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Rootie Tootie Club's Thanksgiving Day Party, The


Original Air Date:
Prod. Co.:
Steve Carlin Productions Inc.
Live Action

Characters & Voices
Host/ Performer - "Big Todd" Russell
Comedy Assistant: -
Mr.Deetle Dootle - John Schoepperle
Head Puppeteers/ Puppet Makers - Paul Ashley & Frank Milano
Puppet Characters: -
Rootie Tootie - Naomi Lewis
Little Nipper - Frank Milano
Poka Dottie - Naomi Lewis
Special Guests: -
Mindy Carson -
Lee Sullivan -
Irving Caesar -
Tex & Jix McCray -
Kukla, Fran (Allison) & Ollie -
Ted Mack, -
Mrs. Elenore Roosevelt -
Ed Herlihy -
Jon Gnagy -
Tex Antoine -
This was one of the first kids tv holiday tv specials to feature a popular character from a children's series. Performed live from NBC TV's Century Theater in NYC, "Big Todd" Russell and "Mr. Deetle Dootle" (John Schoepperle)and "Rootie Tootie", "Little Nipper" and "Poka Dottie" would perform songs and comedy skits and engage their viewers and studio audience in "The Little Nipper Quiz" while introducing performances from many well known performers.

This show also featured rare appearances from songwriter Irving Caesar (who did a song about trusting the police on the show), Jon Gnagy and Tex Antoine and a filmed message from former first lady Mrs. Elenore Roosevelt.
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In 1938, a new Walt Disney supporting character was introduced; Donald Duck's dog, Bolivar.