20 Little-Known Facts About Captain Kangaroo That’ll Make You Want To Head Back To The Treasure House

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It was the series that turned Bob Keeshan into America’s favorite grandpa figure, which strongly advocated for quality family time and which entertained and educated children across the U.S.A. for the better part of 30 years. So, here are 20 things that you may not know about CBS’s long-running morning show, Captain Kangaroo.

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20. Bob Keeshan began his career as a studio page

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It’s fair to say that Captain Kangaroo himself, Bob Keeshan, worked his way up the showbiz ladder. Indeed, the star was originally employed by CBS as a page and was so poorly paid that Buffalo Bob Smith personally gave him money out of his own pocket after the shooting of each Howdy Doody episode.

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