New Zoo Revue


New Zoo Revue
New Zoo Revue
Format Children's television series
Starring Doug Momary
Emily Peden
Sharon Baird
Larri Thomas
Yanco Inone
Hazel Shermet
Joni Robbins
Bob Holt
Chuck Woolery
Fran Ryan
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes

196

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Production
Running time 0:24 (per episode)
Broadcast
Original run 1972 – 1977

New Zoo Revue is an American half-hour children's television show that ran in syndication from 1972-1977. Stations usually broadcast the program in the early or middle part of the morning hours, when many pre-schoolers were watching it as well as similar shows such as the franchised Romper Room and CBS's Captain Kangaroo. Rights are managed by Las Vegas based Media and Technology Solutions, Inc. and is in development to bring back the show with a new contemporary version and is working with original creator Doug Momery.

Contents

Concept

The 196-episode musical comedy format show conveyed the concepts of cooperation and guidance for living in contemporary society. Each episode dealt with a topic like moving away, courtesy, bragging, or patience.

Though hosted by humans Doug (Doug Momary) and Emmy Jo (Emily Peden), who in real life were married, the show featured its costumed adult-sized puppet characters, primarily Freddie the Frog (voiced by Joni Robbins), Henrietta Hippo (voiced by Larri Thomas), and Charlie the Owl (voiced by Bob Holt).[citation needed]

Other characters included Frieda the Frog; Mr. Dingle (played by a costumed Chuck Woolery), an elderly postman, store-keeper and Jack-of-All-Trades; and Mrs. Goodbody (played by veteran character actress Fran Ryan), a nosy neighbor who serves as an advice columnist for The All-New Zoo Gazette.

The show was a recipient of awards and recommendations from the National Education Association and the National School Board Association.[citation needed]

While the show all but faded away by the early 1980s, repeats of New Zoo Revue became in demand once again in the late 1990s, when the FCC's "E/I" rule went into effect.

The show was made infamous by an unreleased "blooper" where Joni Robbins who played Freddie the Frog yelled out "Ah, go f*ck yourself Charlie!". The profanity-laced "blooper" went on from there.[1]

Characters

  • Henrietta Hippo is a tutu-wearing, genteel Southern Belle type, who was a bit shy.
  • Charlie is a serious, know-it-all scientist/inventor owl who lived in a tall tree equipped with an elevator.
  • Freddie the Frog is always ready for a good time but was a bit naive. While the same size as the other adult-sized characters, Freddie was characterized (at least in some episodes) as a school-aged child.
  • Mr. Dingle, the friendly elderly postman.
  • Mrs. Goodbody, the nosy neighbor, occasionally dropped by.

Guest stars

References

  1. ^ The funniest Kids show BLOOPER ever!!! on YouTube (uploaded January 9, 2008)

External links


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