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Folklore: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)

catspaw49 23 Dec 00 - 07:18 PM
Sourdough 23 Dec 00 - 07:04 PM
kendall 23 Dec 00 - 06:13 PM
Allan C. 23 Dec 00 - 06:09 PM
Rick Fielding 23 Dec 00 - 06:01 PM
annamill 23 Dec 00 - 05:35 PM
Uncle_DaveO 23 Dec 00 - 05:06 PM
Allan C. 23 Dec 00 - 04:58 PM
Peter T. 23 Dec 00 - 04:31 PM
Matt_R 23 Dec 00 - 03:54 PM
catspaw49 23 Dec 00 - 03:48 PM
kendall 23 Dec 00 - 03:34 PM
Allan C. 23 Dec 00 - 01:51 PM
Sourdough 23 Dec 00 - 01:07 PM
rube1 23 Dec 00 - 12:54 PM
Allan C. 23 Dec 00 - 11:58 AM
kendall 23 Dec 00 - 11:57 AM
kendall 23 Dec 00 - 11:54 AM
Allan C. 23 Dec 00 - 11:17 AM
annamill 23 Dec 00 - 11:15 AM
Rick Fielding 23 Dec 00 - 10:56 AM
RichM 23 Dec 00 - 07:50 AM
GUEST,Nathan Tompkins 23 Dec 00 - 01:18 AM
KT 23 Dec 00 - 01:16 AM
Matt_R 23 Dec 00 - 01:15 AM
KT 23 Dec 00 - 01:11 AM
Allan C. 23 Dec 00 - 01:09 AM
GUEST,Amergin in Idaho 23 Dec 00 - 01:07 AM
GUEST,Thom M.at work 23 Dec 00 - 01:06 AM
KT 23 Dec 00 - 01:03 AM
Matt_R 23 Dec 00 - 01:00 AM
KT 23 Dec 00 - 12:59 AM
Allan C. 23 Dec 00 - 12:58 AM
KT 23 Dec 00 - 12:58 AM
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GUEST,Bardford 22 Dec 00 - 11:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:18 PM

NEW THREAD IS HERE--CLICK


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Sourdough
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:04 PM

I had forgotten all about Cecil the Sea Sick Sea Serpent. I think growing up that I modeled my personlity on a combination of Cecil, Uncle Captain and Beanie.

Another undisputed influence on my life was the offer in Shredded Wheat in which Straight Arrow, "the Nabisco Indian", provided and introduction to wilderness lore and got me interested in becoming comfortable in the great outdoors.

. Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:13 PM

Ok, I'll let you up, the voice of Superman was (you wont believe this) Bud Collier.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:09 PM

Could someone with HTML capabilities please continue this thread. (Suggestion: rename it Nostalgia Thread or something and link it - this will make it easier to trace in the future.) Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:01 PM

Ya know, another Gene Autry sidekick was country singer Johnnie Bond.

Holy cow! Redrose Tea and boid pics! Me too. Now Peter, do you remember the offer for (cheap) binoculars?

I just had a sobering thought my friends.(sorry) We were all BLOODY LUCKY!

Another (less sobering) thought. Man, all these little doo-hickeys would be worth a ton of money these days (even unopened boxes of "Maypo"). Ah, well. My mother threw out my HUGE collection of comics (including almost a complete set of Classics Illustrated) when I moved out to be a hippie in Yorkville. Silly thing to do.

I mentioned to Peter once that it was rather disconcerting to me that when I recalled most of the "serious" books I'd read, I seemed to visualize the characters as being two dimensional, badly drawn, and in primary colours!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: annamill
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 05:35 PM

"I can't be a pan-handler, 'cause I have no pan to handle!" Zoom. One of my very favorite kid shows. My ex-husbands too. Maybe that should have forewarned me ;-)

Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 05:06 PM

Supposing the one-square inch Alaska property deeds were on the up and up at the time, and you've got one--or a bunch--today, you're probably out of luck if you wanted to claim it or them. Probably been seized for back taxes years ago! Bah, humbug!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 04:58 PM

Same way as the sea serpent, Matt. Spaw, sometimes I think Cecil was the basic equivalent of Sue.

I don't know about the voice of the radio Superman but here is where you can read about the mysterious circumstances of the death of the actor who portrayed the TV Superman.

http://www.jimnoltenterprises.com/um.htm


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 04:31 PM

I always had good luck, except for the time I sent away for the one-man submarine.

One of the loony things that connects Rick and I is the Oak Island Mystery!!! (see thread). I first heard about it on the side of a box of Shreddies, which had a treasure map inside!! I forced my mother to buy them, and she forced me to eat the Shreddies -- worst cereal ever invented. I used to eat a bowl and go off and be sick. My mother eventually took pity on me and threw the box out. But I still had the map, which was not a map, but a cut-away diagram, packed with information -- no idea where it came from. It was on my wall for years.

