a tale of two captains: chesapeake and 20
captain played by george lewis, from1971 to 1990
the show began with the ditty:
"a shipwrecked sailor found himself in a plight.
lost at sea he was really a sight.
he swam and swam 'til he thought he'd die,
when a wonderous sight appeared to his eye.
a derelict boat that saved his life
and put an end ot his watery strife."
adjunct puppet pals included:
mondy (pronounced moan-dee) the sea monster
bruce the bird
andrew claws the lion
kids could get "crew members" membership cards. by 1973, he had registered his 50,000th card-carrying crew member.
shows played included (this is not a list from personal experience, mind you:
us weird old geezing nostalgia freaks have the following resources:
captain 20: on channel 20 in washington dc (wdca)
captain played by dick dyszel, from 1972 to 1987
puppet pals included:
milton m. milton
fruitsy tootsie (“eat fruit for a snack”)
from 1975 to 1978 kids could get "channel 20 club cards,” of which 250,000 cards were handed out
shows played included (from personal tv-braindamaged memory):
kimba the white lion
again, weird old geezing nostalgia freak resources:
conclusions? i think i grew up in a kind of parallel universe to many of you local yokels. we all had our captain. screw the media conglomerates that set them adrift >:(