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The All New Captain Kangaroo (1997) (TV Series)


Referenced in 

CBS Cartoon Theatre: Episode #1.7 (1956) (TV Episode)
Host: "And then stick around for Captain Kangaroo, the man with a pocket full of surprises."
The Danny Thomas Show: Linda's Tonsils (1958) (TV Episode)
The doctor is so frustrated with Linda that he scoffs that instead of studying to be a doctor, he should have studied to be Kaptain Kangaroo.
The Danny Thomas Show: Frankie Laine Sings for Gina (1959) (TV Episode)
Linda says Captain Kangaroo is her idol.
To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 21 July 1960 (1960) (TV Episode)
A decoy contestant is identified as Dixon Beale, a production assistant on the CBS series.
Leave It to Beaver: Chuckie's New Shoes (1960) (TV Episode)
Upon learning that Wally is helping out a little kid, Eddie teasingly asks him if he's Captain Kangaroo.
Leave It to Beaver: Beaver's Cat Problem (1961) (TV Episode)
Beaver mentions the title character by name as an adult that talks to animals.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Like Hi, Explosives (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard mentions the title character.
Leave It to Beaver: Bachelor at Large (1962) (TV Episode)
Lumpy Rutherford says he's watching Captain Kangaroo when Wally Cleaver calls.
Leave It to Beaver: Beaver on TV (1963) (TV Episode)
Wondering why Beaver wasn't on TV, Wally jokes that "he probably wandered into the wrong studio and ended up on a Captain Kangaroo (1955) show or something."
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: I Was a Spy for the F.O.B. (1963) (TV Episode)
Maynard says that he is a member of the title character's fan club.
Leave It to Beaver: The All-Night Party (1963) (TV Episode)
Eddie refers to the series.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Ballad of the Betty Lou (1963) (TV Episode)
During the argument after the Betty Lou sinks, Rob alludes to Jerry and himself as Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh
The Jack Benny Program: I Am the Fiddler (1964) (TV Episode)
Dennis' favorite comedian
The Munsters: Herman's Happy Valley (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Herman in his sleep
Get Smart: KAOS in CONTROL (1965) (TV Episode)
Alma mentions Captain Kangaroo.
The Munsters: Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the fraternity guys
The Beverly Hillbillies: Cimarron Drip (1967) (TV Episode)
Von Schlepper thinks that Jethro is dressed for Captain Kangaroo.
Get Smart: The Mysterious Dr. T (1967) (TV Episode)
At KAOS it is ok to call Captain Kangaroo a fink, according to Siegfried
Here's Lucy: Lucy, the Shopping Expert (1969) (TV Episode)
Harry says he regrets wasting his time watching "Captain Kangaroo."
Petticoat Junction: One of Our Chickens Is Missing (1969) (TV Episode)
Ringo refers to Orrin as the title character.
The Brady Bunch: The Possible Dream (1970) (TV Episode)
Marcia mentions the title character.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.25 (1970) (TV Episode)
mentioned in the quickies
Sanford and Son: Grady, the Star Boarder (1973) (TV Episode)
One of the programs Fred watches each morning.
Good Times: Rich Is Better Than Poor... Maybe (1976) (TV Episode)
JJ mentions TV show by name.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
The CBS security guard sarcastically refers to himself as "Captain Kangaroo."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Hackett/Morris Goldberg (1980) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue
The Love Boat: First Voyage, Last Voyage/April, the Ninny/The Loan Arranger (1981) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Miss Chadwick
Saturday Night Live: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (1981) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Same'.
Hill Street Blues: Cranky Streets (1981) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Renko
Fame: Words (1982) (TV Episode)
Captain Kangaroo mentioned by Shorofsky
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Carl Reiner/Greg Louganis (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the psychic predictions segment
Fame: Sunshine Again (1983) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Mr. Shorofsky
Happy Days: School Dazed (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Marion
Remington Steele: Let's Steele a Plot (1984) (TV Episode)
