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“Buffalo” Bob Smith of Howdy Doody fame increased his TV exposure with this NBC series, using the cast of his morning radio show.
Between his patter, the show presented a “Memory Quiz” with studio audience members and songs by tenor Clark Dennis and the Honeydreamers, a three-man, two-woman vocal group led by Lew Anderson (later to appear as Clarabell on Howdy Doody).
Smith’s heart attack on 5 September 1954 led to bandleader Skitch Henderson substituting for him and NBC switching the timeslot.
But the show held little appeal without Buffalo Bob at the helm and folded within a month.
Smith – born Robert Emil Schmidt in Buffalo, New York – died of cancer on 30 July 1998.