Captain Kangaroo


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A popular term for the chairman of a paediatrics department

Captain Kangaroo

Medical slang A popular term for the chairman of a pediatrics department. See Medical slang.
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McCann later starred in scores of children's television programs such as Lunch With Soupy Sales and The Captain Kangaroo Show and Rootie Kazootie, Lozzi said.
He was featured on the "Captain Kangaroo" television program in 1982.
Early ads for Silly Putty ran on TV shows like Howdy Doody and Captain Kangaroo.
and got his start in TV as a cue-card holder for "Captain Kangaroo."
Dickson was the skipper from "Gilligan's Island.'' Committee member Kathy Fadden got Paula Dean and former board president David Dunn was paired with Captain Kangaroo.
Short by today's standards, its length and shake-ability subjected the Beatles to remarks in The Times about "hair that never seems to be cut" and even a comparison to "the square hairdo used every morning on television by Captain Kangaroo."
Later cases have involved cultural icons including Jack Benny and Captain Kangaroo, Picasso and the Zapruder film, Mickey Mouse (used in a pornographic film) and Barbie (used by an artist in provocative poses, leading to one my alltime favorite quotes from a legal case: "To the court's knowledge, there is no Mattel line of 'S&M'Barbie"), Carol Burnett and Demi Moore, and Gone With the Wind and Harry Potter.
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Thinking about the singer, Waters travels down memory lane and unearths other boyhood heroes, like Clarabell, the clown on TV's Howdy Doody Show, played by Bob Keeshan, later Captain Kangaroo. "Imagine his life, his schizophrenia," Waters writes of Keeshan.
Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal." After a really hard landing the captain was standing at the door as the passengers got off, but had a difficult time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking someone would have a smart comment.
A deadly U-boat captain looks like an avuncular Captain Kangaroo with a meerschaum pipe.
On the other hand you had veterans of projects ranging from Captain Kangaroo to The Jimmy Dean Show, including a gang of puppeteers best known for making strange and funny ads.