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The Howdy Doody Show (1947–1960)

TV-G
TV Series | 30 min | Family

The first nationally televised American children's TV program and a prototype for what followed. Buffalo Bob Smith hosts while the puppet, Howdy Doody, stars.
Seasons
12   |   Unknown   See all
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jan 3, 1947

Release date (First episode)
Dec 27, 1947 (United States)

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Cast

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20 cast members
Name STARmeter Episodes Known for
Bob Smith
Buffalo Bob / Howdy Doody / Himself - Host Buffalo Bob / Howdy Doody / Himself - Host   See fewer
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112
Robert Keeshan
Clarabell the Clown #1 Clarabell the Clown #1   See fewer
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31
Bill LeCornec
Chief Thunderthud / Dilly Dally Chief Thunderthud / Dilly Dally   See fewer
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7
Lew Anderson
Clarabell the Clown #4 / Clarabell the Clown / Clarabell Hornblow the Clown #4 Clarabell the Clown #4 / Clarabell the Clown / Clarabell Hornblow the Clown #4   See fewer
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7
Allen Swift
Howdy Doody / Dilly Dally / Flubadub / Insp. John J. Fadoozle / Phineas T. Bluster / … See more Howdy Doody / Dilly Dally / Flubadub / Insp. John J. Fadoozle / Phineas T. Bluster / Capt. Windy Scuttlebutt / Grandpa Doody   See fewer
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5
Nick Nicholson
J. Cornelius Cobb J. Cornelius Cobb   See fewer
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3
Rufus Rose
Sandra the Witch Sandra the Witch   See fewer
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3
Bobby Nicholson
J. Cornelius Cobb / Val Carny J. Cornelius Cobb / Val Carny   See fewer
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2
Dayton Allen
Flubadub / Phineas T. Bluster Flubadub / Phineas T. Bluster   See fewer
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1
Bernie Monshen
Clarabell the Clown #2 (Brief Sub) Clarabell the Clown #2 (Brief Sub)   See fewer
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1
Ted Brown
Bison Bill Bison Bill   See fewer
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1
Gina Genardi
Princess Gina Runningwater Princess Gina Runningwater   See fewer
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1
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Gabby Hayes Gabby Hayes   See fewer
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1
Alene Dalton
Herself - Story Princess Herself - Story Princess   See fewer
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1
Spike Jones Jr.
Himself Himself   See fewer
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1
Spike Jones
Himself Himself   See fewer
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1
Judy Tyler
Princess Summerfall Winterspring Princess Summerfall Winterspring   See fewer
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Rhoda Mann
Princess Summerfall Winterspring (1950-1951) Princess Summerfall Winterspring (1950-1951)   See fewer
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Marti Barris
Peppi Mint (1959-1960) Peppi Mint (1959-1960)   See fewer
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Lee Carney
Actress Actress   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 177 votes