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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
Nancy Claster Nancy Claster ...  Miss Nancy / ... 12 episodes, 1953-1964
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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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English

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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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Trivia

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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Pop Goes The Weasel
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Heard behind opening and closing credits as Mattel Jack-In-The Box was shown
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DC Romper Room
28 October 2013 | by dorittcarrollSee all my reviews

i was a Romper Room kid, we filmed in the Channel 20 studios, just over the Maryland line, and Miss Ann was our teacher. i was in a group of 5 or 6 kids that also included Brad Oscar, who has gone on to a Broadway career. as i recall our sponsors were Kinny Shoes and Baskin Robbins ice cream. we had to eat the flavor of the month on camera. one time the October flavor of the month was pumpkin ice cream -- a horrible dark orange. the kids wouldn't eat it so tech crew had to go get some grocery store vanilla and food coloring so we could fake it. would love to find out if anything from the show survived. it would be great if somebody had some old pictures in their basement.


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