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Howdy Doody Time–SoCS

Hey Kids, What Time Is It?

And if you grew up in the late 40’s and through out the 50’s, you knew the answer:

It’s Howdy Doody Time. howdy-doody-2

This week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday calls for writing about any word that starts with ‘ho’. That opens a lot of possibilities, but the one that comes to mind from long ago…Howdy Doody.

Never heard of Howdy Doody? Well you missed one of the early day TV shows that most kids in America watched faithfully beginning in 1947 and running until September 1960 on NBC ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howdy_Doody).
Howdy was a puppet with several sidekicks including Buffalo Bill, Clarabelle the Clown, and other regular and irregular friends that dropped by frequently. The show set the standard for early day television’s children programming.
Every show featured a ‘peanut gallery’ of youngsters who started the show with the Howdy Doody song:

Buffalo Bob: Say kids, what time is it?
Kids: It’s Howdy Doody Time!

It’s Howdy Doody Time.
It’s Howdy Doody Time.
Bob Smith and Howdy do
Say “Howdy Do” to you.
Let’s give a rousing cheer,
Cause Howdy Doody’s here.
It’s time to start the show,
So kids, let’s go!

Hey Kids, it’s Howdy Doody time, so let’s all go and have a great weekend.



23 thoughts on “Howdy Doody Time–SoCS

  1. I remember Howdy Doody and I didn’t like that goofy puppet. 🙂 In San Francisco we had Captain Fortune and his little pirate in a barrel. I don’t remember the pirate’s name. Captain Fortune would knock on the barrel and a little voice would say, ” Who’s that knocking on my barrel, who’s that knocking on my barrel.” And then the pirate puppet would pop up.

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      1. I like to think kids are still sweet and innocent but maybe there would not be enough action for kids these days. There is something magical about puppets though. I think really little kids could get into it.


  2. It was such a more innocent time, and the story lines were pretty simple, but, puppets seem to grab kids’ attention, at least the little ones. Trying to remember when we got our first TV, but back then, the test pattern was amazing to us.


  3. Oh what a fun show for us when little. Kids nowadays would find it boring probably. The humour today has changed from what it used to be way back then. I enjoy your write, great job on the prompt.


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