Sunday, July 12, 2015

Getting Schooled: Art Linkletter & The Kids (1950's)

Art Linkletter and the Kids was a 15 minute program that either pre-dated or ran concurrently with Linkletter's better known daytime series, House Party. Unfortunately, the Wikipedia page on Linkletter, who passed away in 2010, doesn't include this series, and so the date in the title box is just an approximation.

Linkletter was one of several who made the transition from radio to television. House Party started on radio, as did People Are Funny, the latter famously parodied by Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in one of their classic shorts. Dentel TV1 offers a sample clip:

From the looks of things, this was a prototype for the TV version of House Party, which we'll get to eventually.

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