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Hardrock, Coco, Joe & Suzy Snowflake

posted by Nell Minow

My family is in Chicago, where my husband and I grew up, and we were enchanted to find a tribute to the children’s television shows we loved as kids on WGN last night. In those early days of television, children’s programming was local and the three biggest shows in Chicago were Ray Rayner, Garfield Goose, and of course Bozo the Clown. We especially loved these two holiday treats — think of them as a very early form of music video — and watching them together last night was every bit as much fun as it was back in the 1950’s, and even better because we got to enjoy them together.

  • Big_Dave_T

    My mother used to sing the “Suzy Snowflake” song when I was a child back in the 50s and 60s. My sister was named Sue.
    Watching these old videos reminds me of one of my favorite old cartoons–Bedtime for Sniffles, about a mouse trying to wait up Christmas Eve to greet Santa.

  • Nell Minow

    Oh, thanks, Big Dave! Check out Bedtime for Sniffles on YouTube!

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