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Willie Wonderful - The story of a young boy seen on 195 episodes of the children's series WILLIE WONDERFUL/SYN/1952.

The fifteen minute program aired Tue 5:30-5:45 p.m., 30 Dec 1952-19 May 1953. The cliffhanger adventures featured stories for children told with marionettes. Eddie Bracken (1920-2002) provided the voice of Willie Wonderful.

Other puppet members included Phineas Q. Throckmorton, Eleanor the Elephant and Girard the Giraffe.

Segments of the WILLIE WONDERFUL program later aired on
TIME FOR FUN (aka,  The Johnny Jellybean Show). Seen weekday mornings and weekday afternoons on Channel 7 from Monday, August 1, 1955 until Friday, June 2, 1960, the program  featured "Uncle Joe" Bova and "Johnny Jellybean" (portrayed by Bill Britten and later by Keith Hefner) who entertained viewers with "The Van Bruen/Rainbow, Felix The Cat", "Molly Moo Cow", "Toonerville Trolley", "Flip The Frog" and "Willie Whooper" movie cartoons.


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