19 Fun Facts About ‘Captain Kangaroo’ That Will Bring You Back To Your Childhood

Captain Kangaroo was a long-running children’s television show that aired from 1955 to 1984. The show aired on the CBS network at first and once the show had ended, the American Public Television network aired other episodes of the show until 1993. The premise of the show was surrounding the relationship between grandfather and grandchildren. Captain Kangaroo was played by Bob Keeshan, whose character’s name was derived from the large pockets in his coat. Bob Keeshan plated the role of Captain Kangaroo over 9000 times during the course of the show’s run.

The Tune For The Show Was Not An Original Piece Of Music

The tune was taken from a stock music library in England. Prior to being the tune for Captain Kangaroo, the tune served as the theme for a BBC radio show, Children’s Favourites, in addition to being heard on, Murder Among the Statues. Well, we can’t say we are surprised by this revelation, but they did end up changing it anyway.