''CaptainKangaroo''\\
Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do''
->--'''The Statler Brothers''', "Flowers on the Wall"

Bob Keeshan was the creator and host of this children's series, which ran weekday mornings on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1955 to 1984. The name "Captain Kangaroo" came from the large pockets in Keeshan's signature red jacket. After the show left CBS, it ran until 1990 on Creator/{{PBS}}.

Keeshan's supporting cast included Dennis the painter, played by Cosmo Allegretti, and Mr. Green Jeans, a farmer played by Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum. Allegretti also operated the puppets Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit. Other recurring characters included the Town Clown, the Dancing Bear and Fred from Channel One. The show also had animated segments, including ''WesternAnimation/TomTerrific'' and ''Lariat Sam'' from TerryToons, ''Crystal Tipps and Alistair'' from Creator/{{the BBC}}, and ''WesternAnimation/CBBears'' from Creator/HannaBarbera.

A syndicated revival of ''Captain Kangaroo'' was attempted in 1997, with bearded actor John [=McDonough=] in a blue jacket.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AnimatedCreditsOpening: Done with the "Good Morning, Captain" theme song, 197484.
* CrossOver: The Captain appeared on ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'', and Fred Rogers appeared on the Captain's show.
* TheDanza: Deborah Weems as Debbie.
* LongRunners
* TheOtherDarrin: John [=McDonough=] in the 1997 revival
* PortalPicture: ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings'', a series of British animated shorts featured on the show in the '70s.
* {{Revival}}
* RunningGag: Mr. Moose and the pingpong balls; Bunny Rabbit getting the carrots
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Weems again
* TheSpeechless: Bunny Rabbit, Dancing Bear
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->''Countin' flowers on the wall\\
That don't bother me at all\\
Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one\\
Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' ''CaptainKangaroo''\\
Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do''
->--'''The Statler Brothers''', "Flowers on the Wall"

Bob Keeshan was the creator and host of this children's series, which ran weekday mornings on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1955 to 1984. The name "Captain Kangaroo" came from the large pockets in Keeshan's signature red jacket. After the show left CBS, it ran until 1990 on Creator/{{PBS}}.

Keeshan's supporting cast included Dennis the painter, played by Cosmo Allegretti, and Mr. Green Jeans, a farmer played by Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum. Allegretti also operated the puppets Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit. Other recurring characters included the Town Clown, the Dancing Bear and Fred from Channel One. The show also had animated segments, including ''WesternAnimation/TomTerrific'' and ''Lariat Sam'' from TerryToons, ''Crystal Tipps and Alistair'' from Creator/{{the BBC}}, and ''WesternAnimation/CBBears'' from Creator/HannaBarbera.

A syndicated revival of ''Captain Kangaroo'' was attempted in 1997, with bearded actor John [=McDonough=] in a blue jacket.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AnimatedCreditsOpening: Done with the "Good Morning, Captain" theme song, 197484.
* CrossOver: The Captain appeared on ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'', and Fred Rogers appeared on the Captain's show.
* TheDanza: Deborah Weems as Debbie.
* LongRunners
* TheOtherDarrin: John [=McDonough=] in the 1997 revival
* PortalPicture: ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings'', a series of British animated shorts featured on the show in the '70s.
* {{Revival}}
* RunningGag: Mr. Moose and the pingpong balls; Bunny Rabbit getting the carrots
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Weems again
* TheSpeechless: Bunny Rabbit, Dancing Bear
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