Bozo the Clown on DVD
Route 66 season 1 on DVD Everything
you're looking
for is right here:

TimeLife.com
Save money!
Lancelot Link Secret Chimp on DVD
Soupy Sales Show on DVD cartoons on DVD
TV Shows on DVD
Commercials on DVD
TV Show ReviewsTV on DVD Reviews
Christmas DVDs TV DVDs & TV Books

Romper Room's Miss Florence

by Miss Florence

INTRO: Of all the Romper Room hostesses around the country, Spokane Washington's Miss Florence had to be one of the most successful and well-loved. After all, she had the job for almost twenty years. This was somewhat unusual as most communities that broadcast their own version of Romper Room saw a change in hostesses every few years. Miss Florence was kind enough to share some of her experiences on the program.

Romper Room Spokane WaAfter doing Romper Room for 19 years, I certainly do have some special memories.

One incident happened on the very first show I ever did in Spokane, WA. on KREM TV. In those days, 1958, the show was live and in black and white. I was so nervous when the show began that I hardly knew what was happening. As I was doing a live commercial at my desk for a certain toy, a cute 5 year old boy came over to me, leaned his elbow on the desk and said "Mom says that stuff sticks to your clothes."

Romper Room Spokane WaI was stunned and thrown for a loop. No one prepared me for a event like this. Somehow I kept on and then he said, "Mom says that stuff sticks to the rug too." I wasn't experienced enough to know what to say to the kid and still kept on with the commercial.

As the kid was about to give more testimonials as to what his mother thought of the product, an astute camera man finally,gently pulled the kid out of camera range as I continued on. To this day I do not remember how I talked my way out of that one. After that show the TV audience probably wondered how I ever got the job. I was wondering myself.

Romper Room Spokane WaAnimals, live, on the 'Animal Friends' segment always surprised and delighted me and the children... and I do mean surprised.

On one show I did, by now in color and taped at KHQ TV, a parent brought two nice pretty white rabbits. The children and I were seated on the floor around the cage. I lifted the furry creatures from the cage onto the floor so we could see them better and suddenly one rabbit jumped on top of the other one. I couldn't believe my eyes. The children giggled and thought it great fun.

Romper Room Spokane WaI knew that I'd better get them apart. After all, this was a children's program. So first I tried carrots. That didn't work. Then I tried to physically separate them. I was scratched and kicked for my efforts and that didn't work either.

 

Romper Room Spokane WaI don't know how I got through that five minutes of Animal Friends, because I couldn't stop laughing. Even the cameras were jogging up and down. After the show, I was called into the office and told, "No more rabbits, Miss Florence. No more rabbits."



Romper Room Spokane Wa All the children were precious.
On one show, a sweet looking five year old boy came onto the set holding the hand of a beautiful four year girl and said to me, "I think you should know we're in love."

I just stood there looking at them and what I saw was that indeed they were in love. I could hardly keep my eyes off of those two for the whole show. They were totally loving toward each other in every way.

From those two, I learned that love can happen at any age...even at four and five.

Since that time I've worked on a Cruise Ship as an art auctioner and also conducted a seminar called, Fine Tunning Your Life. That was great fun. For several years I sold advertising for the official Guide Book of Washington State. Am now working as an Elder Care Advisor and am very proud and excited to report that my children's book is just ready to come off the press.

 

Romper Room Spokane WaHere are some video clips from Romper Room starring Miss Florence from the 1970s:

The opening of the show

An example of the patience it took to be a Romper Room hostess

Miss Florence with the kids

The end of the program
with the Do Bee and the
famous 'Magic Mirror'

Romper Room Spokane Wa

You need :
Real Player
For video
it's free!

 

 

Romper Room History
Romper Room Memories
Romper Room Around the USA
Tribute to New York City's Romper Room
Romper Room in Spokane, WA
Romper Room in LA
Romper Room in Pittsburgh
Romper Room in Virginia
Romper Room in Phoenix
Romper Room in Jacksonville, FL
Romper Room in Chicago

Romper Room in Arkansas
Romper Room in Birmingham
Romper Room in Rockford, Il
Romper Room in Memphis

Romper Room in Portland, Maine
Romper Room in New York

Romper Room in Boston

Romper Room in Chesterfield, MO
Romper Room in Charlotte, NC
Romper Room in Baltimore
Romper Room in Evansville IN
Romper Room in Witchita
Romper Room in Hawaii
Romper Room in Harrisburg
Romper Room in Cleveland
Romper Room in Orlando
Romper Room in the UK

 

TV Kid Shows

 

TVparty is Classic TV on the internet!

PR4 & PR5 Pages for ads - CHEAP!

TELEVISION FOREVER - TV Shows on DVD Reviews,
DVD releases you might have missed!

