Triple B Ranch - The name of a New York NBC radio kids quiz show
that debuted on Saturday mornings in 1945.
Howdy Doody Puppet
Hosted by Bob Smith known
as Big Brother Bob (hence the Triple B), the program featured a slow-witted
puppet named Elmer who shouted "Well, Howdy Doody!" to Bob Smith at the
beginning of each show.
Soon after, Elmer was retired and a new puppet named
Howdy Doody resurfaced
on PUPPET PLAYHOUSE (known later as HOWDY DOODY) that
debuted December 27, 1947 on the NBC TV.
Based in the circus town of Doodyville, The show was populated by such favorites as:
- Buffalo Bob Smith,
the show's host
- John J. Fadoozle, America's Number One (Boing) Private Eye
- Cornelius J. Cobb, the town's storekeeper
- Flubadub, Howdy's exotic pet
- Chief Thunderthud who shouted "Kowabunga";
- Indian Princess Summerfall Winterspring
- Clarabell the Clown
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