Buckshot and Benny the Bear !!!

24 Apr

Buckshot, Benny the Bear and friends ...

Buck Shot (Ron Barge) and Benny the Bear (far right)
with assorted cronies
including Clyde the Owl ! … WOW !!

Buckshot and Benny play 16 Chickens and a Tambourine !!

Ah Yes !!! this never gets old !!! 

A Classic !

The Buck Shot Show was a long-running local children’s television series that aired on CFCN Television in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from 1967 to 1997. From 1967 to 1992 it was a daily program, airing at noon. From 1992 to 1997 it aired Saturday and Sunday mornings. At the time of its cancellation it was the longest-running children’s TV show in Canadian history.

The show’s host, the avuncular, cowboy-hatted Buck Shot, was played by Calgary entertainer Ron Barge. Other characters included Benny the Bear, Clyde the Owl and Farley, all performed by puppeteers Jim Lewis and Phil Gordon-Cooper.

Theme music for the series was “The Elephant Never Forgets”, a playful version of Beethoven’s “Turkish March” in 1967 by electronic music pioneers Perrey and Kingsley.

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