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Another sad passing [Jan. 23rd, 2004|01:54 pm]
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Captain Kangaroo died.

My childhood grows a little further away....

[User Picture]From: lordindra
2004-01-23 07:06 pm (UTC)
A quote from Full Metal Jacket comes to mind(Captain Kangaroo is a former Marine) "Marines die. Thats what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. Therefore, YOU live forever"
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[User Picture]From: nuala
2004-01-23 07:08 pm (UTC)
That's one of those 'end of an era' sort of things. If he started in '55, that would be pretty much 3 generations raised on Captain Kangaroo. He had an awesome run of it. :(
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[User Picture]From: thewhitedragon
2004-01-23 07:14 pm (UTC)
I just heard about this. It feels that a part of my childhood just died with his passing.
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From: ex_nyxluna594
2004-01-23 08:25 pm (UTC)
I loved captain kangaroo.
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From: chicana1
2004-01-23 08:31 pm (UTC)

Salute to the Captain

When I was younger, I absolutely adored Captain Kangaroo. I felt like the Captain and Mr. Green Jeans were friends of mine. Does anyone remember the theme song?
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From: appleblossomtru
2004-01-23 09:06 pm (UTC)

Theme music

From http://www.classicthemes.com/50sTVThemes/themePages/captainKangaroo.html

Theme 1 (CBS: 1954 - 1974): "Puffin' Billy"
[aka: "Puffin' Billy (The Captain Kangaroo Theme)";
aka: "Captain Kangaroo Theme";
aka: "Captain Kangaroo";

This was a track from a British production library known
as the "Chappell Recorded Music Library" which was sold
through a New York company called Emil Ascher; the tune's
original title referred to a British steam locomotive; it
became so popular, that in 1957 permission was granted for
Mary Rodgers to write lyrics to the tune and it was given
the vocal title "Captain Kangaroo"]

Composers: music by Edward G. White (ASCAP) with
lyric added by Mary Rodgers (ASCAP)
[professional name of Mary Rodgers Guettel]

Orig. Publisher: Chappell & Co., Ltd. (British PRS)
of London, England

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From: chicana1
2004-01-26 02:02 pm (UTC)

Re: Theme music

Thank you so much :)
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From: appleblossomtru
2004-01-23 09:02 pm (UTC)
I'm seriously bummed. :( 76 isn't very old, either.
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[User Picture]From: hookncrook
2004-01-23 10:46 pm (UTC)
It makes you feel the changing of the world and what it amounts too...where we had Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Rogers we have Teletubbies... Which one is better for kids I wonder: Fictious people haveing converations and silly fun or large colored creatures that barely speak coherently and have televisions in their stomachs?
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[User Picture]From: crystalvh
2004-01-24 01:56 am (UTC)
Dr. Seuss, Mr. Rogers, Capt. Kangaroo. All gone....terribly depressing. I am still trying to get over Dr. Seuss' death...and that was in...what? 1991? Sad now :-(
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-24 02:24 am (UTC)
And don't forget Jim Henson.

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[User Picture]From: crystalvh
2004-01-24 04:07 am (UTC)
Ah jeez. The Muppets are my favorite too. I guess I am still in such denial about Jim Hensen's death that I just totally blocked it out. Crap. Now I feel really shitty.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-24 04:46 pm (UTC)
I'm here to help....
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[User Picture]From: keonandra
2004-01-24 06:57 am (UTC)
It is so sad to see another great family icon, a statuesque (sp?) individual who has filled our lives with happiness and joy, lessons into being friends with others, and dealing with problems with thinking for the answers... someone who has made it their lifetime to educate children and make us imagine and believe in ourselves has had their lives ended because simply, it was their time to go.
I will miss the Captain, as I miss the other great leaders who have fallen to old age and whatnot, and hope that in his next life, he touches as many souls as he did in this one.
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