Saturday, September 24, 1960: 'Howdy Doody' ends

The last episode of the children's show "Howdy Doody" airs on NBC. It ends with the only words ever spoken by the clown Clarabell Hornblow: "Goodbye, kids." (Photo shows the first person to play Clarabell: Bob Keeshan, who went on to become Captain Kangaroo.)

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* Footage from show's opening: @
* Entry from "Encyclopedia of Television": @
* Show summary (from www.tv-pop-cult.com): @
* Characters and assorted facts: @

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