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Romper Room and Friends 

Romper Room (original title)
Children's program that was often franchised rather than syndicated (meaning, local television stations could use their own hostesses in lieu of national hosts if they chose). A typical ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Sally Claster Gelbard Sally Claster Gelbard ...  Miss Sally 18 episodes, 1964-1981
Bruce Edward Hall Bruce Edward Hall ...  Kimble / ... 15 episodes, 1981-1994
Molly McCloskey Molly McCloskey ...  Miss Molly / ... 15 episodes, 1981-1994
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Children's program that was often franchised rather than syndicated (meaning, local television stations could use their own hostesses in lieu of national hosts if they chose). A typical program featured a group of six to 10 children, ages 4-6, in a variety of games, songs and rhymes and simple moral lessons as guided by the hostess and recurring characters. One of those recurring characters was Mr. Do Bee, an oversized bumblebee who helped teach the moral lessons ("Do Bee a good sport when you lose"). The end always featured the hostess using her "Magic Mirror" to help her greet the show's young audience ("I see Brian and Mindy; oh, there's Jill and Donald," etc.) Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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1953 (USA) See more »

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Romper Room and Friends See more »

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Due to the sheer number of episodes produced, coupled with the high cost of videotape in the early days, very few episodes of the show have survived. According to the book "TV Party", many of the "franchise" producers of the series would erase their tapes after only 24 hours in order to reuse the tapes for new shows. See more »

Alternate Versions

A long-running and almost identical Canadian version was produced as "Romper Room" (1970). See more »

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Wichita, KS
6 April 2013 | by MgarlettSee all my reviews

I was the last Romper Room teacher in Wichita, KS, hosting from 1977-1986. I too was a real teacher. In fact, I was a university teacher educator, helping would-be teachers become elementary educators, during the years I was Miss Marti. Under Ronald Reagan, all federal agencies were deregulated, including the FCC. Previously, the FCC required commercial TV stations (I was on an ABC affiliate, KAKE) to produce a certain number of weekly hours of educational children's programming. That requirement disappeared under federal deregulation, and so did children's shows like Romper Room and Captain Kangaroo (on CBS affiliates; his show was picked up by PBS, the only channel on which children's programming could still be found). The irony is that my ratings in my M-F morning time-slot were beating Phil Donohue, then very popular and programmed against me, but Romper Room was in the wrong demographic zone, children vs. adults who would spend money, even though it was always parents and grandparents who pointed me out to children when I was in public, i.e., adults were watching my program.

I wrote a paper on leadership in my Ph.D. program called "The Axing of Romper Room," for which I received an A+. I guess my passion showed/still shows through.


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