How Much Do You Know About "Howdy Doody"?

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How Much Do You Know About "Howdy Doody"?

Did you enjoy the children's program in the 50's and 60's, Howdy Doody? Do you know the names of each character and all about the episodes? Learn all about Howdy Doody and test your knowledge by taking this quiz! See what score you get and find out how much you know about this funny, classic show!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Howdy Doody was an American Children's television series from 1947 to 1960. The show is circus themed and what else?
    • A. 

      Colorful

    • B. 

      Fancy

    • C. 

      Northern

    • D. 

      Western

    • E. 

      Southern

  • 2. 
    Which station aired the show?
    • A. 

      ABC

    • B. 

      NBC

    • C. 

      PBS

    • D. 

      WSOC

    • E. 

      FOX

  • 3. 
    What was the running time for the show?
    • A. 

      45 minutes

    • B. 

      25 minutes

    • C. 

      60 minutes

    • D. 

      30 minutes

    • E. 

      20 minutes

  • 4. 
    Who is Howdy Doody?
    • A. 

      A puppet

    • B. 

      A child

    • C. 

      A clown

    • D. 

      A cat

    • E. 

      An old man

  • 5. 
    When the show first came out and for the first several years, the picture was black and white. What year did they finally have the show in color?
    • A. 

      1949

    • B. 

      1952

    • C. 

      1950

    • D. 

      1955

    • E. 

      1960

  • 6. 
    Frank Paris was the puppeteer that "played" Howdy Doody. After disagreements in the studio, what did Paris do?
    • A. 

      He would purposely forget his lines to mess up the show

    • B. 

      He took the puppet and left, leaving them with no star

    • C. 

      He ripped up the puppet, leaving them with no puppet

    • D. 

      He made a scene during the show

    • E. 

      He got in a physical fight with the producer

  • 7. 
    After they got rid of Paris and the original puppet, they remade the new one to do what?
    • A. 

      Dance

    • B. 

      He's a robot

    • C. 

      Run

    • D. 

      Move its mouth

    • E. 

      Move on it's own with strings

  • 8. 
    Where does the original Howdy Doody marionette reside?
    • A. 

      The original can't be found

    • B. 

      Atlanta Institute of Arts

    • C. 

      Tallahassee Institute of Arts

    • D. 

      Detroit Institute of Arts

    • E. 

      California Institute of the Arts

  • 9. 
    Howdy Doody had 48 freckles representing what?
    • A. 

      Every state (before the others were admitted as states)

    • B. 

      Hours

    • C. 

      Days

    • D. 

      Minutes

    • E. 

      Months

  • 10. 
    The final episode, "Clarabell's Big Surprise" was aired on what date?
    • A. 

      August 23rd, 1960

    • B. 

      October 24th, 1959

    • C. 

      September 24th, 1960

    • D. 

      December 24th, 1960

    • E. 

      September 24th, 1959

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