The nicest ones I ever remember (still Canadian) were bird pictures you could get with RedRose Tea (I think). You could send away for an album, which I did. The pictures were fine, and the information was well written. I drank a lot of tea and learned a lot about birds.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:54 PM

But do you pronounce it "sesle" or "seesul"?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:48 PM

Sourdough, thank you for those....What great stuff!!!

This is just a fun thread isn't it? Every poster seems to bring up some other piece of the past that triggers more and more. Like I said above though, its both a trip down memory lane and a chamber of horrors! I hadn't thought about my disappointment in never having bought the cap pistol I really wanted til this thread. Geez, its like a deep psychoanalysis.............

AND ......CECIL??? CECIL???.........gawd Allan I love it..............but are you ever gonna' take a beating from me on this one Allan, er,uh....CECIL!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:34 PM

Pat Butram on Green Acres was Mr. Haney. The original Lone Rangers voice was Brace Beemer. How about Superman? the voice, I mean..


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:51 PM

I have always admired the wonderful productions which came from WGBH. Now I know one of the reasons they were so good. Thank you, Sourdough for whatever part you had in it all. Oh, and thanks for letting me know that I wasn't the only one who knew about "Zoom".

Pat Butram's most famous role was one he portrayed on "Green Acres". Anyone remember the character's name?

At the age of four, I kicked my older brother in the head for stealing my spot in front of the speaker of the radio console just as "The Lone Ranger" was coming on. I felt totally justified. However, my parents didn't share my views and I had to listen to the show while standing in the corner. I guess I was too young to remember the actors' names.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Sourdough
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:07 PM

Rick, kat and Catspaw49, and you others. This is a wonderful thread. I too really loved that period of the late forties and fifties so growing up I was always on the lookout for reminders of that period. This thread has been stimulating, bringing up things I hadn't thought of in a while.

In the early 70s, I was working in Chicago in a television station there, producing a science special with lots of science stars like Nobel Award winners but my attention was on the next studio where Kukla Fran and Ollie were working! What a kick that was! I mean, snaggle-toothed Oliver O Dragon was right there!

A few years later, I got to work a little with Beverly Sills. Did you know that "Bubbles" Sills sang the Rinso White - Rinso Blue radio jingle.

"Rinso White - Rinso Blue
Happy Little Washday song"

Since I knew all of the radio jingles by heart, I certainly remembered that one. I never did work up the nerve to ask her to reprise her version of Rinso White although she graciously recorded Happy Birthday for my son.

Then there was Adele Greene, a lovely lady who had been on the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She was bright, dignified and lovely and had worked her way, deservedly, into a position of power and influence in that professional world that was important to me. However, I was much more excited to find out that she had been a child actress in "Let's Pretend".

Cream of Wheat is so good to eat
And we have it every day

She had been on the other side of the radio those Saturday mornings, a voice in the productions of Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella and all of those many enchanting stories.

Later on, I had a chance to go on an archaeological expediiton paid for by Clive Cussler. Clive had made a small (or perhaps not so small) fortune with his novel "Raise the Titanic" and was spending his money searching for what he called "Ships of History" that had gone to the bottom of the ocean. However, he hadn't started out as a novelist. He had been an advertising copywriter for many years before giving it up to write books. He had designed the campaign for a household cleaner, I think Ajax. The campaign was built around a knight in shining armor riding through the backyards of America, his long, glistening lance brightening up the lives and laundry of American housewives.

For some reason, he found this unfulfilling and decided to become a best selling author. He studied what were the best selling books of that time and proceeded to write according to the formula he thought he had uncoverd. It took him two or three before he clicked but now he had a franchise built around Dirk Pitt.

In the late sixties, I was working at WGBH, Boston when Chris Sarson, an import from England, sold management on a program to be designed and performed by kids. It was to be called "Zoom". My first wife was a photographer and Chris asked her to do the stills for the show. They became the Opening Titles. Over the next few years, as Zoomers came and went, she did their photos. Today., somewhere in Durango, CO is a great collection of Zoomer portraits.

A piece of Zoom trivia:

If you are familiar with PBS's Masterpiece Theater, you can hear the voice of Zoom's creator, Chris Sarson. He is the refined English voice that does the introductions. He also was the original producer of Masterpiece Theater.

. Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: rube1
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:54 PM

Nobody else collected the pictures of famous Indian chiefs on the backs of what probably was Kellogg's Frosted Flakes? (circa 1963) I never did get the whole set of 12. I kept getting duplicates of King Philip, Cornflower, Chief Joseph and Tecumseh. I ate a lot of cereal that year, but remained in one county in MD. First taste of failure. I wanted that complete set really bad. Still haven't taken off the pounds.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:58 AM

Pat Brady


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:57 AM

Pat Butram was Gene Autreys sidekick. So, who was the voice of the Lone Ranger on radio? Anyone under 40 will never get it.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:54 AM

William Conrad. Pat Butram was not the jeep driver...cant think of his name


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:17 AM

Anyone remember who was the voice of Matt Dillon on the radio show?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: annamill
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:15 AM

I thought Pat Butrum was Roy's sidekick. He drove nellybell, didn't he? I used to get Rudy Kazootie's cookies. I loved Rudy Kazootie!

