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Mela
10-02-2008, 08:58 PM
I've just had to spell Massachusetts twice for something here at work and I can't do it without the song in my head:

M-A-double S-A-C-H-U-S-E-double T-S. That's Massachusetts

I also learned Mississippi:

M-
I-
S-S-
I-
S-S-
I-
P-P
I

another very important lesson learned from the Captain: How to say No.
N
O
Spells NO
I said that to a bus driver once at school; I forget what he asked me but I was very assertive in my SPELLS NO.

DeleyanLee
10-02-2008, 08:59 PM
The one thing I learned from the Captain was never to trust a moose with ping pong balls.

dobiwon
10-02-2008, 09:03 PM
I remember from long ago how to spell Mississippi:

M-
I-
crooked letter-crooked letter-
I-
crooked letter-crooked letter-
I-
humpback-humpback-
I

Amazing the silly things you remember that turn out to be useful :)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
10-02-2008, 09:05 PM
Especially if he had a sidekick named 'Bunny Rabbit'.

I love Captain Kangaroo! Ol' Boy, my daddy, Danny Kaye, and Bob Keeshan... my all-time favorite men.

Shadow_Ferret
10-02-2008, 09:06 PM
I remember from long ago how to spell Mississippi:

M-
I-
crooked letter-crooked letter-
I-
crooked letter-crooked letter-
I-
humpback-humpback-
I

Amazing the silly things you remember that turn out to be useful :)Yeah, we had a relative from there spell it like that and all us Yanks just sort of stared at her and nodded knowingly.

Mela
10-02-2008, 09:34 PM
You know, I can't remember anything from Capt. Kangaroo - other than the characters, Mr. GreenJeans, Bunny Rabbit, etc. - other than how to spell Massachusetts and Mississippi. I have a vague memory of a song played against a black screen with white-gloved hands - that's it!
And of course, how to say NO.

Shadow_Ferret
10-02-2008, 09:35 PM
I remember all the pingpong balls getting dropped on the Captain's head. Who did that. The moose?

Oh, and there was this weird squigly picture of this guy that talked and moved.

jannawrites
10-02-2008, 09:37 PM
I have no pressing memories of learned things from the Captain, but my five-year-old's kindergarten class watched one of his shows the second week of school. So he's still got it.

Shadow_Ferret
10-02-2008, 09:48 PM
Must have been a rerun because Bob Keeshan died in 2004.

Homewrecker
10-02-2008, 10:20 PM
You know, I can't remember anything from Capt. Kangaroo - other than the characters, Mr. GreenJeans, Bunny Rabbit, etc. - other than how to spell Massachusetts and Mississippi. I have a vague memory of a song played against a black screen with white-gloved hands - that's it!
And of course, how to say NO.

I have warm fuzzy feelings associated which the Captain. The only thing I really remember is Mr Moose & his ping pong balls, Grandfather Clock, and that super creepy looking Dancing Bear.

Cheers!

jannawrites
10-02-2008, 10:26 PM
Must have been a rerun because Bob Keeshan died in 2004.

Yeah, that's what I meant. I was thinking how cool it is that his episodes are still pertinent to today's kids.

:)

Beach Bunny
10-02-2008, 10:33 PM
Don't forget the bunny rabbit and the carrots.

Gravity
10-02-2008, 11:08 PM
And the Banana Man. And Tom Terrific ("with Mighty Manfred, the Won-n-n-n-der Doggg...!")

CaroGirl
10-02-2008, 11:13 PM
Never mess with Mr. Greenjeans. And Captain Kangaroo had some scary hair.

That's all I learned.

Roger J Carlson
10-02-2008, 11:15 PM
All bunny rabbits are conmen.

vixey
10-02-2008, 11:23 PM
And the clock with the face that had eyes that moved.

I remember that the Captain used to have kids come on the show and they did crafts. He always had tape and glue and colorful (in my black and white TV mind's eye) paper and kid-sized scissors. For some reason it seemed we didn't keep those things at home so I was wide-eyed when he brought out the craft stuff.

I hate crafts now.

HeronW
10-02-2008, 11:46 PM
I was having my 7th birthday and my mom got me and a friend on the CK show. Turned out to be a bust because we passed the room the magician had his gear in and a rabbit was in a cage. So it was kind of obvious what was going to come from the hat :(

smoothseas
10-03-2008, 03:45 AM
OMG, how could we almost forget Grandfather Clock!!!

Komnena
10-03-2008, 06:05 AM
Never say let me have it.

BenPanced
10-03-2008, 06:15 AM
Before they enacted the legislation that put all of Indiana on Daylight Saving Time, I lived in the part that didn't change time. Programming came on an hour later than usual.

I hated the TV schedule changing. During the winter, we couldn't watch Captain Kangaroo before going to school. Instead, we got to see crappy AM America, the predecessor to Good Morning America.

Well, when GMA came about, I learned who Rona Barrett was. I know. Big consolation.