Howdy Doody Show: 40 Episodes 1949-1954

Howdy Doody Show: 40 Episodes 1949-1954

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Howdy Doody Show: 40 Episodes 1949-1954

The Howdy Doody Show was the first children's network show to be broadcast five days a week, the first network show of each day (preceded initially by the daily test pattern), the first television show to be broadcast in color, and the first show ever to air more than 1,000 continuous episodes.

In December of 1947, when 30-year-old Buffalo Bob Smith originated and broadcast The Howdy Doody Show, only 20,000 American homes had televisions. With only six stations at this time, NBC owed much credit to The Howdy Doody Show for its growth and the network's subsequent popularity. Through its 13 year history Howdy Doody visited American families 2,543 times.

This delightful collection contains 40 of the best full-length episodes (including commercials) from 1949 to 1954. These 40 episodes were chosen from the NBC Universal vaults because they were the most requested episodes by Howdy Doody fans. Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob Smith, Clarabell the Clown, Chief Thunderthud, Princess Summerfall Winterspring and Mayor Phineas T. Bluster are all here!


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Oct 01 2008
  • Empire SKU 1430480
  • UPC Code 683904506573
  • Studio  Mill Creek Entertainment
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 3
  • Disc SS-DL


- Photo memories book containing 32 Collectible photos from the NBC Vault!
- Interviews with Bob Keeshan, Eddie Kean, E. Roger Muir, Bob Smith and more!
- Howdy Doody Historical and Interactive Timeline
- Photo Gallery
3 Bonus Episodes, including:
- 5th Anniversary episode with guest Fred Allen
- 8th Anniversary episode with guest Gabby Hayes
- Famous 1960 1-hour (color) farewell episode where Clarabell speaks


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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