Gads! What a thread!

Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 10:56 AM

Andy Devine was the "country rube" (with a 300 pound girlfriend) on the JACK BENNY radio show.

Thanks for the radio link Allan.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: RichM
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:50 AM

Jeez, this thread brings back some good memories...I had forgotten about the baking soda-powered subs!

And about Daisy Air Rifles: I got one for christmas when I was about 11...with strict rules about never pointing it at anyone, being responsible about using it, etc...

Later I found out my dad had stopped off at my aunt's place before coming home Xmas Eve, and he and several of my uncles proceded to shoot out all the light bulbs in the house....

Rich


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Nathan Tompkins
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:18 AM

We didn't get our first vcr til about '90.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:16 AM

Hey Matt! That's it!!! Cecil!!! Right Allan????


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:15 AM

BEANY AND CECIL!!!! My Mother LOVED that show when she was little! I have to tell you, when we bought our first VCR in 1986, what do you think the first video we ever watched was? That's right, Beany & Cecil!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:11 AM

Geriatric!!!!!!

Good on ya, Thom!!"Today is Tuesday....."


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:09 AM

When I posted the question there were still a few "really old" people on board. Because of that, I thought the answer would have been immediately forthcoming. Didn't mean for the thread to become about me. So since we now have 112 posts on this thread, let me finish it (in the hopes that someone will soon do a continuation) by telling you the name of the show: The Adventures of Beany and Cecil (the seasick sea-serpent).


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Amergin in Idaho
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:07 AM

Oh great, a whole thread dedicated to residents of geriatric centers.....

Amerginrunningandhiding


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Thom M.at work
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:06 AM

"Saddle your ponies here we go off to talent rodeo. Gather up Susie, Jack and Joe It's time for the talent round up." Fridays on the Mickey Mouse Club.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:03 AM

hhmmmm.....only sea faring cartoon characters I can think of are Popeye and his gang....no c's there......Guess I'll have to sleep on this one.......


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:00 AM

Ooops sorry Allan...thought it was you who made all those ping pong balls fall on my head...


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:59 AM

Clark???


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:58 AM

The hat was a sidekick to my character. We were seafaring folks.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:58 AM

Clem?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:52 AM

okay Allan..one more clue.....Wake up Spaw, and help me out here!!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:51 AM

Matt: ?

KT: The character and I share the same name but I came first. It wasn't always a cartoon.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:46 AM

You had to go say it, didn't you Allan! OUCH!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:46 AM

So yoiu were really named for this character?? How early was this cartoon???


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:44 AM

That would make for an interesting middle name, I guess.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:39 AM

Cat in the Hat????


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:32 AM

Hat


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:28 AM

Allan, give us another clue!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:22 AM

This is too funny! I have No idea what some of you are talking about but it's a delightful thread, anyway! Makes me smile to read "Hiya kids, hiya, hiya, hiya!!" Don't know where it comes from, but my brother always says it! Was that Froggy the Gremlin?

Okay Here's another fill in the blank. "Saddle your ponies, here we go..................."

And no one has mentioned Mr Green Jeans and Grandfather Clock yet!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:14 AM

I checked it out on IMDB...it was supposed to be out last year. I still never heard of it! I think I'm too old!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:07 AM

That's weird Allan...I never heard of it...


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:59 PM

Allan C.- Nope. The reference is a little more north. Although concurrent I think, with My Mother the Car, it was later than the Sky King radio and TV series. I don't know if the show was carried in the U.S. More clues later. Over and out,
Bardford


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:54 PM

"Zoom" was a popluar kids' TV show when you were growing up. It was a great variety show and many young guys had crushes on one of the hosts. There were no adults on screen during the show.

"We're gonna Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! Zoom-a, Zoom-a, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!"

Memorable lyrics, no?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:47 PM

While wandering around I found this Saddle Pals & Sidekicks site I think several people here might enjoy.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:35 PM

Rick, I'm not certain but I'm guessing the answer to your question is here. If that's wrong, at least you'll get to hear a great radio show.

I think Andy Devine replaced Smilin' Ed McConnel when Froggy the Gremlin moved from radio to TV but I don't think Devine did any of the radio programs.

"Plunk your magic twanger Froggy!"

"Hiya kids, hiya, hiya, hiya."

or

"Woof! Woof!"
"That's my dog Tige; he lives in a shoe.
I'm Buster Brown; look for me in there too."

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:34 PM

I might be able to tell you Allan...but I have NO IDEA what you're talking about!!!!


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