Who are these characters and celebrities with Captain Kangaroo?

The Captain was friends with everyone from puppets to sitcom stars.

Image: The Everett Collection

Captain Kangaroo was a part of children's lives for three decades. Bob Keeshan, who had previously played Clarabell the Clown on The Howdy Doody Show, hosted Captain Kangaroo and portrayed the title character from 1955 to 1984. The name "Captain Kangaroo" referred to the big pockets on his coat.

Over that time, Captain Kangaroo welcomed many friends and guest stars to his program, from puppets to comedians.

Let's see if you can recognize some regulars and visitors.

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  1. Let's start with characters from the show. What was the name of this longtime pal of Captain Kangaroo, played by Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. What was the name of this beloved puppet?
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  3. John Burstein played this character who helped kids learn about the human body.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Now let's get to some guest stars. Who is this friend?
  5. This "cowboy" is best known as which sitcom character?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. These two played sitcom characters working in a brewery and living in which city?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Who is this with the Captain?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. Do you recognize this famous figure?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. This New York Knicks legend was nicknamed "Clyde."
    Image: The Everett Collection
  10. Captain Kangaroo made guest appearances on other shows, too. Which sitcom is he on here?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  11. Who is sandwiched between two Captains?
    Image: AP Photo
  12. Finally, these two are best known for playing which sitcom characters?
    Image: AP Photo

Who are these characters and celebrities with Captain Kangaroo?

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DawnSampson 3 days ago
I'd like to see alot more of the old cartoons like Tom and Jerry snagglepus etc
I gave up trying to watch them on T.V. and have been buying the DVD box sets
ever since. I have amassed thousands of hours worth!
Tom & Jerry are on the cable channel Boomerang.
bnichols23 3 days ago
All except #9, but then again I'm not a roundball person. Re #8, I'd never noticed, but it's amazing how much Uncle Walter & Cap'n K looked alike!
JC 3 days ago
I got all 12 I love the Captain kangaroo show ❤❤❤
BrentwoodJon 3 days ago
Captain Kangaroo had Jeannie AND Hot Lips, WOW
He and Mr. Greenjeans was my favorite before I stated school.
wjlintz 3 days ago
#9 is Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Earl Monroe's backcourt mate with the Knicks.
Jeffrey 4 days ago
#12 Damm lucky Captain...man oh man...He died with a smile on his face:)
It was a solemn occasion as his buddies gathered 'round
They had to make arrangements for to put him in the ground
When they took the dear departed over to the funeral place
It took 'em half an hour to get that big smile off his face
RonaldBax Jeffrey 5 hours ago
Barbara Eden was totally gorgeous. She makes an appearance on an early Andy Griffith Show (that I'm sure we've all seen) looking super hot and showing off her great legs as she gets off a bus.
harlow1313 4 days ago
The Captain had a Moe Howard haircut with werewolf sideburns.
Kelle 4 days ago
Hey, MeTV, you want to bring joy to all of our little hearts? Put the Captain on the schedule (and, of course, Dancing Bear, Grandfather Clock, Mr. Bainter the painter and anybody else who might...no, Dennis, we haven't forgotten you)!
bnichols23 Kelle 3 days ago
AND Bunny Rabbit of course.
EastIndy24 4 days ago
Always looked forward to seeing Captain Kangaroo on Saturday mornings...

BTW ... I got all 12 correct ...

Sittin' here bustin' buttons on my shirt...
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