Classic TV Shows on DVD

News Regurgitator - Political News Links

Dark Shadows

Please consider a donation so we can continue this work!

Carol Burnett Show on DVD

 

Christmas with The Rat Pack

Classic tv Commercials on DVDclassic tv cartoons - Fractured Fairy Tales on DVD


Everything you're looking for is here:

Shop Amazon's New Kindle Fire

Las Vegas Legends

Obscure 70s music & more!

 Miss Florence's book
Miss Florence has written a WONDERFUL children's
book that you must read!
Order it now!

Access our Classic TV Catalog Now!

Winky Dink on DVDAfter School Specials on DVD

TV Commercials on DVD Peabody & Sherman cartoons on DVD

 

Lost Kid Shows / Movie Stars on TV / Saturday Morning Shows / Video Vault / Classic Christmas Specials / Fabulous Fifties / Unseen Scenes / Game Shows / Requested Forgotten TV Shows / The Super Sixties / The New * * Shows / 1980's Wrestling / TV Blog

TVparty! Classic TV
Classic TV on the Internet!

TV's Embarrassing Moments / Action Shows of the Sixties / TVparty Mysteries and Scandals / Variety Shows of the 1970s / The Eighties / The Laugh Track / 1970's Hit Shows / Response to TVparty / Search the Site / Add Your Comments

TV Kid Shows

Classic TV Commercials / 1950's TV / 1960's TV / Punk Book / / 1970's TV / TV Games / Honey Boo Boo / Lucy Shows / 2012 Emmy Awards / Classic Cars / John Wayne / Gene Roddenberry / Rockford Files / Sea Hunt / Superman on DVD / Toy Gun Ads / Flip Wilson Show / Big Blue Marble / Monty Hall / Carrascolendas / Mr. Dressup / Major Mudd / Chief Halftown / Baby Daphne / Sheriff John / Winchell & Mahoney / Fireball X-L5 / Mr. Wizard / Captain Noah / Thanksgiving Day Specials / Disney's First Christmas Special / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Amahl & the Night Visitors / Holiday Toy Commercials / Lucy & Desi's Last Christmas Show / Joey Heatherton / Fat Albert / The Virginian / Bewitched / Death of John Wayne / 1974 Saturday Mornings / Chuck McCann / Rudolph Collectables / Shrimpenstein / Local Popeye Shows / New Treasure Hunt / 1966 ABC TV Shows / 1967 TV Shows / 1968 TV Shows / Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes & Baby Doll / Fridays / TV Moms / Red Skelton / Star Wars / KISS / Lancelot Link / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Wonder Woman / Classic Comic Books / Andy Griffith / Cher / TV Shows on DVD / Outtakes & Bloopers / 1967 TV Shows / Romper Room / ABC Movie of the Week / The Goldbergs / Daws Butler Commercials / Saturday Morning Commercials / Captain Kangaroo / Chicago Local Kiddie Shows / Boston Local TV / Philly Local TV / NYC Local Kid Shows / Amos 'n' Andy / Electric Company / Bette Davis / Judy Garland / Christmas Specials / Redd Foxx / Good Times / Sitcom Houses / What's Happening! / Winky Dink & You / Sonny & Cher / Smothers Brothers / Commercial Icons of the 1960s / Soupy Sales / The Carpenters / Route 66 / Bozo / The Carpenters Christmas Specials / Local Kid Shows / Death of TV's Superman / Wonderama / Sesame Street / Bob Hope Specials / Little Rascals / 1980's Retro Gay T-Shirts / 1980's TV Wrestling / Fess Parker / Howdy Doody / TV Blog / Lost In Space / Pinky Lee / 1980's LA Punk Rock / Alex Toth Book / TV Terrorists / Irwin Allen / The Untouchables / Carol Burnett Show / Batman TV Show / Green Hornet / Today Show History / Our Gang / Doris Day Show / 1970's Commercials For Women / Bill Cosby in the 1970s / The Golddiggers / Lola Falana / 1970s TV Shows / David Bowie on TV / Hudson Brothers / Jackie Gleason / Hollywood Squares / Match Game / Bob Keeshan / Gumby / The Flip Wilson Show / Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour / The Bobby Darin Show / The Richard Pryor Show / George Burns / Lucy's Lost Christmas Special / Classic Christmas Toy Commercials / Cricket On The Hearth / 1950's Holiday Shows / Amahl and the Night Visitors / A Christmas Carol on TV / The Yule Log / Celebrity Commercials / Rudolph / Movie Posters & More! 

Match Game on DVD Time Tunnel on DVD Afterschool Specials on DVd The Love Boat on DVD Groovie Goolies on DVd Fractured Fairy Tales on DVD Sky King season 2 on DVD
Looking for classic TV on DVD?
Tarzan TV show on DVD