The Rootie Tootie Thanksgiving Party

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 27, 2008 in Animation

On Thanksgiving Day of 1950 NBC presented The Rootie Tootie Thanksgiving Party which was sponsored by RCA. By December after the sponsor dropped out the show went by the name Rootie Kazootie. What’s impressive about this early piece of television history is that this special includes an appearance of both Kukla Fran and Ollie and Eleanor Roosevelt. The show lasted until 1954 and had an audience of between 2 and million kids which in turn inspired a line of comic books and other collectables. Read more…

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