Steele describes Butch Bemis' writing as making the Marquis de Sade look like Captain Kangaroo.
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987) (Video Game)
One of the questions in the age verification test is who is Captain Kangaroo's sidekick.
The Golden Girls: Mister Terrific (1988) (TV Episode)
Mister Terrific mentions both Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans.
Nightmare Sisters (1988)
Mr. Green Jeans mentioned
Tin Toy (1988) (Short)
theme music plays during title sequence
Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures: Bat with a Golden Tongue/Mundane Voyage (1988) (TV Episode)
Bat-Bat says the show has been in reruns for years.
Day by Day: Trading Places (1988) (TV Episode)
Robert Keeshan appears; numerous Kaptain Kangaroo references.
The Wonder Years: Walk Out (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! (1989) (Video Game)
One of the possible answers to the question "Who had a rabbit and a talking grandfather clock?" in the age verification test is "Captain Kangaroo".
The Golden Girls: Witness (1991) (TV Episode)
Rose says she had a dream which featured Miles, Karl and Captain Kangaroo.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "You smell like Captain Kangaroo."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
"A little Captain Kangaroony"
Night Court: Puppy Love (1991) (TV Episode)
Main character reference
Eerie, Indiana: The Lost Hour (1991) (TV Episode)
The milkman says, "Well, they ain't Captain Kangaroo's."
Wings: This Old House (1992) (TV Episode)
Brian wrote letters to Captain Kangaroo when he was a child.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Eyes on the Prize (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Will
Straight Talk (1992)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
"Ping Pong Balls"
Live from Washington D.C.: They Shoot HBO Specials, Don't They? (1993) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Strange Visitor (From Another Planet) (1993) (TV Episode)
Lois: Well, coming from Mr Greenjeans that's really.... [Mr Greenjeans is a character from the show]
The X-Files: Born Again (1994) (TV Episode)
Mr. Greenjeans is mentioned
Pulp Fiction (1994)
In the song Butch sings in his car before hitting Marsellus, there is a lyric mentioning this show.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest says, "Famous-er even than Captain Kangaroo."
Beavis and Butt-Head: Safe Driving (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
John McClane says that after the police force suspended him, he spent his time "smoking cigarettes and watching 'Captain Kangaroo.'"
Hard Eight (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
"Just seven hours to go." Servo: Until Captain Kangaroo.
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (1996) (TV Movie)
Beth compares Chapman to Captain Kangaroo.
Losing Chase (1996) (TV Movie)
Chase talks about Mr. Greenjeans
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
One character refers to another as "Captain Kangaroo."
The Game (1997)
A character makes an obscene reference to Captain Kangaroo as a metaphor
The Fifties (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
Muppets Tonight: Andie MacDowell (1998) (TV Episode)
Captain Kangaroo takes command as the Star Trek Cruise sinks
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike: "In and out before 'Captain Kangaroo'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) (TV Episode)
"This is Captain Kangaroo come in Mr. Moose"
Histeria!: Super Amazing Constitutions (1999) (TV Episode)
"Hey! You're not Captain Kangaroo!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet (1999) (TV Episode)
Crow: Captain Spalding, Captain Kangaroo, Captain Crunch...
Muppets from Space (1999)
Rentro says besides the satellite photo of Gonzo's lawn mower message, his Captain Kangaroo pajamas arrived.
Hope Island: Batten Down the Hatches (1999) (TV Episode)
Kevin asks a Trivial Pursuit question on the television show.
The Crew (2000)
"Let's go, Captain Kangaroo"
Saturday Night Live: Reese Witherspoon/Alicia Keys (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Donnatella Versace
Scrubs: My Advice to You (2003) (TV Episode)
Dr. Cox says that he believes Captain Kangaroo is in hell, along with Hitler and Mussolini.
Arrested Development: Good Grief! (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Next Time" preview
Stealth (2005)
It is mentioned
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced in Jackie Rogers Jr.'s $100,000 Jackpot Wad
