"Say kids, what time is it?"
- "Question asked by Buffalo Bob Smith to the members of the Peanut
Gallery at the beginning of each episode of the popular children's
puppet show HOWDY DOODY/NBC/1947-60.
Howdy Doody & Buffalo Bob
A sample opening: "Say, kids, what time is it? [crowd screams] It's
Howdy Doody Time! [music] Oh, well howdy doody, kids and howdy,
Buffalo Bob!...Well, howdy, Mr. Doody."
The program ended with "Its time to say Goodbye, Goodbye until some
other day when we may be with you again." Sung for the last time on
September 24, 1960. See also
CLOWNS: "Clarabell the Clown"
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