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Philadelphia based kid show host Joseph P. (Joe) Earley aka Mr. Rivets passed away July 10, 2009.
Kevin S. Butler has more: In 1960, Trans Artists TV Prods. and Sam Singer TV Prods. created, produced and released for the first time "The Adventures of Courageous Cat & Minute Mouse" to national syndication. The films featuring the crime fighting efforts of two superheroes who protected Empire City from such super crooks as "The Frog", "Harry Ape", "Rodney Rodent", "Big Shot & Little Shot" (bulldog robbers), "Foxy Fox", "Robber Rabbit & Screwy Squirrel", "The Black Cat", "Darrell Hambone" and Courageous' evil cousin "Outrageous Cat."
Dal did the voices for all of these characters; the films were seen weekday evenings and mornings and Sunday afternoons on "The Tommy Seven Show" over WABC 7 in NYC from Monday September 12, 1960 to May of 1963. (Entertainer Ed Bakey played "Tommy Seven," the sad faced tramp clown; "Q.T. Hush" was also seen on WABC's "Tommy Seven Show.") The films were later seen on "The Felix The Cat Show" on WPIX 11 in NYC hosted weekday evenings by "Officer Joe" Bolton from 1970 to 1971.
The last time "CC & MM" cartoons were seen on TV was on Nickelodeon's "Weinerville" weekday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the early 1990s. Marc Weiner was the host of this series which was not a big hit.
In the early 1970s, Joe Early created, produced and hosted a mini-series of educational kiddie specials titled "Come Along." The series, which was first seen in the Philadelphia viewing area and later on WABC 7 in 1973, had Mr. Early portraying famous men from history like President Teddy Roosevelt, Gen. George Washington, Gen. Robert E. Lee, Captain Miles Standish, Gen. (later president) Ulysses S. Grant, Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, Leonardo Da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, Chief Sitting Bull, Dr. Ben Franklin and Marco Polo. The series was seen Sunday evenings on WABC TV Ch. 7 in NYC on a bi-monthly basis in 1973.
WABC TV Ch. 7 reran the shows on Sunday mornings two years later and it was very popular with kids and with educators. Mr. Early also played famous persons on Ed T. McDonnell's local WNAC TV Boston kid's program "The Major Mudd Show" and was a regular on Mr. & Mrs. Steve Allen's PBS series "Meeting Of The Minds."
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