So I am just repeating a childhood memory that I have already blogged about. Sorry for those who have already read it before.
I was brought up in Queens, NY which is a stones throw away from New York City. On special occasions, as a family, we would trek into the city. Some of those special occasions for my sister and I were going into the city with my parents to attend live TV kids shows. For whatever reason my mom must have thought my sister and I deserved to be seen on TV because she would get tickets for all the local NYC TV shows. We were on Romper Room, Wonderama, Little Rascals with Officer Joe Bolton and my favorite appearance for my sister and I was Kartoon Klub.
Kartoon Klub was a local live TV show that was on everyday. The host was Ted Steele who at one time was a very famous band leader. For the hour preceding the Kartoon Klub, Ted hosted a live American Bandstand type show and when it was over it went right into him hosting Kartoon Klub, a kids show. Now poor Ted must have done something very wrong in the universe because he was stuck with a bunch of teenagers for an hour and then he was thrust into a world of screaming kids for an additional hour. I was so little but I remember how cranky he was. The only time he smiled was when the camera was on him.
Not sure if poor Ted was ever the same after that. My potty talk may have been the straw that broke Ted Steel's back because not long after that the show went off the air.