Discovering the lost 16mm episodes of
The Rootie Kazootie Club created by Steve Carlin
Rootie Kazootie was a boy “keen on sports” who played his “magic kazootie” and wore his signature baseball cap with the over sized bill turned up. Life-sized human characters included host and “chief rooter” Todd ("Big Todd") Russell, and the non-speaking policeman Mr. Deetle Dootle, played by John Schoeopperle in 1950 and by John Vee thereafter.
Puppeteer Paul Ashley controlled his movements, along with those of the “great Mexican catador” El Squeako Mouse, while Naomi Lewis supplied their voices. Lewis also provided the voice of Rootie’s girl friend Polka Dottie. Frank Milano provided both the actions and voices for their spotted canine companion Gala Poochie Pup and for arch-villain Poison Zoomack, who constantly tried to steal Polka Dottie’s polka dots and the magic kazootie.
The show was performed live in front of a studio audience of schoolchildren, who were also active participants. They joined in singing the theme song proclaiming "Who is the boy, who is full of zip and joy? He's Rootie Kazootie!" at the beginning of each show.
THE ROOTIE KAZOOTIE CLUB running time 30 min
It’s a trip down memory lane when any baby-boomer can relive watching “The Rootie Kazootie Show”. This sing-along-and-play-games-with-the-kids show first aired in September of 1950, created by Steve Carlin. Great contests to win a Schwin bike, and records from RCA.
Watch a complete episode of
The Rootie Kazootie Club
The Rootie Kazootie Collection
You'll have a chance to read all these classic books,comics and coloring books
Listen to Rootie Kazootie 45 RPM Records
Visiting the storage room of Steve Carlin the creator of the Rootie Kazootie show to see the condition of the puppets, props, memorabilia and films. Steve was starting to have Alzheimer's and his memory was failing so I got very little factual information.
Read some Rootie Kazootie Golden Books
Click: Cast Photographs
Click: Rootie Memorabilia
Click: How I discovering Rootie Kazootie
THE ROOTIE TOOTIE THANKSGIVING DAY SHOW
This is the first hour of the three hour live special transferred during the analog era off the 16mm kinescope from the show’s creatore Steve Carlin.
This broadcast was the only time that the Rootie was known as Rootie Tootie, and his dog was called “Nipper” here because of the RCA record company sponsorship. (RCA later dropped the show, and the dog was renamed Galapuchie). The show was done live from what we know as Radio City Music Hall, but which was known in those days as the Centre Theatre at Radio City.
Rootie Theme Song
Rootie Quiz Contest win a Schwinn Bike & get your Secret Kazootie Ring
THE ROOTIE KAZOOTIE CLUB 30 minutes
Rootie Kazootie trying to get Poison Zoomack to return his Magic Kazootie. It’s with his Kazootie Poison Zoomack has started trouble by stealing Polka Dottie’s famous dots from her dress. Great Gala Poochie Quiz Contests and song include: The Crock dial Song; Western Song; Me and My Gal, Shine away your Blues and more.
ROOTIE KAZOOTIE Sings IRVING BERLIN ‘Oh, How I Hate to get up in the Morning’.
Rootie friend Blinkity Blink.
Rootie Kazootie Theme Song
Officer Mr. Deedle Doodle.
Rootie Kazootie End Credits
El Squeako the Mouse
Rootie Kazootie girlfriend Polka Dottie.
Rootie Kazootie villain Poison Zoomack
THE ROOTIE KAZOOTIE SHOW and THE SILVERCUP “live” BREAD COMMERCIAL
Rootie Kazootie and his dog Gala Poochie Quiz