Golden Globe Arrivals (2005) (TV Special)
Joan mentions Captain Kangaroo
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.189 (2006) (TV Episode)
title character is correct response in "That Was Entertainment" category
Mr. Jingles (2006) (Video)
"He was a fucking Captain Kangaroo."
The Hard Corps (2006) (Video)
"I went from Mayor Barclay to Captain Kangaroo!"
Metalocalypse: Dethkids (2006) (TV Episode)
character resembles Captain Kangaroo
ER: Scoop and Run (2006) (TV Episode)
patient called Captain Kangaroo
Good Eats: Bowl O'Bayou (2007) (TV Episode)
Alton dismisses the Cajun cook as being no more Cajun than the once-popular children's TV host.
Gilmore Girls: I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar (2007) (TV Episode)
Lorelai jokingly asks for a Captain Kangaroo when Emily offers her a "mocktail."
Drive Thru (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Blackie (2007) (TV Episode)
Tonya reads a television listing about the show
The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007) (Video)
Theme heard
Stone & Ed (2008)
Captain Kangaroo mentioned
Rifftrax Shorts: Why Vandalism? (2008) (TV Episode)
"These boys through many unhappy and painful experiences have come to feel resentful toward everyone." Bill: "Shockingly, even Captain Kangaroo."
Generation Kill: A Burning Dog (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Black Dynamite (2009)
the Captain Kangaroo pimp
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.105 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $8,000 question
Nostalgia Critic: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (2009) (TV Episode)
"but I think it's because he had a kids' show on PBS. You know, like Captain Kangaroo, only minus the fun."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.40 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $25,000 question
The Dark Lurking (2009)
Jen refers to Lt. Dare as Captain Kangaroo
Rifftrax: Wide World of Shorts (2010)
"These boys through many unhappy and painful experiences have come to feel resentful toward everyone." Bill: "Shockingly, even Captain Kangaroo."
Nostalgia Critic: The Magic Voyage (2011) (TV Episode)
"I think he [Columbus] is about as valid as Captain fucking Kangaroo!"
The Big Bang Theory: The Skank Reflex Analysis (2011) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the title character.
Conan: Siri Shows Her Boobs (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Andy Richter
Parenthood: Road Trip (2012) (TV Episode)
Drew's handle is "Captain Kangaroo"
South Park: Butterballs (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Ever wonder what Captain Kangaroo would be like as a Nazi?"
Last Man Standing: Eve's Boyfriend (2014) (TV Episode)
Vanessa: "You admit that you were wrong about Captain Kangaroo?"
The Simpsons: Pay Pal (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) (Video)
Killer Frost calls Captain Boomerang "Captain Kangaroo".
Batmania Born (2014) (Short)
The name can be read in TV schedule.
Sandy Wexler (2017)
Sandy says, "You might be the new Captain Kangaroo."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Starcrash (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Slim Goodbody 2525"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Secrets of 'Captain Kangaroo'"
Difficult People: Cindarestylox (2017) (TV Episode)
Arthur references the series
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018) (Video)
Referenced by name.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Pieces (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the show while discussing John Zacherle.
Veep: South Carolina (2019) (TV Episode)
Selina refers to a female staffer as "Captain Lady Kangaroo".
Mortal Kombat 11 (2019) (Video Game)
Cassie Cage calls Kano Captain Kangaroo.

Featured in 

Being There (1979)
Dad (1989)
Watched on TV by Jake
I Love the '70s: 1976 (2003) (TV Episode)
RoboCop (2014)
watch on tv.
Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Judy watches this on television.

Spoofed in 

The Monkees: Captain Crocodile (1967) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Captain Crocodile
A.L.F.: Captain Bobaroo (1987) (TV Episode)
"Captain Bobaroo" is a parody of the series.
Family Guy: Hell Comes to Quahog (2006) (TV Episode)
Scene in which Peter talks to a moose puppet and then ping-pong balls drop from overhead.

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