Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hiya Kids.........

Well folks, it's happened again...
Today, 'ole' G-Man was slapped with the harsh reality of how old he really is!!
Today I made a comment on a fellow blogger's post, about a well known TV character named Froggy Gremlin. As I didn't realize, I was probably the only one in the world still alive that actually remembers the little fellow, AND what show he came from...
The Buster Brown Show....!!!!
It was hosted by a jovial actor named Andy Devine, And I even remember the theme song..
'Here's Buster Brown,
He lives in a shoe,
Here's his dog Tige.
He lives in there too'....
The cast of characters included, Midnight the Cat, Squeeky the Mouse, and the fan favorite, Froggy Gremlin!!!! Andy would say..."Plunk your magic twanger Froggy"...Then Froggy would come out to a riotous applause and say.."Hiya Kids, Hiya, Hiya, Hiya"....
Remember the kid in the later Little Rascal episodes...Froggy..?
Well, he sounded just like Froggy Gremlin...
I swear that was one of THE most often repeated phrases of the 50's...
1..I Like Ike!!!
2..Are you now, or ever have been, a member of the Communist Party..?
3..Kookie, Kookie, Lend me your comb..
4..Plunk your magic twanger Froggy..!!!
Now please refrain from any lewd comments, this is a family blog...hehehehe


Mona said...

Galen Galen! I have heard of Froggy Gremlin!

G-Man said...

Maybe they have reruns in India?
You are Waaaaaaay too young...
Maybe you have read about him???
Anyway, thanks...G

Mona said...

& There was a song about a froggie that I learned to sing when I was in kindergarten and it was something like:

A frog he would a wooing go
Hey ho says Rolly
A frog he would a wooing go
Whether his mother would let him or no
With a roly poly gammon and spinich
Hey ho says Anthony Rolly

See? I remember the song even from since I was 3 and a half year old!

Mona said...

Yes Galen , we have reruns Of old American Serials and Movies In India!

Cha Cha said...

You SERIOUSLY want me to refrain from lewd comments with regards to "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!"

This was a kids' show...

or a porn flick?


I think I would have liked this show very much as it seems to have encouraged the art of self-appreciation.

My kind of show.

T.V. these days has gone to shit, I tell you.

What happened to television that promoted plunking your magic twanger?


People need to remember what it was like to be supported in plunking fun.

And I support you for supporting that, Galen.

I truly, TRULY do.

You freaking rock.

javajazz said...

i wish i had a magic twanger.
or even access to one.

javajazz said...

i'd also just like to say that
those characters you've posted
are the scariest looking creatures
i've ever seen, especially that
winking lady and her too many
teethed dog which i'm sure must be
none other than buster brown
but anyway its a wonder people didnt
self medicate when they saw stuff like
that and also that LSD frog thing...sheesh!
its like nightmare material...
ya, i dont remember anything before
Soupy Sales...

barman said...

Hows about checking out this link. Note that there are some sound files on the pages too (sorry G-man) but they only seem to play with IE and not FireFox.

Interesting show from what I heard of the 6 or so sound clips. I am afraid I was not really watching TV when the show went off the air.

There are plenty of shows I remember that people look at me funny when I mention them. Just blame it on bad memory!

Serena said...

Nope, I've heard of Buster Brown but I still don't remember Froggy Gremlin. I guess about all I have to say is -- ribbbb-et.:)

lime said...

phrases one and two i was familiar with the last two i wasn't.

i knew about buster brown and tige but not about the other characters.

ok, my old frog related stuff is an old old girl scout song sung in a round.

hear the lively song
of the frogs in yonder pond
crick crick crickety crick

plunk your magic twanger, froggy.....snicker...i may need to use that.

G-Man said...

You are one of the many people in the world that I would love to meet...

I'm very proud of you!
You've shown GREAT restraint....for you!!
As far as plunking goes, I just seem to have these flashbacks. Like the Bridget Bardot one...

Thats not a woman...
Thats Buster Brown of the 40's!!!!
...and his dog Tige.
(it is rather frightening)
Don't get me started on Soupy Sales, I've met him!...xox

To the rescue as usual!
Thanks brother, Someday, I'm gonna learn how to do this crap...
Thanks you very very much!

G-Man said...

Oh Sherry...
You prolly heard of Buster Brown shoes...
But I'll remember of course your frog fetish!!
You'll see, hehehehe

You were in the Girl Scouts?
You had one of those Hot little uniforms?
You sold Cookies?
I LOVED those peanut butter sandwich cookies!!
Thanks for the frog song!

SignGurl said...

Thanks for making me feel young today. I needed that :)

javajazz said...

Buster Brown was a WOMAN??
OMG! this is so
Nightmare Before Christmas!
he/she could so be
a character in a horror movie.
he/she is more scary
than that too many teethed doggie.
how do you pronounce Tige?
like tiger without the r?
or teedge?
crazy people.
and that frog?

javajazz said...

soupy was probably
some nice jewish boy
on tv.
you may have told me
a soupy story,
but i filed it
in the recesses of my mind
i forget.

Manny said...

I don't remember...

jillie said...

I have never heard of Froggy Gremlin. And Buster Brown's dog looks rabid! I do remember Buster Brown though. Those were the ONLY shoes my parents would buy for me...lol!!


G-Man said...

Tarnation Missy, ain't you just the cutest???

Of course not, you are wayyyyyy to young!!

You'll love this next post ...Thanks..xox

Lori said...

Holy cow...I haven't felt this young in....well....since a LONG time ago.

I'll have to bring this up to my mom and she what she remembers. Since she is roughly 10 years older than you she may or may not remember. She might get a kick out of it if I bring it up in our next phone conversation. hehe

Spoony Quine said...

` SO THAT"S WHERE THE GHOUL'S FROGGY COMES FROM!!! I never knew he had a history!
` The Ghoul, I know, derives from Ghoulardi, and he loves to blow up froggy and chop off his head, and once even, stuff him down Denise Dufala's garbage disposal!
` I used to watch The Ghoul in Ohio - I hear he's on in Michigan!

Hale McKay said...


I must have missed your previous mention of Froggy Gremlin.

I remember him very well and the Buster Brown Show.

I don't remember Buster and Tige looking THAT menacing.

I remember the original Howdy Doody was scary looking - they had to change him to make more friendly looking.

Spoony Quine said...

` Buster Brown and Tige scared me too. I know about them because I used to wear their shoes wayyy back when I was small and cute.