Howdy Doody Time!

December 27, 1947

"Howdy Doody," the first popular 

children's show, was first brought
to TV by "Buffalo" Bob Smith.

Howdy Doody was a puppet who 
lived in Doodyville, a circus town 
populated by people and puppets.

Children sat in the bleachers' 
"Peanut Gallery" and participated 
in the show's activities, which included
songs, stories, and films. Howdy 
Doody should not be confused 
with Professor Howdy your editor.


Professor Howdy said...

If you say "it's a dog's life," what you mean might depend on how
old you are. In modern western civilization most dogs have it pretty
good. They get plenty to eat, a warm place to sleep, and lots of
love. So a young person who uses this phrase usually means that life
is good.

But in the past dogs were work animals and they often worked very
hard. They were expected to earn their keep doing service as
herders, guards, and many other functions. Most dogs did not have an
easy life and older people who use this phrase usually mean that life
is difficult, a sense that has survived since the phrase's origins in
the sixteenth century. Other expressions that reflect this view
include "it's a dog eat dog world," "dog tired," and "die like a dog."

Professor Howdy said...

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Professor Howdy said...

Whether loved or hated, Israel is a magnet. Although no larger than the
state of New Jersey, she draws journalists, statesmen, and tourists from all
over the world to a few acres of the most contested real estate on earth.

Anonymous said...

Dear Howdy,

RE: "Howdy Doody," the first popular children's show, was first brought
to TV by "Buffalo" Bob Smith....

You can be "Howdy" Doody and I will be Buffalo "Bob"

Bob - Texas

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