Saturday, June 27, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan

Robert James Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

How appropriate that the subject of this Saturday version of
The MMOB Daily Quote is one of the stalwarts of my childhood TV viewing experience. Mr. Keeshan played the title character on the Captain Kangaroo television show from 1955-1984. His signature large-pocket jacket and terrible mop-top haircut made him a welcome cornball counterpart to Mr. Rogers.

To get us started today, here's a little flavor of Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo in a short clip with Mr. Moose

And now, some quotes to start this fine Saturday morning.

"Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff."

"It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think just as importantly we prepare people for the definition of being gentle."

"It requires more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday encounters of life that I think we've prepared children for and prepared them to be good to other people and to consider other people."

Cheers! - Jason

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