L-R Poop Deck Paul, Milky The Clown, Toby "Captain Jolly" David, Jingles, Johnny Ginger and Art "Bozo The Clown" Cervi.
A Facebook friend sent me this site and I went absolutely crazy! EVERYTHING I loved as a child growing up in Ypsilanti near Detroit MI is on this site. I emailed Ed the site designer for permission to use his site for Retro: Kimmer and happily Ed said, "Be my guest!" YES! Thank you Ed!
So here are but a few of my very favorites...
I loved White Fang and Pookie in the picture above. The show was non stop action and pie in the face antics. We never knew what was going to happen. Soupy played to kids and adults alike. Some of his more "adult" stuff went over our heads but many parents sure laughed. One of my first stories I wrote for RK was for Soupy you can read it HERE
I also did a post when he passed away and that story Bye Bye Soupy is HERE
Pookie and Soupy High Heeled Sneakers
Here is a live video watch how fun these ads were. Who would know that years later I would have three chimps staying in my condo! These chimps were fantastic!
I belonged to the Milky fan club I watched the Milky show constantly wishing I could jam my little hand in that jar and grab the pennies! We thought we'd be rich! Also I was so jealous of the kids that got to pick a toy of the big rack that Milky had on set. Captain Jolly
Toby David as Captain Jolly. David, who died at age 80 in 1994, started in New York radio in the 1930s. He had parts in several NBC radio shows including Bob Hope, Garry Moore, Jackie Gleason and the children's show "Let's Pretend." He came to Detroit in 1940s, where his radio work included reading Detroit Times comics on the air. But David is most remembered for hosting the "Popeye and His Pals" cartoon show during the 1950s and 1960s, which was among the top rated kid shows in the nation.
Poop Deck Paul In 1957 CKLW purchased from Associated Artists Productions the Detroit TV broadcast rights to 234 Max Fleischer and Famous Studios Popeye cartoons.
To showcase their new film package, two cartoon hosts were created. CKLW-AM radio veteran Toby David portrayed Captain Jolly, while CKLW-TV’s weatherman Paul Allen Schultz was enlisted as his First Mate, Poopdeck Paul.
I really enjoyed Ed's fabulous website and he has a ton of Detroit priceless memories and I thank him so much for sharing them with my readers Thank you Ed xxoo Retro Kimmer!