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.